Archive for July, 2011
As companies release more and more models of HDTVs onto the market the consumer becomes bombarded with information and reviews about these new products. There are reviews about new technologies, especially new HDTVs in all forms of media from magazines to websites. The real question is can you trust these HDTV ratings and reviews and where is the best source of information about HDTVs? The following looks in depth at the various media which provides the consumer with information about products such as HDTVs and the like.
The consumer gets bombarded with information from every angle and when it comes to advertising of new products this information comes to us in several different ways. Information about a topic, which in this case is HDTVs, is presented to the consumer through reviews in magazines and newspapers, as reviews from the manufacturer, through relevant websites and forums as well as consumer websites and government or industry consumer ratings. Each of these information sources has its advantages and disadvantages which are important to know when considering the information provided.
Reviews about new products in magazines and newspapers can be limited depending on the publication. In many cases products that are reviewed by this media are sent free of charge for review so the reviewer could have a bias toward this product for that reason. Another limitation with these reviews is that they only sample and review a small number of the products in the range and the product you are looking to purchase may not have been reviewed. The one main advantage with this media is that it is cheap and easy to access and alerts consumers to new products that are on the market.
Information on products from the manufacturer is also another way that consumers can get details about products that they are interested in purchasing. This source can give you most of the technical information however some information provided by manufacturers should be considered bias as they want you to buy their product.
Another source for HDTV ratings is from websites and forums which can provide accurate and up to date information on various consumer products. These sources can be quite useful when searching for individual products reviews and ratings as you can access official web pages or participate in forums with people who have product information. As with most information sources you can’t believe everything you read, especially on the internet however this and the other information sources mentioned will point you in the right direction when it comes to HDTV ratings and reviews.Read More
For people who are about to spend a small fortune on a new widescreen TV it is important to consider a few things before you make that purchase. The first thing that you should be asking is how big should the screen size be and what is the best size for the room that the television will be located. Many people decide on the size of their new widescreen TV based on the amount of money they have to spend however it is important that the television you decide to buy is not too big for the room. There are some simple rules of thumb when it comes to working out how far back from a widescreen you should sit to get the perfect picture and this distance increases with an increase in the size of the television screen.
From the time that television was first introduced to audiences there has been myths in regards to sitting too close to the television screen. It was believed that sitting too close to the screen was bad for your eyes however this is not true with most research finding that sitting too close to the TV screen induces headaches as your brain works overtime trying to take in the whole picture. To remedy this problem it is essential to work out the dimensions of your TV room to ensure that the TV you purchase is not too large for the room.
Another misconception is that bigger is better. This is not always the case as you may experience the problems of being too close to the screen and not experiencing the best picture quality. A TV that is too big for a room also looks wrong from an aesthetics point of view. A widescreen TV that is too large for a room over shadows other features of the TV room and users may find that a large TV in a small room does not provide enjoyment when watching your favourite DVD movies.
Before going out to the local electrical retailer with cash in hand it is important to measure the distance between the viewing area of the TV room to the place where the TV will be located. This measurement will dictate the screen size suitable for this room and hopefully avoid a situation where the TV chosen is too large for the space and room it is to be located in.Read More