When buying your set, consider the size of your space
A 1080p set can support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats
You have also the option of buying a brand that comes with a wall-mounting kit
Because buying an HDTV plasma set can be an expensive investment, without doubt, you would want your money’s worth. To help you make an informed decision, in this article we give you five questions which you should answer before you purchase your HDTV set.
- Question No.1: How big is your space?
When buying your set, consider the size of your space. If because of space you are forced to place the screen too close, or too far from where you sit when watching TV, then you will be sacrificing the quality of the picture which can be altered by the very short, or long distance.
The general rule for getting an ideal picture is to place your set at least 1-1/2 times the size of the screen away from where you sit.
For example, a 57-inch set should be placed 7.125 feet away from your seat.
- Question No.2: What do Ι need to do to get HDTV signal?
In order to receive an HDTV signal, you will need to do a bit more than just plug the set into the cable box. You will need to make sure you have a set-top cable, a satellite box, a cable card, or an antenna.
- Question No.3: Are you a movie maniac?
If you are a movie maniac, the best way to enjoy your movies is to get a 1080p set. Such a set can support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats.
- Question No.4: Do you own a Home Theatre System?
Although your HDTV system will come with built-in speakers which are fine for TV shows, if you want to enjoy a full cinematic experience, it is best to install a high power system of external speakers which will offer simulated surround sound.
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- Question No.5: Will you wall-mount your HDTV?
Most of these sets are wall- mountable. If the set you will buy weights more than 60 pounds, you should ask a professional installer to check whether the wall on which you will be mounting the set can support the weight. Keep in mind that you have also the option of buying a brand that comes with a wall-mounting kit. Because once the set is mounted on the wall you can not adjust it, make sure during the installation that the set is placed at the right position and that you get a good view.