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Samsung UE50MU6120

280 Reviews
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£434.00

50"
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63.2mm
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4K
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£120
Over 5 years
May 2018
The highest scoring 50 inch TV on the market, with the latest technology and good features
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#2

89

Samsung UE49MU9000

6 Reviews
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£649.00

49"
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47.7mm
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
The highest scoring TV under £1,000, good for watching films
#3

88

LG 49SJ800V

95 Reviews
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£495.00

49"
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62.1mm
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4K
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£83
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
An excellently reviewed and very popular 4K 49" TV, good for watching sport
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#4

88

Samsung UE49MU6220

47 Reviews
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£449.00

49"
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(Unknown)
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A highly rated and best selling 4K 49" television, good for watching sport
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#5

88

Samsung UE49KS8000

416 Reviews
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£549.99

49"
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42.5mm
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4K
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£100
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A multi award winning and very cheap 4K 49" television, with low running costs and great features
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#6

88

Samsung QE49Q7

323 Reviews
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£749.00

49"
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44.9mm
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4K
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£150
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 49" TV, good for watching sport
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#7

88

Samsung UE49MU7000

104 Reviews
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£529.99

49"
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55.3mm
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
An award winning and very popular 4K 49" TV, with low running costs and good features
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#8

87

Samsung UE49M5520

48 Reviews
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£375.00

49"
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55.1mm
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Full HD
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£79
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A best selling and spectacularly cheap Full HD 49" TV, good for watching sport
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#9

87

LG 49UJ670

145 Reviews
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£399.00

49"
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79mm
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A top-rated and low cost 4K 49" TV, with low running costs and good features
#10

87

Samsung UE50KU6000

107 Reviews
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£479.00

50"
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63.2mm
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4K
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£120
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An affordable and excellently reviewed 4K 50" TV, good for watching films
#11

87

Samsung UN49MU6500

172 Reviews
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£399.99

49"
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(Unknown)
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4K
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£220
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A stunningly cheap and positively reviewed 4K 49" TV, with satisfactory running costs and good features
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#12

87

Hisense H49N5700

160 Reviews
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£389.00

49"
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(Unknown)
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An affordable and very popular 4K 49" television, with good features and low running costs
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#13

87

LG 49UJ635V

85 Reviews
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£429.00

49"
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81mm
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4K
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£92
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A bargain price and positively reviewed 4K 49" TV, with very low running costs and good features
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#14

87

LG 49UJ750

40 Reviews
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£467.85

49"
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62mm
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4K
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£94
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A top-rated and affordable 4K 49" TV, good for watching sport
#15

87

LG 49LJ594

410 Reviews
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£359.00

49"
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81.1mm
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Full HD
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£86
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
An award winning and affordable Full HD 49" TV, with very low running costs and good features
#16

87

Samsung UE49MU6500U

119 Reviews
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£499.97

49"
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(Unknown)
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A positively reviewed and top-value 4K 49" television, good for watching sport
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#17

86

Hisense H49N5500

95 Reviews
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£349.00

49"
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(Unknown)
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A low cost and positively reviewed 4K 49" television, with low running costs and good features
#18

86

Philips 49PUS6401

883 Reviews
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£569.99

49"
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79mm
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A bargain price and very highly rated 4K 49" TV, with low running costs and good features
Voucher
#19

86

LG 49UJ701V

45 Reviews
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£379.99

49"
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70.3mm
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4K
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A top-value and positively reviewed 4K 49" television, good for watching sport
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#20

86

Samsung UE49K5500

275 Reviews
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£407.00

49"
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55.1mm
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Full HD
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£80
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A positively reviewed and affordable Full HD 49" TV, good for watching sport

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow are TV displays measured?
AThe size of a TV is dictated by the diagonal diameter of the screen. This is calculated by measuring from the top left to bottom right of the screen itself - the measurement doesn't include the bezel (the casing around the screen) or any extras - just the screen.
QWhat is the difference between 4k, Full HD and HD Ready?
AThese 3 are a measurement of the "resolution" of a TV - how many pixels the screen can display at once, and therefore how sharp the image is. HD Ready TVs have a resolution of around 1280x720 pixels, whereas Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. 4k TVs have a substantially higher density, being somewhere around 3840x2160 pixels.

The higher the resolution, the sharper the image will be on large screens. An 80 inch TV that only supports HD Ready will look muddy and blurry. On the other hand, 4k resolution will be wasted on a small 3 inch TV, since the screen is too small to make effective use of it.
QWhat is a Smart TV?
AA Smart TV has a net connection, and the ability to run apps like a computer. This means that as well as watching TV, you can use the device to access sites such as YouTube or Netflix, display news updates, browse social media and play music using apps such as Spotify.
QWhat is the difference between LCD & LED TVs?
ALiquid Crystal Displays (LCD) TVs work by shining light through a matrix of coloured liquid cells, whereas Light Emitting Diodes (LED) TVs utilise an enormous amount of tiny LED lights to shine light through, rather than a small number of lamps. LCD TVs still make up the largest amount of TVs on the market, but LED TVs tend to be significantly thinner and lighter, and give a better backlight coverage due to the larger number of lamps.

A Quick Introduction to TVs

When picking the optimal television for your house, there are several important things to consider. First and foremost: size. The size of a TV is crucial not just to the immersion, but also to how well it fits into a room. A small room may only need a medium-sized or small TV - a large 60” monster may fill the room too much, and engulf it. Conversely, having too small a TV in a large room will mean the TV gets lost in the room, and it won’t be seen as easily from all corners of the room. Generally speaking:

  • 30-40” is good for small rooms
  • 40-50” is good for medium-sized rooms
  • 55”+ is good for large rooms

Next to size, the other important consideration is picture quality. This is made up of several different factors: resolution, colour depth, contrast and response time. Lets look at each in turn:

Resolution

This is a measurement of how many pixels make up the screen - a higher pixel density means that the image will be sharper and more detailed, and will provide a higher-quality picture on larger screen sizes. 4k is the current best resolution for consumer-available televisions, providing approximately 4 times the image quality than standard HD TVs.

The resolution of a TV is only as good as the media it's displaying - so a 4K TV will work best with movies and TV that support 4K resolution. Sadly it won't magically make your old VHS tapes look any better!

Colour Depth

This denotes the breadth of colour available to display on the screen, from black to red to white to everything in between. The larger the spectrum that can be displayed on the TV, the more subtle the resulting colours will be - i.e: everything won’t be coloured in exactly the same shade of red, but instead a subtle mix, adding greater depth and richness to the image.

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Contrast

This denotes the difference between the darkest blacks and the whitest whites on the screen. The higher the contrast, the more vibrant the colours will be. High contrast ratios especially favour deep blacks, making them richer and deeper. Colour depth and contrast are very much interlinked, and having a TV with high of both will lead to the best picture quality for your viewing pleasure.

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High contrast vs. low contrast

Response Time

This is the time delay between the signal being received by the TV, and the resulting image being shown on the screen. This is measured in milliseconds, but can cause problems when the picture changes so rapidly that a second signal will come in before the TV can even process the first one. This leads to multiple images being displayed at once, which in turn causes blurry and muddy images while the TV tries to keep up. Therefore for extremely fast-paced action (such as F1 racing or high-velocity action movies) a low response time will keep the picture sharp and the action easily to follow!


Response time is also very important if you plan on connecting a games console to the TV - a low response time means action-heavy games will feel smoother and more responsive.

Finally, Smart TVs (i.e: internet-enabled TVs with various steaming and app functionality) allow you to use your TV as far more than a gateway to the terrestrial channels. Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Video allow for an enormous catalogue of on-demand films and programmes, while apps such as Spotify or Skype enhance the functionality of your TV to make it capable of multiple roles in your day-to-day life.

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