With every technology company out there producing their own version of smart TV’s, it can be pretty hard to choose a smart TV that is perfect for you. Buying a smart TV is not a small investment, as they usually cost a fortune. That’s why it is important that you buy the best TV with all the features that you need.
The brand new smart TV that you will buy could possibly be your family’s companion for a long time. Buying a smart TV is different than buying other small appliances, such as a blender or an oven. When buying a smart TV, you want to buy the perfect one for you, with the perfect features and specifications. You do not want to watch on a television that you regret buying.
This smart TV buying guide will help you understand smart TV terms such as 4K, HDMI, and other terms that will hopefully allow you to make a smart decision in buying your television. Here are some tips that will help you with your smart TV purchase:
Formulate a budget and stick to it
Although television prices has gone down these past years, smart TV prices are still high. Set a maximum amount that you want to spend buying television and stick to it. That fancy television with voice command might be tempting to buy, but do you really need it? Think of the value and features that you will get with your money.
Spending more bucks will get you much deeper black colors, considerably better screen contrast, and a wide variety of colors that can be shown on the screen.
Choose the right screen size and screen features
A bigger television screen is better for smart TVs. This is especially true if you are eyeing to buy a 4K smart TV. A bigger screen is better to enjoy the pixel density that is afforded by 4K resolution. Additionally, if you and your family like to watch television together, you a bigger screen size will do wonders.
Your screen size selection will also rely on how near you watch on the TV. Generally, if you can notice pixelations on the display, you are very near to the television which is a bad thing. A good guideline is that you must be seated away from the TV far enough that you cannot see the individual pixels. A good way of buying a television is going to a store, and testing out the smart TV by looking at the screen at varying distances. It is also recommended to bring your family members that will also watch TV, so you can get the one with the best screen size not only for you but for the whole family as well.
Choose the one with the right specifications for you
If you purchase a smart TV with all the features that you currently have, and those that you will acquire in the future, then you must plan to get a smart TV with those features. For example, if you are planning to buy a game console that can do 4K rendering, then go buy a smart TV that supports 4K resolution. This will save you from the hassle of having to buy another television because your first one did not have the features that you need. Always think in advance, because a smart TV will stay with you for a long time.
Choose the one which is compatible with all of your existing gadgets
Take notice of the amount of HDMI ports that a smart TV possess. TV producers seeking to lower their production expenses may provide less HDMI ports on the rear of the TV. HDMI ports can be utilized easily. Connecting essential gadgets and electronics that need a smart TV connection such as a sound bar, game console like PS4 or X box, Chromecast, and a TV box will use a lot of ports already. If you made the decision to buy a 4K Ultra HD smart TV, check if it has HDMI ports that can accommodate devices that require HDMI 2.0.
This is because a lot of Ultra HD videos requires HDMI 2.0 in order to play.