When was the last time you picked up your TV remote and said, “I really want a new TV?” If the answer is “last night” then it’s clearly time to start shopping! If it has been a while since you bought a television you’re going to be very pleased with all the great innovations. Even if you’re making an upgrade from a TV you bought just a few years ago, you’re still going to be amazed at how far television technology has come and how affordable a great TV can be.
The very first plasma TVs hit the market about 10 years ago and cost around $10,000. Today, you can get a much better TV for a fraction of the cost. What you’ll want to look at is HDTV and if the set you’ve got your eye on is genuine HDTV. Read the specs: The minimum requirement for a television to be classified as HDTV is with 1280 x 720 pixels. Pixels are the points of light which carry the image. The more points of light, the sharper the picture. If you come across something calls “enhanced definition TV you’re getting a poser.
As for connections, here you also want the latest and greatest. That would be with a HDMI plug in. This type of plug in should not only be on your TV but also your cable box and Blu Ray player. It’s going to give you the highest quality picture and sound.
Next up is the slimness factor. Today, slim is the norm as in a television that is more the size of a painting than a TV. You can still go with a rear projection model which would be easier on the wallet but you might need a squad of movers to get that set into the house. Because of the hours you’ll be spending watching your new TV, forking over a few extra bucks now will be worth it down the line.
Once you have an HDTV you’ll want to upgrade to an HDTV signal. Every delivery system now offers a HDTV channel package. You’ll notice the difference right away. Keep in mind that when you power up your set for the first time, you might need to do a little fine tuning to get the best picture. Of course, will that great new TV should also come a great surround sound system. Those are also extremely affordable.
Before you can welcome the new addition to your living room, you’re going to have to say good-bye to that old set. If it’s truly old, it’s going to be an “all hands on deck” kind of operation. Here is where you would be best served by hiring a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Atlanta to cart off the old TV. While they are at it, they can also drag out anything else you want to get rid of. This is the perfect excuse to get rid of junk in an old room and turn that into your home movie theatre! Just remember to keep an eye on that remote!