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7 Signs You Need a TV Upgrade for Christmas

by Morgan Spencer

‘Tis the season of great deals. While you’re browsing for gift ideas for your friends and family, don’t forget to do a little shopping for yourself. And we know just the item you need…a new TV. Don’t think so?

Here’s the thing about aging TVs – it often happens slowly and gradually so that we learn to live with it rather than upgrading when necessary. That is why we have 7 telltale signs that it’s time to invest in a new TV this Christmas.

1. Colored Lines on the Screen

TV screen with colored lines

When you grab the remote control and turn on the TV to watch your favorite show, you may be greeted by troublesome colored lines located on the screen. You change the channel a few times thinking maybe it’s one or two stations, but unfortunately, the lines continue to show.

These colored lines on the screen can be the result of your television having been damaged or corrupted like a damaged LCD panel or T-Con board. When this happens a few times too often and your TV is beyond repair, you may be ready to start shopping for a new television.

2. Poor Sound Quality

Woman having trouble hearing the TV

The visual aesthetics are only half of your TV watching experience. You want the sound to be top-notch as well. But sadly, as TV’s age, there comes a time when it no longer sounds like it used to.

While this issue might be the result of improper audio settings or bad cable connections, it could also be the TV itself. If adjusting the audio setting or fixing the cable connections doesn’t fix the problem and your television is older in years, it’s time to say goodbye and get the upgrade you deserve!

3. Lack of Color Vibrancy

Even if your television sounds okay and doesn’t have lines throughout the screen, you may notice a lack of color vibrancy. The picture may look dull and lack that vibrant color scheme you crave. When this occurs, you should first check the visual settings on your television to see if you can manually adjust the color tones.

However, if you still don’t have a remedy to the problem or notice a permanent shadow on your screen, known as burn-in, it may be time to check out a newer model of television for your home.

4. Connection Issues with Other Tech Gadgets

You might find that your television doesn’t connect with the most recent technology gadgets, such as gaming consoles and streaming devices. Since many of the latest tech gadgets require smart TVs to work, it may be time to upgrade to a new smart television model. Plus, HD smart TVs will provide you with an amazing picture and sound for your television watching enjoyment.

5. Less Than Perfect Picture

TV screen with fuzzy picture

The overall picture that your TV puts out may be less than perfect. You might notice that the screen looks fuzzy or the picture is blurry. Also, you may see that your screen fades in certain areas. If you have a less than perfect picture on your television and manual adjustments don’t fix it, now might be the perfect time to see what other options are out there for you.

Note: After approximately ten years, televisions may experience quality issues due to their older age.

6. Slow Response Time

Another sign it may be time to buy a new television is when your TV is slow to respond to commands. You’ve changed your remote control batteries a few times and still find your television doesn’t work as quickly as it used to or as fast as you’d like it to. Also, if your screen clicks every time you push the on button on your remote, this may be a sign your television is starting to fail. In this case, you may want to gift yourself a new TV for the holidays.

7. You Rely on Your Laptop Too Much

Woman streaming on laptop

Many of us are on our laptops and computers so much these days. In fact, we may even use these devices to watch TV. If you’re ready to give up the small screen for a much larger screen, a television upgrade may be in your future. Shut down your laptop for a change and sit in front of a large screen television to enjoy your favorite show or movie. A TV upgrade can help make this event even more enjoyable.

Merry Christmas to You!

So, if you’re experiencing any of these issues, now is the perfect time to find a TV upgrade for your home. There’s a lot of specs out there, so if get overwhelmed with all the options and details, our experts at Toton’s TV can help! We’ll narrow down your options and help you find the TV that fits your needs and budget!

Have any questions? Give us a call! Our team is always happy to lend their expertise!