A pink TV buyers guide, Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our guide to all you need to know when selecting a new pink tv for yourself or indeed as a gift for others. With information on Audio Quality, inbuilt DVDs, HDMI what it is and why you need it as well as Live TV we hope to wrap up this series of articles and give you a firm understanding of the various technologies involved and how they impact on your choice of pink tv.

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface or HDMI to give it its acronym is the key to High Definition TV and essentially it refers to the interface and cabling that allows such high-resolution pictures to be transmitted and displayed on your TV. Without this there cannot be any HD, for example whilst your tv may be HD compatible, if the source of the display is not being transferred over a HDMI cable then you will not be able to view the image in its full High Definition glory. With more and more HDMI compatible devices appearing on the market it really is essential if you plan on taking full advantage of your HD TV. As a real world example, if your cable or satellite box does not have a HDMI output then you cannot view your favourite program in HD.

Audio Quality

Blue Ray players, DVDs and HD TV has in recent years dramatically improved the quality of sound available to most home theatre systems, however this quality of sound can only really be achieved with suitable surround sound speakers and sub woofers. So unless you plan on hooking up your pink tv to a separate home theatre system to power the audio then you’re likely left using the inbuilt speakers on most tv’s, which whilst are perfectly adequate for day-to-day use, to get the best out of your audio you really do need separate surround sound speakers. If the tv is to be used as a 2nd or 3rd TV in your home then it’s unlikely you will be using surround sound speaker systems with them, however if it’s to be used as your primary TV at home then you may wish to consider looking into separate surround sound speakers to get the best possible quality of audio.

Built in DVD

As you may have noticed quite a lot of the pink tv’s we have listed on our site include inbuilt DVD players which are a great way of saving space and indeed messy wiring. As far as quality goes there is no discernible difference in quality between an external DVD player and an inbuilt one so ideally you should look to those tv’s that include a DVD player should you wish to conserve space and indeed money by not needing a separate external DVD player.

Live TV

Not to be confused with the somewhat popular sky channel of the same name, Live TV in this case refers to the ability to pause, record and rewind the TV picture as it happens on-screen. This is great if you’ve just sat down to watch the latest eastenders or Corra and you have unexpected visitors or a phone call, simply press pause and your TV picture is paused until you have time to come back and pick your programme up where you left off. Initially available in satellite and set-top boxes, this technology is becoming more and more frequent in standard tv’s and whilst not essential, it’s certainly a useful little gadget to have should your chosen pink tv offer it.

And there you have it, our guide to the pink TV buyer! If you have any questions or comments, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and perhaps you will see your question featured in the next installment of our guide. Happy Pink TV watching!

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