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3 Questions to Ask When You're Looking for a New TV

Posted by Ashley Wiglesworth on

It’s no secret that technology is ever-changing, and with a new operating system for your phone or wireless gadget being released every week it seems technology has been changing ever-faster as well. In no industry is this more apparent than with televisions. With options affecting picture, sound, aesthetic, and a myriad of other features, it’s hard to wrap your head around picking the right one. However, getting your TV home and watching HD channels on a sub-par set is a little like bringing a Porsche home with no wheels. But, not to worry – if you’re looking to buy a new TV and want to make the right choice, we’ve put together a few questions to ask before taking the leap.

  1. What’s the right resolution?

Harkening back to the not-so-distant past, this question came down to two choices: 720p or 1080p. Now however, the lowest resolution you’ll find is 1080p. The new high-resolution option is 4K or (“ultra high-definition” as it’s also known) and can display up 8 million active pixels. Thanks again to the fast-pace of technological innovation, 4K is becoming more affordable and more common place. So, when it comes to the great resolution debate think about what type of content you’ll be watching on your new TV and whether—is it mostly in 1080p or 4K? The answer should help guide your decision. 

  1. What size should I get?

 The size you choose for you new television should be largely dependent on the space it will inhabit and—while a tempting notion—remember that bigger isn’t always better. Consider the size of the room and the wall where the TV will be mounted on or set up against as well as the distance from your couch to the television. If the TV will be within 6 feet of the couch consider the 42-60 inch range—within 5 feet, 37-52 inch screens are a great option.

  1. Apps and Services.

 Need to have your Netlfix and chill? Maybe you’re more of a Hulu watcher, or you just enjoy streaming cat videos from YouTube. Whatever your preference, it’s rare to come across a television anymore that doesn’t support web-based apps or streaming. So, when selecting your new TV consider which are most important to you and go from there. In fact, many people look to streaming apps such as Netflix and/or Hulu to make for excellent add-ons to their satellite packages; you get the best of both worlds for the ultimate watching experience.


Whichever features you choose for your TV, make sure your set up with the best in satellite entertainment. Contact Microcom today to learn more!

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