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What TV to buy?

Before buying it is important to determine where the TV will stand, what equipment will be connected to it, and whether you have access to digital TV

It is advisable to choose in advance a place for an electronic "family friend", unless, of course, he wanders from one room to another (and so it is). Based on these prerequisites, you can roughly determine the choice of a TV for the house.

Surely you have already staked in the room for a new TV. Now it remains to choose the device with the appropriate dimensions. When choosing the size, you need to take into account the estimated distance to the viewer. For an option with a standard 4: 3 aspect ratio, the diagonal is the distance from the TV to the eyes divided by 3 or 5. For a digital model with a 16: 9 screen, the length of this gap should be divided by 2.5 or 3.

TV with kinescope
Advantages of such models is a low price (from 2500 rubles) and a great durability. Cons: image quality is average, flickering picture, large body and considerable weight.

Liquid crystal models are now in great demand. And no wonder, because their positive aspects are obvious: stable clear image, no flicker, low power consumption, low weight and high screen life - more than 6 thousand hours. Minus: all viewers should be compactly placed in front of the TV, as the quality of the picture changes as the viewing angle increases. In addition, with time, individual pixels can disappear. LCD TVs are now sold in many online stores, for example, TVs in Gomel (Belarus) can be purchased at

Traditionally, a plasma TV is the main component of a home theater. Pros: perfectly transmits halftones and contrast transitions, a huge number of reproduced colors, image perception (unlike LCD) the same at any angle, a smooth change of frames. The main drawback of the plasma panel is the extremely high price. From time to time, such displays have a slight distortion of colors and the appearance of broken pixels.

Frame frequency
If you do not take into account the kinescope model with a sweep frequency of 50 Hz, for most modern TVs this parameter ranges from 100 to 120 Hz. The higher the frequency, the more realistic the image will look.

For technical reasons, a really good sound can only be produced by TVs with a diagonal of 25 "and a sweep frequency of 100 Hz." If you plan to equip a home theater, the presence of stereo sound in Dolby format is a must. "Well, if there is an opportunity to watch as a demonstration on a DVD movie that you know well and can evaluate the presence or absence of distortion of sound.

Image Quality
Typically, a TV store is located in a semi-basement or simply darkened room. However, the screen, pleasing with a beautiful image in the dark, in sunlight or under artificial light can fade completely. Sometimes sellers go for the trick, exposing the minimum brightness for new TVs and the largest - for stale models.

The main criterion is the image quality after pressing the button on the Standard button. Try playing with brightness, chroma and contrast from 0 to maximum and vice versa. And you will immediately see the characteristics of this or that TV with your own eyes. Accordingly, you do not succumb to colorful advertising from the mouth of the seller, and you yourself will understand how to choose a TV for the house.