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There is a lot for the consumer to know when it comes to choosing between the different types of widescreen TVs that are currently available on the market. Recent advances in technology have made the choice more complicated especially for those who consider themselves as technology challenged. Widescreen TVs are currently available as Plasma screens, LCD screens and also LED screens. To help you decide which of these televisions is the best choice for your place below are a few tips and some information which may make this decision easier.
Plasma TVs have been a favourite with the consumer mainly because these TVs were the first on the market when LCD was still catching up. Choosing a plasma screen TV gives the viewer a few advantages especially when it comes to things such as contrast ratio and refresh times. Plasma screens have excellent depth and contrast ratio with brilliant dark black colours as well as white contrasts. This makes these TVs great for watching movies that have dark scenes and the fast refresh times make these televisions suitable for content with fast moving scenes such as a car chase or fast moving sports such as football or motor racing.
LCD TVs have developed a lot since the first of these TVs was released on the market. These TVs were first widely used for things such as computer monitors as the LCD screen is excellent for still pictures which appear sharp and clear on these TV screens. These TVs will still give you a great picture while watching sports or fast moving movie scenes it just won’t be as good as the plasma. One area that the LCD TV wins is with the power consumption. The cost of electricity is one of those topics which seems to get discussed a lot and some of these widescreen TVs use quite a lot of electricity. When comparing the two plasma and LCD it is the LCD TV that is the cheaper to run as it requires almost half the power of the plasma screen.
The third type of widescreen TV available on the market is the LED which is basically a step up from the LCD TVs. This technology is still very much in development however you can purchase LED TVs but they are quite expensive. The best option currently is to determine what content you will mostly be viewing on the TV and then decide between a Plasma or LCD TV.Read More
The new Watch Online service at LOVEFiLM is a great way to keep up to date with all the latest TV & films. There are hundreds of titles to choose from, so get searching and you are sure to find some old favourites in there somewhere. You can watch LOVEFiLM on your television and play and pause when you feel like it so no missing crucial moments when you pop to the bathroom or fancy another brew.
The film studios have a lot of control over their most precious films, so prices can vary and new releases are often restricted but LOVEFiLM have done their utmost to ensure an affordable and fast service that never fails to satisfy. This is a revolution in watching films & TV and you no longer need to leave the house to stock up on DVD’s, this is so much more convenient for busy people with jobs and children. Now providing the entertainment and the ability to watch tv online is just a few clicks of a mouse away.
LOVEFiLM has a number of other advantages on top of all we have mentioned so far, you can stream up to three films or TV programmes at once meaning you can play films for all the family without the worry of any arguments. Keep everyone happy with this inspired option from LOVEFiLM and you can watch your favourite films in peace if you so wish! At this stage you can’t watch films offline but anything online is instant so there’s no waiting around for hours before you can settle down in front of your chosen title.
If you have technical questions, the helpful folk at LOVEFiLM are ready and willing to lend a hand when it comes to streaming direct to your internet enabled television. Just visit LOVEFiLM.com for further details and you will find all the answers to your questions and discover setting this up is easy as lights, camera, action!
With the price of living steadily increasing and the pressures faced by families to have enough money to pay bills and living costs it is no surprise that people will shop around to find the cheapest TVs on the market. As with many items that are purchased for the home, a TV can be up there with the more expensive items that consumers buy so many people invest a bit of time in researching and deciding which TV is best for their situation. For consumers who are willing to do the work, there are quite a few places that you can visit both online and in person and find great deals on all types of HDTVs and accessories.
One of the best places to find cheap TVs is warehouse clearances and factory direct companies. These places may have loads of stock or only a few types of TVs however the prices will be a lot less than what you would pay retail. These places also sell demonstration stock or stock that is slightly damaged which is heavily discounted but still works and looks as good as new. The only downside of shopping at these outlets is they may only have limited or no stock so these places can be a bit of a lucky dip.
Another great way to get a cheap TV is to wait for a manufacturer to launch a new model or a new line of TVs as they will tend to mark down the model that it supersedes. The savings on the older models can be substantial as retail outlets try to move old stock. The only down side to this is the model of television you are getting may have less features and non of the newer technology of the new TV however the savings should more than make up for this.
For people who love to find a bargain on the internet then your best bet is online auction or clearance sales. Purchasing a TV online can provide huge discounts and also provide you with many options for size and brand. Online shopping for televisions can be a great money saver however it is important to only deal with reputable websites to save on the hassles associated with online purchases.
There are many different ways of finding the cheapest TV both online and in person it is just a matter of deciding what type of TV you need and start looking.Read More
The Vizio company has emerged as the front runner when it comes to the manufacture and retail of low priced flat panel HDTVs. After only a few short years on the market the Vizio low priced HDTVs have dominated the American market by marketing their product with prices well below most of the competition. So the next question is just how good are these LCD HDTVs and is it a case of buyer beware or a great bargain for people looking for a cheaper alternative to the very expensive LCD HDTVs available from other more popular brands. One of the most popular HDTVs in the Vizio range is the 47 Inch Truled LCD HDTV.
From the moment that you open the box this TV appears to be everything that you want from a flat panel HDTV. The Vizio 47 Inch TV has all the styling and attention to detail that you would expect from the more expensive brands and is sleek and stylish with a huge screen. This model is only available in black which shouldn’t worry you at all as it is stylish enough to suit any home or office. The TV also comes with an equally stylish blue tooth remote which features a slide out key board and all the connections such as power and chords to other devices are located on the back, out of sight for a tidy appearance.
As well as the huge screen size at 47 Inches this HDTV also has a huge list of features, all of which are featured on many of the more expensive televisions of this size. The Vizio TV is full high definition with over 2 million pixels providing a clear and visually stunning picture quality. The TVs are LCD and use a backlit LCD display making the picture resolution excellent and the refresh rate of the picture is equal to most of the more expensive TVs in this size range.
Apart from the excellent picture quality these Vizio TVs have a huge 170 degree viewing angle and two speakers that will fill even the largest of TV rooms with crisp clear sound. These TVs are also able to be connected to the internet using the various Vizio applications allowing the user to stream movies, listen to music or browse the internet. These TVs also come with a comprehensive warranty period which is important especially on electrical equipment.Read More
A new sleek black plasma or LCD Television is a must have for many Australian households especially as many of us are upgrading before the switch is turned off for the old analog TV signal and digital becomes the only signal broadcast. Moving from analog to digital is easy right? Just head down to the electronics store pick a size and model of digital television that you like and install in your TV room. Easy right? No unfortunately it is a little more complex than this and in a case of consumer be ware it is important to do a little research so that you get what you pay for and also purchase a television that suits your room and your needs.
Before you purchase a new HD TV it is important to have a little knowledge about what you are going to buy so that you don’t make an expensive mistake. The following are a few important ‘need to knows’ that will help when making your final decision and television purchase.
To ensure that the television you purchase is a genuine HDTV it is important to know what the difference is between a HDTV and a non HD TV. The easiest way to do this is to consider the number of pixels that make up the television picture. A television with 1280 x 720 pixels and above indicates that it is a genuine HDTV and anything below this number will generally be an EDTV with a lower resolution.
If you are looking to buy your new television through a retail outlet and you are going to be spending some time in the show room it is important that you do a little research before the shopping trip. Consumers who rely only on the information that a sales person gives at the store is taking a gamble and may not get the right size or type of TV that is best for their situation. Another great idea for people who are shopping for a television at retail outlets is to take a copy of your favourite movie DVD and have the shop person play the DVD on televisions that you are considering. Playing a DVD which is fast moving and full of contrast can show you how good the picture can be and help you decide on which television the purchase.
One last thing that you need to check with HDTVs is the built in tuner. Purchasing a TV that has an in build tuner allows the consumer TV to receive the digital signal of many of the free to air channels currently available.Read More