At 3WG Installations we will come to your home or office and help design an audio/video experience that is just right for you. We can hang your flat panel television and add the surround sound that completes your viewing pleasure. No matter how big or small the job is, we are the right installers for you. We have over 10 years of experience in the world of television installations. Many people are buying their new TV's and not having them installed properly, thus losing the full potential of what was purchased. We offer high quality service and materials so give us a call and take advantage of our FREE in home evaluation.
Hold on to your seat! Watch out. That is what you will do and say when you are watching TV in 3D. No need to go to the theater now to see your favorite movies in 3D. This summer (Set for June 11, 2010) DirecTV will be launching the first broadcast 3D channel. Yes guys it will be ESPN3D. You will be able to see your favorite sporting events like as if you were in the stands. The cool thing about 3D blu-ray players is that it can make you 2D movies look like 3D. The images will not pop out of the screen, but it will give it depth that was not there before. 3D TVs do require special glasses to be worn in order to see the effects. 3D TVs are available in Plasma, LCD, and LED styles.
Light-emitting diode (LED) TVs are the new standards. They are far superior to LCD TVs. First notice to LED TVs is how thin the TV can be. Most LED TVs are not too much more than a inch. They will run much cooler than other styles, meaning they will use less energy to run them. They are capable of having a higher brightness and contrast ratio.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions are one of the slim design TVs that people are mounting on their walls. LCD TV's typically do better in bright rooms since they reduce the glare with the matte finish screen. They are a bit lighter than the plasma TVs. You can also use the LCD TV as a computer monitor with the addition of a VGA cable. These TVs now can have a refresh rate of up to 240Hz. LCD TVs offer a wide viewing angle than older CRT TVs.
Plasma TVs look to be similar in design to LCDs, but they are quite different. Plasmas work better in darker rooms because the screen is made of glass and often reflects light. These glass screens make the TVs much heavier then LCDs. The plasmas have deeper and richer colors. Plasma TVs refresh at rates up to 480Hz which makes them the best for viewing any fast actions. Newer plasmas are offering the same great picture, but use less energy and product less heat output.
Digital Light Projection TVs have revolutionized the way rear projection TVs are looked at. The days of large heavy are long gone. Now you can have TV that is over 70 inches that does not require a crane to handle. They can as little a twelve inches deep. DLPs viewing angle is not that of a LCD or Plasma but you can get more picture at a lower cost with a DLP. One other concern with many is the costly replacement of the lamp for the TV, but now they have come out with a LED buld that stands up much better over time.
Screen resolution is what make up the image that you look at on the TV. The higher the resolution the more clarity you will in the picture. Most of the HD televisions either have 720 or 1080 resolution. These numbers are usually followed by an "i" or "p". The "i" stands for interlaced, which means that it refreshes alternating lines on every pass. The TV will refresh the even lines then the odds lines and start the process over again. "p" stands for progressive, which means that the TV refreshes every line on every pass. The best picture quality would be on a 1080p TV. Smaller TVs do not need to have that much resolution, so don't go looking for a 22" 1080 TV.
Screen size will depend on the size of your room or mostly to your preference. Obviously the bigger the room the bigger the TV you can add. If you are going on a bare wall the TV will look smaller than it does with accents around it. Here is a guide to help you figure out what size TV might work best for you:
This a great way to get the best picture from your TV. Calibrations should not be done as soon as you purchase the TV. You want to "break it in" before you make changes to it. It is recommend to wait at least until 100 hours of use (about 1 month) then once a year after that. Just like you tune up your car every so often because use wears things down, the same goes for your TV.