Plasma Advantages over LCD:
- Better contrast ratio and ability to render deeper blacks.
- Better color accuracy and saturation.
- Better motion tracking (little or no motion lag in fast moving images)
LCD/LED Advantages over Plasma:
- No burn-in of static images.
- Cooler running temperature.
- Increased image brightness over Plasma, which makes LCD/LED TVs better for viewing in brightly lit rooms or rooms with glare.
- Lighter weight (when comparing same screen sizes) than Plasma counterparts.
What is the difference between an LCD TV and a LED TV?
An LED TV is still an LCD TV!
LCD TVs use backlighting. In a traditional LCD TV this is via cold cathode fluorescent lights. In a LED TV LEDs are used for backlighting. This results in the LED TV being thinner with better brightness and contrast than a LCD only TV.
What is the difference between HD Ready and Full HD?
Screen resolution - HD ready is 720p, Full HD is 1080p. The more pixels the higher the resolution and the better the picture.
This indicates that the set is capable of displaying a high-definition picture that is provided from some tuning device or set-box that is external to the set itself.
HD ready TV’s cannot display high definition TV, it can only display at a slightly higher screen resolution than conventional TV. So if you play full HD media on an HD ready TV you will actually *lose* image quality. It'll still look better than a conventional TV, but not a patch on full HD.
HDTV – High-Definition Television
HDTV offers wider pictures with greater detail and the clarity of motion pictures and has a significantly higher resolution than traditional formats.
HDMI – High Definition Multimedia Interface
The High-Definition Multimedia (HDMI) is a connection system for digital video and audio that transmits signals, without deterioration, to achieve very high audio and video quality. HDMI carries a full 1080p signal to connect digital sources such as set-top boxes, Blue-Ray Disc players, personal computers, video game consoles, and AV receivers to compatible digital audio devices, video monitors, and digital televisions.
There are 5 requirements to enjoy the HDTV experience:
- A UHF aerial
- An HD capable digital terrestrial receiver
- An HD capable Television (at least 1280 x 720 resolution)
- An HDCP compliant input
- A HDMI cable
How do pixels affect your TV picture?
If you move up really close to an electronic image display and use a magnifying glass, you can see the tiny individual squares of red, green, and blue "pixels" (short for "picture elements") that comprise the image. The pixels are actually square or rectangular in new technologies like LCD, Plasma and LED TV’s. The smaller the pixels, and the more of them there are distributed vertically and horizontally across the face of the screen, the greater the "resolution" or detail we will see in the image.
How many Pixels?
LCD, Plasma, and LED TV’s are all "fixed-pixel" displays because the panel has a predefined and fixed number of pixels in its display format. Knowing the number of pixels in each direction (horizontally and vertically) will tell you how sharp an image it will produce, as well as whether it will display a true High Definition TV image or only Standard Definition, both of which are part of the new digital TV standard. The pixel count will also affect the cost. Lower resolution costs less; higher resolution costs more, sometimes a lot more. And don't make the mistake of thinking that just because a TV is labeled "digital" means that it is capable of producing a high-definition picture. Within the new digital TV set of standards, there are three levels of resolution permitted: Standard (SDTV), Enhanced (EDTV), and High Definition (HDTV). Resolution may sound like a hard concept, but it simply means showing more detail in an image.
How does Hz affect your picture?
Hz means Hertz. They are defined as cycles per second. This would mean the number of times per second the TV refreshes the picture. Since most broadcasters only use 30 frames per second no matter what the content, the higher Hz might not make a difference and wouldn't be worth the added money.
But TV size matters as well. In 37" or smaller, it’s a lot harder, if not impossible, to see the motion blur problem. Some people are very sensitive to it and notice it in smaller sets, but I think a lot of people don't. So that's why most consumer and guru guides will tell you it’s not worth paying for 120Hz or 240Hz unless you break 40", and more so 50". But some gamers will swear by it and want in sets as small as 32".
As mentioned above, the higher a Hz refresh rate is, such as 120 or 240 Hz, the smoother the moving image becomes, which is terrific for sports, NASCAR and video games.
What is Ultra High DefinitionUltra-high-definition (UHD) television, also abbreviated UHDTV, is a digital television display format in which the horizontal screen resolution is on the order of 4000 pixels (4K UHD) or 8000 pixels (8K UHD).
Therefore, 4K UHDTV has roughly four times as many pixels as conventional HDTV (high-definition television), and 8K UHDTV has roughly 16 times as many pixels as conventional HDTV.
What is a “Smart TV”
Smart TV is the new catch-all term for internet TVs. For many new TVs this means access to a collection of apps, an app store for adding more, web browser and access to home network files all rolled into one interface.
To do all this, the TV has to be able to connect to the internet. This is done by plugging into your broadband connection via an Ethernet connection. Most internet TVs plug into a router using an Ethernet cable. However, if your router is too far away (and is wireless ready) you can also connect to it using Wi-Fi. This comes built into some newer TVs but if your TV doesn’t have it, you can usually buy a Wi-Fi dongle.
What is Motel Lock Capability?
It allows you to “lock” certain features such as the menu, volume etc… so that visitors cannot fiddle and change the TV set up.
What does “Freeview” mean?
Freeview is the digital replacement for free to air analogue television. Freeview HD broadcasts using UHF frequencies and allows viewers to watch some programmes in high definition, which means a better picture quality. Freeview is also available in standard definition via satellite.
If you live in the coverage area for the Freeview HD service, you will need to have either a television with Freeview|HD built in or Freeview|HD receiver (set top box). A UHF aerial is required to receive Freeview the HD signal – but many homes already have this kind of aerial. This means you can receive digital TV without having to buy Freeview boxes or new TVs.
NZ is going digital – what does this mean?
Going digital is a new way of receiving your TV signal.
A digital signal can carry more information than the old analogue network, which means it delivers better picture and sound quality. It also lets broadcasters offer more channels and a range of new services like on-screen TV guides.
Analogue is the way that we have received television signals since television began. The old analogue television network will be progressively switched off and replaced with a digital signal between September 2012 and November 2013.
What is the warranty period on LG TVs?
- 12 months for LCD & LED TV’s
- 12 Months for Plasma TV’s
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