This summer brings with it a myriad of unmissable sporting events, and with it a great excuse to upgrade your TV set.
We have broken down the minefield of technical jargon and created a simple guide to guarantee the best summer of sport watching, and selected the best TV deals on this weekend.
What to look for when buying your TV
Choose your size wisely. Research by Freeview has found this is the first thing we consider when buying a new TV. However, it’s all about finding the TV that’s right for your living space. Sure, it may feel great buying a 60-inch TV for your studio flat, but if you’re only 2ft from the screen it could feel overpowering. Experts recommend if you’re going this big, being seated 5ft away is the ideal distance to get that perfect viewing experience – particularly for HD and 4K TVs.
Catch-up is king. Football fanatics may be surprised to hear this, but there are some people who don’t like football (yes, it’s hard to believe). If that sounds like someone in your family, finding a TV with on-demand services will be vital for keeping the peace. Look out for the Freeview Play logo, so you can rest assured your favourite TV on-demand apps come as standard. Watch sport live and catch up with Love Island later!
4K vs HD. 4K (or Ultra HD) simply means that your TV has four times the detail of standard high definition. If your viewing mostly consists of the six o’clock news, then high definition is probably enough. However, if you love your football – and your budget allows for it – then taking the step up to 4K is a worthwhile investment.
Best TV deals on this weekend
If you’re considering upgrading your TV, this is perfect for both football fans and movie buffs alike. Its 4K Ultra HD produces vivid colours and a clarity that will truly amaze, even when viewed from inches away (although we wouldn’t recommend it). And its ULTRA surround effect makes you feel like your experiencing sound from all angles.
If you’re having your friends round this summer for a barbecue or maybe to watch the big games, this is the TV for you. Few televisions are more impressive than this 65” inch Panasonic, and with £300 off it’s also a great deal. Plus, there’s a cool customisable home screen feature, which means you can make it easier to get your favourite apps.
Panasonic TX-49FX650B LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49″ with Freeview Play & Switch Design Adjustable Stand, Black – now only £749.95 and save £100 on Panasonic UB320EBK 4K Blu-Ray Player – with a 5-year guarantee included
Sleek and stylish, this 4K Panasonic adds a touch of class to any living room. And by using the latest in television technology, including blending it’s 4K Ultra HD resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Adaptive Backlight Dimming, it delivers realistic visuals rarely seen on home entertainment systems.
Looking for a great value big screen? Well, look no further than this 55” inch Hisense. Usually TVs at this price are around 49” inch, however Hisense has delivered a little extra, giving you both the scale of a large screen and the outstanding detail of Ultra HD.
Time is running out to buy your dad that perfect Father’s Day gift. If he’s a football fan – or just a man who enjoys his television – you can’t go wrong with this 43” inch Hisense. Its stunning detail makes sure you never miss a moment on the pitch, even if the same can’t be said about the referee!
This Philips model will bring new life to your TV with its ‘upscaling’ capabilities, upgrading your full HD picture to nearly 4K quality. It also uses LED lighting to create a glow around your frame – a clever feature that many reviewers have loved. Plus, if England make it through the group stage, you’ll get £20 cash back (we’re 100% confident this will happen, sort of).
All prices correct at time of going to press.