What to do when choosing a diagonal for your TV
Deciding to acquire a modern high-tech TV, we are not only thinking about the authority of the manufacturer, the available functions and the price issue. One of the main questions that we ask before making a purchase is which TV diagonal to choose? This is the main criterion in choosing, and if you do not pay attention to it, you can not pick up a truly optimal option. If the size of the diagonal is not calculated based on your personal preferences and house features, you will not achieve a decent picture quality, even from the ultra-expensive TV of the latest model.
What is a diagonal? In simple words, this is the distance from the two opposite corners of the screen, which is usually measured in inches, and it is to the dimensions in inches you can find on the boxes and instructions. It is worth noting that in most cases on advertising posters and packing boxes the dimensions are slightly overstated. This fact must be taken into account before proceeding with the selection.
Features of the situation in the apartment
So, how to choose the right diagonal of the TV? You need to start with personal preferences. Someone wants to choose a compact model that will not be conspicuous and will be only a minor addition to the interior. Someone prefers to adhere to the principle "the more - the better and gets a huge TV on the half-wall to impress guests and neighbors. But here there are numerous pitfalls.
For example, if you do not observe a balance between the diagonal size and the distance from the viewing point to the TV, even the size of the diagonal of 55 inches will not give the expected effect, and all your money spent will become unjustified investment.
Therefore, before selecting a TV, determine which corner of the room it will be in. The distance from this point of the room to the TV should not exceed 3-4 diagonals. Go to the website of an online store and select from the available list the size of the TV that best suits your chosen distance. By keeping balance between the distance from the viewing point to the location of the TV, you will achieve all the necessary indicators for a convenient and safe viewing of TV:
- General comfort;
- No stress on eyesight;
- The clearest picture without loss of all effects and quality.
This is a simple and effective way to calculate the diagonal size. But do not forget that this system of calculating the size of the TV is common and can not claim the title of undisputed truth. Each person has unique preferences, unique features of vision and his optimal angle of perception. Therefore, we should not exclude the possibility that you will not like the chosen size, and you will have to make an exchange.
Do not be shy to test your purchase right in the store or shopping center, imitating the approximate the situation of your apartment and assessing the quality of the picture from the distance you plan to watch TV at yourself at home.
The second main criterion by which you should choose the size of the diagonal of the TV is its compatibility with the resolution. Today, the most common formats are:
- Full HD 1920 x 1080;
- HD Ready 1366 x 768.
The numbers indicate the number of dots, or pixels, that are available in your TV model. Resolution directly depends on the quality of the image and the clarity of the picture. But before you choose the model you like, you need to calculate the ratio of resolution, diagonal and distance from the viewer to the screen. The higher the resolution, the smaller the distance is required for the viewer, so that without loss of quality and load for the eyes watching TV.
For example, for a TV with a resolution of 635 r and a size of 32 inches, the distance for viewing at two and a half meters is best. But if your TV receiver has a higher resolution (with the same screen size of 32 inches), the distance decreases to two meters. By observing these rules, you will be able to choose the most optimal option for you, and it is guaranteed not to make mistakes when making a purchase.
An additional criterion for choice is the technology of screen production. Each technology has unique characteristics (image quality, contrast, rigidity, size), which must be taken into account if you want to successfully select a TV. The modern market offers its customers such production technologies as:
- Liquid crystal display. The most popular and common option these days.
- The plasma screen. It is the precursor of liquid crystal products.
- Picture tubes. Perfectly familiar to each of us devices, whose business card is an impressive size and weight. Especially popular among lovers of the "old school".
Liquid crystal products are characterized by a beautiful picture and can be produced even with a small screen size. But still there are small flaws, such as problems with the viewing angle and insufficient contrast..
Plasma options are fondly loved by all fans of huge screens. But do not forget about one nuance - screens less than 50 inches are not able to play Full HD..
A television with a kinescope will last you for many years, but as an image, he is not able to compete with the above-mentioned brethren. As though modern technologies of manufacturing were not advertised, and manufacturers of LCD and plasma screens to convince buyers of their outstanding longevity, the kinescope options will forever remain the most reliable.
Which option to choose is a personal matter for everyone. The main thing is not to do rash things and not to take hasty decisions. If you just go on about advertising and loud statements of manufacturing companies, you run the risk of wasting money without achieving the desired result. Quite often it is possible to read responses of dissatisfied buyers who have bought expensive ultramodern technology for crazy money, which later did not justify their hopes.
The whole fault is the lack of an individual approach when choosing - even if the technique fully meets all modern standards, the lack of an individual approach can completely destroy most of the advantages. Armed with all the information in this review, and then you are guaranteed to make the right choice..