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Buying a new TV? Four things you should know.

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November 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Working your way through the wide array of TVs available can be challenging. If you are going straight to an electronic expert for advice (many times the easiest choice), let them know your personal use pattern and what is important to you in a viewing experience. How close you sit to your TV will determine screen size. Do you intend on using HDMI ports? Will you be mounting your screen on the wall? Before starting off on your trek to find the perfect TV, here are a few facts to get you started.

1. What is a “smart” TV?

If you have cut the cable like thousands of other Canadians, the technology built into a smart TV can accommodate media streaming services like Knowledge Network and Netflix. Streaming subscriptions and an internet connection are all you need to access movies, games and music. Smart TVs automatically download and update their firmware, which is very convenient and keeps your screen up to date with industry standards. Of course, smart TVs work perfectly with cable and satellite services, often adding options like voice recognition tools and the integration of smart home features like door locks and lighting.

2. What is 4K?

4K refers to picture resolution. 4K is four times the resolution of a standard 1080p TV. This creates a higher pixel density creating a clear more defined picture. Buying a 4K TV will ensure your purchase is future-proof as technology expands, and gives you several options over older models.

3. What is QLED

QLED (Quantum dot Light Emitting Diode) is an LED TV with a metallic quantum dot film to enhance colour and contrast, supporting technology like HDR and 4K by making QLED TVs brighter and more colourful than other non-quantum dot LEDs. Samsung boasts that quantum dots enable over a billion colours.

4. Curved TVs – Why?

Many gamers like curved televisions because they are sitting directly in front of the screen and receive an immersive experience and wider viewing angle. Curved televisions are definitely still relevant for the right consumer but the majority of televisions sold are still the traditional flat panel.

We hope this article has cleared up some of the fog surrounding new TVs. Happy hunting!

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