Full HD Televisions
Full HD, also sometimes called True HD, refers to HD televisions with the full 1080p capabilities. They are the highest resolution HD televisions available, and offer the best picture quality on the market. If you're interested in getting a Full HD television, here are some things to consider.
Advantages of Full HD TVs
- Highest resolution available. Full HD TVs will give you the best picture quality of any TVs available.
- Best support for Blu-ray. If you want to get the most out of your Blu-ray discs,a Full HD television will play them at their highest quality.
- Multiple screen sizes. Full HD TVs come in a wide range of sizes, from 32" all the way up to 58", so you don't need to worry about being restricted by your screen size requirements. Some of the largest televisions available are Full HDTVs.
Disadvantages of Full HD TVs
- Cost. Full HD Televisions are the most expensive TVs you can get, so you'll pay for the extra picture quality.
- Television won't be in Full HD. While almost all Blu-ray discs support 1080p, regular television currently doesn't broadcast at that high a quality. So when watching a TV show you won't be seeing the full resolution of your television.
- Differences to the eye might not be huge. You should compare watching something on a Full HD screen with watching something on regular HD, as you may find the difference slight enough that you don't mind or don't even notice the quality gap.
- Size: The size of television you need will depend on how much space you have and your own personal preferences. Our LCD Televisions Buying Guide has a table which gives the recommended distance from your television you need to be based on the screen size.
- LCD or Plasma: Full HD televisions are available with both LCD or plasma screens, so you'll need to make a decision what kind you want. You can check out our LCD Televisions Buying Guide for details on the advantages and disadvantages of LCD over Plasma.