Types of TVs
TV Screen Sizes
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing a screen size. It depends on room size, viewing distance, budget and TV watching habits. And with all the different TV technologies available, resolution can vary dramatically. So sitting five feet away might be fine with one TV, but way too close with another.
These general guidelines, combined with your personal preferences, room size and TV quality, can help narrow down your choices.
Screen Size (Inches)
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One of the most important things to do before you go TV shopping is to measure the width and height of the space where you’ll be putting the TV. It might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do this!
When you’re staring at that giant wall of TVs in the store, it can be very difficult to tell what size you really need. Keep in mind that with TVs, bigger is usually better. Almost nobody wishes they’d gotten a smaller TV!
32” and smaller
Small TVs are ideal for smaller rooms and are usually not the primary TV in the home. Smaller TVs are a good choice for kids’ bedrooms, guest rooms, dorms, kitchens and other casual viewing areas.
Mid-sized models are great for the bedroom, smaller living rooms or anywhere you don’t want the TV to overpower the room.
When we go to the movies, we want to get lost in the picture. Large TVs can create that movie experience at home, drawing you into the action.
Extra Large TVs
65” and bigger
When you want to get completely immersed in the story or the game, these are the TVs for you. If you’ve got the space, a big screen TV gives you an unsurpassed viewing experience.
The screen resolution (or definition) is based on the number of pixels used to create the picture. The more pixels you have, the clearer and more detailed your picture will be. For example, high definition (1080p) TVs are 1920 pixels in width by 1080 pixels in height. That’s more than 2 million pixels! Of course, while 1080p is still today’s standard, many TVs are now offering Ultra High Definition (UHD) with more than 8 million pixels!
Delivering up to four times the resolution of 1080p TVs, 4K TVs provide truly breathtaking picture quality. Also known as Ultra High Definition or Ultra HD TVs, these state-of-the-art TVs offer resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. If you’re concerned that you won’t have enough ultra HD content to watch on your 4K TV, keep in mind that more and more content is being created in 4K. Additionally, these TVs are programmed to recognize the format of whatever you’re watching (be it live TV, streaming content or a DVD or Blu-ray) and upscale the signal to properly fit the available pixels.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and gives you a more “dynamic” picture, which is where the name comes from. HDR TVs display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks. This allows for more natural, true-to-life colors that are closer to how we see them in real life.
Full HD TVs
This is the standard for most TVs manufactured today. A full HD TV gives you crisp resolution and brilliant colors, allowing you to view virtually all content (movies, TV shows, sporting events, etc.) at its intended level of detail.
HD TVs (720p)
Generally found in smaller TVs, 720p resolution translates to 1280 pixels in width by 720 pixels in height. You get a quality picture at an affordable price.
What is a refresh rate, anyway? The refresh rate is how often the picture rebuilds itself or is “refreshed.” The more often it’s refreshed, the smoother and less blurry the picture will be. Refresh rates are measured in hertz (Hz). So if a TV offers a 240Hz refresh rate, that means it will rebuild the picture 240 times per second. That’s a smooth picture!
A 60Hz TV rebuilds the picture 60 times per second and provides good clarity for most programming. A 120Hz TV picture gets rebuilt 120 times per second, so the resolution is quite crisp. A 240Hz TV rebuilds the picture 240 times per second, so it provides the smoothest picture available. The higher the refresh rate, the better-suited the TV is for watching sports and action movies, and playing games.
Once you’ve picked out your perfect TV, you can choose from a variety of accessories to make it even more perfect.
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