Your Home Theater System Bible

LCD Flat Panel TV: Its Advantages and Disadvantages

LCD Flat Panel TVWhen planning your home theatre, a number of considerations need addressed relating to the audio and visual elements of the set up. One concern would be the type of television that would complement the design. Plasma, LCD, flat panel, rear-projection – these are terminologies that we hear as we start to understand the differences in this area. The most common televisions being purchased nowadays are the plasma televisions and LCD flat panel TVs.

There are a number of advantage and disadvantages of buying a LCD flat panel TV that one should take note before deciding to purchase one. While a LCD flat screen requires lesser space and electricity, still they certainly are not for everyone.

Following, are some of the essential facts about LCD technology as well as some tips that will help you in making your decision. You should also keep personal considerations in mind, and always ask specialists in this field for their opinion if you are still not sure of what to buy.

Advantages of LCD Flat Panel TVs

1. LCD flat panel TV sets have the most options available when it comes to how they are installed. If you decide to have this with your home theater, installation can be as simple as placing it on a standard television stand, or you can opt to mount it on the wall. Most LCD flat panel TVs are aesthetically pleasing as they are sleek and thin. They would fit in well with any home theater set up, and are relatively lightweight as compared to other televisions; hence they can be moved quite easily.

2. An LCD television set is also considered to be good long-term TV investment as it can run for 50,000 – 60,000 viewing hours. Furthermore, most modern LCD televisions also support higher picture resolutions and high-definition display options are likewise becoming increasingly available as well.

Disadvantages of LCD Flat Panel TVs

1. As LCD TVs are made up of liquid crystal display, they are much more likely to be damaged if something hits the screen. LCD screens should always be installed by an expert as an incorrectly-installed wall mount will pull away from the wall over time and cause the TV set to fall off.

2. Another disadvantage would be the cost of an LCD television set as it is generally higher than plasma or rear-projection televisions.

3. You should also consider that while high-definition display options may be available, not all LCD flat panel TVs are HD-ready and even if they are, additional components are normally needed to allow HD programming to display on the screen. This usually adds to the total cost of the TV set to be added to the total set up.

Considering these pros and cons, you would definitely need to consider exactly how much you can spend on a television set that will perfectly fit your home theater setup. This is a major decision to make; hence you’d need to be sure that everyone would be happy with the final result.

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Posted on June 26, 2013 by Alphonso Soosay 0 Comments Short URL

Selecting a Video Display for Your Home Theatre System

Selecting a Video Display for Your Home Theatre SystemMan has always been engrossed with anything that has to do with technology. Perhaps the idea of creating something new and discovering the answers to questions that will make life easier make him all the more engrossed with the techy stuff. In the same manner, home electronics has long become a fascinating topic for discussion for both the consumers as well as technology fanatics all over the world. While electronics that deal with daily necessities like lighting, heating and communicating, still, what has been most enticing is that which that has constantly been a part of the home theatre system.

HD technology has produced a huge new surge of components and sound systems that are continuously being re-invented and re-developed. To accompany these technological devices, a good home theatre system requires a fully functioning video display unit that produces vibrant images every time. However, with the number of available technologies out in the market, what would be the best for your own home theatre setup? What variables do you need to consider before selecting one for your home theatre room?

What could be considered “best” would definitely depend on who would be appreciating it. Just about everything—from the big screen entertainment systems to the projector screen can be purchased to enhance a home theatre design. Preferences, nonetheless, are normally given to specific devices for a number of reasons. A number consider one that would give sharper pictures. For others, it may be one that would be easier to work with. Still, others select one that can be easily maintained. Selecting the proper mix of all these qualities will aid one to find the best type of video display to complement a home theatre design.

To start off, let us consider the big screen technology. Normally, home theatres are assessed not only by the quality of the equipment that makes them up, but by the size of the screen that is the main focus in the whole home theater setup. Televisions come in all shapes and sizes these days. However, the widescreen TV sets are by far the kings of the set. The only problem that big screen TVs have faced is the quality of the images that they project. There are occasions that the images would not be as sharp as if it were viewed on a smaller screen, specifically when images are projected from certain angles. With the recent innovations and with HD technology leading the way today, such difficulty was addressed. Big screen TVs now almost always give crisp and clear images. The differences now would now depend on the types of screens.

Plasma TVs are definitely the most appealing of the big screen televisions. With their sleek designs, any home theatre will be looking at its best with one of these. But then again, while style and picture quality that it produces are the best, there are some technical problems that manage to come up with plasmas. These include the connectivity of the set to the other devices that complete the home theatre setup. In case you plan to have a number of output cables to be attached to your TV, you should consider selecting another type of TV set instead, unless you can also have an outside electronic box installed to wire multiple connections as an intermediary. Another consideration would be the cost of this type of video display device, as buying the same size plasma will cost more than bulkier TV type.Selecting a Video Display for Your Home Theatre System

Because of this, some opt to have a projector screen instead, which could also bring a real cinema appeal to the home theatre. A projector can often give the clearest image possible with current technology. However, you would need to know exactly what will work best with the conditions of your home theatre design. There are various color screens that are available in the market, the primary of which are white and grey. White is perfect for a theatre in a windowless room, while grey should be used if there is ambient lighting or sunlight that will affect the quality of the images projected on the screen. There are also related problems with the projector screen technology, however. For instance, there are models that run loud which could be distracting. Another consideration with projector screen technology is that the screen has the tendency to become rather hot, that it can be more difficult to maintain on the other hand.

Moreover, the technology employed by each video display type is also important to look at. A number of people like LCD screens, but others still prefer CRM technology. Perhaps the best resolution you can get is 1080 p, which is rare among plasma screens, but are readily available in other types of video display devices.

Thus, before you select what you think would best fit your home theatre design, you would need to find the conditions that meet your home theater set up and ask the right questions to the seller of the available brands and types available before purchasing one. For a practical home theatre guide, consider this affordable home theatre guide.


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Posted on June 25, 2013 by Alphonso Soosay 0 Comments Short URL