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What to look for when Buying a New TV

What to look for When Buying a New TV

Well iv been in the trade for 45 years
now and it has changed beyond
recognition to when I came into the trade in 1972

But I still get a lot of people say to me
I can,t keep up with it all
Can you tell me what TV to Buy

So I'm going to try to give you some
Idea's on buying a TV

The first thing I will say  
is use your Ears and your Eyes

What I mean by that
is always go and look at a Television
and also listen to the Television

There are so many deals on the internet
and in shops you could spend a lot of

Money and Regret

Try to look and listen to a TV

Lets start with the Picture on a TV

I expect every one has got there own idea
of a good picture on a TV

But if you follow these few steps
They will help you in selecting the Right
Television for You

  • First of all as I said at the beginning you need to look at the picture
Your find that a lot of show rooms for TV,s
work on a DVD being feed to all of
them so you get the perfect Picture
and you can tell this because they are all
Showing the same Picture

So Ask if you can have the TV you like plugged into an aerial
So this would be the picture you would be watching at home

The next thing is
while it is on the Aerial
change the channel on the TV from channel 1
to channel 101

You will find they are both BBC 1 channels
but what you are doing is changing the
TV between Standard viewing to HD
So when you change between channels
1 and 101 you should see a great difference in
the picture quality

You would not see this difference unless its on an aerial signal

Step 2

Yes look at the picture head on
but also look at the picture from different angles
Your be surprised

Your also be bombarded with information about
4K Television

which is the step up
From HD
But when you start asking qwestions
about the format your find you
will have to subscribe to BT Sport at the moment
to watch 4 K Television

When you take your TV home you will
NOT get this service on normal Terrestrial
Television Signal

Well I could go down the road of pixel drop out
and different grades of panels
but at the end of the day its what you like

Lets talk about the sound on a Television
As we said at the beginning of this page
you need to listed to the sound as well


Because you will find the sound
on a modern day television is
very tinny
The problem with the modern day television
is they have made the televisions
so thin

The Speakers in a modern day television
are about the size of an old fashioned
transistor radio
So the size of the speaker has been reduced
so no resonance in the sound so no base

But don't worry because the trade
has come up with  the sound bar

The sound Bar is a separate system of speakers
that you add to your television
This means larger speakers are used and
are located in chambers to give you a better sound

But there again they all sound different
so its best to listen to a few
before you add one to your TV purchase

One of the biggest problems we get is
when we go out to set up a new TV Only to
the new TV only has 1

Scart connection or NO Scart
Connections on the back
of your new Television

On your old TV there would have been multi
Scart Connections

But on the new TV you will find
they have been replaced by multi
HDMI Connections

Now you might think why would this
worry me

Ok the problem is that the DVD Player you
have only has a scart connection

That old sky Box that you use for Freesat
only has a Scart connection

and that old Video that you use to play
old video tapes has a Scart Connection

So you can see you have brought a new TV but
opened a can of worms

So the best way to get around this problem
is make sure you have 1 Scart socket on
your new TV then you can plug your
old video in plus old freesat box

With the DVD Problem you will
have to upgrade your DVD
to a blue Ray Payer that works
on a HDMI Lead

Don't worry Blue Ray DVD,s will
Play all your old DVD,s plus your
New one,s