After taking the plunge and deciding that you are going to purchase a fancy, expensive flat screen television, there are some things to think about before making your purchase. Some of the things that you need to decide on are the size of the television, the type of television, and where you are going to place your television in your room. Luckily, here are a few tips on picking out the right television for your house.

Screen Size

First, picking the size of the television is going to be tricky. As a good rule of thumb, the smallest size you want to get for your room would be taking the viewing distance in inches from your couch to where you are going to put the television and dividing by three. So if you have 10 feet, which would be 120 inches divided by three, would mean a 40 inch television would be the smallest size you would want to get. This will ensure the best quality for your viewing pleasure.

Type of TV

Next, determining the type of television is going to be your next decision you have to make. Although LED TVs offer fantastic smart TV capabilities, a Plasma television is still the top of the line choice for picture quality. Plasmas TVs are also more affordable than LED TVs. Reading up on the different types of televisions is going to be able to help you make the best decision for you.


Lastly, deciding on where you are going to place your television is going to play be key to picking the right one. If you are going to place the television in an area where glare is going to be unavoidable, a good choice would be to choose an LED television. These televisions are going to come with a brighter picture and their anti-reflective screens will help to reduce glare. Place the television in an area to reduce eye strain as much as possible so you can enjoy the picture with the most pleasure. But if you will setup your TV in a dark lit room or a room with ambient lighting, a Plasma TV will be the perfect choice since they offer it offers better ability to render deep blacks, better contrast ratio, more color depth, better motion tracking (response time), and wider viewing angles. A display with a high contrast ratio is going to seem more realistic, and have more virtual "depth".

Choosing the right television is the key to getting the most bang for your buck.

Source by Philip Henann