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How to Choose the Best 50 HDTV

How to Choose the Best 50 HDTV

Are you currently in the market for a 50 HDTV?  Do you know what you should be looking for when making this very important buying decision?  A 50 HDTV is a big purchase, and when deciding which one to get you’ll definitely want to be informed.  In this article we aim to help you with this decision by outlining a few of the things you should be aware of before handing your money over to the salesperson.

How to Choose the Best 50 HDTV

There can be no debate that the HDTV revolution has begun and is now in full force.  In fact, these TVs have now entirely replaced the old bulky analog televisions altogether.  However, this doesn’t mean that all 50 HDTVs are alike.  Below are just a few of the things you should know:

  • HDTV Ready versus HDTV Capable.  When it comes to buying your new 50 HDTV, you’ll definitely want to make sure the television is “HDTV capable” rather than “HDTV ready.” “HDTV capable” means that the television can both receive and display a high definition picture.  “HDTV Ready” indicates the television can indeed receive a high-definition signal but cannot always display that signal.
  • Screen Size.  If your heart is set on a 50” HDTV, you should know that the measurement which manufacturers use is a diagonal measure from one top corner to the bottom corner.  This information is necessary, especially when room space is a bit of an issue.
  • 1080 versus 720.  You may have noticed that some of the televisions you’ve priced indicate a resolution of 720p, while others offer 1080i.  This refers to the picture resolution and can make a huge difference in your viewing experience.  Experts suggest that for larger televisions, including a 50 HDTV, you should always spend the extra money for 1080 resolution.
  • Audio.  While most 50 HDTV televisions come complete with their own audio system, they may lack a bit in sound quality.  To receive the full audio benefit of your new television it would be wise to consider adding a separate Dolby surround sound system.  It’s a good investment and will vastly improve your viewing experience.
  • Connections.  For smaller televisions it really makes no difference whether you use the HDMI connection or “component connection,” but with a 50 HDTV you’ll want to make sure it can be hooked up with HDMI.  This will not only improve the picture of your television but the sound as well.  Note:  Most HDTVs do not come complete with an HDMI cable.  This will have to be purchased separately and can cost anywhere from $20-$100.

Where to Find a 50 HDTV

The 50 HDTV is a very popular television and can usually be found almost anywhere televisions are sold.  This includes:

  • TV an Appliance Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Value Stores
  • Online Television Outlets
  • Online Auction Sites
  • Private Sellers
  • And more…

For the very best shopping experience, and to ensure you buy the perfect 50 HDTV for you and your family, refer often to the list above.  A little time now can save you a whole lot of money and aggravation later.

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