The Ultimate Buying Guide for a New TV

The first electronic television was invented in 1927 by a 21-year-old inventor named Philo Taylor Farnsworth. There was only one line on the screen. The first-ever television station started working in 1928 and by 1931 approximately 25 television stations in the United States were running. Television soon became it of mass-communication technology!

Today televisions are becoming essentials to every household. With companies like Samsung, SONY, and LG producing TVs that are more affordable than ever and amazing features.

What to look for when buying a TV?

Here is the ultimate guideline to getting the right TV for your place!

What is your budget?

Whether you are a college student looking for a TV for your dorm room or looking to set up a home theater system, Electronic Express has the TV to fit for your budget. For something in the dorm room, you can look into something that is 39″ inches and under that’s roughly at most $300. TVs that are 4K ultra HD from 40″ to 59″ will cost between $200 to $2,000. Starting at 60″ and up, you can get something between $600 to $15,000. These TVs are great fits for the master bedroom, living room, or den! Oled and Qled TVs start off around $700 and up to $15,000.

What kind of TV do you want?

There are a few different types of TVs and were going to break them all down!

Smart TVs

Almost every TV on the market is a smart TV, they connect to your Wi-Fi and they make streaming movies and shows easier. Some Smart TV offer voice operating, so you’ll be able to search for shows and movies by the sound of your voice. You can also download your favorite channels to the home page and watch shows airing in real-time. Much like smartphones and smart home devices, they offer a range of apps, including streaming music.

8K Ultra HD TVs

An 8K TV is the highest resolution with 7,680 by 4,320 resolution, giving you four times as many pixels on the screen. An 8K TV is often compared to hyperrealistic art! With an 8K you will have exceptional depth, detail and high resolution that will transport you into a new dimension of groundbreaking picture quality.

4K Ultra HD TVs

A 4K TV is no longer for early adopted, it became a very common and affordable style of TV. 4K is also known as ultra-high-definition and adds better clarity to the screen. A 4K display will have 3,840 columns and 2,610 rows of pixels where a 1080p TV has 1,920 columns and 1,080 rows of pixels. Images overall look more natural and have a smoother outline than a 1080p TV.


An LG OLED TV stands for organic light-emitting diode. With the help from the remarkable HDR, OLED TV want you to immerse yourself into the wonders of infinite contracts and ultra-deep shadows that 8.3 million individually lit pixels can render.


The Q in QLED stands for quantum dots, which offers a different way for screens to produce color instead of the usual color filters. QLED TVs open up a whole new range of colors on the TV. Images explode with an array of over one billion shades of vivid and brilliant colors. It is four times the resolution of a Full HD TV.

What is an LED?

LED stands for light-emitting diodes which are directly behind the screen. It is adjacent to the brightness and darkness so it can be displayed more effectively and improve contrast. LED TVs has a blacklight mounted along the edges of the panel.

What about streaming devices?

If you don’t have a smart TV there are other ways to watch streaming channels such as Sling, Hulu, and Netflix! Streaming sticks are affordable and easy to use.

  • A Roku Streaming Stick stick allows you to get over 500,000+ movies and TV episodes. They have everything from original series, kids’ sows, news, sports, and more. There is a ton of free entertainment with a Roku streaming stick, with access off live–streaming and on-demand free channels. A Roku streaming stick will also give you that 4K content, so still enjoy your favorite movies and shows with stunning hi-def and brilliant color.
  • A Google Chromecast Ultra Media Streaming Player is an ultra-high-resolution content with Chromecast Ultra from Google. This device plugs into your TV or home theater receiver’s HDMI port, enabling you to stream media from your mobile device or the web. It supports video with 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution for use with compatible displays. It connects to your home network via 802.11ac Wi-Fi or the included Ethernet adapter. Set it up with the free Chromecast mobile app, then send your favorite online shows, movies, music, and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
  • The Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote streams thousands of channels and apps enjoy beautiful full HD resolution with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV Stick features an all-new Alexa voice remote to control your TV, soundbar, and receiver, and now with power, volume, and mute buttons. Stay connected to your smart home by having Alexa control lights, thermostats, and other compatible devices. Access your favorite apps including Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu, stream thousands of movies and TV shows, and tap into Alexa’s endless skills to enjoy an easier entertainment experience.