TV Buying Guide for June 2018 – From the Professional TV Experts at Sam’s Club
Shopping for a new TV in June 2018? Or, maybe you're moving into a new place, and you need TVs for multiple rooms. Before you decide which televisions to buy, it's best to research your options. Learn about the latest technologies, features and capabilities. Practical considerations include screen size, image quality, and where you'll place your TV Television. Once you identify what you're looking for, it'll be easier to find the TV set that's right for you. The TV experts at Sam's Club are here to help you decide which TVs will work with your current setup as well as which ones have the special features you're most interested in. Continue reading to learn more about the various TVs available at Sam's Club. And, be sure to check out the Sam's Club TV Buying Guide for additional expert advice.
Ask an Expert: TV Resolution
When you start shopping for a TV, you'll see numbers like 1080p and 4K. These numbers refer to the television's resolution. Your TV's picture is made of tiny dots called pixels, and the resolution represents the number of pixels you see on the screen. You may have seen older televisions, where the picture looked jagged or “grainy.” That's low resolution in action. Luckily, resolution has come a long way since then, and grainy pictures are a thing of the past.
The more pixels there are, the higher resolution you'll have and better quality your picture will be. A television with 1080p (also often expressed as 1920 x 1080) means that there are 1080 pixels in height and 1920 pixels in width. To get the total number of pixels, just multiply the two numbers (1080 x 1920). That's more than 2 million pixels. A 1080p television is considered high definition. The next level up is a 4K television, otherwise known as UHD or ultra-high definition. 4K TVs have about double the amount of pixels as 1080p televisions.
When it comes to the size of your television, many people assume that bigger is better. Sure, you don't want to strain to see what's happening on the screen—but it's also important to consider where the TV will be placed as well as where the viewers will sit. For example, smaller screens are generally fine for bedrooms, while larger televisions work best in bigger spaces such as living rooms.
TVs are measured diagonally. For example, if you have a 40-inch TV, that means the screen measures 40 inches from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. Remember, the case of the TV isn't included in the measurement.
If you'd like to upgrade your TV size this time around, be sure to consider how much space your new television will take up, and whether you'll mount it on the wall or place it on a stand. To find the exact dimensions, look at the field labeled “assembled size” in the specifications section of the product detail page on SamsClub.com.
4K TVs appeal to those who prefer to watch their favorite movies and TV programming in stunning high definition. 4K TVs boast over 4 million pixels—and render dazzling, life-like colors and extremely fine detail. Want to learn more about 4K TVs? You're in luck because the TV experts at Sam's Club have put together a 4K TV Buying Guide. Learn about what sets this technology apart, and whether it's the right choice for your next TV purchase.
LED TVs & OLED TVs
Although similarly named, LED TVs and OLED TVs differ in terms of pixel illumination technology. Each pixel on an OLED TV screen is individually lit, boosting the screen's refresh rate, contrast and color reproduction. On the other hand, the pixels on LED TV screens are backlit by a primary light source and render a brighter screen. When it comes to resolution, you can find both LED and OLED TV in 4K, so the resolution will be top-notch either way.
Smart TVs integrate the functions of your tablet or computer with the broadcasting abilities of your TV. Smart TVs offer easy access to interactive media, streaming entertainment, home networking and internet TV. Plus, Smart TVs connect to external devices, such as video game consoles and media players and come with integrated wireless capabilities. Are you really into YouTube videos? How about watching movies that you have saved on your computer? With a Smart TV, it's easy to watch online videos and other content on your TV instead of a small computer or tablet screen. And, if you like the idea of all the technology in your home being connected, a Smart TV is the way to go.
Curved TVs are designed with a curved screen that angles towards the viewer for a greater sense of immersion and depth. You'll enjoy wider viewing and an improved contrast ratio on these panoramic screens. You may also notice fewer reflections, which can improve the viewing experience. Curved TVs also add sleek, elegant style to any entertainment area. If you want a futuristic look for your home entertainment system, consider purchasing a curved TV at Sam's Club!
Quantum Dot + HDR TVs
Quantum Dot + HDR TVs are similar to LED-backlit LCD TVs, but Quantum Dot TV screens are backlit by blue LEDs, rather than white LEDs. Blue LEDs convert light into highly saturated primary colors, which makes an impressive difference when it comes to hue and color gamut. You'll enjoy brilliant imagery and vivid luminosity.
Once you decide on the TV type that suits your viewing needs, you'll find the perfect TV set at Sam's Club. We carry all the top TV brands, including VIZIO TVs, Samsung TVs, LG TVs and TCL TVs. Start exploring our wide selection of high-quality TVs today. At Sam's Club, they're all available at member-only prices.
After you've chosen the perfect TV for your home, it's time to move onto the fun part—choosing accessories to complete your home theater setup. There are quite a few accessories to choose from. One consideration is how your TV Television will be mounted or displayed. Mounting TVs on the wall is becoming the standard, and for good reason. When you mount a TV on the wall, it eliminates the need for a TV stand, and it creates a clean, modern look. What's more, when nobody is watching the TV, you can display photos or artwork, so it acts like a piece of décor. Sam's Club has plenty of TV mounts and kits and TV mount Kits to choose from. Of course, if you prefer traditional TV stands and consoles, you're sure to find one that's just right.
To get the most out of your entertainment, consider integrating your TV with a high-quality home theater system or sound bar. With a home theater system, you'll get crystal clear audio and the option to play DVD/Blu-ray players and other components wirelessly.
No matter what you purchase, make sure it's protected through our Square Trade program. You'll get setup for your TV, plus 4-Year TV Protection. They'll even haul away your old TV and recycle it. Best of all, Square Trade includes 24/7 tech support, so you'll always have help if you have questions about using your new set. The trusted experts at Sam's Club have you covered!