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Compare the Best TVs for FilmsDecember 2018

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We have determined best TVs for watching films on by analysing all the expert and user TV reviews for comments made about watching films and combining this user feedback with the TV screen size, resolution, contrast ratio and price to determine the overall best products. Out ranking methodology is completely impartial and heavily based on real world experience of people actually using the TV for films.
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Samsung UA55MU7000

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£719.00

55"
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4K
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54.8mm
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£320
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A fully featured and fairly new 4K 55" TV, with ok running costs.

78

Sony KD55XE7002

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£429.99

55"
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4K
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58mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A fully featured but 2 year old 4K 55" TV, with low running costs.

81

LG 55UJ701

55 Reviews
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£419.99

55"
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4K
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39.7mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A positively reviewed and fully featured 4K 55" TV, with low running costs. It has outstanding picture quality and sound quality, and it's really well designed.

82

LG 43LJ614

22 Reviews
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£436.71

43"
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Full HD
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80mm
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£71
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
An astoundingly economical to run and top-rated Full HD 43" television, with a reasonable price and a good spec. It has outstanding sound quality and picture quality, and it's really easy to setup.
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76

Sony KD43XF8596

1 Review
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£768.80

43"
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4K
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58mm
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£100
Over 5 years
Feb 2018
A newly released and very economical to run 4K 43" TV, with a very good spec and very good user reviews.

80

Philips 65PUS6162

13 Reviews
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£956.40

65"
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4K
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71.4mm
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£98
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
This television has outstanding picture quality, it's easy to setup but it has a bad remote control. It's a fully featured and very highly rated 4K 71.4mm thick television, with very low running costs and a massive 65" display diagonal.

81

Sony KD55XE7073

3 Reviews
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£849.99

55"
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4K
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58mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
This TV has good picture quality. It's a top-rated and fairly new 4K 55" TV, with low running costs and a great spec.
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68

Electriq eiq‑49UHDT2SM

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£299.97

49"
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4K
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80mm
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
A fully featured but 2 year old 4K 49" TV.
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Digihome 40273SMHDLED

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£229.00

40"
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Full HD
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220mm
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(Unknown)
Sep 2016
A good spec but marginally out of date Full HD 40" TV.

79

Toshiba 55U6663DB

7 Reviews
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£300.00

55"
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4K
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93mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A positively reviewed and fully featured 4K 55" TV, with low running costs. It has good picture quality but has bad sound quality.
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Electriq eiq‑CV65UHDT2SM

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£569.97

65"
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4K
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130mm
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(Unknown)
Sep 2016
A fully featured but 2 year old 4K 130mm thick television.

78

Samsung UE55MU6670

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£450.00

55"
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4K
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97.4mm
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£150
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A positively reviewed but 2 year old 4K 55" TV, with low running costs and a very good spec.

78

Sony XE7002

6 Reviews
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£799.99

43"
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4K
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70mm
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£94
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very economical to run but 2 year old 4K 43" TV, with great user reviews and a very good spec. It has superb picture quality.
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80

Samsung UE75MU8000T

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£2,199.00

75"
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4K
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55.5mm
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£270
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
A newly released and fully featured 4K 55.5mm thick TV, with ok running costs and a massive 75" display diagonal.

76

Sharp LC‑40FG5341K

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£420.79

40"
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Full HD
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83.5mm
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£63
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A breathtakingly economical to run but marginally out of date Full HD 40" TV, with a good spec.
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78

Panasonic TX‑65FXW724

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£1,636.82

65"
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4K
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45mm
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£160
Over 5 years
Mar 2018
A recently released and huge 4K 45mm thick television, with a very good spec and low running costs.

77

Philips 50PUS7303

1 Review
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£700.00

50"
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4K
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68.2mm
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£110
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
A fully featured and new 4K 50" television, with very good user reviews and very low running costs.

79

LG 55UJ670

10 Reviews
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£549.99

55"
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4K
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64mm
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£120
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A fully featured and top-rated 4K 55" TV, with very low running costs. It has good picture quality, sound quality and it's good-looking.

78

Sony KD‑43XE7073

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£579.00

43"
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4K
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70mm
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£94
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A very economical to run and relatively new 4K 43" TV, with a great spec.

73

Grundig 55 VLX 7810 BP

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£523.03

55"
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4K
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78.6mm
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£150
Over 5 years
Apr 2018
A recently released and fully featured 4K 55" television, with low running costs.

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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.

TVs For Film

Televisions are excellent for watching films - from quiet emotional dramas to big blockbuster explosion fests. Watching films on a TV can take several forms: you can watch on terrestrial channels such as BBC or ITV, on the Video On Demand services such as iPlayer or Netflix, or just pop in a DVD!

Films can take many different forms - from brightly-coloured action movies with fast action, to dimly lit noir thrillers that take place 99% at night. Therefore we have tried to take into account all the factors that would be important across all types of movies when picking the best TVs for watching films. We’ve concentrated on the most important attributes for films. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!

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How to Choose a TV That is Good for Watching Films

OLED / QLED Technology

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.

OLED technology has an infinite contrast ratio. This means that the blacks are absolutely black as no light at all is emitted from this part of the screen. The result is that dark scenes in films are super clear.

Display Diagonal

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

For a truly immersive, cinema like experience it's hard to beat a massive screen. A large screen will fill a larger proportion of your field of vision and make you feel more absorbed in the film.

HD Type

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).

A high display resolution means that details in films will appear much sharper. Most films are available in Full HD (1920x1080) as standard these days and bluray players will play content in Full HD. Some streaming services are starting to provide content in even higher resolution such as 4K (3840x2160). Most cinemas project films in either 2K (1048x1080) or 4K.

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