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Which is best – a Full HD TV or an Ultra HD one?

With so many terms flying around these days for the technical specifications of TVs, we can well understand you feeling a little confused about exactly what constitutes what, especially if you haven’t bought a new TV for a while.

One classic point of confusion is between the terms ‘Full HD’ and ‘Ultra HD’. Hopefully, you already know that the ‘HD’ stands for ‘high definition’. But just how high definition does high definition have to be in order to be ‘full’ or ‘ultra’, and why does it matter when you’re next in the market for a TV?

First of all, let’s set out the differences

If you’ve been browsing our recently debuted range of RTS smart TVs, you might have worked out from the specification sheets of these models that Full HD is ‘lower level’ than Ultra HD. Or to be more exact, a Full HD TV has a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, compared to the 3840 x 2160 resolution that our Ultra HD TVs have.

That means you’ll get a sharper picture from an Ultra HD TV than you would from a Full HD one. But deciding between the two for your next TV will be a bit more complicated than simply considering how spectacular you’d like the graphics on your screen to look.

What will you actually be watching on your new TV?

This is a very pertinent question. If you have an existing Blu-ray player, for instance, you may be interested to know that all TV shows and movies on Blu-ray use Full HD resolution. So, you might purchase something like our new 40” Full HD LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi, connect it to your player, and be more-or-less sitting pretty watching your favourite programmes and flicks.

But on the other hand, you might have noticed the 4K content that has increasingly found its way onto the likes of Netflix and YouTube lately, and may therefore wish to have a TV that will enable you to make the most of it.

Plus, Ultra HD is likely to become more and more the ‘standard’ television resolution in years to come. So, you might be tempted to ‘get ahead of the curve’ now by investing in one of our Ultra HD TVs, such as the 65” 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi, which – by the way – comes preloaded with YouTube and Netflix among its standard streaming apps.

Choose Ferguson, and you can be sure of making a great choice!

Whichever TV variant you select when you are on the lookout for a new set, if that TV is a Ferguson TV, you can expect a sophisticated and dependable product that will serve you well in the HD era.

With our latest RTS smart TVs also incorporating such features as T2 HD channels, USB and HDMI functionality and so much more, we have the smart TVs to suit a wide preference of tastes and needs for 2020!