How to Navigate Buying a TV and Associated Hardware | #205
The TV market has become saturated with jaw-droppingly cheap televisions that still look nice; but don’t get too comfortable, there are still plenty of pitfalls to avoid when making a purchase. Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer for CNET and The New York Times and Writer for The Wirecutter, Geoffrey Morrison, has written, and talked, and thought, and ranted, and raved about a lot of the misconceptions in the television industry and is here to shed some light on the topic. We find out why HDR and 4K televisions mean nothing without an appropriate source or signal from a Bluray player or streaming service. Also, don’t make the mistake of overpaying for HDMI cables and under appreciating an external sound device like a soundbar. Wrapping up the hour we take a look at the best, and the most cost effective TV brands, from TCL and VIZIO to LG and Samsung. Tune in to find out how Chinese brands like TCL and VIZIO were able to push Korean and Japanese companies out of the mid to low price TV category.
·[00:00:00] Mike’s Old 32” Sony Wega Was a Beast
·[00:06:33] Geoffrey Morrison Explains HDR
·[00:12:30] Delicate Dance of 4K Content vs Hardware
·[00:19:51] Buy Cheap HDMI Cables + A Nice Soundbar
·[00:27:48] VIZIO and TCL Make Best Budget TVs
·[00:35:32] Chinese Companies Corner The Market
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CreditsHost: Mike Etchart
Producer: Cody Castleberry
Audio Engineer: Cody Castleberry
Copy Editor: Cody Castleberry
Contributor: Geoffrey Morrison