When you’re in the market for a big TV, there are many options available, making the decision on what to buy one that deserves research. Maybe you’ve decided that you’re going to forgo the screen and go with a projector instead. The following list will break down the differences between a big screen and a projector.

Big Screen TV

With the new Smart TVs and the option of LCD, LED, 3D and Plasma, there are a ton of options if you opt for an actual flat screen television. If you’re going to go with an extra large flat screen, you must shop for 1080p or higher to take advantage of every single pixel.

If you’re looking for a 45″ or larger television, you’re going to get the best picture using an LED TV. There are many brands available on the market, with some boasting a clearer imagine than others. The LG 46” LED TV ($459.99+) offers one of the clearest pictures you can find on the market.

But if you’re insistent on an actual television and want the best thing available, then you’ll need to check out a Smart TV. Keep in mind that you’ll be paying top dollar for the newest technology. The Samsung 55” Ultra HD Smart TV ($1,649+) is one of the best available televisions, and with the smart functionality you can use it as a computer as well.

If you’re looking for a huge screen with a great picture but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, then projection may be what you’re looking for.

Projection

Many people incorrectly assume that projectors don’t allow for the crisp, clear picture available on LED TVs. In reality the projection picture quality is identical to that of the flat screen, yet the options for size are virtually limitless. Rather then shelling out hundreds for your 60 inch LED, you can double or even triple that “screen” size with a projector, as it only needs a clear white wall to be the actual screen.

The one downfall of the projector is that on some systems, you cannot watch TV with lights on or in a well lit room. If this is a major concern, be sure to look for a projector with 2,500 lumens or higher. A projector will far outlast your flat screen, and is much easier to move around.

Whether you opt for a flat screen TV or a projector, there are many options available, so be sure to find the one that is the best fit for your home.

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