As the key item in every home entertainment system, considerable thought needs to go into selecting a TV set that best complements your home. Screen size and resolution form the basis for things you should take note of before buying your TV. For screen size, consider your overall room space and the distance where viewers will be seated. Choose a TV size that allows you to watch comfortably, without it being too overwhelming or tiring for the eyes (if you have to squint).
Your viewing experience heavily depends on your screen resolution. You would not want pixelated resolutions that will negatively impact your use. For clearer and more detailed images, go for the 4K Ultra HD resolution that is only just slightly smaller than cinema resolution of 3840 x 2160.
Understanding Your TV Models
Backlit by an array of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), LED TVs are capable of a wider colour range and better contrast. A cheap and well-loved option is the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019.
Translated to Quantum dot LED screen, QLED technology works by placing a layer or film on quantum dots in front of a regular LED backlight panel. This allows the brightest possible display and most accurate coloured imagery for your TV. One of the most popular TVs in this category is the Samsung Q90R.
Translated to Organic Light-Emitting Diode, OLED TVs uses individual LED to produce both the backlighting and colour for every pixel, giving the colour and contrast the ability to retain their intensity when viewed from an angle as far as 90 degrees off-centre. One of the best OLED TVs out there this year is the LG C9.
4K resolution – which is around 4,000 pixels – is one of the most common resolutions in digital television and cinematography. Clearer pictures made up of more pixels create images that are crisper and capable of showing more details. All three of the popular models recommended above come with 4K resolution.
8K resolution – which is around 8,000 pixels – is currently the highest definition in digital television and cinematography. An expensive but beautiful option here is the Samsung Q900R.
This was adapted from an article originally published in the 2020 issue of Key To Your Home.