Our televisions are a lot like our cars. When we buy a model we intend to hold onto that for several years. Typically, folks replace a television set when it has either “gone up” (as in busted) or when they want a new and improved model. Around ten years ago when the first flat screen plasma TVs came on the market they were retailing for around $10,000 a piece. Imagine paying that kind of money for a TV! Today, those same screens can be bought for a mere fraction of the cost. And the great news is that nearly every TV made today is a HDTV. Even if you want a tiny tube for your bedroom you’re still going to be getting amazing picture and sound quality all at an affordable price.
As you head out to go shopping for your new TV set you’ll want to consider your program delivery options. If you have basic cable then that cable has probably gone digital. What this means to you is that you are going to be getting more programming and sharper pictures. Just because you have a HDTV doesn’t mean every channel you want will be broadcast in HDTV. For those channels that are, you might have to pay an additional fee to your cable provide. There are also other options with regard to deliver of programming beyond basic cable such as satellite and fiber optics. As long as you’re investing in a new TV you might do a little research to find out if you’re getting the best deal. You could find packages that bundle your internet, TV and phone all into one affordable price.
In the realm of television buying, size does matter. Remember you’ll be holding onto this TV for several years. If the difference between a big screen and smaller screen is a few hundred dollars you might want to splurge for the big screen. Just divide the cost over five years of use. You could end up spending pennies a day!
You also have to consider placement. Your new TV could either work on a stand or mounted on the wall. If you go with the wall option, leave the job to the professionals. The last thing you want is your TV to come crashing down because you missed drilling into the stud.
Finally, you’ll have to consider getting rid of the old TV. This is officially classified as electronic waste or e-waste and it needs to be properly disposed of. You don’t want to sit it out on the curb and home someone will pick it up. Instead, give Junk King Richmond a call and let them handle the job. While they’re at it, Junk King can also remove any other bulky item you want to get rid of. You’ll enjoy watching your new TV a lot better knowing you’re in a junk free home!