What should I look for when purchasing HDTVs?

Episode 877

Marsha from San Jose, CA

Leo goes through all of the things he suggests to look at when getting a new HDTV.

  • When buying more than one, get them all from the same manufacturer.
  • Marsha wants to get 3 for different parts of the house, and Leo recommends to get them from the same company so the picture looks uniform across the different TVs.

  • Get an LED backlit LCD TV.
  • Leo recommends LCD over plasma because they are thinner and use less power. The term "LED" refers to how the LCD screen is backlit, and LED is certainly the type to get.