The televisions evolve year by year by leaps and bounds and this can more than one user. Nowadays there is a great variety of TV offers, all different from each other with more and fewer functions, with a lower or higher. Due to the wide variety, here we will guide you about how to choose best 24-inch TVs.
HDMI and connections
It may seem obvious, but you have to pay attention to the number of HDMI inputs that a TV has. Manufacturers looking to cut costs may offer fewer HDMI connections on the back. These ports can be quickly depleted: plug in a soundbar, Chromecast plus a game console, and you’ve already used three ports. Size
Whether you are looking for a basic TV or something with higher performance and features, the most important factor in the purchase decision will probably be the screen size. Consider how many people in your family tend to watch TV at a time and where you plan to post it. Based on that, I chose the largest screen size that fits comfortably in that space and budget. Today’s best seller is between 40 and 55 inches.
The screen size also depends on how close you feel to the TV. If you can see the individual pixels on the screen, you are too close. The general rule is that you have to sit at a distance from the TV three times more than the screen height for HD and only 1.5 times the screen height of 4K Ultra HD. In other words, you can sit twice as close to a 4K UHD television.
The resolution sets the definition of the screen. The most common currently is Full HD resolution. The market is at that point where Full HD televisions are the norm, so they can be obtained at a very good price. 4K, meanwhile, is slowly gaining ground.
There are manufacturers like Philips that are removing televisions with that resolution at a very low price (compared to the rest), but they do not become massive. Always the higher the resolution, the better.
While 4K Ultra HD is great, it is very difficult to find the content at that resolution. Most TV’s have special software that adapts Full HD content to 4K. In some cases, it works, in others, it does not. The most massive platform to enjoy 4K content is Netflix, whose productions have that native resolution. If you have a suitable Internet connection, you will notice the difference.
The brightness of a screen (which is measured in Nits) became a problem with the arrival of HDR, with many HDR advocates – including, especially Dolby – claiming that the market is about to enter a “nit race” to get ever brighter screens.
Brightest LED TVs (Samsung’s next QLED models) can be as bright as 2000 nits. The 2017 generation of OLED TVs is calculated to reach between 800 and 1000 nits.
HDR is a new feature of 4K Ultra HD and consists of a High Dynamic Range, a reference to its ability to deliver more colours, higher contrast levels, and higher brightness. HDR is essentially an upgrade to the 4K, or Ultra HD, format (not applicable to 1080p televisions).
The sound quality of televisions can vary greatly. So, if you have no intention of using some kind of external sound system, this is something you should pay attention to.
The main thing is to look at how many speakers a television has, and the configuration of those speakers. For example, a ‘2.1’ set would indicate the main stereo speakers with the “1” indicating a dedicated subwoofer. Or a 3.1 setup points to a dedicated centre or dialogue channel next to stereo and bass speakers.
Another audio issue is how the lack of available space for speakers on thin televisions means that they usually have to shoot their sound down. However, this can lead to indirect, muffled sound. Televisions that manage to provide front speakers tend to sound much cleaner and more powerful.