By 10 December 2010 | Categories: news


If you are thinking of buying a new TV this festive season then Samsung is here to help. The consumer electronics giant has identified top tips to getting the TV you always wanted, at the best buy for your money.

According to Corrie Labuschagne, product and marketing manager for TVs at Samsung South Africa, the entertainment value of television is far more than just for viewing pleasure, since these days there are also  accompanying technologies such as third-generation consoles and Blu-Ray players, while users are also able to connect a notebook and/or computer wirelessly.
In line with this Samsung has identified the following tips to buying a new TV this festive season:
1.   Do your research – read up on the differences between the technology that is available today, including; HD Ready vs. Full HD, Plasma vs. LCD and LED and of course 3D TV.
2.    Know your budget - it is easy to be swept away by the whimsical technology that is available today, however, it is important to be realistic about your budget and what you can afford. Additionally, knowing your budget also better enables you to shop around for comparative prices.
3.    Know your space – this may mean taking measurements to ensure that any TV you purchase fits your space and does not consume the room that it is purchased for. The entertainment experience of a TV is about adopting technology that fits your lifestyle and not adapting your lifestyle to suite the technology that is available.
4.    Speak to someone in the know – once you know what you want, an approximate size and what your budget is, you are better empowered to get yourself the TV you want at a steal, without being bamboozled by the fanatical sales tactics exploited over the festive season.
“By following these easy tips, and while out scouting for mementos and gifts for friends and family this festive season, you may just find that ideal TV unit that suits your lifestyle, your budget, your space and meets your entertainment desires. Just ensure you have your TV license handy and get yourself that well deserved gift that will keep giving, over and over again,” concludes Labuschagne.


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