TV Buying Guide: Understanding Complicated Terms and Jargons

A man showing a selection of televisions to a couple Nowadays, it’s easy to get lost with all the buying jargons and acronyms when buying a television. LED, LCD, HDTV, and 3D are only among the most commonly heard terms when choosing a unit.

If you’re among the majority who has no idea about these, you would obviously need a knowledge or two about the latest in television technology. and other known sellers recommend taking note of the following before anything else:

1. Screen size

When it comes to screen size, bigger is not necessarily better. The location of the television as well as the angle where the people are supposed to sit and watch and the size of the room itself should be taken into consideration. Still not sure with your screen size? Look for free online calculators to help compute your distance and size ratio.

2. Screen resolution

The standard resolution for television is 1080p. Anything below that should not be considered, as technology advances rapidly. Ultra HD and 4k resolution are the most recommended ones, but can be costlier than the standard 1080p.

3. Features

Smart TV is a television that can connect to the web, run apps, and function like a computer. Smart TVs won’t be going away anytime soon, so if you want to enjoy your new television to its fullest potential for the next 5 years, choosing one would be recommended.

4. Ports and connections

In choosing a TV, make sure it has at least three to four HDMI ports to have more flexibility and lesser hassle in connecting other appliance (i.e. sound system, Blu-Ray players etc.) to your TV.

Now that you have these things in mind, finding the right television for your home needs would be easier. Happy shopping!