Treating yourself to a new TV? Or maybe you’re long overdue an upgrade? Whatever your reasons, there’s a lot of new tech and features you’ll need to wrap your head around, and our handy buying guide will help you do just that.
Whether you’re rocking an enormous 75-inch OLED home cinema or something smaller for the bedroom, it’s important to know how much energy your TV uses while you watch the latest shows and films. Thankfully, modern TVs are built with efficiency in mind, so you can still enjoy brilliant picture tech on large screens without being stung on your energy bills. You can easily see the energy rating for our entire range on our product pages.
In the unlikely event your TV needs a quick fix or goes completely caput, you want the peace of mind of knowing that snazzy new telly is covered. These models feature a host of long-lasting warranty options, ranging from 1-5 years – some even let you extend it to 10. That means you can rest assured you won’t be without your very own silver screen for long. You’ll find the relevant info on the specification section of our product pages.
Big or small, TV tech can vary dramatically. Whether it’s edge-lit LEDs, lifelike MiniLEDs, crystal-clear Quantum Dot panels, or even state-of-the-art laser TVs, our wide range covers just about every jaw-dropping display you could ever want. And don’t worry – we explain exactly how they all work on our product pages.
With all the fiery thrillers and sci-fi flicks headed our way, you want your favourite films to look their best. Our stunning models include a host of different resolutions, ranging from crisp, Full HD displays for dazzling detail, lifelike Ultra HD screens with 4x the pixels of HD tellies, all the way up to staggering, true-to-life 8K visuals for a true cinema experience.
As the hub of the home, your TV needs to be the ultimate entertainment system. That means it’s got to be equipped with all the necessary ports and connections for you to hook up your blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and surround sound setups. Some models even have Bluetooth and WiFi, so you can control everything from your phone or a smart speaker - just ask Alexa or Google Home.
When you’re chasing the ultimate home cinema experience, you’ll need to pick the right model for the space you have. Depending on where you want to put it, bigger might not always be better. If you're not sure what size you want your screen to be, we have a little tip that might help. For example, if your sofa is around 8 feet away, you’re going to want to look at 50-inch screens – any further and you’ll want to size up accordingly. Take a look at our wide range of TVs to find the perfect screen size for you.
It’s no good grabbing a gargantuan gogglebox if you’ve not got enough space for it. Fortunately, our handy TV measurement guide has all the info you need to find the perfect screen size for whichever room you’re buying it for. The exact dimensions of each TV can also be found on the specification section of our product pages, so grab your tape measure and see what size silver screen best suits you.
With a whole host of awesome tech to make pictures pop, these TVs are the perfect pick for all sorts of entertainment. Turn on the latest blockbuster and put yourself in the director's chair, level up your gaming experience and smash some high scores, or catch up with a well-deserved boxset binge. Whatever takes your fancy, these models offer the best in immersion.
While smart TVs offer crisp visuals and jaw-dropping colours, they’re not always suited for highspeed gaming. Packed with clever processing tech for the very best in image quality, they can sometimes lag a bit – not ideal during the last moments of a tense championship race. Models with Game Mode are brimming with handy features to combat this, with features specifically designed to speed things up by improving refresh rates, reducing image blur, and optimising picture settings.
Hearing is believing with these TVs. They got loads of amazing tech built in that’ll do a whole lot more than just play audio. These models take soaring movie scores to new heights, put you in the middle of the action with 3D surround sound, and even add an extra layer of crunchy bass you can really feel. Tasty.
Whatever your setup, TVs are as much a piece of furniture as your favourite chair. When not in use, these models let you transform a dull blank screen into something beautiful. Whether it’s your favourite piece of art or a pic of your furry friend, TVs with Gallery Mode add a touch of style to your living room.
With a whole host of awesome tech to make pictures pop, these TVs are the perfect pick for all sorts of entertainment. Turn on the latest blockbuster and put yourself in the director's chair, level up your gaming experience and smash some high scores, or catch up with a well-deserved boxset binge. Whatever takes your faA smart-connected TV is a great way to level up home entertainment for the whole family. They’re packed with features that’ll make the day-to-day that little bit easier. From voice control to instant access to a whole host of apps, you’re sure to find something you love. There’ll be no looking back.ncy, these models offer the best in immersion.
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A smart TV can connect to the internet via an app without needing a set-top box or streaming device, meaning you can stream directly from your all favourite catch-up and streaming apps. They also allow you to play music and videos, browse the internet, and view photos. Some even have voice control! Let the binge-watching commence.
OLED and QLED both deliver incredible picture quality, but they do it in different ways. OLED pixels are self-lit – that means the screen can actually go pitch-black in places. The result? Amazing contrast that makes the picture pop, and light only appearing where it should.
QLED TVs work by having LED lights projected onto a sheet of quantum dots. This means the picture is incredibly bright and has shades of colour that can still be seen in a bright room.
Android TV is the platform that runs your smart apps. Different brands use different versions – just like how some phones use Apple iOS and others use Android or Microsoft. Android TVs give you access to all kinds of social and streaming apps, like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and TikTok. And it organises them all for you in its hub, so you can find everything easily.
Ultra HD or UHD is another way of saying 4K Ultra HD. All TVs that are 4K are 4K Ultra HD – some manufacturers just shorten it to keep it simple. This screen resolution is four times more detailed than Full HD, so the stuff you watch will look so much clearer.
HLG is a type of HDR that works for live TV. This kind of tech makes colour vivid and true-to-life, so it’s ideal if you love sports and want that real feeling from the comfort of your couch.
Most TVs come with an LED screen. All this means is that the TV uses LED lights to create all the colours in your films and shows.
HD Ready is a 720p resolution. This is one step above standard definition and is great for taking advantage of any HD channels on your TV. But, it’s not quite as good as Full HD.
This all depends on what you’re going to be using it for, and what screen size you’d like. Check out our TV buying guide – this will point you in the right direction.
HDMI 2.1 is the physical connector that links devices together. It can support resolutions up to 10K and refresh rates of 120Hz (at 4K) - this means the picture will be silky smooth. Because of this, it’s a great choice for serious gamers and big movie buffs.
Samsung created a picture quality index (or PQI) to measure the quality between their ranges. This scoring system takes into account resolution, colour, brightness and contrast, motion and noise reduction. The higher the number, the more realistic the picture will look.
Short for Picture Mastering Index, PMI is a picture quality rating that LG give to their TVs. It assesses clarity, colour rendering and contrast, and is out of 2300 PMI.
The price of an Apple TV box depends on its storage and resolution. If it’s HD and has 32GB, then you can pick one up for £139. As for super crisp 4K resolution, then it starts at around £165 for 32GB and goes up to £189 if you get 64GB of storage. Check out the most up-to-date prices here.
An Ultra LED (or ULED) screen is Hisense’s step up from a regular LED display. These screens are really detailed and can create accurate colours, as well as light and shadows. So your sports and movies will look amazing.
A great feature to look out for is smart. This gives you access to all kinds of streaming and catch-up apps. If you love sports or games, multi view will be your best friend. This lets you put your phone screen next to the action, so you can check your Twitter feed while keeping an eye on the ball, or play a YouTube tutorial to get through a tricky level in your game. And if you just like things that make life easier, go for a TV with voice control.
Any smart TV gives you loads of catch-up and streaming apps, but some have better picture quality, or faster menus. A bunch of our most popular brands are Samsung, LG, Philips, Sony and Hisense.
Local dimming allows LEDs in the screen to dim. This creates contrast and shadows in darker scenes.
Hz is used to measure a TV’s refresh rate (how quickly it can display a new image). The higher the number, the faster the refresh rate, meaning a smoother picture with less lag.
The minimum internet speed you need is 25Mbps, but we recommend higher to all cover bases and to futureproof your system.