De­cep­tive TV screen-size

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - AM­MAR MUZAFAR

Last week, while I was ex­plor­ing the elec­tron­ics mar­ket in Karachi, to pur­chase a new TV for my house, I re­ceived a phone call from my friend. When I told him that I am in Sad­dar, to buy a new Tele­vi­sion, my friend re­sponded; “Be care­ful about the de­cep­tive screen-sizes brother”. He in­formed me about the re­port he had seen re­cently in a na­tional news­pa­per. The re­port warned the public about a mal­prac­tice, com­monly ex­pe­ri­enced by the buy­ers in the LED Tele­vi­sions mar­ket.

This re­port was is­sued by a renowned tech­nol­ogy com­pany, and it ad­vised the buy­ers to ac­tu­ally mea­sure the LED screen be­fore pur­chas­ing a Tele­vi­sion, be­cause many of the generic brands of LED TVs, do not mea­sure up to the claimed screen-sizes.

For ex­am­ple; some TVs claim­ing to be 40 inches in size, are ac­tu­ally 1 to 2 inches smaller. This de­cep­tive prac­tice is more com­mon in 40 inch, 43 inch, 50 inch and 60 inch LED tele­vi­sions. So my friend asked me to make sure that I get the ac­cu­rate size of LED.

Ev­ery tele­vi­sion buyer should be aware of the cor­rect way to mea­sure the LED screen. They should take an inch-tape and mea­sure the LED TV screen di­ag­o­nally; from the top left cor­ner to the bot­tom right cor­ner of the screen.

This will give them the ac­cu­rate size of the screen. With the timely help from my friend, I was for­tu­nately able to avoid any de­cep­tion and bought a re­li­able LED/ Tele­vi­sion, with an ac­cu­rate screen­size, good pic­ture qual­ity and last­ing per­for­mance. I would thus ad­vise all other buy­ers to be cau­tious of such fraud­u­lent prac­tices and get real value-for-money, when­ever they pur­chase a new LED/Tele­vi­sion. —Karachi

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