Things you should consider before buying a TV
Do I need a Smart TV?
Not necessary. I want to elaborate a little here. You may not need a Smart TV. Yes, they are popular. But let me ask you this: do we all need smart phones like iPhone or Galaxy S6? No. There are people who just want to make calls and send a message. Well, the smart TV is more or less the same. The role of “Smart” in TV is the software available on the device that lets you use applications like smart phones, but on the TV without having to buy anything apart. The most common apps for Smart TV are Netflix, Spotify, HBO GO and other streaming services payments.
In addition to having products like Netflix or Spotify, Smart TV features with a simple browser or Internet applications such as Skype, which allows some of the functionality of the smart phones or computers on the TV. Do all people need these features? More or less. The development of systems for TV content is still in its early stages. The software is not very good or very fast. There are better choices than those in most of them, now we will see some. But there is one important thing you have to remember is that the more capabilities in addition to the TV, the more expensive it is. So it is not surprising if you meet a smart TV for example 40 inches at a price, and there’s another 46 or 47-inch TV that costs the same or because it does not have the intelligent software.
LCD, LED, Full HD. I do not understand anything. Which one?
Usually when you go to buy an LCD or LED TV, they offer the newest technology being and expensive ones. The LCD TVs are already disappearing and only a few remain. But what is the difference? The original had a backlit LCD based on a panel of fluorescent lamps. These lamps are those that give birth to what on the screen and allow you can view the content. The function of the panel backlight is light given to him only display. Now, LED TVs are like LCD TVs but the backlight panel is composed of a lot of LEDs, this helps them give birth to screen more efficiently, with better contrast and shades of black and reduce power consumption as needed. As you can see the actual term is LCD TV with LED lighting, it happens to be complex for people to remember this, so it is simplify and called the old LCD and new LED.
Full HD. This speaks to the screen resolution. Each TV display is a phone, a computer, with a lot of very very small micro dots, almost imperceptible to our eyes called pixels. Each pixel is the smallest unit of color on a screen. When thousands and millions of these little dots are put together and light in a certain color, they scheme and form the images we see on devices. The more pixels the sharper the picture looks to our eyes and the better the quality.
Screen resolutions indicate the number of pixels and the resolution will have the equipment. More is always better. The more pixels, the greater density is, and the sharper the display is.
And the 3D TV, is it worth?
Usually not. 3D on TV is something we have dreamt of for years. It became a reality in movies and always had (and still has) many kinds of public response. There are people who hate 3D movies and people who love this experience. Televisions with 3D capabilities often require special glasses to view the content of this form. More modern 3D TVs can use special sensors so that people watching 3D contents don’t have to use lenses. But in both types, the experience of 3D in these screens cannot compare to that at the cinema.
Having a 50-inch TV in a living room with a three-meter set of chairs is just like having the a studio next to the kitchen table. Before choosing the size, think not only about what you like but about the place where it will be put into too.