One of the most important parts of your home theater system is the television. This might seem obvious, but with so many different kinds of televisions on the market, choosing the right one is not as easy as you might think. The two things to pay attention to when buying a television are the shape and the size. In order to watch movies in their original widescreen format, as intended, you’ll need a rectangular shaped television, not a traditional square one. When it comes to size, you’ll want to go with the largest screen possible. Most recommend not going less than 27 inches. The distance between the viewer and the screen should be around three times the screen size in order to have optimal viewing. Determine where the television and seating will be laid out in your home theater so you can calculate this appropriately. Regardless of what television you choose, make sure to measure it so you know it will fit through your door. Below are some of the different kinds of televisions available today.
Did you know that old-fashioned cathode-ray tube sets have some of the sharpest pictures around? In addition, they are cheaply priced now that slim, flat-screen televisions have taken over the market. There are even flat-screen cathode-ray tubes that eliminate the distortion you can get due to the curved edges of older models. Most of these can display DVDs in their widescreen format, but these televisions can be extremely heavy, which makes creating large screens on televisions like this unpractical. Most of the largest cathode-ray tube televisions are no more than 40 inches.
Then there are rear-projection and front-projection televisions. Rear-projection televisions offer the most screen for the money, with up to 80 inches available. They product good quality in a slimmer package and remain fairly inexpensive. One drawback is that the picture could appear obscured if you are viewing from an angle. Front-projection televisions give you virtually unlimited screen size – however, they can be quite expensive. They send the picture across the room to a screen like a movie projector.
Plasma screen televisions are light and thin so you can hang them on the wall. They are pricy, but newer models are sharp and bright. Whenever you watch a traditional broadcast, you will have to deal with vertical bars on each side of the picture or use the screen-fill function. Remember that high-definition television is a type of signal that carries a more detailed image and surround sound information. Most televisions now are available in models that are HDTV compatible.
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