With recent advances in technology, prices are decreasing while the number of features and options are increasing. They also offer placement versatility as you can mount, display on a stand or position them on a mantel and lean against the wall.
This buying guide highlights the technology behind flat panel TVs, size and placement options and definition characteristics.
Another factor that affects display quality is refresh rate. The bare minimum refresh rate for flat panel TVs is 60Hz. The best LCD TVs will run a 120Hz refresh rate. A higher refresh rate is ideal for fast sequences when you're gaming or watching live sports. A lower refresh rate leaves the possibility for motion blurring, whereas a faster refresh rate has a smooth, fluid look.