Selecting a brand new TV to purchase is no easy task. Not only are there are many different brands &models available on the market shelves for you to consider, the TV is often the focal point of a living or family room and therefore needs to meet the expectations that you set for it.
However, knowing how to buy a TV often comes down to knowing which specific features and qualities you need to look for. We’ll go over six of those qualities here:
Key Feature Highlights of Television
- Screen size
- Choose between HD or Ultra HD
- Go with a smart TV
- Picture type
- Connectivity ports
- Sound quality
- Affordable price
The Screen Size
Probably the one factor you’re thinking about the most with a TV is the screen size. After all, this is the first thing anyone notices when they first see a TV in a room. While the size of TV you want is completely up to you, if it’s going to be in the living or family room, a size of at least fifty five inches will be preferable.
Choose Between HD or Ultra HD
After the screen size, the next factor you’ll likely be paying the most attention to is the resolution of the TV. Your two primary options here are a regular HD TV or an Ultra HD (also known as a 4K) TV. Between the two, the Ultra HD definitely has an enhanced resolution, but it will also cost you several hundred of Nairas/dollars more on average.
Go With A Smart TV
For every five TV’s sold these days, three are Smart TVs. The explanation for their popularity is because they can access online streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, as well as a whole host of different apps and sometimes even full web browsers. It won’t be long before all TVs become Smart TVs, so you’d be better off buying one now rather than later to keep yourself up-to-date with modern technology.
Most TV sets today are LED LCD, which are becoming more affordable, but still suffer from some drawbacks, including lack of shadow detail and image fading when viewed from the side. OLED screens address these problems and exhibit stunning contrast, but they are also more expensive.
because even the best TV sets today are so thin, they have little space for high-quality speakers. Instead of getting bogged down in your TV set’s audio quality, you’re better off investing in a sound bar or a surround-sound system.
simply put, the more HDMI ports a TV has, the better. If you plan on hooking up game consoles or a sound bar to your TV set, then you’re going to want at least 4 HDMI ports, at least one of which should be an HDMI 2 port.
What you should expect: No TV will last forever, but these days you should typically expect anywhere from 7 to 10 years of reliable service from your new TV. The expected lifespan for a premium TV may be even longer.
Finally, it’s important to set a budget for yourself before you go TV shopping. While it can be tempting to buying the absolute nicest TV on display, you also don’t want to spend money that you can afford. Therefore, head in with the mindset that rather than buying the nicest TV available, you’ll buy the nicest one within your price range.
Choosing The Right TV For You
Hopefully this article has helped you understand exactly what you need to look for in a new TV and will enable you to more easily narrow your options. The next thing for you to do is to keep these qualities in mind when you go to actually view the TVs for sale in your area.