How to Buy a LED TV

How to Buy a LED TV

Buying the best LED TV doesn’t merely involve the common approach of buying the largest flat screen TV that’s affordable. This, in fact, is the most wrong way of choosing an LED TV. Larger screen may not give the best quality picture in your room. There are several factors to consider while buying a LED TV. These include the size of the room, the average viewing angle, multiple use capabilities etc.

First, choose between an LED and LCD TV. The former is really an LCD TV that uses the LED backlighting instead of fluorescent lights. This subtle difference, however, lends LED TVs a better color, contrast and viewing angle.

How to Buy a LED TV

Measure the distance from where you would be mounting the TV to the normal viewing position. If you have several viewing positions in your home, get an average distance. Multiple the distance in inches with 0.535 and then round it up to get the optimal screen size of your LED TV. For instance, if your average viewing distance is 96 inches, then the optimal size will be 52 inches.

Decide between 1080p and 720p. While the latter is cheaper, 1080p give a better resolution and you can watch your HD video better in this screen. While this, sometimes, may not give a better quality picture, if you choose a higher pixel screen, it won’t cause the pictures to be pixilated. A larger pixel screen can make you use the LED TV as a computer monitor.

Check out the type of inputs of the TV. A computer connection would require a HDMI, VDI or VGA port depending upon your computer. You can also want HDMI input facility for enjoying high definition videos. If there are several inputs, you can connect multiple devices simultaneously. A stereo output would help you to connect the TV to an external surround sound system.

Look where the said inputs are located. If they are at the back of the TV then connecting them could be somewhat cumbersome, more so if you plan to wall mount your LED TV.

How to Buy a LED TV

Check the possible viewing angle from each sitting location. Beyond or outside the standard viewing angle, an LED TV can look considerably darker. The best position is of course directly in front of the TV. Go for a TV that has a truly wide viewing angle.

Read as many online reviews of LED TVs that you can find online. there are many sites that compare the size and specs of LED TVs.

you plan to surround your TV with multiple seats, choose a TV with the widest viewing angle possible.