TV Buying Guide: Things you need to know
When it comes to buying a new TV, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
- First and foremost is the size of the TV. How big is your living room or den? You don't want to end up with a TV that's too big or too small for the space. So measure your space and make sure the dimensions you need to work within.
- While the resolution of modern televisions help reduce the risk of eye strain there is a general rule of thumb is the distance sitting from the TV should be 1.4 times the width of the television. For instance at 2.5m you could look at a 65inch TV.
- There are three different resolutions that are common today. Full HD, 4K, and most recently 8K. In our opinion there is a massive gap between a full HD and 4K in terms of quality but not so much in price. Therefore buying a 4k television is better value.
- The old saying, "You get what you pay for" still applies to an extent but with the advances in technology you can still get a a great TV for a reasonable price.
- TVs range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Still, decide how much you're willing to spend and then shop around for the best deal.
- Another important feature is the refresh rate. Refresh rate is the number of times per second that the screen refreshes. A higher refresh rate results in a smoother image, especially when you're watching fast-paced action scenes. Most TVs have a refresh rate of 60Hz, but some higher-end models offer 120Hz or even 240Hz. If you watch a lot of action movies, or you’re a keen gamer, the best TV to buy is going to be the one that offers the smoothest refresh rate.
- When buying na new television one additional piece of equipment is worth considering - a soundbar. With Televisions getting thinner the in-built audio can be compromised. With a soundbar the entertainment experience will be much improved.
When you're shopping for a new TV, keep these factors in mind and you'll be sure to find the perfect model to suit your needs.