NOT SURE WHAT TV TO BUY?
LED (light-emitting diode) TVs are the most popular TV type on the market, delivering excellent overall picture quality. LED TVs are a great choice for all lighting conditions, especially well-lit rooms.
LCD (liquid-crystal display) TVs offer quality HD performance, often at very affordable prices. LCD TVs produce bright colors and perform best in well-lit rooms. Almost all LCD TVs are backlit by CCFLs.
Plasma display panels (PDPs) deliver superb picture quality with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks. Plasmas are exceptional at displaying fast-moving action with minimal blurring. They offer wider view angles.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs offer an extremely high degree of color accuracy, great contrast, wide viewing angles and a picture that is virtually blur-free. OLED allows the amazing thin screens.
Allows you to watch Blu-ray movies, Full HD content and all TV programming at their highest level of detail. Also known as 4K, UHD or Ultra HD, 4K Ultra HD TVs offer the newest and best resolution available.
A smart TV, sometimes referred to as connected TV or hybrid TV, is a tv set or set-top box with integrated Internet and interactive "Web 2.0" features. Smart TV technology is opening up the new possibilities.
TV BUYING GUIDE - GUIDE TO CHOOSE RIGHT TV !
Finding the perfect TV is about bringing your home entertainment vision to life. We think the search should be an enjoyable one, not a struggle with technical details. So start your journey right with our overview of the main TV features to consider. Our buying guide can help you choose a TV with the best screen size and resolution to suit your home. Learn from our experts whether just a LED TV, a 3D TV or Smart TV is right for you, and which TV technologies are the most energy-efficient. Find out which connections your home theatre equipment will need, and discover how to save time and effort setting up your new TV.
Which TV size is best? : How big is the room where your TV will go? You'll want to choose a screen that's large enough to provide a great picture, without overwhelming your room. The ideal TV viewing distance is approximately 2.5 x the TV's screen size. So for a 50" TV screen, you'll want to sit about 125" from the TV (a bit over 10 feet, or around 3 metres).
TV Refresh Rate? : 240Hz, 120Hz or 60Hz — what do these numbers mean for picture quality and performance in LED and LCD TVs? A TV with a 240Hz (hertz) refresh rate will completely rebuild its picture 240 times in one second. Why is this important? Because the more frequently the screen is refreshed, the smoother the images will appear to the viewer. With some 60Hz TVs, viewers may notice a slight motion blur during fast-action scenes. For 120Hz TVs, those scenes should have very minimal blur, and at 240Hz, they should appear crisp and smooth. Keep in mind that refresh rate isn't the only thing that determines how a TV handles fast motion. Many TV manufacturers also include their own technology to help create a smooth picture (you can read more in our specific product detail pages)..
About Resolution? : 720p (HD TV) Offering a picture resolution of up to 720p, HD TVs provide enough detail to enjoy digital TV channels, DVDs and old VHS tapes, though Blu-rays won't appear in their highest possible quality. 1080p (Full HD) Allows you to watch Blu-ray movies, Full HD content and all TV programming at their highest level of detail. 1080p is by far the most common HDTV resolution available. 2160p (4K Ultra HD) They deliver up to four times the resolution of 1080p TVs and produce stunningly clear, detailed images. This level of resolution lets you sit quite close to the screen for a fully immersive experience.
GUIDE TO KEY TV FEATURES: Curved TV Curved screens give your living room a striking appearance, and they can help give your entertainment a more immersive feel (though not everyone agrees on this point). Flat TV Flat screens are what we're all used to using these days. If bigger is better for your home, then Flat is the way to go. You can usually buy a bigger and smarter Flat screen TV for much cheaper than a Curved TV.
CONNECTIONS (INPUTS/OUTPUTS) : When buying a TV, think about what other devices you plan to use alongside it, such as Blu-ray players, PVRs or game consoles. Make sure your new TV has all the right connections available for these accessories. These days HDMI is the standard connection for most consumer electronics, as it carries High-Definition media without loss of quality. So if you have 3 HD devices at home, such as a PlayStation, Xbox and Pay TV service, then you will want to buy a TV with at least 3 HDMI inputs. If you want to connect older VHS or DVD players, you will need a TV that includes a composite input. If you want to use a Sound Bar or Home Theatre system, you will want to connect these via HDMI ARC or Digital Optical Audio Connection. Most TVs these days have a Digital Optical Audio Connection, but only the mid to high-end TVs have the HDMI CEC connection. USB playback is available on many new TVs, though it's worth double-checking that the files you want to play are compatible with the TV you're purchasing.
EFFICIENCY (POWER CONSUMPTION)? The majority of new TVs use energy-efficient LED technology, which uses much less power than the older plasmas. The newer OLED TVs use even less energy, though they tend to have higher initial purchase prices at present (though this may change over time).