Do I get asked a lot which panel is better? what size do you Recommend? which is the best TV for apps?. So I thought I’ll write something that you need to know before buying a smart TV. So if you’re thinking I’m gonna tell you which TV to go and buy? no, you’re wrong that’s for you to decide. Your new TV will be your best friend for the years to come. This isn’t like going and buying a toaster. I shall tell you how to decide which one to buy. so let’s begin;
Smart TV or Non-smart TV?
So getting an on Smart TV nowadays is really rare. Because initially, Smart TVs were a lot more expensive now too. They are a little pricier but the difference is almost negligible. So non-Smart TVs ideal for those who just want to watch TV, using the set-top box, and don’t want a complicated interface. Perfect for elderly parents and grandparents who are tech-savvy. Just turn on turn off it’s done.
But if you’re someone who likes to stream content getting a Smart TV in 2020 is a no-brainer, with Smart TV opt for. Some Smart TVs are running their own OS like Samsung is running the Tizen and LG is running the WebOS. Some budget TVs are running custom skin on Android without the official Play Store.
Anita has just launched a TV with fire TV OS it’s just like a built-in fire TV stick on a TV. And of course the most popular one the Android TV OS. Samsung Tizen and LG’s Web OS are quite good and also a very fluid interface. It has support for almost all the popular apps like Netflix prime videos, hotspots, youtube but still, the collection is limited.
Fried TV over smart TVs are also good but they aren’t many companies selling this right now and the options are very limited. But here Android TV takes the cake. Firstly the interface is simple tons of apps and games from the official Play Store. But you have to make sure that they provide the official Netflix and Amazon Prime support as these apps need special permission. Most of the team that is selling in 2020 have support for them but it’s always better to check before you buy.
Small TV or Bigger?
So how big TV should you get of course the bigger you wanna buy the more expensive it gets. I wish I bought a smaller TV ? said no man. bigger TV plus 4k question amazing viewing experience. But also take a few things into account before buying a big TV.
Firstly space measure the place where you want to install the big TV. Make sure it fits and there’s enough space for air ventilation to avoid overheating. A 65 inch TV is more than twice The real estate of a 43 inch TV. TV screens are measured diagonally from corner to corner and not side to side. At 65 inches and 75 inches, your TV will turn your room into a cozy cinema.
So, here you have to see what fits your room and budget But remember bigger is always going to be better.
Full HD or 4k Smart Tv
There was a huge price difference but now comparatively much less full HD is quite good as most of our set-top boxes are just full HD. There are 4k boxes as well I know I’m just saying but there’s still far less so. A smart TV something you’re going to use for many many years and now with streaming apps supporting 4k.
I highly recommend you get a 4k Ultra TV. If you’re buying a TV above 50 inches I doubt we’ll even get a full HD TV. As most of the Smart TVs in that size range our 4k. 4k is always recommended.
VA panels or IPS panels
VA stands for vertical alignment and IPS stands for in-plane switching. While both panel types do the same basic thing which is to filter the LED backlight through the pixel design and color filters to create an image on your TV. They each perform this fundamental task in their own ways.
There are other differences between the two TVs. But in basic terms, IPS TV display panels will have a much broader viewing angle at the cost of weaker blacks and contrast ratio. VA panels live far superior black and contrast ratio which is both extremely important for high picture quality. Both have their pros and cons it’s best to see the device at the store and then decide. The easiest way to know if it’s a VA panel or an IPS panel is to gently knock on the display and if you see a white light that emits it’s a VA panel. and if there isn’t light it’s an IPS panel.
The sound quality of Smart TV
Sound quality audio is more than half the viewing experience. Your TV’s built-in speakers are in that grid however there are many TVs now that come with built-in soundbar and bass enhancers and they do a reasonably good job too. View TV has recently launched cinema TV and it sounded quite good. But still, if you invest in a soundbar or home theater system with a buffer, it will take the audio experience to a whole new level.
Samba start from upwards of 5,000 going up to whatever you can spend. But Sony and Samsung soundbars are reliable and they do a great job. they price somewhere around 10 to 20,000.
Well in simple terms it’s like hot chocolate sauce on a vanilla ice cream. It’s just way better than not having it but you’ll have to pay for it. With HDR colors on your TV remain true to form without HDR that TV just can’t produce the colors which are true to life in a way. If you can pay extra don’t miss out on this.
So if you think of a brand, it’s easy to recommend a Sony or Samsung, or LG. But they all come for a Price. In 2019 and 2020 we have seen so many new companies and so many old that launched a ton of budget Smart TVs. Even companies like Oneplus is selling smart TVs who would have thought that budget TVs have revolutionized the TV industry. We get the latest software, all the popular apps, Bluetooth tons of ports all that at almost half the price of these titles.
But still, there is a reason why these big companies priced their TVs higher? One word quality. Undoubtedly the picture quality and performance will be better than the budget TVs. So it all comes down to how much you want to spend?
However, budget TVs have got really good and I mean it really good but clearly there are three that rise above all LG Sony and Samsung. And you can’t go wrong with any of them.
So I’m hoping this post helps you reach a decision.