Tuesday, October 27, 2009
TV or not TV
Here's the thing. I have a huge, heavy television that is a few years old. The screen is about 21 inches wide and 17 inches high. It sticks out in the back about 21 inches. I am trying to decide whether to hold onto a perfectly fine TV, or get a new one.
I would like a compact (but same size screen) television. But I know nothing about all the 'new' words surrounding televisions. When our satellite dish was installed, the fellow said it is all set for HD, should we decide to get it, whatever it is.
So, I am turning to my dear blogging friends for advice. You may leave a comment here or click on 'view my complete profile' on the sidebar for my email address.
What should I get?
What is HD and do all TVs have it now, or is it a choice? If it is a choice, should I get it?
What is plasma? Should I get this?
What about an LED (are these the right initials?) screen?
Are all TVs now HD, plasma, and LED or are these all separate options?
I have heard of television screens where you have to sit in a certain place in the room or the view is distorted. What do you know about that? Is it true?
Are larger screen televisions blurry?
I'd like to get a screen about the same size as we have now. Will that work with all the new TVs or do I have to get a bigger screen for a better view?
And do I have to hang it on the wall or do they come with platforms, sort of like my computer monitor?
Needless to say, cost is a consideration. And my only local shopping option is Walmart.
I will greatly appreciate any advice you have to offer as I think about entering this new television age.