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The Essential TV Buying Guide for

The Essential TV Buying Guide for


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The humble television is the ultimate home comfort. For years we have relished the thought of coming home and sitting down in the living room or relaxing in our bedrooms and enjoying one of our favourite TV shows. When it comes to buying a television, it can be difficult to decide what TV is right for you, after all, there are so many makes and models to choose from. Gone are the days where TVs were a similar size and did the same things, in the modern day, very few TVs are built the same, and now they come in all designs and sizes. Below, we are going to help you to make buying that new television super easy, with a handy buying guide that will discuss the essentials that all good TVs should have, the must-have accessories, and we will answer that all-important question; does size matter?

The Essentials

When it comes to buying a television, there are a couple of things that you should be looking out for. Here are three important features that every modern TV should have:

Smart Connectivity: Some televisions come withsmart functionality (or web-enabled capabilities), which allow users to stream content online directly through the television without having to hook up another device like an Apple TV. However, most televisions should at least have some form of smart functionality and allow you to change between regular television and the likes of Netflix/YouTube/Now TV.

Quality Resolution: The screen’s resolution is measured in pixels (e.g., 1080p or 4K) and determines how clear an image will appear on the TV when watching movies, playing games, or even looking at photos from your phone. A higher number will result in crisper images and allow for more detailed gameplay when using consoles like Xbox One S/ PS5 and Nintendo Switch. So if you are a gamer or want to get the absolute most out of your console, then a TV with a higher resolution output will be the best choice. Just remember that it will likely come at a cost.

Refresh Rate: The refresh rate is the number of times per second that your TV can take an image, process it and put it on display. Most TVs today come with a 60Hz (60 images per second), which means you’ll see 60 individual images every single second. That’s good enough for movies and most games but may result in undesirable side effects for fast-moving objects on the screen. If you are looking for a television with an optimal refresh rate, consider a 120Hz or a 240Hz TV.

Does Size Matter?

This will sound like a bit of a cop-out, but the answer is that it depends. Primarily, it depends on space. If you have a small living room or bedroom, then you are probably not going to want to fill it completely with a 72-inch television. In that instance, size matters because you are looking for something a little smaller and more scaled back.

However, if you are looking to add a television to a larger room, then the size will likely be no issue, and then it is all about what you are willing to pay. The size of the TV does also not indicate the quality of the TV. In fact, many of the best televisions that we stock in store are between 32- 55 inches. You don’t need always need to be spending the big bucks to get the best quality.

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Accessories

What good is it buying a brand-new television if you are not going to add a little something special to it? Both in-store and online, we have a large range of television accessories that are inexpensive and indispensable. Here are some of our favourites:

TV Wall Brackets/Mounts: The perfect way to streamline your viewing experience and your homes look. A quality wall mount is easy to install, easy to attach a new TV to, and will make your viewing experience far easier along with freeing up floor space. It is the perfect solution to awkward TV stands.

Voice Remote Control: We don’t know about you, but as soon as we hear that something is ‘voice controlled’ we can’t wait to get out hands on it. It is no different here. We stock a stylish and modern Sky Q voice controlled remote in-store that will help you to locate your favourite shows, games, or movies. All you have to do is press and hold the button on the side and speak to it.

Sky Q Voice Remote Control - Black | SKY135

Sky Q Voice Remote Control - Black | SKY135

€44.99

The stylish Sky Q voice remote works with all Sky Q boxes. Using voice control, find what you want to watch. To locate your favorite shows, simply press and hold the voice button on the side of the remote, or… read more

Our Collection

If you are looking for a large selection of TVs that tick all of the boxes that you need, then you are in luck, because here at DID, we have a large selection of televisions that are full of exciting features. From Lifestyle TVs to 40-inch TVs, to 60-inch behemoths, we have a massive range at a host of price points, so there is truly something here for everyone.

Want to hear something even better? We have partnered with Humm Finance and now you can buy now and pay later using their incredible payment plan. All you need to do is qualify and you could be enjoying your new television in as little as 60-minutes. What more could you want? 

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