When you’re building your home theater, finding the perfect TV for your space is the top priority! With the holiday sale season coming up, it’s time to take a quick look at the qualities to look for when you’re purchasing a new TV for your entertainment system.
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1. Determine Your Price Range
There’s always going to be hundreds of great options for TVs, but knowing your budget will narrow down your search right away. Once your price range is selected, you can find a TV that is within that range, or look for a new screen that is just a little outside that range and wait for it to go on sale! This all depends on your desires and how long you’re willing to wait for the perfect television set.
2. Find the Right Size
After you find out how much you’re going to spend, next you’ll need to look at the available space in your home. There’s no point in buying a screen that will be too large for your available space, or a TV that will be too small to see well from your couch. Measure your wall space or TV stand to make sure you have an accurate accounting of your room.
3. Choose Your Resolution
If you’re creating a home theater system, you’ll most likely need to choose between an Ultra HD or standard HD screen. Ultra HD, otherwise known as 4K, offers four times the amount of pixels as standard HD. If you can afford it, a 4K TV will outperform a standard HD screen because it can provide a sharper image, especially when rendering smaller objects in movies. 4K movies, shows, and games are becoming easier to find, but they are still not super common. Buying movies in 4K usually has an increased cost as well. Ultimately both options are great, so you will have to shop your options and see if a 4K TV is within your budget, or if you’d rather go with a standard HDTV for now.
4. Know the Accessories
Most TVs now are classified as “smart,” which means they can connect to the internet and run some applications such as Netflix or YouTube. If you already have a media player or gaming system, these features may not be super important to you. But the convenience of the smart features could be very important to you. As you are looking at your accessories, make sure your chosen TV has enough HDMI ports to support all of your needs.
5. Don’t Forget the Sound
TVs come with built-in speakers, but most sets don’t prioritize their sound quality. If you don’t have an external sound system, you’ll want to make sure that your new TV has a nice set of speakers so you can experience all of your media in the best possible way. However, consider investing in a surround sound system or high-quality sound bar. These will make your movies and TV shows much more immersive!
If you need a hand choosing the right TV or setting up your home entertainment system, give your Fort Collins experts a call! The team at Harmonic Series will be glad to assist you, and help you create the absolute perfect system, customized perfectly for your space. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation of your home.