The big game is coming up. You've followed your team all season long, and now you're ready to cheer on your team to the final victory.
Before you can invite your 50 closest friends over to share in their inevitable victory, you have to get your house ready. Whether that means replacing your ancient television with a plasma or LCD TV or simply grabbing some chips, don't be embarrassed when game day begins.
You'll get a great picture whether you buy an LCD or plasma TV. One of the most important factors to consider is the lighting of the room. A plasma works best in a room with low to normal lighting, while an LCD works best in a very bright room. You'll be able to see all the action from any angle, even at 180 degrees, with a plasma TV vs. LCD. Manufacturers are continuing to improve LCD technology so that you get a great view no matter where you are sitting, however on current models, the viewing quality suffers after 120 degrees.
Surprisingly, altitude also makes a difference with TV viewing. If you live in a high-altitude area, 6,500 feet or higher, you'll want an LCD TV. A plasma can emit a buzzing sound at high altitudes.
Most people know that screensavers are necessary for your computer so the image of the desktop doesn't ?burn in.? However, there's a potential for burn in with a plasma television, though it's not common as long as you don't display a static page, such as your DVD welcome screen, for long periods of time.
Though you likely won't be purchasing a new TV simply for the game, it will give you a good motivation to finally upgrade that behemoth that's been sitting in your living room.