How large should my TV screen be?
When choosing the size of your new TV screen, you need to think about the room you’re putting it in. For instance, it’s no good having a large screen, say 42 inches and above, in a tiny room. On the flip side, having a small screen measuring 32 inches in a large room won’t help much either – unless you want to get the binoculars out that is...
What technology do I need with my TV?
There's an incredible amount of technology out there to go with your TV. Smart TVs come jam-packed with loads of features. They allow you to access the internet on your TV, so you can enjoy services like Netflix, YouTube and BBC I-player, without subscription.
Manufacturers also produce their own unique technology. Whether it's Sony's image enhancing TRILUMINOS display or Panasonic's Ultra HD TVs, there are loads on offer and it's a good idea to see which selection of technology suits you best.
What's the difference between LED, LCD, OLED and plasma screens?
Each screen type comes with different benefits. Below is a breakdown of what they can do:
LCD - LCD screens tend to be the cheapest of the 4 types. Light is shone through little liquid cells that sit behind the screen. Signals then monitor these cells to produce the image you see before you.
LED - You can see LED as being the successor to LCD. They're pretty much the same, however LED screen use LED lights behind the screen. This means that LED screens are usually slimmer and more energy efficient.
Plasma - Traditionally, plasma TVs were the thing to have for movie and sport lovers alike. The belief is that they expose natural colours, as well as darker colours, better. However, as LED screens become more advanced, the need for plasma is dying out as they're also more costly to run.
OLED - OLED TVs are the newest to hit the market. Unlike LCD and LED TVs they have no backlight. The result? The screens are thinner, while also displaying deeper black levels to make watching TV in a dark room a lot easier. Not to mention they look pretty cool too.