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How to Choose the Best TV ?

How to Choose the Best TV ?

How to Choose the Best TV?

Choosing the best TV in the market today is like looking for a pearl in a sea of shells. Such is the case partly because the specs of the different options have just initials. Are we supposed to know everything about how to choose them and distinguish LED from OLED? Read on to know everything before you make your buying decision.

First, decide your price range

This might seem like a no-brainer but is actually a very common mistake. Before you start your search write down (yes, old-school in a piece of paper and with an archaic pen) the minimum and the maximum you wish to spend. Why is this so important? Because of temptation! It is so easy to be tempted and end up spending twice as much as we can or want that set the limits from the get-go is the right approach. Write it down; it will give more power to it.

Let´s talk sizes

Once you´ve made your decision about the price range, it´s time to talk sizes. Here are some questions that will help you make the decision.

Where will you put your TV?

The distance you will be sitting from the TV is decisive. Placing a smaller 45-inch for a large room in which you can be several feet away from the device is not the best choice, you will regret going small (if you can afford bigger). Most of the bigger TVs offered today do have an option in which you can actually turn them into a big photo album or artwork.

 What will you use it for?

This is another major question since it defines this and many other buying decisions. Do you want a TV for a spare room to watch every now and then or will this be your main TV? How much TV do you watch every day? Answering all these questions will tell you exactly what size of a TV you need. For a larger room and heavy use, we strongly recommend 65 inches and above. There is just something different about the big picture of a huge TV. Your favorite series, movies and sports match will go to the next level.

Those specs with difficult initials

Ok, it is time to go deeper into the techy stuff. Do you have your thick-framed glasses and your checkered shirt? Let´s start from the beginning

To LED or to OLED?

No, it´s not a low-budget Hamlet recreation starring a bunch of nerds, it is the definition of a crucial setting on your next TV.

The LED technology is merely a panel of crystal with a backlight that shines through them creating the picture we see in the screen. This has a very big difference when it comes to the darker colors and the extreme contrast in, say, noir films; LED technology can´t go as black as OLED can.

OLED technology is not made of light going through crystals, but rather each pixel has the ability to turn itself on and off and also make adjustments. The result of this technology is a superior picture with more defined shadows and darker blacks that generate superior contrast settings.

Going back to the previous items, if you have enough to buy a 45 inch OLED or a 65 inch LED to put in a big room, you should choose size over this feature. It is important, but won´t make the world of difference if you are not a heavy watcher.
HD, Ultra HD, 4K… where´s the bathroom?

These definitions can be quite mesmerizing if you don´t know what they mean exactly. Let´s start by the beginning and say that Ultra HD and 4K are basically the same; they are synonyms. Is it an alien conspiracy to make it more difficult for buyers? We don´t know, but now that you know, spread the word.

Even Apple to use OLEDs in all of its 2020 iPhones

Should you go 4K or just HD?

Well, this is a very simple answer because HD (1080p) has about two million pixels while 4K has 8 million pixels. What is the difference for the viewer? Day and night literally. If you have never been exposed to 4K technology, the moment you are you will understand what we say by this. It truly looks like alien technology on Earth.

It all depends on the budget you have, but if you can afford a 65 inch 4K TV, then you will be very happy with the results because any content you watch will be as if it was the first time. Thanks to upscaling technologies, old content will be enhanced by the addition of pixel density.

HDR? Yes, please

This is a game-changer, not as much as 4K technology, but is very important for the final outcome. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and what it does is to create higher contrast in the existing pixels giving more depth and natural colors. The color and the contrast ratios are drastically improved.

Should you spend the extra buck in HDR? Again, if you are not a heavy watcher, you might feel like it is a subtle change, but if you watch it on a regular basis, you will notice it. if you can do it, it is a definitive Yes because picture literally comes alive.

Get a SMART one

Smart capability in a TV in the 21st Century is nothing short from necessary. What does it mean that your TV is Smart? It means that it can be directly connected to the internet and you can stream whichever content of your liking in it without any additional devices or additions.

Should you get Smart technology? There are other ways of getting to stream content in your TV, with devices like sticks and boxes, but it is more comfortable having it all-in-one.



This article was put together carefully in a cascading, descending order of priorities to make the most out of your available budget. Follow these directions, buy the TV of your dreams and have lots of fun with it.

Happy buying!

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