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Size Really Does Matter
In this age of the slim-line, digital televisions many
consumers forget one important factor until it is too
late. That is the size of the room that this superb
new innovation is going to sit in.
It is too easy, when confronted by an array of sets,
to go for the biggest and best but caution is needed
here. Don't forget that most screens are displayed in
huge, high ceilinged stores where they actually look
smaller than they actually are.
You are more likely to be standing back from the
screen without checking your normal viewing distance
which will add to the desire to get the biggest one!
Before going to the store, check out the room this new
purchase is going to live in. Do you want it to be
wall or ceiling mounted or will you use the
free-standing equipment that is normally supplied with
Then measure the viewing distance from your favorite
chairs. Also measure wall space and suitability (if
you have hollow walls this may cause a problem).
Finally, choose the best you can afford. Although
these screens are coming down in price it will be some
time before they reach the levels that we are used to
with "normal" TVs.
There is no point in trying to get the best bargain by
buying some unknown brand only to find that the
problems start almost immediately. There are many
cheaper imports out there which do not have the
technology or quality to withstand normal use.
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