What You Should Know About Panasonic TVs Before You Buy
When it comes to buying a new TV, there are many factors to consider, starting with the brand and model. Most Popular brands of televisions offer a variety of different models to suit a buyer’s viewing needs as well as their budget.
Low Cost HD TVs
Lower priced televisions will have a smaller screen size with fewer features. An HD set with a 32-inch screen could sell for less than $200. Stepping up to a 40-inch screen increases the cost by about one hundred dollars. Most of these sets are designed to sit on a base for table top viewing. Both models use the LED form of lighting to create brilliant on-screen colors.
The screen resolution on the 32-inch set would be a maximum of 720p, while on the 40-inch it would be 1080p. The 1080p is the highest resolution for a standard HD TV. Most television shows and movies are made for the higher resolution, so they would appear clearer on the 1080p screen.
There are a few models of televisions designed to display 3D images. The sets labeled “3D ready” will need an additional device to display the 3D content. These devices could include 3D projectors or computers. Sets that are capable of displaying 3D content without an additional source will be able to display images from online services, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players that are equipped with 3D technology. The price for a 3D capable set could range from $600 to more than $1,000 dollars depending on the screen size and features.
4K and Ultra HD TVs
The newest models are designed to display higher resolutions than the standard HD models. The 4K triples the number of pixels to reach almost 4,000 dots per inch. This creates a true to life on-screen image showing every tiny detail. The Ultra HD set is also designed to display more pixels, but the display is double what the standard 1080p is. The Ultra still provides crisp, clear true to life images in vivid color.
In some cases, the TVs label will state it is both 4K and Ultra HD. This means the set has the higher display of 4,000 dpi, where a set labeled as just the Ultra will not. Some 4K sets are also able to display 3D content. Depending on the capabilities, some 4K sets can have price tags of over $3,000.