Even with a lot of TV models and types available in Uganda this era, many people still buy TV sets without giving a thought on which kind of TV to buy, the specifications it should house and how wide it may cover in terms of picture pixels. Do not give these TV sellers a chance to choose a TV for you, today in this buyers guide, I will show you how you may choose a TV set that shall suite your room.
- Let’s get to prices first, since In Uganda everything you want to have is driven by the price tag, then it’s the first thing we should talk about. Of course you will want to buy a TV that fits your budget.
- Know the size of your room, you wouldn’t want to buy a 32 Inch only to reach home and your new screen cannot fit in the room as you may want it. If possible, then know the actual measurements from wall to wall.
- Consider what type and nature of TV you want to buy. Is it a flat screen or a cathode ray? Most preferably a flat screen may be your best choice today for its additional advantage over the other choice. Low power consumption, better display, and portability, deeper into that, LED, OLEDs and QLEDs may be discussed for Flats screens but of course, LEDs are more budget-friendly than OLEDs and QLEDs.
- Let’s move on to the screen size and resolution. Resolution refers to the sharpness of the TV picture. Also Resolution describes the number of pixels that make up the picture on a display, described in terms of horizontal rows and vertical columns. More pixels translate into sharper picture and finer details, so higher resolution is (almost always) better TV manufacturers are rapidly shifting from HDTVs to Ultra HD sets. These 4K models have four times the number of pixels as current HDTV screens. I should not forget to mention that Ultra HD video looks great
Full HD 1080p is still the most common screen resolution today, but 4K is increasingly becoming the standard, and it’s a better choice if you want a Smart TV that will last long minus appearing outdated.
The screen size is always measured diagonally, that is a 32 inch TV measuring 32 inches from one corner to the opposite corner. While with resolutions, the higher the resolution, the closer you can sit without noticing pixilation in an image.
- TV Sellers have a trick they play on you, they always run a video or pictures of high quality on multiple TVs of different sizes so it’s hard for you to tell the difference between the picture qualities, so you get caught in a hook of poor quality TV selection. In this trick a 32-inch and its display will be exactly the same as a 42-inch but only will differ in size.
Beat the trick
When going to buy a TV, go with a flash containing a video, or pictures of your own choice, or let the TV be tested on local channels. With this, your TV display shall not shock you when you reach home,
After knowing all the details above, then choose the kind of TV model that suite. At this stage, you should be careful that the TV you are choosing has every part working the way it is supposed to. Make sure all ports are tested out and confirm that each works suitably.
A list of TV types and prices at Jumia Uganda
- Saachi 24” LED costs USH 450,000
- Hisense 32” LED costs USH 790,000
- Hisense 40” Full HD LED costs USH 1,150,000
- Sharp 46” Full HD LED costs USH 1,795,000
Additional features to take note of
This is a new feature of 4K Ultra HD sets and it stands for High Dynamic Range. It delivers more colors, more contrast levels,
There are quite a number of new movies in the new 4K Blue-ray disc format, with a growing number of HDR shows available via streaming services, like Amazon Prime and Netflix. Don’t choose a set just for its HDR support because the standard has not yet been settled. However, if you want the best, buy an HDR set as whose format seems to be stable.
This describes how many times per second a picture is refreshed on the screen. It is normally expressed in Hertz. The standard refresh rate is 60 times per second. In videos with rapidly moving objects, a low refresh rate can make things look blurry.
Some new models are housing High-Frame Rate, which means that they have both a higher refresh rate and added support for content with higher than 60 Hz frame rates. Look for a television that has a refresh rate of at least 120 Hz.
HDMI and Connections
You must pay attention to the number of HDMI inputs a smart TV set has. The more it holds the better. These ports can get used up quickly: Add speakers, a decoder and a game console, and you’ve used three ports already. Also, make sure the TV ports support HDMI 2.0 to accommodate future Ultra HD sources. Choose a television with at least 4 HDMI ports available.
This describes the range of brightness levels a TV can display. Better contrast ratios display more subtle shadows and hues, and therefore better detail.
However, the way manufacturers measure such ratios varies widely. Nevertheless, it’s still best to see for yourself how a TV displays shadow detail by finding a movie with dark scenes and seeing how well it reveals detail in the shadows, for example, a Harry Potter movie will do this for you.
Experiment with the TV’s brightness, sharpness