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Picking the right TV for your new home

  • September 07, 2012

Picking the right TV for your new home

For many people, moving into a new house is the perfect excuse to upgrade their TV. Whether to fill a larger room, outfit a new den or simply avoid shipping the old set with the household moving company, there are many reasons people want a fresh television when they are moving out of state or to another house in their neighborhood. Of course, this process isn't always easy.

According to CBS, the average American spends almost four hours each day watching TV, so there is no mistaking that a television is one of the most important aspects of a home. However, TVs also evolve notoriously quickly, so it can be challenging to stay abreast of the latest trends.

Here are a few tips for finding the perfect set for your new house.

Fit the room
Although picture quality and features are important parts of the right TV, nothing matters more than how it meshes with the room it's in. Before you move, learn as much as you can about the room in which you'll be watching flicks. How much wall space is there? How will the room be laid out? Questions like these can help you pick the right size, shape and style for your new home.

One important thing to consider is who will likely be watching and from where. One of the qualities that separates television sets is how they are suited for viewing from multiple angles. If you plan on having many people watch at once, it may be wise to get a wider screen with a higher pixel rate. If you typically watch alone - and close to the screen - you may be able to save some money by getting a smaller or less-detailed set.

Know the differences
One of the most confusing aspects of buying a TV is understanding all the different varieties. LCD? LED? Plasma? What's the difference?

Depending who you ask, the answer to this question may be incredibly long and involved. However, there are a few simple ways to distinguish the differences between them.

Plasma TVs have the longest life expectancy and are often the least expensive and have some of the deepest blacks and richest colors. However, they are also the most unwieldy and use the most power.

LCD sets tend to have problems with fast-moving images, but they have a very bright picture, an energy-efficient design and a thin frame.

LED TVs typically have the most image customization features and a beautiful backlit display. However, they are usually the most expensive, so if you do move again in the near future you may want to find the best relocation movers to avoid causing any damage during transportation.

 

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