Whether you are looking for the top of the range, largest wide screen LCD TV or a budget model to add to a bedroom there are hundreds of brands and styles to choose from. This buyers' guide looks at five different brand names and models with varying sizes and price ranges.
Here is a selection of five of the best on offer in Australia not necessarily in order but definitely the most popular choices.
The Toshiba 26DV615Y 26″ 66cm HD LCD DVD Combo not only has a high definition tuner but a DVD player built in which is a fantastic idea for those with space issues. Playback features for the DVD player include DVD, CD, JPG and MP3 giving plenty of options. Power consumption is low at 53 watts which means it is included in the MEPS rating at five stars. This is a reasonably priced unit considering the DVD player that comes with the package.
If you are looking for a large screen LCD TV the TEAC LCD4265FHD 42? 106CM 1080P TELEVISION is a big unit without a huge price tag. Because of its size the power consumption is high but still less than 180 watts. Digital audio output is optical with a PAL colour system. Resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels gives a clear picture.
If your needs are for a smaller television the Daewoo DLV22T1 22″ 55cm LCD TV is perfect in a bedroom or kitchen as a second set. This is another reasonably priced set with 1680 x 1050 resolution and HD digital tuner.
The 47LH50YD 47″ 119cm Full HD 200HZ LCDTV from LG has it all. Spend some time searching the net for appliances online and you may be surprised at the bargains around for this top of the range from LG. The set has all you could wish for with full high definition tuner built in and a 1920 x 1080p resolution. There are four HDMI inputs with deep colour support and intelligent sensor. If you're looking to replicate that in theatre experience then look no further.
The Palsonic TFTV421FHD 42″ 106cm HD LCD TV is a value for money widescreen with full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 and integrated HD digital tuner for watching the additional digital TV channels. Three HDMI inputs providing a single connection for audio, video, set-top boxes and DVD player make this a great set without the big price of other brands for the size of the screen.
In case you were wondering what LCD stands for, according to Wikipedia liquid crystal display (LCD) is a thin, flat electronci visual display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals (LCs). LCs do not emit light directly. Television has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The original black and white set that amazed and astounded viewers around the world more than fifty years ago seems like a distant memory now.