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How to choose your TV? - Purchase guide

Buying a TV looks very simple but it can also be very complicated!

The purpose of this article is to give you a couple of tips on what to look for on TV datasheets and how to choose the TV that best suits your needs.

It's quite simple for you, it will simply depend on the space available on your TV stand or in your living room if you hang it on the wall... And here, one of the pieces of advice we can give you is that if you hesitate between two diagonal sizes, it's better to opt for the larger one straight away, because it's one of the regrets that comes up most often, to have had the choice between two sizes of TV and to have opted for the smaller one when the larger one would have fit perfectly in the living room or on the cabinet TV

And the fact is that it's very easy to get used to large sizes and in fact once you've gone through or seen the image projected on a large scale, it's hard to go back.

What you should also look at is the stand. With some manufacturers, it can be reversed to return to the centre of the television and thus take up less space on the cabinet, and this is something you need to bear in mind because for the same model from the same manufacturer, there can be two different stands and this data can vary the price.

The diagonal also applies to the definition of the TV. It is obvious that if you are planning to buy an 8K television set, there is little point in going for a small size, simply because the difference between 4K and 8K is only visible beyond 65 inches. If you are buying a 4K TV for conventional use, we would advise you to go for at least 55 inches.

L'oled offers better contrast and viewing angles, deeper blacks but is more expensive.

For its part, the led or lcd offers a higher type of brightness and above all more attractive prices.

There's nothing more important than looking at the individual tests... That's what we do for you, to see if each TV set meets your expectations.

In any other case, there are three parameters to consider: brightness, contrast, and HDR.

For brightness and contrast, it's not complicated, you simply go for the highest values. For HDR, it's a bit different, you first have to check that your TV is compatible with as many HDR standards as possible. We have HLG, HDR, HDR-10+, and Dolby Vision.

Finally, a last point to check is the backlighting and there are several types of lighting currently available on the market. We have the lighting led Edge lighting, which is lighting on the sides of the TV and does not necessarily offer the most accurate results, and Full ledwhich illuminates the entire panel. In this last case, there is a small piece of data to look at when buying a television set, it is the number of zones that are concerned. Very few manufacturers provide this kind of information, and this is why laboratory tests are much more relevant than raw product sheets...

Connectivity is not as important as it used to be. Here, to put it simply, you have HDMI and you only need to count the number of HDMI ports on the back of your TV to know if it meets your needs. In fact, on the latest high-end TVs, there's also a small point to consider, which is the HDMI standard. The latest standard is HDMI 2.1, which offers a number of benefits and is currently only available on high-end TVs. But if you've decided to invest over £2,000 in a TV this year, then make sure it has the latest HDMI 2.1 technology.

The operating system is also an important part of the TV as it is the part you will come across every time you turn it on, and here there is a choice of Android TVTizen at Samsung, or Web-OS at LG.

To cut a long story short, for the last two years, they've all been pretty much on the same level. If you want to use as many applications as possible, it's Android TV which is the preferred choice, as you will simply have access to the Android application shop. But for the rest, just make sure that your most useful apps like Netflix, Molotov, or Disney + are available on your TV...

The main advantage of 8K televisions, currently and for several years to come, is the "UPSCALING", the possibility in fact of scaling 4K content and making it a little better. In reality, the performance is pretty decent on this upscaling but it doesn't necessarily merit such an investment for 8K right now.

There was some content available on YouTube or on the explorers, the channel available on Samsung TVs, but is it worth spending several thousand euros for a TV that will offer barely a few hours of animal documentaries in 8k, not so sure...

There are actually two times when it's worth taking a closer look at TV offers... Firstly, there are the promotional days like black friday and cyber monday, and all the other promotional periods, but there's also the approach of major sporting events like the world cup, the Olympic games, with very interesting prices on certain products only!

The last piece of advice that we will give you, in addition to this rather basic advice, is to also look at the reference year of the television set. We realise that last year's models, which are not so different from a technological point of view, because the TV The prices of these TVs do not change much from one year to the next, and during these sales and promotional periods, their prices drop even more than those of Premium or very recent TVs!

We therefore advise you to turn to these TV sets!

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