A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing a TV

Shopping for a new television

4K TV or 8K TV? Wall-mounted or pedestal? 3D TV or 2D? The range of choices when you’re buying a TV are endless and can sometimes seem overwhelming.

One of the first things you need to think about before purchasing is where the new TV will live. Deciding on this factor can be a great start in eventually deciding which TV is suitable for you as it can help narrow down key components, such as screen size.

Which TV Screen Size Is Best for Me?

TVs come in a range of sizes, with the smallest standing at around 15″ and the largest commonly available at 75″. The way to work out the ideal screen size for your room is to measure how far you sit from the screen. If that’s 6-7 feet, your perfect screen size, measured corner to corner, will be 48″-55″. If this is the case, we offer a range of TVs in this size range, including our cheap 50 inch TVs.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a smaller model for a room such as a smaller bedroom where you would be sitting between 4-5 feet from the TV, we would recommend one of our cheap 40 inch TVs. A quick hack to work it out for each room is to remember that your viewing distance should be 1.5 times the size of the screen. You can read more about choosing the right screen size for you in our blog post.

Where Should I Put My TV?

Working out where you want your TV goes hand in hand with deciding on the screen size. If you are tight on space but are still looking for a larger screen, the best solution is to have your television wall mounted. By doing this, you are saving space and ensuring that the TV is in a prime position and can be seen by the whole room. However, this method does have its flaws as additional equipment such as a game console, or set-top boxes would still require a stand or cabinet to sit on, which is within reach of the TV.

A TV experts helping a couple to mount their new television

In cases like this, a TV stand becomes the best way to house your unit. TV stands are likely to have shelves and plenty of storage room for other equipment. They also allow easier access to the ports at the back of the TV, which is difficult with wall-mounted sets. But, of course, this option will take up a lot of space, so the TV placement depends a lot on room size.

LED vs OLED vs QLED

Another major factor to consider when shopping for your new TV is the type of screen you’re looking for. As technology evolves, there are more and more types of televisions released.

LED TVs use light-emitting diodes to backlight the screen, producing richer blacks and sharper pictures. In addition, the design of an LED TV means it uses less power to deliver a brighter display, so if you want a highly energy-efficient solution, cheap LED TVs are an ideal choice.

With OLED TVs, each organic light-emitting diode is its own light source, so backlighting is unnecessary. The result is that the screen can be even thinner. In addition, our cheap OLED TVs have a faster refresh rate, which creates a smoother picture and allows for overall improved presentation.

The newest technological addition to TVs is QLED models, meaning quantum dot light-emitting diode. QLED TVs are known for their ability to deliver a broader range of colours. Additionally, compared to other TV sets, QLED TVs have a much brighter display, making our cheap QLED TVs perfect for those wanting an immersive viewing experience within their own home.

The More Pixels, The Better

In simple terms, higher resolution means that there are more pixels, hence the better picture quality. There are many types of resolutions for TV screens, some of which are listed below

Full HD1080 – With a pixel size of 1920×1080, this resolution is one of the lowest. Nevertheless, this resolution still delivers sharper-looking, more detailed images than its predecessor, which is only 720p HD.

A couple happy with their new TV purchase

4K Ultra HD – 4K almost always means that the TV has 3,840×2,160 pixels. This means that the pixel resolution of a 4K TV is around four times that of 1080p. This substantial increase in quality makes our cheap 4K TVs a strong contender for those looking for a sharper picture.

8K UHD – As a further development on 4K TVs, 8K TVs bring an even crisper picture and incredible detail. At twice the number of pixels as 4K TV, the resolution of our 8K TVs is outstanding. This is undoubtedly a TV type to consider for anyone searching for a television set with perfect clarity and precision.

At Electronic World, you will find a huge range of cheap TVs, and it’s always the right time to buy or upgrade with our great bargains. To help you make the right decision contact us, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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