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Measured diagonally in inches
Is it ready to receive High Definition signals?
1080p Full HD Ready
Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals?
Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
1920 x 1080
Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information
Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with Plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors)
Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds.
Manufacturers now use their own measurement systems so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - Intelligent Frame Creation (IFC). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures. No abbreviation indicates traditional measurement. Plasmas generally use a 600Hz sub-field refresh rate.
Motionflow XR 200
Does it have LED backlighting? This technology promotes enhanced contrast ratios and thinner sets.
Does it offer 3D viewing? Remember that glasses are not always included.
Does it feature 2D to 3D upconversion? This lets you watch 2D material in 3D.
Number of 3D Glasses Included
The number of 3D glasses included with the sale of this unit. The glasses may be in the box, via separate redemption or offered at point of sale.
Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations?
Does it receive Freeview TV stations?
Does it receive Freeview HD TV stations?
Does it receive freesat HD TV stations?
Active/Passive Glasses 3DTV
Does the 3D TV use active or passive technology glasses? Active provides a superior resolution but passive glasses are cheaper and lighter.
Analogue Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated analogue audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to a hi-fi system.
Digital Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated digital audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to an AV or digital hi-fi system.
Yes - Optical
Are stereo speakers standard?
Number of HDMI sockets.
Number of USB sockets
USB Video Playback
Does it have USB video playback? As standard, USB sockets except photo and music files. Enhanced spec sockets also accept video files.
Does it have USB recording? As standard, USB sockets playback files. Some will also record, for example, TV programs from a TV to hard drive.
Number of Scart sockets included
Is a component input fitted? Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted.
Can a computer be plugged in?
Does it have a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only
Does it have a headphone socket? This allows you to connect headphones for private listening.
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Audio return channel feeds the sound back from a TV to an AV receiver, allowing the use of a single HDMI cable to connect TV and receiver/amp.
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Access to web applications or apps such as YouTube.
Whether or not the unit has access to one of the most popular web apps - BBC iPlayer.
Full Web Browser
Whether or not the unit gives the option of a full web browser. Note that in some instances not all web content can be shown - such as Flash.
Eco Friendly Features
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Is a desktop stand standard?
Wall Mount Required
Type of wall mount required. VESA fittings are usually 100 x 100mm, 200 x 100mm or 200 x 200mm. "Plasma type" is common with the larger LCD TV's and require a sliding bar type fitting.
Dimensions excluding stand
Dimensions of set excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm
943 x 586 x 42
Dimensions including stand
Dimensions of set including stand (W x H x D) in mm
943 x 616 x 250
Approx weight without/with stand in KG.
Integrated DVD Player
Does this TV have an integrated DVD Player?
Does the TV feature a touch screen for stylus or finger tip?
Voice Activated TV
Can the TV be activated by voice?