Anyone know of any good web sites that show the inside of an LCD and how it works? What to look for when buying? What parts are cheap and what parts different manufactures use, comparing brands and stress tests? something along those lines.....take care
I don't know any sites but you may be able to find some using your favourite browser. There is not much inside current TV's, maybe five or six modules, most of which would be replaced if there was a failure.
When buying look for the features you need, e.g., number of hdmi ports, screen size, exterior appearance, extent of user controls for picture adjustment. You will likely need to spend some time deciding between plasma, LCD, LED, and 3D. Everyone has a different opinion, so do not go asking which is better. There are enough posting on the web for you to research and come to your own conclusions.
Then match your price point with a name brand and look for reviews. The CNET site usually may have a similar model with their comments.
As Bplayer said, don't be as concerned about what is inside the set as much as how well it works. The major differences are LCD panel quality, back light quality and features. Some models or brands have a better or worse track record than average so it's good to look for reviews and end user experiences. In general, major name brands like Samsung or Panasonic will be significantly better quality than very cheap house brands. Name brand sets also vary by model number and price. In general, you get what you pay for but some features on high end sets are of dubious value. I generally look for mid-priced, name brand sets with the features I want and then start researching brands and model numbers from there. It can sometimes be difficult to find reviews for new models or Canadian specific models so don't give up. There may be some experiences and information that can be found on this, or similar, sites. Google is great when used to search for information on a specific model number.
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