HD TV: features that don’t matter

Buying a new HD TV today can be a really tricky thing. With a long list of specifications and features, it’s difficult to tell one model apart from the rest. Often times these information are actually misleading pieces of useless litters, mostly done for marketing purposes that are aimed to show how feature rich their brands are.
When it comes to refresh rates, or the number of times an image on TV screen is being refreshed, companies tend to overstate the figures. In fact, views would hardly notice the difference between a refresh rate of 60Hz from that of 600Hz. Besides, LCD TV manufacturers have incorporated many internal smoothing features and antiblur functions to deal with issues like screen blurring in fast motion pictures.
Another often discussed issue is screen resolution. It is important to note that HD TVs today support 1080p as the standard value. On the other hand, smaller screens are capable of 720p resolution. The idea is that, like the refresh rate issue, there is not much noticeable difference between a 1080p and a 720p. This is true even if you are watching large screen sized HD TVs.
Lastly is the Energy Star certification. Don’t be impressed when you see this symbol on the HD TV. The truth is, almost all HD TVs today qualifies for the Energy Star certification.
All these features should not necessary create such a big weight when you’re shopping for a new HD TV. If you do, you would only get confused and be tempted to select the model with the most number of features. Because HD TVs come in so many different models and series, it’s only natural for marketing companies to come up with even the smallest piece of irrelevant information to include in the specifications. Be careful when choosing your HD TV before shelling out money.

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