Choosing your next TV

Author: Globe Electronics   Date Posted:16 September 2013 

When it comes time to buy one, it's easy to lose track of which features matter for a good TV-watching experience. Read on to get a base guideline to choosing your next TV.

With the ever growing technological advances, there are times where you wish that they made one shoe that fits all. Modern TVs comes loaded with gizmos and wonderful buttons to be delightfully pressed, squeezed, turned and be amazed but that's all good till you choose the wrong one that blurs at the height of the action scenes or looks distorted from the side angle or worst of all doesn't support the latest technology. Since your TV set is a major source of entertainment for you and your family, it's important to know what to look for before you start shopping.

Screen type: OLED or LCD? For starters, there are only two kinds of TV panel technologies available right now: OLED (pronounced "oh-led") and LCD. Many experts who have performed detailed technical reviews have deemed OLED the best TV tech ever made. Combined with rave reviews and its super-slim design, this tech is worth paying a bit more in price. Unlike OLED, LCD (liquid crystal display) requires a backlight to make the picture. Most of the today's LCD sets use LED lighting. LCD can create a bright, colourful picture but black levels will not be as dark as OLED, and some details can be lost in the shadows.

Brighter, more colourful picture. One big improvement in recent years has been the expansion of colour capabilities in TVs. Nano cell and quantum dot technology like the Samsung QA55Q7FAMWXXY,  are designed primarily to deliver a bigger spectrum of colour than conventional LCD sets, creating more realistic-looking pictures.

Viewing angles are important. Research shows that only about 10 percent of TV viewers sit directly in front of the TV, so viewing angle is extremely important. Moving even by as little as 10-15 degrees can make colours look washed out and black levels will start to degrade.

Sharper resolution. Like the Samsungs Q7, UHD QLED TV The more pixels you have, the better the image quality. If you picked up on the buzz about 4K "Ultra HD," you know these TVs have more than 8 million pixels and display sharper, more lifelike images. Be sure the set you're looking at has 4K resolution and supports HDR; otherwise, you will be missing out on what's quickly becoming the gold standard in TV features.

In conclusion when purchasing your tv write down or have an idea of what you want the tv to do or suit not what screams at you.

  • Select the right size for your space; sometimes bigger isn't always better
  • Select the options that will meet your needs
  • Set a Budget because there are so many bells and whistles on a TV that you will easily loose your focus and buy the wrong TV for your needs
  • Have FUN!