Buying a TV in 2023 - How Different Features Affect The Price

Nowadays there are so many styles of TV from QLED to LCD it's difficult to keep up. In this article, we talk you through the different forms of TV and how they affect the price.

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When it comes to buying a TV, it can feel like a minefield of acronyms and technological nonsense. With HDR this, and OLED that, knowing exactly what you’re looking for has become more and more complicated over the years. While knowing a TV is HD-ready used to be enough to sway you, it’s hard to blame someone for not knowing where to start nowadays. So, we thought we’d put together a handy guide to take the stress out of the experience.

From finding the right screen size and deciding whether you need a Smart TV, to the differences between 1080p and 4K, we’ve got you covered. So, have a read, and get informed! That way you can take to those tech stores without worrying about being buried in an avalanche of complicated tech mumbo jumbo.

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HDRBetter contrasts and colour qualityExpensive, and not all games/movies support it
UHD and 4KHigh-quality image and pixel density, clear crisp viewingAdds to the price, uses more energy
8KUnmatched viewing qualityPractically no movie show or game is in 8K. Incredibly expensive
120hzVery fluid image, great for gamingMore expensive than the usual 60hz TV
60hzCheaper than 120hz, good for movies and TV showsMay not be the best option for hardcore gamers
DLEDCheaper than QLED and OLEDThe viewing angle is not as good as QLED or OLED and can be chunky.
OLEDSlim, better quality than QLED and DLED, premium image qualityMore expensive than DLED or QLED
QLEDBetter than DLED, Great image, cheaper than OLEDMore expensive than DLED and not as good as OLED
Aron Clinch
Home & Garden Editor

I’ve been a regular fixture here at MyVoucherCodes since 2018. Starting as a deal expert, diligently perusing the web for some serious discounts, I’ve since gone on to write heaps of content as the home and garden editor. Sharing what I’ve learned so that you can save yourself a few quid on home essentials, and the odd luxury.

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