These days pretty much all TVs are flat screen, and they tend to be the centre of a lounge of living area in most homes. There’s a lot to think about when choosing a flat screen TV, and this article will look at the contrast, one of the major determining factors when it comes to the picture quality of the TV. The article will explain how important contrast is and help you decide how much a factor it should be when you come to choosing a TV. It will also look at some of the other main factors you should think about when making your decision.
Reminder: Flat Screen TV
A flat screen TV is of course a television with a flat screen. There are various types of flat screen TV these days, with the main types being the LCD or Plasma screen television sets. Many flat screen TVs are now Smart TVs as well, meaning there is much more you can do with them than regular televisions.
What is the contrast and how important is it?
The contrast of a TV is about the relationship between light and dark images on the television screen. TVs with a good contrast will be better when it comes to scenes that are dark with some light elements such as night time scenes. Some contrast ratings on television sets can be misleading though. What you need to know that there are two types of contrast rating – static and dynamic. What you should do is make sure that you are getting the ‘static’ contrast rating rather than the ‘dynamic’ one. The TV vendor should be able to give you this information and this rating is a better gauge of how your TV will deal with images requiring a good contrast. The contrast rating does give you a sense of how good your TVs picture will be in general, so its certainly worth looking into it.
What else should you consider when choosing a flat screen TV?
There are other things to consider when choosing a TV that might be more important than contrast. One of these is the screen size, which is of course vital to your TV viewing experience. Another thing you ought to think about is whether your TV is a Smart TV. These can connect to the internet and they are likely to be the future of televisions, so it might be worth investing the extra in one with Smart features. You should also think about whether the TV is HD, though these days almost all new televisions come into this category. You might want to look at other measures of picture quality as well, as sometimes the contrast is not the best indicator of quality. There’s no statistic that can replace going to the store and looking at the picture quality, so it’s a good idea to do that so that you can judge picture quality for yourself.