Last updated on June 4th, 2021
Choosing the right smart TV can significantly improve your home viewing experience. You can surround yourself with on-demand services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and so many more streaming services. There are a monumental number of high-definition (HD) and 4K Ultra HD TVs in the stores today.
Trying to choose the cream of the crop can be a never-ending task. Don’t worry as we are here to go through what to look out for when buying a new smart TV. Choosing the ideal TV for your viewing pleasure means you have to decide on a range of factors from the screen resolution to its display technology.
One of the main considerations you need to make is the size of the TV. Of course, this also depends on the size of your budget and the space where you want to install your new smart TV. Make sure you measure the area where the TV will go to get a clearer picture of what sizes can fit there.
Think about the distance you are from the TV too. You don’t want a larger-scale TV if you sit relatively close as this can overwhelm your eyes. You can test this out by visiting a retail store and view some TVs from certain distances.
You must consider the resolution. This is the number of pixels that make up the screen. The more pixels, the better and sharper the display is but the same number of pixels may not be so grand on a larger TV. At the moment, 4K displays with a resolution of 3840 x 2170 pixels are abundant in the market.
This is also known as Ultra HD. You can also choose some full HD sets or 1080p models if you’re on a budget and need a TV under 40 inches. On the other hand, you can opt for an 8k set but these are very expensive.
Consider the display technology. You will have the choice between an LED LCD set or the more expensive OLED model. Both have outstanding benefits but LED LCD systems are better for those on a budget and still offer excellent displays. Again, head to your local TV store and see some examples to figure out which you prefer best.
Which is better? Samsung or LG Smart TV?
Both Samsung and LG are fierce competitors. One thing they have in common is that both promise some of the best-quality smart TVs on the market. TVs from both brands come packed with the latest technology but both compete with their OLED and QLED displays.
They feature Freeview Play, 4K Ultra HD, voice search, support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), and more. Whether your budget is in the hundreds or thousands, Samsung and LG smart TVs have something to offer everyone.
Both Samsung and LG are pioneers of innovative TV technology. Most of the best features you find on TVs these days originated from these two brands. The main difference between these TV giants is the technologies they use during production. LG manufactures an incredible series of OLED TVs while Samsung have focused more on their own form of picture optimization with QLED.
Neither improves upon 4K or 8K picture quality in terms of detail. They just optimize the picture further, enhancing the pixels somewhat. OLED is free of an LED backlight as the pixels light themselves. This contributes to a distinct color range, unique contrast levels, and darker spots that surpass the average 4K TV. OLED TVs are generally very expensive, however.
In contrast, QLED TVs make use of the traditional LED backlight technology but still manage to work their own kind of pixelated magic with a layer of quantum dots. However, this isn’t quite as impressive as OLED screens which is why LG smart TVs offer a superior picture quality.
Because of LG’s excellent picture quality and an excellent reputation with their webOS smart platform (this allows you to sync to other smart devices in your home with the click of one button), this brand may be the slightly better option. In terms of value for money, Samsung are probably the better choice as their models are generally more affordable than LG’s OLED series.
Why should I buy a smart TV?
Smart TVs offer a wide range of amazing benefits. One of these benefits is their internet connectivity. Remember the days when you would flick through hundreds of channels to find nothing on? Well, even though that is still the case, with smart TVs you have the added option of streaming services from the internet.
Most smart TVs are available with in-built WiFi systems so you can enter a whole new world of endless entertainment. As well as films and TV shows, smart TVs also provide games and apps for you to pass the time with. If you want better graphics and improved picture quality while gaming, a smart TV is the way to go.
The aesthetic appeal of a smart TV is another reason to invest in one. The biggest winners of the greatest weight loss in recent years are our beloved TVs. Gone are the days of bulky, wide TVs that took up a whole corner of your room. Smart TVs are now slim and attractive, taking up little space in your household.
If you have a small living space, a smart TV is an ideal choice. Along with curved screen designs, these models can look at home anywhere. Want the full cinematic experience home? Well, this is possible with smart TVs. With large screens that offer amazing picture quality and a dynamic sound, a smart TV can provide you with a complete home theatre experience.
It’s easy to customize the settings to suit your needs too. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the action of a thriller or relax with a rom-com, smart TVs can combine with a soundbar and woofer for the best possible sound quality so you can enjoy a superior viewing experience.
Let’s not forget the access these TVs give you to social media too and easy-to-use search features to find your favorite shows and movies. Smart TVs are here to make your life easier.