About 50 inch 3D Smart TV
50 inch 3D Smart TVs are among the latest additions to home entertainment. Being fully 3D-ready, they allow the latest movies to be viewed just as though you were at the cinema.
Smart TVs also benefit from built-in internet access to enable the use of various online services, from social networking to on-demand video such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Messaging services like Skype are also popular, using a webcam that can be attached for seamless video communication. Smart TVs have become increasingly standard, even (to an extent) among budget ranges, and can either be plugged directly into your router via an ethernet port or, with some models, connected wirelessly to your home Wi-Fi connection.
There are two broad types to choose from when it comes to picking a screen. LED displays can be either back-lit or edge-lit, with the latter more common among high-end models because it allows for super thin designs and a more consistent picture. The benefits of all LED TVs, though, include energy efficiency, crisp and varied colours, and a brightness that isn't diminished by glare from sunlight. One downside to LED screens is that deep blacks are rarely achieved.
Plasma displays on the other hand excel at this, as well as a greater evenness in brightness, albeit dimmer than LED overall. Plasma also affords the viewer a greater choice of viewing angles, with the colours staying rich at up to 80 degrees off centre. One downside is the energy consumption, which is much greater than that of LEDs.