Tuesday, April 2, 2019

When Should You Upgrade Your Television?

In general when upgrading any household appliances depends on the unit if it still working or in good condition, also the best rule would be if your budget permits you to buy a new one. 

Nowadays, to watch a tv program can be as easy with just a few clicks on your smartphones, tablets, or even on laptop and computers, you just need to hook up your device on Wi-fi connection and you can stream a certain movie or television program for free or even subscribe online. I personally consider this as one of the best technology inventions! Although, shopping for tv is quite stressful when you talk about deals to get. 

Now when we talk about when should you upgrade your television, there are things you need to consider when taking that step. Here are some things I have learned about the technology of television at the present time. 

Some say that a typical lifespan of LED tv is 8-9 years or 80,000 hours or more and as long as there are no technical issues that can cause trouble. If you have a decent television and for the sole purpose is to watch the regular channels whether you are connected to an antenna or a digital box I believe it is still good. 
Now, resolution wise such as 1080p & 4K, HD and UHD (ultra high-definition) features, what I have learned about it is that 4K or UHD is four times the resolution of a 1080p (HD) TV. A display of 8 million pixels for a 4K television giving you a good and quality display looking at it as virtually close to the scene when seated close to the television. 
Some of the points I considered over the last weekend when we purchase our new Smart TV, which was on sale! 

It has been 6 years since we purchased our LG 32" 3D LED Tv and we decided to replace and upgrade it to a new TCL 55" Smart 4K TV! 

Original price of this unit was Php35,600 ($678) less Php12,605 ($240) price was down to Php22,995 ($438), we think this is the best price we can get for a Smart Tv.  Aside from the price point that made us decide to get a new one, here are some of the specs of the Tv. 


HDR pro produces dazzling detail images with accurate reproduction
of light and dark shades. And allow you to experience HDR content via all sources.


MEMC makes pictures smoother with both TV signal and multimedia signal. Enhanced with TCL’s proprietary software algorithm, you can experience every detail when viewing fast-moving, action-packed content (example: Sports).
Micro Dimming
Micro Dimming analyses the TV content in hundreds of separate zones to adjust the brightness and darkness. The picture quality is simply improved and pampers your eyes. You will enjoy a fantastic viewing experience with great contrast, especially in dark.


TCL 4K UHD televisions reproduce in stunning details all shades of light, 
natural colors for a truly immersive viewing experience via 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (4 x the number of pixels on Full HD TVs).

4K UHD Upscaling

TCL natural UHD TV applies a proprietary 2K-4K upscaling technology so that an FHD source
can be enhanced to stunning 4K level - delivering image fidelity higher than 90% - thereby delivering superb high-definition images.

Wide Viewing Angle

Wide Viewing Angle Making everyone fit in the living room is difficult. 
With the innovative technique by TCL, the viewing angle of TCL TV will be extended and the brightness 
of TV will be enhanced, which means that you can also get the perfect detail even when you are sitting in the corner of the living room

Brightness Enhancement

With brightness enhancing technology, TCL TV can enhance the brightness
so as to provide a more natural picture and make sure that you can see clear images in the sunlight

Sport Mode

The optimization of images and sound allows audiences to enjoy the immersive feeling of live-action sports events.

Dolby Audio

Delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound with Dolby decoder which optimizes the TV’s sound quality.


T-cast is the integrated feature exclusive for TCL. It allows you to operate TV by using smartphone; Be able to
screenshot great moment of TV program and share on social media; Cast the latest movies and dramas to a bigger screen,
and also capable to cast video and audio to mobile device, you can enjoy the non-stopped entertainment in every corner of your home.

Smart Volume

TCL TV’s Smart Volume feature automatically adjusts programming volume thus eliminating sudden sound fluctuations typically experienced when switching channels or when television commercials air.

Watch Netflix in 4K HDR

Watch any movies in 4K HDR today, with a premium Netflix subscription. Members will be able to enjoy more HDR content in the coming months.


TCL TV+ APP Store Latest version App Store provides you a comprehensive range of applications, over 300+ applications
ranging from video-on-demand, social, gaming, music, and photo sharing that enables interaction between TV and mobile sets.


As one of the world’s leading internet television with a huge range of popular content, Netflix has something for everyone.
You can watch TV shows recommended just for you, including award-winning Netflix original series, movies, and documentaries.

TCL’s built-in Bluetooth technology allows you to enjoy favorite music on your compatible Bluetooth device.

USB 2.0(3.0)

USB has maximized the transmission speed and increased bandwidth 
which could be used in two unidirectional data paths: one is to receive data and the other is to transmit data.


With YouTube, you can see what the world is watching in 4K quality– from the hottest music videos
to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news and more. Subscribe to channels you love, share with friends, and view on any device.


Enjoy your favorite on-demand content at a great lick through your existing network with built-in Wi-Fi.


HDMI2.0 supports 4K resolution image with high transmission speed, up to 4 audio streams could even provide a higher standard for better sound quality.

Last night we watched an episode of MMA match for three hours on Youtube and we enjoyed a continuous stream, our Wifi connection was on point, haha! We will be installing the Tv on the wall this coming weekend using the wall bracket that was included in the package, also we need to purchase an added cord for the digital box for the wall installation. From a 32" to 55" Tv we were amazed by the difference between the two. 

Overall, when purchasing or upgrading for a new Tv, look for the specification of the unit you and your family be needing and the most important thing is to consider your budget. 

Tip: I always find it a must to hook up any appliances in the house to an automatic voltage regulator, this will help any appliance in the house when electricity will fluctuate and will prevent electrical damage to the appliance unit. 

I look forward for years of fun and techy viewing from our new TCL Smart Tv


  1. My husband would love to upgrade our TV, but I won't until it dies :) I'm all about saving money. We don't need the newest and greatest.

  2. One of my TVs needs to be upgraded, it's a little too small and having some dimming issues. Thanks for the info!

    1. I'm glad this helps you. thanks for visiting! :)

  3. My husband and I are looking at buying a TV so it's not upgrading yet, it is just getting it; But all those info will help us find the perfect one!

  4. My husband would love to upgrade our TV as it has none of these fancy features. He also would love a bigger TV.

    1. Based on the comments husbands are the ones who would love to upgrade or get a new tv. The techy side of men. :)

  5. I really wanted to get a new TV. We have 1 in the house right no and it would be nice to have another one.

    1. Getting the latest and that fits the budget at the same time, why not? :)

  6. I have a very good TV but i am itching to change it especially that there is so much new tech now and they're reasonably priced.

    1. So true, the competition when it comes to entertainment technology is just insane.

  7. Wow technology is hanging so fast and drastically, that it seems we need to be switching quicker than anticipated.

    1. So true, also there new brands that are coming out in the market. More options to choose from.

  8. Interesting thoughts!! I never actually thought about when to upgrade our TVs. We have a mix of very old (12 year-old TV) and fairly new (1.5 years!)!!

    1. I remember my grandparents having the oldest TV I can imagine, the one the full cabinet. If only we have a space to keep all the units.

  9. Now I need to upgrade my TV! I normally use my laptop for everything but with a super smart TV like these? Yes, please! Can bring so much life to the TV room.

    1. That is so true, we spend so much time watching online with the kids with our new tv.

  10. I am happy to hear of your new purchase. I am thinking about getting a new television for the living room. A larger screen is a must. But, i like how you explained that you can use your phone. Now, you have really given me something to think about. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love how inexpensive TVs are these days! It's definitely time for me to upgrade the one in my bedroom. It's time for a smart TV!

    1. Along with the soaring technology update we somehow need to go with the flow, yes to Smart TV! :)

  12. We are moving home soon and the TV could well be upgraded - thanks for all the good advice

  13. The last time I upgraded our tv was three years ago. I badly need an upgrade!

  14. We just recently upgraded ours to a 4k. What an incredible difference!

  15. Both of our TVs need to be upgraded to a smart TV. have been so many advancements in technology since we purchased them it's crazy!

  16. It is time to upgrade both of our TVs. The advancements made in technology since we purchased them is insane.

  17. It's amazing all the features we need to consider when buying a tv. I bought a tv for my dad last year and the amount of research was just incredible. Wish I would have had this guide to guide me.

  18. We are planning to upgrade our tv at the end of this year and above tips help us to find out the best one. I am bookmarking this post. Thanks a lot

  19. My husband always waits for the really great sales (like around Black Friday) to go ahead and make a TV purchase. These are great tips!

  20. love your graphics! it is so helpful for seeing the difference. Thank you! i will need to see if my tv has micro dimming. love the picture you showed for the diff.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  21. Still loving my smart TV, especially using the Netflix and Youtube apps on it. Gotta love new tech! xoxo Robin

  22. Right after we bought our TV they came out with the first smart TVs. With so many advancements, we will be definitely getting one when it comes time to replace ours. This one sounds like a great deal!

  23. Ahh I've been in need of a new tv for so long. This is a nice guide. I think I'll definitely start saving up for a better one soon!

  24. I never knew when it was smart to upgrade my tv until reading this. I know a lot about the different features now!

  25. This is a cool advice. I am currently considering of upgrading my television. Perfect timing!