TV has become a great deal in this day and era, and it could be your family’s best friend for years. Businesses also need TVs to help keep their customers, employees, and guests entertained and informed while on your business premises. There are essential features that you should consider before buying a new TV.
Since you’ll spend thousands of hours watching it, it is only fair that you spend a few hours choosing the best one for you. If you are a selective buyer, you will find it challenging to decide which features you should consider when buying a new TV. Below are important factors that will help you decide the best TV for you.
TV Screen Size
You’ll need to place your television somewhere, and thus your available space will determine the size of the TV to buy. There are different TV sizes you can choose from depending on the available space. TV screen sizes are measured diagonally, so an 80-inch TV is approximately 70 inches wide. Traditionally, the family sofa determined the size of the TV. However, with modern technology, TVs are redefining the rules. There are large TV screens designed to be indistinguishable from your home or business artwork. There is no need to go too small due to space anymore.
The TV price is another factor you need to consider when you decide to buy a new TV. Even the law of demand dictates that you must be willing and able to pay at that given price. Different TVs will have different prices depending on their sizes, resolutions, features, and brands. It’s up to you to decide on the best TV that suits your budget. Alternatively, it would help if you always were alert on offers when available, like black Fridays when the prices are discounted.
Screen Resolution: HD, 4K, or 8K
Screen resolution refers to how clear images and texts are displayed on the screen. It is the number of pixels a screen can show horizontally and vertically. The higher the resolution, the finer and sharper the pictures.
For a long time, the full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) has been the most common and standard resolution in most TVs worldwide. TV manufacturers have advanced to 4K (Ultra HD) resolutions whose number of pixels is four times better than HD TVs (3840 x 2160). Ultra HD has become the new standard for TV resolution. However, manufacturers are also looking to advance even more to 8K (7680 x 4320) to improve the digital picture quality. However, the 8K resolution is still limited and quite expensive.
TV Type: LCD vs. OLED
There are two types of TVs depending on how they are lit. LCD TVs use LED, which stands for Light Emitting Diode, that lights up and dims specific TV pixels according to the action taking place on your television. This feature is known as local or active dimming. QLED TVs also use this technology but with quantum dots to produce a broad array of colors and brightness. The major undoing for TVs using this technology is that they may exhibit imperfections when displaying images in rapid motion, and images also fade away when viewing from the side.
On the other hand, OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. The significant difference is that the pixels that are not needed at any particular time of your viewing do not light up, switching off part of your TV entirely during dimly-lit scenes. The TV is also slim due to the lack of an extra layer behind the screen. Due to reliance on electrifying organic material, pixels could get stuck when displaying a static image for the same time.
The choice between LED and OLED TVs will be influenced by what and how you intend to use your TV. If you are a home theatre enthusiast, OLED TV is best for you because of its color accuracy and unparalleled lighting. Gamers and cable TV watchers should go for a modern LED TV, preferably QLED with many dimming zones.
Many TVs have other extra features in addition to the basic features like in-built Wi-Fi connectivity. The Wi-Fi enables you to connect to intern-based services like YouTube and Netflix for streaming your favorite videos and shows. You can also use your smart TV to watch special-interest programs, download movies, post on Facebook, or even play online games.
It would be best to have a TV that would connect with your other devices like a gaming box, Apple TV, and soundbar. Look for HDMI ports on your TV, and the recommended amount is four ports. Other TVs have Bluetooth-enabled connectivity, which can connect with your devices through Bluetooth, such as headphones. You could watch your favorite show or listen to music without disturbing others.
Buying a new TV requires careful and thorough preparation. Also, Home Theater Systems may include relocating power outlets and routing cables behind the wall. At Penny Electric, we are licensed in network wiring and home theatre installations. Contact us today and let us help you.