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What to Look For When Buying a Great TV

4/10/2011 6:38:05 PM

Buying a great TV doesn't take an advanced degree in engineering. It doesn't require you to run out and see what neat little bells and whistles all your neighbours have either.


Buying a great TV doesn't take an advanced degree in engineering. It doesn't require you to run out and see what neat little bells and whistles all your neighbours have either. In fact, you only need to keep a few important details in mind when the time comes to buy your next television. This is especially true if you want to make sure you have a great TV for you. 


Make It Fit Your Room

Goldilocks understood the value of waiting around to find the bed, porridge and chair that was just right for her. She knew that nothing less than "just right" would work. She had to find exactly what "fit" her.

The same is true when it comes to finding a television to fit your room. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as too big when it comes to a television. You have to be able to comfortably watch the television in the room where you're planning to put it. 

If you get a television that is too large, you'll have to strain your neck in order to get a good look at what's happening on the screen. 

The general rule of thumb for sizing a television is that the television's diagonal measurement should be approximately twice the distance from the screen to the area where you will sit to watch TV comfortably for everyone.


Like the Look and Feel of It

It's not all about the picture on the screen. The TV you buy for your home needs to be one that will look good in the room where it will be hanging. In other words, it needs to suit your décor. 

That does not mean you have to match the style of your room to work with a high-tech device such as your television but you shouldn't go out of your way to find the one television that will look extremely out of place in your room either. 

After all, you want to spend your time watching what is happening on the television and not distracted by the television unit. A subtle difference there is very important at the end of the day.

You should also take a little time to explore the picture on the television before you buy it. Make sure you are happy with the clarity and sharpness of the onscreen picture. This will improve the odds that you'll still be happy with this television once next year's model comes out rather than chomping at the bit to buy a new one.


When you consider your television to be an investment and take your time to buy a great TV rather than settling for something that is just good, you will gain much more pleasure from it and enjoy for a lot longer period of time than if you settled for something less than what you want. Look for these things and any features you "have to have" so that you will be pleased with your purchase today and five years from now.



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