Choosing the right TV for your home or office can be difficult. With hundreds of models reaching the market every year with new technologies and mindblowing features, it is understandable why you are confused. From the cheap and affordable smart TVs to the 8K Ultra QHD televisions that can express each one of those pixels in a way you have never experienced before, televisions can be fascinating. Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, every single company is innovating new technologies to dominate the television market.
So, it is obvious that selecting the perfect TV is kind of a hard job for those who really care. If you just want to watch those Netflix series, it doesn’t really matter which one you go for. If you are more into enjoying every bit of what’s on your screen, you can consider this as a guide to help you decide which television to choose. So, here we go.
One of the most important factors that you should consider while purchasing a TV is its price. You should not pay more than what you get. There are some really expensive televisions that provide no value for the money. Unless you want to show off the price tag of the product, you should consider comparing the features of the TV to the value. There can be really better alternatives when it comes to the feature to price comparison.
So the first thing you have to do when planning to purchase a TV is making a budget plan. No matter which budget you are going to choose, you will have a ton of options available. But obviously, better your budget, better features, and quality you get. If you are not going to be selective about the brands, there are quite a lot of good televisions on the market that provide Great Value for the money. Here is a nice article covering the TV’s under 100K.
Choose a Size
The next thing you have to do is choosing the proper size of the TV. It is completely up to your usage, which size you should choose. For example, if you are planning to place it in your bedroom which isn’t that big, you do not need a huge television. Choosing a large size for a smaller room will make it difficult to enjoy the movies. You will be too close to the television which can also cause other issues such as eye strain, especially during the night.
On the other hand, also make sure that the TV isn’t too small for a larger room such as your living room. A 32 – 42 inch TV will be enough for a moderately sized bedroom, and for larger rooms, you can choose up to 100 inches based on the size and angle you are planning to place it in. So plan things before you visit a retailer or order a TV online.
It’s obvious that, more pixels on the screen, better the quality of the videos. 1080p, 4K, 8K, whatever you want, it’s all up to you which one to go for. The only deciding factor would be the increased pricing of better resolutions. As you go up, the pricing of television will also rise. Not only the resolution that affects the pricing of the television, but also the size. For example, there are 42-inch 4K televisions as well as 55-inch ones. You won’t notice any difference between the two, except when you pay close attention. But they will be priced differently.
The jump from 4K to 8K will be almost unnoticeable if you never used a 4K television before. 4K is more than enough to enjoy every single picture to its fullest. But if you want to take it to the next level, you are always welcome to try 8K.
Just like your smartphone, the TV also has a certain amount of resources available such as the CPU, RAM, Storage, etc. So you should read the specifications of the product before going for it and make sure that it fits your needs. The storage doesn’t matter unless you are planning to directly store content on the television. You can always use external storage for storing your favorite videos.
But when it comes to the resources such as the memory, and the processing speed, it really does matter. There are a lot of cheap televisions available with resources like 1GB RAM. The biggest problem with such a television will be a slow startup time and app crashes. You will have to run the resource cleanup every once in a while to enjoy movies without interruptions. So that’s why it is important to go for a considerably good amount of resources.
There are several types of televisions available on the market ranging from old LCDs to QLEDs. The difference will mostly impact the colors displayed on the screen and the quality of the pictures. Choosing a bad television can also cause eye strain. So always make sure that you choose a TV with the latest technologies and most advanced features making it good for your eyes.
You should also consider how much brightness you can control on the television if you mostly watch movies at night time. Some cheap televisions may not be able to reduce the brightness even to a comfortable range. So, always look for that feature as well.
Most of the televisions nowadays come with Android-based operating systems. But some of them have their own pre-installed OS. In our personal recommendation, it is better to choose an Android Smart TV because of the large number of applications and features available compared to any other operating systems on the market.
The features such as the Contrast, Brightness, Black Levels, Picture modes, TV depth, Viewing angles, etc. should be also considered based on your taste and usage case.
Even though we covered the most important factors to consider while purchasing a television, there are a lot of other factors as well which is obvious. You should consider a good brand, the warranty of the product, its design, the remote control, the compatibility with other devices, etc. There is no need to explain them one by one. Reading a lot of online reviews about the product will be also helpful. So good luck with your TV.