Peter’s top tips for buying a new TV in 2023.
- Generally, a quality TV, that will stand the test of time, start at around $1,000. While there are cheaper TVs available, often these don’t last and are not user friendly.
- Stay within your budget. Sometimes you won’t notice the difference between a TV that costs an extra $1,000. Remember, when you get it home, you won’t be benchmarking it against other TVs like you will in the store.
- Before heading to the store, pace out the distance from the TV location in your home to where your head will be when watching it (i.e. on the lounge). Then, when at the store, pace out this same distance to get a realistic interpretation of a comfortable viewing experience (i.e. will the TV be too big or too small). For example, when in the store, most customers stand within a few feet of the TVs on display. This is not realistic.
- If possible, go one size bigger than what you think you need. I rarely hear customers complain their TV is too big. I do hear people complain their TV is too small.