This handy guide to buying a new TV will be a great help if you are looking into getting a new TV. Whether it's a new TV for your living room or for the kids bedroom this guide is written to give you information that you may not have considered.

It can actually be pretty overwhelming purchasing a new TV these days as there's a huge selection of different technologies, features and functionality to get your head around, not to mention a whole lot of acronyms to understand too. This post should make it more easier for you.

Picking the right screen technology 

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

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. 

LED TVs tend to be in general what most households have unless you have a really healthy budget.

Consider the picture quality

The resolution of a TV describes the number of pixels that make up the picture on a display 

So the higher the resolution the better picture quality you  get with greater detail, this is especially noticeable with larger screens. In general it's best to get a TV with no lower than 4k resolution.

Picking the right size screen

When it comes to picking the right size screen you have to consider a few factors. The main thing being will it fit where you want it to? Some people like to have their TVs 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 sitting when choosing the size.

Smart TVs

Most TVs these days are smart tvs with built in WiFi for connecting Internet-based services like Netflix, downloading on-demand movies, playing games or even posting to Facebook.  


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. Definitely shop around and look into what you should be expecting to pay in advance.

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