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2. Video Components > 9. Get the Right TV

Get the Right TV

Getting the right television to provide that picture isn’t trivial, but here are plenty of good tips to help you pick the right unit.

Figuring out which TV to buy, even with a fixed budget, is worth some explanation. The first decision you need to make relates to the aspect ratio [Hack #13] . If you’ve got less than $700 or so in your TV budget, this might be a moot point; you’re going to have to spend at least that much to get into the widescreen TV market. You might consider saving up a little longer and making sure you can afford a widescreen TV, for several reasons:

  • You’ll get to watch movies in the closest possible format to how they were filmed, without losing much of the picture to the screen edges.


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