Gimmicks to Avoid When Buying an HDTV

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Buying a tv

TV prices are dropping and now, more than ever, is the best time to get an HDTV. With new technologies for TV coming out each year, you want to get the best technology for the best price. Don’t fall for these gimmicks that can have you opening your wallet and wasting money on your new TV.

Size

Bigger is not necessarily better for a TV – especially if you have a small living room. Know that you must have enough distance from your TV for it to look sharp if you are getting a huge HDTV.

Colors

A new gimmick in some TVs is that they are not just red, green, and blue; but also yellow. Make sure you are able to see the difference and that you are willing to pay for it.

Contrast and Refresh Rates

The HDTV and contrast ratio is important but only up to a point. The human eye can only recognize certain things so even with a super high refresh rate, you may not be able to notice the difference. The contrast ratio is another big spec to look at, but remember that the bigger the number doesn’t always equate to the better TV.

Cables

Also know that you may need to buy cables for the TV, but you can stay away from the high-end cables. The place where you buy the TV will try to sell you Monster cables, but they are not worth the price and you won’t even notice a difference. If you want to save money on cables, just buy them on eBay or Amazon for literally a fraction of the price.

Now that you have the TV in your living room, take a load off and watch your favorite TV shows or movies.

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