TV buying guide for beginners: LED, LCD, plasma, OLED, Full HD, 4K UHD, smart TV all explained

What's the best TV to buy?

Buying a TV can be a confusing process. Picture: Joe Flintham (Flickr)

Buying a TV can be a confusing process. Picture: Joe Flintham (Flickr)

Buying a TV these days can be a confusing minefield. There are many different technologies and features and few of them are easy to understand. There's also the problem that what looks good in the showroom doesn't always look good when you get it home.

So Good Gear Guide Editor, Nick Ross was invited on to Matt Summerill's Smart Shopper show to tell the audience what to look for and what to avoid and to explain which are the best TVs you can buy with any budget right now.

Here's what you need to know about buying a TV in a nutshell...

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