Televisions Buying Guide

As technology advances at breakneck speeds, buying a new television set seems to get more and more complicated. Familiarized yourself now before going to appliance store to buy your newest TV set.


About purchasing a TV

Purchasing a TV

Whilst many constraints are likely to be budgetary, there are still a number of other practical considerations to bear in mind when purchasing a TV:

  • How big is your living or media room? In general terms, the larger the TV the further away a user has to sit from the screen to enjoy optimal picture.
  • Are you a cinephile, obsessive about your favourite show or a sports fan? If TV plays a big part in how you unwind, you might want to consider the latest, high-spec TVs.
  • How do you use your TV? If you use your TV to review photography or design work, for example, you might want to consider high resolution 4K UHD TVs.
  • Do you stream movies or connect via apps like Skype? Smart TVs provide access to a variety of online content. Not all Smart TVs offer the same online services, however, so check to see if the ones you use are available.
  • Do you have, or are you prepared to invest in, the accompanying audio equipment that will maximise the potential of a high-end TV?
  • Do you use your TV for gaming? If so, you may want to consider a TV with high resolution and powerful processors to ensure you enjoy the best gaming experience.

Television Types

Curved TVs

Curved TVs

Curved TVs are intended to deliver a more engaging and immersive viewing experience than standard flat panel televisions. Striking and functional, curved TVs represent the latest in televisual technology.

  • By shortening the distance between the viewer and the edges of the screen, curved TVs create a wider field of view and a more natural viewing angle.
  • The concave shape of curved TVs minimises external light reflections so you can enjoy your favourite media without distraction.
  • Most curved TVs boast high-end features such as Smart functions, 4K UHD resolution and depth enhancers that adjust the screen’s contrast for a superior picture.


Ultra HD TV

Ultra HD TV

4K UHD TVs deliver picture resolution four times greater than that of Full HD TVs. Alongside lifelike picture quality and vibrant colour reproduction, most UHD TVs also boast a number of Smart features and high connectivity.

  • UHD resolution, 3840×2160, produces stunning detail, clarity and texture so you will see more of your favourite media than ever before.
  • 4K upscaling technology means that normal broadcast television and media playback from standard definition sources like DVDs appear on screen with greater depth and clarity.


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