Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Best Plasma TVs

Plasma TVs are the hottest thing in home entertainment, offering a crystal clear image with high quality resolution. The monitor is often less than a few inches thick, so it doesn't need as much space as its traditional counterparts. It uses less electricity than a regular television and, unlike the old CRT TVs, there is no image disturbance if the monitor is placed near large speakers.

But with so many plasma TVs on the market, how do you know which is the best one to buy? Firstly, you should decide on your budget. Knowing how much you have to spend will definitely be a good place to start. Plasma TVs generally start at around $700.00 and can go as high as $4,000.00, so it's important to know what you can afford before you start shopping.

Once you've worked out how much you want to spend, you need to decide whether you want your new plasma television to consist of more than just a plasma display or if you want it to have a TV tuner, as well. The pricier plasma TVs will have a tuner attached to it, while more modest versions will have a separate tuner box. Some models will come with their own speakers, allowing you to listen to your favourite programs, in Nicam stereo.

You should also try to make sure that the model that you choose runs quietly. Some models are known to be very noisy, because they often rely on fans for a cooling system, which can ruin your home entertainment experience. The good news is that many new models have been re-designed so that they do not need fans.

With the proper planning, you should be able to find the perfect plasma TV to fit your budget, which will last you for years to come.

Tom Ace is the founder of Plasma tv Resources a website providing information on plasma televisions

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Plasma TV A Big Screen For a Little Room

One of the biggest drawbacks of the big screen television is the space needed for the television set itself. The plasma TV technology has made it possible to incorporate a big screen television into a small room. To understand how this change came about, briefly consider the difference in technology between a traditional television set and a plasma TV.

For the majority of time that television sets have been used as part of the home entertainment system, the television picked up a analog signal sent out by a broadcaster. That signal was analyzed by the television set and cathode ray tubes lit up the screen of the television. Thousands of tiny pixels make up the screen of the TV set in three colors - red, blue and green. Combinations of colors gave different hues as seen in real life and the result was a movie that (as nearly as possible) duplicated what we see in the real world. Digital television systems have increased the quality of the picture though many signals are still in analog form.

The plasma TV uses a different kind of technology for producing the picture though the reception is the same. In the case of the plasma TV, the pixels are lit up using something very similar to a fluorescent light. One of the biggest advantages is that the plasma TV technology uses much less space than the cathode ray tubes. This means that the plasma TV is only a few inches thick as opposed to the tube televisions that were large, bulky pieces of furniture.

This means that a smaller room that might not have been suitable for a big screen television set before could now have sufficient room. Because the screens are flat, you are also not dealing with the distortion at the edges of the screen and don't really have to be directly in front of the plasma TV to get a good view.

Tom Ace is the founder of Plasma tv Resources a website providing information on plasma televisions

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Plasma TV Be Aware When Buying Online

A plasma TV may very well be the next step in your home entertainment future and the potential sources for the purchase of a plasma TV have never been better. Because a handful of retailers have jumped on the plasma TV bandwagon and started offering these televisions as part of their home electronics line, the cost of a plasma TV has never been lower. The fact that the technology has become well-established has also helped lower the cost of the plasma TV. So where do you go to find great deals on plasma TV sets?

Any retailer or wholesaler that offers a good array of home electronics likely has plasma TV sets in stock or has a source for them. For many people, purchasing from a local retailer is literally the only option they'll consider because they want to check out the set in person. While the cost has started dropping, a plasma TV still represents a major investment among your home entertainment components and you may be playing it safe to shop where you can actually see the set you are about to buy.

For other people, shopping online is a great way to do comparison shopping. You can find several online sources of home electronics that will allow you to conduct side-by-side comparisons of various plasma TV models. While you can do almost the same comparison by shopping retail stores in person, you might find that a side-by-side comparison makes your shopping easier.

Online shopping for the plasma TV of your dreams could net you a great deal, but don't overlook the fact that you're likely going to be paying shipping on top of the cost of the plasma TV. That cost might or might not be sufficient to kill the savings of purchasing online over that from a retailer in your area.

Tom Ace is the founder of Plasma tv Resources a website providing information on plasma televisions

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Finding the best plasma tv

Plasma televisions are one of the hottest products on the market today. But with so many retailers, how do you know where you can get the best plasma television? Here are some things you should know before you before you commit yourself to the purchase.

Firstly, deciding where to buy your best plasma television is not as easy as it may sound. You will need to think about where you will go- will it be a traditional store, located around the corner, or will you get a better deal at an outlet store for a major nationwide retailer? To complicate the choice further, you now have hundreds- if not thousands- of online shops to choose from.

If you decide to buy your best new television from a 'brick and mortar' shop, you should first shop around the neighbourhood, comparing prices, to get the best price. Don't forget to check whether the retailer is an authorised dealer, as this may become important down the road, if you need to return the item, or have it repaired. There are generally two types of these shops: Those which are warehouse-type stores and smaller specialty shops.

The larger retailers may be the best place for you to purchase your plasma television, as they usually have the best prices. It's important to remember, however, that the staff that are employed may not be that well-versed in the products that they are selling and the quality of service can sometimes be very poor. If you know exactly the brand and model of the plasma television that you are looking for, then a smaller specialty retailer might be best for you.

Searching for that perfect deal online can be somewhat more difficult. While the prices are usually lower, you don't have the luxury of being able to see the product and sample its picture quality. And, more often than not, the great prices are usually offset by the costs of shipping and handling.

Buying the best plasma television should not be a stressful experience if you know where to shop.

Tom Ace is the founder of Plasma tv Resources a website providing information on plasma televisions

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