Archive for April, 2009

Price Drop Speculation: A consumer’s version of the stock market.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

The recent speculative news of price drops from major HDTV manufacturers like Samsung, Sony and Panasonic, just to name a few has halted some of us from buying the sought after unit right away. Is the wait worth it? How will this affect the average consumer? First let’s take a general ...

Power Consumption

Monday, April 20th, 2009

If you are shopping for a TV set and are taking power consumption as important criteria when it comes to making your final choice, you may be surprised on how it affects you. In reality, most similar sized flat panel sets, regardless of brand, model, or screen type (plasma or ...

Image Width and Ratio

Monday, April 20th, 2009

How come that on some channels the image seems as it comes from a labyrinth mirror? It’s all a question of ratios. On your old CRT unit the aspect was 4:3, which essentially means that for each 4 horizontal inches your screen would be 3 inches wide. However since images ...

Image Fluidity

Monday, April 20th, 2009

The good old days of standard definition images that offered flawless transition are gone… or not. It all depends on what type of technology your set employs. While CRT’s are the most fluid, DLP and Plasma displays still offer excellent image fluidity. Unfortunately, LCD screens have low refresh rates and slow ...