3 Things to Know About T.V. Screens for Better Viewing Experience

July 28, 2016 by luis@echoworkshop.com

Our T.V. watching experience is enhanced with the introduction of the better resolutions with HD, Ultra HD, and the latest one, 4K. But it is equally true that the advent of these technologies has made it confusing for customers to decide which one is the best. Most of the people don’t know which screen size is good or the difference between HD or HD ready. Here are the key things about T.V. screens you must know before choosing the T.V.

Screen Size:

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Choosing the right screen size matters! Know how many people in your family watch T.V at once and where you’re going to place your T.V. set. Though a bigger space will need bigger screen, a golden rule is that you must invest on the bigger T.V. However, for non-conventional T.V. watching areas like bedroom, smaller screen T.V. is better. Also consider the distance of your viewing position, which can be 1.1/2 times than the screen diagonal. For example, you can watch 40 inch screen from the distance of 5 to 8 feet.

(40×2: 80—80 inches means 6.6 feet)

Screen Resolution:

 

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HD, UHD or 4K. Which one you have decided to take home?

The question may make many people puzzled as they don’t know these screen resolution differences.

Well, screen resolution means the sharpness and clarity of the TV picture. The more pixels a T.V. has, the clear picture it will have. A basic T.V set comes with 720 pixels while an HD format supports 1080.

Today, Ultra HD or 4k are advanced level of TV screen and has four times the pixels ratio than HDTV. It goes like 3480×2160 pixels! There is superb improvement in image quality as they appear richer, clear and lifelike. Choose it if your budget allow it. Sadly, there are few Ultra HD channels available and the existing HD content doesn’t produce 4K quality on ultra HD T.V. HDR is an upcoming improved TV resolution technology that goes beyond 4k.

And Take Care of Refresh Rate Also….. 

Refresh rate is determined by the time taken by TV to change the images on the screen. A basic T.V set has the capacity of changing 60 frames per second which means 60Hz. But a 60 Hz rate is not compatible with the HDTV as it creates a motion blur. In simple words, a good refresh rate is essential to make the footage appear fast without jittering or blurring.

That’s why they come with minimum 120 HZ refresh rate. So, it makes sense to buy a T.V with at least 120 HZ refresh rate. Steer away from the sets with the phrases like “effective refresh rate” or without the actual refresh rate information.

So, these are the things telling you about the picture quality of the screen.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Buy a TV with at least 1080 resolution with 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Invest on 4K Ultra HD TV to keep pace with upcoming technology
  • HDR compatible set offers realistic colors
  • Check the T.V. with your “eyes” rather than manufacturer’s specification
  • Your T.V. should have 4 HDMI ports at least
  • Consider buying soundbar/speakers as the sound is not so good these days because of ultra slim screens.

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