In my house we love watching TV. Whether it be enjoying a family movie, or simply having it on for background noise, the TV is usually on. When purchasing our last 32-inch LED TV, I realized that there are a great amount of options and perks that TVs offer now. It was definitely easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles that many LED TVs come loaded with. Ultimately though, there are only a couple of things that you really want to look for when choosing your next 32-inch LED TV.
It can be overwhelming to look at the amount of features included on TVs today, but the great thing about 32-inch LED TVs is that the features are actually quite useful. Many of these TVs are known as Smart TVs. They can connect to the Internet through your wireless network and display web content directly on your TV screen. Even if the TV cannot connect directly to the Internet, it will have the ability to connect to newer devices such as Blu-ray players or gaming systems that can stream Internet content to your TV. You also want to look for advanced smart features within the Smart TVs such as an integrated web browser and multimedia search. If you happen to own a wireless keyboard and mouse, these TVs will have the ability to connect to them, allowing you to surf the web on your TV.
High Definition has become the standard for video quality both online and on TV. Even cable companies are starting to incorporate HD channels into their basic packages offerings. It is important that you choose an HDTV when making your purchase so that you can take advantage of movies and TV shows in the highest quality possible. Specifically, you want to make sure that your TV has an HDMI port available. An HDMI cord carries both the picture and sound in one easy to manage cord. It is also an all-digital, so it will be ready for any home theater components that you may want to hook up to your TV. The more HDMI ports your TV has the more components you will be able to connect directly to. Just keep in mind that if this is your first HDTV, you will likely need to update your cable package or let your cable network know that you can now receive HD channels. Simply owning an HDTV does not mean that everything you watch will be in HD.
Whether or not you have an HDTV, your screen resolution will determine how well your videos and images display on your screen. All digital television pictures are comprised of hundreds of lines containing visual information stacked on top of each other. When choosing a TV you must keep in mind that the higher the resolution is, the greater the picture definition will be. This is due to the fact that there are more lines of information, which makes the level of detail dramatically more precise. If you look on the item description for a TV, you will most likely see numbers such as 720p or 1080p. A 720p TV has 720 visible lines and a 1080p TV has 1,080 lines. Naturally, if picture detail is of great importance to you, you will want to choose the 1080p TV.