TV buying guide
No modern living room is complete without a TV. It is crazy to think that just 50-60 years ago, if you were to say that the television would evolve so greatly and become such a staple in the modern home, you would probably have been laughed at, but in today’s world, the TV is essential. Here at DID, we have a massive collection of televisions, from OLED to Smart TVs, to 8k and Ambilight TVs; your possibilities are endless.
In this TV buying guide, we look to take a look at some of the upgrades, features, and accessories that you should be considering when you are looking to buy a new television. Good quality does not come cheap, and we understand this, so we offer a range of great products at affordable prices. Similarly, if you see a TV you like and want to waste no time in acquiring it, consider our Humm Finance option, where you can get a quote, buy now, and pay later. What more could you want?
Anyway, let’s dive into the 4 things that you should consider if you are looking to take the next step and upgrade your television viewing experience.
First things first, if you want to upgrade your viewing experience in any way at all, then the first thing you should do is improve picture quality. This is especially true if you currently have a standard-definition television. The move from standard definition to HD is life-changing, and once you make that move, you won’t look back.
4k TVs offer stunning picture quality, and for most homes, 4k is just enough. In saying that, you can always go one step further and decide on an 8k TV. These will be more expensive because they are ultra-high-quality, but you really do get what you pay for.
Are you tired of the same TV programmes taking up your precious screen time? Then perhaps you can upgrade your television to one of the many Smart TVs we stock in-store and online. So why choose a smart TV? Well, it’s simple, smart TVs give you more autonomy over the programs that you get to enjoy.
Many smart televisions have built-in-app shortcuts to your favourite streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and YouTube, and you can even stick on your favourite tunes with Spotify too. You have full control which makes a smart TV a good option to consider, especially considering that many smart TVs won’t set you back thousands of Euros.
Good picture quality and good sound go hand-in-hand. Maybe you already have a good television and want to find a new way to improve your viewing experience. Well, having a high-quality sound system or soundbar can come in handy. Yeah, the built-in speakers on the television are great, but when you compare it to the sound quality on a Sony Dolby Digital Bluetooth Soundbar or a Sonos Beam for example, then you won’t look at your television the same way again. Invest in good quality sound, and your viewing experience will improve dramatically.
Sometimes, something simple can work the best. Perhaps you have a great television and a high-quality sound system ready to rock, but you aren't sure how to display it. Then you are probably not getting the best experience possible. Wall-mounted televisions are less likely to fall and are ergonomically friendly for those watching. They are also a cheap and cheerful way of improving your viewing experience and giving your room a more modern feel. Plus they save you space, what more could you need?
If you hope to upgrade your TV viewing experience but don’t know where to start, do not hesitate to contact your local store, where one of our team would be happy to help you. Alternatively, call our online sales team, who will gladly assist over the phone! Delivery is quick and efficient if you order online, or you can avail of the click and collect service we provide across our 23 stores nationwide, so you are never too far away from landing that brand new television or television accessory.
What is the difference between 4k and HD?
While HD content is 1920 x 1080 pixels in size, 4K delivers four times as many pixels at 3840 x 2160. Four times the pixels means four times the screen real estate, so the first big benefit of a 4K over a true HD display is space.
What is a Smart TV?
A Smart TV is a television with built-in technology to help maximise your viewing experience. They have a range of built-in applications that will let you stream the likes of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, or Spotify at the touch of a button.
How do I mount my TV to my wall?
Typically you will attach your cables to your television, so your HDMI and power lead etc, and with someone to help you, lift the TV into place, using an Allen key to secure the brackets. It seems complex, but the process is actually quite straightforward.