What TV is right for you?
The size screen you choose should be determined by how far you sit away from the TV
1.5m or less = Up to a 32" TV screen
1.5m - 2m = Up to 39" TV screen
2m - 2.5m = Up to 45" TV screen
2.5m - 3m = Up to 55" TV screen
Over 3m = Over 56" TV screen
What are the different screen resolutions
Understanding Screen Resolution
The quality of your TV screen has two variables. The quality of your signage provided by your TV provider e.g. Sky, Eir, Free-to-Air. Therefore for a 4k TV to show a 4k picture you will need both a signage and TV that is capable of 4k
They are the small dots that make up the picture you see on a screen. These pixels can only be seen if you are right up next to the screen, when at a distance, these come together to make the picture on your TV screen.
Referring to a resolution as 720p, it relates to the rows and columns of pixels on a picture. In the case of a 720p television this has 1,280 columns plus 720 rows of pixels, which is refer to as 720p. When both figures are multiplied you get 921,600 pixels. This being the lowest resolution that can be referred to as high definition.
1080p or Full HD is where there are 1,920 columns multiplied by 1,080 rows which comes to 2,073,600 pixels twice the amount of a 720p screen. For a number of years, 1080p is knew as the industry benchmark for high definition screens, with most content (that is, television programs , films, and computer games) is made and dispersed in 1080p. RTE, Free to Air is now available in 1080p through a standard TV aerial.
4K is commonly called Ultra HD / UHD. Theoretically, the name is a bit of a contradiction, as there are 3,840 columns and 2,160 rows of pixels (so you would think it would be 2160p?). This totals 8,294,400 pixels, four times the amount of pixels as in a Full HD 1080p display TV also nine times more than a 720p display. 4K content is provided by Sky’s top packages, through 4k content online and some gaming consoles.
What is Smart or Android TV
A Smart TV is a TV that can essentially connect to the internet. An Android is a TV at connects to the internet using Google's platform. Sony TV's use the Android platform which gives you access to many features like Youtube and any apps available on the Android store. Similarly, to what you would have on your mobile phone. For example access to emails or shared photo drives.