TV Buying Guide: What to look for before buying an LED TV

Entering the Showroom or checking online stores may puzzle you when you search for the best TV, fitting right in your budget and quality expectations. Happens, right?

And the worst part is – putting a lot of money only to find that you have got the wrong product.

But, as you can’t avoid being attracted to the ultra-awesome viewing experience and superior design, you should learn a few things before you put your hard earned money into it.

With our LED TV Buying Guide, things will be simpler and better for sure. Check out what to look for, before you buy an LED TV.
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1. Screen Size:

LED TVs range from 14 inches to more than 100 inches.The most popular size is 32 Inches. See: Best 32 Inch LED TVs in India. You want the biggest one (and we know!) but don’t forget to consider these factors:


Measure your wall before going to buy a TV.

Comfortable distance to watch

To measure the comfortable distance to watch TV, divide the size you are going to buy by 0.84 and then multiply it by 1.5 or 2. Now, measure your hall to see if this much space is available to sit at and watch TV comfortably without harming your eyes and neck.

And of course, the budget

You always can switch to one size lower, if the budget does not permit your dream size. One size smaller TV will not be too small to watch.

2. Wall Mounting

We want LED/LCD TVs mounted on the wall. So, before buying TV, you should ensure the TV has a wall mount option. If yes, check the quality of wall mount (you don’t want the TV to fall and shatter into pieces.). Also, if there is no space or provision for wall mounting at your place, you need to check for a TV stand, it should be included with the TV package as well.

3. LED/OLED (Panel Technology)

The technology of LCD/LED and OLED TVs are completely different. General LED TVs use liquid crystal pixels that are illuminated with backlight LED. Pixels are not individually lit and use the same positioned LED to illuminate all the pixels. Whereas the OLED or Organic LED TVs use organic phosphorus for each pixel to light it up and each pixel is independent of another. So, watching OLED TVs from any angle and corner can give a similar effect.  However, OLED TV lifespan is lesser than normal LCD or LED TVs as the organic phosphorus has a limited life.

4. Inputs

While buying a TV, the must-watch point is to check the input options. TV must have HDMI (2.0 or more), USB port and multimedia support. These days, TVs also come with an Ethernet port and built-in Wi-Fi for multi-purpose use.

5. Backlight

Backlight position and technology is a key point to remember while buying an LCD/LED TV. The position of the lights can be mounted in the corners, spread all over or behind the screen makes all the difference in visual experience. There is another option of local dimming which improves the contrast dramatically and provides a great watching experience to the user.

6. Design(Curved/Flat)

The difference between curved TV and flat TV is: curved ones are designed as per the shape of human eyes and thus improvise the peripheral vision compared to their flat counterparts. However, it does not make a lot of difference when the technology (LED/LCD) is same.

7. Resolution(HD/Ultra HD)

Two options for LED/LCD TVs are available in the market these days: Full HD and Ultra HD(known as 4K). Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels whereas Ultra HD TVs come with a resolution of 3840X2160 pixels. Naturally, Ultra HD gives a much better picture quality.

There are some other generic TV features we should keep in mind, such as:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Color Reproduction
  • Quality
  • Surround sound of speakers
  • Motion Quality
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Refresh Rate
  • Input Lag

Make the final decision once you’ve well-investigated every of the above-discussed factor. In the end, consider the servicing facilities as you never know when you will need them.



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1 thought on “TV Buying Guide: What to look for before buying an LED TV”

  • I’ve heard a lot of controversy about what kind of TV is better than LCD or LED. I must say that it is still difficult to say unequivocally that ICE is better or worse than LСD because of their advantages they can be the ideal solution for a specific situation. I think that the article is extremely good and will be a good help to someone who is looking for a new TV)


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