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The cheapest vs the most expensive televisions

The prices of televisions can vary a lot. Sometimes, you can easily tell why the difference in price is needed, but you may also encounter an expensive television that's doesn't seem to have many pros. This article will show you the most important differences between expensive and affordable televisions.

Hard specifications

Hard specifications affordable

Affordable television

The most affordable televisions are often also the smallest ones. They are low in price simply because less materials are needed to make the TV. In the lowest price range, you'll only find TVs of 32 inches or smaller. These TVs have an HD Ready resolution, which is 2 times less sharp than Full HD. Don't worry, because you won't really be able to tell the difference due to the small screen. You can recognize an affordable TV from its exterior, specifically its casing, which is completely made of plastic.

Hard specifications expensive

Expensive television

The price of a television easily increases when you opt for a larger screen. The largest televisions are often the premium models of a brand, which means they also cost most. The most expensive TVs also allow you to watch Ultra HD images. You can recognize an expensive television from its exterior, specifically its design and the materials used. Clearly, thought has gone into the design of the TV, and you can see materials such as glass and metal.

Image quality

Image quality affordable

Affordable television

The most affordable televisions often have no or outdated image enhancing technologies. You'll notice that the image quality is not as good. Colors are pale or may be displayed too intensely. In dark scenes, you might miss some details because the backlight over exposes the image. An affordable television doesn't display fast-moving images as well as an expensive television. The image processor isn't powerful enough to improve the image fast.

Length image quality

Expensive television

The most expensive televisions are equipped with the latest image enhancement technologies. For example, most expensive TVs are equipped with HDR support, which means they can display more than a billion colors. In combination with the high brightness, every subtle color nuance is clearly visible. High-quality chips provide an extra powerful image enhancement. This becomes clear from a smooth display of the fastest images. Also consider brand-specific imaging technologies such as OLED or QLED that provide the deepest black or the largest color gamut.

Smart TV functions

Smart TV functions affordable

Affordable television

The more affordable TVs usually don't give you access to smart functions. If you do have access to smart functions, it's usually via an outdated platform. This doesn't work as well as the newer systems of more expensive TVs. This has to do with the computing power of the television. Affordable TVs aren't equipped with a strong processor, which means demanding apps such as YouTube and Netflix operate very slowly or don't operate at all. It's usually better to stream movies and series with an external media player, such as a Chromecast or Apple TV.

Smart TV functions expensive

Expensive television

With the most expensive televisions you have access to a wide range of the latest apps. Often the devices have a user-friendly smart platform, such as WebOS, Firefox OS or Tizen. You zoom through the heaviest apps thanks to the powerful processor. This allows you to effortlessly stream Ultra HD videos from Netflix or use multiple applications simultaneously. You often get a smart remote control with an expensive television. This way you easily point out what you want to see and find what you're looking for in no time.


If you're looking for the best of the best, you've found it in the most expensive televisions. Manufacturers make sure these device are equipped with the latest technologies. The image quality of these television is excellent, and you can use the most demanding apps without experiencing any problems. You can see you made a good investment from the exterior that's been designed with the most high-quality materials. The most affordable televisions are usually also the smallest ones. They are equipped with an HD Ready Resolution, but miss out on the latest image enhancing technologies. The plastic casing makes it clear that cuts have been made with regard to the design.

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