For NFL fans, the best days of the year are approaching. This weekend offers four great games, next weekend the two conference championships, and two weeks after that, the Super Bowl! So it’s time to get ready for the big games with a new TV! Here are a few tips on how to get the set that’s right for you…
In 1983 the standard size of the typical television was 25 inches. Today that number is in the 55- to 65-inch range. People never come back to us and say they wish they’d gotten a smaller set, so we advise going with as large a screen size as your budget will allow.
HD or 4K?
The prices of 4K Ultra HD TVs have fallen dramatically in the past few years, and given the advantages of 4K over HDTV, we clearly recommended 4K. HDTVs have about two million pixels displayed on their screens, which provides an amazing amount of detail. But with 4K, the number of pixels being displayed is 8 million, four times the amount of information being shown by 1080P! The perceived difference in detail and color is truly dramatic. Seeing deeper blacks, vibrant color and the stunning sharpness of a 4K source on a good 4K TV is truly a fun and mind-expanding experience.
There are basically two types of TVs to choose from: LCD/LED and OLED. Current LCD/LED TVs have several LED backlighting schemes that illuminate the LCD pixels, with the more localized backlighting systems performing better and costing more. OLED TVs use a pixel by pixel display, a technology that doesn’t use any backlighting at all, as each pixel brightens and dims individually.
Here are the pros and cons of each type of set: LCD/LED TV sets are not as thin as OLEDs, but not by much. LEDs are brighter than OLEDs, but barely. OLEDs have deeper blacks as each pixel can be turned completely off, while LCDs can only dim their pixels, but can still make outstanding black levels. These factors result in OLEDs having better contrast ratios, but LCDs with HDR have brighter colors. HDR (High Dynamic Range) dramatically increases the contrast and color saturation range of the image displayed. We feel that HDR is a must-have feature for any 4K TV purchase as the “pop” it adds to the picture is amazing.
Come in and see for yourself
We recommend that you come into Listen Up and take a guided tour of our televisions and their technologies and features, and decide which TV gives you the experience you would most like to take home. The quality of these televisions is so similar that personal experience of each type of display is critical to making an informed decision. In short, trust your own eyes. Then sit back and enjoy the game!
– Remarkable realism of 4K HDR
– Wide color gamut with TRILUMINOS Display
– Android TV for movies, games and connectivity
– The α9 Intelligent Processor provides rich colors, sharpness and depth
– Advanced voice control with LG ThinQ® AI and Google Assistant
– Technicolor Expert Mode optimizes the color performance
– HDR for extended picture contrast and brightness
– Watch streamed 4K video sources like Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video
– UHD Engine upconverts any signal to 4K