Guide to buying a new TV

Buying a new TV is a major investment which comes at a price and is often part of the furniture in your home. Before buying a new TV its a good idea to do your research so that you purchase the right TV for you.

Here are 5 easy steps for finding the right TV for you:

Picking the right size screen

When it comes to picking the right size screen you have to consider a few factors. Will it fit where you want it to? Some people like to have theirs up on the wall or like us have it in the corner of the room. If you have an idea of the size you want its a good idea to measure different areas of the room. You may also want to consider how far away from the TV you will be when choosing the size.


Looking at what you can afford is also a big thing to consider. There is no point in finding the ideal size etc and then realising its way over your budget. It's a great idea to find out the latest  tv deals available so you can save money as well as having a great quality TV at the same time.

Pick the screen technology 

QLED, OLED, LED. It’s an important consideration when purchasing your new TV.  But What's the difference? 

QLED stands for Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode. Which means you get a wide range of true-to-life colours, no matter what conditions you’re viewing the screen in.

OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diodes. Meaning  you get  premium viewing with deeper blacks, more vibrant colours, greater contrast, and improved viewing angles.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes. It works by using a backlight which is shone through an LCD panel to produce the individual pictures. 

Considering the picture quality

Think all 4K Ultra HDs are the same? Nope your wrong. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution that’s four times greater than a Full HD display. This means you get better picture quality with greater detail, this is especially noticeable with larger screens.

Choose A Good TV Service Provider

After going great lengths to find the right TV for your home, it's time to redirect your energy to creating the perfect setup. While you can supplement your home entertainment with online subscriptions to streaming platforms like Prime Video or Netflix, it would be great if you have a channel selection you already enjoy.

Most UK residents opt for free service providers like Freesat or Freeview. However, it would mean getting a satellite dish or TV aerial. Although there might be easy to install options on the market, they tend to receive a weaker signal. If you live in the middle of the city, you can get by with an indoor model, but there are always exceptions. 

For example, Glasgow may be one of the more populated cities in the UK, but it is located on hills. The rise and fall of the land block the signal and gives you shoddy quality despite being near the TV transmitter. If that is the case, then you would need an outdoor aerial installation in Glasgow. Since this is a major undertaking, you might want to reserve a day for having the technicians over. 

Smart TV?

A smart TV connects to the internet via Wi-Fi or Erthernet. Like other smart devices such as your phone this gives you the opportunity to access apps such as catch up and on demand services such as Netflix and BBC IPlayer along with social media and gaming apps.

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