Measured diagonally in inches
Is it ready to receive High Definition signals?
Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals?
Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
1366 x 768
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 measurements 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 - BLS (Back Light Scanning). 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.
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.
Local Dimming is available on higher spec LED screens and improves contrast by being able to dim sections or 'zones' of the screen, individually. Also known as Micro Dimming.