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Top 5 features for watching sport on TV

Find out how to get the most out of watching sport on your TV with our top 5 list of features you need.

It doesn’t matter if it’s football, Formula 1 or fishing – we know how important it is to immerse yourself in your chosen sport when you’re tuning in on TV. We’ve rounded up the top 5 features you need to look out for to get the most out of the experience. From the latest picture technology to the biggest screens and those action-packed channels.

Beautiful game, big screen

The big games deserve a big screen. With a larger TV, you’re giving yourself a wider view and more room for all of that incredible detail that will make you feel like you’re pitch side. In our guide to finding the right size screen for your living room, we recommend that a minimum 50” TV should do the trick for most spaces. But bigger is always better, so why not go as big as you think your home can handle and throw yourself into the heart of the action?

Top big screen TVs

Picture perfect

For your TV to handle the fast and frenetic pace of your favourite sports, picture quality is key. OLED technology guarantees super smooth motion, even when the action is at full-throttle. By lighting individual pixels and changing colours around 1000x quicker than LED models, blurry images are a thing of the past with OLED TVs.


Game on

Freeview Play gives you access to over 70 free TV channels, 15 in stunning HD and the ability to pause, record and rewind the action. It’s almost impossible to miss a kick, serve or shot! On top of that, you can scroll back through the previous 7 days of programming and access a range of on demand services – just in case you want to relive your team’s moment of glory.

Freeview Play TVs

Sports mode

Some TVs come equipped with a pre-set sports picture mode. It enhances the picture settings by automatically tweaking the contrast and brightness to ensure that the colours and tones are as realistic as they can be. You’ll notice a difference in the sound too as the levels are adjusted to make it feel like you’re in the stadium. You can find out all the different picture modes your chosen TV has got within the ‘Screen Technology’ tab under the product specifications on all our product pages.

TVs with sport mode

Party atmosphere

Sport isn’t just about what you see – for the full atmosphere, you need some stadium-worthy sound too. Make your experience more immersive with a soundbar. These clever bits of kit have a number of side-by-side speakers inside that help to create optimal stereo sound. Plus, a sleek design and a simple set-up makes them a fuss-free addition to your entertainment at home.

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