With technology advancing every day, it is becoming increasingly difficult to buy a TV right now. The cut-throat TV market has resulted in most brands trying to improve their game every year and provide the best features a TV can possess at an affordable price. This has made it more difficult to narrow down on which TV a consumer should invest in. For this reason, we compile below the beginner’s guide to buying a TV in India. In this guide, we list seven things you should bear in mind before purchasing a TV.
1. Viewing Distance
Most consumers have the tendency to look for reputed TVs at affordable prices and invest in them immediately, perceiving it as a good offer. However, this is not the first step you should take before purchasing a TV. Measuring the dimensions of the room your TV will sit in is imperative for optimal picture viewing quality. While it is recommended to purchase a 32 inch LED TV and maintain a viewing distance of 4 feet, it is suggested to maintain a viewing distance of 7 feet for 40 to 48 inch TVs and 9 feet for 55 to 65 inch TVs.
TVs can be categorized into different types, each coming with its own terminologies, and as a newbie purchasing one for the first time, it can be very difficult to understand these terms and make a wise purchase decision. Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) TVs have organic singular pixels that reflect light when an electric current passes through them. They possess the best black-lit TV backgrounds. Light-emitting diode (LED) TVs utilize liquid crystal displays that allow TVs to appear slimmer with miniscule bezels, offering consumers a more attractive physical appearance. The lighting is energy-efficient making it very favourable in the eyes of consumers.
Finally, the Quantum Dot LED (QLED) TV is a little cheaper compared to OLED TVs. It consists of a quantum dot layer that augments the efficiency of the TV’s display. Samsung’s 55 inch led TV is a QLED TV that has surpassed the expectations of most consumers with its brilliant viewing experience. This 55-inch smart TV currently holds the place of being one of the best picture quality TVs till date.
3. Connectivity Options
A TV can serve multiple purposes. You can connect other gadgets to your TV to work or watch movies in a more relaxed manner, with the aid of a bigger screen. Ensuring that your TV comes with HDMI ports (and cables), USB ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and other AV ports is imperative. These are the minimum ports that every TV should come with. Bluetooth accommodations are added advantages.
4. Refresh Rate
Refresh rate refers to how many times a picture is refreshed on the screen per second. The conventionally-set refresh rate on TVs is 60 times per second. However, it is recommended to look into refresh rates that are higher, especially if you have a LED TV or if you play games or watch movies with fast-moving images. A high frame report (HFR) is an additional feature that some TVs incorporate which implies that TVs with this feature can support additional content with faster image processors. Gamers are recommended to purchase TVs with refresh rates above 120Hz.
5. Screen Resolution
Whether your screen’s resolution is HD, 4K or 8K makes a huge difference to your picture quality. A TV’s resolution refers to the number of pixels that go into forming the image on your screen. A rule of thumb to remember: the higher the number of pixels, the better the image quality. Standard full HD TVs are fairly common in TV markets and are considered the baseline in resolution content. Ultra HD or 4K TV sets, however, have become the easiest to procure with the passage of time.
Four times the number of pixels found in HD TVs are found in 4K TVs. They have sharper detail in their pictures. 8K TVs account for revolutionary picture quality with but there is very little content available to support such densely located pixels.
Sound quality is recommended to be tested out before any TV-related transaction is completed. If you live in a large house with larger viewing distances, it is essential to test out the speaker that comes with your pertinent TV.
7. Smart TV
Smart TVs refer to the provision to access the internet via your TV set without any dependence on a USB drive, set-top box, Blu Ray player or streaming dongle. Smart TVs add to your ability to live in luxury with their ability to connect to popular applications such as Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Netflix so that you can quite literally ‘chill’. MI LED TVs are known for their ‘smart’ provisions, as Xiaomi LED TV producers believe that a TV with an internet connection makes everyone’s lifestyle better.
Visit the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store to purchase your favorite MI LED TV, and utilize the attractive discounts and offers in store for you. Pay using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, and convert the cost of the TV into no-cost EMIs.