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Some places have little to no room for even the most basic necessities like televisions. Plus, televisions have grown in size and width over the past twenty years. With smaller apartments and homes, there is hardly room to fit televisions of substantial sizes. Luckily, technology has advanced enough to fit all the necessary parts of a television into a compact, flat panel.
Flat panel televisions come in various sizes, ranging from 19 to 70 (measuring screen size diagonally). They are able to stand alone or be hung on a wall with the proper mounting equipment. The convenience of a flat panel television set is that it takes up less room than the standard television set with the wide back.
Plasma flat panel televisions and LCD flat panel televisions are the most common flat panel models on the market today. There are also flat panel televisions that have high definition (HD) viewing, which are optimal for using with Blu-Ray players.
Entertainment centers will hold the flat panel television and other electronic media such as DVD players or gaming consoles. Entertainment centers come in different shapes and sizes, including those designed for placement in room corners and those that have mounts for the flat panel television and individual shelves underneath. There is also great versatility with entertainment centers, as they can be relocated to another area in the room.
If there is no room to fit an entertainment center where the television is located, there are wall mounts that will hang it securely on the wall where it is out of the way. These wall mounts attach to the support beams in the wall structure with heavy-duty screws, and then the flat panel is affixed to the mounts. Some wall mounts allow the flat panel to tilt slightly, for locations like the bedroom where the viewing is being done at a more severe angle than in a living room setting.
There are so many options with flat panel televisions that it is difficult to justify not getting one. The variety of sizes, versatility, and overall quality are just some of the features to think about when considering a flat panel purchase.