HD TV: what to look for

We have to accept the fact that the good old tube TVs are soon to be like the dinosaurs: obsolete. With so many HD TVs now being sold in the market at very competitive price, this can be a good time to start scouting for a new HD TV. However, there are things to keep in mind to ensure that you get the best model for your viewing entertainment
So far the most important thing to consider is CONTRAST. But don’t be deceived by marketing people who would claim their HD TV is capable of something like 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The fact is that there is no way at present to prove such a rate. The best practical way to do this is to check the blacks. By blocking out the ambient light from your view as you watch a dark scene, try to see if there is total black, you would want to consider an HD TV that is capable of the brightest white and darkest black.
The next thing is VIEWING ANGLE. If you watch the HD TV screen from different angles like from different sides, try to determine if there are quick shifting and fading of colors. If there are, then that is not what you are looking for.
Next, check on the MOTION RESOLUTION. This is important for sports fanatic. When viewing a sports event, there should be no image blur anywhere on the playing field. Blurring also occurs in fast motion movies, so do check them as well.
There are other factors to consider before you finally decide which HD TV model to buy. Be sure you look into the crispiness of the picture, color richness and vibrancy, among others. Of course, one of the last things you should consider is your budget.

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