Are you thinking of adorning your living room with a new TV to watch movies and TV series with your family? If so then there are many things you need to consider. Thanks to the rapid advancements in technology, there are so many types of televisions available in the market that you have to take into account several things before you can bring a TV home and get it fixed in your living room.

Most people have just two things in mind when they go to buy a TV: how big it is and how much it is for. Sadly for most people, buying a TV never comes down to anything more than just that. People also tend to consider black Friday deals, which is a good idea if you are low on cash and need to buy multiple appliances. But if are placing your hard earned money on the line you truly want to get the best product available in the market and this is precisely what this post is all about.

Display types

You should make sure that you are choosing the right display type for your new TV. There are LED TVs, LCD TVs, OLED TVs, and even plasma TVs available in the market. Plasma TVs focus on high-quality cinematic display, LCDs are pretty common and one of the cheapest option available, LED are same as LCD but better in display quality and a higher price tag, OLED TVs are different from LCD TVs and use colored LED lights to develop and display the image. The save on power and create a high-quality and a bright image.

Contrast ratio

Contrast ratio is basically the difference in brightness. It’s a ratio between the whitest white and the darkest black a TV can produce. TVs with a low contrast ratio, have black areas appearing more like washed-out gray and bright areas may also lack vibrancy.

Aspect ratio

The aspect ratio is actually the ratio of TV’s width to its height. In real, it has no significant effect on the quality of the display but it is important because it deals with the width and height of videos you aim at watching on your TV. If you are planning watch a lot of movies, you should be looking for wider aspect ratios and so on.

Refresh rate

Refresh rate is also am important technical term you must know about. The refresh rate of a TV refers to the number of times an image is refreshed per second on the screen. This quantity is measured in hertz. You might see 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz listed on the TV box. This is the refresh rate. You can rely on this number more than you can on the contrast ratio. Higher refresh rate means that there is a low motion blur and the videos are a lot smoother. Refresh rates are important if you are planning to watch movies or play games on your TV a lot.

Being a mom, these technical terms might be difficult to understand, but if you know them properly, the store salesmen will be able to get you the best TV they have at the best price. Good Luck!