How To Choose The Right TV
It’s the night you have been waiting for- the soccer game finale. Your friends are on their way to your place. You start loading the bowl with popcorn and chips. The clock strikes eight, and you switch on the TV. The game has just begun, and your friends have entered the game screening arena.
The match has entered its final leg; one penalty kick can decide the fate of the game. As soon as your favorite player kicks the ball, you hear a noise, and your TV goes off. You quickly reach out for the remote to switch on the TV. It is not working! You start pressing all the buttons on the remote, on the TV, even the main switch but to no effect. The match has ended, and so is the hope for your old TV.
Now, shopping for a new television in this technologically advanced era is not a piece of cake anymore. With the evolving technology, this ever so amicable appliance has also evolved significantly. Your television has now become as smart as you and offers various functions that can meet your every entertainment need. With all the major TV brands throwing around different tech specs and jargon, it is quite evident for a novice to get all muddled up and end up with a not-so-smart TV.
To help you make a smart selection for your TV, we have come up with some vital factors to be considered while shopping for a new TV. Check them out:
Know Yourself And Your Room Size:
Are you a gamer or a movie buff? Do you like to spend your weekend binge-watching your favorite series? How far away do you seat yourself from the TV? Is your room equipped with immovable furniture? Knowing the answer to these questions can help you to unravel the mystery of the right TV for you. While your budget can be the deciding factor everything else for your TV depends upon how often you use your TV, the physical space available for the set and the type of immersive experience you want out of it.
Right Screen Size:
Considering the number of people you watch TV at a time with, you can decide the screen size accordingly. For an average viewer size of four, a screen size between 32 inch -40 inches should be an ideal choice. While you might think the bigger the screen, the better, it largely also depends upon the distance and the angle from which you usually watch television.
Sweet Spot Angle From Your Screen:
Believe it or not, sitting the perfect distance from your TV can help optimize the performance of your TV as well as avoid damage to your eyes. The correct viewing angle can enable you to view various in-depth details in a picture. On the other hand, if the viewing angle or distance is shorter than required, more noise in the image can be observed as well as can add unnecessary strain on your eyes.
Given below is the ideal sitting distance depending upon the screen size:
For a screen size of 32 inches (Full HD) minimum distance is 1.3 meter
For a screen size between 40-42 inch (Full HD), the minimum distance is 1.7 meter or 1.3 meter (4K screen)
For a screen size of 46 inches (Full HD) minimum distance is 1.9 meter or 1.5 meter (4K screen)
For a screen size of 50-52 inch minimum distance is 2.5 meter (Full HD) or 2.1 meter (4K screen)
For a screen size of 60-inch minimum distance is 2.2 meter (Full HD) or 1.7 meter (4K screen)
For simplicity, remember for a Full HD TV, viewing distance should be double the screen size. However, for a 4K screen because of the higher resolution, the ideal viewing range should be 1 or 1.5 times the screen size. Feel free to experiment with the placement of the TV and your viewing angle to be your best judge.
Right Screen Technology: LCD-LED, D-LED, E-LED, QLED, or OLED?
The screen technology terms might look mind-boggling but it all actually boils down to just one thing i.e., picture clarity. Now to clear the most common confusion between LED and LCD, you must know that all the latest TVs are structurally similar to the LCD TV with different types of LED backlighting panels. Because of the various types of LED panels, we now have much more control over the images displayed with respect to contrast, deep blacks, and bright whites.
E-LED v/s D-LED
Edge-LED (E-LED) TVs use LED backlights along the outer edges of the screen, thus making the TV screens amazingly thin and more cost-effective as they use fewer LEDs.
Direct-LED (D-LED) TVs, on the other hand, are more impressive as they use significantly fewer LEDs behind the LCD panel. They provide more control over the depth and contrast of the images making it a visual treat for the eyes. No wonder they are more expensive than E-LED TVs.
QLED v/s OLED
Quantum-LED TVs use quantum dots along with LEDs to create a light filter that allows only the right colours to pass through it. These TVs have millions of shutters embedded in the panel, which enables this filtration to take place in a fraction of a second. Too quick for our eyes to notice it. Undoubtedly the image quality produced is best in class.
Organic-LED (OLED) TV has nothing to do with LED backlighting. The technology is such that every single pixel in such a TV is a tiny LED light in itself. In short, OLED TVs do not need any backlight panel as each pixel produces its own light. So if you can imagine a deep black jungle chase in a movie, OLED TV turns off the pixel thus achieving the darkest black you can imagine. The most significant advantage of an OLED TV is that no matter where your sweet spot is in the room; you won’t be disappointed with the view.
Right HD Type:
If you’re worried about the terms HDR and 4K resolution then all you need to know is that it just means the number of pixels being displayed on your screen. A Full HDR (High Dynamic Range) TV usually goes by the resolution of 1080 pixels and has a more enhanced colour display. It offers more depth in the gradation of colors and deep contrast.
For a TV with 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution, the pixels are quadrupled, meaning more pixels more clarity. As the screen size increases, these pixels are either increased in number or spaced accordingly to maintain the picture clarity. However, this difference can be viewed only with bigger screen sizes viz 55 inches or more. One of the advantages of a 4K UHD TV is that you don’t have to sit too far to get a lifelike experience. The nearer, the better.
You will probably also get a low range of 4K HD TV, but the picture quality cannot be compared with an actual 4K UHD TV. In such cases, you can always opt for a Full HD TV to avoid compromising on the image quality and clarity. If you’re buying a 4K HDR TV, HDR10 should be the bare minimum followed by HDR10+ or Dolby Vision.
Built-In Connection Types:
Your TV should support at least three (often four) HDMI input connections for setting up Blu Ray DVD player, game console, set-top-box, and any other external media streamer.
Built-in WiFi Connection for uninterrupted internet connection or else look for an ethernet connection enabled model
2.0 HDMI port and HDCP 2.2 port for all 4K TVs
Planning to boost the sound system of your TV? Ensure it has an optical digital output connection
In today’s virtual world, a TV without Smart Apps is incomplete. Practically every Smart TV now has the option to connect to external media streaming platforms. Even if your Smart TV doesn’t support an inbuilt internet connection or your favorite streaming service(s), it’s quite easy and cost-effective to add one with the help of an external device viz game console, networked Blu-ray player, etc.
Congratulations! Now you officially know the key factors to be kept in mind while choosing a new TV and now you can avoid all the unnecessary confusion that revolves around it. To get some more great advice and tips while choosing the right TV call us at 8001279999. You can also visit our premium retail stores to view the TV sets before you invest in them. After all, they’re going to be a part of your family, and they deserve all your attention!