With Christmas right around the corner, shoppers will be out and about in search of the best gift for loved ones.
Electronics always seem to be a popular item on many peoples Christmas wish lists.
But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right one?
Audiotronics Owner Alan Guyes says when trying to decide between a plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), and a light-emitting diode (LED) television it really depends on the person and the setting of the room. "Realistically plasma is where you want to be if you use video file and have the right room. What constitutes as the right room? You cannot have a lot of bright sunlight. If you're a gamer, it's probably not a good idea to have a plasma with a lot of static images on the screen," explained Guyes.
According to cnet.com, without question, LED LCDs are the brightest TVs you can buy.
The website states that some models are capable of well over 100 footlamberts. To put that in perspective, in a movie theater you're lucky if you get 5.
Plasmas just aren't that bright. It's all relative, though, as plasmas are still likely way brighter than old-school CRT tube TVs. So plasmas aren't "dim," but they aren't nearly as bright as LCDs.
When choosing the size of a television, Guyes says it varies from person to person.
If you're someone who likes to sit in front at the movies then you may enjoy a bigger screen at a closer distance.
Guyes says the average size people buy from his store are 50 to 55 inch television sets.
The average optimal viewing distance for the average customer at Audiotronics is 8 to 10 feet.