High-Definition Television (HDTV)
Know your options when purchasing a high definition televisionHigh-definition Television (HDTV) has moved to the forefront of television media. In fact, next year all broadcast networks will be mandated to transmit their signals digitally, a format that requires a high definition TV. While the broadcasting mandate will primarily affect home consumers, business customers will also benefit from switching to a flat screen HDTV, which will maximize space as well as allow for high-quality applications.
With the sudden saturation of high definition television equipment on the market, a great deal of research is required for choosing which HDTV television will best suit your needs. Among the factors to consider are:
1. Whether to buy an LCD or plasma HDTV television;
2. Whether to go with a trusted name brand high-definition television or a value model from a lesser-known name;
3. Which HDTV features are most important to you; and
4. Where to purchase your high def TV, and what warranties or level of service come with it.
Decide between HDTV plasma television and HDTV LCD television
Learn the different features and conduct brand research to find a reliable model at a good price.As HDTV becomes more commonplace, more companies are producing high definition television models. As a result, there is a wider variety of HDTV's on the market, including some from lesser-known brand names. In many cases, these models can be just as good and reliable as brands with a more established reputation. All HDTV's offer a selection of features, including different aspect ratios and the number of inputs on the TV. Some HDTV's have built in speakers, while others require an external sound system to be attached. Know what your needs are, especially as far as audio and video inputs, when selecting your high-definition television.
Purchase your HDTV from the right place.These days, it seems like almost everyone is selling high definition televisions. As a result, it's tough to decide where to buy your new HDTV. High-end dealers specializing only in A/V equipment will likely offer a wider array of services, ranging from installation to service. Traditional electronics retailers may not give you as personal an experience, but will have better prices and a more diverse selection, especially of value brands. No matter which way you go, find out what kind of manufacturer's warranty your HDTV comes with, and what warranties and services your retailer will give you.
- Make sure you cover all the bases when looking at the type, brand, and features available when buying an HDTV, as product differences vary greatly between brands and models.
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