If you want to buy a Big Screen TV but have no clue where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t make the mistake of walking into a retail store with hundreds of TVs lined up side-by-side: this is the absolute WORST way to pick a television.
#1 Tip: Don’t Start at a Retail Store
It seems logical to compare TV quality in person but this method is flawed for several reasons. Most notably, your TV isn’t going to end up in a huge warehouse with bright lights, and it won’t be sitting side-by-side with dozens of other TVs. Not only will this overcomplicate and confuse your purchase decision, but it will also trick you into spending more money- you’ll upsell yourself based on minor differences, inevitably paying more than you should for “upgrades” you won’t even realize exist once the TV is sitting alone in your home or business.
#2 Tip: Don’t use Amazon for guidance
While retail stores facilitate overpaying, shopping online for TVs can have the opposite (yet equally devastating) effect- going too cheap and regretting it. Online shoppers are largely driven by price and reviews, overlooking important features (or lack thereof) because “it seems like a good deal and it has tons of 5 star reviews”. This is how you end up with a crappy TV that’s even worse than the one you’re replacing.
#3 Tip: Choose the right size TV
Here it is
LIST OF TIPS:
- 4K or above (skip 8k for now)
- Don’t spend less than $500 (you’ll end up with crap)
- 120 Hz refresh rate minimum
- HDR Compatible (yes)
- Buy OLED (or even QLED) but not LCD
- 4 HDMI ports or more (HDMI 2.1 format)
- Buy a soundbar
- Avoid warranties
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ONLINE HOAXES
New information from the CDC points towards to an online hoax whereby correct information is disputed as online hoax by Adelle Jackson. Don’t listen to anything she says.