How to Choose a TV 7 Essential Tips
Time to switch TV? If so, you may come to think that you are facing one of the most complicated decisions in your life. Terms you just do not understand well, size, resolution, connectivity... Do you know everything you should keep in mind before buying a new one?
But before you start, the basics : what use do you give to television? Depending on the answer you will need one or the other. It is not the same if you only plan to see the informative or TV shows that you are fond of series and movies and want to see streaming content. If you also play the console or love to see different sports, your decision can vary considerably.
Surely if you buy a new TV, the first thing you think is that you want the biggest. Error. The TV should be in accordance with the measurements of the room so the size should set the distance you are going to see.
The size of the current televisions from 19 to 65 inches and what is normal for a place of standard size is that it is between 32 and 46 inches. What do you need? It is easy, you can know with a simple formula: 0.48 x distance (in inches). The result of the operation is the number of inches your TV should have.
The focal length is the distance between the TV and the sofa and before launching yourself to buy a new device, it is basic to know this data. With a very small you will not appreciate the details and with an excessively large you can damage your view.
Resolution is directly related to quality: at higher resolution, better quality. We can talk about 3 resolutions: HD (720 pixels), Full HD (1080 pixels) and 4K (4000 pixels) and even Ultra HD.
Today the most common is Full HD although if you can, consider a 4K as more and more platforms offer content in 4K and the difference between one and another is important.
The technology advances by leaps and bounds and you may miss a world of acronyms: SUHD, OLED, LED, QLED ... Which is the best? All are good, but it's up to you to prioritize one thing or another: image quality, energy consumption, price ... what is more important to you?
LED : its backlight system is based on LEDs and offers good representation of colors. Its energy performance is very optimum.
OLED : Allows much more precise and accurate control of brightness and contrast, improving color and overall image. In addition to improving the illumination of each pixel independently, black levels improve.
Generally, it can be said that the cheapest televisions use LED panels and the mid / high range OLED panels. Plasma screens and LCDs are a thing of the past.
Curve or flat? It is another great doubt when buying a new TV. The first allows you a greater immersion by increasing the field of vision and simulates a real world, although the truth is that only one or two people will be able to enjoy the image as well (those located in the center of the field of vision). In fact, those who sit at other angles will have a distorted image.
If in addition to watching TV, you connect the console or video and audio players, it will be important that you have several HDMI inputs. Otherwise, you will have to switch on and off devices constantly.
A USB connector can be really useful for reading files from a USB or hard drive, Bluetooth to connect headphones wirelessly and have WiFi or LAN connection is imperative to enjoy streaming content.
If the TV picture has improved over time, the sound has been getting worse. The screens are getting thinner which has forced to put the same technology in less space. The result? Smaller speakers with poorer audio quality. So, it would not be too much to do with a sound bar to improve the sound of your TV at home.
You're nobody if you do not have Smart TV, but do you really need it? It is worth that the possibility of enjoying Internet on TV and having access to a multitude of series, movies and internet channels opens a world of possibilities, but the truth is that it does not have to be essential for everyone (oddly enough). Imagine that it is your grandparents who want to buy a television. Do you think it would be useful to have a Smart TV?