Keeping up with the Jones’ is becoming more popular, as the reality of intricate home theaters and entertainment systems have become the norm. Television programs are meant to be enjoyed, and they can be enjoyed even more by using the right technology.
The paths of better television technology are moving in two distinct directions: LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) televisions and Plasma screen televisions are the most developed of the tv posibilities.
There has been some debate over whether LCD screen televisions or plasma screen televisions are better, but it is obvious that LCD tvs are the smarter choice.
Both technologies use flat screen technology, but the LCD picture quality is unparalleled by the plasma screen television. In addition, there is a greater picture resolution. The size of the LCD models are very thin, and save space. The LCD models looking like something from space instead of something on which to watch Something From Space.
LCD tvs are often hung directly on dry wall, as well as in tight squeezes. The range of available viewing positions of an LCD television is exclusively better than plasma screen televisions, and of course Cathode Ray Tube sets. The LCD screen can be seen clearly and cleanly from up to eighty degrees away from the center point. With the LCD tv, almost a one hundred and sixty degree view of the screen is possible. This allows everyone to see in pristine detail when a lot of people are watching together, from crowding around, from catching the last twenty minutes of the game, or at an Academy Awards party.
LCD tv sets use less energy than their plasma screen and CRT counterparts. Energy efficiency can lower electricity bills, and the technology is safer to use. Also, the safety features eliminates the danger of a burn in, a problem with plasma screen models. A burn in is when the components of a television get worked up, and may catch fire or melt.
The safety of the LCD tvs are not their only benefit. If your television will be placed in a room with lots of artificial or natural light, the LCD screen typically does not reflect a glare, making it the best way to watch television without putting strain on the eyes or keeping you distracted.
Those who would have a still or static screen up for long periods of time several days a week, like gamers or businesses, would benefit greatly from an LCD screen. LCD tv's forte is in producing a crisp shape and form, so when fast movement occurs, the LCD does not display it as cleanly as a slower image.
You may have heard the term LED TV when shopping. It is imperative to understand that LED tvs are really LCD tvs, with the same LCD technology as other LCD televisions, but with an LED back light and not a traditional fluorescent back light. These LED tvs may have higher contrast capabilities than their fluorescent sisters, so LED tvs are worth the investment. If you get an LED tv, or the classic LCD standard model, they are great products, and will continue to improve in technology and price as more research and development is accomplished.