(TV) set for World Cup action

(TV) set for World Cup action
How are people getting ready for the world cup? The focus is on the increase in sales of televisions in Courts.

It is just a month away from the World Cup.

And football fans are getting ready to soak in the atmosphere of the Beautiful Game.

Some have dressed up their living rooms with their favourite team colours. Others have bought jerseys and banners to display their loyalty.

Some have even splurged on big screen TV sets to get close to the action. The World Cup begins on June 12.

Courts Megastore in Tampines said it has seen a jump in sales of about 40 per cent. Sales of big screen TV sets have almost doubled in the past week, said Courts.

Forget the 42- and 50-inch TVs. The company is set to bring in the latest set that will rule them all - a 105-inch behemoth.

Mr Terence Robinson, the manager of the branch said some of the new sets come with a special feature - the football mode, where players' action during the match can be clearly seen without any blurring.

"The colours are intensified as well. So the grass on the field looks greener. It will surely draw them in," he said.

So how big are people going?

Mr Robinson said that most customers get 60-inch TVs.

A newbie on the market is the curved ultra high-definition (UHD) model, which boasts four times the resolution in its display.

In January, Samsung released the curved UHD TV which is "designed after the curvature of human eyes". This curvature lessens distortion that occurs from the difference of the viewing angle between the viewer's eyes and a flat screen.

Another new kid on the TV block is the OLED set.

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