Planning on Buying Your Next Premium TV This Season? Here are 6 Features to Consider
Have you ever bought something for less thinking you have saved cost only to wish a few weeks later to turn back time, add a few more Nairas (₦) and buy the best? Well, I’ve been there before when I got first gasoline generator.
In such a season when Black Friday sales now happen from Sundays to Saturdays, in the rush of discount sales, you might have placed a premium TV on the top of your wish list. Some consumers, when it comes to buying a TV set, think a great TV is measured by how fine it looks, how big it is, or how much it costs. But this is by far too far from the truth, so I thought to highlight some points from an interesting read from Samsung Newsroom.
What Should I Consider When Buying A TV Set?
1. Color Volume
According to Samsung, colour volume matters because if a depicted image exceeds a TV’s peak luminance, it may appear washed out or faded, and the quality of the viewing experience suffers. QLED TV’s screen-coating technology reduces reflection by 98.5 percent, providing a more comfortable viewing experience even under strong sunlight or lighting.
By the way, Samsung’s QLED TVs, which feature a peak brightness of 1,500 to 2,000 nits, are the first displays to reaches 100 percent colour volume.
I remember while growing up, to enjoy the movie, you had to turn off the lights and close the blind. HDR, or “high dynamic range” technology adds more colour, brightness and contrast to content displayed on premium TVs.
The notable difference between HDR and the preceding SDR (standard dynamic range) standard is night and day, as HDR allows details that might be lost in shadows or glare when depicted on an SDR TV to truly stand out.
3. Refresh Rate
The refresh rate is the number of times that an image on the screen is refreshed per second which is expressed in hertz (Hz). The higher the hertz, the smoother the picture. If you’re a gamer, or you watch a lot of fast-paced action films, a TV with a high refresh rate may be just what you need to take your experience to the next level.
4. HDMI and Connections
HDMI is short for “high definition multimedia interface”, an industry-standard, all-digital interface that transmits visual and audio data between devices such as TVs, streaming media and Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and more.
Does the TV have all the ports I need? This is a very important question to ask as this can directly influence the TV setup and the ease with which the device integrates into a living environment. If the TV has Bluetooth for connections, even the better. Higher-quality HDMI cables generally support higher data transfer speeds (measured in gigabytes per second), providing more bandwidth to enjoy 4K UHD and HDR content.
5. Smart TV
A “smart” TV has the capability of connecting to the internet which in turn allows users to stream video content, browse the web, and run compatible apps, this gives users more freedom to enjoy their preferred content. Streaming shows and movies through over-the-top (OTT) services like Netflix has quickly become the new normal, with more and more people enjoying a wide range of dynamic entertainment via convenient apps.
Although no TV will last forever, there are many dynamics that can ultimately prove detrimental to a TV’s longevity, and burn-in may be chief among them. Burn-in is a form of permanent damage that’s caused by leaving a static image on a screen for a long period of time. While image retention refers to any image that stays on a screen temporarily, burn-in lasts permanently, seriously affecting the lifespan of a television.
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