While most of us love to go out and watch the World Cup on a big screen with friends, sometimes it’s much more practical to watch it at home. In this article we are taking a quick look at some of the best TVs for watching World Cup 2018, especially due to how technology has improved in the last 4 years with both improvements in high definition and UHD 4K televisions.
The best TV for your home will depend on where you’ll need to watch it, in a living room with a BIG 4K UHD TV, or in a dining/kitchen with the biggest TV that will fit the space provided.
Considering the above, we’ll take a look at some of the current best selling TVs in a range of sizes for World Cup 2018. Also, it’s worth noting many of these are on offer right now with Tesco in their, “Football Festival” event to help you make a great saving on not only TVs but also soundbars.
When Only 4K UHD TVs Will Do
55-inches is a popular upgrade size when looking for a bigger television and it’s also much better value in most cases when compared to 65-inches, so this is a natural upgrade to those moving up in size or wanting 4K UHD.
The Sharp LC-55CUG8052K Smart 4K UHD TV is not only 55-inches, but also a great value for money TV. Its specs feature built-in Wi-Fi and Smart enhanced Freeview HD, 3 HDMI Connections, 3 USB ports, and much more with Energy Efficiency Class A.
You’ll be able to watch the World Cup matches in 4K Ultra HD with four times the pixel definition of standard Full HD TVs, as long as you have the supported channels.
In terms of pricing, at the time of publication and for a limited time you’ll get a Free 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee and save £100 (Now ONLY £399) on Tesco Direct.
Digihome 49-Inch 49298 UHD DLED 4K TV – We spotted this screen in-store at a Tesco Extra store, which might be slightly smaller at 49-inches, but this is still a nice 4K upgrade perfect for the World Cup for many shoppers.
This Digihome TV features 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Digital audio, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and Freeview Play. The latter allows for easier watching of on-demand content from apps like BBC iPlayer/All4 and even more video content from other services like Netflix, YouTube and Others (Some require a subscription).
The Digihome 49VNBDLED smart TV specs include 2 HDMI Connections and 2 USB ports, so slightly less than the first 4K UHD TV we featured, but it’s also priced less. Currently selling with £50 off in-store at Tesco, as shown in the photo above, and also £329 online at Tesco Direct with free delivery (Offers subject to change, so worth visiting the retailer for latest pricing and stock).
Smart HD TVs For Less
If you are not that worried about 4K UHD TVs, or just don’t have access to enough 4K content, then you might opt for high definition when watching World Cup 2018. In fact, this could also be an upgrade from a non-HD television or the need for a Smart TV. Below, we’ve featured a couple of good options in two sizes at either end of the scale.
Sharp LC-48CFG6001K Full HD 1080P Smart LED TV with Freeview HD giving you access to over 70 channels, 15 in stunning Full HD, and at 48-inches. This size is certainly big enough for most people and a good upgrade to Smart TV or those requiring Full 1080p HD.
Once again, this TV also has built-in Wi-Fi to offer easy access to a range of on-demand content via apps like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and some of the best content using other Sharp Smart TV features. The two USB ports allow you to plug in a USB device, so you can stream photos and music to your Smart TV.
It’s worth pointing out you can also get a free 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee until 30/06/2018 via the Tesco Direct website. Also, when we looked it’s reduced in price to £299 and comes with free delivery making it a great package deal.
Looking for something smaller? Maybe you need a TV in the kids bedroom or kitchen, then if this is the case the Toshiba 32W3753DB Smart TV with Freeview HD TV is a good choice at 32-inches. You’ll get access to the Toshiba Smart Portal, Freeview HD, and built-in Wi-Fi makes getting connected so much easier.
Lots of older TVs don’t have Wi-FI built-in or smart features, meaning you needed a streaming stick, so this could be a worthy upgrade to such TVs and especially before the World Cup. We’ve seen it priced in current sales for only £169.
Bottom-Line: If you have access to 4K UHD, then we’d recommend upgrading for the best viewing experience. The prices of 4K TVs has dropped massively over the past year, so it’s that much easier to upgrade to 4K in 2018.