There are several factors you may have considered on the way to determining that a 50-inch TV is the perfect size to complement your space, starting with the physical dimensions of the area where you'll put it, and how far away from the screen you'll be sitting. Your next decision may be about resolution and picture quality. Manufacturers are rapidly shifting from high definition (HD, 1080p) to Ultra HD (UHD, 2160p), also called 4K, with four times more pixels for lifelike picture detail. And, with the price gap between the two narrowing, you may want your new 50-inch flat screen TV to be 4K, especially since the amount of available 4K content is growing rapidly. Another consideration related to picture quality is high dynamic range (HDR). Instead of providing more pixels, HDR provides better pixels for boosted brightness, contrast and color, so you can see more details in the very brightest, and the very darkest, areas of the picture.
50-Inch TVs: Smart Programming
Many of the new 50-inch TVs on the market today are more than just TVs — they're smart TVs that connect to your home network, support apps and online content, and give you access to streaming video services such as Netflix and Hulu and music services like Pandora and Spotify. If the 50-inch television you choose isn't a smart television, you can still make it "smart" and access online content with media streaming devices, like a set-top box or a stick player about the size of a USB flash drive. These streaming players plug directly into your TV's HDMI port. Keep in mind, if you attach other devices like a DVD or Blu-ray player, or a DVR, you'll need to select a model that has enough HDMI ports to accommodate everything. You'll also want to pick up the HDMI cables to facilitate connection with those devices.
Audio Options and Setup for Your 50-Inch TV
You'll need an HDMI port if you want to enhance the audio quality of the built-in television speakers with a sound bar or a component surround sound system. And, you'll need to decide whether the layout in the room works better with your TV mounted on the wall, or on one of our TV stands. If you opt for a TV wall mount setup, you may want to select a thinner television model. These TVs can be mounted with a low-profile design bracket that won’t stick out too far from the wall.
If you'd like help with TV mount service, Geek Squad Agents are ready, willing and able to provide you with any advice or assistance you need. And, after choosing the best 50-inch TV for you, Agents can help with connecting and setting up your TV and devices, mounting, audio setup, or connecting a home network. They can also provide repair services, if needed.