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Tips on how to buy the perfect television set

Buying the perfect television can be an arduous task if you don’t know which factors to consider. There is a wide selection of manufacturers, as well as various panel technologies, backlights, tuners, operating systems, and features to choose from. With these creators and a few more aspects they put up from time to time, consumers are even more overwhelmed because of the ambiguity. Listed below are essential tips to ponder to help you buy the perfect television:


1. How much should you spend?TV

—  Television prices start below P5,000, although most people opt for huge screen models. Before you go from one shop to another, the first thing you should do is to mull over your budget. Will it be enough? Or will you go beyond your capacity and resources? Besides, with manufacturers now offering greater value than ever, fortunately you may get more than your money’s worth. Topnotch 32-inch and 40-inch TVs are valued at P15,000 and P24,000, respectively, while 50-inch TVs range from P38,000-P42,000.


2. Which size is the most convenient?

— At this point, you must take into account the space where you will place the television and the number of family members who typically watch at once.  What’s more, with the TV market frequently aiming for larger screens, another dilemma has come into view – it’s a bit difficult to find the finest TV sets that are smaller than 40 inches in size. Taking into consideration the standard Filipino living room nowadays, along with the budget and performance, the sweet choice for TV size is between 40 and 50 inches. Moreover, pick out the screen size and resolution that seem fitting for the distance you will sit from the screen.


3. How do you single out the best TV brand?

— This stage is crucial, seeing as each one has been very competitive and dynamic throughout the years. All of them are vying for your attention and money, so you have to take advantage of the opportunity and know every bit of facts and figures they are willing to offer. Majority of the consumers more often than not buy from the top four TV manufacturers: Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic. Samsung and LG, both market leaders in television, have vast collections ranging from cheap TVs to first-rate big screen sets.  On the other hand, Sony and Panasonic have relatively lesser varieties, albeit plenty to offer with regard to their premium quality.


4. Should you opt for HD or 4K?

— Resolution is described as the sharpness of the TV picture, commonly in terms of horizontal lines of pixels. High definition TVs are now all over the place, and they come in two forms: the HD-ready TVs, which of course are much cheaper, and the Full HD. While both exhibit excellent qualities, it’s best to select the Full HD set to get the most out of Blu-ray films. However, manufacturers are rapidly shifting towards the Ultra HD sets, or now commonly known as 4K. Compared to HDTVs, these models have four times the number of pixels. With 4K, even the smallest details in the screen can be seen and they emerge extra vibrant. Overall, representations and figures appear more realistic and convincing than on an HDTV.


5. Are curved screens even worth it?

— Another innovation visualized to draw the attention of consumers is curved screens. According to manufacturers, the perception is to make the viewing experience more deeply engaging. But most people think otherwise. Not only do curved screens present not a single technical advantage over the other sets, but in fact, they have some clear-cut hitches. For one, its rather curved feature disfigures the image and diminishes the accessible side-viewing angles, thus constraining the perfect view to a few people sitting in the center sweet spot. Televisions with curved screens, above all, are a luxurious fashion statement, without displaying any considerable advantage in image quality.


6. When is the best time to buy a new TV?

— Basically, anytime is the best time, as long as you have sufficient resources and you’re ready to invest more on your personal leisure. Also, bear in mind that there are seasonal trends that may help you get a good deal. For instance, June is a favorable time to purchase a new TV since prices tend to be discounted throughout an extensive range of technology products. End-of-season sales are also evident in the country given that we have tons of celebrations and festivities every month. So shop smart and don’t rush on getting the perfect television for you. As they say, good things come to those who wait. After all, you might be LED to something special (pun intended).