Saturday, April 26, 2014

What brand of HDTV has the best picture quality and a decent sound quality?

I want good picture quality and decent sound from the on board speakers. 32 inch to 36 inch. I don't need prices but that would help. I WILL be going to best buy to buy it, and they have a bunch of great deals going on for 32 inch HDTV's. I was thinking samsung. Any complaints?

Samsung led tv will be best picture in 32" but is also the most pricey.

What is the best 32 inch HDTV?


I am looking for the highest quality television. that includes sound/picture quality/and the quality of craftsman ship (basically how long this thing will last). Thanks!

Last October I was in the market for a 32" LCD tv for my bedroom. I went on line to Best Buy and read all the customers review who purchased a 32". Panasonic has the best reviews. Look at the screen from an angle and you will notice that some tvs will loose picture quality, while the Panasonic did not. I actually purchased the 37". Go online to Home theater Magazine and read the reviews on tvs. You will notice that Panasonic has a tv recommended in each price category of entry level to the high end. While Samsung, Sony and Toshiba does not (April issue). Other brands like LG, Sharp, Sanyo and Vizio the top other brands did not even get mentioned. If you read yahoo questions, you will notice that 95% of tv problems are from LCD tvs and 95% of those are off brands. Hope this will help you out.

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Best 1080p 32"- 40"hdtv? ?

Q. I been looking for a good 32- 40 inch TV. Has to be 1080p connecting a Xbox 360 to it and maybe a apple TV. Will hang it so which one is the best please put down model number so I can look up unboxings and review. Thank you.

Samsung and LG are good at producing thin tvs. I like LG more though because of other features on their tv (i.e. they have passive 3d which is flicker free and requires light glasses) and because it's cheaper. In their 2012 models, LM6200 has 32" and 42".

HP envy 15 (2012 edition) or Samsung series 7 Chronos?

I am having a hard time choosing between this two laptops. I would use it in video and photo editing and I already know that both of them are capable. (choosing between core i7 models)

But what I want to know is which laptop is the best bang for the buck in terms of design, quality and overall performance.

I cannot make up my mind because some reviews say that the HP envy's keyboard and trackpad are not that great compared to the samsung chronos'. But I really like the look and deisgn of the HP plus the 1080p display.

If you own one or have an idea on either can you convince me which is better?

*I also saw a Pavilon DV6 with 2gb radeon GPU and a blu ray optical drive. Does this really matter a lot?

and if you can recommend other high performance notebooks which fit in this category feel free to suggest.


Bang for your buck. Get the Samsung. It is lighter and smaller and lasts about 30 mins longer according to identical rundown tests. The GPU of both units is nearly Identical. The one in the Envy is just a very minor update. The Chrome 7 is also more quiet. Keyboard and trackpad are better than the ones in Envy.

Now as for the Mediacentric advantages of the Envy. You can easily remedy that with the money that you can save by 1. Buying Kick ass headphones or speakers (Since I doubt that you'll be using the 6 speakers of Envy in public). 2. You aren't seriously considering watching 1080p movies on a 15" screen are you? (buy a HDMi cable and connect your Chrome 7 to you Full HDTV.)

If you want to be cool, buy the Envy. If you want to be practical, buy the Chrome 7.

What was that thing they said about being cool?... oh... Its not what you wear. Its how you wear it.

I hope this helps.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why is there no PAL or NTSC games on the PS3?

Q. i mean the 360 and wii (i think the wiiU also) have pal and ntsc games but the PS3 doesnt, and when i asked about the differences between pal and ntsc they told me that it is all about graphic and nothing else (1 is american the other is european or something like that) and did the PS2 have pal and ntsc games?? (i dont quite remember DX)

and does the WiiU and will the 720 have pal and ntsc?

and thanks

Those answers are either wrong or incomplete......................

Simply because of individual companies policy.

Sony does not allow any regional restrictions on its consoles released after 2006. All publishers must release region free games, while modern consoles of Microsoft and Nintendo still do.

That means PS3, PSP, PS Vita games are all region free.
While for PS3 games they still provide either ( optional NTSC or PAL ) + at least one HD output.

That means if a user use the old type SDTV, he need to do TV matching to the game disc, or graphic problem may occur on certain discs.
If he uses HDTV with HDMI cabled, then no problem. The output uses 720i, 1080p ..etc

In short:
PAL / NTSC on PS3 games stands for output only
PAL / NTSC on WII and xbox , xbox 360 stands for compatibility only ( the connection between game disc and console )
And this compatibility are divided into 3 types ( NTSC-U/C, NTSC-J, PAL ) , NOT 2 types.

In conclusion.
For PS3 games, users need to do matching between game disc and TV if they have no HDTV.
For PS2, Wii, WII U, xbox and xbox 360 games, users need to do matching between game disc and console.
Note: xbox 360 games are a lot different, Microsoft let publishers to decide whether to have to region locked or not, and most of them made disc region free.
Hence, there are lot of xbox 360 games are region free indeed, and do not have this restrictions

People there always got confused with output =/= compatibility, and thought they are same thing.....

xbox 720 compatibility is not yet announced by this date 21 Feb 2013, but its expected to be region locked which is a bad sign. We do hope they still let publishers to decide it like those xbox 360 ones did.

Can I use a digital tv converter box with basic cable?

Q. I know this question has been asked a million times but my situation is slightly different, I think.
Well, I have an HDTV from 2013 and an old HD compatible TV monitor thing from 2004 or so. Basically, I get about 100 channels from the Basic Cable package that I have from Time Warner Cable on my HDTV and on the older TV, I get about 20 of those clear channels and the rest are either gone or all blurry. I think its something wrong with the older TV's tuner, or the lack thereof.
Anyway, I bought a digital TV converter box that has a QAM tuner and some other stuff, it also has an HDMI output which I like. I am wondering, can I use this converter box somehow with my basic cable? The basic cable is just my coax cable connected to the wall and to my TV. Can I somehow use the converter box in between these two to get me the missing channels? Or what do I need to purchase to do that? Thank you.

No, digital converter boxes are only for antenna signals. Cable box signals are different, which is why TV's have the option to switch between Cable/Antenna input via the coax.
One option you CAN do however...

Use the video output of the cable box and put it into the AV1 input, and then just put the digital converter box on the coax part so you can get channels from there. You still have to switch between the 2 sets of inputs though.

If your Time Warner is giving you blurry channels call your cable company, it may be a problem on their end.

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Best Buy Black Friday 2013 question?

Q. Will the Black Friday deals going on this year (2013) at Best Buy also be available through the online store?

There is this Insigna 39" HDTV going for sale for $169 dollars, and I wanted to know if it was possible to avoid waiting in the long lines and purchase it at home.

Best Buy Black Friday 2013
Samsung UN32EH5300 32-Inch 1080p 60 Hz Smart LED HDTV.
Will the Black Friday deals going on this year (2013) at online store with discount codes distributed .
Code Black Friday 2013

From where can I download IIFA 2013?

Q. I have searched many websites but most of the torrent websites doesn't have the complete 5 hours IIFA show?

try this.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How do you know which HDTV's in the store have good sound quality?


I just realized the other day that my brother has a very nice looking 1080p 37" Samsung HDTV, everything about it was great... but the sound quality was crap. I'm in the market for a new TV and was wondering how do you tell whether the sound quality is what you are looking for? When you are looking in the store it is hard to tell which sound is coming from which TV because they are all so close together... Is there a spec that tells you about sound or is there any other trick to figuring out what the sound quality is before you buy the TV? Thanks for your help.

Pretty much all built-in TV speakers aren't going to be very good. This is because they're placed close together, they can't be very deep (due to the thinness of the TV), there's no subwoofer, and there's only 2 of them (so, no true surround sound if you're watching a DVD/Blu-ray.) This generally means that TV speakers are unable to reproduce deep sounds, and tend to sound "tinny". If you try to turn them up, the sound quickly disintegrates into "noise" as opposed to whatever sounds are supposed to be reproduced.

For a TV, the speaker quality should be about the last thing you're concerned with. Heck, I'd be more concerned with the layout of the remote control more than the speakers. After all, all modern TVs can be connected to an external stereo or surround sound system, and I guarantee you that even the cheapest speaker you could buy for that will be far better than what's wedged inside the TV.

If you're short on space, don't want speakers and wires all over the place, take a look at the new speaker-bar sound systems. These are relatively cheap ($200-700, depending on model), easy to set up, and you only have the bar itself visible. The speaker bar contains both the speakers and the receiver electronics so no need for additional components and complicated setup. You just connect your TV's audio output to the speaker bar, and that's it. It should work with virtually any TV, and most also have additional inputs so you can connect the audio cables from your DVD/blu-ray player, satellite/cable box, game console(s), etc. as well.

How can I improve the sound quality on my HDTV?

David P

The sound on my new Samsung large screen TV is very bad sometimes. For sports and news programs, it's fine. But when I play back an hour long drama such as CSI or NCIS, it's very difficult to hear what the actors are saying. The same problem holds true when I watch Blu-ry movies on my Samsung Blu-ray player. Sometimes I have the sound on the TV, which I normally watch at about a 20 level, turned all the way up to 100, and then I still can't make out what the actors are saying. The picture quality on my new Samsung plasma TV is drop dead gorgeous, but these sound problems are making my movie experience horrible. Outside of buying a sound bar or a surround sound system, what can I do to better understand the dialogue in movies? Thank you.

Don't shoot the messenger! Read your owners manual. Samsung tells you these sets aren't built for premium sound. The last set of speakers I replaced in a Samsung, they were $2.97 each. The sound quality sucks on the newer sets. Your forced to "up grade" your sound options ie surround system. Samsung makes a great sound bar. Most customers turn the speakers off and use the sound bar.

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What kind of Antenna for HDTV?

Q. ...just got an hdtv. It picks up some digital channels pixelized with no antenna. I have a few general antennas throughout the house. Will any of these work, or do you need a special HD or Digital antenna?

HDTV uses the same antennas as normal over the air television. The only difference is with amplified antennas, they generally require a higher quality amplifier as the cheap ones for analog television can distort the digital signal more than it improves it. Some antennas that say they're especially for HDTV may be designed to better reduce multipath interference. Your best bet is a directional outdoor antenna, but if you're getting stations even with no antenna, I'd just try one of those general antennas you already have and see what kind of results you get. The problem I had with indoor antennas was that when people walked around in the house it could make the signal go all pixelated. But like I said, if it's strong enough to where you're getting stuff with no antenna, might not be a problem for you. Start with the simplest/cheapest solution first and work your way up.

how to have the picture qualities like in the stores?


when you walk around best buy or fry's and they play the live football game on tv. the picture is clear HD and i was wondering how you can get a picture like that? i have a 1080p tv but my directtv picture is not even as clear as the one in store.
They played it from an antenna so the channel must have been in hd. how can i get a picture like that from an antenna? i have directtv but i dont get pictures like that. do i just need a HD antenna or do i need something else with it?

"..You are probably not paying for HD service from DirectTV"

Xaxom got it right.

You have to up-grade your box and service from DirectTV. You are feeding that TV standard-def which was designed in the 1940's to fill a nine-inch screen.

You might be lucky enough to put up an indoor antenna and get some free ABC, CBS, NBC.. channels in high def.

Do this:

- Type your address into
- It will show you where the TV towers are around your home and recommend the type (indoor, outdoor) antenna you would need to get each station.

If you are close enough to some towers for an indoor antenna, do this:

- Order a "Phillips Silver Sensor - Classic" HDTV indoor antenna for about $23 and a long run of CATV coax.

- Position the antenna near a window or side of the house where it might have line-of-sight to the TV towers. Hook the coax between the antenna and the "Antenna In" jack on the TV.

- Go into your TV setup menu. There is a setting called "Scan for Channels" or some such. Start this process running. It will try to find all the channels from the antenna.

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Looking for customer reviews for Sharp AQUOS LC46BD80U 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV?


Where can I find reviews and opinions online for Sharp AQUOS LC46BD80U 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

Opened in 2006, the Sharp LCD television plant in Kameyama, Japan, includes one of the world's largest roof-mounted solar electricity installations. All Sharp factories achieved green status according to international recommendations that combine economic efficiency, social-mindedness and environmental conservation.

At the factories, cogeneration and photovoltaic power generation systems supply approximately one-third of the total energy used. Combined with an on-site fuel cell system that converts energy without combustion, Sharp has reduced CO2 emissions by 40 percent per year. It's Sharp's goal that by 2010, the emissions avoided through the use of Sharp's energy-creating and energy-saving products worldwide will equal their annual global emissions.

All Sharp products are designed and manufactured to virtually eliminate lead, mercury and cadmium.

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?
HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

* Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
* Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description
Are you looking for the perfect entertainment combo? How about combining a Full HD 1080p LCD with a built-in Blu-ray Disc⢠player? Now your family can enjoy the ultimate in space-saving Full HD video playback featuring Sharp's new Superlucent ASV panel. With optimized display properties, fast response time, and new AQUOS Pure mode, this LC46DB80U provides a stellar picture from disc-to-display all in a single product. For an even better viewing experience check out the LC46BD80U- featuring 10 bit ASV LCD panel and 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced Mode.

Is this a good HDTV to buy?

No. If you are looking at a Plasma tv then look at the Panasonic. Go online to Home Theater Magazine and read the reviews on tvs. You will notice that Panasonic has more Plasma tv being recommended than any brand. In fact the only brand to have a Plasma tv being recommended. In November issue of the magazine it named the Panasonic Plasma tv model VT25 as the best tv for 2010. On 3D, there are only about 25 titles in 3D that is available in the market today and they are animated films. The up coming new release in 3D will only be available if you purchase a new 3D tv, you are also going to need a 3D blu ray disc player and 3D glassed. Keep in mind that not all manufacturer have come to one standard in producing 3D yet, and they are still high in price. I would wait a minimum of one year before even thinking of buying one. Hope this will help you out.

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HDTV With Picture Quality Problems?

Michael A

We got a Samsung 32" HDTV (New Version) but we only have Basic Cable Channals right now (Not HD or Digital) but the channels are coming out blurry or a bit out of picture. Will this change when we get HD and Digital and what do we need to improve the picture or get when we get digital and HD? Also are the Digital all in HD or is it only the HD listed ones? Are digital Channels going to come out a lot better than Basic? Do we need a HDMI cable? DO we need a HD Box and does it convert?

Your picture quality will change for the better when you get HD.

When you get HD you will need to connect the set top box to the TV with either Component or HDMI cable. Component uses the 3 connectors (that are usually marked with red, green, and blue). HDMI is a single cable.

Digital broadcast does not mean HD. The cable company transmit in digital so they can give you more features and/or channels. You will need a set top box that will send HD format to your TV.

You don't necessarily need an HDMI cable to view HD. Component cables can carry an HD signal too up to 1080i which is the highest that the cable company will broadcast. HDMI can carry 1080p which some HD DVD players or HD Video Game Consoles can produce.

Having an HD box is a vast improvement over the standard box, especially if you have a bigger screen.

In the meantime, until you get your HD box, there are a couple minor adjustments you can make to your TV setup. The first is to switch cables if you need to and the second is to check the calibration of your TV.

Switch to component cables if your box has component output. If your box doesn't have component output, check to see if you have S-video outputs. S-video is better than the one yellow RCA looking connector that is called composite. The worst setup you can have is to connect the TV to the box with a coax cable. Step up to either S-video or the 3-signal component (better).

Next, slip in a video test pattern disk. You probably already have one and don't know it. Any DVD with the THX logo on it will have the video test patterns (e.g. Disney's Ice Age 2). Go into the setup menu and choose "THX optimizer". You want to check your set for contrast, brightness, and color. The brightness and contrast are interactive. Think of the intensity of each pixel on your TV as a number from 1-10. If the contrast and brightness is off, you many not get the full range of intensity your set is capable of. The contrast changes the overall range and the brightness offsets it. For example, if your contrast is set too low to say, in this example an 8, you may only be able to display 8/10 of the possible intensities. Setting the brightness up may allow you to see the intensities from 3 to 10 or setting the brightness too low will allow you to see intensities from 1 to 8.

The video test pattern of THX Optimizer shows a white rectangle within a black background. Inside the white rectangle are 8 separate squares of different shades of white. The contrast should be as high as possible while still being able see the 8 separate squares. The contrast is interactive with brightness. The brightness test pattern has 10 shades as well and if the brightness is correct only 7 should be visible, with the 7th just barely visible. You'll have to go back and forth between the two adjustments and narrow in on the correct setting. You'll know you are done when you don't have to tweak either one. Then you're off to do the color. Your set may have a color temperature setting which should be on low or 6500K. Cyan and Magenta should look correct when the color is set right. If you have the $2 filter from the THX website they will look the same when you look through the paper filter glasses (because on a properly setup display both cyan and magenta contain the same amount of blue).

The only compicated part is that each input type (UHF, composite, S-video, Component, and HDMI) have their own unique calibrations. If you use the disk with test patterns, just note what you set it to and change all the other inputs to be similar and check them out - hopefully they'll be the same. On top of that, some sets use different unique calibrations for each format (480i, 720p, 1080i, etc.)

Hope that helps.

picture quality issue with HDTV?

Q. I have a Samsung tv 1080p It's 2 years old. With the antenna I get true can see the mistakes the newscasters made putting on their make up. I dont see it often but it happens now aqnd then. With digital cable I dont get that kind of definition. how can I? Im with comcast

Depends on which year and model your Samy is,, but 1 thing comes to mind,,are you inputting via the incoming COAX round cable from output of the cable providers box?
reason is = HDMI cable needs to be used to attain TRUE best picture is why,..and the simple annoying fact that i learned was there are different Boxes that transmit Hi-Def on all channels avail that can,, but i also needed to PAY additional added cost to receive all of them ,which was hidden in the microscopic info so small a normal 20/20 vision human cant barely actual read without a x3 magnifying glass!

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what LED hdtv should I buy to avoid noticing any Lag whatsover?

Hi I have 2 Vizio HDTV. One is an LED and it is a 120 HZ and it is a 47 inch and the other is an LCD 47 inch one and also 120 hz. Now I am gonna give you a great example. You know for anyone who watches NBC Sunday Night Football and they go to the replay and the NBC Logo comes up to show the replay and after they show the replay the NBC Logs comes up again to go back to Live TV, well this is a great example because I notice somewhat of a lag when that happens and I see like a ghosting effect I guess and I also notice the pixels when that happens. It happens on other channels too but I notice it more on NBC Sunday Night Football. I have HD Directv with HDMI cable. So that isn't the problem. It is crazy because the other night I also watched the game on NFL Game Rewind app on the IPAD MINI and I didn't notice any lag whatsoever during the game. Is this lag or ghosting or whatever you want to call it caused by the response time of the TV or is it caused by the Refresh rate of the TV. I mean both of my Vizio TV's are doing the same thing and I even have a 3rd Sony 60 hz tv and it does it on that as well. So my questions are as follows:

1)Is the Lag caused by the Response Time or the Refresh Rate or what exactly?

2)Why is it on the IPAD Mini I didn't notice the lag?

3)I want the images to be crisp without any lag or ghosting or anything like that. What specifications on the TV should I look for?

4)For a 2013 say tv between a 30 to 39 inch what exact tv model do I look at to not see any lag etc?

5)How about a 40 to 50 inch TV which model should I look at?

6)Do I buy instead a monitor that is like 27 inch or 32 inch with an hdmi with a response time of say 1 ms. Please let me know.

Please answer each of my above 6 questions in details. Thanks.
For the Panasonic Plasma I should get a 1080P right rather than a 720P. The only problem that I have with Plasmas is that the picture is way too dim compared to the LED or LCD TV and I like a picture that is very bright. Please help. Thanks.

It's just a lag based on the distance of the TV and box from the satellite and just the broadcast in general. One of my family members had the same issue they have a 20 inch LED tv in their bedroom and a 32 inch LED tv in there living room. You can hear the TV's echo each other when on the same channel. Next the reason you didn't notice any lag on the iPad Mini is because it wasn't a live stream of it, it was a replay of what happened. So it's not looking for the live feed of the game over the internet, it's downloading it to the iPad's temporary memory just so it can play it through. This really isn't the TV at all VIZIO TV's are great options. This goes back to just DirecTV's ability to get the live video to the satellites and then to TV's across the US mainly. The only option would be to get a 240 Hz or 480 Hz HDTV but I really don't recommend that because those are mainly LCD TV's and LCD is probably the last option you want for a TV. LED is the best quality for a TV and LCD is better for a computer screen image. Overall for TV screen sizes you asked. The Best options are Samsung with there Smart HDTV's, Sharp's new IGZO display HDTV's, then Samsung is always reliable choice for HDTV's

Should I wait for the 2013 50 inch Plasma TVs to arrive?

Q. I need some advice. I am currently looking at the Panasonic TCP50ST50. I can get it for around $875 given the sales, CC discount, and points I have saved up. But, should I buy this TV now, or wait for the 2013 models to arrive. Here are my needs: I cannot go larger than 50 inch. Picture Quality is the number 1 priority. I have surround sound already set up. The TV will be an a basement that has windows, but still a dark room. I will be using it mostly for HDTV, Blue Ray DVD, and some gaming. I have a Wii U so I already have an ability to stream into my Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu accounts. So the questions would be: approx how much will the 2013 50 inch models be? Is Panasonic still the best? And will the new features on the 50" models be worth the extra expense?

You should consider the LED TV, tough the price is higher for that size. I find that the picture quality is better and the newer models are also equipped with a number of features (i.e.3D , direct internet connection, youtube streaming). Wait for the new models to be launched, so that the older models' price will drop. Samsung and Sony are also quite good choices.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

HDTV picture quality?

Gap Face

I got an HDTV a while ago and my friends and I cant tell the difference from my 32" HDTV from my friends 23" SDTV. My HDTV settings are at standard because I dont really no how to make the picture better by custom picture quality. Most people say that should be fine but some tell me I should change it. Also some people say that I should turn down the sharpness all the way down but what should I do for the contrast brightness and color? This HD DVD player is the only HD thing I got besides my cable box and that looks normal to. My HDTV is the samsung LN-S3251D which Cnet said was the best 32" LCD HDTV last year. So what should I do with the settings? My HDTVs native resolution is 720p and the movies I buy have good Picture quality from what highdef digest says. So what should I do?
yes I am watching HD DVDs and also HD channels from comcast

Forget the picture settings...To get an HD picture you must have the signal coming from your devices connected by HDMI OR COMPONENT inputs to the TV set first.

Then your devices must be set to 720P in the video output part of the device's menu.

Then the SOURCE of the actual signal must be an HD signal
Your cable box must be tuned to an HD station and the SHOW must have the HD box showing up on the Guide....

As for the HD DVD player, you must have an HD-DVD disc for HD, and it CAN'T be an old movie converted to HD usage.

All these hoops you must jump thru....sheesh !

But....I PREFER to test HD setup by going to Discovery Channel's HD Theater station...they are the best HD signal to test with...
Especially the the one with the ANTs crawling around or the mountains in them.
There you will see the DETAIL of the small critters and plants.

And it's a quick and easy test for your TV and the Cable signal.

Which LED tv have best picture quality?


Sony, samsung, Lg or panasonic

As far as i see, it depends on which t.v is it. Sony could be better than samsung and panasonic could be better. As far as i see from a site, one of sony's model has the best picture quality. :)


If your talking about which has the best picture quality, one of panasonic's model has the best picture quality.


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Which has better picture quality? LED LCD HDTV or LCD HDTV?

Q. Which has the best picture quality? Is there a marginal difference between the two in terms of picture quality besides dimness? I know that the LED is pretty expensive but more energy efficient, but i want to get the best picture quality when i get my first HDTV next week. I've narrowed it down between these two tv's.
Vizio 42" Class 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV, SV420M


Samsung - 40" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LED-LCD HDTV

I would go to a store that has both and compare them side by side. You should see that the LED has a much better picture using whole screen LED backlighting rather than perimeter CCFL backlighting which significantly raises the cost.

What kind of HDTV is better: Plasma, LCD , LED, etc.?


I want to buy an 40" - 46" HDTV (1080p) for my home to replace my 10 year old 40 " CRT TV. I've seen different types out there: Plasma, LED. LCD. What's the difference and which is considered best (quality-wise). Any references to links that explain the different types of TVs on the market now. I'm just now able to afford getting into 21st century technology and would like some help.

Confused about what type of TV to buy? LED LCD Plasma.. How to choose?

After all, there are so many acronyms and buzzwords to wrap your head around, such as 1080p, 120/240Hz, 24p, HDMI and LED backlighting. Huh?

Along with deciding how big a screen you want (which is usually tied to the size of your budget and the dimensions of your room), the next choice should be between LCD.LCD (LED Backlit) or Plasma â and all have their merits. Here, we'll describe each of these formats, and also point out their shortcomings.


What is it?
lcd tv 120mhzSimilar to your laptop computer's monitor, flat-panel LCD televisions use a liquid crystal display to produce a sharp and bright picture; these crystals are sandwiched between two panes of polarized glass, which are stimulated by an electric current and illuminated by fluorescent tubes housed behind the glass. Some newer LCD TVs, however, use LED-backlighting instead. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, translate to a better-looking picture (see photo).

There are a number of advantages to buying a LCD televisions. For one, with more than three-quarters of all televisions embracing this technology, there is a lot of choice when it comes to manufacturers, models and sizes (13- to 103-inches, in fact). Competition, of course, breeds more aggressive pricing, too, which is good news for the consumer.

Flat-panel LCD televisions are also very thin, light and energy efficient, and are ideal for rooms with plenty of ambient light, which, for example, comes through large windows as they tend to absorb rather than reflect light (reflected light can obscure your view of the screen).

Until recently, LCD TVs didn't handle fast motion images as well as plasma TVs, resulting in a somewhat blurred image. Newer LCD TVs, though, have added technologies such as 120Hz frame doubling (or 240Hz frame quadrupling) to smooth out motion. It's still not as good as plasma, but much better than before. Also, LCD TVs used to have problems showing dark blacks (because a light was still on behind the pixel showing black, resulting in a more greyish hue). Many LCD televisions today use local-dimming with LED-backlighting (see next section) for improved contrast ratios (whiter whites and blacker blacks) - but, keep in mind, this is not an issue associated with plasma TVs.

LCD (LED Backlit)

What is it? Not a Different Type of TV

led lcd tv backlighting backlitItâs tempting to think LEDs belong in a completely separate category beside LCD and plasma TVs, but in reality, an LED television is just a type of LCD TV. The proper term would really be "LED-backlit LCD TV," but that always seems to get truncated to "LED TV" in everyday conversation, perpetuating the confusion.

To understand how LEDs function in an LCD TV, think of an actual liquid-crystal panel as the plastic pegs in a Lite Brite. They hold a translucent image, but without a powerful backlight to punch through and light it up like a signboard, youâre not going to see much. On your old Lite Bright, an inefficient incandescent light did the job, but pretty unevenly. On a typical LCD TV, fluorescent lights provide the backlighting through a special plastic sheet called a light guide that distributes light from a fluorescent tube evenly over the surface of the TV. On an LED-backlit TV, fluorescent tubes are replaced with light-emitting diodes â LEDs â the same technology that probably lights up your digital watch, the buttons on your monitor, and the indicators on your stereo. They can be either situated along the edges of the TV like a fluorescent tube, or arranged directly behind the screen in a grid. But what difference does it make, and why would anyone spend so much money on it?

The Benefit of LEDs

The most obvious reason LEDs have fallen into favor in LCD TVs: theyâre simply more efficient. Although fluorescent lights do a decent job converting electricity to light in the big scale of things, LEDs perform even better. Typically, manufacturers claim an efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent over fluorescent-based sets, which can add up significantly over the lifetime of a TV, especially on larger screens that use more juice to begin with.

LEDs are also much smaller than tubes, even after accounting for the number of them needed to light an entire TV. That means LED-backlit televisions can be manufactured significantly thinner than their tube cousins. For instance, most of the ultra-thin televisions that measured under an inch thick at CES used LED backlights, because they add very little depth to the profile. Though commercial variants arenât quite as dramatically thin as these prototypes, theyâre significantly skinnier than their fluorescent-backlit counterparts, making them some of the most chic and living-room-friendly HDTVs out there.

For home theater enthusiasts, LEDs only matter for one reason: image quality. Because fluorescent tubes mu

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Why are computer monitors of similar size to regular HD television sets so much more expensive?

Q. Is there a real difference in quality of picture? If so, what is it? And if not, why such a huge price disparity?

Yes, there is a real difference in the picture quality between a computer monitor and a TV. In order to display small text well, a LCD computer monitor has a higher density of pixels compared to a TV. For example, a 40 inch 1080p HDTV has 55 pixels per inch. A modern LCD monitor has 200 to 300 pixels per inch. The higher pixel density is more expensive to produce but allows the monitor to display text clearly.

How to get a hd quality picture other than upgrade my receiver?


I just bought a HDTV, but I realize that my DirecTV receiver does not support hd. Is there any way I can get a HD quality picture other than upgrade my standard receiver to a hd receiver?

Using a Blu Ray or HD DVD player, or hook it up to a computer or laptop with HD output. For cable or satellite TV though, you will need an HD box

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Choosing an HDtv for the first time?

Q. my parents are very cheap when it comes to tv's. I came upon on a 42" hdtv for only $400. My parents and i love this price for the size. Its this tv 600hz&cp=1&lp=1

I need to know if this tv is worth my money first before i buy it.
I am a serious ps3 gamer and i want good picture quality.
Is this the right tv for me???

.i have used Panasonic VIERA TC-P50G25 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV which clarity is very good. it is advanced than other.

* 50 inch Viera Full HD 1080p Plasma HDTV with VIERA G25 Series Plasma is the center of
* your entertainment universe
*With VIERA CastTM, enjoy what the web has to offer right on the big screen
*Viera Image Viewer for Image and AVCHD playback

Does this HDTV look good?


Here's the TV:

It has great reviews, lots of features, etc. Please don't suggest some $2,000 TV, because I can only get ones in the $1,200 price range.

You might be one of the few to understand good TV qualities. This is a great TV. Although, I see that you are following the popular LCD trend. You may find good TV's of other type as well. As TV's go, however, this looks phenomenal. I just see that there is no 120 hz speed. This may be good if you want to watch football on your LCD TV, because the 120 hz is meant to solve a motion blur problem common in LCD's.

I have given this answer to a person just looking for a TV.

Two brands are Samsung and Sony. If you are really looking for Sony to match or overcome Samsung's quality, then you may want to get something in the bravia series and make sure it has XBR, because I believe that allows cinematic quality.

A very impressive chip used by HDTV's developed by Texas Instruments is the DLP chip, which provides awesome quality when it comes to reduced motion blur (for you football game) and has great quality. The DLP chip works greatly with the colors it gets and is especially better when you have LED, which uses more environmentally friendly, lasts longer, and gives the best color you can imagine. You can read moer about DLP and its different technologies on (if it is up, because Texas Instruments seems to have a problem with its sites).

Samsung uses the DLP chip. By the way, you can go to and search your specific type of TV (use the model number) and it will give you a very detailed review on your TV. That is how I got my awesome Samsung HLT-5087S. CNet goes into detail and gives specifications. It also has a TV search tool in which you can plug in what you want on your TV.

Now to tackle a big issue. 1080p, 1080i, or 720p? Well, I have a 1080p TV, which will give you the best quality with HD transmission, especially if you have Blu-Ray. But, a 1080p may not do too well with regular transmission channels, although I have seen normal channels on my 1080p TV and have no problem with them. A 1080i TV is not too competitive anymore because a 1080p has the same resolution as a 1080i, and it can much more easily manage movement than a 1080i. A 720p TV may be better if you are only going to watch channels on normal transmission.

When you get a TV, you may also want to be sure that you get at least 2 HDMI inputs on your TV, because as HD gadgets evolve, the HDMI cable will give much better picture quality than any other cable. At least, that is what I hear.

If you are looking at an LCD, make sure that TV has 120hz because it will reduce the motion blur and will be better for a football game compared to a 60hz LCD.

I would recommend that you do not get absorbed into the whole plasma TV gimmick, because it is just hype. You should just do research and see which TV will fit your home best. Do not say that you want a plasma TV and nothing else.

Again, CNet can probably help you in finding the TV matching your desires, because it gives great reviews and specifications, and it has a search tool you can use to find your type of TV. I hope this answer helps and that you get an excellent quality TV.

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How much do hdtv prices drop over a years time?

Q. Hello, I'm planning on saving up for a Samsung LED HDTV. I'd like it to be 55 inches or more, I don't really care to have smart technology, and I'd love for it to be one of the ultra slim ones. It seems for 55 inches I'll be paying about 1100 dollars, for 60 inches its 1300 dollars, and any more than that, they automatically add the smart technology so its 2,500 or above. But I was just wondering how much a tv's price may drop in about a year from now. I've seen that 55 inch LED's used to be 2200 dollars but now they are 800-1200. How much do these prices usually drop in about a year with the new technology?

This is the tv I plan on buying:

It's a tough thing to figure.

A particular model that you like may have a limited shelf-life. Manufacturers tend to make new models in order to keep prices up. Though the price of model 55-123LED (making this model number up) may be $1500 right now...conventional wisdom means that this model should be cheaper next year. The problem is that the manufacturer stops making this model and replaces it with the 55-321LED. Though it is completely identical to the old is a 2013 model and therefore will still be worth the $1500 as a 'current' model.

The best time to purchase last years model is just before/just after the new ones hit the shelves. Stores will cut prices to make room for the new ones. If you wait to long will find last years models hard to find.

A couple of tips for you:
A Good sale can happen anytime. It doesn't have to be Black Friday, Columbus Day, etc. Keep an eye on weekly ads from the major retailers in your well as the online shops. With Price-Matching (which most major retailers offer)...anyone's sale could be a sale for your local store.

Don;t be afraid to ask for a discount. You have to believe that EVERYTHING is negotiable. You don;t have to be rude about it...just a simple "Is there any other way to save money on this TV?" I got 5% off my TV at Fry's Electronics simply by calling the manager over and asking if they're was any way he could save a few bucks (told him I was just a bit short on covering the full cost + taxes). Salesman/managers may know of coupons, etc that can save a few bucks.

Which is the best 32 inch led tv in india 2013?

Q. Hi guyzz!!

i am planning to buy a 32 inch led tv for my new home.
My priorities are :
full hd led tv (1920x1080p)
Decent motion clarity index
sharp and good quality pictures ofcourse.....
smart tv (optional)
stylish with a slim frame

went to a local store he inclined me towards lg32ls series i.e lg 32ls4600 and 32ls5700
Panasonic TH-L32E5D0
sony bravia 32 ex550

i personally like lg 32ls5700
which one should i consider.....
any other options.....

any help will be appreciated :)

Hi christina, LG WRman Sherlock here,

First of all, my recommendation would be too mention your budget range to get the best opinions possible. Now looking at the factors you have listed, the 32LS5700 would be a good choice.

However, if you have a flexible budget then I would suggest you to look at the 32LM6200 as well. The TV is a full HD LED TV with theater-like passive 3D and easy to use Smart TV functions. It has a Motion Clarity index of 400 which will be perfect for fast moving visuals. And the sleek design with the ribbon stand is definitely the cherry on top. Check this link for detailed information for this TV.

LG WRman Sherlock out!

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