While there may be a variety of brands on the market, the actual manufacturers number less than the number of brands. This means, it is quite possible to have a RCA television that is not actually made by RCA. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Most manufacturers left the market because it became so saturated, it was hard to make a profit. This leaves new companies to fill in the gap and they are just a good as the older manufacturers, even better.
Understanding the Modern Television.
Just because there is a manufacturer’s name on the television, does not mean that they actually manufactured it. For example, Sharp no longer makes televisions to be sold in the U.S. Sharp televisions are made by Hisense, a Chinese company, in a factory in Mexico. These televisions are just branded with the name Sharp.
Of the OEM or original equipment manufacturers that still sell in the U.S. Samsung is the top rated company based on market share. LG Electronics is the second largest and TCL Electronics is third with Vizio sometimes changing with TCL for the third spot. Of these, only Vizio is based in the U.S. None of this means that televisions are made to a lower quality. In fact, many of these televisions are recognized for their high standards and workmanship in producing televisions. Primarily, due to the standardization of televisions across the globe.
This has had a ripple effect in many televisions now working the same way even if the individual parts are different. Naturally, it is still possible to get a bad one but for the most part, televisions are televisions now and that includes smart televisions. The difference being in the software.
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This regular television at 28 inches – Samsung Model #UN28H4000 Television is perfect for a bedroom or a efficiency apartment or maybe a dorm room. It has 60Hz native for a refresh rate but 120Hz effective after processing. It has two HDMI ports and a single USB port for added connectivity, as well as the standard ports expected.
It has a generous contrast ratio for beautiful, vibrant colors and the resolution is 720p. This unit makes a great second television or gaming television for the kids.
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A 32 inch offering from LG Electronics – LG Electronics Model #32LF5600 Television that is a standard television for watching or gaming. It has two HDMI ports for plenty of attachments or connections, as well as the standard AV ports. This television offers full 1080p resolution for HD quality. It is also energy star rated, as it uses less energy than comparable televisions.
This is a basic television that works as a second unit or for a dorm room or for gaming for the kids. It has a great picture and the sound is good as well.
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Built by TCL, this television – TCL Model #40FS3800 Television comes in at 40 inches for plenty of viewing space. It is a smart television and it comes preloaded with that standard suite of applications. It is ROKU ready for great streaming and the television offers full 1080p resolution. It is back lit with full LED functionality including a 60Hz native refresh rate and 120Hz after processing. It offers rich and robust colors and the blacks are plasma deep.
Along with the standard connectivity, this television has three HDMI ports and two USB ports for plenty of expansion. This unit makes a great main room television with plenty of space for everyone to see.
Best LED TV to Buy
This 42 inch smart television – LG Electronics Model #42LF5800 Television is the most energy efficient in its class and has the full Energy Star rating. Besides saving energy, this television has the compliment of software and applications one expects as well as the standard ports for connectivity. It has three HDMI ports and two USB ports for more expansion. As it is a smart television, it can be connected to the Internet for a great streaming experience.
The contrast ratio produces excellent colors and the refresh rate is 120Hz effective for no motion blur. It offers a full 1080p resolution for sharp, crisp pictures. Perfect for any room in the house.
Best Curved 55-Inch HDTV
A 55 inch, curved, smart television offering from Samsung. With a 240Hz refresh rate, you won’t miss a second of action due to motion blur. The Samsung Model #UN55H8000 Television comes with a suite of software and has built in Wi/Fi for connection to the Internet. It has multiple HDMI ports and USB ports, as well as the standard connectivity expected. The contrast ratio produces vibrant colors and the 1080p provides for sharp rich images that almost leap off the screen. This is a perfect main television for any home.
When purchasing a new television, be sure to read the included instruction manual for the optimal placement of your new televisions. Also, make sure your television is properly stabilized to prevent accidental tipping due to being bumped or jostled.
The lighting in the room can effect picture quality so be sure to check your lighting to get the best picture.