4k Ultra HD TV is fast becoming the norm much the same as HD did 5-6 years ago. If you are looking for a new TV though which one do you choose? There are many different models and plenty of confusing specifications out there, making the buying process for the average consumer headache-inducing. If you break the factors influencing your purchase down, it becomes a bit more manageable. You’ll want to consider size, screen type, resolution, picture quality and budget. The best way to compare and buy 4k ultra HDTVs is by seeing them in person first.
Measure the available area. If you are putting an HDTV in an existing home theater cabinet, make sure you know the maximum size that will fit. Measure the TV enclosure diagonally, as this is how 4k ultra HDTVs are measured. For example, a 50″ 4k ultra HDTVs is 50″ from corner to corner, but is less than that horizontally.
Measure the distance from the couch to the TV. As you get further away from the TV, the recommended size increases for best picture and viewing experience. While you will still be able to enjoy your TV from anywhere in the room, you can get the best experience by optimizing your screen placement and seating arrangements. When it comes to distance from the TV vs. size, THX recommends:3.5–5 feet (1.1–1.5 m): 35″ class.4–6 feet (1.2–1.8 m): 40″ class.5–7.5 feet (1.5–2.3 m): 50″ class.6–9 feet (1.8–2.7 m): 60″ class.
Consider buying bigger than you think. While the “bigger is better” mentality may be a little outdated, one of the most common complaints from new TV buyers is that they should have purchased a bigger model. If you can afford it, consider bumping up to the next size class.