From the humble plasma screen all the way through to the latest and greatest in curved technology, it is no longer as simple as just wanting to watch TV. Many of us will only factor is how much the TV will cost and how large it is, but there is more to discover and that is why we are here to help! The world of technology is ever-changing, you can ever get TV’s fitted in your Bathroom nowadays, so understanding the basics is now even more imperative.

The Plasma

So you are on the market for a large scale TV and are going to focus on high-quality cinematic viewing, right? Well, then a plasma TV might be best for you. They offer you a vibrant color quality and a high contrast ratio, creating a sharp image perfect for watching those blockbuster films on. Along with that, they have a fairly wide viewing angle if you go for a larger size like 50 inches, so it’s easy for multiple people to gather around the screen and still see a clear picture from where they’re sitting without odd color distortion. They aren’t the brightest TVs though, so the ambient light is usually a problem for plasma TVs.

The Upmarket LCD

Liquid Crystal Displays or LCD are pretty commonly found on the market and are usually the cheapest option available to us, making them increasingly the most popular option available. They’re energy-efficient compared to other models and in most cases have good color quality, not something that often goes hand in hand with a cheaper price.

For day to day use they’ll probably get the job done. However, if you’re trying to do gaming with bold colors and little lag, they might not be the best choice. On top of that, for a home theatre setup, they tend to have a limited viewing angle, so a person sitting at the side of the screen is going to have a hard time watching anything.

LED

Any TV the is listed as an LED television, is, in fact, the same makeup as an LCD but with LED lighting within the display….yes we were just as confused! In general, they tend to have a sharper screen offering more vivid colors and a higher contrast ratio….overall consuming much less power than your standard LCD TV. The downside is that they are far more expensive.

OLED

OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode TVs actually are very different from LCD TVs and the others. OLED TVs use colored LED lights to create the images on the screen, so they save on power, in most cases on par with LED TV’s. They do however create a high-quality image, with vivid colors and contrast so they may be best for those planning on watching TV a lot during the day when glare could be a problem.

Unfortunately, they are the most expensive type of TV you can buy and do encounter viewing angle problems like LCD TVs. If you are choosing the most expensive option, then you may want to consider bringing in someone to help install and fit your TV, making sure you get the most for your money!