It’s the holiday season, and whether you’re heading out with the unstoppable horde of shoppers on Black Friday, or purchasing gifts online from the comfort of your home — or, let’s be real, your office — one of the most lusted after big-ticket items will be TVs.
Every brick-and-mortar store and online retailer is sure to offer some kind of ridiculous discount on televisions. But before you head out for that new TV there are a few things you need to keep in mind: like that curved screens are useless and how paying for a 4K display isn’t worth it if your TV isn’t larger than 50 inches. Oh, and avoid smart TVs. They’re just plain dumb.