Review Of LCD TVs

By Jonny Sword

In homes across the country, a growing number of families are making the switch from the old CRT televisions in favor of a brand new LCD TV, and just about every family is glad that they have done so. However, the task can seem a little daunting when a consumer first begins to research the different models of LCD televisions available on the market.

A LCD TV is a flat panel television that offers a high definition picture through recent advances in liquid crystal display technology. Basically, these televisions are able to display color images through refracting white light in highly specific ways as it is filtered by the liquid crystals. The shades of these colors is then determined by the amount of light that is passing through each spot of color, also known as a pixel. In recent years, the annual sales of LCD televisions has finally begun to be greater than that of the hefty cathode ray tube televisions of old.

Unless you are particularly interested in learning all of the details of LCD television specifications, you might find that it is far simpler to wrap your mind around the two most important specifications on an LCD television. The first critical specification is the refresh rate of the LCD TV, which determines how quickly new images are refreshed on the display. A high refresh rate insures that there will be a nearly seamless video, while a lower refresh rate can appear clunky to sharp eyed viewers, especially when watching fast moving television content such as sports games or action films.

The picture quality that a solid LCD TV offers is another great reason to consider making the switch to a LCD TV. Although it may be tempting to invest in the highest resolution possible, it is worthwhile to spend some time considering whether you can truly notice a difference between the highest resolutions available and a more typical LCD television. While some viewers can immediately spot the difference, many others find that there is a level at which LCD screen resolutions are so high that it is impossible to tell a major difference between the most expensive models and models of a lower price.

Of course, one of the main reasons that so many consumers are making the switch LCD TVs is the amount of space that a flat panel television frees up in your home. Whereas the standard televisions that most people still have in their homes require a large piece of furniture for the TV to rest upon, LCD TVs can be mounted directly onto a wall within your home. This can really open up a living room area and greatly simplify the visual impact of your home entertainment system.

However, it is important to take the nature of an LCD image into consideration when choosing the right size for your LCD TV. The full benefit of an LCD video image can only be properly appreciated from a fairly straight forward angle, so it is important not to purchase a LCD TV that is so big that it is difficult for everyone in your home to be able to enjoy from a proper angle.

One of the most exciting developments with the newest LCD TVs is a built in functionality that allows the television to log directly on to the internet and provide streaming video and audio content right to your home entertainment center. While their are currently only a handful of content providers that have joined forces with television manufactures on this endeavor, it promises to be the next big step in home entertainment, and the technology is already available for early adopters.

All in all, an LCD television can really change how you enjoy your time with your favorite television content as well as provide some extra interior design options for the living space in your home. By making a couple of easy decisions about just what you want out of your new LCD TV, you will find that choosing the perfect model for your needs and tastes is not nearly as difficult as it might seem. - 29857

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