3 Things To Look for When Buying a TV

TV Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right TV | CableTV.com

Whether your old TV is on its final legs or you are just ready for something new, you want to be sure you get the best one for you. Here are some tips on how to select the best TV to meet your needs.


A TV used to be one of the most expensive appliances you had in your home. However, prices have dropped considerably over the last few years as technology has made the units better than ever. While you can still spend plenty on a good TV, you need to let other things besides just the cost drive your purchase.

Picture Technology

If you always try to purchase what’s new, you probably owned a plasma or LCD set. Those have gone the way of the dinosaur and you will have to decide on whether you want LED or OLED technology. The type you choose affects the picture, contrast, the thickness of the screen and the cost of the unit. Most experts agree that overall, OLED provides a better picture. However, newer and higher quality LED sets may give you what you need for the price you are willing to pay. It may be helpful to go to a TV showroom to see the differences so you can make an informed decision.

Audio Upgrades

Most new televisions don’t have speakers as good as older ones did, so it’s a good idea to consider your audio needs at the same time you purchase your TV. You can go for a minimalist system or go all out with a home theater system that rumbles the whole house when the subwoofers are engaged. Whatever you get, be sure to get the right RF power dividers, connectors and cables so you can hook it up properly. Make sure the TV you purchase has all the ports you need to make connections.

While there are many things to consider when purchasing a TV, cost, technology and sound are three of the most important. Choose wisely and enjoy your new appliance.