Archive for January, 2011

Sony has done it again putting out another top quality product with the release of the Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-46V4100 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV. This high definition Television makes other similar models look plain. The speed of motion is amazing as the Television show jumps off the screen.

This Sony High definition model offers Full HD 1080p which means our connections accept 1080p signals and the display will render that signal in Full HD 1080p. The flexibility of native 1920 x 1080 displays allows any high definition content to be viewed without the need to down convert images to the native resolution of the display. Take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc players and PlayStation 3 systems that can deliver 1080p content. Playing Movies and games on these systems are unreal with the graphics that your new Sony Bravia offers. Action movies will jump off the screen, while playing Playstation 3 your characters will jump off the screen, I have never seen anything like it.

The Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-46V4100 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV also offers Optimized Theater Mode to enhance your movie watching experience.

Selecting the THEATER mode on the BRAVIA HDTV remote automatically adjusts a number of key elements that have an important impact on reproducing movies in life like quality. Skin tones and lighting are seen as natural without over-enhancing color and contrast. The picture is fine-tuned for a dark viewing environment just like the cinema and optimized for LCD display technology to fit your home theater needs.

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LED TV – Advantages of Having One


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LED TVs are based on very similar technology to the traditional LCD, but are part of the new generation of technology. They are able to deliver an unrivaled picture quality, with dynamic colors and contrast, yet still retain the lightness and thinness which enables them to be mounted to the wall to save floor space. This is particularly helpful when floor space is limited. It is possible to mount them flat on the wall, the same way as you would mount a picture or a photograph. There are a wide range of different mounts available. These often have a swivel option so that you can turn the TV to the direction that you want, and some even have a swivel arm that can be remote controlled to make life easier. The new LED technology also enables TVs to be more energy efficient than even the most efficient LCD TV.

Because this technology is still relatively new, LED screens do tend to be more expensive than an equivalent LCD TV. As with anything else, they will become cheaper as production becomes more widespread and the market place intensifies. Many people see paying that little bit more as a good investment, as LED technology is regarded to be one of the most reliable flat screen TVs available.

As with anything else, market forces will help to reduce the price as manufacturing spreads. The best way to find a good deal is by doing a little homework before choosing your model. With so many styles and models available there are certainly plenty to choose from. It is a good idea to type TV Buying Guides into an Internet search engine, and search the various LED TV offers available at the time. It is always useful to use a comparison website, where you can easily compare not only the prices of the same model in different stores, but also the different technical aspects and prices of similar models. All of this information will help you to make an informed decision about which LED TV is right for you.

The modern technology and style of the LED TV certainly makes it an attractive option if budget allows, and it is one which is certainly worth pursuing. Don’t just buy the first thing that you see, even if it within your budget, spend a little time doing your homework and it will definitely be worth it in the end.

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You’re most likely hearing about refurbished Plasma TVs quite a lot lately. Are you wondering what it is? Is it someone’s broken television? Is a refurbished plasma TV a “used” or “secondhand” TV… like an eBay kind of thing? Oh, my gosh…. No! Continue reading to find out what a refurbished plasma TV is and why you should buy it.

First, let me make you aware that the terms “refurbished” and “reconditioned” are usually the same thing. Various manufacturers call it differently. For simplicity’s sake, in this article I’ll refer to it as “refurbished”.

Okay, so what is a refurbished plasma TV? Lots of big retailers offer 30 day return policies. So a customer can, for any reason, return a product within the first 30 days. Reasons can be anything, from the product being the wrong color, to the product not working properly. Sometimes items are returned the first day, still in box, never even taken out (maybe the customer purchased a plasma TV and then decided it wants an LCD TV…) Whatever the reason, the retailer accepts the return.

What does the retailer do with the returned product, say the returned plasma TV? It sends it back to the manufacturer. The manufacturer then inspects it, fixes it (if it needs fixing) with original factory parts and then tests it. The plasma TV is thoroughly tested so that it meets stringent factory standards; the same standards that new TV’s must meet. After it passes the test, it is just like new… no, it is better that new, because it’s been tested that it works. It is then repackaged, labeled as a “refurbished plasma TV“, and resold at substantial discounts.

Now you’re finally getting the secret of the rich. They buy refurbished plasma TV’s at huge discounts so they can afford to always be able to buy the new and upgraded ones! Refurbished plasma TV’s are quality TV’s, like Samsung, Sony, etc. It is possible to get name brand, high quality TV’s at incredible savings. You do have to know the right place to look for it, though.

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So you need a new TV. But what kind of TV do you want? There are so many TV options these days, that selecting the proper TV can be a hassle. Plasma, LCD, LED…which one should you choose? In this article we discuss each different type of TV, including the advantages and disadvantages of owning each type. With this information, you will be able to make an easy decision when choosing what kind of TV you want.

LCD TVs

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. Because of the advent of LED, LCD is now starting to drop off in price. LCD was all the rage when it came out many years ago, and was very expensive. Now you can buy a nice size LCD for a good price. The advantages of LCD are as follows: – Very clear picture. LCD also has a longer life then plasma, in most cases. LCD looks better for high definition gaming, as well as blue-ray movies. Plasma is cheaper then LCD, but LCD looks better. – LCD is just as easy to smash as plasma if dropped. – LCD TVs will keep coming down in price while LED gains favor.

Plasma TVs

A plasma TV is now extremely cheap. However, there are some disadvantages to using plasma. This is mainly due to the gloss or haze that generally appears on the screen; you have to block the sun out of the room you put the plasma into or you can’t look at it. – Plasma is cheap now, but not rated to last as long as LCD. Plasma’s power regulation isn’t as good as LCD. Some users have used their plasma for years just to unplug it one day and not have it turn back on. – A plasma TV may or may not have a good warranty on it. LCD TVs can be warranted to last at least 5 years. Plasma TVs are usually warranted to last less then that. So if you’re going to dump money into a plasma, get a good warranty. 5 years is good, 10 years is great, and 15 years or more is awesome. – The gloss on the screen annoys some and stops others from buying. This is most noticeable in a sunny room. For this reason, you’ll want to place your plasma into a room where there is not a lot of sun on it.

LED TVs

LED is a brand new technology. Right now, it’s very expensive. The picture quality is supposed to be a lot better, because each LED TV is built of millions of tiny LEDs. – LED is really new, and we’re not too familiar with it. But what would happen if a few of the millions of LEDs were to go out? These are good questions to ask when purchasing an LED TV. – LED is really expensive. Make sure to get a good warranty to protect your investment. You might spend 1 or 2 thousand on a plasma or LCD TV, but you’ll spend 5 thousand on an LED Tv at the time of this writing.

TV Warranty

When purchasing a TV, it’s important the TV comes with a good warranty. Some TVs come with a 3 year warranty, some come with a 5 year warranty. A plasma TV will come with a different warranty period then an LCD TV, as will an LED. The major thing is being able to recognize the different kind of warranties, and what they cover. Below we will analyze this.

In-store warranty

Usually when purchasing a TV, it will come with an in-store warranty for a limited time. This in-store warranty period is three months for most stores. Some stores sell an extended in-store warranty period. These are the best warranties to have sometimes. This is because if your TV breaks down after the in-store warranty period, it has to be shipped off to the manufacturer to be repaired. This can be time consuming and frustrating. We will discuss why below, under manufacturer warranty. An in-store warranty for your TV is great. If the extended in store-option is offered, take it over the manufacturer option.

Manufacturer warranty

Most warranties after the three month to a year period default to a manufacturer’s warranty. These you must be careful of when purchasing a TV. Be sure to read the fine print if purchasing an extended warranty. The fine print is where people always get screwed. For instance, Staples has a clause in their extended contract for laptop warranties that says if the work costs more then the cost of the unit, that the customer may be entitled to receive a gift certificate. This happened to someone I know and she received a gift certificate for less then half the cost of the laptop. These clauses sometimes also refer to how electronics are worth less money after leaving the store. Be very careful to read all the fine print in the extended service plan you get. Sometimes the extended service plans are just a rip off and covered in fine print. Avoid these.

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When purchasing a TV, you may be wondering what is better to get, an LED or an LCD TV. With LED TVs becoming more and more widespread, it is important to know why it might be better to purchase an LED TV.

When it comes to purchasing new TVs, the only time you should now get an LCD TV is if you are purchasing a TV on a budget or cannot find an LED TV in the size you need. Other TVs are much cheaper than LED TVs, but the price gap is dropping and soon you will find LED TVs to be just as cheap.

Price aside, LED TVs have many more advantages compared to LCD televisions. They have a much better contrast ratio and black levels, better color accuracy, and power consumption. The only thing left is to wait to see how long LED televisions can last compared with LCD televisions. This cannot be determined yet because LED televisions are still new.

The reason contrast ratio and black levels are much better on these televisions is because they use dimming technology and can control the back-lighting. In LCD televisions, the screen has to block the light by twisting the LCD crystals. This ends up causing the television to have a lower contrast ratio than by simply dimming.

When it comes to producing a better color accuracy, LED televisions with colored back-lighting dominates over other televisions. Colored back-lighting allows the television to produce very realistic colors. However, some LED televisions do use white back-lighting, which is not much of an improvement of LCD televisions.

LED TVs also have better viewing angles. This is very important as you can then watch the television at a wider angle. Most televisions have often suffered when it comes to viewing angles. They usually do not work as well when it goes beyond 30 degrees off-center. However, LED televisions have fantastic viewing angles, and are almost as good as plasma televisions.

Power consumption is very important as it can save you money in the long run. LED televisions do have a slight improvement over LCD televisions when it comes to power usage, and approaches the power consumption of plasma TVs. However, this improvement in power consumption is only true for edge-lit TVs, and not the local dimming LED TVs.

When it comes to purchasing your TV, it is highly suggested to get a LED television as they seem to have many more advantages over its LCD rival. With advantages like power consumption, better viewing angles, contrast ratio, and color accuracy, you cannot go wrong with an LED television.

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