A great proportion of our spare time is spent watching films and sport or playing games. It is not surprising that when we come to buy a new television it is a big deal for the whole family.
For the majority of folk, when buying a TV the most important thing will be the cost. Lets have a look at the considerations you should observe when buying an LED TV.
LED TV Price – LED technology is at the the latest technology that has been introduced in the world of home entertainment and therefore the cost of upgrading results in an increase in price over standard televisions. Even though there are great improvements in picture quality and energy consumption, the increased cost of buying into the sophisticated technology provided by LED TV’s can be a hurdle to most people who want to upgrade. The recent introduction of a range of more affordable TV’s using “Edge Technology” has offered people the opportunity to join the LED revolution. TV’s such as the Samsung 6, 7 and 8 series offer many of the benefits of LED technology at an entry level price. Although the “Edge Technology” is not quite at the level of “Backlit” local dimming TV’s they do offer a visible step up in picture clarity and depth, along with the energy saving benefits while being at a price that is within the average persons budget.
Warranty and aftercare – Another consideration when buying an LED TV is the after sales services that you are being offered. Consumers often forget to compare the guarantees or warranty’s that come with their purchase. If you can get an extended warranty or guarantee you will have peace of mind and it could end up saving you a lot of cash in the long term.
LED TV Extras – It is also worth considering the peripherals that come with certain models that can make a huge difference in price. Do you really need that USB socket or that extra HDMI port? Although it is nice to have these things it is often the case that unless you are a complete technophile these extras are very rarely used.
Some of the LED’s out there also offer pre loaded content and internet capability at a price. While these features might be fun to have, it is worth remembering that the technology is still in it’s infancy and while you might enjoy them for a short time the limitations of these features, especially the internet browsing, may quickly loose their novelty factor.
Is Biggest always the best choice? – Size is a a main consideration when buying an LED TV. More often than not, the decision is based on the largest screen in your price range. It is worth considering how it will look within your living-room and the distance that you are going to be viewing it from. The majority of LED TVs have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 – So the larger the screen the larger the gaps between the pixels will be. If you get a massive screen and sit to close to it you will start to notice these gaps. On the other hand, if you buy a smaller screen and sit too far away from it then you will not be able to appreciate the full benefits of the high definition picture. To get the best out of your new LED TV the viewing distance should be some where between 1.5 x and 3 x the size of the screen.
Conclusion – In the end the choice of TV is a very personal choice. People will buy what they want to buy. However, by just considering some of the things we have mentioned you are more likely to get an LED TV that you be over the moon with whilst simultaneously saving your hard earned cash.