30 Inch Lcd Tv

Written by Adam Blau
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When buying a 30 inch LCD TV, it can behoove a customer to learn some extra jargon. Traditional cathode ray tube television sets have become so ingrained in our culture that most people already know the definitions of its relevant terms, such as "cable-ready" or "closed caption-ready." Because LCD screens are a relatively recent technological advance, though, you might need to do a little more research to divine what the various specs on a 30 inch LCD TV mean.

Deciphering the Jargon on LCD TVs

One thing you should research before purchasing your 30 inch LCD TV (or any other LCD television, for that matter) is its brightness. The picture on earlier models of LCD televisions suffered a bit when placed near other light sources. Essentially, you want to make sure that the image on your TV will be visible under a variety of lighting options.

LCD screens also deal with contrast differently than traditional CRT televisions. Pay attention to the contrast ratio listed for different models. If your LCD television has a high contrast ratio, it can provide better images when broadcasting both dark and bright scenes. Both the brightness and contrast ratings should be available in the store or on the website from which you plan to purchase your set.

It can be a smart idea to look in user's groups online to see what other customers think of their 30 inch LCD televisions. While a company may list the set's brightness rating on the side of its box, that's no comparison to real-world opinions on the quality of the television set. In these user's groups, you can also learn about other LCD television-related terms, such as viewing angle, pixel resolution and lamp life.

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