How To...Ask the Right Questions When Buying a New TV

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Looking to buy a new TV, whether or not it’s a high definition set? Best Buy developed a list of considerations--besides the actual TV specs--to bring with you when you go shopping. Although this was an advertisement, we think it’s a good list and wanted to share it with you.

• What is the size of your room? __ x __
• Lighting:
☐ Natural
☐ Overhead/Recess
☐ Lamps
• Seating: Distance from TV –
• Where will this TV be placed?
☐ Wall
☐ Armoir/Cuboard
☐ Stand
• Dimensions of wall space, furniture or stand: XX x XX
• What is the feel or style of the room?
☐ Movie Theater
☐ Sporting Event
☐ Quiet Sanctuary
☐ Kids’ Playroom
• Who will primarily enjoy this TV?
☐ One person
☐ Kids
☐ Groups
• What will primarily be shown on the TV?
☐ Movies
☐ Sports
☐ News
☐ Digital Photography
• How do you currently get programming?
☐ Antenna
☐ Satellite
☐ Cable
☐ Other
• What pieces of equipment do you currently own?
☐ Receiver
☐ DVD Player
☐ DVR
☐ Surround Sound Speakers

- Image by Alan D.