Things to Remember When Buying a TV

It’s the Christmas season and gift-giving is upon us. Buying a TV might come into mind so be sure to remember these things so you know you’re getting your money’s worth,

Display Types
Let’s all admit, all these plasma, LED, LCD, OLED jargon is very intimidating. It wouldn’t be that confusing if you know what you’re going to use it primarily for. Get a plasma if you’re considering putting it on a big room for a wide viewing angle, LCD if you’re on the hunt for the cheapest and if not really into gaming, LED if you want something energy efficient or OLED if you have the budget and are more into the high-quality cinematic experience.

Consider 4K
4K resolution are also known as UHD or Ultra High Deifintion TVs and they have four times as many pixels as a standard 1080p resolution. Come in about 5 years and 4K TVs will become the new standard. New consoles and TV channels are coming out with better screen resolution, so it’s about time you accommodate it for a full and better TV and gaming experience.

HDMI ports
Know the number of devices you’ll want to connect on your television beforehand, and look for at least 4 HDMI ports because these can get used up fast especially with the variety of accessories popping up these days. Add a sound bar, a Bluray player, or a game console, this port is really one of the vital specs you should definitely check out.

Aspect Ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the television’s width to its height. It may affect the quality of the picture creates but what’s important is that the television you’re getting is close to the aspect ratio of the programs you watch most. If you’re a movie buff, then look for something wider so you don’t have to leave a large portion of your screen as a letterbox.

Screen Size
We’d recommend going for a 40 inch unit for the bedroom and 55-60 inches for a living room. This will be determined by your taste and the space of your room. Make sure it’ll fit in your entertainment centre otherwise it will look awkward and overwhelming if it’s cramped. Of course, you’ll have to follow your allocated budget, but if you’ve got the means then go for it because bigger really is better.

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