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How to choose a new TV
LCD vs. OLED: There really are only two types of TVs. Most use LCD (liquid crystal display), though you’ll see variations such as QLED and LED LCD. The alternative is OLED (organic light-emitting diode); those “always have the better picture, and a higher price.”
Screen size: A 65-inch screen is as big as you need if you’ll be sitting 8 feet away, though 43 inches is a better bedroom size. Never buy a screen bigger than the distance you’ll sit from it.
Screen resolution: Most TVs sold today have 4K resolution—four times the detail of an old 1,080-pixel HD TV. Don’t buy an 8K set yet, because there’s no compatible content.
Refresh rate: Seek a refresh rate of 120 Hz or higher—up to 240 if you’re a sports watcher or play video games.
Price: For an OLED, expect to spend about $3,000, but “there are many good 4K TVs in the $500 range.”
Source: The Washington Post