What to Know When TV Shopping
Sales of 65-inch TVs are still on the rise since 2016. If you are in the market for a 4K 65-inch TV, there are some factors to take into consideration. Since 65-inch televisions are an expensive investment, you want to be sure that you are getting all that you expect when you pay for it. Here are some tips for buying a 4K 65-inch TV.
LED-LCD versus OLED
There are two types of 4K televisions currently on the market: the LED-LCD and OLED. If you can afford it, OLED is considered the deluxe version of 4K.
OLED offers deeper colors, including blacks. The color accuracy, compared to a standard LED TV, is superior.
If you are seeking an ultra-rich image, and have the money to pay for it, OLED is the way to go. However, if you are just looking to upgrade your television set to a newer 4K technology, and don’t want to break the bank, the LED-LCD won’t disappoint either.
Curved televisions are the latest fad in TV designs. They are supposed to be easier on the eyes and provide a cinematic experience. However, if you have a large group of people watching the screen, a curved TV is not necessarily ideal as the viewing angles will not be optimal.
If you are a gamer, you are familiar with the term: refresh rate. Refresh rate has to do with how fast the television will refresh the image. A fast refresh rate gives a smoother, crisper finished product. In action movies and shows, this should up the ante on your TV watching experience.
4K televisions come in 120Hz and 240Hz varieties.
While there is nothing wrong with 120Hz signals, TV manufacturers are trying to outdo themselves and are providing 240Hz capable screens. While not necessary for most all your television watching needs, 240 Hz is an added bonus you can get if you want to have the best of the best.
If you are purchasing a 4K television, you don’t want to get one that is smaller than 55 inches.
4K offers twice as many pixels as a standard 1080p TV. Therefore, if you opt for a smaller 4K television, you won’t notice a difference in the picture quality. These tiny changes can be seen, however, on larger screens, 55 inches and larger. Ideally, a 65-inch television will give you the absolute best picture you can buy.
Is 3D Worth It?
No. While it sounds like a cool idea, the technology for networks and videos just isn’t up to snuff with 3D televisions. Which is why you don’t see many today.
Since 4K televisions are still somewhat new to the market, there are several add-on features that aren’t necessarily a must-have right now. One we mentioned earlier: 240Hz refresh speeds. 3D is another. If you have money to throw away, you can put it into a 3D TV, but there is no real benefit to having one at this time.
Should I Get a 4K Smart TV?
Yes. There is no downside to getting a smart TV. With more and more streaming services, and movements to “cut the cord,” there are definitely benefits to having a smart TV. Aside from already being a streaming capable device, you don’t have to seek out an alternate device to watch your favorite Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon shows.
In addition, The smart features on a 4K smart TV are often compatible with Google Assistant or Alexa.
Taking the leap and purchasing a 4K 65-inch TV is a worthwhile investment if you enjoy watching television and movies. Just keep these tips in mind when making your purchase.
By Connor Flynn
Conner has been writing for online publications for 15 years. He loves gadgets, technology and cats. When not writing… Well, he’s always writing.