Considerations when buying an LED TV


Considerations when buying an LED TV

With so many different types of flat screen, curved, smart, HD and LED TVs out on the market, it can be quite overwhelming trying to decide on only one. But you only really need one, so here are the things you need to consider when it comes to buying yourself an LED TV.


Pros and cons of the LED TV

When it comes to decision making, many people like to weigh up the pros and cons before they decide on which appliance, which house or which car, for example, they want to buy. Here are your pros and cons regarding LED TVs.



  • The viewing angle is considerably better than most TVs, allowing for consistent contrast quality for up to a 75-degree angle.
  • The view of the physical TV in your living room or bedroom will be sleek and modern.
  • LED bulbs are energy efficient and have better brightness qualities than your LCD TVs. Their display is, therefore, able to produce a vivid picture on the screen.
  • Colour consistency for LED TVs have a longer lifespan than most other TVs.
  • Thanks to contrast quality, brightness and vivid colour capabilities, the LED TV has a great picture quality.



  • LED TVs do cost more than LCD or plasma TVs.
  • Wall mounting installation may prove difficult as LED TVs have more dimensional depth.
  • Your price for value ratio is more in favour of a plasma TV.

There are many reasons to buy an LED TV and, even after considering the cons, your overall experience is what you’ll be paying for. LED TVs are environmentally-friendly and have a great colour consistency that will last for a long time. And with regards to mounting the TV on your wall, yes it may be difficult but it’s not impossible.


Correct care

When you buy your LED TV, as with most of the bigger expenses you’ll have in your lifetime, you'll need to take care of it if you want it to last and be a true value-for-money purchase.

  • Turn it off: If you or anyone else is no longer watching TV, do the TV a favour and turn it off. The longer it’s left on for no reason, the more life you’re draining it of. When you leave it on the TV lights are slowly burning out and your electricity bill is on the rise.
  • Dim the LEDs: Just because your LED TV has great brightness qualities, doesn’t mean you need to keep it on it’s brightest all the time. You’ll be burning into those precious lifespan-hours of your TV at double the pace if you don’t dim the lights a little.
  • Control the contrast: The same goes for your contrast level. High contrast means higher energy levels and suffering LED bulbs.  
  • Let it breathe: Lastly, give your TV some space to breathe. With all the energy-burning that’s happening on the inside, it’s important to have some sort of ventilation system in place to cool things down.


Smart or not?

Now we start looking at the specifications and details you need to consider when buying your LED TV. Like, is it a smart TV or not?

A smart TV has the ability to do some pretty amazing things. The main feature being the ability to connect to the internet and through that function offer applications, web browsing and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) or, more simply, streaming.

Some smart TVs are able to connect to your smartphone (via an app) which will allow you to control your TV from wherever you and your phone are around the house. Some even have the ability to share the video you’re watching on your phone by mirroring it onto the TV screen.

If you want to live a life of convenience and accessibility, it’s in your best interest to make sure your LED TV is a smart one.


Resolution rating

Buying a TV is about buying picture quality and that comes from its resolution. Popular terms you will come across include 4K and ultra high-definition (UHD). These are, interchangeably, one term that means: detail and texture through a 3840 x 2160 pixel TV.

With UHD you’ll have a much better viewing experience than if you simply had an HD TV. And if you’re looking at a larger screen size, you really want to make sure your resolution and picture quality can keep up.

Another benefit to investing in 4K UHD is that the majority of films and content being produced today are created specifically with 4K technology. So you won’t even have to worry about only watching a handful of media content to appreciate what your TV can do.

The world of TV technology is already catering for your future UHD LED TV purchase.