The three most common types of televisions being sold nowadays are the Plasma, LCD and LED. Plasma TVs create a picture by sending electric charge to a small sheet of plasma cells. LCD TVs are made up of liquid crystals pressed between two glass plates and backed by a fluorescent lamp. LEDs are Televisions sets using LED lights to display an image on the screen.
The Contract Ratio is used to determine your TV’s ability to display bright and dark images together. TV’s with a higher contrast ratio will always deliver a better image quality. Most LCD Television Set come with a 600:1 resolution. If possible choose a higher resolution, but do not settle for a lower one.
It is of utmost importance to consider the lifespan of your Television Set so you can determine how long your new TV will last. LCD Televisions usually have a higher lifespan than plasma TV’s. LCD TVs generally have a half-life between 60,000 hours to 100,000 hours.