Step 1: Let Your Room Choose Your TV For You

Step 1: Let Your Room Choose Your TV For You

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Taryn Williford
Nov 20, 2009

With Black Friday fast approaching, we're sure some of you have your eyes on snagging a new TV at those sweet sale prices. But before you lug home the wrong tech, check out Crunch Gear's 5 Rules of HDTV Buying.

Contrary to what you might think, CrunchGear suggests that picking the perfect TV for your space doesn't have anything to do with 1080p or LEDs or DLP.

You can read the guide at Crunch gear following this link, but let us sum it up for you: Buy what looks good to you. In between broken-record advice about choosing a TV based on glare in your TV room and looking for the blackest blacks, CrunchGear offers truly earth-shattering advice such as "buy a familiar brand" and "buy the one you like." Buy what you like and come home happy. Who would have thought?

For more instructive advice, you might want to head over to HDGuru for more helpful details before you spend either a few hundred or several thousands of dollards during the holidays, because "what looks good" is subjective, but not always correct to the untrained eye (most people are drawn to overly saturated, bright images that do nothing for film reproduction). And one of the most often forgotten factors in determining an HD display purchase beyond technological specs is simply the size of your room, which is one of the most important ways your room helps choose which set is best for your home. HDGuru offers a fantastic PDF chart to determine optimum viewing distance for specific size screens. Because as the saying goes, size does matter, but only if the (viewing) length is right.

[Via CrunchGear]

(Chart: HDGuru)

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