6 Questions To Answer When Buying New TVs.
If your old TV has stopped working, or you’re looking at upgrading to a large wall mounted TV installation, here are 6 tips we recommend you think about, as we answer questions many of our customers ask us when buying a new TV.
What Size TV Should I Buy?
The simple answer is the biggest TV that will fit your space. You should be sitting at least 1.5 times the diagonal measurement of your TV screen; if you’re looking at a 65 inch TV for example, you should be seated at least 8.5 feet away from the TV, or 2.8 metres away.
Now you have to factor in the resolution of the picture that is being transmitted. If you are watching a blu ray DVD; the picture quality is 1080 pixels which looks great at the above suggested distance, however, if you’re watching an Adelaide free to air station, the signal is being transmitted at 720 pixels and at 8.5 feet away it will often look blurry, so you should move back to about 13 feet; especially if you’re using the TV for watching sport.
Should I Buy A Curved Screen TV?
Curved TV screens are made by Samsung, LG and recently Sony. There are many advantages; if you believe the literature they have about them, but there are disadvantages too.
After watching curved TVs from all 3 brands, we invite you to read the article we wrote about the pros and cons of curved TVs, to see if you think the extra money is worth buying a new TV with a curved screen.
Should I Buy A Ultra High Definition TV?
Ultra HD, UHD, 4K; there are many names for the latest offering by TV manufacturers.
The technology for receiving an ultra high definition picture is here, the problem in a nutshell is no one is transmitting anything close to that yet! Ultra HD has 4 times more pixels than what your blu ray DVD supplies, so we don’t think you need to pay the extra money if you’re upgrading to a new TV today.
Should I Buy A 3D TV?
Just about all TVs made these days come with 3D capability. What is starting to change is the type of 3D signal; active 3D or passive 3D that the TV delivers, which determines the type of 3D glasses you need to watch a 3D movie. Samsung for example require active 3D glasses, where as LG allows for passive 3D glasses; the same ones you use at the cinema.
What Surround Sound Speakers Should I Buy For My New TV?
There is no doubt, to get the best experience from watching a movie on a large TV, you need good surround sound system speakers. As for the configuration, it will depend on the rooms size and what amplifier you have.
Should I Have The TV Wall Mounted?
Definitely not if you have bought a curved screen TV as they give a great view of cables or cable covers behind the TV. It really depends on the mood or atmosphere you are wanting to create and the space you have available. Depending on where natural light; or light from other rooms is seen, TV wall mount installation can be an advantage.