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{Samsung HG49EE694
£511.18
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#1

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55PUS6162

Philips 55PUS6162

6 Reviews
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£479.00

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£83
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
The highest scoring 4K TV on the market, with low running costs and a recent release date
#2

87

UE50MU6120

Samsung UE50MU6120

20 Reviews
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£429.00

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£120
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A very popular and bargain price 50" 4K television, with OK running costs and a recent release date
#3

86

H55N5700

Hisense H55N5700

17 Reviews
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£548.99

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55"
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£130
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A top-rated and top-value 55" 4K TV, with alright running costs and good features
#4

86

UE55MU6220

Samsung UE55MU6220

59 Reviews
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£539.90

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55"
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£140
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A positively reviewed and top-value 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs and a recent release date
#5

86

UE49MU6400

Samsung UE49MU6400

143 Reviews
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£420.00

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49"
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A best selling and affordable 49" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#6

86

55UJ630

LG 55UJ630

3 Reviews
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£539.00

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55"
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£130
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An affordable and very popular 55" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#7

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UE55MU6100

Samsung UE55MU6100

17 Reviews
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£500.00

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55"
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£140
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
An impressive value for money and stunningly highly rated 55" 4K TV, with alright running costs and good features
#8

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UE55MU6120

Samsung UE55MU6120

20 Reviews
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£539.00

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Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An excellently reviewed and recently released 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs and good features
#9

86

UE55MU6200

Samsung UE55MU6200

6 Reviews
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£649.97

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Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A newly released and extremely highly rated 55" 4K TV, with moderate running costs and a very reasonable price
#10

86

UE43MU6100

Samsung UE43MU6100

5 Reviews
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£379.00

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43"
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£89
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
The highest scoring 40 inch TV available, with a recent release date and low running costs
#11

86

UE40MU6400

Samsung UE40MU6400

153 Reviews
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£320.00

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£78
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
The highest review score 40 inch TV around, with low running costs and good features
#12

86

QE55Q7

Samsung QE55Q7

209 Reviews + 10 Awards
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£1,149.99

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55"
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£170
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
The highest scoring OLED TV on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites
#13

86

UE55MU7000UXTK

Samsung UE55MU7000UXTK

20 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£949.00

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£140
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An award winning and new 55" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and a good price
#14

85

UE49MU6220

Samsung UE49MU6220

47 Reviews
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£469.90

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£110
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A very popular and highly rated 49" 4K television, with alright running costs and a recent release date
#15

85

55UJ750

LG 55UJ750

42 Reviews
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£689.00

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55"
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£94
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
The lowest running cost 4K TV available, with good features and a very fair price
#16

85

UE40MU6120K

Samsung UE40MU6120K

82 Reviews
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£348.00

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40"
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£79
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An excellently reviewed and affordable 40" 4K TV, with good features and low running costs
#17

84

UE55MU6400

Samsung UE55MU6400

137 Reviews
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£550.00

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55"
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£140
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A phenomenally cheap and best selling 55" 4K television, with average running costs and fantastic user reviews
#18

84

43UJ750

LG 43UJ750

14 Reviews
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£489.99

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43"
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£81
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A very highly rated and low cost 43" 4K television, with low running costs and good features
#19

84

OLED55B7

LG OLED55B7

72 Reviews + 14 Awards
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£1,439.90

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£140
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
The highest review score 55 inch TV on the market, good for watching sport
#20

84

49UJ750

LG 49UJ750

40 Reviews
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£582.61

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49"
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£94
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A top-rated and very cheap 49" 4K television, with low running costs and good features

84

43UJ651

LG 43UJ651

11 Reviews
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£429.00

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£88
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An affordable and top-rated 43" 4K TV, with good features and low running costs

84

UE55MU6500

Samsung UE55MU6500

43 Reviews
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£650.00

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55"
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£140
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
An extremely highly rated and very cheap 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs and good features

84

QE49Q7

Samsung QE49Q7

209 Reviews + 6 Awards
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£899.99

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49"
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£150
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A recently released and multi award winning 49" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 5 further awards from other expert sites

84

55UJ670

LG 55UJ670

54 Reviews
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£589.00

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55"
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A positively reviewed and cheap 55" 4K TV, with average running costs and good features

84

UE49MU6500S

Samsung UE49MU6500S

39 Reviews
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£578.00

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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
An impressive value for money and top-rated 49" 4K television, with alright running costs and good features

84

49SJ800V

LG 49SJ800V

27 Reviews
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£618.84

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£83
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A top-rated and best selling 49" 4K TV, good for watching films

83

UE50KU6000

Samsung UE50KU6000

284 Reviews
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£537.00

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50"
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£120
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A very cheap and highly rated 50" 4K TV, with OK running costs and good features

83

H43N5300

Hisense H43N5300

71 Reviews
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£329.00

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43"
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£160
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A remarkably highly rated and excellent value for money 43" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and good features

83

49UJ670

LG 49UJ670

38 Reviews
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£484.90

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49"
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79mm
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A positively reviewed and very popular 49" 4K TV, with moderate running costs and good features

83

UE65MU6200

Samsung UE65MU6200

5 Reviews
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£1,189.00

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65"
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£190
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A gigantic and sensationally highly rated 4K TV, very good for watching sport

82

UE49K5500

Samsung UE49K5500

345 Reviews
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£375.00

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£80
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A low cost and newly released 49" Full HD TV, with low running costs and marvellous user reviews

82

UE40KU6000

Samsung UE40KU6000

304 Reviews
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£429.00

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£77
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A positively reviewed and top-value 40" 4K television, with low running costs and good features

82

49UH610

LG 49UH610

98 Reviews
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£384.99

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49"
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£83
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
An excellently reviewed and low cost 49" 4K TV, with good features and low running costs

82

UE49KU6100

Samsung UE49KU6100

49 Reviews
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£429.00

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£110
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An excellently reviewed and top-value 49" 4K TV, good for playing games

82

43UJ670

LG 43UJ670

31 Reviews
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£399.00

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43"
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£88
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very good value for money and best selling 43" 4K TV, with good features and marvellous user reviews

82

UE49KS7000

Samsung UE49KS7000

67 Reviews + 6 Awards
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£649.99

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49"
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Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A new and multi award winning 49" 4K television, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites

82

UE55KU6500

Samsung UE55KU6500

5 Reviews
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£627.85

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55"
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£140
Over 5 years
May 2016
A top-rated and cheap 55" 4K TV, with average running costs and good features

82

49UJ630

LG 49UJ630

11 Reviews
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£449.00

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Over 5 years
Nov 2015
A bargain price but marginally out of date 49" 4K television, with good features and low running costs

82

H49M3000

Hisense H49M3000

25 Reviews
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£330.00

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49"
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£120
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
An astoundingly cheap and critically acclaimed 49" 4K television, good for playing games

82

60UJ750

LG 60UJ750

25 Reviews
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£886.97

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£120
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
The highest scoring 60 inch TV around, with alright running costs and a fair price

81

QE65Q7

Samsung QE65Q7

205 Reviews + 6 Awards
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£1,799.00

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65"
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£190
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A recently released and multi award winning 4K OLED/QLED technology television, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites

81

OLED55E6

LG OLED55E6

198 Reviews + 19 Awards
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£1,799.00

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55"
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£190
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A high-quality and multi award winning 55" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites

81

UE43M5520

Samsung UE43M5520

12 Reviews
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£339.00

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43"
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£72
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A stunningly cheap and new 43" Full HD TV, with low running costs and marvellous user reviews

81

49UJ635V

LG 49UJ635V

85 Reviews
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£499.00

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An impressive value for money and excellently reviewed 49" 4K TV, with good features

81

49LJ594

LG 49LJ594

98 Reviews
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£320.00

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49"
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£87
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
An amazingly cheap and positively reviewed 49" Full HD television, with low running costs but only average features

81

H50M3300

Hisense H50M3300

292 Reviews
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£419.00

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£110
Over 5 years
May 2016
A very highly rated and affordable 50" 4K television, with OK running costs and good features

81

UE32M5520AW

Samsung UE32M5520AW

52 Reviews
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£279.00

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£56
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A top-rated and sensationally cheap 32" Full HD television, with a recent release date but only middle of the road features

81

QE65Q8

Samsung QE65Q8

57 Reviews + 5 Awards
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£1,850.00

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65"
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£190
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A gigantic and new 4K OLED/QLED technology TV, with OK running costs and great features

81

UE49MU7000

Samsung UE49MU7000

17 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£729.99

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49"
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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A relatively new and award winning 49" 4K TV, with OK running costs and a good price

81

H55M6600

Hisense H55M6600

37 Reviews
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£579.00

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£140
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
A positively reviewed and newly released 55" 4K TV, with average running costs and good features

81

OLED65B7

LG OLED65B7

78 Reviews + 10 Awards
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£2,274.99

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£190
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
Great for watching sport, this is the highest review score OLED TV around

81

UE43M5500

Samsung UE43M5500

47 Reviews
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£340.00

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£72
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
A bargain price and top-rated 43" Full HD TV, with low running costs but only average features

81

QE65Q9F

Samsung QE65Q9F

34 Reviews + 7 Awards
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£2,599.00

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Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An enormous and multi award winning 4K OLED/QLED technology TV, with OK running costs and an amazingly thin 24.9mm thickness

81

43UJ635V

LG 43UJ635V

203 Reviews
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£399.00

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43"
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Mar 2017
An astoundingly highly rated and bargain price 43" 4K TV, with good features

81

OLED55B6V

LG OLED55B6V

57 Reviews + 9 Awards
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£1,099.00

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£190
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A fully featured and multi award winning 55" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs but representing not very good value for money

81

UE55MU8000TXTK

Samsung UE55MU8000TXTK

9 Reviews + 1 Award
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£1,098.00

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55"
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£140
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An award winning and very popular 55" 4K television, with average running costs but representing only moderate value for money

81

H43M3000

Hisense H43M3000

69 Reviews
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£325.00

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43"
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£140
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A bargain price and top-rated 43" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and good features

81

43LJ594

LG 43LJ594

27 Reviews
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£299.00

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£69
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A best selling and excellent value for money 43" Full HD TV, with outstanding user reviews and very low running costs

80

H65N5750

Hisense H65N5750

3 Reviews
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£889.00

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Over 5 years
Jun 2017
A giant and positively reviewed 4K 76mm thick television, with OK running costs and good features

80

UE55M5510AW

Samsung UE55M5510AW

323 Reviews
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£649.00

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Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A very highly rated and fairly new 55" Full HD TV, with good features and a fair price

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Find out how TV brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their TVs. Click on a link to compare all TVs made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of TVs Price Range Average Rating
Samsung logo Samsung TVs 350 £90 - £14,000 84%
LG logo LG TVs 311 £99 - £19,999 84%
Sony logo Sony TVs 174 £100 - £19,995 76%
Philips logo Philips TVs 115 £99 - £2,719 76%
Panasonic logo Panasonic TVs 109 £129 - £17,500 73%
Hisense logo Hisense TVs 49 £190 - £2,499 84%
JVC logo JVC TVs 36 £120 - £479 67%
Toshiba logo Toshiba TVs 35 £120 - £1,744 74%
Cello logo Cello TVs 29 £102 - £1,830 77%
Sharp logo Sharp TVs 25 £74 - £25,755 73%
Other brands Other TV Brands 124 £80 - £9,000

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LG
49UJ630
£449.00
13% larger
display
diagonal
LG 49LJ594
LG
49LJ594
£320.00
£129 cheaper
Better brand
User reviews
are better
VS
Sony KDL-43WE753BU
Sony
KDL-43WE753BU
£449.00
Better for
watching films
18% thinner
Cheaper to run
by £4 over
five years
Samsung UE49K5500
Samsung
UE49K5500
£375.00
Better brand
49% thinner
Better for
watching films
VS
LG 49LJ594
LG
49LJ594
£320.00
£55 cheaper
User reviews
are better
Samsung UE49KU6500
Samsung
UE49KU6500
£549.00
User reviews
are a bit
better
Better for
watching films
VS
Samsung UE49KU6100
Samsung
UE49KU6100
£429.00
£120 cheaper
Better for
playing games
Better for
watching sport
LG 49SJ810
LG
49SJ810
£849.00
Better for
watching sport
0.1mm thinner
VS
LG 49SJ800V
LG
49SJ800V
£618.84
£230 cheaper
More popular
Better for
watching films
Samsung UE49KS8000
Samsung
UE49KS8000
£799.00
Better
Benchmark.pl
review score
Two more awards
User reviews
are a lot
better
VS
Samsung UE49KS7000
Samsung
UE49KS7000
£649.99
£149 cheaper
Better Expert
Reviews review
score
Better Trusted
Reviews review
score
Sony KD49XE8004
Sony
KD49XE8004
£579.00
£20 cheaper
Better for
watching films
Larger display
diagonal
VS
Sony KD43XE8396
Sony
KD43XE8396
£599.00
Cheaper to run
by £21 over
five years
Sony KD49XE8004
Sony
KD49XE8004
£579.00
£70 cheaper
More popular
Better for
watching films
VS
Sony KD49XE8396
Sony
KD49XE8396
£649.00
Cheaper to run
by £3 over
five years
Samsung UE55KS8000
Samsung
UE55KS8000
£750.00
9% thinner
VS
Samsung UE55KS7000
Samsung
UE55KS7000
£750.00
Better user
reviews
LG 55SJ850
LG
55SJ850
£898.99
A bit thinner
VS
LG 55SJ810
LG
55SJ810
£879.00
£20 cheaper
Expert reviews
are a bit
better
9% cheaper to
run over five
years
Sony KD55XD7005
Sony
KD55XD7005
£699.00
£150 cheaper
More popular
VS
Sony KD55XD8005
Sony
KD55XD8005
£849.00
78% thinner
Cheaper to run
by £23 over
five years
Better for
playing games
Samsung UE40MU6100
Samsung
UE40MU6100
£325.00
Better for
watching films
VS
Samsung UE40MU6400
Samsung
UE40MU6400
£320.00
£5 cheaper
More popular
Significantly
better expert
reviews
Samsung UE40KU6400
Samsung
UE40KU6400
£439.00
Thinner
VS
Samsung UE40KU6000
Samsung
UE40KU6000
£429.00
£10 cheaper
User reviews
are a little
better
Samsung UE49KS7000
Samsung
UE49KS7000
£649.99
£80 cheaper
Three more
awards
Better
Techradar
review score
VS
Samsung UE49MU7000
Samsung
UE49MU7000
£729.99
Considerably
better user
reviews
Better for
watching sport
Samsung UE40KU6470
Samsung
UE40KU6470
£399.99
£99 cheaper
0% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Samsung UE40MU6470U
Samsung
UE40MU6470U
£499.00
Slightly
thinner
LG 49UJ634
LG
49UJ634
£439.00
£10 cheaper
Better for
watching sport
VS
LG 49UJ630
LG
49UJ630
£449.00
£3 cheaper to
run over five
years
LG 49UH620
LG
49UH620
£420.00
User reviews
are better
VS
LG 49UH610
LG
49UH610
£384.99
£35 cheaper
Better for
watching films
Samsung UE40MU6400
Samsung
UE40MU6400
£320.00
£28 cheaper
16% thinner
Cheaper to run
by £2 over
five years
VS
Samsung UE40MU6120K
Samsung
UE40MU6120K
£348.00
More popular
User reviews
are better
Better for
watching films
Sony KD49XE9005
Sony
KD49XE9005
£995.00
Better for
playing games
Better for
watching sport
Better for
watching films
VS
Sony KD49XE8005
Sony
KD49XE8005
£629.00
£366 cheaper
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
14% cheaper to
run over five
years

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

Television Prices

Televisions range in price from £82 to £19,999 and in total we found prices for 1376 televisions. On average, a new TV costs £926 and 80% of televisions are priced between £189 and £1,789. The cheapest TV that we found is the Philips 40PFH5300 at only £83, and the most expensive is the LG OLED77G7 at £19,999.

TV Brands - Price Range

LOEWE televisions start at £849 and the most expensive LOEWE TV costs £9,000. The highest average TV price out of all brands is LOEWE televisions with an average price of £4,103.

The second highest average television price out of all brands is Sony TVs with an average price of £1,267. Sony TVs range in price from £100 to £19,995.

The average price of NEC TVs is £1,218 which is the third highest average price of all TV brands. NEC TVs start at £1,218 and the most expensive NEC TV costs £1,218.

Television Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 9,761 expert reviews and 163,499 user reviews for TVs from across the internet and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of TV. The top rated television brand is Goodmans with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is Logik with 92% and the third best brand is Samsung with 91%.

Biggest Television Retailers

We found 645 current offers for TVs from eBay making it the biggest television retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 437 current offers for TVs. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 256 current television offers.

When Are Most New Televisions Released?

Most new TVs tend to be released between July and September. In September 2016 462 new televisions were released making it the biggest month that year for new TV releases. 357 new TVs were released in April 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new television releases. In 2014 most new TVs were released in July, with 313 new TVs released that month.

How Fast Do TV Prices Drop After Release?

New TVs drop in price by an average of 13% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new television costing £926, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £117.

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 televisions range from 13.3" to 105". The display diagonals of the majority of TVs range from 49" to 56". The LG98UB980 has the largest display diagonal. This TV is a 98" television and currently retails for £18,999.00. The TV with the smallest display diagonal is the LG98UB980, which is a 13.3" TV and can be purchased for £136.98.

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 viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

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 2,670 TVs that are Full HD televisions, which makes Full HD the most common HD type amongst new TVs. We found 1,702 TVs that are 4K TVs, making this the second most frequently found HD type amongst new 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.

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 5,346 new TVs currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are TVs which do not feature OLED/QLED technology. 5,240 out of 5,346 TVs are TVs which do not feature OLED/QLED technology and only 117 out of 5,346 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 TVs, the thicknesses range from 1.75mm to 100mm. The thicknesses of most TVs range from 56mm to 65mm. The television with the thickest thickness is the Toshiba49U5766DB, which is a 100mm thick television and currently retails for £349.99. The TV with the thinnest thickness is the Toshiba49U5766DB, which is a 4mm thick TV and is on sale for £6,999.00.

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.

A is the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new TVs. We found 1,376 TVs that have an energy efficiency rating of A. We found 1,358 TVs that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, making this the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new TVs.

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.

Biggest Television Retailers

We found 645 current offers for TVs from eBay making it the biggest TV retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 437 current offers for TVs. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 256 current TV offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for TVs?

With the cheapest price on 393 TVs, eBay is most frequently the cheapest television retailer.

Proportion of Televisions for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of television for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 60.9% of its TVs.

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