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As our TV buying guide shows, the most important feature to consider is the type of display. The majority of televisions use an LED backlight with an LCD screen (LED-LCD TVs). Pay attention to the type of backlight, as a full array LED backlight is going to outperform an edge lit LED. If you want an advanced technology, OLED allows for deeper blacks and brighter displays than LED-LCD.
And look for a TV with HDR technology, as mentioned earlier, which will provide improved overall image quality over today's models.
Other TV includes curved sets, which include a screen that is slightly curved. This is said to provide a more engaging viewing experience and arguable makes it easier for those sitting left or right of the screen to garner a better picture.
Lastly, there are also SmartTVs, which can apply to any set. A Smart TV generally has built-in WiFi and can access the Internet via apps, including HBO Go (or HBO Now), Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora and others.
What Mistakes Should You Avoid When Buying A TV?
Even though there isn't much programming right now featuring 4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels), 4K is the future of TV programming. It eventually will replace HD's 1920x1080 resolution.
Also, don't overpay for features you might now need, such as built-in WiFi, especially if you plan to use an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, PS4, or something equivalent.
Finally, as mentioned earlier, stick with a well known brand to ensure the best performance and longest lifespan possible. Off brands just aren't as reliable as the best TV brands.