Things to Know While Purchasing a Flat Screen TV

Things to Know While Purchasing a Flat Screen TV

With the advent of technology, many new TVs have come into the picture, like flat-screen TV, curved screen TV, Ultra HD TVs etc. It can be intimidating to choose one from a wide array of models.

To make things easier while buying a TV, there are quite a few factors one can consider. Regardless of whether you seek to purchase a large screen LCD, a flat screen TV, a small LCD TV, or even the latest Smart 3D television, one must keep a few things in mind. Here is what you need to know before purchasing a flat screen television.

Space matters
Quite often, people purchase a television set only to return it because it didn’t fit in their living rooms or because it took too much of wall space! A good decision to do here would be to measure the space that the television might take including the space required for proper cabling so that you know how much space will be occupied before purchasing the television.

Type of viewing area
This is an important aspect that often gets overlooked. There is a certain distance to be maintained while sitting across your television set in order to get the best viewing experience. The type of room makes a huge difference because of the lighting that may be involved as well as the potential position of the flat screen TV. Thus, it is recommended that you should be aware of such aspects.

While this may seem completely unrelated, it is very important. Make sure that your brand new flat screen TV fits inside your vehicle so that you can easily transport it to your house. Many electronic stores offer transportation, and if your television does not fit into your vehicle consider asking the store manager to help you out.

Picture quality
In terms of picture quality, there are quite a few things to consider. For instance, check the darkness of the screen as too much of a green or gray tint can result in low display contrast. Another fact to consider is that flat screen TVs are better than curved screen TVs because even though the latter offers “deeper immersive display,” it isn’t something that will drastically enhance viewing experience. Find out how many pixels per inch are available in each model as well as the resolution. All these play a major role in having the best picture quality in order to enhance your viewing experience.

Easy-to-use remote control
While purchasing a brand new television, do not neglect the ease of use of a remote control. Some remote controls may seem to offer quite a lot of functionalities, however, they are complicated. If you have senior citizens at home who may not like learning something that is new and complicated then it would be wise to get a remote control that offers the most ease of usage.

Refresh rate
The refresh rate affects how well the television plays motion pictures. The higher the refresh rate, the better the experience. The refresh rate is expressed in hertz and describes how many times the screen gets refreshed each second. It would be wise to purchase a flat screen TV that has a refresh rate of at least 120 Hz.

Smart TVs
There are now televisions that can be connected to the WiFi and allow streaming of Netflix so that you can cuddle with your significant other and enjoy all your favorite shows! Need one say more? Get a smart TV and you will never regret it!

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