Best TV Buying Guide 2021
How you can buy a perfect TV that fulfills your requirements, we’ll discuss this in today’s video. TVs are something that we don’t often change & we keep on using them for 5-10 years. So it’s very important to make a perfect decision while you’re purchasing a TV. Budget – Generally I don’t recommend you to extend your budget when it comes to smartphones as you change your smartphone every 1-2 years.
The same doesn’t apply to TV – If you can stretch your budget & then you should try getting a better TV as you’ll be using it for a long time. We spend around 2-5 hours watching TV in a day so it is an important decision. We’d done a TV buying guide video in 2018 but this video is very different from that one. Don’t consider buying a normal TV in 2021 rather get a Smart TV even if you don’t use its smart features.
Because after 2-4 years you’ll definitely feel the need for smart TV in the future as you’ll be using the internet by that time. So buy a smart TV in 2021 instead of nonsmart TV. Brand – Many people want to buy only Samsung & Sony TVs & it’s fine. But nowadays we have a lot of TV brands in the market which provides value for money TVs.
So don’t lean toward any specific brand. Try to look at other options as well. It’s important to know the after-sales service of any particular brand & do check if it’s present in your city. As I said you’ll be using it for many years so you might need the service & it should be available in your nearby areas.
Display Size – Which TV size should you buy? As it ranges from 24’’ to 85’’ or more. But 99% of people buy between 32’’ – 55’’ which are priced under 50K. People buying 1 lakh Rs TV can probably buy the higher range of TVs as well as their requirements are very different. If your living hall is of medium size & you watch TV from 4-5 ft distance then 32’’ is good enough.
If the distance is more than 5 ft then 40’’- 43’’ should be your option & if the distance is 6-7 ft then you should look at 50’’ – 55’’ TV size. You shouldn’t buy a TV that is bigger than your hall size or a small TV that doesn’t match your decor in the larger area. So getting the right size is very important. Resolution – TVs have become a lot cheaper these days as you can get a TV at 10-12K price. But don’t buy an HD (720 p) ready TV – Now we have FHD+ (1080p) resolution, 4K & 8K TVs as well. Don’t buy an HD TV in 2021 as after 2 years it’ll be outdated. Only consider HD TV if you’re on a tight budget.
But if you can extend your budget then you can look for an FHD TV which is much better. According to the ideal situation today, try getting a 4K TV. If you’re buying a 40’’+ size TV then I’ll suggest you buy a 4K TV. Because when you get a 40’’-50’’ FHD TV the pixel density isn’t that much but if you have a bigger TV & if pixels are less, you’ll get a grainy-looking display.
If you’re buying a 32’’ TV then 4K isn’t required & FHD is more than sufficient. For 40’’+ size, you should definitely look for a 4K TV. If your budget for 40’’ – 43’’ TV is very tight then you should look at FHD TV (but try getting a 4K TV if you can) We also cover TV-related videos so do subscribe to our channel for more interesting videos.
Smart TV OS – Please prefer Android TVs, (many brands have their own version of smart TVs) so try to get an official Android TV. Because many cheap TVs have an unofficial build of Android TV OS that doesn’t support many apps & the user experience is also not that good. So when you’re buying a smart TV then definitely you should buy an official Android TV.
If you find different OS of other popular brands very much useful then you can look for those, but I’ll say Android TV would be much preferable. Don’t buy older Android version TV i.e Android 6 etc. In 2021 Android 9,10,11 should be your option, but ideally, you should look at Android 10.
Refresh Rate – We’ve seen high refresh rate smartphones are useful for gaming but this isn’t a big deal in TVs. Normal 60 Hz TV is more than enough. Unless you’re gaming a lot or watching fast action scenes on your TV, then you can look at high refresh rate TVs
But if you look at high refresh rate TVs, the cost of the TV will increase significantly. Panel – Generally the TVs that most people buy are LED TVs. If you look at OLED, QLED TVs they are very expensive. Quality will definitely be much better with deeper blacks but 90% of people buy normal LED TVs.
If you have the budget then you can go for QLED or OLED TVs else LED panels are good enough for most people. Ports – (Many people ignore ports) 2 ports are very important – USB & HDMI. Ideally, a TV should have 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports. As you’ll be connecting a lot of devices to your TV so USB & HDMI are very important. Bluetooth – It should definitely be present on your TV. Having a 3.5 mm jack depends on your requirement
Specifications – Most of the TVs run on MediaTek processor so make sure your TV has a quad-core processor But RAM should be at least 2GB on your TV as 1GB RAM isn’t that sufficient.
A smart TV has an OS skin on top of Android so it needs resources to work so RAM should be at least 2GB. Storage should be 8GB minimum. 16GB would be ideal as we install many apps.
OTT platform alone has more than 8-10 apps So these apps take around 1-2 GB of storage. So 2GB RAM & 16GB storage would be an ideal combination. Audio – If your audio is not that good no matter how good your display is, your audio will ruin your entire experience. I’ll recommend you to buy a soundbar of 5-6K Rs along with a TV because TVs don’t have enough space to include bigger & better speakers.
The audio quality of the TV can go only up to a certain level & most of the TVs don’t have a great audio quality. So investing in a soundbar will make your TV watching experience much better. Build Quality – Many cheaper TVs have a poor build quality which reduces the longevity when you’re using it for many years so build quality is also important.
Remote – ( watch our videos to know which types are remotes are included with modern-day TVs ) You have to get familiar with all the buttons that are present on your remote. Many times they’re not user-friendly, it spoils your experience.