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WHAT SCREEN SIZE DO I NEED?

You need to consider the size of your TV room and the distance between your couch and TV. Sitting too close to a large screen can distort the picture just like sitting too far from a small screen.

We suggest sitting back a distance of 2.5 times your TV size. E.G. If your TV is 42 inches (106cm), you should watch from approx 265cm away.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLASMA & LCD?
WHICH IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Plasma TVs contain many gas cells which electrically turn into plasma to create the picture. Each cell can switch on/off individually to create faster refresh rates and response times. They usually have a glass/gloss finish, giving the picture more depth but can also reflect light in bright rooms.

LCD TVs contains liquid crystal and a florescent lamp backlight to create the picture. The backlight is always on which produces richer colours and a brighter picture. LCD TVs usually have a matte finish which prevents glare in bright rooms but can restrict viewing angles.

LED LCD TVs- Use Liquid Crystal Displays with LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) to produce an image on the screen (LCD with a newer/better LED edge-lighting). LED-LCDs are brighter, use much less lenergy and create clearer pictures with better control of colour and contrast.




PROS

  • Better blacks/darker images
  • Faster refresh rates & response times
  • Wider viewing angles

CONS

  • Glare in bright rooms
  • On average, uses more electricity than LCD




PROS

  • Better bright colours
  • Uses less electricity
  • No glare (great for rooms
    with a lot of natural light)

CONS

  • Less detail in dark images/colours
  • Can blur fast-moving images





PROS

  • Most energy efficient TV
  • Superior contrast ratio
    i.e. better blacks & colours than LCD

CONS

  • Generally More Expensive


I WATCH A LOT OF SPORT, DO I NEED A SPECIAL TYPE OF TV?

For fast-paced action movies or watching the footy grand final, it's best to watch on a TV with a fast response time and refresh rate. If the refresh rate is 100hz, then the TV is digitally refreshing 100 frames per second. This reduces lag/blurring around quick moving images. Plasma TVs are usuallly recommended for sport-lovers as it's a faster technology bringing the image to the screen.


WHICH IS BETTER FOR VIDEO GAMES?

LCDs bright pictures and rich colours make it ideal for gaming and creating a sureal atmosphere.


WHAT DOES FULL HD MEAN? HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT FROM HD?

Full HD TVs have approx twice the number of pixels (dots on the screen) as HD TVs. More pixels mean more detail and a clearer picture. Full HD TVs have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is the number is pixels on the screen. HD screens usually have a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.


WHAT IS BLU-RAY???

Blu-ray is the next generation of DVD. A blu ray disc plays your favourite movie in Full HD. It can hold up to 50GB of information as opposed to 4.7GB on a DVD. This means far superior picture & sound quality. Blu-ray discs can only be played in blu-ray players. BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN YOUR DVD COLLECTION IS USELESS! Blu-ray players can play DVDs and even upscale the picture quality so they look their best on your Full HD TV.



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