What is OLED TV?

Deep blacks, vibrant colours and pencil-thin design – what’s not to like about OLED TVs? The football looks amazing on one too…

An OLED TV combines superb picture quality and incredibly slim design.

You can enjoy a picture with bright, vibrant colours and deep blacks from a TV that’s as thin as a pencil with an OLED telly.

They’re great for watching football, too. If you’re wondering which TV to buy, OLED sets are fantastic.


Why invest in an OLED TV?

When the first OLED TVs came out they looked impressive – but probably way too expensive and high-tech for most of us to imagine owning.

Skip forward a few years and it seems OLED is here to stay. You can’t beat the incredible picture quality, the prices have come down significantly and they look great in your living room, too. 

Buy into it now and you’ll be getting on board with a future-proofed TV tech. Here are some of the reasons to invest in an OLED telly.

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OLED TVs have infinite contrast

Your contrast ratio is the difference between how dark and bright your TV picture can go. OLED TVs can produce deeper shades of black than any other TVs around to have ‘infinite contrast’.



The most obvious difference between OLED and LED is an O. The O stands for organic, but what does that mean when it comes to picture quality?

Behind your TV’s screen is a panel of LED lights that switch on and off to create a lighter or darker picture. On an LED TV this is done by a backlight.

But on an OLED TV there is no backlight – the individual LEDs turn themselves on and off manually.


How does this create a better picture?

Because you can have total, absolute blacks in one part of the screen and bright whites in another. If an area of the screen needs to be black, the relevant LEDs will be totally shut off.

When watching the end credits of a movie, the background will be deep black and the text bright white and punchy. The picture will have much more depth.


Are they good for watching the football?

Whether it’s a ball being crossed, or a speedy forward tearing down the wing, football is fast-paced and you want your picture to be blur-free.

A TV’s refresh rate is what keeps the action smooth. And OLED TVs are among the best performers.

Your picture should have minimal motion blur as the ball is pinged around. The pitch will be free of dark patches too thanks to the excellent colour uniformity on OLED TVs.


Just how thin are OLED TVs?

With no backlight, OLED TVs are incredibly slim – the LG OLED tellies launched at CES 2016 were as thin as 4 credit cards on top of one another.

LG’s G6 is the world’s thinnest TV.  LG at CES

Are the colours better than an LED TV?

Colours will be rich, vibrant and true to life when watching an OLED TV. This is thanks to its ability to create millions of colours. Colour accuracy is another important feature when buying a new TV, and OLED delivers colours that are more vibrant and accurate than LED TVs.


What about watching from different angles?

It doesn’t matter where you sit when watching an OLED set – it has a near-perfect viewing angle. Viewing angles can affect picture quality on other TVs, but OLED is excellent even when viewing from a tight angle – if you have been relegated to the armchair in the far corner of the room, for example.


OLED TV vs 4K TV? 

OLED and 4K UHD are the biggest TV technologies around. But it’s not one or the other. OLED is a type of screen, whereas 4K UHD is a screen resolution. Some high-end TVs combine the two technologies to give you an OLED screen with 4K resolution, this is known as 4K OLED.


Who makes OLED TVs?

LG is the biggest name when it comes to OLED TV. It has been pioneering the technology since 2013, and its latest TVs are 4K OLED. We stock them in both 55- and 65-inch models.

Ready to get the ultimate viewing experience? Find your perfect OLED TV here