What to Look For In a New Television

Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 18.48.38

The market for televisions is always expanding, with cutting edge technology constantly becoming both more desirable and more affordable. With so much to choose from, though, it can often be tough understanding what to look for in a new product. Here, we take a look at some important features to look out for when buying a new LCD TV.

Screen Size 

Just a few years ago, most people would end up buying the biggest television set their money could give them. Today, it is a different story. A huge screen can be bought on even the smallest of budgets and consumers are no longer requesting the largest size they can get for their money, but which is the right size for them.

The answer to this question depends almost entirely on placement. Bigger isn’t always better – instead, it pays to consider the distance from which you are viewing. Try to map out different sizes in the relevant place and decide which one suits you best.

Connectivity

One of the most important features of a television is its connectivity. You might have the right size and great picture quality, but what use is that if you can’t connect to all of the necessary devices? Begin the shopping process by thinking carefully about what you’re planning to connect to your television to on a permanent basis and which would be the best TV for that purpose.

It’s not only important to ensure that you’ve got enough HDMI inputs and such for the present, but also for the future. It’s also worth considering televisions with the capability to connect wirelessly to other devices. You may not need it now, but could find yourself thankful somewhere down the line.

Power Consumption

While most TVs these days will have an extremely impressive power rating, it’s always worth thinking about how efficient a new appliance is. Not only are low power appliances good for the environment but you are also likely to notice a positive change to your future utility bills if you opt for a more energy efficient television set.

This is particularly important if you have a habit of leaving your led TVs on standby. In days gone by, standby mode took up a surprising amount of power. Many of the most advanced TVs today draw very little power when on standby.