As you might know, I am relocating back to London in August and I can’t wait to move. Right now, there isn’t much point in buying the things I need and want, so I will wait until I have moved back to London soon.
One of the things on my list is buying a new TV.
I lived without a TV for the last two years and although I am not the biggest TV watcher, I miss having one. Once I settle in my new place, I would really like to buy a new television and have it in my bedroom to watch my shows and movies on Netflix. Watching my favourite programs on the laptop is okay, but it gets difficult when I have friends around and more than two people try and watch a film on a 13 inch screen. As you can imagine, a great movie night
is almost impossible. I know nothing about TV’s and I have to admit until now I never really cared, but now that I am looking at all the different options out there, I feel really lost. There are so many choices, different screen sizes, the type of screen technology (What’s the difference between Plasma, LED and LCD?) and of course: every TV seems to have different extras. Buying a TV can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
Online help when buying a TV
Luckily, online I found this great TV buying guide and after reading it I feel less overwhelmed by the choice out there when buying a TV. Of course the first thing you should decide on, is the screen size of your new device. It’s the diagonal measurement between the two corners. While the screen sizes can go up to 50 inches or more, I would prefer to have something smaller, around 36 inches or even 32.
One of the things I would like to have is a display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, meaning it’s HD compatible. It’s always good to look out for the Full HD logo. Next comes the type of display. Today there are four different technologies on the market: Plasma, LCD, LED and 3D. All are different. Apart from the 3D I am sure I would not be able to tell the difference though. As I said before, I didn’t know much about TV technology before reading the guide. LED seems to be the flattest screens out there, so it’s probably an option I would look at.
Did you recently buy a TV? Which TV do you have and can you recommend it?