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The Importance of Contrast Ratio on Your LCD TV

Contrast ratio is an important part of the picture quality on your LCD TV. In short, the contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest and darkest elements you can view on your LCD TV screen. The higher the ratio, the broader the viewing spectrum and supposedly the better the picture.

In reality, though, TV manufacturers measure their contrast ratios in various ways, so it is difficult to translate how a specific contrast ratio will look on any particular LCD TV screen. The best way to decide which LCD TV looks best with a given contrast ratio is simply to view the screen with a wide variety of dark and light pictures.

However, contrast ratios do play an important part in picture quality, and they can range from 500:1 (which is what print looks like on a movie theatre screen) or now even 1,000,000:1! Some say the human eye can only process a contrast ratio up to 40,000:1 on a bright sunny day, so having a greater contrast ratio is pointless. Find out for yourself, but don’t let the salesperson sale you on a high contrast ratio alone.

Before you head out to purchase your high-contrast LCD TV, be sure to view and print out our Measurement Guide so you’ll know that whatever you bring home will work with the TV lift cabinet that you want. ImportAdvantage offers TV lift cabinets both for small screens (Notting Hill XS) or large screens (Banyan Creek XL).

The Importance of Contrast Ratio on Your LCD TV

Contrast ratio is an important part of the picture quality on your LCD TV. In short, the contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest and darkest elements you can view on your LCD TV screen. The higher the ratio, the broader the viewing spectrum and supposedly the better the picture.

In reality, though, TV manufacturers measure their contrast ratios in various ways, so it is difficult to translate how a specific contrast ratio will look on any particular LCD TV screen. The best way to decide which LCD TV looks best with a given contrast ratio is simply to view the screen with a wide variety of dark and light pictures.

However, contrast ratios do play an important part in picture quality, and they can range from 500:1 (which is what print looks like on a movie theatre screen) or now even 1,000,000:1! Some say the human eye can only process a contrast ratio up to 40,000:1 on a bright sunny day, so having a greater contrast ratio is pointless. Find out for yourself, but don’t let the salesperson sale you on a high contrast ratio alone.

Before you head out to purchase your high-contrast LCD TV, be sure to view and print out our Measurement Guide so you’ll know that whatever you bring home will work with the TV lift cabinet that you want. ImportAdvantage offers TV lift cabinets both for small screens (Notting Hill XS) or large screens (Banyan Creek XL).

Tips for Caring for Your LCD TV

After you’ve made your investment in a LCD TV, and perhaps have it displayed on a handcrafted ImportAdvantage pop-up TV lift cabinet, you’ll want to protect your investment by properly caring for your LCD TV. Here are a few tips to make your LCD TV last as long as possible, which could be up to 20 years.

Temperature and humidity are two of the largest factors in lengthening the life of your LCD TV. These highly-sensitive televisions thrive best in temperatures between 68 and 77 degrees. High humidity can harm an LCD television. Take care to not expose it to any excess or accidental moisture. High fluctuations in temperature or humidity can also damage your TV, so maintain an even atmosphere.

Do not forget that LCD TVs are made from glass, so do expose it to any shock, vibration or careless jarring that might disturb the screen or wiring configuration. LCD screens can be scratched easily, so be aware of pets or children that may accidentally harm your LCD screen.

When cleaning your LCD TV, it is recommended that you use IPA (Isoprophyl Alcohol) or Hexane, as Ethyl or Methyl, or other Keytone-type cleaners can harm the LCD’s polarizer.

Lastly, should your LCD finally bite the dust, please dispose of it properly as it does contain a small amount of mercury. And if you need any ideas for recycling your old TV lift cabinet, check out this article.

Tips for Caring for Your LCD TV

After you’ve made your investment in a LCD TV, and perhaps have it displayed on a handcrafted ImportAdvantage pop-up TV lift cabinet, you’ll want to protect your investment by properly caring for your LCD TV. Here are a few tips to make your LCD TV last as long as possible, which could be up to 20 years.

Temperature and humidity are two of the largest factors in lengthening the life of your LCD TV. These highly-sensitive televisions thrive best in temperatures between 68 and 77 degrees. High humidity can harm an LCD television. Take care to not expose it to any excess or accidental moisture. High fluctuations in temperature or humidity can also damage your TV, so maintain an even atmosphere.

Do not forget that LCD TVs are made from glass, so do expose it to any shock, vibration or careless jarring that might disturb the screen or wiring configuration. LCD screens can be scratched easily, so be aware of pets or children that may accidentally harm your LCD screen.

When cleaning your LCD TV, it is recommended that you use IPA (Isoprophyl Alcohol) or Hexane, as Ethyl or Methyl, or other Keytone-type cleaners can harm the LCD’s polarizer.

Lastly, should your LCD finally bite the dust, please dispose of it properly as it does contain a small amount of mercury. And if you need any ideas for recycling your old TV lift cabinet, check out this article.

 
 
 
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