Purchasing a New Flat Screen — Picking the Perfect Format
So, you just purchased a new home or at least a home new to you, and it’s time for a new flat screen. Which flat screen is best? What size is best? We’ll review your options and provide some food for thought as to how you might optimize your viewing pleasure.
Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a new TV.
Plasma, LCD, or LED — Which Format is Best
Without getting terribly technical, we’ll review some key considerations:
Technically speaking, an LED TV is also an LCD TV, as the screen on both is a liquid crystal display. Compared side by side, LED TVs generally have better black levels and contrasts than their LCD counterparts. Color accuracy is also slightly better on an LED TV. While LCD TVs are excellent, the LEDs have a slight advantage.
Without question, LED LCDs are the brightest TVs you can buy. Plasmas just aren’t as bright. That said Best Consumer Reviews recommends plasma as the best buy today.
LEDs use less light to display its pictures and are designed to produce a better-quality picture while using less power than LCD or Plasma models.
In this category LCD appears to be the winner, however, strictly on a price/size ratio Plasma offers an advantage.
Plasmas range in size from 42 inches to roughly 65 inches. LCDs and LEDs can scale from a few inches to as much as 90 inches. Arguing which size is best is the subject of countless debates.
Our advice is to do your research and determine where your flat screen will be mounted to determine which works best for you. Good shopping.