Things to consider before buying a new TV


Purchasing a new TV is a huge expense for many home owners. When you buy a new TV you are purchasing a product you hope will last for many years to come. This means it’s important to choose wisely. There are certain questions you should find the answers to before spending your hard earned money on a new TV.

How much does it cost?

The main consideration for most shoppers is price. TV’s can be expensive so you want to be sure you are getting value for money. Shop around to see what each store is charging for the model you are looking for. It’s never been easier to research these types of products. Customers who have purchased a particular model are only too willing to share their experience with other people through review websites, forums and social media.

Things to consider before buying a new TV

What is the most suitable model for my requirements?

Some models are more popular than others. For example one model may include features which are not available in another model. Also, when you buy a TV, you want it to be compatible with other entertainment systems now and in the future. You may have to pay more for this type of model but won’t have to replace it or miss out on certain features in the future.

What size TV should I purchase?

The size of the TV is extremely important for many home owners. Some want a smaller model to put in a smaller space while others look for a huge screen to suit a larger room. In the past the resolution on larger screens did not always provide a good picture. However the latest HD and imaging technologies make it possible to have larger screens that also produce a high quality picture for viewers so you can enjoy watching with your beverage of choice, portable vape or other treat.

What resolution do I need?

Check the resolution specs before purchasing a TV. The resolution keeps improving but you want to have at least a 1080p resolution. Many models with less than this are being sold cheaply but it pays to spend a bit more on a better model. Currently higher end HD models have a resolution of 1080p, but even this is being surpassed by Ultra HD 4K screens which give an even sharper picture.

Is the TV built by a trusted manufacturer who provides excellent after sales support?

Each TV manufacturer is different. Some are renowned for building high quality products. Others have a poor reputation. The after sales services these companies provide is also a concern for people who want to purchase a new TV. Warranties and the customer support provided should be fully researched and understood before you decide to make a purchase.

What is the energy consumption of the TV?

If you use a large number of appliances, a new TV will add to your monthly energy bill. Before purchasing find out how much energy the model you are interested in consumes. This can add up over time and you may want to look at buying a more energy efficient model.

What is the sound and picture quality like?

Make sure the sound and picture quality is perfect before purchasing a TV. When you purchase a TV in a store, its normally surrounded by other TV’s which are switched on and have their sound turned up high. This can prevent you from hearing the sound of the TV you are buying. If possible take the TV to a quieter part of the store, turn it on and make sure the sound is perfect before purchasing.

When it comes to the picture quality, don’t trust the specifications listed for a particular model. Manufacturers like to confuse customers and try to impress buyers by including an array of facts and figures about the picture quality of modern TV’s. Once again trust your own instincts. You need to take a closer look at the model you’re interested in, away from the other TV’s which are being displayed because they can be a distraction.

Buying the perfect TV can be difficult. TV’s go out of date very quickly. When you are purchasing a TV you want to be certain it will last well into the future and contain all of the features required in a few years time.

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