The options may be overwhelming, but HDTV sets are priced to fit almost any budget. You can get a wonderful picture on almost any set from a major manufacturer. Want to watch the big game or play a Blu-Ray? You can ignore the geek speak and choose a HDTV based on size. If you like sitting in the back of the theatre, get a smaller set, but if you want to be right in the action, the bigger the better. You won’t be able to tell the difference between a 1080p and a 720p picture when you get it home – I promise you. Don’t worry about the refresh rate, pay no attention to the Energy Star rating, forget the contrast ratio – all of these specifications are for engineers and you can ignore them. What about LED vs. Plasma vs. LCD vs. DLP? 60 Hz, 120Hz? – Also a non-issue for most people. Hooked up to your cable set-top box, the differences aren’t worth the price.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 31, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).