Choosing a TV
Television, sometimes called television, or telly, is an unlicensed telecommunication medium typically used for broadcasting live moving images, usually in black and white, or in three or four dimensions. It can also be used as a video display system, where one side of the screen is substituted for another. The term television is usually used colloquially with other media such as cinema. The term is now used by many people in common use, rather than by its original use in the telecommunication industry.
The invention of television was partly due to the rise of the business market, with the development of large-scale industries such as steel, coal, petroleum, and banking. In the early years, television was used for mechanical testing of machinery. Then gradually it became a popular means of mass communication, first through radio, then over the airwaves, and later on through cable and satellite TV. Today, most homes worldwide have at least one television set.
Television sets vary greatly in price, quality, brand, size and performance. Thus, it is important to consider a number of factors when shopping for a TV. These include size of the room, available screen area, number of users, operating and maintenance costs, warranty, and connection requirements. This article will discuss a few considerations that need to be addressed when buying a new TV.
The first factor is the size of the room where the TV will be situated. Remember, a large screen TV increases the room’s size and may require a larger room to set it up. Next, consider the number of users. For example, if you have a large family, then a large TV is probably not a good idea. A smaller TV is better for a multiple user household.
The next consideration is the screen size. Make sure that you have adequate space to properly fit your television set in your room. For example, if you have a modern home with sliding doors, then a flat panel TV is probably not a good choice. On the other hand, if you have a traditional house with wooden doors, then an LCD TV will be a perfect choice.
Finally, you need to check whether your television is compatible with your sound system. Most LCD TVs have built-in speakers, but some plasma televisions require separate sound systems. Also, a TV that is used in a theater or home entertainment center will need additional connections such as a DVI or component connection. If all the components are compatible, then purchasing a TV will be a great investment.