Football is fabulous with an OLED TV
Want the best possible TV experience for the summer of football? It has to be OLED…
Football is fast-moving and is made up of lots of green pitch, bright sky and players in colourful shirts and boots. It demands hard work from any TV.
But if you want the best possible football-at-home experience, then an OLED TV is the way to go. OLED TVs are the supercars of the telly world, with breath-taking picture quality and stunning design. What is OLED TV?
Since LG is the TV maker best-known for OLED TVs this article focuses on LG OLED tellies.
Enjoy minimal motion blur for fast-moving football
Wingers dart up and down the pitch and whip balls into the box. Magical number 10s play havoc with fast-moving feet. Free-kick specialists send bullet-like balls towards the goal. Football moves pretty quick.
Some TVs can blur with such speedy action, but not an OLED TV.
A TV’s response time is how quickly its pixels can change colour, and it’s incredibly important for watching football. LG’s OLED TVs have an incredibly fast response time – ‘one thousand times faster than a conventional LED TV’ says LG. Explore LG OLED TVs
The ball, penalty box and ref really stand out
When watching football you never want to lose sight of the ball, or the referee. And the clearer the pitch markings, the better.
Your TV’s contrast ratio is important here. This measures the brightest and darkest picture your TV can create. And OLED TVs have the best contrast ratios around – so good, in fact, they’re known as infinite contrast.
The pixels that make up an OLED TV picture can switch themselves on and off without the need for the separate backlight you get on an LED TV. OLED VS LED explained
This means that blacks are totally black, and the whites are brilliantly bright. Never lose sight of the ref or the ball again.
You’ll also enjoy a superb view of the penalty box, and the lines behind the goal or along the pitch (for any contentious decisions).
The pitch is evenly coloured and natural-looking
A football pitch is a whole lot of green. On some TVs, large sections of a single colour can look patchy. Not on an OLED TV.
The large, single colour surfaces of most sports make colour uniformity really important, and OLED TVs have excellent colour uniformity – particularly across lighter colours such as green and sky-blue.
You can enjoy a perfect view wherever you’re sitting
Are you planning on having friends over to watch the football? You’re going to end up with people sitting in every corner of your room.
When you watch a regular TV from an angle, the picture can be affected. But an OLED TV offers a much wider viewing angle, meaning even those ‘out on the wing’ (in the armchair in the corner) will get a top-drawer experience with no loss of contrast or distortion of colour.
Colourful kits and boots bright and vibrant
When it comes to kits, football is an incredibly colourful game. From the bright orange of the Netherlands to the brilliant white of England. The fiery red of Wales to the azure blue of Italy. And that’s just the shirts.
Europe’s top players are likely to wear football boots with all manner of bright, funky design. Forget about simple black leather footwear – yellow, orange and pink are the order of the day.
This kaleidoscope of colour will look truly magnificent through the prism of an OLED TV. Why? Because OLED TVs create richer, more vivid colours.
LG OLED TVs use four-colour pixel technology to create an even brighter picture. Without getting too technical, this adds a white pixel to the existing red, green and blue ones.
They’re the best show-off TVs for match-day at yours
If you’re looking for a TV to give your friends serious telly envy, you can’t go wrong with OLED.
LG’s OLED TVs are like works of art. Incredibly slim, they measure around 5mm thick – thinner than a pencil or an iPad Air 2.
The LG EF950V, for example, has an elegant minimalist design that would complement the chicest of living rooms. There’s hardly any bezel (the bit of frame around the screen) with the screen going almost from edge to edge.
Connecting the TV to its equally good-looking stand is a clear piece of acrylic, which makes the TV appear as though it’s floating.
If the football is going bad, you can turn it off and just gaze at the TV.