Screen Size - all you need to know
Screen Quality - all you need to know
A 4K Ultra HD screen has 8 million pixels - 6 million more than full HD. This higher resolution vastly enhances brightness, colour, clarity and image sharpness.
Certified Ultra HD
TVs with the Certified Ultra HD or 4K HDR Ultra HD logos offer the 'true' Ultra HD experience. Certified Ultra HD is the logo used by Digital Europe, representatives of the digital technology industry in Europe, to guarantee that a TV has genuine 4K quality.
High Dynamic Range
Also known as HDR, High Dynamic Range combines enhanced brightness and enhanced colours to create an incredibly vivid and vibrant picture. With a higher pixel count and higher pixel quality, HDR lets images appear realistic and lifelike, and will particularly improve a gaming experience.
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Make the most of your favourite sports
Make the most of your favourite sport and maximise gaming experience by looking out for the features below that increase the speed of colour and movement changes on-screen.
This is how fast your TV processes changes on screen. The motion rate, or refresh rate, is measured in hertz (hz) and the faster the motion rate, the smoother and more detailed movement will be.
This is the speed in which a TV's pixels can change colour. The faster a TV can do this, the clearer movement and change is on screen and the less blur you will see.
Screen Types - all you need to know
LED (light emitting diode) is the most commonly used TV screen on the market. It uses LED lights across the back, or edges of a TV to light the screen.
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OLED is a TV technology used by LG and instead of using a backlight, the screen pixels create their own light. This controls light levels better than other screens and offers deep colours, smooth visuals and a more vibrant picture.
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Curved TVs offer an immersive display if you are sitting close, as well as greater field of view and more sense of depth.
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Smart TVs - all you need to know
How it works
With a smart TV, you'll get a range of apps and features that let you watch TV on demand. Simply connect your TV to your Wi-Fi and you'll be able to start streaming. Some services will be free, like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and All 4, while others like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, require a subscription. Some smart TVs may be able to use social and video apps like Facebook and Youtube.
Smart phone compatibility
Some smart TVs let you connect your TV to your phone. This lets you use your phone as a remote, or view content from your phone on your TV, such as holiday snaps or videos. Android smartphones work using the Miracast service, and Apple TV has a similar feature for iPhones.
Smart sticks and smart boxes
A smart stick or smart box can make a standard TV smart, and even add extra functionality to a smart TV. These devices plug into your TV through the HDMI port and contain an array of apps and features. You can also stream in 4K on selected models.
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Freeview Play is the latest offering from Freeview and gives you access to 70 regular and 15 HD channels, as well as on demand content, all for free. If your TV has Freeview Play, all you need is a tuned TV, with a working aerial, and a working internet connection.
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Most sound bars consist of a bar and sub woofer, which go under the TV and can be wall mounted.Shop Sound Bars
Home Cinema Systems
Enjoy the full, real surround sound experience in your home. Usually with around 6 speakers, and a sub woofer, they allow for the most immersive sound experience.Shop Home Cinema Systems
HDMI and USB
HDMI is the most common port needed for games consoles, DVD, Blu Ray players, while USB is mostly used to connect smartphones.Shop TV Cables
If you're going to wall mount your TV yourself, you'll need to choose wall brackets that fit your model.Shop Wall Brackets
Display your TV with a stand that complements your room.Shop TV stands