LCD Televisions: Everything You Need To Know

By: Alex Bradbury


LCD or liquid crystal display televisions play an essential part in any home entertainment system. Without it, you will not be able to see bright, clear or crisp images to be able to enjoy the show or movie you are watching.

What makes these images look great on the screen is that each pixel is produced by a tiny cell which contains a thin layer of liquid crystal. If you look close enough to the screen, these look like rod shaped molecules that bend light in response to an electric current.

Such technology has been around for years. This is used in watches and electronic games like your PSP. The only difference is that it is a little more sophisticated.

This is what makes LCDís much better than the CRTís which have been around for so many years. With an LCD TV, you get better resolution so even small texts in the bottom are easy for you to read. All LCD televisions only have one optimal resolution. This is because if it is lower, the images will look blocky and jagged.

But aside from that, LCD televisions are worth buying because it comes with a few extras. Some models in the market have built-in speakers or jacks for microphones and headphones. You many even find some that have dual inputs so you can connect two computers to the same monitor.

In some cases, you donít have to plug in a separate device so this can be viewed on your LCD TV since you now use a USB port similar to what you find in your desktop or laptop. If you are concerned about glares coming from the screen, there are accessories that you can buy which will help minimize it.

Perhaps the only drawback of the LCD television is that it has a limited viewing angle. You wonít notice that if the screen is in front of you but if you are seated in the side, you wonít be able to view what is being shown that well.

Fortunately, there is a way to fix that and that is to buy a higher end LCD TV that has a viewing angle of 140 degrees.

People who decide to own LCD TVís should be very careful because the screen itself is very fragile. If there is just one crack, you will not be able to watch anything properly so be sure to extend the warranty that came with the unit since this usually expires after a year.

When you are watching using your LCD TV, position is key. The best way is to set it to landscape mode and then just adjust it to a certain angle. Naturally you canít do that if this is mounted on the wall but this should not be a problem when this is mounted on a stand.

A home is never complete without a television. You will find one or two in every house you go to and if you want to see clearer images, you should trade in your old one for one that is an LCD TV.

LCD Televisions come in different sizes. You can find one with a 32 inch screen to a bigger one that is 52 inches. Because it is sleek, this can be placed in any room so you wonít have any problem with space even if you happen to live in a studio unit.

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Flat Screen TV is a consumer electronics website which stocks the latest plasma and LCD widescreen televisions from the major manufacturers. We have plenty of information and advice for buyers on what to look for when buying LCD televisions.

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