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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.

Watch standard channels

Watching standard TV

Do you mainly watch TV programs like the news, talk shows, or reality TV? A basic TV with Full HD or 4K resolution will suffice. With a 4K resolution, you get a future-proof TV. That's because more and more providers offer channels in 4K quality. In addition, services like Netflix and YouTube or a game console like the PlayStation 4 Pro already support 4K. Do you find it difficult to choose? Choose a basic Coolblue's Choice television, so you get a model with the best price-quality ratio and without any 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

Home cinema

Do you find it important to watch movies and series with a high image quality? Choose a high-end television with 1 billion colors. This is also called 10-bit and provides a very realistic color representation and deep contrasts. If you combine it with at least a 4K resolution, every detail will be displayed realistically on the screen. A TV for your home cinema has good speakers. These TVs have a woofer, (built-in) soundbar, or special sound technology, for example. In addition, you have access to an extensive smart platform, so you can use all of your favorite streaming services.

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

Watch sports optimally

TV for sports

Most sports are all about fast actions. That's why you need a TV with a refresh rate of 100Hz, or 100 frames per second. That way, moving images blend together more smoothly and don't look as jerky. A TV for sports lovers has a wide viewing angle, so you can also keep a close eye on the match when you watch the TV from an angle. That means everyone can watch along if you're with a big group of people. Choose 4K resolution, so you're well prepared when the time comes that TV providers start broadcasting Formula 1 or soccer in 4K.

  • At least 4K resolution
  • 100Hz refresh rate
  • Viewing angle is 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

Are you looking for a TV for in a small room like your bedroom or kitchen? Choose a compact model of about 32 inches. You don't have to go for the sharpest image, because the difference in sharpness is barely noticeable on a smaller screen. Space-saving solutions are always handy on a TV. For example, a built-in DVD player. A built-in CI+ module is useful if you want to watch digital TV from your provider. That's one less box to connect.

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

Camper or caravan

Caravan TV

A camper or caravan usually has a 32 to 40-inch TV. On these smalle rmodels, you barely notice a difference between the different resolutions. An HD Ready or Full HD TV will do fine. It's convenient if the TV has a 12V connector. That way, you can power the device with the 12V connector of the camper. Do you want to watch TV programs from your own country abroad? You need a special satellite subscription for that.

  • HD Ready or Full HD
  • 12V connector

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