TV Buying Guide 2020 (The Must-Features)

Shopping for a Television in 2020 is becoming a daunting task especially if you are a non-tech buyer without an elaborate TV Buying Guide. For instance, below is a TV title from one of the stores.

LG OLED65C9PUA 65″ C9 4K HDR Smart OLED TV w/AI ThinQ (2019) w/Soundbar Bundle Includes Deco Gear 60W Soundbar with Subwoofer, 37-70″ Low Profile Wall Mount Kit, 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and More.”

Surely! All these are features for one Tv model! Obviously, it’s very confusing. We assure you most of the features listed here are not so important.

So, which TV features should you consider?

Relax, we got your back covered. In this television buying guide, we are going to show you which TV features you should care about and those that you shouldn’t bother.

We encourage you to read till the end. We promise you will not go wrong. However, if you are short of time and you want to buy a TV right now, below quick tips will help you buy a good TV set.

 TV Buying Cheat Sheet 

  1. Screen Resolution: Buy a TV with at least 4k screen resolution for sharp image quality. You may consider 8K if you have some more cash to use on TV. If not, you may wait. Don’t buy either 720p or 1080p HD unless your budget is very tight.
  2. Screen Size: TV size depends on the size of the room. Buy at least a 42” TV unless your room is very small. You may consider 55” and above. The bigger the screen the better.
  3. OLED or LED: We advise you to buy OLED TVs since they have better image quality than LEDs. However, QLED TVs are catching up with OLED at a lower cost.
  4. High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDR is key today. Consider Dolby HDR though expensive. If unable, ensure you buy at least HDR10+. Shun HDR10 TVs.
  5. Refresh Rate: At least buy a 120Hz TV. If your budget is tight, buy a 60Hz since there is not much difference. But 240Hz is not very necessary now. But don’t overspend because of the Refresh rate.
  6. Sound Bar: Both LED and OLED TVs have poor sound nowadays. Consider buying a soundbar. Prefer TVs that come with soundbar included in the package if you find one reasonable.
  7. HDMI Ports: Ensure your TV has at least 4 HDMI ports. You may need to connect more devices. Don’t buy less than 3 HDMI ports.  Don’t bother buying HDMI 2.1 for now unless you buy 8K resolution TV. HDMI 2.0 is sufficient for any 4K and below TV.
  8. Design (Curved or Flat): Buy a Flat TV. Avoid curved TV unless you will be watching alone. Curved has less viewing angle.
  9. Budget: The amount you spent on buying TV matters. Cheap TVs expect low quality. If you want good TV spend at least $500 for stunning image quality.
  10. Don’t Bother these: Don’t bother with the rest of the listed specs so much. They don’t mean a lot. Examples of remote control, Google Assistant, Alexa, etc. Every TV has this nowadays.

Ten Step-by-Step TV Choosing Guide in 2020

Step 1: Choose Your Budget

This is the starting point of any objective buying. It will be a waste of time to spend hours or days researching various TV models that you eventually can’t buy.

Therefore, look into your savings account and decide how much money you will be willing to spend on buying a TV.

The Catch: Cheap TVs are not the best in terms of picture quality, viewing experience, brightness. So, if you are a TV fanatic and you really need the best TV experience, invest some chums.

Our Advice: 

  1. Think about what you will be using the TV for. Do you want to use it to watch the news, streaming, playing games, or just a TV in the house? If you want it just to have a TV in the house, choose the least budget. If not, consider a higher budget.
  2. For how long do you need to use the TV. If you are buying the TV to use for a short period, the least budget is okay. But if this is a permanent plan, consider spending more on a TV budget.
  3. Do you have ready cash? Do you have enough money based on the above factors? If yes, proceed to step 2. If no especially if you are a TV fanatic, we advise you to be patient until you get enough money. It is frustrating to rush in buying TV and get bored with it immediately after.

Now that you know the budget range, based on the above factors. Don’t worry there is a TV for every budget.

Step 2: Choose TV Size

TV size matters a lot as well. TVs come in different sizes between 32″ to 98″ in Amazon, Walmart, and other stores. The bigger the size, the better the viewing experience.

However, the room size you plan to erect TV matters. Placing a very big TV in a small room will lead to a bad viewing experience. As well, a small TV in a very big room will

The best TV size for you depends on the three main factors. First, you need to consider the size of your room, the number of viewers, and the sitting distance.

The Catch:

Step 3: Choose TV Panel: (OLED or QLED or LED)

Now that I have your budget ready and TV size. The third step in choosing TV is to choose the type of TV panel. OLED, QLED, and LED are three types of TV panel you find in the market today.

See that all the above technology has the term LED in them. LED means Light Emitting Diode. Then what is the difference between these terms OLED and QLED? The O in OLED means Organic-LEDs, Q in QLED means Quantum-LEDs.

There are two broad categories of the Television panels today: OLED and LED panels. However, LED comes in two flavors namely LEDs and QLED. However, it is worth noting that OLED, QLED, and LED are all based on LCD technology.

Though there are several LED TVs in the market today, the technology is slowly losing popularity over the inferior image quality compared to OLED and QLED. This leaves us with OLED and QLED in the market.

In a nutshell, OLED TVs are better than QLED on several fronts. Below is a brief comparison between the two.

Thickness: QLED and LEDs use a backlight to illuminate the LCD screen. Whereas in OLED, organic pixels generate own light eliminating the need for a backlight. For this reason, OLED TVs are much thinner than QLED TVs. OLED wins. If you prefer Thin TVs then OLED is for you.

Image Quality: Since OLED pixels produce own light, we just need to switch the pixels off when a black scene is required. Contrarily, QLED/LED uses local dimming technology that is not very effective. For this reason, OLED exhibits the best contrast compared to QLED/LED TVs.

Brightness: OLED pixels produce own light. Therefore, the amount of light is limited. On the other hand, since QLED and LED use backlighting, the light source can be maximized. Thus, QLED TVs are very bright compared to OLED. Thus if you will use your TV in a very bright environment, consider QLED TVs. If your room is dark, OLED wins.

Manufacturers: Two rivals own these panels. LG is the manufacturer of OLED Tv panel technology. Whereas QLED is owned by Samsung. Owing to the rivalry between the two manufacturers, we are not expecting either of the company to adopt the other’s technology. LED is open and popular with other manufacturers.

TV Brands: You will find other TV brands with OLED and QLED technology though LG owns OLED and Samsung owns theme. The reason, the two companies license other companies to the manufacturer. Other OLED manufacturers include SONY, Philips, and Panasonic. Only VIZIO and TCL have adopted Samsung’s QLED TV technology.

Find a complete guide on LCD vs LED vs QLED vs OLED here.

Now that you have your TV size and TV size with you, next is to mind the image quality. That is where HDR comes in.

Step 4: Choose TV Resolution

A TV resolution directly determines the quality of the images. There are four resolutions you will find in the market today. They include HD, UHD, 4K UHD (4K), and 8K UHD (8K).

While HD was the jaw bowing when they arrived, they soon started their journey to archives when  UHD was introduced. The same fate befell UHD when 4K was released and so did 4K to 8K.

The higher the resolution the better so does the prices. This is to mean 4K Tvs are obviously expensive than UHD and HD with 8K TVs being the most expensive currently.

Point to note. To enjoy a 4K or 8K resolution, the content you are watching must be created under corresponding resolution. If not, you will watch the content produced.

For example, if a certain movie was filmed using an HD camera. If you watch such a vie in an 8K TV, you will only experience HD resolution.

Where are we today? Only a little content has been produced in 4K today. There is no known 8K Content currently in the market. Yet 8K TVs are very expensive costing at least over $3000. An example is Samsung QN65Q900RB 65″ Q900 QLED, check some prices here.

Our Advice: We advise our readers to buy at least a 4K TV for now. You may not enjoy fancy 8K benefits now. In any case, you can have a great 4K experience if you choose a 4K TV with powerful HDR as we will discuss below.

Step 5: Choose High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhances image contrast by darkening black scenes and making white scenes whiter. There are four types of HDR you will find in the TV market today. The four include HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby HDR.

HDR10 is the basic and most popular in budget TVs. HDR10+ TVs offer better clarity than HDR10 but not like Dolby TVs. Dolby HDR-enabled TVs offer the best contrast but expensive since Dolby is a premium service.

HDR10 uses static metadata to enhance image clarity. Whereas HDR10+ and Dolby HDR employ dynamic metadata to enhance the contrast of different scenes instead of the whole screen.

Static metadata is deemed ineffective as compared to dynamic metadata. Therefore, HDR10 is inferior in contrast enhancement compared to HDR10+ and Dolby HDR. In addition, Dolby HDR is the most powerful but comes at a price.

Find a complete HDR guide with examples.

The beauty that comes with powerful HDR technology like Dolby HDR that it can boost 4K TV to almost achieve the same resolution as an 8K TV with HDR10+ would achieve. It was this reason we had advised you not to rush buying an 8K TV unless you want to be ready for the future.

Our Advice: If you are crazy about high resolution, ensure you buy Dolby HDR-enabled TV. If your budget is shaky, consider HDR10+ TVs they are almost equally good. If you don’t care about clarity much, go for HDR10 TVs they are the cheapest.

Step 6: Check Number of HDMI Ports

As for HDMI Ports, what you should mind is the number of the ports for now. You will use HDMI ports to connect additional devices like streaming devices, and TV Box among others.

Why are we only concerned about the number of HDMI ports? There are two types of HDMI cables available in the market today; HDMI  2.0 and HDMI 2.1. These cables differ as explained below.

HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 differ by the resolution and bandwidth they can support. While HDMI 2.0 supports a resolution of up to 4k resolutions and bandwidth up to 18Gbps. HDMI 2.1 supports a resolution of up to 10K resolution and a bandwidth of up to 48Gbps.

Unless you are buying an 8K TV, you should not bother about HDMI 2.1 for now. Any 4K TV with HDMI 2.0 cable is sufficient.

If you find a TV with HDMI 2.1, the better to be ready for 8K content. But don’t overspend because of HDMI2.1 for now.

Bottom Line: Choose a TV with a minimum of three HDMI ports preferably four. Don’t overspend buying an HDMI 2.1 cable for now. But if you buy 8K TV ensure it comes with HDMI2.1.

Step 7: Choosing Refresh Rate

You will often see the term refresh rate when you go through several TV catalogs. You will particularly see a refresh rate of 60Hz, 120Hz, and 240Hz. Don’t get carried away by these terms.

Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second a TV updates its screen with new content. The number of times per second is popularly measured in Heartz (Hz). Therefore, 60Hz means 60 refreshes per second, 120Hz means 120 times while 240Hz means 240 times.

The faster refresh rate means more details in images as compared. This is particularly important for gamers where details matter. But be cognizant you will need a TV panel with minimal delay and fast response to fully utilize benefits of high refresh rates.

Our Advice: You should care for the refresh rate if you are planning to play games. Choose 240Hz for gaming If not, you may not need to care about the refresh rate. We recommend 120Hz for now but if budget is tight a 60Hz can do.

Step 8: Choose TV Designs

Curved or flat design: Don’t fall trap for the hype that comes with marketers about curved TV unless you will be watching alone unless you just like a curved TV.

Curved TV exhibit a wider field of view and more immersive than flat TVs do. But they also suffer from reflection and distortion when viewed from a wider angle compared to flat TVs.

You must seat near a curved TV to fully enjoy the benefits of a curved TV. If you plan to seat at further away from the TV, you will probably be disappointed since you will not see much difference as that of flat TV.

Bottom Line: Curved TVs are slightly expensive and you may not fully realize the benefits. Unless you like the design and you are ready to pay extra, curved should not bother you.

Intended TV mounting: Are you planning to mount the TV on the wall? If yes, mind the location of the connection ports like power port, USB, HDMI and the rest. If on the wall ensure they are on the side. If on the stand, ports on either side or behind the TV can work.

Step 9: Consider a Soundbar

TVs are becoming thinner and thinner each day and no turning back. One factor, sound, is the sacrificial lamb in this development. Therefore, nearly all flat screens exhibit poor sounds thus the need for a soundbar.

There are many soundbars below $100 in the market today. You may go and get one.  And you will enjoy the good cinematic sound for your movies and music. See some soundbars prices.

However, we understand not all people enjoy the loud sound. There is good news for such guys. Some manufacturers have come to the rescue of their buyers by providing a soundbar as part of the package. So if you are one of them, consider a TV with a soundbar and save the soundbar bucks for other use.

Believe you me if you are this far you have the best TV that fits your requirements. Start preparing to order and pay. But before then, see step 10 below.

Step 10: Don’t Care Features: Yes, mark our words! We say don’t care because that is what you should just do. There are so many other features you will see. Don’t let anyone convince you to spend more on them.

Popular ones include smart features like wifi, Alexa compatibility, One-remote control, and Flat Wall mount among others. These are standards in all TVs nowadays. They shouldn’t bother you much.

Conclusion

We have given you a step-by-step guide on how to buy a TV and features you should care about and what not to bother you.

The 10 steps to buying a TV include:

Step 1: Coming up with a budget

Step 2: Choosing Television Size

Step 3: Choosing between OLED or QLED

Step 4: Choosing TV Resolution

Step 5: Choosing HDR

Step 6: Considering Number of HDMI ports

Step 7: Choosing the refresh rate

Step 8: Choosing TV Design

Step 9: Considering a Soundbar

Step 10: Ignoring all other features and buying your choice by step 9.

Shopping for a Television in 2020 is becoming a daunting task especially if you are a non-tech buyer without an elaborate TV Buying Guide. For instance, below is a TV title from one of the stores.

LG OLED65C9PUA 65″ C9 4K HDR Smart OLED TV w/AI ThinQ (2019) w/Soundbar Bundle Includes Deco Gear 60W Soundbar with Subwoofer, 37-70″ Low Profile Wall Mount Kit, 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and More.”

Surely! All these are features for one Tv model! Obviously, it’s very confusing. We assure you most of the features listed here are not so important.

So, which TV features should you consider?

Relax, we got your back covered. In this television buying guide, we are going to show you which TV features you should care about and those that you shouldn’t bother.

We encourage you to read till the end. We promise you will not go wrong. However, if you are short of time and you want to buy a TV right now, below quick tips will help you buy a good TV set.

 TV Buying Cheat Sheet 

  1. Screen Resolution: Buy a TV with at least 4k screen resolution for sharp image quality. You may consider 8K if you have some more cash to use on TV. If not, you may wait. Don’t buy either 720p or 1080p HD unless your budget is very tight.
  2. Screen Size: TV size depends on the size of the room. Buy at least a 42” TV unless your room is very small. You may consider 55” and above. The bigger the screen the better.
  3. OLED or LED: We advise you to buy OLED TVs since they have better image quality than LEDs. However, QLED TVs are catching up with OLED at a lower cost.
  4. High Dynamic Range (HDR): HDR is key today. Consider Dolby HDR though expensive. If unable, ensure you buy at least HDR10+. Shun HDR10 TVs.
  5. Refresh Rate: At least buy a 120Hz TV. If your budget is tight, buy a 60Hz since there is no much difference. But 240Hz is not very necessary now. But don’t overspend because of the Refresh rate.
  6. Sound Bar: Both LED and OLED TVs have poor sound nowadays. Consider buying a soundbar. Prefer TVs that come with soundbar included in the package if you find one reasonable.
  7. HDMI Ports: Ensure your TV has at least 4 HDMI ports. You may need to connect more devices. Don’t buy less than 3 HDMI ports.  Don’t bother buying HDMI 2.1 for now unless you buy 8K resolution TV. HDMI 2.0 is sufficient for any 4K and below TV.
  8. Design (Curved or Flat): Buy a Flat TV. Avoid curved TV unless you will be watching alone. Curved has less viewing angle.
  9. Budget: The amount you spent on buying TV matters. Cheap TVs expect low quality. If you want good TV spend at least $500 for stunning image quality.
  10. Don’t Bother these: Don’t bother with the rest of the listed specs so much. They don’t mean a lot. Examples of remote control, Google Assistant, Alexa, etc. Every TV has this nowadays.

Ten Step-by-Step TV Choosing Guide in 2020

Step 1: Choose Your Budget

This is the starting point of any objective buying. It will be a waste of time to spend hours or days researching various TV models that you eventually can’t buy.

Therefore, look into your savings account and decide how much money you will be willing to spend on buying a TV.

The Catch: Cheap TVs are not the best in terms of picture quality, viewing experience, brightness. So, if you are a TV fanatic and you really need the best TV experience, invest some chums.

Our Advice: 

  1. Think about what you will be using the TV for. Do you want to use it to watch the news, streaming, playing games, or just a TV in the house? If you want it just to have a TV in the house, choose the least budget. If not, consider a higher budget.
  2. For how long do you need to use the TV. If you are buying the TV to use for a short period, the least budget is okay. But if this is a permanent plan, consider spending more on a TV budget.
  3. Do you have ready cash? Do you have enough money based on the above factors? If yes, proceed to step 2. If no especially if you are a TV fanatic, we advise you to be patient until you get enough money. It is frustrating to rush in buying TV and get bored with it immediately after.

Now that you know the budget range, based on the above factors. Don’t worry there is a TV for every budget.

Step 2: Choose TV Size

TV size matters a lot as well. TVs come in different sizes between 32″ to 98″ in Amazon, Walmart, and other stores. The bigger the size, the better the viewing experience.

However, the room size you plan to erect TV matters. Placing a very big TV in a small room will lead to a bad viewing experience. As well, a small TV in a very big room will

The best TV size for you depends on the three main factors. First, you need to consider the size of your room, the number of viewers, and the sitting distance.

The Catch:

Step 3: Choose TV Panel: (OLED or QLED or LED)

Now that I have your budget ready and TV size. The third step in choosing TV is to choose the type of TV panel. OLED, QLED, and LED are three types of TV panel you find in the market today.

See that all the above technology has the term LED in them. LED means Light Emitting Diode. Then what is the difference between these terms OLED and QLED? The O in OLED means Organic-LEDs, Q in QLED means Quantum-LEDs.

There are two broad categories of the Television panels today: OLED and LED panels. However, LED comes in two flavors namely LEDs and QLED. However, it is worth noting that OLED, QLED, and LED are all based on LCD technology.

Though there are several LED TVs in the market today, the technology is slowly losing popularity over the inferior image quality compared to OLED and QLED. This leaves us with OLED and QLED in the market.

In a nutshell, OLED TVs are better than QLED on several fronts. Below is a brief comparison between the two.

Thickness: QLED and LEDs use a backlight to illuminate the LCD screen. Whereas in OLED, organic pixels generate own light eliminating the need for a backlight. For this reason, OLED TVs are much thinner than QLED TVs. OLED wins. If you prefer Thin TVs then OLED is for you.

Image Quality: Since OLED pixels produce own light, we just need to switch the pixels off when a black scene is required. Contrarily, QLED/LED uses local dimming technology that is not very effective. For this reason, OLED exhibits the best contrast compared to QLED/LED TVs.

Brightness: OLED pixels produce own light. Therefore, the amount of light is limited. On the other hand, since QLED and LED use backlighting, the light source can be maximized. Thus, QLED TVs are very bright compared to OLED. Thus if you will use your TV in a very bright environment, consider QLED TVs. If your room is dark, OLED wins.

Manufacturers: Two rivals own these panels. LG is the manufacturer of OLED Tv panel technology. Whereas QLED is owned by Samsung. Owing to the rivalry between the two manufacturers, we are not expecting either of the company to adopt the other’s technology. LED is open and popular with other manufacturers.

TV Brands: You will find other TV brands with OLED and QLED technology though LG owns OLED and Samsung owns theme. The reason, the two companies license other companies to the manufacturer. Other OLED manufacturers include SONY, Philips, and Panasonic. Only VIZIO and TCL have adopted Samsung’s QLED TV technology.

Find a complete guide on LCD vs LED vs QLED vs OLED here.

Now that you have your TV size and TV size with you, next is to mind the image quality. That is where HDR comes in.

Step 4: Choose TV Resolution

A TV resolution directly determines the quality of the images. There are four resolutions you will find in the market today. They include HD, UHD, 4K UHD (4K), and 8K UHD (8K).

While HD was the jaw bowing when they arrived, they soon started their journey to archives when  UHD was introduced. The same fate befell UHD when 4K was released and so did 4K to 8K.

The higher the resolution the better so does the prices. This is to mean 4K Tvs are obviously expensive than UHD and HD with 8K TVs being the most expensive currently.

Point to note. To enjoy a 4K or 8K resolution, the content you are watching must be created under corresponding resolution. If not, you will watch the content produced.

For example, if a certain movie was filmed using an HD camera. If you watch such a vie in an 8K TV, you will only experience HD resolution.

Where are we today? Only a little content has been produced in 4K today. There is no known 8K Content currently in the market. Yet 8K TVs are very expensive costing at least over $3000. An example is Samsung QN65Q900RB 65″ Q900 QLED, check some prices here.

Our Advice: We advise our readers to buy at least a 4K TV for now. You may not enjoy fancy 8K benefits now. In any case, you can have a great 4K experience if you choose a 4K TV with powerful HDR as we will discuss below.

Step 5: Choose High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhances image contrast by darkening black scenes and making white scenes whiter. There are four types of HDR you will find in the TV market today. The four include HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby HDR.

HDR10 is the basic and most popular in budget TVs. HDR10+ TVs offer better clarity than HDR10 but not like Dolby TVs. Dolby HDR-enabled TVs offer the best contrast but expensive since Dolby is a premium service.

HDR10 uses static metadata to enhance image clarity. Whereas HDR10+ and Dolby HDR employ dynamic metadata to enhance the contrast of different scenes instead of the whole screen.

Static metadata is deemed ineffective as compared to dynamic metadata. Therefore, HDR10 is inferior in contrast enhancement compared to HDR10+ and Dolby HDR. In addition, Dolby HDR is the most powerful but comes at a price.

Find a complete HDR guide with examples.

The beauty that comes with powerful HDR technology like Dolby HDR that it can boost 4K TV to almost achieve the same resolution as an 8K TV with HDR10+ would achieve. It was this reason we had advised you not to rush buying an 8K TV unless you want to be ready for the future.

Our Advice: If you are crazy about high resolution, ensure you buy Dolby HDR-enabled TV. If your budget is shaky, consider HDR10+ TVs they are almost equally good. If you don’t care about clarity much, go for HDR10 TVs they are the cheapest.

Step 6: Check Number of HDMI Ports

As for HDMI Ports, what you should mind is the number of the ports for now. You will use HDMI ports to connect additional devices like streaming devices, and TV Box among others.

Why are we only concerned about the number of HDMI ports? There are two types of HDMI cables available in the market today; HDMI  2.0 and HDMI 2.1. These cables differ as explained below.

HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 differ by the resolution and bandwidth they can support. While HDMI 2.0 supports a resolution of up to 4k resolutions and bandwidth up to 18Gbps. HDMI 2.1 supports a resolution of up to 10K resolution and a bandwidth of up to 48Gbps.

Unless you are buying an 8K TV, you should not bother about HDMI 2.1 for now. Any 4K TV with HDMI 2.0 cable is sufficient.

If you find a TV with HDMI 2.1, the better to be ready for 8K content. But don’t overspend because of HDMI2.1 for now.

Bottom Line: Choose a TV with a minimum of three HDMI ports preferably four. Don’t overspend buying an HDMI 2.1 cable for now. But if you buy 8K TV ensure it comes with HDMI2.1.

Step 7: Choosing Refresh Rate

You will often see the term refresh rate when you go through several TV catalogs. You will particularly see a refresh rate of 60Hz, 120Hz, and 240Hz. Don’t get carried away by these terms.

Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second a TV updates its screen with new content. The number of times per second is popularly measured in Heartz (Hz). Therefore, 60Hz means 60 refreshes per second, 120Hz means 120 times while 240Hz means 240 times.

The faster refresh rate means more details in images as compared. This is particularly important for gamers where details matter. But be cognizant you will need a TV panel with minimal delay and fast response to fully utilize benefits of high refresh rates.

Our Advice: You should care for the refresh rate if you are planning to play games. Choose 240Hz for gaming If not, you may not need to care about the refresh rate. We recommend 120Hz for now but if budget is tight a 60Hz can do.

Step 8: Choose TV Designs

Curved or flat design: Don’t fall trap for the hype that comes with marketers about curved TV unless you will be watching alone unless you just like a curved TV.

Curved TV exhibit a wider field of view and more immersive than flat TVs do. But they also suffer from reflection and distortion when viewed from a wider angle compared to flat TVs.

You must seat near a curved TV to fully enjoy the benefits of a curved TV. If you plan to seat at further away from the TV, you will probably be disappointed since you will not see much difference as that of flat TV.

Bottom Line: Curved TVs are slightly expensive and you may not fully realize the benefits. Unless you like the design and you are ready to pay extra, curved should not bother you.

Intended TV mounting: Are you planning to mount the TV on the wall? If yes, mind the location of the connection ports like power port, USB, HDMI and the rest. If on the wall ensure they are on the side. If on the stand, ports on either side or behind the TV can work.

Step 9: Consider a Soundbar

TVs are becoming thinner and thinner each day and no turning back. One factor, sound, is the sacrificial lamb in this development. Therefore, nearly all flat screens exhibit poor sounds thus the need for a soundbar.

There are many soundbars below $100 in the market today. You may go and get one.  And you will enjoy the good cinematic sound for your movies and music. See some soundbars prices.

However, we understand not all people enjoy the loud sound. There is good news for such guys. Some manufacturers have come to the rescue of their buyers by providing a soundbar as part of the package. So if you are one of them, consider a TV with a soundbar and save the soundbar bucks for other use.

Believe you me if you are this far you have the best TV that fits your requirements. Start preparing to order and pay. But before then, see step 10 below.

Step 10: Don’t Care Features: Yes, mark our words! We say don’t care because that is what you should just do. There are so many other features you will see. Don’t let anyone convince you to spend more on them.

Popular ones include smart features like wifi, Alexa compatibility, One-remote control, and Flat Wall mount among others. These are standards in all TVs nowadays. They shouldn’t bother you much.

Conclusion

We have given you a step-by-step guide on how to buy a TV and features you should care about and what not to bother you.

The 10 steps to buying a TV include:

Step 1: Coming up with a budget

Step 2: Choosing Television Size

Step 3: Choosing between OLED or QLED

Step 4: Choosing TV Resolution

Step 5: Choosing HDR

Step 6: Considering Number of HDMI ports

Step 7: Choosing the refresh rate

Step 8: Choosing TV Design

Step 9: Considering a Soundbar

Step 10: Ignoring all other features and buying your choice by step 9.

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