The only items on the market that have more models than smartphones and tablets are television sets! Long gone are the days of choosing between black and white, or more recently, plasma or LCD. We now have more derivative models of televisions than we thought possible. With all the different features, functions, and extras available to the consumer it can be confusing as to what it really important to improving the user experience, and what is just white noise to the average consumer. Below is a list of important criteria to consider before making your next purchase.
First and foremost, the make of the television is extremely important. Remember the old adage, you get what you pay for. Meaning, a Samsung TV is still one of the top makers in the market, even though they might cost you a bit more than the other. There are other quality brands in the market like LG and Vizio, but make sure you stay clear of those other obscure brands, even if the price seems more attractive.
Everything else is going “smart”, so why not your television? Smart TV’s are the future, as they are designed to be integrated with other technology in your household. You can transfer pictures and videos from your phone or tablet straight to the television screen with the swipe of a finger, and you can reduce the need for excess cords while you’re at it. I also love that my apps for Netflix and Amazon are built right into the television set, making it easy to scroll through and rent videos as I desire.
We all know the debate about LCD versus Plasma televisions! One has deeper blacks but doesn’t last as long, and the other has longevity and glare resistance but lacks the crisper colors. Now we have LED and Ultra HD on the market. These televisions can be a bit more expensive, and while they have fantastic picture quality we are still waiting for the content providers to catch up with the technology. Thing about the lag between blu-ray devices and the availability of movies a few years back.
As televisions become bigger and bigger, now topping out at around 110 inches, the need for them to become lighter is increasingly important. We don’t all have the room to stick an 80 inch television in the corner, so the need to mount a television has increased. This is why we need them to be thinner, lighter, and more portable. Just think of those backlit tube televisions that were abundant even a few short years ago, could you imagine mounting one of those on the wall? It would have torn your house down.