I recently wandered through a store and suddenly my eye was drawn to all the LCD HDTVs that were on display. I just had to wander over and take a closer look and I was amazed at what I saw. The quality of LCD TVs is now simply amazing with the latest advances in technology bringing in wider screens and greater resolutions. There was a time when an LCD TV with all the features was considered a luxury item but not any more. So what choices are available to you and at what price?
I have said that I was surprised at how much better these LCD HDTVs are compared to the TVs that were around only 2 or 3 years ago. The overall dimensions are smaller and thinner, but the electronics that goes into them continues to get more complex. With so many manufacturers, styles and sizes, it can be daunting to choose the best one to get. Certainly when you are faced with a vast array of screens in a store it can be difficult. You do after all want to make sure you get the very best value for your hard earned cash.
Point number one to consider is the size. The screen size is the diagonal measurement from top corner to the opposite bottom corner in inches. The size you choose should primarily be chosen according to the distance from the TV that you will be watching from. Your budget will also determine this. The most popular models are around the 46-inch mark as these are ideal when you are anything from 4 to 12 feet or so away from the screen. Most LCD HDTVs can be wall mounted but it is worth checking this. Being able to mount the TV on the wall is a great way to save space although many people like to use the stand or cabinet to stow Dvds.
You'll want to be buying a 120Hz and 1080p LCD HDTV. These are the refresh rate and the resolution respectively. The higher refresh rate allows you to watch fast moving action with the highest possible quality pictures. Regarding sound, most LCD TVs have excellent audio reproduction and there is little to choose between them. Each manufacturer also includes a range of additional features and you will have to decide which of these you think are useful. For example the enhanced game playing features would suit many people, the ability to watch and transfer pictures and videos from your PC is another feature that some wouldn't be able to be without.
I have found too many models to go into details here but if I am asked to name the best models that are currently available, I would say the following. For smaller 40 inch screens I would rate the Samsung LN40C630 and Samsung LN40C650. At 46 inches there is only one choice, the Samsung LN46C650. Moving up to 52 inches, I would probably go for the Sharp QuadPixel LC-52LE810UN and Sony BRAVIA KDL-52NX800. The top 55 inch LCD would include the Sony KDL-55HX800 and the Samsung UN55C8000. At the high end, (60 to 65 inch), I would certainly recommend the Panasonic TC-P65S2 65-inch and the Sharp Quad Pixel LC-60LE810UN 60-inch.
Whatever model you choose, while quality and the number of features has increased, prices have still come down and now is the best time ever for purchasing a top quality LCD HDTV.
You Can't Buy Any Better Than an LCD HDTV