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TV Buying Guide

 What is the difference between 4K, Full HD and HD?
What is the difference between 4K, Full HD and HD?
4K Ultra HD (also known as 2160P):

4K TVs are known as Ultra HD referring to a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixel format. A 4K TV has over 8 million pixels per image compared to just 2 million pixels for full HD. 4K televisions are created to give you a cinematic experience in your home.

Full HD (also known as 1080P):    

The TV panel pixels quantity is arranged in a 1920 x 1080 format, which allows you to enjoy Blu-ray movies, your favorite sports, and all standard TV programs at the highest level.

HD (also known as 720P):

The TV panel pixels quantity is arranged in a 1366 x 768 format. This is a technology used mostly in smaller TVs.

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What is HDR?
What is HDR?
High Dynamic Range refers to a technique that delivers a vastly expanded range of up to 1,024 shades, revealing finer details hidden by shadows or washed out from overexposure. That’s 4X more shades of color than most LCD TVs currently in the market.
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Should I choose an OLED or a LED TV?
Should I choose an OLED or a LED TV?
OLED stands for organic light emitting diode. OLED TVs achieve perfect black for infinite contrast, and now also support HDR plus Dolby Vision for an exceptional viewing experience. Enjoy brilliant brights and the deepest darks for infinite contrast, rich color and an exceptional high dynamic range viewing experience.

LED stands for light emitting diode. LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions but are best in well-lit rooms providing advanced edge lighting with a thin profile. LED TVs right now are the most purchased TV on the market and delivers an excellent picture quality.

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Enhance your audio experience with home theater sound bars and systems.
Enhance your audio experience with home theater sound bars and systems.
Sound bars are a great low profile way to get the best sound from your TV. For more enhanced audio, consider a home theater system that allows for dramatic sound and includes additional features.

What do the numbers on sound bars mean?

When shopping for a sound bar you will notice a number in the title, for example 5.1.4. 
  • The first number is the number of speakers (or channels) that come with the sound bar. 
  • The second number signifies where or not it has a sub-woofer, a “0” meaning there is no subwoofer and “1” meaning the soundbar comes with a subwoofer. 
  • The third number means that it uses Dolby Atmos an audio format that bounces sound off the ceiling for a better listening experience.

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How refresh rate affects your viewing experience.
How refresh rate affects your viewing experience.
There are two standard refresh rates for TVs: 60HZ and 120HZ, and refer to how many times a second the TV image refreshes.
  • 120Hz (hertz) gives you a smoother picture which is great for the avid sports fan or gamer.
  • 60Hz (hertz) helps reduce blurring in fast paced scenes.
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Smart TVs
Smart TVs
Smart TVs give you the chance to stream your favorite shows, movies, music, videos, and sporting events to your TV. Most smart TVs also give you the ability to search the web on your TV.

For HDTVs that aren’t smart don’t worry you can still stream your content to your TV using smart blu-ray players and streaming boxes through the USB ports on the TV.

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What cables and ports do I need?
What cables and ports do I need?
When purchasing a TV, keep in mind the devices you plan on connecting to your TV. Common devices include sound bars, speakers, blu-ray players, cable boxes, gaming consoles, antennas, and streaming boxes or sticks.

Dell recommends that you use HDMI cables whenever possible. HDMI cables have the ability to connect sound bars, blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and streaming devices in one convenient cord. When connecting your sound bar or speakers to your TV if possible use HDMI out (TV-ARC) port to get the best sound available.

TVs can range from 1-5 HDMI ports, 1-3 USB ports, analog ports, and cable ports. Make sure you check the tech specs before you purchase your TV to make sure you have enough ports to connect all your devices.

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Consider how to incorporate your TV into your room design to enhance your space.
Consider how to incorporate your TV into your room design to enhance your space.
Which Room are you putting your TV?

  • Living Room: Recommened sizes 49""+
  • Bedroom: Recommened sizes 24-55""
  • Kitchen: Recommened sizes 19-32""

Wall Mounts

When mounting the TV to the wall you must check your cables to make sure they are CL3 rated so they are safe for in wall use. You should consider future devices you might connect to your TV and run extra cables. The ideal mounting height for a TV is 42 inches to the middle of the screen which is eye level for most people when sitting on the couch.

TV Stands and cable management:

When using a TV stand many new TVs offer thin or invisible cable so there aren’t visible cables running from the TV to the outlets. Dell recommends that you strap your TV to the wall to make sure it won’t fall off the entertainment center.

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