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TV buying guide

Here are the top 7 things to think about when you’re looking at buying a new TV.

TV technology is always evolving with new and exciting ways to watch your favourite shows and films. It can be difficult though, keeping track of what the latest innovations are out there. We’ve picked out the best features to help you find a shiny new TV and make your decision as easy as possible.

4K Ultra HD

Every TV screen is made up of millions of little dots, called pixels. The more pixels you have, the more detailed the image on your TV screen. With a 4K UHD TV, you get four times more pixels than on a Full HD screen which results in an incredibly clear picture. New 4K programmes, movies and sport are arriving all the time to Netflix, Amazon Prime, BT Sport, Sky Sports and many more. You’ll never be short of amazing content to enjoy. If you’re looking to future-proof your home, then 4K is the answer and there’s something to suit every budget out there.

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Certified Ultra HD TVs

When buying a TV, you want to make sure you’re getting a great picture quality. There’s a group called DIGITALEUROPE that awards TVs a badge of honour if they reach a certain benchmark. This certification means you’ll enjoy a true Ultra High Definition display. Keep an eye out for these logos on certain TVs. Or if you want to know more, check out our guide on the link below.

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High Dynamic Range (HDR)

TVs that include HDR technology display a wider range of colours with better contrast. This clever use of colour creates a more vivid and lifelike picture, making it perfect for throwing yourself into the heart of those immersive nature documentaries or that edge-of-your-seat sport action. Most HDR TVs also pack in a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The two work together to bring you incredible visuals that'll transform your home viewing.

What is HDR?

Smart TVs

With a Smart TV, you can catch up on the shows you’ve missed with free services like BBC iPlayer and All 4. Or you can enjoy the latest in subscription entertainment with Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. Most new TVs now come with quite a few Smart services straight out of the box. As long as you have a stable connection to the internet, you’ll be able to access a bottomless pit of great content.

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Screen size

There’s a TV size to suit everyone. From smaller TVs that are perfect for the kitchen, to mid-size 32 to 54 inch models that are great for your living room or bedroom. But, you know what they say, bigger is better. And we agree, particularly when it comes to a new TV. If you’re after something truly breath-taking, we’ve got a range of TVs with screens that measure right up to a whopping 82”. Movie nights will never be the same again.

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OLED TVs

OLED technology is all about making the most of light to bring your favourite shows to life with colour and detail. Unlike LED TVs, OLED TVs light up individual pixels behind the screen to create darker blacks and lighter whites. These intelligent models also change colours around 1000 times faster than LEDs, making blurry images a thing of the past – even when the action is full-throttle. Get ready to be blown away by super-smooth visuals and deep contrast.

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Curved TVs

Curved TVs are designed to give you the most immersive viewing experience in the comfort of your own home. By matching the natural curve of your eyes, the edges of the screen are tilted closer to you and because of the unique shape, there’s no loss of detail or colour around the edges. So, you'll be fully wrapped into the action, whatever you're watching. Plus, they look pretty cool, right?

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