If you have decided to upgrade your TV and are shopping around but not sure what to buy, consider the following:
- How large would you like the screen?
- Are you looking for a slim or ultra-slim model?
- Do you want to play games and connect to the internet?
- Are you ready to pay more for better picture quality?
- How long do you plan to use the TV for?
You also need to decide if you want a plasma TV, an LCD or an LED TV. While the latter two are more expensive and have later technology than the plasma, there are still many reasons to prefer a plasma TV.
A plasma TV has better shadows and black color. Its picture quality and pixel response time is superior to that of LCDs and LEDs, so it should be your choice if you like watching fast-action sports and movies. The 42″ Panasonic TX-P42V20 and the Panasonic TX-P42G20 are great plasma HDTVs which are best in color quality and slim design. They have accurate colors and crisp motion. Two other plasma screens which have earned good reviews are the TC-P50G25 and LG 60PK950. If it’s value for money you are looking for, then here are three Plasma TVs that won’t break the bank:
- Vizio JV5OP HDTV – the cheapest 50’’ plasma TV
- Panasonic TH-42PZ80V – the cheapest 1080p plasma TV
- Samsung PN-A450 – the world’s first 3D-ready cheap plasma TV
If you are looking for lower power consumption, then LCD TVs should be your choice. LCD TVs are also better than plasma screens when it comes to watching TV under bright lighting and they have a longer life than similar-sized plasma screens. A downside to LCDs is that they are not as good as plasma when watching TV from awkward angles.
Top 3 discounted LCD TVs:
- Samsung LN32C350
- Samsung LN22C350
- Toshiba 32C100
Top 3 best-selling LCD TVs:
- Samsung UN46C7000
- Sony 52NX800 LED
- Samsung UN46C6500
A final roundup of the advantages of each type of big screen:
|Plasma best for||LCD/LED best for:|
|Contrast/black levels||Computer Use|
|Color accuracy in low/normal lighting||High altitude 6500feet+|
|Pleasant light||Lower screen burn-in|
|Fast-moving video||Live Action|
|Production size and cost|
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