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How to choose a TV

Choosing a TV is a big investment, this guide will
help you explore the key questions to choose one
best suited for your needs.

How to choose a TV
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What do you use your TV for?

Watching movies

Higher resolution sets that allow for premium viewing experiences and added vibrant colours.


High resolution TVs which allow you to pick up details on screen. A variety of input methods to ensure you are getting the best experience from your gaming console.

Watching Sports

Large screen TVs with high resolution. The wide viewing angles help to ensure great picture quality to give you that stadium experience.


TV sets that offer a wide range of popular streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and Disney+.

Choosing your screen size

Smart TVs

What is a smart TV?

Smart TVs can connect to the internet and allow you to stream on demand series and films from a vast range of subscriptions and stations. Smart TVs can also be used for social media, gaming, music and catch up.

To make sure that you have the best viewing experience possible, you will need a fast internet connection. On demand services and subscription services rely on your internet connection, so the stronger your internet the better your experience will be.

What is a smart TV?

Smart TV Apps

Your TV may come with apps already installed but there will be a store where you can download apps such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub or YouTube. It’s always best to double check which TV can access the apps that you want.

Smart TV Apps

Subscription based streaming services

If you already subscribe to a subsciption based streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and Disney+ ensure your new set includes it.

Subscription based streaming services

Smart platforms

Different TV brands use varied smart platforms.
LG TVs have WebOS,
Samsung have Tizen,
Sony have Android TV
Hisense have VIDAA U.

Smart platforms

Smart home technologies

Some TVs have existing smart technologies built in such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Smart home technologies

Screen types & quality

High Definition Ready (HD Ready
and Full HD)

Higher resolution sets that allow for premium viewing experiences and added vibrant colours.

Ultra HD (4k)

Ultra HD (or 4K UHD) has four times the pixels of Full HD, producing a much sharper and clearer picture and giving a more realistic viewing experience.

Ultra HD (8k)

Ultra HD (or 4K UHD) has four times the pixels of 4k, great for large screen viewing with almost no pixelation. Upscales any content to 8k resolution.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the latest in picture quality technology and produces the most vibrant, natural and realistic colours. It offers a wider range of colour and contrast, preserving details in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture.


LED (Light Emitting Diode) is the most common screen type. LED TVs create a bright picture but are less sharp than OLED TVs.


OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs are made up of diodes that create their own light, this makes the picture sharper with more contrast and deeper blacks.

Curved TVs

Curved TVs allow for a more immersive viewing experience. This is due to the curved screen giving a greater field of vision and depth.

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