Why you should wait on your next big TV purchase

tvAlong with flowers and allergy attacks, every spring brings with it a new crop of TVs. This year has been no exception, with Sony, LG, Samsung and Vizio trotting out their new models for the new year. But you may want to wait until next year to buy a TV.

It’s not that this year’s crop of TVs isn’t impressive (it is).

Ultra HD, also known as 4K, televisions are settling in as the new standard, delivering more picture detail by packing in more pixels (3,840 by 2,160 vs. HD’s 1,920 x 1,080 pixels). There’s still little video content available that’s 4K, but all the top performing models are 4K compatible, so there’s no reason to resist them.

And while there’s a paucity of video that takes full advantage of these sets, Ultra HD TVs also upscale standard HD fare, improving the overall picture. (Sony is a particular standout when it comes to excellent upscaling.)  More