Used TVs – which TV to choose? Where to buy?
Buying a TV set is often associated with an expenditure of several thousand PLN. Of course, there are cheaper models on the market, but we know very well that a TV set is an object of everyday use, so we want it to meet all our expectations – it should not be too small, allow us to watch movies and programs in good quality, have useful functions, etc. However, it is worth knowing that every year there are more and more modern receivers.
Many people are following the news – and reselling older generation TVs still in very good condition. Therefore, if we want to save a bit, without necessarily losing quality and comfort of use, let’s consider used TVs available on the market.
Which TV set to choose?
On the web without much difficulty we can find hundreds of free ads like “sell TV”. How not to fall for a useless junk and what to pay attention to when choosing a receiver? Start with general preferences concerning your small or bigger home cinema. Let’s consider such parameters as:
- screen size – the diagonal in inches. When choosing a TV we should not only take into consideration whether it will fit on the wall or on the cupboard but also the size of the room and the distance between the TV and the sofa. Watching films on an oversized screen in a very small room is not at all pleasant!
- screen resolution – the number of pixels displayed on the screen. The more pixels – the better the picture quality, so this parameter is extremely important. For simplicity’s sake, devices are qualified to different separation classes. The best ones for UHD – Ultra High Definition (e.g. The more pixels – the better the picture quality, so this parameter is very important. popular Full HD);
- Image display technology – currently the market is dominated by LED (Light-Emitting Diode) technology and its newer generations – QLED (Quantum Dot LED) and OLED (Organic LED). The last two are the most modern versions, allowing you to show not only color depth, but also – especially QLED – black, which is the most difficult challenge for display technology. We can still find TVs using the outdated LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology, however the picture quality is worse in this case, so we should think about whether it will satisfy us.
Modern TV sets are equipped with various functionalities (e.g. popular Smart TV connecting to the Internet, various streaming applications). It is also worth taking into account the energy class of the TV – so that our bills as a result of use do not significantly increase. On the market there are available both flat-screen and curved TVs.
If we are interested in cheap, used TVs, it is worth following a few additional rules. First of all, do not buy a cat in a bag. The seller should inform us of any defects – but let’s be careful. If you are buying a receiver from a private person, ask for a demonstration of how it works! Let’s not buy a TV where the picture or sound quality is poor – you can certainly find something better on the second-hand market.
You should not buy outdated models – in their case you may have problems with connecting e.g. to the TV set top box, finding the right cable etc. If you are not an antique collector, an old CRT TV for a penny might not be the best idea.