For many years now, ever since the flat screen was introduced, televisions have changed to the point where it can be confusing for the average consumer to decode the specs and make an informed decision. While you may not know all the lingo, doing a little digging online is always going to be helpful because there will be helpful explanation, lists of features and most importantly, reviews.
Picture quality is of course the most important part in many ways, but you can’t just go by the specs that you see on the sales tag or online. Plus, you have to know what to look for, and if you knew about all the specs mentioned, you would get the point. There are so many unnecessary numbers and listings on the features and specs because the companies know you don’t know what they mean and that they sound good. That really is about it.
Then you have what you really should look for when buying a television, and when looking at picture quality, you have to actually see the picture. Some of the actual specs are worth looking at for other reasons in comparing the televisions of course, but the experts say they aren’t going to tell you which one has better picture quality.
If you can’t see one in person, see what other people you know have, and also look at ratings and reviews. That is one of the first things a customer is going to talk about is picture quality on a new television. So you can go by what they have experienced first-hand. If you see enough positive reviews about picture quality for a particular television, then you’ll know.
Of course you want to look at the price tags once you know more about the specs because you’ll know if there should truly be a difference in price. If you see the Refresh Rate or Contrast Ratio printed as specs, pay no mind to them. They are not going to tell you anything you need to know as a consumer really, and so it’s just two examples of fancy numbers for advertising purposes. Remember these companies will also hire outsides sales men hired from a temp agencies Brooklyn Park (at least where I’m from) to convince you into buying. Dont fall for all the hype! Make sure you are making an purchased based on what you need, not what you are sold!
There are the top brands regarding televisions, but you have quite a few. So that doesn’t really make it easy to choose when just off the top of my head I can name Sharp, Sony, Apple, Phillips, Emerson, Samsung and Toshiba as some of the top TV producers.
You see all the college students carrying around Mac computers and so many consumers out there talking about how awesome Apple products are, but the fact of the matter is more people still use PCs. It’s just that Apple has its own brand, so the type of computer and operating system isn’t segmented into different brands like PC computers and devices are. The same thing happened with the phone market.
So while you always hear that Macs are less prone to viruses and they are the elite machines, there are also many advantages to using PCs instead of Mac computers. When you find out those advantages, maybe you’ll end up using a PC instead of jumping on the Mac computer bandwagon.
First of all, if you know that PCs are segmented into different brands, that means you’re going to have more diversity when choosing devices. Moreover, that means that there are going to be more opportunities for technological innovation and industry leading features. Sure, Apple still seems to do quite nicely with this game as well, but the fact of the matter is you have more devices to choose from when you’re looking at PCs.
What is another advantage that you have when buying PCs? Much of the world’s software programs are devoted to PCs and while Apple has some very innovative and user-friendly software and apps that are quite popular, the PC and Android world still has the most users. So you’re talking about more apps and more software to choose from and compare ratings for, which gives consumers a big advantage and more options. My accountant ( mybocacpa.com ) swears by using his PC, he’ll never “move to the dark side with Mac”. The main reason for this is because of all the programs he needs to run his business.
Much of the advantages are common sense much like the pros and cons would be for both Macs and PCs. Certain advantages are more technical, but when you have so many brands competing in the PC world, that is going to provide an advantage to consumers. The companies are the ones competing for business, and the competitiveness brings innovation.
Anything that Apple does better, the PC world follows, so you’re not really ever going to miss out on much if you choose to go with PCs. However, Apple can’t possibly match the sheer diversity that the PC computer world brings in comparison. There is just no way for them to compete with that.
I have always been an owner of PCs, but I do like the Mac systems. Mac systems are definitely more expensive on average, however, and that is yet another reason why I just don’t bother.