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5 Things to Evaluate Before Purchasing a TV

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Welcome back to the home appliances knowledge hub from eXtra; today's blog is a new chance to discover the hidden gems that will help you buy your TV.

Almost every house today has at least one television, but the plot is about choosing the TV that best answers your family's needs.

Let's learn about TVs' latest features and technologies and which is your best choice.

Before digging into the latest technologies and the premium features, there are some master features you need to consider per your place availability, such as the size and display.


Many people need help choosing the best TV size and where to place it in the room.

Choosing the right TV size based on your seating setup and distance helps create an optimum viewing experience.

Still don't know how to size up your TV? eXtra got you covered.

It all depends on the distance between your cozy couch and the TV screen, so if you're planning on a

40-45 inch screen size, make sure to have a space of around 3 meters in the middle.

If it's for your living room, we recommend going for the more practical options of 55-65 inches; in that case, you must ensure a 4-5 meter viewing distance.

The recommended viewing distance and how to calculate it!

Don't sit too close to the TV screen; to know the best viewing distance, you'll need to make a small calculation following this formula to get the distance. (TV size/10 - 25%)

For more distance viewing tips, check the figure below.

TV ideal viewing distance to TV size - extra

Where to best place your television?

Where to put your TV as per the tv size - extra

It's also important to know how to measure your TV dimensions to decide where exactly you will put it and if it will fit.

If you're planning to hold the TV on a cabinet or another piece of furniture or wall-mounting your TV, you'll want to pay attention to the height and depth without a stand. On the flip side, if you're using the included bracket, you'll want to focus on the height and depth with the bracket attached and its "footprint." This is the width and depth of the attached stand.

In the table below, you'll learn more about each screen size and its dimensions.

TV Diagonal Screen Size



32-inch TV dimensions



43-inch TV dimensions



49-inch TV dimensions



50-inch TV dimensions



55-inch TV dimensions



65-inch TV dimensions



75-inch TV dimensions



77-inch TV dimensions



85-inch TV dimensions



Knowing the TV dimensions will take you to the next step: pinpointing the best location.

2- The TV installation tips

When choosing the TV locations,

  • Try as much as possible to avoid the place facing the window where the sunlight hits or light spots. That will give you a better view as the sunlight might affect the display quality.

  • Try to avoid mounting your TV on an exterior wall where you won't be able to hide the cables.

A guy sitting watching tv centered at eye level - extra tv blog
  • Calculate your mounting height. For the best viewing experience, the middle of your TV screen should be at eye level when you're seated.

  • Avoid setting it too high or low; you don't want to harm your neck, do you?

When mounting your TV, you need to think carefully before you do it, especially if you have kids around. In that case, we recommend wall mounting the television or fastening it with a TV safety strap if you have it in place already.

After marking the right location and deciding on the wall or stand mounting, if you're planning on wall mounting, prepare these tools for the technician, who will help you fix it in place.

Installation tools

  • Mount

  • Power and HDMI cable concealment kit (optional)

  • Power drill and bits

  • Head screwdriver

  • Stud finder

  • Tape measure

  • Socket wrench

  • Wallboard saw

One more tip: Remember to check the maximum weight a bracket can hold to be sure it can support your TV.

After deciding on the best size, the screen dimensions, and where to place it, let's move to the top element of choosing your television.

3- All you need to know about TV display types.

Nowadays, you rarely find an LCD TV; all companies are now directed towards the higher technology LED, QLED, and the highest OLED.

Hearing such terms as LED, OLED, and QLED might be confusing for you if you're buying a TV for the first time, so let's make things clear.

LED (light-emitting diode) TV is just an LCD TV, but it uses LED lights as the backlight instead of fluorescent tubes. Since the LED lights are much smaller, these TVs are thinner, more energy-efficient, deliver much better contrast than older LCD TVs, and are the most affordable among the other LED technology TVs.

QLED, also as some call it mini LED, TV is another type of LED TV that uses a quantum-dot layer in between the backlight and the LCD panel. When light hits these microscopic quantum dots, it produces brighter colors that are more heavily saturated than traditional LED TVs.

Coming to (organic light-emitting diode) is known as OLED, which is quite different from old LED TVs; it doesn't use a backlight. Instead, OLED TVs have millions of self-lighting pixels that can change color or turn off individually, which means it has a better viewing angle, deeper black levels, use less power, and are a killer if you're a gamer.

One more thing you'd like to know: If your room is arranged with seats off to the side, you'll want a TV that has a solid "off-axis" picture. In this regard, OLED can be your best option.

Tv display type, LED and the sitting arrange - extra

Tv display type, OLED tvs to the sitting arrange - extra

Three of them are amazing, but you must prioritize based on the needs and budget.

4- Resolution options

Regarding resolution, many people know that resolution is the number of pixels that make up the picture on display. But you might not know the difference between the different resolutions, starting from 1080 HD and Full HD to 4k Ultra HD and the latest update, 8k Ultra HD. The difference is as simple as the higher, the better.

1080 or Full HD: Display resolution measuring 1920 x 1080 pixels

This is your best low-budget TV with fair resolution and options.

4K (Ultra HD): Display resolution measuring 3840 x 2160 pixels

This is the perfect choice for you Compared to the price and resolution.

8K (Ultra HD): The next step in resolution is 8K, or 7680 x 4320 pixels

which is eight times the 1080 HD resolution option.


Lines of resolution



TV resolution full HD - extra

Full HD


2.1 million

Twice the clarity of standard HD, delivering impressive resolution on smaller screens.

4K UHD tv resolution



8 million

Superior pixel power provides four times the resolution of Full HD on any screen size.

8K UHD tv resolution



33 million

An unbeatable 33 million pixels for exquisite resolution on massive screens.

5- Premium Features

Now that you have already made a choice based on the main features such as the size, the display type, and the resolution, it's time to look into the latest technologies that give you a cozy rich experience.

Technology is moving forward so fast today that you don't need to subscribe to premium receivers and pay monthly or annual fees to access more channels. You also don't need to connect your tv to your computer to watch something exclusive from the internet.

With the latest built-in technology and Smart TVs, you're one step away from giving up all the hassle above and saving that subscription for better use.

All you need is good wifi in your home and a smart TV.

Click here to see the latest smart TVs on eXtra website.

For Gamers

If you're a gamer, you'd want to make the most out of your video games; for that, you need to consider features for the best gaming TVs.

The Key Features of a Good Gaming TV

  • Latency/Lag: The best gaming TVs are low latency. Ideally, you should only buy a gaming TV with a latency of 30ms or less.

  • Hz/Refresh Rate/FPS: Unless you’re a competitive gamer or an FPS fiend, a 60Hz TV will be fine. Otherwise, aim for 120Hz.

  • 4K and HDR: If you can afford to buy a future-proof 4K HDR TV with low latency and a comfortable refresh rate, then do it.

  • OLED: If you’re committed to 120Hz, skip OLED TVs. Otherwise, it’s worth buying one with low latency and a comfortable refresh rate.

  • Video Inputs: Don’t forget about HDMI, RCA, s-video, and coaxial inputs! Buy a TV with the inputs that you need.

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