With Black Friday around the corner and the holiday season quickly approaching, you might be in the market for a new TV or maybe in the market to buy one for a loved one. But there are so many options when it comes to size, quality and options that picking out a television can become quite the task. Also because of the price of an HDTV you will probably be keeping on to this TV for at least five years. You’ll want to make a very smart and reasonable choice that you will be happy to live with for an extended period of time.
The bigger the better, right? Well this depends on a number of things that contribute to the viewing experience. Do you have a small living room? Then you might not want to get a sixty-inch TV. A great way to decide on what size TV to get will depend on your budget, and also how far away the viewers are sitting from the TV. A TV that will be about 6-9 feet is optimal for a sixty-inch screen. And as the viewers get closer, the screens get smaller. Also, a good thing to note is that TVs are measured diagonally.
You have probably noticed that technology, especially televisions, has improved exponentially in the last few years. If you were buying an HDTV a few years ago you would have had the option between 720p resolutions and 1080p resolution, but now a days if you buy a TV over thirty inches, 720 wont even be an option. So your best option right now is 1080p but if you are thinking about the future you might want to invest in 4k also known as Ultra HD. However, 4k is definitely an investment, not many channels are available, but if you are going to keep your television for awhile this is definitely something you want to look into.
LED versus Plasma
The real selling point of plasma televisions is that they provide deeper black colors, which in turn could make the other colors stand out even more. The majority of the television producers and consumers have actually turned to LED technology. LED televisions do better in bright light and are often lighter and thinner. LED also boast the fact that they are more energy efficient and could save you a marginal amount on your electricity bill.
One thing that you should keep in mind when purchasing your new television is not only the amount of ports that it has but also the placement of these ports. Count all of the things that you have to plug in like dvd players and cable boxes. Also many smart TVs are able to connect to the Internet so make sure you have a good service provider like frontier u-verse in Bristol that can handle your televisions needs.
Hopefully these tips will allow you to make up your mind on a television that you would like to buy so that you are ready for these great sales that are about to happen.