Best TV Buying Guide – What to look for when buying a TV


Shopping for the perfect big-screen TV should be an enjoyable experience, not a struggle with technical details. Smart TV. LED. OLED. 4K. 8K, HDR. The world of HDTVs is looking better every day! The reality is that the latest TV’s have not only never been better, they’ve also never been this cheap and affordable.

Customers always wish they had chosen a bigger TV, rather than a smaller model. Plus, with the sleek design of modern TVs, larger screens take up much less space than you might think. Best Sellers in Big Screen TV

Store Prices vary widely for big screen TVs of the same size. Smart TV manufacturers use extra features, alien-sounding jargon and false claims about picture quality to empty your pocket. And as usual, the internet is a mess of ever conflicting reviews, fake facts, opinions and unexplained jargon.

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To help you keep track of everything, we’ve compiled this ultimate guide.

What to look for when buying a TV

TV Resolution720p or 1080p or 4K resolution If you want a future-proof set stay with 4K, 8K is pricy
Screen Size
Biggest Factor
32" 40" 43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 80" 85"Start at 55 inches, unless you're in a small apartment or dorm.
Extended WarrantiesBiggest revenue generators for stores is the extended warranty. Why? Because they are so rarely usedSave Your Money
HDRLook for an HDR-compatible setHDR offers more realistic colors and better contrast.
Refresh Rate60 Hz or 120 Hz or 240 HzFaster is Better, Start with 120 Hz
HDMI and ConnectionsGo for More : Look for at least four HDMI ports
Opt for the newer HDMI 2.1 format if you can
TV Screen TypesLCD, LED LCD, OLED, QLEDBetween basic LCD and pricey OLED displays, quantum-dot enhancement is a smart way to go.
8K Resolution8K Content is missingHold Off
Contrast RatiosBetter contrast ratios display more subtle shadows and hues, and thus better detail.
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    The Guidelines from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers recommends sitting at a distance where the screen fills up about 30° of your field of vision as a minimum for a good experience. Higher field of view was first made possible with Full HD resolutions, but 4k enhances that ability even more.

    Extended Warranties : Save Your Money

    Smart TV with HDRBiggest revenue generators for electronics stores is the extended warranty as they are so rarely needed.

    So, if you do get a lemon, it’s likely to be apparent, at least within the first 30 days of ownership….. a time period usually covered by a regular store-return policy. Beyond that, most manufacturers offer a one-year warranty. Credit card companies may offer additional automatic coverage on purchases, so check with your provider. Costco is a good place to buy as they have 90 day return policy.

    Smart TVs

    Smart TVs are essentially regular TVs that have built-in wifi capabilities for connecting to the Internet, which is why they’re also known as Internet-ready TVs.

    Why do smart TV’s have terrible browsers in them?

    The tv manufacturers Business models is to be blamed, Apps make money, Web Browsers let you bypass Apps (FCC looks other way .. capitalism).

    All of the smart tv interfaces load slowly, feel unresponsive, and as many others have noted suffer from ui design issues in addition to the performance problems.

    TV Screen Size OLED TV
    Bigger and closer is usually better when it comes to choosing the perfect tv for your room. Not only is the tv size the biggest factor affecting the price of a television, but it also has a huge impact on the perceived picture quality and color. The more a TV fills your view, the more captivating the content will be.

    Smart TVs For Streaming
    Almost all new TVs come equipped with a smart platform. Some TV manufacturers choose to use their own smart platforms, where others choose to integrate smart platforms like Android or Roku. No matter the case, the selection of apps is great and most common apps are available on almost all platforms.

    The Best Live TV Streaming Services
    When it comes to services that help you save money, cable is never on that list.

    The best way to maximize your content selection is to buy a set-top box such as a Roku Premiere, Fire TV Stick 4K, or Apple TV 4K

    Netflix, VidMate, HBO Now, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, VUDU, Showbox, Megabox HD, JioCinema, SnagFilms, Free Flix, Viewster, Sony Crackle, Tubi, Kanopy, IMDb Freedrive, Fubo