The most important thing of LCD HDTV's are (1)resolution, (2)contrast ratio, and (3)brightness.
(1)That sammy is 1366 x 768 pixels which is fine. 1080 is better, but more expensive
(2)It doesn't say what the contrast ratio is. It does say a "dynamic ratio" of 3000:1 but it doesn't say the "static" or "true" contrast ratio, which is the important number.
Contrast ratio is the difference in brightness from black to white.
Static or true contrast ratio would be the contrast ratio when your looking at a picture. The black vs the white
Dynamic would be when you look at a white light move across a black screen. Thing is when your eyes are looking at the white light as it's moving, your not looking at the black. It's just a way to print a more impressive sounding number for the ads.
Your going to have to go to the store, and look at the manual, yourself to find out.
Personally, I don't even give a glance to any tv that has a contrast ratio less than 1000:1
(3)It also doesn't say what the brightness is.
500 cd/m² ± 100 cd/m² is fine.
Bigger isn't always better. You'll have to see it in action and decide for yourself if you like it, and again your going to have to go into the store and look at the manual, or ask questions to find out.
FYI cd/m² is candelas per square meter. A candela is a standard unit of measuring brightness. It was based off "candel power"
eg: one candle emits x
amount of light...
This light bulb is the equivalent of so many
The price would be ok if the tv had a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness around 500cd/m²
Here's some alternatives...Sharp aquos 26" ($800USD)Lg 32" 720p with 5000:1 and 500 cd/m² ($1100USD)
Edited by _iffy, 27 March 2007 - 02:19 AM.