Now make the best pick across wide array of LCD TVs
Are you thinking about buying a new LCD TV set? Are u cramping through a jigsaw puzzle of terminologies? Don’t know the in’s & out’s of LCD Television resolution, video inputs, CRT, LCD and all the other alphabet soup? Wondering how to translate your needs into a set of features? Is your salesman pitching all sorts of acronyms and numbers and giving you a splitting migraine? If you’re saying “yes” to any of these questions, then here’s what LG IPS has got in for you…a breakthrough from a bewildering LCD TV buying experience. LG’s IPS technology, one of the world’s leading LCD technologies brings to you a cut through insight for all high definition lovers for pick the right LCD TV. Here are some basics to help you make a first-rate choice.
Starting from the basics, knowing that LCD TVs are thin and can be either wall or table mounted. Avoid places over a functioning fireplace and make sure that the table measure is slightly more than the LCD TV’s calculations for ventilation and connection access. One equally needs to determine the right screen size based on your budget and your floor plan. The general rule of bigger being better does not hold true here. A 20-27 inch screen size should be seen from a minimum distance of 2 to 5 feet, 32 - 37 inch displays from 6 to 8 feet, 42-46 inch display from 10 to 14 feet and a 50 inch display from a minimum distance of 16 feet.
Moving on to the technical specifications, LCD flat panel sets have a fixed number of pixels on the screen surface. The key is to get as high a native pixel count as possible. Most LCD TVs 23-inches and up in screen size offer at least a 1280×720 (720p) or 1366×768 (768p) native pixel resolution. These are the minimum pixel counts you should look for in an IPS Panel LCD television. The Buyers should check for scaling where the television’s video processor matches the resolution of the incoming signal to its native pixel resolution, further up scaling the lower resolution signals. The buyers are advised to check for one of the critical specification; Motion Response Time (ms = milliseconds). This is a must check for all the sports buffs out there. It determines the capability of an LCD TV to show fast moving images. A motion response time of 6 ms, 8 ms or 12 ms are all considered satisfactory. Anything lower and all fast moving images will just be a blur. Contrast ratio, or the degree of variation of the whitest and darkest parts of the image, is a very important factor to note. If the LCD TV has a low contrast ratio, dark images will look muddy and gray, while light images will look washed out. Also, don’t get seduced by Contrast Ratio marketing hype. When checking contrast ratio numbers, look for Native, Static, or ANSI contrast, not Dynamic or Full On/Full Off contrast. Also, brightness rating listed as 550 cd/m2 or higher is good, however, don’t get bogged down with the technical number listed, just make sure the screen is bright enough for your needs upon your own visual inspection.
Viewing Angle is one of the finest qualities of a LCD TV. To make the best pick, make sure you can view the image on the LCD TV from the sides as well as from the prime viewing area. LCD TVs typically have a good side-to-side viewing angle, with many going as wide as 160 Degrees, or about 80 degrees from the center viewing spot.
All of these high definition attributes comes in package with LCD IPS ( In Plane Switching) Panel that makes viewing experience different. So buyer, the next time you walk-in to a showroom asking for an LCD TV, let your first pick be LCD with IPS Panel, and rest shall flow.