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Louise is a TV buyer here at Littlewoods. She has years of
experience in the industry and works on finding the best
TVs out in the market. She has reviewed her favourite
TVs at the moment and explained why she loves them!
4K - 4K Ultra HD, sometimes known as UHD takes television to a
whole new level. The exceptional detail is created using 8.3 million
pixels while a full HD TV uses only 2 million. You can be sure that
every image on a 4K TV is 4 times more detailed offering more
depth, clarity and colour. Learn more about 4K...
Curved Screen - Curved screens improve immersion. By curving
the image the world you're watching seems to wrap around you
entertaining your peripheral vision. The screen is proven to make
extensive marathon viewing sessions easier on the eye.
Certified UHD - Not all 4K UHD TVs provide the same viewing
experience. Certified UHD means a TV must meet the full
requirements set by Digital Europe to ensure for true
UHD 4K colour and clarity. What is Digital Europe?
Some TVs can upscale your everyday
viewing, an upscaling engine can boost
standard HD content to near 4K quality.
Learn more about 4K
4K Ultra HD TVs can boost your standard and Full HD content so it is near 4K quality so you can get the most out of your favourite shows.
There are many benefits to having a 4K TV. The stand out feature is the amazing resolution and many have High Dynamic Range (HDR). They give you a greater colour palette with more subtle graduation, more depth and more detail. This helps your viewing experience be better than ever before. The superior resolution means you can increase the screen without a reduction in quality.
What is Digital Europe?
Digital Europe represents the digital technology industry in Europe to help consumers understand the difference in classification of resolution. The logo represents that the TV meets the required number of coloured pixels to be classed 4K UHD so that it provides true colour, depth and clarity expected from a 4K UHD TV.
It's all about entertaining and this is the perfect smart TV for
Saturday family parties or your Sunday Movies night get together.
Switch Design - The switch design pedestals mean you can customise
the arrangement of your TV’s feet to suit your home and
preferences. The feet can be set at the edges of the TV, or moved to
the centre if you want to keep it on a smaller cabinet.
Smart TV - Freeview Play - This is a really easy to use catch up service
that includes BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 & now UKTV Play
so you can watch all of your favourite shows at a time to suit you. The
built in WiFi also allows you to connect you TV to your broadband easily.
Netflix - You can easily access Netflix via a button on your remote control
so you can catch up on a choice of movies, box sets and documentaries
(small monthly subscription required).
This is a TV for people who really care about what they watch. The
4K pro DX750 enables you to watch films in the highest picture quality.
The LG OLED B6V is the latest in TV technology, that's why
it's my top pick to make sure your viewing experience is the
best it can be.
OLED - Organic self-emitting pixels deliver picture reproduction of
unprecedented contrast, colour and clarity - but due to their unique
nature the design is revolutionary, elegant and incredibly thin.
HDR - High Definition Range means colours and contrasts are enhanced,
so you can view shows in the most true to life colours. LG has teamed up
with Dolby Vision to deliver the complete HDR experience.
Sound and Interface - Audio engineered by experts Harman/Karon and
an award winning Smart TV interface completes the package.
Check out our Jargon Buster to explain everything you need to know.
Discover the latest technology with OLED providing
amazing picture quality and easy to use interface.
Standard Definition – This is the 500 line TV that we all grew up with. More & more TV is now transmitted in HD (generally below 720 lines).
High Definition (720lines to 1080) is how the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 etc. broadcast many of their channels, so you need an HD TV to benefit. HD TVs also give better sound. Full HD is found on TVs bigger than 32” - as you can really appreciate the benefit. 32” TVs or smaller tend to be “HD Ready” with 720 lines.
UHD 4K / ULTRA HD
4x the size of HD
You can also get UHD HDR 4K - which means its loads better in terms of colour and contrast too, but of course more expensive.
Additional TV Jargon
High Dynamic Range - This has a wider colour palette than non HDR. This means that there are more subtle colour gradations, which means pictures look more real. They also really bring out detail in dark or bright scenes - If you can afford a TV with it, definitely worth investing in.
UHD, UltraHD, UHDTV
All the same thing, usually meaning a 4K TV. It also means 8K, but not that many TVs are 8K yet. And they’ll probably come up with another crazy idea for a name by then.
Ultra HD Premium Certified
Sets out a premium standard of UHD that TVs have to meet to get this quality stamp.
A process used to create a TV image. Using Nano Crystals to get a better picture. Let’s just leave it at that!
LG specific term
Samsung specific term. It means Its Ultra HD and uses Quantum Dots.
Panasonic specific term for an enhanced 4K experience.
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