Top 25 Tips to Buy a TV

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As technology continues to advance, it’s hard to keep up. Now that the future of TV is at our fingertips, we are faced with an overwhelming number of options.

Bestseller No. 1
Insignia 32-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD 720p Fire TV (NS-32F201NA22, 2021 Model)
  • 720p resolution: View your favorite movies, shows and games in high definition.
  • Alexa voice control: The Alexa Voice Remote lets you easily control your entertainment, search across apps, switch inputs, and more using just your voice. Press and hold the voice button and ask Alexa to easily find, launch, and control content, and even switch to cable.
  • Fire TV experience built-in - Watch over 1 Million streaming movies and TV episodes with access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills.
  • Versatile connections: Connect your home theater components such as a Blu-ray player, game console, speakers, cable/antenna and more. TV connections include three HDMI ports, composite (AV) jacks, a digital optical jack, a headphone jack and a coaxial jack.
  • LED-backlit LCD screen: With reliable and long-lasting LED lighting, this LCD screen delivers a wide range of colors and contrast for a memorable viewing experience.
Bestseller No. 2
Insignia 32-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD 720p Fire TV (NS-32DF310NA19, 2018 Model)
  • Insignia HD Smart TV – Fire TV delivers 720p picture quality with deep blacks and rich colors.
  • Fire TV experience built-in - Watch over 1 Million streaming movies and TV episodes with access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills.
  • Fire TV seamlessly integrates live over-the-air TV and streaming channels on a unified home screen (HD antenna required).
  • Easily control your TV with the included Voice Remote with Alexa—plus, launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, using just your voice.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9” x 17.3” x 3”, TV with stand: 28.9” x 19” x 8.2”. Multiple device input/output options: 3 HDMI including 1 with ARC, USB, composite input, antenna/cable input, digital output (optical), audio output, Ethernet.

Best 25 Tips for Buying a TV

1) Consider your needs:

What type of entertainment do you enjoy? Are there any specific requirements or features you want to have? Be sure to take note of these before making a purchase!

2) Find out if your provider offers bundles:

Bundles enable customers to save money on their cable bills and get more channels without paying more per month!

3) Use reviews from other consumers:

Reviews are important because they help people make informed decisions when shopping online or offline.

4) Pay attention to the HDMI ports:

As more and more devices incorporate an HDMI port, there is a greater demand for TVs with multiple ports. Make sure you find a TV that has enough ports for your needs.

Bestseller No. 1
Insignia 32-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD 720p Fire TV (NS-32DF310NA19, 2018 Model)
  • Insignia HD Smart TV – Fire TV delivers 720p picture quality with deep blacks and rich colors.
  • Fire TV experience built-in - Watch over 1 Million streaming movies and TV episodes with access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills.
  • Fire TV seamlessly integrates live over-the-air TV and streaming channels on a unified home screen (HD antenna required).
  • Easily control your TV with the included Voice Remote with Alexa—plus, launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, using just your voice.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9” x 17.3” x 3”, TV with stand: 28.9” x 19” x 8.2”. Multiple device input/output options: 3 HDMI including 1 with ARC, USB, composite input, antenna/cable input, digital output (optical), audio output, Ethernet.
SaleBestseller No. 2
TCL 32-inch 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV - 32S335, 2021 Model
  • Dimensions with Stand (W x H x D): 28.8" x 18.9" x 7.1" ; Without Stand (W x H x D): 28.8" x 17.2" x 2.9" ; Weight with Stand: 8.2 lbs ; Weight without Stand: 8.0 lbs
  • Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, accessible through the simple and intuitive Roku TV
  • HD, Resolution: High definition (720p) resolution for excellent detail, color and contrast. Wireless Connection : 802.11ac 1x1 Dual Band
  • Dual band Wi-Fi: Get fast and easy access to your favorite content to the dual band Wi-Fi connection
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

5) Research warranties:

Researching the different types of warranties will help you understand your rights in case something goes wrong.

6) Look out for limited-time offers:

Limited-time offers are great because they enable retailers to clear their inventory and make room for newer products.

Must Read: 18 Features of a Smart TV

7) Be patient:

Although technology is always improving, it can often be overwhelming to try and keep up with the latest trends. If you’re looking to make a big purchase like this, take your time researching before making any decisions! You don’t want to end up regretting your purchase later on.

8) Compare prices:

Shopping around for the best deal is always a good idea!

9) Consider a soundbar:

A soundbar can help improve the quality of your TV’s audio and is often cheaper than buying a new speaker system.

10) Determine your budget:

This is an important step that should not be overlooked! It will help you focus your search and avoid overspending on a new TV.

11) Be careful with refurbished products:

Although refurbished products can be cheaper, it’s important to do your research before making a purchase. Sometimes these products can have defects that are not disclosed by the seller.

12) Take the time to test:

Before you make a purchase, be sure to take your new TV for a spin and see whether it meets your needs.

13) Look at the resolution:

The resolution is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a TV in 2022 because it can influence picture quality. Make sure that any TV you buy has a high enough resolution to keep up with modern technology.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Full Motion TV Monitor Wall Mount Bracket Articulating Arms Swivels Tilts Extension Rotation for Most 13-42 Inch LED LCD Flat Curved Screen TVs & Monitors, Max VESA 200x200mm up to 44lbs by Pipishell
  • TV Mount Compatibility - TVs wall mount fits SAMSUNG, SONY, LG, VIZIO, TCL, ELEMENT, SCEPTRE, HISENSE and other TV brands between 13 and 42 Inch screen sizes and up to 44 lbs, with max VESA/mounting holes spacing of 200 x 200mm. our Images and video will help you see if this TV/ monitor mount perfectly fits your device in the aspects: VESA, stud location and possible blocked inputs.
  • Full Motion for Optimal Viewing - Our articulating arm mount tilts +9°/-11° for anti-glaring, max swivels 90° display left or right according to your seats position (note: max. swivel angle depends on screen size) and rotates 360° for landscape and portrait orientation. It extends 14.59" and retracts back to 2.7" to save space. Makes your viewing or working feel more enjoyable!
  • Universal Monitor Wall Mount - ideal for large computer monitors, especially monitors sizes 13, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 32, 34, 35 inch ultrawide monitors with VESA patterns from 75x75mm to 200x200mm. Use it as a full motion monitor wall mount to clear up desktop space and for ergonomic computer screen installation to improve your posture.
  • Easy Installation - step-by-step instructions and all the necessary hardware is provided, single stud installation simplifies the placement of the TV/monitor on the wall. Removable TV plate designed for single-person installation which helps you to install this TV wall mount without any hassle.
  • Friendly After-sales Service - our corner tv wall mount is constructed from high quality steel materials, we are so confident in the construction, strength and durability of this wall bracket that we are provide 5-year friendly customer server. Please feel free to contact us anytime, rain or shine:-)
Bestseller No. 2
RC280 Replacement Remote Applicable for TCL Roku TV with Netflix Sling Hulu Vudu Key 55UP120 32S4610R 50FS3750 32FS3700 32FS4610R 32S800 32S850 32S3850 48FS3700 55FS3700 65S405 43S405 49S405 40S3800
  • RC280 Replacement Remote Control Applicable for TCL Roku TV with Netflix Sling Hulu Vudu APP Key 49S405 55S405 40S3800 55US57 50UP120 28S3750 32S3750 40FS3750 48FS3750 55FS4610R 55US5800 65US5800 55FS3750 32S3700 32S3800 48FS3700 55FS3700 32S3850(A/B/P) 32S3850A 32S3850B 32S3850P 40FS3850 50FS3850 28S305 55FS3850 40FS3800 50FS3800 40FS4610R 48FS4610R 43FP110 49FP110 55UP120 32S4610R 50FS3750 32FS3700 32FS4610R 32S800 32S850 32S3850 32S305 40S305 43S305 49S305 65S405 43S405 RC280 JNIL
  • No programming or paring needed.Just install new ALKALINE batteries to get it work! This remote DOES NOT WORK WITH any roku player, roku box or roku stick.
  • If your TV model is not in the compatible list, please contact us before order.
  • Power Supply: 2 x 1.5V AAA Alkaline Battery. Batteries and user manual not included
  • Please feel free to contact us if you have any query, thanks!

14) Check if there is HDR +:

This feature enables users to see colors much more accurately than standard TVs by offering much brighter pixels that are perfect for bringing entertainment into your living room.

15) Don’t be fooled by 4K:

Although 4K TVs are all the rage, it is important to remember that this resolution does not necessarily mean higher quality! In fact, due to their small size, many experts argue that these TVs have the same resolution as Full HD 1080p panels.

16) Avoid expensive service plans:

If you purchase a TV with a warranty from a retailer, don’t bother buying an additional service plan because in most cases they are not worth paying for.

17) Look at response times:

A good response time ensures that your input will be translated into action almost immediately. For example, if you’re watching a fast-paced movie, you don’t want the image to lag or stutter.

18) Consider your viewing environment:

This is something that is often overlooked when purchasing a TV! If you have a lot of light in your room, you might want to consider a model with a higher brightness level. Check how these TV recliners can improve your viewing environment.

19) Decide if you need smart features:

Smart TVs come with many advantages, but they can also be expensive. If you decide that this is something you need, research the different models and brands to find the best one for your needs.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Full Motion TV Monitor Wall Mount Bracket Articulating Arms Swivels Tilts Extension Rotation for Most 13-42 Inch LED LCD Flat Curved Screen TVs & Monitors, Max VESA 200x200mm up to 44lbs by Pipishell
  • TV Mount Compatibility - TVs wall mount fits SAMSUNG, SONY, LG, VIZIO, TCL, ELEMENT, SCEPTRE, HISENSE and other TV brands between 13 and 42 Inch screen sizes and up to 44 lbs, with max VESA/mounting holes spacing of 200 x 200mm. our Images and video will help you see if this TV/ monitor mount perfectly fits your device in the aspects: VESA, stud location and possible blocked inputs.
  • Full Motion for Optimal Viewing - Our articulating arm mount tilts +9°/-11° for anti-glaring, max swivels 90° display left or right according to your seats position (note: max. swivel angle depends on screen size) and rotates 360° for landscape and portrait orientation. It extends 14.59" and retracts back to 2.7" to save space. Makes your viewing or working feel more enjoyable!
  • Universal Monitor Wall Mount - ideal for large computer monitors, especially monitors sizes 13, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 32, 34, 35 inch ultrawide monitors with VESA patterns from 75x75mm to 200x200mm. Use it as a full motion monitor wall mount to clear up desktop space and for ergonomic computer screen installation to improve your posture.
  • Easy Installation - step-by-step instructions and all the necessary hardware is provided, single stud installation simplifies the placement of the TV/monitor on the wall. Removable TV plate designed for single-person installation which helps you to install this TV wall mount without any hassle.
  • Friendly After-sales Service - our corner tv wall mount is constructed from high quality steel materials, we are so confident in the construction, strength and durability of this wall bracket that we are provide 5-year friendly customer server. Please feel free to contact us anytime, rain or shine:-)
Bestseller No. 2
RC280 Replacement Remote Applicable for TCL Roku TV with Netflix Sling Hulu Vudu Key 55UP120 32S4610R 50FS3750 32FS3700 32FS4610R 32S800 32S850 32S3850 48FS3700 55FS3700 65S405 43S405 49S405 40S3800
  • RC280 Replacement Remote Control Applicable for TCL Roku TV with Netflix Sling Hulu Vudu APP Key 49S405 55S405 40S3800 55US57 50UP120 28S3750 32S3750 40FS3750 48FS3750 55FS4610R 55US5800 65US5800 55FS3750 32S3700 32S3800 48FS3700 55FS3700 32S3850(A/B/P) 32S3850A 32S3850B 32S3850P 40FS3850 50FS3850 28S305 55FS3850 40FS3800 50FS3800 40FS4610R 48FS4610R 43FP110 49FP110 55UP120 32S4610R 50FS3750 32FS3700 32FS4610R 32S800 32S850 32S3850 32S305 40S305 43S305 49S305 65S405 43S405 RC280 JNIL
  • No programming or paring needed.Just install new ALKALINE batteries to get it work! This remote DOES NOT WORK WITH any roku player, roku box or roku stick.
  • If your TV model is not in the compatible list, please contact us before order.
  • Power Supply: 2 x 1.5V AAA Alkaline Battery. Batteries and user manual not included
  • Please feel free to contact us if you have any query, thanks!

20) Compare input lag:

The time it takes for an image to appear on the screen after it has been sent from a source is known as input lag. Because most displays are 1080p HD, it’s difficult to distinguish between this resolution and 4K. As a result, input lag has become an important rating for many customers when purchasing a TV!

21) Determine your audio needs:

Will you be watching TV shows or movies, and will you need headphones? Depending on what you need, different types of TVs can help improve your viewing experience (e.g., plasma vs. LCD).

22) Be careful with “too good to be true” deals:

We all want to save as much money as possible when purchasing electronic devices like TVs; however, make sure you receive value for your money! If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

23) Get a TV mount:

This is a great way to save space and ensure that your TV remains stable.

24) Purchase an HDMI cable:

To get the most out of your new TV, make sure you purchase a good quality HDMI cable!

Bestseller No. 1
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), HD streaming device
  • Latest generation of our best-selling Fire TV device - 50% more powerful than the 2nd generation for fast streaming in Full HD. Includes Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume buttons.
  • Endless entertainment - Stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more, plus listen to millions of songs. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Live TV - Watch your favorite live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others. Use the Guide button to see what's available and when.
  • Free TV - Access over 200,000 free movies and TV episodes from popular ad-supported streaming apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV and more.
  • Listen to music - Stream on Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. Subscription fees may apply.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Full Motion TV Monitor Wall Mount Bracket Articulating Arms Swivels Tilts Extension Rotation for Most 13-42 Inch LED LCD Flat Curved Screen TVs & Monitors, Max VESA 200x200mm up to 44lbs by Pipishell
  • TV Mount Compatibility - TVs wall mount fits SAMSUNG, SONY, LG, VIZIO, TCL, ELEMENT, SCEPTRE, HISENSE and other TV brands between 13 and 42 Inch screen sizes and up to 44 lbs, with max VESA/mounting holes spacing of 200 x 200mm. our Images and video will help you see if this TV/ monitor mount perfectly fits your device in the aspects: VESA, stud location and possible blocked inputs.
  • Full Motion for Optimal Viewing - Our articulating arm mount tilts +9°/-11° for anti-glaring, max swivels 90° display left or right according to your seats position (note: max. swivel angle depends on screen size) and rotates 360° for landscape and portrait orientation. It extends 14.59" and retracts back to 2.7" to save space. Makes your viewing or working feel more enjoyable!
  • Universal Monitor Wall Mount - ideal for large computer monitors, especially monitors sizes 13, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 32, 34, 35 inch ultrawide monitors with VESA patterns from 75x75mm to 200x200mm. Use it as a full motion monitor wall mount to clear up desktop space and for ergonomic computer screen installation to improve your posture.
  • Easy Installation - step-by-step instructions and all the necessary hardware is provided, single stud installation simplifies the placement of the TV/monitor on the wall. Removable TV plate designed for single-person installation which helps you to install this TV wall mount without any hassle.
  • Friendly After-sales Service - our corner tv wall mount is constructed from high quality steel materials, we are so confident in the construction, strength and durability of this wall bracket that we are provide 5-year friendly customer server. Please feel free to contact us anytime, rain or shine:-)

25) Connect your devices:

Once you have all of your devices connected, be sure to test them out and see how they work together. Sometimes things can go wrong during the set-up process, so it’s always best to be prepared.

Conclusion

If you want to buy a TV, there are many things for you to consider. You need to know whether the TV is refurbished or not and if it has HDR +. Look at input lag as well! It’s also important that your new TV be responsive so that your input translates into action almost immediately.

When buying an HDMI cable, make sure it is of high quality! If you’re thinking about purchasing smart features on your next television purchase, research different brands before deciding because they can vary greatly with price tags. Make sure when connecting all devices during the set-up process, test them out afterward; sometimes something might go wrong along the way.

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