Buying a new Television is a big commitment. Why? Well, they depreciate as fast as cars and laptops. If you buy the latest model, then it will cost you a fair penny and finally, they are what all the furniture in your living room is pointed at. So they also have to look quite futuristic and appealing. Without further ado then, here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know when buying a new TV.
People used to think smart TVs would be the next big thing. But, unfortunately for suppliers they have not been that popular. Smart TVs are, in essence, quite similar to smartphones. They can do more than you would expect a tv to be able to do. For example, some have cameras so you can Skype. Others can be voice controlled. The problem with them? Well, think about it. When exactly would the average person use their television to Skype someone? Added abilities like voice control are impressive but good luck using it if you have a strong accent. The positives are that smart tvs are connected online so you can watch Netflix and Youtube videos with ease. If you are a tech buff or stream videos frequently a smart tv may be the right choice for you. Prices vary but the top models can now be bought at around £700
Different Screens and Sizes
Does size matter? When it comes to television screens it arguably does, yes. So what size should you be looking for? Well, if you are buying a normal 1080p HD TV for your living room you want one about 42 inches. I would not recommend going any bigger than 65 inches. If you go any bigger then you will find most images displayed will not look like they are high definition. The reason for this is that high definition can only stretch so far. Otherwise, you need more advanced equipment that your standard HD tv does not have. For example, SKY channels only transmit at 1080i. You will not get an HD quality picture on a bigger screen. Also, if you are thinking about installing Sky or Cable on your new tv consider using a company like Rf digital.