Buyer’s Guide: TV’s

Choosing the right TV will be your most challenging purchase.  Don’t do your research in a big box store!  There are so many options out there, and most big box store employees will fill your head with bad information.

Volumes have been written about TVs and the many differences that comprise them.  It would be impossible for me to go through each item thoroughly, but I will give a brief description of the most important.  Following this guide will give you a strong base, so you can make an educated and confident decision.
Ok.  Let’s get started.

How to choose picture size

How to judge picture quality

Plasma vs. LED vs. LCD

3D and 2D

1080p and 1080i

Streaming capabilities (network capable)

Contrast ratio and refresh rate

Inputs, outputs and a CableCARD slot