When choosing the perfect television for you, there’s a range of factors to take into account. You have to consider your budget, the resolution and size, its destination i.e. where the TV will be placed and the viewing angle. It’s no ordinary task to make a choice, given the variety of TVs available in today’s market. We’ve written this guide on televisions to help you choose the television that best suits you. Let’s proceed with the easiest factor to consider.
Choosing the perfect TV size
Larger TVs in a home are placed in the living room while the smaller ones are kept in bedrooms. This is because the size of the TV should depend on how far you sit from the screen. According to TV manufacturers, a recommended formula for this is TV size should be twice the viewing distance. For example, if you sit 7 feet (84 inches) from the TV, the TV size should be approximately 42 inches which is the diagonal measurement of the TV screen.
Choosing the perfect TV resolution
TV resolutions nowadays range from 720p on UHD TVs that are 40 inches and smaller, to 4320p on 8K Ultra HD TVs. The trick here is that for smaller sized televisions, the 720p resolution is fitting, but as the screen size gets bigger, the display resolution must increase as well. So for a good price and size of 50 inches, you can get a full HD TV with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Full HD TVs are great for video games, cable and satellite television, and Blu-ray content. 4K and 8K resolutions provide clearer and sharper pictures, but at a greater price.
Viewing angle and placement
TVs can be placed on a TV stand at a sitting level or mounted on the wall. Mounting TVs on the wall gives you more viewing distance which means more room to choose bigger televisions. Ideally, the TV should be placed parallel to the viewer’s eyes, or at a max angle of 15 degrees angle up or down, and a 40-degree angle to the left or right.
You’ll get a distorted view of the screen when watching from a sharp angle except on UHD or 4K TVs.
Cables, ports and accessories
When buying a TV you should also consider other accessories you have, video game consoles, sound systems, satellite TV decoders and so on. Getting a television with HDMI cables will ensure you get every drop of quality from the source of content and the reason — greater bandwidth.
When it comes to ports, look out for TVs with at least 3 HDMI ports on your TV at. If you plan on getting an Ultra HD TV with 4K resolution, check to see if your HDMI ports support HDMI 2.0 for many current 4K devices. Visit www.fooyoh.com to see how to use HDMI and VGA cables to watch videos from the internet on your TV. Other accessories and features like Bluetooth connectivity and USB ports are a welcome advantage in every television.