How To Select The Best HD TV To Buy
This is the right time to do so, if you're thinking of buying a HD TV. A HD TV or high-definition television uses the digital signals broadcast by television networks and stations. As a result it delivers quality image with CD sound that results is every bit as good as a 35mm movie, with CD sound quality.
Connectivity is a factor to be considered before you make a buying decision. Can you have multiple hookups connected directly to your HD TV without special equipMent? A HD TV usually has multiple HDMI inputs and at least one PC input. Some are equipped with as many as 4 HDMI inputs. A rooftop antenna that is compatible with HD TV is worth buying, and in the case of a satellite system, one that's designed for use with HD TV.
What kind of sound package do you want with your home theater system? This could prove to be one of the trickiest components to deal with. Most HD TVs are equipped with great sound quality and are compatible for connection with home theater systems.
There are various types of HD TVs.
One is HD-ready; it displays standard-definition programs on its own, but needs a digital cable/satellite box to get other digital channels.
Another is integrated HD TV which has an ASTC digital tuner built in and, if connected to a roof antenna, it doesn't require additional equipMent.
A third type, Digital Cable Ready DCR-or Plug-and-play, can Plug a digital card from a cable/ satellite company directly into TV. HD TV-ready sets get their high-definition images either from an external source like a cable box or a satellite receiver, or from a separate digital tuner (these start around 0) that you hook up to an antenna.
There are several levels of HD resolution; 1080p is the high end. The vast majority of HD content, including cable and broadcast programming, will be below1080p for years to come. Normally 720p is acceptable.
An anti-reflective screen is the best option, shiny screens, under normal lighting, will reflect. As far as screen size is concerned consider the recommended distance of viewing before splurging on 84-inch set.
Is your HD TV small enough to be moved? If not, don't try to move it. Trying to move could cause severe injury to your back, neck, shoulders or legs, as well as compromise the unit itself.
Never move, mount or install your HD TV on your own; let a professional technician do it, for you. That way, you can prevent it from getting damaged in transit.