With the best TV in your bedroom, you'll get a compact entertainment device that gives you the freedom to watch what you want, when you want, even when The Other TV is otherwise engaged. So now that you're finally tired of letting the Living Room have all the fun, and you're ready to purchase a new bedroom TV, we can be of assistance.
Print this handy guide, read it and take it with you, and together we can help you get the most TV for your money by addressing all of the key factors, such as...
A "Bedroom TV" used to be just a smaller TV, to fit in a smaller room. But sleek, modern flat-screen designs now make it possible to put a full-sized television just about anywhere. Park it on a dresser or a night table, bring in a TV stand or even mount the TV on the wall and watch it blend seamlessly into your boudoir décor. You have more options than ever, although the physical dimensions of the screen are certainly still a major consideration.
Before you head out to the store, you might want to choose the spot where the TV will go, and pull out the tape measure to help you gain a sense of how much TV you can actually accommodate. Screen sizes are measured diagonally, and with today's thin bezels (the frame around the four edges of the screen), expect the TV to be a smidge narrower side-to-side than the advertised number. So a "37-inch" screen will need about three feet of space across. Remember to allow a small margin on all sides for proper ventilation, too.
Notice too how far away the TV will be relative to your viewing position. As a rough guideline, double the diagonal screen measurement to determine an appropriate viewing distance. For example, if you watch from the bed, your eyes about six feet from the TV, you'd do well with at least a 37-inch screen.
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Today's high-definition picture is so clear, you can sit closer if you like and still see The Big Picture, without being distracted by individual lines or pixels in the image. But too small a TV from too far away will be more difficult to properly appreciate, certainly.
When it comes to picture quality, the handiest numbers to look for are "720p" and "1080p." 1080p is also known as Full HD, because it represents the maximum resolution under the official high-def specifications. 720p uses one third less lines, but still delivers a wonderfully sharp image, especially when compared with standard definition.
While the lighting conditions are seldom ideal in most retail showrooms, you should be able to get an idea of which picture you like best. It also helps to go with a manufacturer you trust, with a proven track record in high-definition performance. Just sayin'.
Simply cranking up the volume doesn't improve sound clarity, and can actually make it worse. Morning/Nighttime requires a certain thoughtfulness toward your partner, so a special audio setting such as Clear Voice II (exclusive to LG televisions) comes in mighty handy. Clear Voice II boosts dialogue--the most important part of the soundtrack--so every word is easy to hear, even at lower volume.
Hate that sinking feeling when you drift off, only to wake up in the middle of the night to see some weird infomercial playing on the bedroom TV? A customizable sleep timer is a simple solution, so the television knows to switch off shortly after you do.
The right Bedroom TV is a state-of-art entertainment device that brings the freedom to relax in privacy and comfort. Watch what you want, whenever you want! And now that you're ready to purchase your Bedroom TV, we can help you choose the ideal model with our quick, easy Bedroom TV shopping tool. Click here to try it out!
All we can do here is remind you how much enjoyment a Bedroom TV will bring you in the years ahead, and of the variables mentioned above. And spending a bit more today for a bigger, better television can help “future-proof” your purchase.
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You'll want at least one HDMI port, for a bedroom TV set-top box, more if you want a Blu-ray player and/or a high-end videogame console. Make sure there are the proper inputs for any other, older devices you plan to connect, too.
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