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Everything You Wanted To Know About Buying A TV


Buying a Television

Hey gang! Happy Wednesday, and Happy February (WHAAAT?!). Can you believe we’re plowing our way through winter? It’s flying by for me. Anywhale… I’ve been writing up a storm on Apartment Therapy, and we launched a hat trick of articles about How To Buy a Television. I’ve linked to them all below, so you can brush up on your lingo, learn what’s worth knowing (and what you can ignore) about features, and even see a comparison of a high-priced and low-priced model so you can see what you get for the money. Happy reading, and if I didn’t answer your questions about buying a television in these three articles, go ahead and ask me in the comments!

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Buying A Television…When They All Look the Same to You

So you’re shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a dizzying world of sensory overload that gives you everything except answers to your questions such as: Will this picture look as good in my home as it does here? What features will I really use? Why is it so hot in here, and why don’t these stores serve cocktails?! Read the full article here.

Buying a Television

A Cheat Sheet for Decoding Television Buying Jargon (When it All Means Nothing to You)

Thanks to leaps in innovation, televisions with flat screens, curved screens, and super high resolution are getting more affordable by the day. Unfortunately, buying a televion is more complicated to navigate than ever, with all the acronyms, jargon, and numbers that mean…what, exactly? It’s as if the tech is evolving so fast that no one’s taking the time to explain it to the average buyer. So let’s break this all down into plain english. Here’s your cheat sheet to decoding television jargon—what matters, what doesn’t, and why. Read the full article here.

Buying a Television

What’s Worth It? Choosing Between a Higher- and Lower-Priced TV (That Look Exactly the Same to You)

Two TVs. Their boxes are full of confusing terms and complicated jargon. And their prices are night and day. How do you know if the pricey TV is worth the money? What are you really getting for the upgrade? It’s hard to know for certain while you’re standing in the store, and online reviews just make things even more byzantine. At the end of the day, it can be tough to know what you’re paying for when you’re buying a TV. So we’re putting two sets head to head—one under $500 and one over $2,000—to look at their differences and similarities for the money. Read the article here.

Did I answer all your burning TV questions? Let me know in the comments!



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