Your big screen CRT television was a top of the line model twelve years ago; you bought it with a bonus cheque from your first job out of college. It’s followed you to four different apartments since then, though it is a brute to move. Now the picture is starting to go and, as your current lease is up at the end of next month, you are wondering if you really want to have to muscle the thing into and out of another moving truck. You’ve been looking at the new flat screens out there for a while and you’re pretty much convinced that a new HDTV and a Blu-Ray player are on the horizon. The question is what type of TV are you going to buy?
## LCD TV
Liquid Crystal Display or LCD is easily the most widespread television technology on the market today. LCD TVs are available in high definition or regular definition and the engineering makes it possible for for wide screen aspect ratio screens, something that was challenging for the CRT TVs of the past. Reasonably priced and widely available the two most commonly reported disadvantages of LCD sets are contrast ratio and response time.
## LED TV
An LED or Light Emitting Diode TV is in fact an LCD TV which utilizes LED technology rather than cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) as its light source. These are not as readily available and cost more but provide better colour range and better dynamic contrast and draw less power than standard LCD screens.
## Plasma TV
These massive glass screens are comprised of tiny cells of electrically charged ionized gas and feature the best picture and broadest viewing angle of any Tvs on the market. They’re significantly heavier than LCD TVs though. Also, they draw a lot of power and are at risk of screen burn-in from static images.
## 3D TV
3D-Ready TVs are typically LED backlit LCD TVs which are capable of operating in either 3D or 2D mode depending on the signal received. The 3D mode requires glasses to enjoy the effect. There are commercial Full 3D (or autostereoscopic) sets under development which will allow 3D images without the need for glasses.
There is no good reason to delay replacing that old CRT TV any further. The new generation flat screen TVs are affordable and provide unbelievable picture fidelity and sound. If you are looking for home theatre services like installation, design and home automation, Ottawa has a variety of outstanding home theatre stores you can choose from. To find a good Ottawa electronic store simply Google ‘Ottawa electronics store’ or ‘Ottawa home theatre’ and check out what comes up. As for your existing brute of a Tv you’ve got now… put it on Craigslist and have someone else come and muscle it out of your apartment.
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