Sitting around alone or with family and friends, watching television or movies on the small screen is a part of our modern culture. As such, when looking for a new television or wishing to upgrade from an older model, consumers look for the best size for the price. This is primarily due to the adage, “Bigger is better.” and when it comes to televisions, this is most certainly true.
It’s the Size That Matters
Days of the 19 and 20 inch televisions have, for the most part, long gone. Now, most start in the 24 inch range and can go upwards to a large 120 inch. Although, the screens of that size are typically special order only. For the mainstream public, the average range is between 30-60 inches with some being over or some less. Smaller areas or areas with limited space, 24 inches are popular. Determining what size to purchase can also be undertaken by where the television will be located. If it is a back up or a bedroom television, it usually is not of the larger size.
Of course, size also effects resolution perception. Meaning that while many televisions offer 1080p resolution, as the size scales this can be not as clear of a picture for some. In this situation, moving to a Ultra HD or 4K television can solve the issue, however these are currently more expensive for many. Also, digital programming is not broadcast in 4K and some cable companies do not offer 4K service. So while a 4K television is nice, the best results will typically occur from Blue-ray disk viewing or perhaps some streaming content.
Five Great Televisions For the Price
Bestselling LED & LCD TV
This 2015 model from Vizio – VIZIO Model #E24-C1 Television , a manufacturer based in the U.S., is 24 inches. Perfect for a bedroom or an efficiency apartment. It is full 1080p giving it a 16:9 ratio and it has a generous contrast ratio for robust and brilliant colors. It has built in Wi/Fi and is complete with smart technology.
LED with back light, this television has a sharp and crisp picture. It has one HDMI port and one USB port, as well as the normal multimedia ports expected on a modern television.
Top 32-Inch LED TV to Buy
An affordable television from the leading manufacturer of televisions, this 32 inch – Samsung Model #UN32J4000 Television has a 60Hz refresh rate and 720p of resolution. This is an excellent back up television or a bed room television, for late night viewing. It is LED and back lit and it has one HDMI port and one USB port.
It does not have smart technology and is a basic television. Still, it is perfect for kids or gaming or for use in another room.
Best LED TV for the Money
A 42 inch, 2015 model from LG. This television – LG Model #42LF5600 Television would be great in the main room or family room. This is a regular television for those who don’t want smart connectivity. It is LED and back lit and has a full 1080p resolution. The refresh rate is 60Hz and it comes with plenty of contrast for bright colors.
The picture is sharp and clear and the size makes it easy for viewing by many. Again, this is a great, regular, television that offers a great picture for a good price.
Best 1080p LED TV to Buy
Another basic television for the home, by LG. This 49 inch model has many of the same features as the 5600. The LG Electronics Model #49LF5500 Television is LED and back lit and comes with full 1080p resolution for a great picture that is sharp and crisp. It has a 60 Hz refresh rate and plenty of contrast for excellent coloration.
It has one USB port and one HDMI port for plenty of expansion room, as well as the standard multimedia ports expected. This television is great in the main room, bed room or anywhere you wanna enjoy the television.
Best 1080p Smart LED TV
At 40 inches, this smart television from Samsung, is great for any room. This television – Samsung Model #UN40J5200 Television is full 1080p resolution and has a 60Hz refresh rate for no motion blur. It has built in Internet connectivity for streaming and it comes with a host of applications from Samsung. It has two HDMI ports and one USB ports, as well as other multimedia ports expected.
This television offers a generous contrast ratio for bright, rich colors and the picture is sharp and crisp. With the Internet connectivity, this television is a great addition to any room and works perfectly has a main television for the home.
Thin televisions, especially larger screen sizes, can tip if hit accidentally. Therefore, it is imperative to make sure the television is stable and will not tip if bumped. Additionally, for best results consult the included manual for the proper placement in the room for the best sound and picture quality, as location and lighting can effect the quality of the picture.