01. April 2016 · Comments Off on 7 Tips For Buying A LCD Television · Categories: electronics · Tags: , ,

Buying a LCD televisions can be a daunting task. With so many makes and models to choose from its difficult to know what’s features are important and which brands offer value for money. The following article provides several tips to consider prior to spending your hard earned cash.

Tip #1: Use Consumer Reviews. If there is ever a chance to separate the wheat from the chaff, reviews are a great place to start. You’ll discover which models are proving to be a hit, where to find value for money and which models have potential problems. This can save you the heartache of buying and lemon and help you get started in the right direction.

Tip #2: Consider a refurbished LCD TV. You can experience savings of between 50 and 70% depending on whether you choose a factory refurbished or third party refurbished model. You need to investigate the options here. Some products come with an extended warranty. However, the factory refurbished models are usually the only models that come with a manufacturers warranty.

Tip #3: Consider whether you want a plasma TV, straight LCD TV or high definition LCD TV. Plasma TV’s offer the best image detail but are not as bright as LCD Tv’s. High definition LCD TV’s basically double the image rate at which you view the image in a second, which means you’ll experience a higher quality picture. You will need to examine the options here and make a choice.

Tip #4: Avoid buying a LCD Television at auction until you determine whether your purchase will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. In some jurisdictions, despite the fact that the product may be new and you are purchasing at a discount through a retailer, the manufacturers warranty may be void by law.

Tip #5: Consider the size: You will need to put some thought into your viewing environment to determine the size and shape. If you have a large room and seating is dispersed, you will need to consider what size is appropriate for the room.

Tip #6: You will need to consider the light levels of the room. Different models may be appropriate depending on the light intensity levels. Brighter TV’s will enhance the viewing experience if the environment is dark.

Tip #7: Consider your budget. This will help to refine your options. There will always be price, feature and size trade offs. Once you know your limit you can confine the options. You should consider researching online to find the best bang for your buck. You may be lucky enough to pick up a great deal through a sale.

Consider the above advice and do a little research online. You’ll be a more informed consumer and make a wiser choice. You may even save yourself considerable money if you happen to find a great deal.

01. November 2015 · Comments Off on 5 Tips to Increase the Longevity of Your LED TV · Categories: electronics · Tags: , , ,

LED TVs provide beautiful and bright pictures, but they also come with a high cost investment. No one wants to spend thousands of dollars on a TV only to have to replace it in a few years. By understanding how their TV works, there are several tips and tricks buyers can use to help increase the longevity of an LED TV. Following these tips allows buyers to make a wise investment when purchasing these televisions.

LED LCD TVs
There are two types of LED televisions currently on the market right now. The one most people are familiar with is the LED LCD TV, which is often shortened to just LED TV. In truth, these are not pure LED TVs. They use an LCD screen that is enhanced with LED technology instead of the traditional fluorescent tubes used in normal LCD TVs. This allows the TV to be incredibly flat, usually only an inch or so thick. LED LCD TVs use either LED backlights, which are placed directly behind the screen, or LED lights around the edge. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. Backlit LED LCD TVs can produce deeper blacks because the tiny lights are turned off, but because the light-to-pixel ratio is not the same, this can also cause a darkening effect on other areas of the screen. Edge-lit LED LCD TVs do not have this problem, but they also cannot reproduce the same deep black levels as backlit LEDs.

OLED TVs
Organic Light Emitting Diodes, or OLED, is the second type of LED TV and the only one that uses pure LED technology. Because of this, OLED TVs do not have the problems associated with either plasma or LCD TVs. Instead of using color filters like LCD, or UV light like plasmas, OLED TVs create the basic colors of red, blue, and green by transmitting electricity through different materials that create a glow. This results in incredibly thin TVs with high brightness and contrast levels. Because of this superior picture quality, OLED TVs are the most advanced thing to hit the TV market. Currently, OLED TVs tend to be on the smaller side, but as the technology catches up, the future will see bigger OLED TVs.

TV Lifespan
One of the questions that should be asked before purchasing a TV is how long the expected lifespan will be. Keep in mind that TV lifespan does not mean the TV will just die once it hits some magical number. Instead, lifespan refers to how bright the TV remains as it ages, compared to when it was new. Once a TV has diminished to half the level of its original brightness, it is considered to have reached the end of its lifespan. In other words, lifespan refers how dim a TV becomes before it is unwatchable. Of course, the truth is that all TVs dim with age. It was true of the old CFL tube TVs, and it is true of all the HDTVs that exist today. So how long does an LED TV last before it becomes unwatchable? Numbers vary depending on different manufacturer claims, but it is often estimated to be between 60,000 to 100,000 hours.

What Causes Dimness?
Why do LED TVs get dim over time? The lights simply wear out, much like an old light bulb will start to grow dim before it utterly dies. LED LCD TVs use white lights, which do not last as long as their color counterparts. This is because the white lights have to be exceptionally bright. Therefore, they will start to dim faster than the other components. Some OLED TVs use white lights, while others simply use RGB (red, green, blue) lights. In the case of OLED, blue lights always dim faster than red and green. Again, this is because the blue light is brighter than the other two. However, advances in technology have managed to bring blue LED lights up to speed with their other color counterparts. In fact, it was this leap forward that led to the creation of OLED TVs in the first place.

Protecting Longevity
Now that the basic difference between LED TVs has been explained, as well as the reasons behind the limits on TV lifespans, buyers should learn ways to help the TV last longer. Keep in mind that it is the brightness of the TV that must be protected. As long as the TV screen stays bright, it will continue to last. Once it starts to dim, its performance will suffer. Use these following tips to help keep the LED TV looking as bright as new.

Turn Off the TV When No One Is Around
This probably seems like common sense advice, but many people simply leave the TV running all day as background noise. While they are busy doing other things, the LED TV is busy conducting electricity through its lights. 60,000 hours might seem like a long time, but if a TV is left on as background noise for just 3 hours a day, that easily equals over 1,000 hours a year. Many people leave their TVs on for far longer than 3 hours a day without watching them, which only increases the number of hours being wasted. Turning the TV off when nobody is watching is probably the simplest way to increase the longevity of the LED TV. Not only will the TV last longer, the power bill will also be cheaper.

Adjust Brightness
Unless the house is as brightly lit as the showroom where the TV was purchased, there is no need to keep the LED TV at high brightness levels. Remember that the hours used to determine TV lifespan are based on average TV settings. Running a TV at high brightness levels can easily cut 60,000 hours into 30,000 hours, since the TV has to work twice as hard to keep up. Once the LED TV is purchased, adjust the brightness levels. Different manufacturers have separate brightness settings. “Film” or “home” settings work well enough on most TVs. For those who display brightness based on room, select either “dark room” or “medium room.” This small but highly effective adjustment will help keep the LED TV looking its best for years.

Adjust Contrast
Contrast is the control on the LED TV that measures the difference between the brightest and the darkest colors. The higher the contrast, the greater the power the TV uses. This, in turn, will decrease the television’s longevity. In the showroom, most LED TVs are set to “dynamic” or “vivid.” While either setting works best in brightly lit rooms and truly shows off the TV’s power, users should not leave the television on these settings at home. Doing so will burn through the LED lights faster. Instead, set the contrast to “standard” for the lowest power usage or to “movie” for enjoying HD broadcasts. Both of these settings use less energy than the “dynamic” and “vivid” options.

Use a Voltage Regulator
The LED TV is not the only electronic device in the house taking power. Every time the AC comes on or the furnace starts, electricity is used. This causes temporary power dips to other electronics, like the LED TV, which in turn affects the TV’s processes. In fact, one of the reasons why many LED TVs fail early in life is not because of their display technology, but instead because their power caps get busted from power surges or dips. Install a voltage regulator with a battery backup that can provide additional power during dips. Not only will it protect against hazards like power surges caused by lightning, it will help keep the TV operating efficiently no matter what other electronics are being used in the home.

Ventilate
The LED TV is going to be using a lot of power in the home. This power produces a lot of heat, which is removed by the ventilation system. However, many people install their LED TVs without giving them room to breathe. This affects the ventilation system, keeping the television hot. LED TVs do not last long in high heat conditions, as their internal parts start to be affected. Make sure that the TV has at least four inches to breathe around the ventilation vents. This means if it is a flat panel TV, but the vent is on the back of the television, do not install it against the wall. Instead, install it on a tabletop or entertainment center where the vent is four inches away from the wall.

Conclusion
LED TVs are expensive to buy, but the exceptional picture display is worth the cost. Remember, the picture is the reason why the television was bought in the first place. While these tips should be used as guidelines for increasing the longevity of the LED TV, do not sacrifice picture quality altogether. Adjusting the brightness and contrast are crucial for conserving power, but do not do so at the expense of the viewing experience. Set the television to levels that still look good while saving energy at the same time. With the exception of purchasing a voltage regulator, which should be done anyway to protect the TV from power surges, all of these tips are simple and free. Heading these suggestions will help any LED TV live for many years.

10. October 2015 · Comments Off on Easy Tips on Caring for LED and LCD Televisions · Categories: electronics · Tags: , , ,

Technological developments bring changes in various fields. One is the field of entertainment. Formerly known television cathode ray tube (CRT) TV aka Tube. However, with the presence of thin-screen TV that has such kind of liquid crystal display (LCD) and light emitting diode (LED) tube TV was becoming obsolete. The shape is lighter and thinner makes LCD and LED TVs in great demand. The image quality is also better displayed.

In addition, this TV is easily placed anywhere because it does not take up space. However, that does not mean the type of TV is free from care, both LED and LCD TVs are more sensitive on the screen. Scars, cuts or scratches on the screen can cause a decrease in image quality impressions. Therefore, you should be careful when lifting or moving it.

Following this, I will share tips on how to care for LED and LCD TVs appropriately:

Avoid the sun rays. Avoid the sun rays. Avoid LED TVs and LCD from direct sunlight. Tips: The best way is to put the TV in a well-protected from the sun or indoors.

Avoid Dust. Dust is the enemy of LED and LCD TVs. Dust will make you filthy TV. In addition, the stub of dust can cover ventilation holes that makes the TV into heat faster. Dust can also cause interference on the display screen that can degrade the quality of the color. The best step is to maintain the cleanliness of the room and electronic equipment. Do not wait until the dust piling up for a long time dust can also cause electrical damage. Tips: For cleaning the dust, you can use a soft cloth and a special cleaning fluid LED and LCD screens. Avoid spraying cleaner directly on the screen. Do not forget to turn off all electrical contacts before cleaning the TV. In addition to cleaning the TV, you also need to maintain the cleanliness of the room.

Placement. In putting the TV, there are a few things that concern. Tips: You need to adjust the distance between the TV and the wall behind it, at least about 10 cm. Thus, the remaining air space so that TV not become hot quickly. Leave space between the audio and the TV. Likewise, other electronic items. Electronic items that are too close to the TV can cause magnetic interference that affects the display screen.

Set Temperature and Humidity. Simple but often overlooked is about the temperature and humidity. Try to keep the temperature and humidity is always stable. However, excessive use of electronic products to improve the air temperature. Especially in the room there are many electronic products. Tips: The use of air conditioners you can use, but still keep the cleanliness of the room.

With proper care and routine care, LCD and LED TVs, you can last a long time and is not easily damaged.

One of the leading products issued TV size 75-inch wide, with a very thin LED. The thickness is only 0:31-inch. You will be pampered with a this smart TV. Boost your viewing pleasure with superior picture quality for a more realistic and vivid entertainment experience. Clear Motion Rate delivers smoother motion, so you can enjoy fast-moving images with awesome clarity.

27. September 2015 · Comments Off on How to Repair a Flat Screen TV · Categories: electronics · Tags: , , ,

With the importance of home entertainment in modern society, many people are choosing to invest in a flat screen TV,, which offers many benefits over preceding types of television sets, like the old CRTV TVs. However, these newer, classier-looking flat screen TVs often come at a hefty cost, making it even scarier when your TV stops working. Fortunately, troubleshooting and fixing flat screen TV problems is much easier than you might think. Sure, the repairs may still require a nice chunk of change, or may even require the help of a professional, but it is better than buying a new flat screen TV.
Repairing a Flat Screen TV
When it comes to repairing a flat screen TV, there is a wide range of issues that can cause problems. The most common problems people seem to have are screen and picture-related. As long as whatever damage to the screen has not penetrated the layer of plasma or LCD pixels behind the screen, repairing the flat screen TV is possible. If the damage is too deep, it may be necessary to replace the TV altogether.

Scratched Screen
For a scratched screen, varying methods for fixing the TV are available. This includes using a scratch kit, auto rubbing compound and clear lacquer, or petroleum jelly.

Keep in mind that the third method is a temporary fix, but it does involve less risk.

Cracked Screen
For small cracks, you can use the above-mentioned petroleum jelly method. First, clean the surface of the area of the screen surrounding the crack with a rag dipped in diluted isopropyl alcohol. Then, apply a generous amount of petroleum jelly to the cracked area of the screen using a clean eyeglass cloth. Be sure to smooth out the jelly, as well as to remove any excess jelly from the screen.

The petroleum works well as a quick, easy, and affordable fix, but it is not a permanent fix, and generally only works with small cracks that are not easily visible. For large cracks, or cracks in the main focal points of the screen, you are likely better off replacing the screen completely.

Broken Screen
For those who have a broken screen, there are three options: get a new TV, replace the screen yourself, or have a professional do it.

If you are going to be replacing it, start by locating the frame screws and work at unscrewing all of them. Remove the frame from the TV and set it aside. The next step requires you to disconnect any cables connecting the frame and the screen. Be sure to take note of which wires go where. After removing the broken screen, put the new screen in place, and trace your steps back, plugging in the wires, re-assembling the frame, and securing the frame with the screws.

Screen Distortion
A common problem with flat screen TVs, plasma TVs in particular, is screen distortion, which includes issues such as dead pixels and screen burn. There are many different solutions, but one cost-effective method requires an external DVD player (even if the TV has a built-in DVD player) and a pixel corrector DVD.

Start by disconnecting all devices from the TV except the DVD player. Use the TV’s menu to navigate to the resolution selection screen, and choose the highest resolution supported by the TV. Insert the pixel corrector DVD into the DVD player and choose the repair function you need, or use the software wizard to guide you through the process.
How to Buy Flat Screen TV Replacement Parts
Whether you are looking for a new flat screen, circuit board, or other flat screen TV parts, a reputable place to find parts for many TV models at a fair price is eBay. Simply enter the keywords “flat screen TV replacement parts” into the search bar for a list of available items. You can further refine your search by entering more specific keywords.

As flat screen TVs are typically quite pricey, they can cause a huge headache when they break. If you’ve thrown your Wii remote at the TV during a vigorous round of Wii Sports, have no fear; fixing your flat screen TV may be much easier than you thought.