How to choose the right TV

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19 Jul • 5 min read

We place so much emphasis on which is the right box to go for, that we sometimes forget to consider which telly is the best match. Of course, when it comes to boxes, we think the choice is relatively straightforward. However, the same can’t be said for choosing a TV as the possibilities are endless - so we’ve stepped in to help.

Long gone are the days where buying a new telly meant having to break the bank. These days, most state of the art models are lightweight, easy to use and most importantly - very affordable. A good telly should last for years, meaning it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. So here are some tips on what to look for in a new TV.

Check the sales

As with most significant purchases, buying a new TV requires a bit of research. There are always great discounts on offer - you just need to do some digging! The easiest way to do this is by using CamelCamelCamel which tracks the price of a product on Amazon. All you have to do is copy the link to the product into the search bar and CamelCamelCamel will give you a graph showing you its price history, including the cheapest and most expensive it’s been since it’s been on sale.

You might realise that a TV you’ve had your eye on has gone up in price and has been cheaper before, meaning it’s not the best deal on the market for you. You’ll know you’ve found yourself a good deal when the price is significantly lower than first advertised.

Go 4K - if you can

If the T3-R is your dream Manhattan box, then this is the must-have option for you. We understand that everyone’s budget is slightly different, and depending on how much you want to spend, you might not want to go for the very latest model. With that said, we’d always recommend opting for a 4K telly, if possible, for the very best experience.

Typically available in screens larger than 40 inches, 4K TV’s have 4 times the resolution of full HD models. The detail is truly unparalleled. In short, the future of televisions lies in 4K, so why not future proof yourself when making your next purchase? You already have the most forward-thinking and easy to navigate box available, and that’s why you deserve to have the TV to match!

Size does matter

Whether you just want something functional or you’re after the creme de la creme of home entertainment, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is about what size to go for. It’s easy to assume that bigger always means better - that’s not always the case though. There are few other factors to consider.

Screen size is usually dependent on the size of the room and more importantly, how closely you’ll be sitting to your new telly. If you can see individual pixels on the screen, you’re definitely too close so that’s something you should also take into account. For a more detailed guide to picking the best size, check out this in-depth size to distance calculator.

And there we have it, we know you already have the box of your dreams with Manhattan, now we’ve made sure you know what to do to get the telly to match. Whether you’re on the hunt for the very best option on the market, or you just want a slight upgrade on your current model, buying a new telly is a landmark moment for any household. We’re just happy to play our part in the process!