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#1

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Samsung UN55NU7100

997 Reviews
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£485.00

54.6"
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4K
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58.4mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Aug 2018
This TV has brilliant picture quality and sound quality, and it's really good-looking. It's the highest scoring 4K TV around, with the latest technology and a good spec.
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#2

90

Samsung UE50NU7400

43 Reviews
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£429.95

50"
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4K
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59.7mm
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£130
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
This TV has very good picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed. It's the highest scoring 50 inch TV around, with the latest technology and fantastic user reviews.
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#3

90

Samsung UE43NU7400

86 Reviews
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£388.50

43"
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4K
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58.8mm
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£95
Over 5 years
Jul 2018
The highest scoring 40 inch TV available, with a good spec and fantastic user reviews. It has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed.
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#4

90

Samsung UE49NU7100

79 Reviews
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£350.00

49"
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4K
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59.7mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
A top-value and very popular 4K 49" television, with fantastic user reviews and a good spec. It has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed.
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#5

89

LG OLED55B7

687 Reviews
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£900.00

55"
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46.6mm
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£150
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
The highest scoring OLED TV around, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 12 further awards from other expert sites. It has outstanding picture quality and sound quality, and it's really good-looking.
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#6

89

Samsung UE40NU7120

151 Reviews
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£300.00

40"
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58.8mm
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£87
Over 5 years
Mar 2018
This TV has brilliant picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed. It's a best selling and astonishingly good value for money 4K 40" TV, good for playing games.
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#7

89

Samsung UE65NU7100

11 Reviews
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£595.00

65"
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59.7mm
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£160
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
The highest scoring TV under £1,000, with moderate running costs and superb user reviews. It has brilliant sound quality and picture quality, and it's very well designed.
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#8

89

LG 49UK6300

36 Reviews
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£349.90

49"
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81mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
A very popular and low cost 4K 49" TV, with brilliant user reviews and low running costs. It has very good sound quality and picture quality, and it's really well designed.
#9

89

Samsung UE55NU7100

56 Reviews
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£495.00

55"
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59.2mm
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£140
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
The newest 55 inch TV available, with average running costs and a very good spec. It has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed.
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#10

89

Samsung UE43NU7020

4 Reviews
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£329.00

43"
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58.8mm
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£96
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
This TV has excellent picture quality and it's very well designed, and easy to use. It's an impressive value for money and best selling 4K 43" TV, with very low running costs and the latest technology.
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#11

89

LG 55UK6300

388 Reviews
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£399.99

55"
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89mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Mar 2018
A bargain price and excellently reviewed 4K 55" television, very good for playing games. This television has outstanding picture quality and sound quality, and it's very easy to use.
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#12

89

Samsung UE55NU7400

37 Reviews
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£589.00

55"
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59.3mm
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£140
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
This television has brilliant picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed. It's an amazingly highly rated and very popular 4K 55" television, with ok running costs and a fair price.
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#13

89

LG OLED55B8

132 Reviews
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£1,150.00

55"
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46.9mm
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£150
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
A multi award winning and top of the range 4K 55" TV, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites. It has brilliant picture quality and sound quality, and it's really well designed.
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#14

89

Philips 50PUS6503

95 Reviews
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£376.08

50"
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68.2mm
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
This television has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's really well designed. It's a top-rated and excellent value for money 4K 50" television, with a good spec and low running costs.
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#15

89

Samsung UE65NU7400

12 Reviews
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£824.66

65"
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59.7mm
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£160
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
This TV has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed. It's a top-rated and very popular 4K 59.7mm thick TV, with ok running costs and a huge 65" display diagonal.
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#16

88

Samsung QE49Q6FN

24 Reviews
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£799.00

49"
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54.9mm
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£130
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
A positively reviewed and relatively new 4K 49" TV, with low running costs and a fair price. This TV has outstanding picture quality and it's really easy to use, and well designed.
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#17

88

LG 55UK6500

4 Reviews
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£499.00

55"
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63.8mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
An excellently reviewed and top-value 4K 55" television, with low running costs and a great spec. It has brilliant picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed.
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#18

88

Samsung UN65NU7100

881 Reviews
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£879.00

64.5"
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59.7mm
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£130
Over 5 years
Sep 2018
A massive and critically acclaimed 4K 59.7mm thick TV, with a very good spec and the latest technology. It has brilliant picture quality, good sound quality and it's really easy to setup.
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#19

88

Samsung UE55NU7500

16 Reviews
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£599.90

55"
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103.2mm
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£130
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
A positively reviewed and newly released 4K 55" TV, with low running costs and a very good spec. This TV has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed.
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#20

88

LG 65UK6300

264 Reviews
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£694.99

65"
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90mm
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£200
Over 5 years
Mar 2018
A very popular and positively reviewed 4K 90mm thick TV, with ok running costs and a huge 65" display diagonal. It has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's [an excellent] size.

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What Are The Best TV Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every TV and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated TV brand is Samsung with an average rating of 91%. Compare all award winning TVs.

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Samsung TVs 2,716 £75 - £16,998
91%
56,597 reviews
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Sharp TVs 353 £130 - £1,395
89%
4,255 reviews
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LG TVs 2,317 £130 - £24,995
88%
33,164 reviews
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VIZIO TVs 192
86%
6,630 reviews
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Toshiba TVs 494 £98 - £1,699
83%
3,578 reviews
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Philips TVs 1,457 £76 - £2,499
83%
4,610 reviews
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Sony TVs 752 £200 - £8,799
82%
2,558 reviews
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TCL TVs 39 £186 - £849
80%
1,391 reviews
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Hisense TVs 168 £199 - £2,999
80%
1,855 reviews
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Sceptre TVs 28
77%
3,325 reviews
#11
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JVC TVs 235 £115 - £599
74%
1,727 reviews
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Hitachi TVs 47 £134 - £134
72%
591 reviews
#13
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Logik TVs 31 £90 - £369
67%
647 reviews
#14
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Panasonic TVs 591 £140 - £7,000
67%
783 reviews
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Cello TVs 74 £102 - £2,280
66%
754 reviews
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LOEWE TVs 86 £1,299 - £15,000
62%
210 reviews
#17
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Seiki TVs 43 £135 - £280
57%
265 reviews
#18
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Finlux TVs 54
53%
119 reviews
#19
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Changhong TVs 40
45%
38 reviews
#20
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TechniSat TVs 23
36%
11 reviews
#21
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Metz TVs 22
34%
7 reviews
#22
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Vestel TVs 47
27%
3 reviews
#23
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Reflexion TVs 30 £171 - £262
26%
5 reviews
#24
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Grundig TVs 226 £250 - £523
23%
4 reviews
#25
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Orion TVs 68
20%
9 reviews
#26
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Coby TVs 25
19%
14 reviews
#27
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Thomson TVs 48
16%
3 reviews
#28
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Haier TVs 64
11%
2 reviews
#29
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Medion TVs 42
#30 United TVs 21
#31
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Dyon TVs 21
#32
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Electriq TVs 22 £155 - £1,150
#33
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Nordmende TVs 22
#34
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QBell Technology TVs 25
#35
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Hyundai TVs 44
#36
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Akai TVs 51 £257 - £1,599
#37
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Salora TVs 105
#38
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MYSTERY TVs 32
#39
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TCL-Digital TVs 38
#40
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Telefunken TVs 81 £163 - £210
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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 a 4k TV?
A4K TVs are ultra-high definition - they have a horizontal resolution of around 4,000 pixels, which is 4 times higher than "Full HD". This means the image will stay sharp even with larger screen sizes.
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 do I need to watch Netflix?
ATo watch Netflix on your TV, you will need a Smart TV-enabled device (most modern TVs have this capability), a net connection hooked up to the TV, and a Netflix account.
QWhat is a 3D TV?
A3D TVs have the technology to display compatible programmes and movies in 3D, adding increased depth and realism. However they require both special glasses and 3D-compatible media to properly function. They also require a large-sized screen screen - at least 40" or larger. When these requirements are all met however, they provide an immersion hard to gain from any other TV.
QWhat is the difference between Passive & Active 3D?
AThere are 2 forms of 3D projection current used for 3D TVs. Passive 3D isn?t as detailed, but the TV and glasses required are cheaper. Moreover the glasses tend to be lighter and more comfortable to wear.

Active 3D, on the other hand, is higher resolution and gives a much better 3D image. However the equipment required tends to be more expensive, and the glasses are bulkier and heavier to wear.
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.
QWhat is an OLED TV?
AOLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs are a new technology that utilises a large number of coloured LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), each one producing a single pixel, together making up the whole screen. Because they don't require a backlight like LCD or LED TVs screens, the colour depth and contrast are far superior, however they are far more expensive.

How to Find the Best TV to Buy

Most people would agree: Buying a TV can be really confusing. It can seem complicated to understand what's behind the technical jargon and what the advantages and disadvantages of technologies like ‘HD Ready’, ‘OLED TVs’ and ‘Edge-lit LED TVs’ really are.

But it doesn’t have to be difficult to find the best TV for your room and budget. We will explain the different technologies in detail and highlight exactly what to look out for when choosing a new TV.

One of the first questions people ask is: what size TV do I need? When it comes to choosing the right size TV, there is one simple rule:

Buy the biggest TV you can afford and your room can accommodate.

It is incredibly easy to get used to a large TV. At first, you might think that a new TV is huge, but after a short while, you will become used to it and wonder how you ever lived with the small TV you had before. Wishing they had bought a bigger TV is one of the most common regrets people have.

Luckily, large televisions have become incredibly affordable in recent years and there are many TV deals available, including larger sizes of 50-inches and above.

The Difference Between Full HD, HD Ready 1080p and HD Ready Explained

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TVs advertised as ‘Full HD’ or ‘HD Ready 1080p’ can handle and display High-Definition signals with 1080 horizontal lines. Most likely, these TVs also have a built in HD tuner such as Freeview HD.

Many televisions are also advertised as ‘HD Ready’. This is not the same as Full HD. It means the television can handle a HD signal from an external source such as a DVD Player or Sky, but it can only display 720 horizontal lines. This is less than Full HD but still better than the standard TV signal.

For small TVs (up to 32 inches), 720p HD Ready will be sufficient. If you are looking for anything larger, it makes sense to choose a television with a higher resolution.
Full HD TV prices have dropped significantly over the last couple of years making a Full HD TV with 1080p resolution great value for money.

When A 4K TV Makes Sense – And When It Doesn’t

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Ultra HD TVs have been all the rage since their release a couple of years ago and there are now 4K TVs for sale from all the big brands, including Samsung and Sony.

4K refers to a horizontal resolution of around 4,000 pixels (usually 3840 x 2160 pixels). This means the resolution of an Ultra HD 4K television is four times higher compared to Full HD.

But why is this important?

As TVs get bigger, it is necessary to increase the screen resolution to prevent individual pixels becoming visible. With 4K resolution, images remains super-sharp even on a 80-inch television.

4K TVs have been on sale for a number of years and prices have reduced dramatically and there are some great 4K TV deals available. But:

4K content is not widely available yet, although this is improving gradually. Netflix started streaming it’s in-house produced series “House of Cards” and ‘Breaking Bad” in 4K resolution in 2014 and YouTube started supporting 4K as early as 2010.

So, is a 4K television worth its higher price? This really depends on your personal preference. If you are looking for the latest technology and are willing to pay slightly more for an ultra-sharp picture then 4K might well be a great choice. Especially for screen sizes above 55 inches, a 4K television will provide you with the highest picture quality available today.

A Cinematic Experience Like No Other: Curved Screen TVs

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A couple of years ago, curved screen TVs from Samsung and other manufacturers appeared on the scene. They look stylish and promise a more immersive viewing experience.

We all know that manufactures are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to market their products and some have said that a slightly different screen shape is just an attempt to generate sales. However, others say that curved screen TVs have real benefits:

Some people have reported a more immersive viewing experience due to the screen gently ‘wrapping’ around the viewers filed of vision. Each point on the curved screen has the same distance from the viewer when sitting in the ‘sweet spot’, which is usually 10-13 feet away. Reflections and distortions, which can be a problem on flat screen TVs, will also be slightly reduced.

However, due to the curve, the edges of the screen can also appear to be slightly larger than the centre of the screen. This ‘bow tie’ effect is noticeable to varying degrees and also depends on the viewer’s vertical position.

Prices of curved screen TVs are usually higher than flat televisions, although you might feel that the stylish appearance is well worth the added cost.

Special curved screen TV brackets are also available for wall-mounting.

Access Amazing Content With Smart TVs

Smart TVs can be connected to the Internet and give you access to a huge range of content, apps and games. Most TVs released these days have ‘smart’ capability. While you can still watch TV using the built-in tuner, the Smart Hub of your TV gives you access to a whole new world of content:

  • Watch movies, documentaries and your favourite series on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
  • Missed a programme? Not a problem with catch-up TV services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4 on Demand and Sky Go.
  • Stay connected with apps including Skype, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Browse the web, just like you would on a PC or smartphone. Most smart televisions have built-in web browsers although some are easier to use than others.
  • Each manufacturers includes additional services like guides, recommendations of what to watch and customisation options.

Every manufacturer has their own preferred operating system and Smart TV platforms tend to change every couple of years.

As operating systems become more sophisticated, many services which were previously available as separate apps have now been integrated into the user interface. Before buying a TV make sure it has all the apps you want to use.

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To find the best smart TV for your needs it’s worth knowing a bit more about the differences:

Samsung Smart TVs have had an overhaul for 2015 and Samsung’s Smart Hub is now built on it’s Tizen OS. A horizontal strip along the bottom provides easy access to apps and shortcuts. There is a slight similarity to LG’s webOS. Samsung’s operating system allows access to all the UK’s catch-up TV apps.

Sony, Sharp and Philips are using Google's Android TV OS to varying degrees. Andriod is offering rich content and apps with an easy to use interface.

Panasonic’s Firefox OS is the simplest and best-looking Smart TV interface around. It scores highly for being easy to customise but doesn’t compare to Google’s Android OS on content although it includes all popular apps such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

LG has completely refreshed its smart interface with the release of webOS 2.0 in 2014. It is fast and relies on an app bar located at the bottom of the screen, not unlike Samsung’s Smart TVs. Content is pretty good although it can be a bit tricky to use. Some smart TV reviews have pointed out that it may take a short while to get used to.

Another Dimension: 3D TV

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The first 3D TVs became available a few years ago and especially higher-end LED and LCD TVs often have 3D capability.

While manufacturers are currently directing most of their attention towards ultra high-resolution displays, 3D TVs are not dead and can offer an additional sense of depth that provides a similar experience as watching a 3D movie in the cinema.

There are a few things to keep in mind about 3D TVs:

  • Screen size is important to provide a good 3D experience. A 32-inch 3D TVs might be too small for it to work well, so aim for a screen of at least 40 inches or bigger.
  • Make sure you watch from the optimal distance and avoid sitting at an angle to get the best 3D effect.
  • While 3D TVs without glasses would be ideal, they are required control the picture each eye sees to create the 3D effect. Check how many 3D glasses are included before buying a TV and make sure they sit comfortable.
  • There are two types of 3D television technology: active and passive. Each has it's own advantages and cost.

Passive 3D TVs

Mostly used by LG 3D TVs
Not as detailed as active 3D
Glasses are cheap and use a similar technology as 3D cinemas

Active 3D TVs

Used by Panasonic, Samsung and Sony
Higher resolution 3D image
Glasses synchronise with the TV
Glasses are heavier and more bulky & expensive

Are 3D TVs Worth the Money?

A lack of available, free content has been one of the biggest obstacles preventing 3D TV from becoming widely adopted.

Connecting a 3D compatible Blu-ray player is probably the best way to enjoy 3D content.

There are currently no 3D TV programmes available for free but some broadcasters like Sky, Virgin Media and BT vision offer a limited amount of 3D on-demand content to their subscribers.

LCD TVs vs LED TVs – Advantages & Differences Explained

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LCD is the most common type of display used in TVs today. The days of plasma TVs are over and while OLED TVs are predicted to be the future, they are still relatively expensive. More recently all major brands have marketed ‘LED TVs’ as the new must-haves.

So, what exactly is the difference between LED and LCD TVs? Actually, the difference is not as great you might think:

A liquid crystal display (LCD) creates a picture by shining light from behind the screen through a matrix of coloured liquid crystal cells. Each pixel is controlled individually and adjusters how much light and colour is let through.

The backlight in ‘traditional’ LCD screens is created by a relatively small number of lamps. LED TVs, on the other hand, use a much larger number of tiny LEDs to create the backlight. This allows for much thinner displays, since the LEDs are much smaller.

The difference between LCD and LED televisions lies in their source of backlight. However the underlying screen technology is the same.

Back-lit vs Edge-lit LED TVs

In the search for ever-slimmer displays, manufactures are increasingly promoting edge-lit LED televisions. These models have tiny LEDs placed around the edge of the screen allowing for super-slim displays. The picture on some edge-lit TVs used to suffer from inconsistent lighting levels but the technology has improved a lot in recent years so this should no longer be an issue.

A direct-lit LED TV has lights covering the rear of the screen. While this ensures light is evenly distributed it does not allow screens to be as thin as edge-lit televisions.

OLED TVs – Everything You Need to Know

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OLED is a completely different technology compared to LCD. The pixels in and OLED produce their own light instead of relying on a backlight. This is why OLED pixels are also called ‘emissive’. The technology is similar to the screens used in more expensive mobile phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge.

Because each pixel emits its own light, controlling each pixel’s brightness is much easier resulting in better contrasts and deeper blacks. On LCD screens the display is not always completely black as some of the backlight shines through.

Prices for OLED TVs tend to be higher, although OLED TVs are now common enough that some price deals are starting to emerge. OLED TVs are incredibly difficult to produce and only a few manufacturers have ventured into this field so far.

TV Retailers, Prices and Features

TV Prices

TVs range in price from £75 to £24,995 and in total we found prices for 1097 TVs. A new TV costs on average £900 and 80% of TVs are priced between £190 and £1,799. The Samsung UE32F5000 is the cheapest television at only £75, and LG OLED77W7 is the most expensive at £24,995.

TV Brands - Price Range

LOEWE TVs start at £1,299 and their most expensive TV costs £15,000. The average price of LOEWE TVs is £4,806 which is the highest average price of all TV brands.

The second highest average TV price out of all brands is NEC TVs with an average price of £1,508. NEC TVs range in price from £1,218 to £1,799.

The average price of Sony televisions is £1,269 which is the third highest average price of all TV brands. Sony televisions range in price from £200 to £8,799.

TV Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 14,035 expert reviews and 111,445 user reviews for TVs and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of TV. The top three TV brands are Samsung, Sharp and LG. Samsung has an average rating of 91%, Sharp has an average rating of 89% and LG has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest TV Retailers

We found 763 current offers for TVs from eBay making it the biggest TV retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 242 current offers for TVs. The third biggest retailer is PC World Business with 240 current TV offers.

When Are Most New Televisions Released?

March to April is the most common period for new TVs to be released in. If you wait until March 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your TV. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current TVs cheaper in March once the latest models have been released. In March 2017 277 new TVs were released making it the biggest month that year for new television releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new television releases was September, with 585 new TVs released that month. April was the biggest month in 2015 for new TVs, with 349 new TVs released that month.

How Fast Do TV Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, televisions drop in price by 17% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £157 on a typical £900 new television by waiting 6 months before buying.

HD Types

HD Type on a TV refers to the type of high definition image that the TV is capable of displaying (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).

We found 6,085 televisions that are Full HD televisions, which makes Full HD the most common HD type amongst new televisions. 4K is the second most frequently found HD type amongst new TVs. We found 2,838 TVs that are 4K TVs.

The better the HD type the better the image resolution and the perceived sharpness of the image will be. Images will appear more life like and realistic. This will be more noticeable on a TV with a larger display diagonal.

Display Diagonals

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

The display diagonals of TVs range from 7" to 110". The display diagonals of most TVs range from 40" to 50". The Samsung UE88KS9800, which can be purchased for £16,998.00, has the largest display diagonal and is an 88" TV. The Supersonic SC-1311, which sells for £146.98, has the smallest display diagonal and is a 13.3" TV.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

OLED / QLED Technologies

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

Of the 11,636 new TVs currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are televisions which do not feature OLED / QLED technology. 11,429 out of 11,636 are televisions which do not feature OLED / QLED technology and only 2% of TVs are TVs which feature OLED / QLED technology.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Thicknesses

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

Across the range of televisions, the thicknesses range from 2.7mm to 966.4mm. The thicknesses of most televisions range from 50mm to 70mm. The Linsar 65UHD520, which is on sale for £579.00, has the thickest thickness and is a 904mm thick TV. The TV with the thinnest thickness is the LG OLED65W8, which is a 3.85mm thick television and can be purchased for £3,999.00.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Energy Efficiency of TVs

The Energy Efficiency Class of a TV shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

We found 2,815 TVs that have an energy efficiency rating of A, which makes this the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new TVs. The second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new televisions is A+. We found 2,606 televisions that have an energy efficiency rating of A+.

A TV with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Televisions?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying TVs. For each retailer it shows the total number of TVs where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying TVs. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 522 of their TV prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of TVs for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for TVs by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of television prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's television prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 68.4% of their TV prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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