TV Buying Guide
you know what TV technology to look for, it's easy to choose the right TV for
the video gamer, sports fanatic or movie buff in your life. Check out this
helpful guide to make sure the TV you bring home is a treat for even the most
demanding entertainment enthusiast.
TVs for the gamer
consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 need a high-resolution
(HD) display to
make games look their best. Look for a TV that offers resolutions of 720p, 1080p or the new 2160p,
available on 4K Ultra HD TVs.
games move at breakneck speed. Will the TV you're about to buy be able to keep
up? Shop for a television with a response
time under 6 milliseconds (6ms) and a refresh
rate of at least 120Hz. The lower a TV's response time + higher the refresh
rate = less blur on screen when objects move. This means movies, TV shows and
sports look great, too!
can even be great for computer gaming. Look for a television that sports VGA,
DVI or HDMI ports so that it can do double duty as a computer
TVs for the sports fan
TV, Blu-ray discs and DVDs provide high-definition digital visuals. To make
that digital content look its best, look for a television that offers a 1000:1 static contrast ratio.
This will allow users to enjoy video with rich blacks, bright whites and
about purchasing a home
theater system to go along with
your new TV? Make sure it has the audio ports to support it.
sports is better when everyone can see no matter where they're sitting. Look
for a TV that provides a wide viewing angle.
TVs for film buffs and TV fanatics
someone who can't get enough entertainment? With an Internet-connected TV (also
known as a smart TV), you'll be able to
enjoy streaming content from providers like VUDU, YouTube,
Netflix, Hulu and Vimeo from the comfort of your couch.
for a TV that offers a wide variety of connectivity options. Having multiple HDMI ports,
for example, means never having to disconnect your Blu-ray player so that you
can plug in your Apple TV.
Refer to this TV glossary and get one step
closer to choosing the right TV.
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