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  1. #1 LCD TV 
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    I am shopping for a new LCD and am getting conflicting info

    Is it true that it cannot be placed on top of the fireplace mantle?

    Is there a visible difference between 30000 and 50000 to 1 contrast ratio

    any other tips will be appreciated


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  3. #2 Re: LCD TV 
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    Quote Originally Posted by pscharley
    I am shopping for a new LCD and am getting conflicting info

    Is it true that it cannot be placed on top of the fireplace mantle?

    Is there a visible difference between 30000 and 50000 to 1 contrast ratio

    any other tips will be appreciated
    You can put where you lilke assuming it won't topple over.

    If you are going to place it somewhere where it will get very hot that's not a great idea for anything is it?

    My PC monitor is 3000-1 I think, anyway it is very bright I have to have it on the lowest setting otherwise is it blinding, but I tend to turn it up a bit to use it as a TV.

    I think contrst ratios are mainly for bragging purposes you would probably need specialist equipment to tell the difference.

    I would be more concerned about screen definition and number of pixels that's the real issue, you want it to do the best HD you can, but it depends how fussy you are about such things, you won't normally notice the monitor what you wil notice is the crap film or whatever you are watching.

    Connectivity too can you use it as a PC monitor? Might be useful.

    Anyway I only have a 21" CRT for a TV- it's fine.

    Go down to a store and have a look at a few, they will all have different contrast ratios but they will all look the same anyway.


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    Best bang for the buck right now are the Visio's. There are however better brand names on the market, and worse. Contrast ratio will give you as the name implies brighter whites and darker dark's at the same time. You would be hard pressed to tell the difference on anything above say 10000:1. Be careful about heat, it might cause odd distortions on the screen. Overall I would keep it away from any source of heat, especially rapidly changing heat. 720p is fine for most all viewing. The 1080p displays do look a bit better, but not really needed for normal viewing. 1080i is not as good as 1080p. "i" being interlaced video (odd/even) lines. HDMI is a must, not that anything made doesn't have this. Avoid areas where sun might shine in from a window at any time during the day and strike the screen, bad for viewing, bad for the screen.

    About all I can think of at the moment.
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