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What To Consider When Choosing a Home Theater TV?

We’ll Show You 3 Important Elements From Trusted Brands

What To Consider When Choosing a Home Theater TV?

Your home theater TV is one of the most important investments you can make in your Greenville, SC, home. Your display unlocks a portal to another world, whether that’s a packed football stadium where you catch an immersive play-by-play of your favorite team or an exotic setting in a movie. A TV gathers families together to create memories of watching holiday movies or soaking up the next Oscar-winning film.

Choosing a TV involves more than simply going with whatever your neighbors have or the newest model: It should be a choice as customized as the entertainment you select for movie night. So, how do you discover which features are most important to you, and why? We’ll dive into some core features we recommend for various consumers and what each specification means in practical terms. Stay tuned!

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The Brand
We typically install Sony and Samsung displays in our clients’ homes due to their peerless reputation within the industry. These brands’ offerings have stunned CEDIA visitors at every unveil, from Samsung’s The Wall TV to Sony’s BRAVIA XR X92 4K UHD model.

If you’re trying to choose between the two, the short but complicated answer is you can’t go wrong with either brand! When we talk to you about your home theater needs, we’ll determine which product from either Sony or Samsung’s lineup works best for you and work from there.

Screen Resolution
The number of distinct pixels that can be displayed on a given TV is known as screen resolution. For example, a standard HDTV has 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the resolution of a 4K model is doubled with a grand total of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

8K first emerged at CEDIA 2019 and has slowly made its way into home theaters since then. It quadruples the pixels. That’s like four 4K TVs packed into one display. Generally speaking, the greater the resolution, the clearer the image. Though you might not notice the difference between 1080p and 4K or 4K and 8K on a small screen or far away, the clarity distinction is striking up close and on a larger screen.

HDR
So, now that we’ve figured out pixels by the numbers, let’s break that down into how they affect the color you see on screen. Each pixel is assigned color values that determine the brightness of its red, green, and blue (and sometimes white) subpixels. Each subpixel creates each pixel’s color and light, which are referred to as hue and luminance. HDR works to optimize the color range and quality you get out of every pixel - giving you the most vibrant color range, the vivid whites and deep blacks.

Refresh Rate
The last thing you want to notice when you’re watching a buzzer-beater play is a visible blur or jitter that clouds your ability to see what’s happening on screen. That’s where a high refresh rate comes in. Though 60Hz (which measures 60 frames per second) was once the gold standard, today’s TVs come with refresh rates of 120 or 240.

The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the picture, right? While that seems true in theory, plenty of recorded material wasn’t created with these high refresh rates in mind: They were filmed in 24-30 frames per second. So, a good TV will have both a high refresh rate and high frame support. Take Sony’s MotionFlow technology, for instance - it fills that gap by converting 24 to 60 frames per second to show on a display that operates at 120 or 240 frames per second, giving you seamless picture quality.

Contact Fusion Today!

Need customized support in finding the best home theater TV for your entertainment needs? Reach out to one of our TV installation and selection specialists today, or chat live with a member of our team below. We look forward to hearing from you!