Posted Thursday 30th October 2014 at 10:42am
TV or Projector?
Plasma and LED TVs are still king when it comes to picture quality, however you need to buy the right type of TV and it's always a good idea to have a specialist install it correctly. If you're setting up your own home theatre or media room, a Plasma TV or LED TV is a safer bet.
Unless you have a spare $105,000 and another $10,000 for a TV bracket, then a 103" panasonic plasma TV, I guess it isn't an option. A projector on the other hand can deliver spectacular results in high definition with a picture size up to 300" for around $5000. Projectors have a bad rap in certain circles and it's completely unjustified.
LED TV or Plasma
This on-going debate is constantly under review. We recommend to our clients that if you predominantly watch TV and you do not have windows behind your head shining directly onto the screen, then choose plasma.
If you predominantly watch movies, preferably Blu-ray, then we recommend the Samsung range of LED TVs. The new series 7 LED TVs are stunning and capable of 3D TV. The clarity of LED and the brightness really adds something to your viewing experience.
Most TV manufacturers ship their TVs in a state where the colour wound up and the contrast exaggerated. Why would they do that I hear you ask? In the off chance that the shipped TV will be used on the showroom floor, studies have found that people often compare the colour to the TV next to it. If all other TVs have the colour turned up and one manufacturer doesn't do this, their model looks de-saturated and apparently they sell less units. When you have the TV at home, change the colour settings back to normal. You'll be much happier with the picture quality.
Many of our clients ask us about whether they should wall mount their plasma or LCD TV. We always say yes and I've never heard anyone say that it looked better sitting on top of the cabinet after we'd gone to the trouble of mounting it. Provided the TV is mounted at the correct height and the cables are concealed, either within the wall cavity or in special cable ducting, there's something about it that looks very pleasing to the eye. Not to mention out of harms way when it comes to kids little fingers.
Connect Multimedia install hundreds of TVs and projectors every year. Some are supplied by us and others are supplied by the clients. If you're thinking about wall-mounting your TV give us a call and we can give you a rough idea of the price over the phone. Our phone number is 1300 884 200 or drop us an email and we'll get back to you as quick as we can.