LCD or liquid crystal display TV’s are the new technology for viewing high definition TV’s. LCD TV’s utilize LCD technology to produce pictures on the television screen. LCD TV’s are much lighter and thinner than picture tube or CRT models, making them a desirable addition to homes as they can be added to even the smallest room in the house with little disruption to the natural lay of the furniture.
Being that LCD TV’s are a newer technology, they can be expensive, some even prohibitively so. In order to make sure that you receive the very best price on your new TV, keep these helpful tips in mind.
1. Know what your needs are: LCD TV’s like most other TV’s are priced based on a number of criteria, but the most influential attribute is size. There is a lot of room to save money on the purchase of your new LCD by downsizing. Make sure that you purchase a TV that will fit the size of your room without overpowering the viewers.2. Features: Most people purchase TV’s for viewing television broadcasts. TV’s these days offer a lot of features allowing you to customize your viewing experience. Very few people will ever utilize the full spectrum of features that TV’s offer, so understand what features are important to you and which ones you can do without. The fewer features your TV has, the less it will cost.
3. Research off-brands: LCD technology has been on the market long enough now that several, cheaper brands of LCD are now available. The disparity between the price of a name brand unit and a comparable off brand can be as much as half. But before you purchase the cheapest TV on the market, do some research. The old adage that you get what you pay for does stand true, even in the purchase of a TV. Make sure that you look through consumer review sites and online retailers that choose to post customer reviews as these are your best avenues for gathering information about your potential purchase. If a TV brand consistently has bad reviews, professional and word of mouth, then buyer beware. But, on the flip side, you may be able to uncover a new brand that is less expensive than a major brand and is a solidly built.
4. Buy Online: Don’t feel like the only opportunity to purchase an LCD TV is through a traditional brick and mortar retail establishment. Many great, cheap LCD TVs are available through online retailers and auction sites. Many times shipping costs can be waived, bringing the price down even further.
All in all, LCD TV’s are a great way to take television viewing to a whole new level. Their resolution and ability to fit into any home dcor make buying an LCD TV almost a paramount. As with any other major purchase, comparison shop and do your homework so that you ensure you purchase the cheapest and best LCD TV on the market.