TV Buying Guide: Everything You Need To Know


Choosing the perfect television for your home can be a daunting task with the different types of TV available in the market. From different screen sizes to varying resolutions and a multitude of features, the decision-making process when selecting which TV to buy can quickly become overwhelming. To help you make an informed choice, we at Mitchell & Brown have compiled a comprehensive TV buying guide covering everything you need to know.

Consider Your Space

Before diving into the technical specifications, you will need to assess the room where the TV will be placed as a matter of high importance in our TV buying guide. When buying a TV, measure the available space to determine the appropriate screen size.

Ensure that the viewing distance is optimal for the size of the TV to enhance your overall viewing experience – whether that is a smaller screen size in your kitchen compared to a larger model in a modern living area.

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We have a fantastic range of screen sizes available at Mitchell & Brown, from 24” to 65”, that will be able to meet your needs. Check them out by clicking the link below.

Types of TV: Resolution Matters

The resolution of all TVs significantly impacts the clarity of the picture when buying a TV. Currently, the most common resolutions are Full HD (1080p) and 4K Ultra HD (3840p). While 4K is the standard for most consumers, the choice depends on your budget and how close you’ll be sitting to the screen.

Look no further than the Mitchell & Brown collection that comprises of multiple models supporting 4K Ultra HD, such as our state-of-the-art QLED range. 

Display Hospitality

Learning about display technology may not have been at the top of your list when thinking about a TV buying guide, but we think it is one you should seriously consider.

There are primarily two types of display technologies to look for when buying a TV – LED/LCD and QLED. LED/LCD TVs are more common and affordable, providing bright and vibrant colours. On the other hand, QLED TVs offer deeper blacks and better contrast ratios. Your choice will depend on your budget and preference for picture quality when selecting which TV to buy.

We provide a plethora of TVs that use LED display technology here at Mitchell & Brown.


Purchasing a TV warranty can provide valuable protection for your investment. Modern TVs, especially large, high-definition models, do not come cheap. While the reliability of TVs has improved over the years, they remain complex electronic devices that can break down. A TV warranty covers the cost of repairs in case of mechanical or electrical failures after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. This saves you from expensive repair bills down the road or buying a TV brand-new.

When considering which TV to buy, especially from a warranty perspective, we strongly recommend our Mitchell & Brown range (obviously!). We provide a 7-year warranty on all our current models, which includes an excellent customer service team of technicians who can assist with any issue you may face. To learn more about our 7-year warranty, click below:

Processing Rate

The processing rate, measured in Hertz (Hz), determines how many frames per second the TV can display. A higher processing rate results in smoother motion, making it essential watching fast-paced content. As with all types of TV, the hardware can vary, so you should aim for a TV with at least a 60Hz processing rate.

Our borderless range (JB-43BL1811, JB-50BL1811 and JB-5BL1811) are prime examples of just some of our models that assures fluid movement is captured excellently.

Smart TV Features

Most modern TVs come with smart features that allow you to stream content, browse the internet, and use various apps. Check for compatibility when choosing which TV to buy with popular streaming services and user-friendly interfaces.

The types of TV that have streaming service capabilities can vary depending on model. However, at Mitchell and Brown, our Smart TV range supports Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more!

Audio Quality

While the picture quality is crucial, don’t overlook the importance of good audio when buying a TV. Some TVs have built-in Dolby Atmos or DTS:X support for an immersive audio experience. Both our Mitchell & Brown Borderless Range and exceptional QLED selection are supported by Dolby Atmos sound enhancements, providing the industry leading audio quality that is perfect for a living room setting.

If audio quality is a priority, consider investing in a soundbar or a home theatre system. Stay tuned for our very own Mitchell & Brown Soundbar, coming soon!

Connectivity Options

Looking at the vast types of TV that are out there, ensure that the TV has an adequate number of HDMI and USB ports for your devices, such as gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and sound systems.

Additionally, check for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities for seamless connectivity.

Brand Reputation and Reviews

Researching the brand and reading reviews about the brand behind the TV is something we highly recommend when buying a TV. Pay attention to user feedback on picture quality, durability, and customer service. Established brands often have a track record of producing reliable products and can provide reassurances when selecting which TV to buy.

Here at Mitchell & Brown, we have an excellent relationship with our customer base and back that up with an Excellent rating on Trustpilot that can be viewed below.

Budget Considerations

Finally, set a realistic budget based on your requirements is a must when buying a TV. While it’s tempting to go for the latest and greatest, there are excellent options available in every price range. Consider value for money and prioritize features that matter most to you.

Here at Mitchell & Brown, we have an extensive list of TVs ranging in price, which ensures that we will have a model perfect for your budgetary needs.

Armed with this comprehensive TV buying guide, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the market and make an informed decision. Remember to balance your preferences with practical considerations to find the perfect TV that suits both your needs and your budget. Happy watching!

At Mitchell and Brown, we're committed to providing our customers with the best possible TV experience. If you need any help setting up your TV or have any questions about our products, please don't hesitate to contact us