If you're in the market for a LED TV with a flat panel display, things can get very confusing. These TVs keep adding extra features, new technologies and add-ons. This guide will cut through the confusion and help you make an informed choice when it comes to buying a Flat Panel TV. It will list 5 points that you need to keep in mind when wanting to buy a flat panel TV. So, here goes...
1) Bigger is really better: You should buy a TV of at least 32 inches for a bedroom and at least 50 inches for a living room or main TV. In fact, opting for a larger TV screen size is the best use for your money. Of course, the upper limit will be determined by your budget, taste and by the space where you want to put your TV.
2) 4K TVs are the future: TVs with 4K resolution are also know as Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs. They have four times as many pixels as standard 1080p resolution TVs. Today, most of the best TVs just happen to be 4K TVs. So, if you're shopping for a high-end TV, you'll probably end up with a 4K one anyway. However, if you're looking for value for money, a good 1080p TV is still your best bet. In the future, 4K TV prices will probably fall further and you can opt for one if you want to.
3) Check out Picture Quality: Picture quality is something TV shoppers cite as the most important in their buying decision. However, picture quality is also the most difficult thing to judge for yourself. If possible, try to test the TV before you buy. If you cannot do so, pick a reliable brand.
4) Pay attention to your TV's remote control: If you're not planning on using a universal model remote control or the remote control that came with your cable box, do pay attention to your TV's included remote. TVs that include medium-sized remotes with well-differentiated, backlit buttons are good to buy. Fancy remotes with touch pads and gesture controls are nice, but a good universal model will almost always work better and you may have to consign your fancy remote to a rarely-opened drawer.
5) Check out your TV's connectivity: Important inputs are now usually only one kind: HDMI. You should count the number of devices you want to connect and make sure your TV has at least that many HDMI ports, or one or two extra if you'll be expanding. USB inputs and an SD card slot are nice for displaying photos. You only need to worry about analog ports if you have an older device to connect.
So, these are the various points to keep in mind when in the market for a flat screen TV. Think of it as your very own buying guide and chances are, you won't go wrong. Here's to seamless images on your flat panel TV!