Choosing the Right TV

A television has become almost a necessity in a lot of modern homes.  Most people seem to have one rather than not these days. Although not every set is being used thanks to the advent of digital TV. But still, nothing beats the clarity and screen size of watching shows on a classic TV.

Unfortunately the TV market is very flooded. Many businesses noticed the TV boom and decided to jump on board with their own offerings. But not every offering should be worth your time. Here are some suggestions for choosing the right TV:

1. Picture quality is not determined by the published specs

According to Cnet, the TV specification sheet is beefed up with useless numbers to confuse you. It’s simple marketing. You do your research about different TV models and terms, only to enter the store and be bombarded by confusing terms. You just assume they mean something and you feel ashamed to enquire.

They claim, “Contrast ratio is basically a lie , refresh rate (120Hz, 240Hz, 600Hz, etc.) is complex and ultimately subjective , seemingly related numbers like “CMR,” “TruMotion,” MotionFlow,” SPS” and the rest arefake , viewing angles for LCD and LED-backlit LCD TVs are bunk, and LED does not mean a better picture.”

2. Bigger really is better

Now that doesn’t mean you need to renovate your rooms to get a theater like screen inside! Cnet said that one of the most common TV complaints heard is they didn’t go big enough.

Bigger screens allow more detail and immersion in the viewing experience. However do remember to limit your size to your budget and personal preferences.

3. Consider plasma

Plasma TV’s are known to provide better picture quality for the price of LCD TV’s. Although Plasma TV’s are a bit thicked than LCD’s, they do come in thinner models.

Information curated from CNET, read more here.