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Introduction - Where do I start?

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     TV Buying Guide   
     Introduction
   1. The HDTV revolution
   2. Which TV technology is right for me
3. Choosing the right screen size
4. What features should I consider
5. TV selection tools
6. Putting it all together
7. Your consumer rights   

 

Where do I start?

So you're ready to get out there and buy a new TV, but as you begin to do a little research, the process quickly becomes confusing. With different screen technologies and new terminology to understand, the choice of TV can seem overwhelming. Where do I start?

If you want to dive straight in and start looking at some TVs, you might like to look at our TV Selector tool. If you want to start from the beginning, read on ...

Our step by step guide provides all of the information you will need to find the type of TV that is right for you. We then give you the tools to discover the highest rated TVs that fall within your budget.

Before we start, and whatever anyone tells you about current TV technology, it is worth bearing in mind one fundamental consideration - picture quality. If you instinctively like what you see in front of you, you are well on the way to finding your ideal TV.

Finally, the one piece of advice that we believe consistently pays dividends is having made a short list of TVs, pay a visit to your local electrical retailer. Take a look at the TVs you have chosen in the flesh. At this point, most people get a feel for the TV that is right for them.

Your roadmap to finding the perfect TV

Our step by step approach to finding your perfect TV is set out in the sections below. If you are starting from scratch, you might like to go through them in the order they appear below; alternately you can simply dip into the guide at any point.

1. The HDTV revolution

The HDTV (High Definition TV) revolution is well under way, but what is it? and what are the implications for my TV buying decision?

2. Which TV technology is right for me

At this stage we are not going to try and turn you into an expert but expand a little on the fundamental technologies available such as LCD, LED, Plasma and 3D

3. Choosing the right screen size

Often overlooked when the excitement of buying a new TV takes hold. Make sure that the screen you are buying fits your preferred viewing position and room size

4. What features should I consider

There are a number of basic features that you should consider along with those nice to have extras such as internet connectivity

5. TV selection tools

You've done the hard work, now you can have some fun with our selector tool. Indicate what type of TV you would like and the price you are prepared to pay and we will generate a list of the best TV that match your criteria

6. Putting it all together

You've gone through the guides and narrowed down your choice. You are ready to visit your local electrical retailer and look at your short list - here are a few tips

7. Your consumer rights

None of us want to think about something going wrong. If you are unhappy with your new TV, here's what you need to know

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