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Which television suits you?

Which TV is best for you all depends on what you like to watch. Whether you mainly watch the news, stream via Netflix, or play games, every usage situation has a suitable TV. It's also a shame if you pay too much for specifications you don't actually need. In this article, we'll explain how you choose the TV that's right for you.

Watching standard TV

Do you mainly watch TV programs like the news, talk shows, or reality TV? In that case, a basic TV with Full HD or 4K resolution is enough. With a 4K resolution, you have a future-proof TV, because more and more providers offer channels in 4K quality. Additionally, streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube or a game console such as the PlayStation 4 Pro already support 4K. Having trouble making a decision? Choose a basic Coolblue's Choice television. With these TVs, you're sure you get the best price-quality ratio for your TV, without unnecessary and expensive specifications.

  • Full HD or 4K resolution

Streaming movies and series

Streaming movies and series

If you often stream movies, series, and videos, a smart TV is a good choice for you. These televisions provide access to online streaming services on the internet such as Netflix, Disney+, and YouTube. Want to get the most out of your smart TV? Choose an extensive smart platform. This will grant you access to a wide selection of apps and streaming services, useful functions, and an easy-to-read menu. The streaming services on your smart TV offer their videos in 4K resolution, you so can enjoy a clear image.

  • At least 4K resolution
  • Smart TV
  • Extensive smart platform

Home cinema

Do you want to be able to watch films and series in high image quality? Choose a high-end television with 1 billion colors. This is also called 10 bit and it provides a very realistic color representation and deep contrasts. Combined with a 4K resolution, this makes every detail appear lifelike on your screen. A TV for your home cinema needs good speakers. All these TVs have a woofer or a special sound technique. On top of that, they have an extensive smart platform so you can use all your favorite streaming services.

  • At least 4K resolution
  • Smart TV
  • Extensive smart platform
  • Color depth of 1 billion colors (10 bit)
  • Sound quality at least 'good'

Watch sports optimally

Sports TV

Most sports revolve around fast actions. You should choose a TV with a refresh rate of 100HZ, which means it displays 100 frames per second. This ensures moving images flow smoothly, so it looks less choppy. A TV for sports fans has a wide viewing angle, which allows you to see the game clearly from an angle. As a result, everyone can see the game when you're watching with a group. Go for a 4K resolution, so you're ready when providers start broadcasting Formula 1 or soccer in 4K.

  • At least 4K resolution
  • 100Hz refresh rate
  • Viewing angle at least 'good'

Optimal gaming

Gaming TV

As a gamer, choose a TV with input lag of 20 milliseconds or lower. With a low input lag, there is less delay between input on your controller and action on the screen, so you can beat your opponents in a multiplayer game. To watch your gaming actions in great detail, choose a TV with at least a 4K resolution. There are already lots of 4K games available for the PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, or the Xbox One X. With the upcoming PlaySation 5 and the Xbox Series X, 4K will become the norm.

  • At least 4K resolution
  • Less than 20 milliseconds input lag

Lifestyle TVs

Lifestyle TV

If you find it especially important how the TV looks in your living room, take a look at our lifestyle TVs. These televisions blend seamlessly into your interior thanks to their design or unique features. You can hang the Samsung The Frame like a painting on the wall. Philips Ambilight TVs illuminate the wall behind the screen in the colors of the image. Also consider useful accessories like the Samsung One Connect Box. This lets you connect the TV with only 1 cable.

  • Modern or retro design
  • Convenient solutions to hide cables

Small rooms

Small rooms

Looking for a TV for a small room like your bedroom or kitchen? Get a compact model of about 32 inches. You don't need to get the sharpest picture, since the difference in sharpness is hardly visible on a smaller screen. It's useful if the TV has space-saving solutions, like a built-in DVD player. If you want to watch your provider's digital TV, a built-in CI+ module is useful. It'll save you an extra box.

  • HD Ready or Full HD
  • Built-in DVD player or CI+ module

Camper or caravan

Caravan TV

A camper or caravan usually has a TV between 32 and 40 inches. On these smaller models, you'll hardly see any difference between different resolutions. An HD Ready or Full HD TV will do. It's useful if the TV has a 12-volt connection. This lets you power the device via the camper's 12-volt connection. If you want to watch TV from your own country abroad, you'll need a special satellite subscription.

  • HD Ready or Full HD
  • 12-volt connection

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