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HDTV is here for good. With prices anywhere from a few hundred dollars up into the tens of thousands, it is important to do your analysis and find a fair review. Even though the sales representative at your local radio shack is perhaps a good guy, you can regularly find some great HDTV deals on the Internet as well if you know what to search for. You need to know things like the sort of HDTV you want, which resolution you desire, what inputs the TV has, the right viewing angle, and the best contrast proportion to get. If all that makes you confused be sure not to let it. I'm here to assist in making sense of all the tech jargon and find the right television for you.

Most likely you are a digital cable TV or satellite customer. Either way, the very first thing you want to do is find out what kind of HD channel lineup your cable or satellite supplier delivers. Many major digital cable service suppliers like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, and Cox have great high-definition channel packages with some great specials and rates for new subscribers. Dish Network and DirecTV have the satellite picture take care of through similarly robust HD tiers. Your cable and satellite provider should have nearly each HD channel currently broadcast on hand, but confirm just in case before you buy a new HDTV.

Once you have gotten a great high-definition channel deal from you cable or satellite supplier, you will need to judge whether you need to go with LCD, LED, plasma, or projection. Rear-projection based HDTV's are based on the oldest technology and often have lower resolutions, contrast proportions and viewing angles. I usually recommend staying away from rear-projection HDTV's, but if price is an enormous hurdle you'll be able to find some very good deals on rear-projection TVs and you can at least get in the high-def universe. If your budget isn't as prohibited, most HDTV's made today are LCD based. There's wide range of LCD HDTV's available but for the top picture focus on TV's that have a 1080p resolution and keep away from 720p screens. These numbers refer to the screen resolution and determine how sharp your picture will be. 1080p is the best and suggested for almost everyone. You will find some HDTV's that have a 1080i resolution. Even though it's usually a better picture than 720p, the "i" in 1080i suggests that it's an "interlaced" resolution which is not as smooth or clear as a 1080p "progressive-scan" picture. However , if you find a big discount on a 1080i HDTV, the price difference may justify the slightly lower picture definition. Plasma screen HDTV's were the 1st high-res TVs which truly made everybody see what a difference an HD picture made. The 1st plasma TVs made, though, were exceedingly pricey costing thousands of dollars. Now, with competition from LCD HDTV's, the costs have come down significantly. Both plasma and LCD screens have benefits and disadvantages over one another and often it comes down to your own preference. LED HDTV's are the newest technology in the market. LED screens are LCD's that incorporate LED back-lighting to raise color range and contrast ratio while reducing energy usage. Of course they cost more than standard LCD HDTV's and are aimed at those attempting to find the most recent and best. For TV connoisseurs, though, LED's offer the best picture and the narrowest profiles you can currently order.

After you've concluded which HDTV format is right for you it's time to examine the tiny features and ensure the television you are pondering buying has what you need. Ensure the HDTV's you're taking a look at has all of the connections you want. These include audio and video input/outputs and PC connections. Next, read the small print for the TV's greatest viewing angle. This is how far you can be from the side of a television and still watch a clear picture. The bigger the viewing angle the better the HDTV and the more places in your living room you can enjoy the picture other than directly in front of it. Lastly, take a look at the HDTV's contrast ratio. This is a benchmark of how dark the dark colors are and how bright the light colors are. Ideally you desire a high contrast ratio, but because each manufacturer may use a different method for figuring out the ratio you typically have to decide for yourself by having a look at the picture. Avoid TVs that produce blacks that appear grey or whites that are lifeless and lack "pop".

Even with all the confusing selling hype the final analysis is HDTV is fantastic. Costs have come down significantly during the last couple of years and now you can buy a huge television and easily stay under the $1500 price mark. But if you do not know what to look for you can get burned with a poor picture with faded out colors. Hopefully my article has helped you know exactly what to go looking for when you head online or to the electronics store for a new TV. When you get the right HDTV it will forever change how you watch TV.

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