A Television is one of the must-have electronics, whether at home, or the office. Even with the rapid growth of the internet, TV remains to the primary mode of entertainment, and news delivery. Not to mention that with Smart TVs, users can also enjoy the internet and still be able to enjoy the traditional convenience they offer. In this post, we look at some tips to help you buy the best television.
Buying a TV set
Screen size is everything when it comes to owning a TV set. The bigger, the better. For most, a display size of 32 inches is the sweet spot—and nowadays considered to be the standard. Other sizes exist, and it all comes down to how much you are willing to spend. For a higher price, you can go as high as 60 inches, anything larger than that is probably for public viewing.
Resolution is the next thing that you should always look for when buying a TV. To be future proof, go for a resolution of 4k. However, if you can’t afford that, make sure that you get at least a full HD TV, i.e., with a resolution of 1280x1080p.
The refresh rate is the number of times a frame is shown per second. It is usually measured in hertz (Hz). The standard is 60Hz, therefore; don’t go for a TV that is less than that. The higher the refresh rate, the better the picture quality.
This is particularly important if you will be playing games using the TV as the main display. Input lag is the time it takes action to show up on the screen from when it was initiated. For instance, when you press the shoot button on your Xbox gaming pad, it might take 30 microseconds to show on the screen, that is what is called input lag. Compared to computer monitors, TVs usually do not have the best input lag, therefore go for the lowest that you can find.
Connections are crucial, especially if you will be using multiple devices with the TV. The most common connections are USB, VGA, and HDMI. Make sure that the one that you buy has at least these three connection types.
Flat vs. curved
Curved screens were introduced with the intent to make watching TV’s more immersive and introduce a field of depth. The claim is that since our eyes are curved, then curved screens are much better. On the other hand, flat screens have been tried and tested, with favorable results for a very long time. The choice will depend on your preference.