Here are the things you need to keep in mind while searching for a TV:
LED or OLED
With TVs, you have the option of LCD screens which use LEDs or light emitting diodes to provide light for the screen. Because of this feature, they can be quite thin. OLED screens are the second type of TVs that use LEDs at the pixel level to produce stunning images with excellent contrast.
For TVs that use OLED technology, you will find a modern trend where the TV screen is curved. You can also find this feature on 4K LCD screens.
Size and Viewing Distance
The second thing you will want to consider when getting a TV is the size. This is also the first thing that catches your eye when you are out shopping. Consider the size of your living room as well as the number of people watching the TV at the same time. Larger, however, is always better.
How close you will be sitting to the TV is important. The closer you get the more likely you are to see the pixels. Keep the size of your living room in mind to determine the viewing distance from the TV.
The resolution is yet another important consideration. Here you will get HD TVs that have 720p which can be translated to 720 horizontal lines on the screen. Full HD have 1080p and Ultra HD, also known as 4K TVs, have 2160p. Obviously, 4K produces far better-quality images that both Full HD or HD TVs.
A feature that is seen on 4K TVs is HDR or High dynamic range. It refers to the TVs ability to provide more brightness, more colors and thus better-quality images. Not all 4K TVs have HDR so it’s a good idea to look out for this.
Refresh rate means the number of times an image on the screen is, well, refreshed. This number is expressed in Hertz(Hz) and is normally between 60Hz to more than 120Hz in the best-performing TVs. A lower refresh rate could result in a jittery image especially when the image is moving fast on screen.
You will need HDMI ports to connect to other devices such as a soundbar or game console. This is why it is important to have as many HDMI ports as possible on your TV as these get used up pretty quick. Look for a minimum of at least 3 HDMI ports for the best TV experience.