How to buy a new TV for the first time
A new TV is almost inevitable when you buy a computer, smartphone or even a tablet.
But if you’ve been shopping for one recently, the key question to ask is whether you should buy the one you already own or one you want to upgrade.
For some, it may just be the right decision.
We look at what the pros and cons of buying new TVs are.
READ MORE “I think I should go ahead and buy one now,” said Sarah.
“It’s the right thing to do.”
Sarah, who lives in Brisbane, Queensland, was looking for a new television for her daughter, who is autistic.
“She’s in her early teens and she needs a big screen TV.
She’s got a little brother who’s also autistic and she wants one,” she said.
“But we don’t have any TV’s around here, so we wanted something new.”
Sarah said the family were not overly picky about what TVs they had.
“The first one we bought was an old Samsung TV,” she explained.
“And I remember she cried when she first laid eyes on it.”
The family were also surprised by the quality of the TVs.
“I’ve been buying Samsung TVs since I was in the early eighties,” she laughed.
“There were a few TVs that I bought as well that I’ve been really happy with.”
While there were plenty of TVs that were really good, Sarah said they were also missing something: the sound quality.
“My older brother has a pretty bad hearing and she gets quite frustrated with the sound from all the TV’s out there,” she told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“When I bought this new one, I’m going to put it through its paces and I can see that it’s going to be much better.”
So, what are the pros of buying a new computer?
“It gives you a really easy way to work, to do all the stuff you can do on your computer or your smartphone,” said Sam.
“If you’re doing something online, you can always use the internet and you can still have it all in your hands when you’re sitting down at your computer.”
But there’s also the potential for more issues.
“You can have your own little computer that you can play games on and you’ll have the same things as everyone else,” said Claire.
“That’s a big benefit, and it’ll also be much easier for your kid to do things.”
For some people, buying a computer is just a matter of having the right equipment.
“Because I have the Mac, I don’t need a PC,” said Ben.
“We can do all these different things with it.”
“There are some computers you can’t really get any better than the ones you have right now,” Claire added.
“Some of them are really really good and they can run some really amazing games.”
But for those who like to work with computers, there’s a greater potential for the hardware to get in the way of their ability to do their jobs.
“Having a lot of different different systems will definitely limit the amount of freedom you can have,” said Zoe.
Sarah and Claire said they’d be happy with a PC, but didn’t think it was the right one for their situation. “
For me it’s not about the computer, it’s about the freedom that I have.”
Sarah and Claire said they’d be happy with a PC, but didn’t think it was the right one for their situation.
“Honestly, I’d rather have a PC that I can work on,” said Jane.
“Like, a real PC.
While Sarah was happy with the new system, she didn’t expect to use it for much longer. “
Even if it’s a PC with a really good screen, I think the biggest problem with computers right now is the screen.”
While Sarah was happy with the new system, she didn’t expect to use it for much longer.
“A lot of the things that I would do on my tablet would just be a click away,” she added.
And it wasn’t all about the screen.
While the iPad has become an increasingly popular smartphone, it has also become a big pain in the arse for those working with computers.
“This is the biggest thing I think is a bit of a conundrum for people,” said Laura.
“Most people don’t use the computer all the time because they don’t want to.”
And while many people will find the new iPad to be a better fit for their work, they won’t be able to get away without it.
“All the iPads are pretty bad, I wouldn’t even consider an iPad Pro,” said Rebecca.
“They’re really big.”