Home Theater Monitor

The home theater room systems video monitor needs to be sized for your viewing comfort and the size of your room that is the distance of the seating from the TV display. It needs to be placed at a height that is natural for you to look at, not too high and not to low, and can easily be seen from all seats in the room. Our 46 inch LED LCD TV has an great picture and is pleasurable to sit and watch. We mounted our TV monitor on the wall. We got our Adjustable Tilting/Swiveling Wall Mount Bracket and our digital antennae from Mono Price. Their price are great for most of their products. We do have a caution on their lag screws, take one sample down to your local hardware store and buy replacement lag screws and throw away the ones received with the mounting bracket.

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We popped the heads off of two out of the eight lag screws we used to mount the wall bracket with. We have replaced all of our lag screws, we did not want to come home some time and see our monitors laying on the floor all busted up because the lag screw heads popped of in an earthquake.

When you mount the wall bracket to the wall, make sure you find the center of the studs you plan on using. Stud finders are fine for approximating the location of the studs but use a very small nail or a diaper pin to probe the wall board and fined both sides of the stud then mark the center to pre-drill a hole for the lag screw, use a drill that is slightly smaller then the diameter of inside of the lag screw.

The types of TV displays are DLP, LCD, Plasma, LED DLP and a new version called 3D TV .Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a trademark owned by Texas Instruments. The image is created by microscopic mirrors laid out in a matrix on a semiconductor chip. A DLP projection systems creates a color image, by either a single-chip DLP or by a three-chip DLP projector design.

The LED DLP displays uses the same DLP technology, but it uses the new bright LEDs for the lamp light source that has over 60,000 hours of life time and contrast ratio of up to 10,000 to 1.

Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) technology has two thin, polarized panels that sandwich a thin liquid-crystal gel. This display is divided into individual pixels by an X/Y grid of wires that allows each pixel to be activated individually.

I read in a popular magazine that these LCD displays are being designed in an ultra thin display. Two manufactures have developed a 1.5 inch and one has developed a 1.7 inch thick display at 42 inches diagonal viewing area. The fourth one has developed a 1.2 inch thick display but at a 11 inch diagonal. The old displays were about 4 inches thick.

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Plasma displays have an x/y matrix of sealed cells or pixels with xenon and neon gas and phosphor in them that give off red, green or blue light when excited with an electric potential.

We looked at the 45" to 50" displays. They all show a clear clean picture, I liked the LCD displays, also the LED DLP displays looked very good, they have a very good range of viewing angle. That is if you are off to the side of the displays you can still see a good picture. Again these are my preference, you need to look at all the available displays to find the one you like best. There are many different manufacturers of these display monitors.

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