Buying a smart TV is really a task, so this complete guide for smart TV customers can help you a lot in performing this task perfectly. As most of you know that it can be most fascinating thing for anyone to be known as smart therefore smart technology making its place in today’s life most importantly. Everyone gets attracted by the one holding smart tech gadgets in his hand. Another reason is there that smart tech can keep you connected with world easily through internet no matter where ever you are, so it has become a part of daily life no more a luxury. In modern age it’s everywhere, smartphones, smartwatches so how television industries can ignore this hot trendy technology, therefore television manufacturers also decided to get smart. Before planning or going to buy a smart TV think smartly and get enough information about the technology and then leave for market, I hope this article would help you a lot in this regard.
Some brisk points
Before going into the details, there are some abrupt points to be noticed which can be really helpful for you:
- Buy a TV at least the 1080p screen resolution, 720p got old.
- Ask for a TV with refresh rate of 120Hz, lesser can be problematic
- If you are planning for a long term then ask for a 4K TV
- OLED is far good than LED or LCD
- Ask for TV which has plenty of colors
- Curved TVs are just for fashion it has nothing to do with picture quality
Size really matter
It is highly recommend that size must be at least 32 inches for a room TV and at least 50 inches for a lounge TV, 60 inches or larger can be more fit for lounge. Rather you are swapping your old TV set which is fabricated on old technology like tube technology which was awkward but bigger sizes really look nice.
Actually, despite of it that someone can see the individual pixels of the screen then he is very close. A good guide line is that you should be at a safe distance from your TV like three times more than the height of the screen for HD and just 1.5 times the screen height ok 4K. Means you can have your seat two times as close to a Ultra HD TV.
What is right for you?
Smart TVs having 4K feature; means UHD “Ultra High Definition” TVs, have four times more pixels as normal 1080p quality TVs. It seems a revolutionary thing, but in real it’s quite hard to find the difference in sharpness in a 4K TV and a 1080p based TV. This can only beneficial for you, if you sit nearby to a very big TV. Otherwise 4K LCD TVs are easy for manufacturers in making, it’s just bringing them down in price. In coming years, almost all TVs specifically the big ones would have 4K features, 1080p would be like 720p and standard TVs. So it’s the reason that 1080p TVs are not going to be obsolete very soon.
Best is faster refresh rate
Refresh rate is mostly mentioned in Hertz (Hz), that tells how many times in a second a picture is refreshed on TV screen. Typical refresh rate is 60 times in a second, or 60 Hz. But in scenes where objects are moving fast, this refresh rate can cause a blurry or jittery picture, especially on LCD HDTVs. Therefore to create a more solid picture, manufacturers increased the refresh rate two times, means now it’s 120 Hz in smart TV (in some circumstances it is up to 240 Hz). Yet there aren’t that many per second images in real videos, TVs can deal with the faster refresh rates in various routines. One of them is to simply insert black images among the original videos, cheating the spectator’s eyes into watching a less blurry, and solid picture. Another way is to create and insert new images showing a state of movement in between 2 adjacent pictures to show a realistic motion. Depending upon how the video processing is controlled, it can make a movie or sitcom looks dull, or as if it was a poorly lit.
Warning: Be cautious of terms like “effective refresh rate,” that means the real frame rate is half of the mentioned rate (for example a “120 Hz effective refresh rate” is in reality a 60 Hz).
Connections and interfaces
One very important thing which you must have to keep in your mind and that is how many HDMI inputs a set has. Manufacturers always try to save cost by just offering a fewer HDMI plugs on the back. These ports can be consumed very briskly: A sound bar, a Blue-ray player and a joy stick, and your three ports would be in use. And also watchful that TV has at least USB inputs and/or an SD card slot for showing photos, as well. You only need to get worry about the analog ports if you have an older device to connect; the Nintendo Wii is the classic HDMI-free offender.