Modern LCD TVs differ from their predecessors in thin construction, bright images, excellent sound quality, and most importantly, high functionality. Today you will not surprise anyone with a contrasting and clear picture, every day more and more new TV models appear, in which the diagonal and resolution of the matrix increase.
the power of the speakers is added. Moreover, almost all manufacturers pay great attention to the functionality and capabilities of TVs, adding new standards, connectors and ports. Many models are of high quality and reliability, so if used correctly, TV repairs will not be required. For many users, the question is relevant – how to choose a TV?
Choosing a TV begins with its diagonal.
As you know, the diagonal is measured in inches. One inch is 2.54 cm, and the screen size is the length from the bottom corner to the opposite top corner, not including the case. In order to correctly determine the desired diagonal, the first thing to do is decide how far the TV will be, as well as exactly where it is planned to be placed.
If pixels are visible when viewing, then the user is very close to the screen. It is believed that the distance from the TV to the eyes should be 3-4 times greater than its diagonal. Adhering to this rule, the eyes will not strain, and the picture on the screen will be displayed with better quality.
For kitchens or rooms with a small area, models with a diagonal from 22 “to 32” will be an excellent choice.
For the bedroom, models with a diagonal from 32 “to 43” will be the best option. If such a TV is placed on the wall, it will not only take up a minimum of space, but will also be at an acceptable distance from the eyes.
Depending on the size of the living room, models with a screen diagonal of 49-55 inches can be a good choice.
Models with a diagonal of 75 to 80 “are perfect for organizing home theaters. When deciding on the size, you need to be guided by your budget, and remember that a huge TV is unlikely to fit into a regular standard room.
Which TV to choose by the type of matrix?
Along with the diagonal (TV size), an equally important parameter is the type of matrix. Considering the type of panel, taking into account the backlight used, in 2021 TVs with matrices such as:
Conventionally, modern TVs can be divided into three types.
The most common is LCD TV (LED). It has a liquid crystal screen, which is illuminated by LEDs, thanks to which it was possible to achieve a significant reduction in power consumption, improve contrast and color reproduction.
OLED TVs, the matrix of which is with organic light-emitting diodes. When power is applied to them, they themselves begin to emit light, so they do not need additional illumination. These matrices are distinguished by the most natural black color, they have a wide viewing angle, which is why many users opt for them.
QLED technology works a little differently, based on quantum dots, which are smaller than conventional LEDs and LCD crystals. It can reduce power consumption, deliver a more realistic color gamut, and display natural blacks.
Along with these three types of matrices, there are TVs that use an IPS matrix. It is created in such a way that the molecules of liquid crystals are in their cells, with a straight plane to each other.
A type of matrix such as VA is created on the principle of vertical alignment. In fact, this technology is the main competitor of IPS.
Advantages and disadvantages of curved screen TVs.
Many users ask the question – how to choose the right TV? Does it make sense to opt for a device with a curved screen? More recently, these models could only be found in the top lines, but today in Ukraine they are also found in the budget segment.
Models with a curved panel have their advantages, for example, due to the close edges of the screen, the field of view is reduced, which in turn reduces eye strain, since you need to focus your eyes on a smaller angle.
But here there is one thing, these positive qualities are noticeable when you look at the screen from a short distance. Therefore, it is up to everyone to choose a TV that has a curved screen or a regular one!
What communication capabilities do LCD TVs have?
Modern TVs are endowed with their own OS (operating systems), as well as multi-core processors.
Companies such as LG, Samsung and others are endowing TVs with cameras, making video calls directly from the TV a reality. You will not surprise anyone with the presence of a built-in media player and card reader, which allows you to play content from removable media. If you compare them with old TVs, the difference is simply unreal.
Wi-Fi when wires are not required;
through a network cable, which guarantees excellent connection speed.
Useful ports and connectors.
You do not know what TV to buy? Such that it meets all your requirements, and in this case it is not necessary to overpay. It can be an LCD TV with Full HD resolution or plasma, with or without Smart TV function, while choosing a device of high quality and reliability, with a good set of ports and connectors.
The most common and popular connector on a modern TV is HDMI and this is fully confirmed by customer reviews. Using the HDMI connector, you can display the image from different devices on the screen, as well as the sound on the speaker system, which is most important when the TV uses not very high-quality acoustics.
As practice shows, the optimal number of HDMI connectors is three. If you plan to use a game console, media player, player or other gadgets, three HDMI ports may not be enough.
For those who plan to connect removable drives to the TV, USB connectors are required. A dedicated headphone output will be useful for those who like to watch movies or concerts with headphones.