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Old July 22nd, 2010, 05:02 AM   #1
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Which TV-set?

I want to buy a new tv-screen for displaying my weddingvideos (and homewatching) at a weddingfair.
Whch "main specifications" determines i'm buying the right set?
Pixel ratio?
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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It's all personal preference. Specs alone don't make or break the product; it's also how you will use it, with what source materials you'll be feeding it and how you personally like the picture quality.

A suggestion; study up on the specs, read some online reviews of whatever set your interested in and most importantly...go and see it in person.

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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #3
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Start off by deciding what size screen you want. This may decide for you the technology (LCD or plasma). Minimum size for plasma is 42"/107cm so all smaller screens will be LCD.

Plasmas are said to have of better blacks & better contrast but also a a reputation for screen burn where static images can become permanent shadows on the screen.

A Full HD 1920x1080 pixel screen is better for HD video.

LCD screens particularly the newer so-called LED screens (these are really LCD screens with an LED backlight) are thinner, lighter & more portable than plasma screens so if you are transporting to a Wedding Fair this might be an important consideration for you.

The price of large screen TVs has fallen enormously in the last few years. Five years ago I bought a 1368x768 pixel 46"/116cm LCD for 3000 (approx $3800) but can now buy a similar size 1920x1080 screen for a quarter of that price.

We recently wanted a TV to demonstrate our videos & bought a 32"/81cm 1920x1080 LCD TV from a local supermarket for just 299. It was a 'no-name' & not a Sony, Samsung or Panasonic but it has a great picture with very good contrast. It is large enough to put on an exhibition stand but with that resolution can be viewed from close up & the HD picture still looks amazing. It is also very light & portable.

Ultimately you need to look at some screens before making you choice so I suggest that you go into a big retailer where they will have dozens on display & see what size & design you like best.
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