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Get the LOZO on how to save money on a TV. First be sure to review the general tips for saving money on Electronics, covering relevant topics like comparison shopping, reviews, deals, coupons and more. Check our expert advice and buying guides below to decide which features are worth spending extra dough. Compare the latest LED screens with widescreen LCD, plasma, and CRT options.

TIPS


  • Buy the right resolution for the TV screen size
    The higher the resolution of a TV, the greater the cost. However, only larger screen TVs benefit from the best resolutions. For example: on a 32" screen TV, most people won't be able to see the difference between a 720p or 1080p resolution, but the [...]
  • Smaller TV screens = lower costs
    Small screen TVs save you money in two key ways: 1. the initial cost of the TV will be less and 2. your ongoing monthly electric bill will be lower. As an added perk, since they use less electricity, they're also better for the environment.
  • Plasma screens = higher costs
    Plasma screens cost more than LCD TVs or rear-projections TVs both in the initial cost and in your ongoing electric bills since they eat up more energy. For example: a typical 52-inch LCD TV uses about the same wattage as a typical 42-inch plasma. [...]
  • Budget for the extras
    Remember that with TVs, the final cost is likely to include more than just the cost of the TV itself. You may also need audio/video cables, additional speakers, a DVD player, a new TV stand or wall-mount bracket, etc. In short, there are a lot of [...]
  • Buy a TV that is EnergyStar compliant
    If a TV is energy efficient, it will save you money over time because it will use less energy and, therefore, provide regular savings on your electric bill. The money you save will more than pay for the extra cost you may have to pay upfront. When [...]
  • Replace the TiVo with your PC & save money
    By using a PC as a replacement for TiVo, you can save as much as $150 a year. It'll take an initial investment to get it set up, but it will save you money in the long run. See PC World's article about turning your PC into a Media Center for more [...]
 
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