TV is not just an appliance.
It is also the C-suite for living room layout and design.
However, many people buy a TV do not know how to choose?
Indeed, now there are too many brands to choose from, plus a variety of complex functional parameters, what peak brightness, 4K HD, wide color gamut, dynamic compensation, etc., a bunch of professional and difficult to understand the terminology, more people headache, difficult to choose.
Don't worry, this issue of the small East for the purchase of TV, the size, picture quality, screen, hardware and software several important parameters to consider, as well as TV brands, to give you a comb, teach you how to pick a good TV!
I. TV size
The first problem we consider when choosing a TV is definitely how big to buy, there are many formulas online, all of which allow you to choose the TV size according to the so-called living room width, most of which is bullshit, with little practical basis.
In my experience, in a word, buy big not buy small, choose the TV size recommended budget range the larger the better, the larger the screen the better the immersion, like going to the cinema to watch a movie, you are not more inclined to choose IMAX and giant screen hall.
On the other hand, the size of the TV is large enough to hang in the living room can also serve as a backdrop, so it is recommended to start with at least 65 inches.
Second, the screen picture quality
Picture quality for the TV is the core, the screen can only play a secondary function. TV picture quality is clear enough, smooth, mainly depends on the following 4 important parameters.
1, look at the peak brightness (nit), HDR
Peak brightness, refers to how bright the screen can be in the limit of the situation, the unit is nit (nits). Brightness is a very key indicator, the LCD TV is the most important technology is to upgrade the backlight.
This is also well understood, for example, when we look at the phone at night, if the video or picture is not clear, just pull up the brightness, the graphics will become very clear is a reason. It is recommended that the peak brightness should be at least 450 nits to ensure that the viewing effect in the daytime.
In addition, the higher the value, the less afraid of reflections, there is the more helpful for HDR scene reproduction.
So what is HDR?
HDR is, to put it bluntly, to make the picture more detailed. But be careful, at least 800nit brightness or more, and to have HDRPA code chip TV can be called true HDR TV.
2、Look at the resolution
The higher the resolution of the TV, the better, the most popular common is 1080P, 2K, 4K three, 8K technology is not very mature, in addition to the price is not expensive, cost-effective is not high.
4K look at the picture will be very clear, and the saturation of the picture is also very high, it is recommended that the preferred 4K.
However, always remember to look at the parameters before shopping, only RGB and LG's WRGB are true. And RGBW and others are fake 4K, it just increases the brightness of the picture, and more often than not will be white, can not be cheated. Also, look at the basic parameters frame, the resolution of 4K is 3840 by 2160.
3, look at the color gamut value
Color gamut refers to the range of colors that the screen can present. The higher and wider the color gamut covered by the TV, the richer the colors that can be presented.
The current mainstream LCD TV color gamut range is generally in the NTSC value of about 72%, if you choose a low color gamut TV, imaging the picture will be obvious to see the color fault, the viewing experience will be very poor. Generally reach the color gamut coverage in 90% DCI-P3 or more, it can be called wide color gamut TV.
It is recommended that color gamut preference be given to TVs with a wide color gamut.
4, look at the refresh rate (Hz)
If you usually only watch movies or TV series, the role of refresh rate is not really obvious, choose 60Hz refresh rate, with MEMC dynamic compensation technology is completely sufficient.
However, if you want to play games with the host, you have to choose a refresh rate of 120Hz or higher. If the refresh rate is too low, there will be blurring and trailing images. To put it simply, the higher the refresh rate, the less likely to blur and the smoother it will be when displaying fast moving images.
Three, screen display
The current mainstream screen material is LED, OLED, QLED three, and one is ULED, is currently the original Hisense TV, in fact, is the enhanced version of LED.
TV display, it is recommended that the same price priority to choose OLED, followed by QLED. OLED is currently the most advanced technology, Apple 13 cell phones with OLED screen, no blue light, small energy consumption, thin volume, and clearer and more realistic picture. If the budget is not enough, then go to consider ULED and LED.
IV. Software System
For example, the Android system, Huawei Hongmeng, Samsung Tizen, LG Web OS and so on, this does not have to be too entangled in the installation of software are no problem. But a very uncomfortable point is the TV's push ads, start with ads, watch movies with ads, almost all TVs have this common problem.
But it is important to mention here that only Huawei Smart Screen series and Sony TV insist on no advertising at all. This comfort level you experience, you will know how cool it is.
V. Hardware section
Focus on the parameters of the audio, choose with independent audio, support Dolby Atmos and multi-channel effect is good. If you are very concerned about the sound, it is recommended that you spend a few hundred dollars on an external set of echo wall audio, the sound will have a qualitative improvement.
2、CPU processor + memory
First of all, the processor, TV and cell phones are also the same, also need the processor. The processor is good or bad and running speed is directly proportional to the smoothness, it is recommended to start with at least four cores.
TV memory is divided into running memory and body memory, and Android phones, do not want to use a few years to lag, the memory or the larger the better. It is recommended that you generally choose a running memory greater than 2G and a storage memory of no less than 16G.
TV interface, USB3.0, WIFI5.0G, HDMI2.0, these three configurations on the line, the other interfaces do not make a difference. HDMI2.0 is basically standard. Because HDMI2.0 to support 4K, 60 frames of video transmission.
But there are so many friends are using the TV to play games, then you have to choose the HDMI 2.1 interface. There will be faster transmission speed, the picture will be smoother, and the latency will be lower.
Written at the end.
In terms of television sets, Xiao Dong recommends that you choose the major online e-commerce platform brand stores to buy. Generally speaking, online stores are also much more favorable than offline physical stores and flagship stores. The reason why it is not recommended offline, as long as it is because the offline purchase guide is more inclined to recommend high profit models, so she gets a higher commission, rather than recommending cost-effective models.
In addition, the brand budget is sufficient, and the pursuit of quality, it is recommended that the first choice of Sony, Samsung and LG. the pursuit of cost-effective middle-class families, recommended TCL, Hisense, Skyworth, Konka, Changhong, the same configuration to see which is cheap to choose which is good. Toshiba, Sharp, Philips, Sanyo's low-end series carefully selected, are domestic OEM fake foreign brands.