TV Buying Guide

Looking for a new television but not sure what the right choice is for your home? Follow our product guide to find out what each of our pay weekly TVs has to offer.

Samsung TV

Choosing the right TV can be a bit of a headache at times – with this kind of investment, you want to be sure that you’ve got the best television to suit what you need. And as with anything hi-tech, what with the jargon and terms, things can seem a little complicated at times.

We’ve come up with this comprehensive guide to help you choose the right TV; no fancy jargon, no complicated facts and figures – just an easy way to pick the TV you want.

See our full range of TVs here.

TV Screen Sizes

TVs are measured by their visible screen size. Measured in inches, this is taken diagonally from two opposite corners of the screen. So when we say that a TV is 60 inches, we mean that its screen measures 60 inches from corner to opposite corner.

If you just want a standard-sized TV to watch your favourite shows, a smaller TV could be all you need. Or perhaps you want a TV for your child’s room? We stock televisions with screen sizes as low as 24” – perfect for smaller rooms.

If you want a fully-immersive cinema experience, you can go the whole hog and get a TV with a screen size as big as 60”! The bigger the TV, the better the picture quality. Your video games and films can truly come to life.

Take a look at our handy chart to check screen size viewing distance.

Screen Size

Viewing Distance


5 feet


6 feet


8 feet


9 feet


10.5 feet


12.5 feet


13 feet

Key terms guide


LED TVs are great for standard viewing. They’re slim-line and are lightweight, plus smaller screens are great to use as computer monitors.

  • Lightweight and thin
  • Energy efficient models
  • Allows for deeper and richer screen colours

Excellent for rooms which are brightly-lit, such as front rooms


LCD TVs are often the more affordable option when it comes to picking a television. In these TVs, the screen is comprised of two layers of transparent material – one of which has a layer of liquid crystals. That’s what gives the screen high definition.

  • Slim and light
  • Available in back-lit and edge-lit models
  • Great for everyday viewing

Smart TVs and 3D TVs

HD TVHD TV - HD TV stands for High Definition Television, a resolution that gives you exceptionally crisp and clear pictures with up to five times more detail than standard definition. Many films and TV shows are now broadcast in high definition, and most new flat screen televisions are able to show them. At BrightHouse we stock a wide range of HD-capable pay-weekly TVs.

Smart TVSmart TV - Smart TV uses built-in wireless internet (Wi-Fi) to allow you to surf the web with your television. You can share digital photos, listen to music, watch YouTube clips and stream your favourite shows without having to hook up your PC or laptop. Smart TV is a very modern technology that comes with a range of additional features including LED technology, HD display and 3D capabilities. BrightHouse currently stocks Smart TVs from four of the leading brand names – LG, Samsung and Sharp. Prices start from just £14.50 per week.  

3D TV3D TV - 3D TV brings you closer than ever to recreating the experience of visiting the cinema in your own home. If you’re watching a compatible TV show or film on your 3D TV, all you need to do is pop on a pair of glasses and dazzlingly realistic 3D images will appear in front of you. You’ll almost believe you could reach out and touch them!

At BrightHouse many of our Smart TVs come with 3D capabilities, and our Samsung, Sharp and LG packages all come with complimentary 3D glasses as standard.

Curved TVs - This is one of the latest TV designs available, and is literally a large curved screen with an ultra high resolution, creating an unparalleled viewing experience. The curved screen gives you a cinema-like experience, and the Ultra HD means the images are clear and crisp. This type of screen also uses LED technology, so the screen still has a slim profile and a bright picture, perfect for placing in a front room. At BrightHouse we stock the stunning Samsung 55” curved TV

Ultra HD - Ultra HD gives you the very best picture quality, with up to four times the resolution of a full HD TV. This type of screen allows you to see even the tiniest details clearly, producing a very crisp image that’s particularly beneficial on larger TVs. To make the most of the extra resolution and see movies in the best possible quality, you’ll need a Blu-ray player to watch HD movies. Many TV channels also broadcast HD versions so you enjoy your favourite shows like never before. At BrightHouse we stock a range of Ultra HD TVs from top brands including Samsung and LG.

Choosing the Extras

If you want to fully compliment your home cinema system, you might want to consider some of the latest gadgets to go with it.

-Home theatre systems give you a full surround sound experience

-          HD or Blu-Ray DVD players bring your favourite shows and movies to life

-          Choose a gaming console to complete your home entertainment collection

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Enjoy our all-inclusive Five Star Service giving you total piece of mind when shopping with us. The Five Star Service package includes delivery, installation, unlimited repairs, loan products when required and like-for-like replacement products.

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