The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. So it seems like every time we turn around, technology is growing at such a rapid pace that we can barely keep up. The television watching experience has changed dramatically in the last few years and it doesn’t seem like that will be changing any time soon. It is one of the areas that gets the attention of the masses, not just the techy people, because, like it or not, lots of family time is spent basking in the glow of the screen. The newest TVs are ‘smart’ like our phones, so they really do offer a lot of features that weren’t available before.


Here are a few great reasons to buy a new TV:

  1. It’s upgradable: You won’t have to buy a new TV again to take advantage of newer technology. Most times, you can simply purchase a small external box, like the One Connect box from Samsung, to make upgrades a lot softer on the wallet. They call it ‘Future Proof’ and it’s a pretty smart solution.
  2. Ditch the extra boxes: A smart TV eliminates almost all of those space stealing extra boxes. Free up your furniture with built-in HD TV receivers. It can also record TV to a jump drive or attached HDD and is made to communicate with modern phones and tablets via WiFi or Bluetooth.
  3. Make TV viewing social: You can tweet and post about the current episode of your favorite show right from your TV, making it no longer necessary to have your phone or laptop open somewhere nearby.
  4. Access the Cloud: For example, you could save pics to the Cloud right from your digital camera, then access them directly from your TV without ever having to download anything. It can add your saved content, like music files, to the cloud as well.
  5.  Some apps will work better: App developers are shifting their focus to content that is best displayed on the big screen. Apps like YouTube and weather apps particularly lend themselves to this.


In addition to all of these great features, the reason you will notice right away, when you see these new TVs is of course, picture quality. When I took my boys into Best Buy with me to check out the new Samsung SUHD TV, they stood in clear awe and appreciation of the brighter picture that was so true to life and the wide range of vibrant colors. We thought HD was cool, but this TV has 4 times the resolution of full HD.  It has a great sense of depth due to enhanced black levels and contrast. It’s super fast Octa Core Processor should make accessing media a snap. If you get the chance, maybe you could go check it out for yourself. The Best Buy staff approached us right away and they were very friendly and knowledgeable, making the experience that much more enjoyable. If you go between May 31st and June 13th you can catch an exclusive sneak peek of Jurassic World, too!