Audio + Visual Tech

Buying A New TV For The Home

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There is a point in every man’s life when he decides he wants to get a huge and ridiculous television.  Even though it is quite simple to visit a local store and buy the best one they offer, most get more of what they truly want when they do a little looking around beforehand.  Even though the most expensive TVs will often provide the best picture quality, they often do not have the features that less costly televisions have, which reduces their usage potential.  Taking a look at some of the common features that today’s TVs have makes the choice much easier in the end.

First of all, it is important to know what every modern TV should include.  The latest technology, which has drastically improved picture quality, uses an LED bulb array instead of one large fluorescent setup.  LED bulbs provide a much whiter light than their blue tinted fluorescent counterparts, and they are also much better for a person’s eyes, since they do not produce harmful UV rays.  The best LED TVs use a lot of bulbs behind the screen, and they dynamically dim and brighten based on the content to bring out colors and drastically improve contrast ratios.  Besides having as many inputs as possible, a huge advantage to having one of these TVs is having an optical audio out.  This greatly reduces the work that goes into switching between sources, since it eliminates the need for a receiver that needs to change sources along with the television.

What Is Required And What Is Not

Most other features are optional, and will or will not be present based on what the person wants to do with the TV.  Internet applications are commonly found on sets today, but since most Blu-ray and gaming consoles offer the same functionality, they are often never used.  Edge-lit designs are great for TVs mounted flush against a wall, but this effect can be very distracting with some brands.  USB is similar to internet applications, but this is usually much more useful for quickly viewing pictures or home movies on the TV.  There are a huge variety of features, and looking at some of the most popular TV sets will help the person decide what is best for them.

Along with a new TV, a few other things are needed for the best setup.  A surround sound system is absolutely necessary in every situation to get the best sound quality and effect possible.  Home theater chairs are also very popular options, since they offer comfort and convenience that cannot be obtained with any other seating setup.  Other home theatre furniture can be used to decorate the place and provide surfaces for extra functionality (especially if the area is used for more than movies), as well.  Whichever way someone goes, it is important for him or her to consider his or her specific needs for the home theater.

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