In case you’re on the market for a new flat-screen, you might have realized that picking the best one is not as easy as it had seemed at first. That’s alright, most people encounter this kind of issue after trying to get back into the circle on a certain type of devices. Quite a few new bits of technology had made their way into mainstream flat-screen displays during the last two years, and that’s why I’m presenting you with the three features I deem to be important or even necessary to have.
Samsung are well known for making all the parts on their own for their TFT TVs. This unique feature among all the electronics brands have enabled them to take a winning position in the price race. In other words, Samsung TV sets tend to sport a lower price for the same performance, and it’s what I consider to be a strong selling point on their part, hence the bias towards Samsung models.
The feature I’d like you to check for the first thing before anything else is resolution. Manufacturing process for full HD screens has matured to a point where these panels are no longer obscenely expensive to make, placing them closer on the price scale to hd-ready panels. What does it mean for you in case you don’t want the grossly detailed explanation? Full HD screens are capable of displaying 97% more information at the same time than HD-ready ones, and that’s why I suggest you always choose 1920 by 1080 resolution.
The second thing I’d not leave store without is a modern backlight technology in my fresh TFT TV. Samsung LED TV sets are up to 40% more energy efficient than fluorescent lamp backlit variations, which is a lot of money to pass on. Even though LED TVs are slightly more expensive up-front, they make up for it on the long run in the form of energy bills. The long run in this case is really long, considering that LEDs operate for five to ten times more hours than a light tube.
You also don’t want to be missing out on 3D. I know it’s not nearly as important for most people as manufacturers would like it to be, but there is a little fact you probably don’t know about. 3D Samsung TVs, 8 and 9 series in particular, are 240 Hz rated, so their image rendering is more continuous. It’s a whole new experience to watch football on a 240 Hz, and if it’d bother you while watching movies, you can simply turn it off. On top of having the high refresh rate, you gain the ability to step your system up to full 3D when you see the time fit. It’s always better to be future proof than not.
I firmly believe that full HD, led backlight technology and 3D capabilities make a real difference. While diagonal measurement is entirely up to your personal preferences and wallet, I deem these features to be necessary whatever the screen size you had in mind is.