HDTV_Or_LCD_ by MonikaKam

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									Title:
HDTV Or LCD?

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299

Summary:
HDTV - The next generation of TV, o
r the next 8 track cartridge format
. That's the important question for
  anyone looking to invest in a new
HDTV television. There have been so
  many different video, tape and sou
nd system formats that the consumer
  could be forgiven for cynicism and
  exercising more than a touch of ca
ution.

The HDTV format has been put togeth
er by an industry wide group of US
researchers and manufacturers, rath
er than any one manufacturer. It sh
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Article Body:
HDTV - The next generation of TV, o
r the next 8 track cartridge format
. That's the important question for
  anyone looking to invest in a new
HDTV television. There have been so
  many different video, tape and sou
nd system formats that the consumer
  could be forgiven for cynicism and
  exercising more than a touch of ca
ution.

The HDTV format has been put togeth
er by an industry wide group of US
researchers and manufacturers, rath
er than any one manufacturer. It sh
ould not be subject to the inter-ma
nufacturer squabbling that killed t
he 8-track cartridge or Beta format
 video recording.

HDTV offers a spectacular combinati
on of color intensity and Dolby Dig
ital surround sound that has impres
sed most reviewers. Giving cinema-l
ike sound and picture quality.

Gas Plasma HDTV screens offer a hig
her degree of contrast than the com
peting LCD flat screen TVs. This me
ans the TV has a visible and bright
 picture, even in a brightly lit ro
om, no more closing the drapes to w
atch a football game in the afterno
on. The Plasma screen also has a mu
ch wider viewing angle, so the whol
e family can watch from around the
room. LCD screens have improved in
this regard, but are still limited.
 The colors on an LCD screen change
 once you are not directly in front
 or within 10 degrees of a centre line.

If your new television screen is in
tended for use as a video game scre
en as well, then the choice is more
 difficult. This is because gas pla
sma screens do suffer from "Burn in
". Burn in is where an image that h
as been displayed for an extended p
eriod of time leaves an after-image
 on the screen even after it is rem
oved. This can be a problem with vi
deo gamers because game on-screen c
ontrol panels tend to be static and
 would cause "Burn in."

								
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