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Compare the Best TVs for FilmsFebruary 2019

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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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LG 55LV340

VESA Mounting
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£834.04

55"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
78.74mm
Info
£89
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very economical to run but 2 year old Full HD 55" TV, with a good spec.

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LG 55UB830

3 Reviews
3D Smart TV
VESA Mounting Wi-Fi
Timeshift Noise Reduction1 more
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
3D
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
Timeshift
Noise Reduction
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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55"
Info
Info
4K
Info
37.8mm
Info
£150
Over 5 years
Jun 2014
A fully featured and classic 4K 55" television, with low running costs and an spectacularly thin 37.8mm thickness. It is 3D and supports Wi-Fi. Owners report that this television has a good 3D picture quality but has a bad contrast ratio.

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Toshiba 49U7763D

19 Reviews
Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi Bluetooth
Screen Mirroring
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Screen Mirroring
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49"
Info
Info
4K
Info
55mm
Info
£100
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A positively reviewed and fairly new 4K 49" TV, with very low running costs and a very good spec. It supports Wi-Fi and has a thickness of 55mm. A number of reviews mentioned that it has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's easy to use.

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Toshiba 55U6763D

22 Reviews
Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi Bluetooth
4K Ultra HD Upscaling
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
4K Ultra HD Upscaling
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55"
Info
Info
4K
Info
91mm
Info
£120
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A fairly new and top-rated 4K 55" television, with low running costs and a very good spec. Purchasers report that this television has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's really easy to setup.

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Samsung UE49M5502AK

Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi ConnectShare (USB)
Screen Mirroring Timeshift
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
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Screen Mirroring
Timeshift
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£456.16

49"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
55.1mm
Info
£86
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A very economical to run and fairly new Full HD 49" TV, with a good spec. It supports Wi-Fi and has a thickness of 55.1mm.

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Samsung UN75NU7100

349 Reviews
Multiroom Smart TV
VESA Mounting Wi-Fi
ConnectShare (USB) Screen Mirroring1 more
4K Ultra HD Upscaling
Multiroom
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
ConnectShare (USB)
Screen Mirroring
4K Ultra HD Upscaling
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£1,499.00

75"
Info
Info
4K
Info
60.6mm
Info
£190
Over 5 years
Sep 2018
A positively reviewed and new 4K 60.6mm thick television, with ok running costs and a gigantic 75" display diagonal. Reviews indicate that this television has superb picture quality, it's a very good size and very easy to setup.

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LG 65SJ850

10 Reviews
Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
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£949.99

65"
Info
Info
4K
Info
59mm
Info
£200
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A fully featured and critically acclaimed 4K 65" TV, with average running costs and one of the largest display diagonals available. Purchasers report that it has superb picture quality and it's good-looking.

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Cello C55ANSMT‑4K

Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi ConnectShare (USB)
Screen Mirroring Timeshift
Smart TV
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Timeshift
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£706.74

55"
Info
Info
4K
Info
86mm
Info
£200
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A fully featured but 3 year old 4K 55" television, with moderate running costs.

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Cello C65ANSMT‑4K

Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi ConnectShare (USB)
Screen Mirroring Timeshift
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
ConnectShare (USB)
Screen Mirroring
Timeshift
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£699.99

65"
Info
Info
4K
Info
87mm
Info
£340
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A fully featured but 3 year old 4K 87mm thick TV, with moderate running costs and a massive 65" display diagonal.

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LG 60SJ850

6 Reviews
Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
Smart TV
VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi
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£1,489.31

60"
Info
Info
4K
Info
59mm
Info
£170
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A positively reviewed and fully featured 4K 60" television, with ok running costs. Purchasers report that this television has good picture quality.

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LG 65B6

OLED / QLED Technology Smart TV
VESA Mounting Wi-Fi
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Noise Reduction
OLED / QLED Technology
Smart TV
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Bluetooth
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£3,904.87

65"
Info
Info
4K
Info
48.6mm
Info
£210
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A gigantic OLED / QLED technology and enormous 4K 48.6mm thick TV, with moderate running costs and spec.

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LG 65UK6400

3 Reviews
Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi Bluetooth
Timeshift Noise Reduction
Smart TV
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Bluetooth
Timeshift
Noise Reduction
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£699.00

65"
Info
Info
4K
Info
89.9mm
Info
£200
Over 5 years
Mar 2018
A relatively new and very highly rated 4K 65" TV, with ok running costs and a great spec. A number of reviews mentioned that it has brilliant picture quality and sound quality, and it's very well designed.

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Akai CTV654

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£1,599.00

65"
Info
Info
4K
Info
138mm
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2019
A recently released and fully featured 4K 138mm thick television.

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Akai AKTV433

Smart TV Wi-Fi
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Wi-Fi
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£399.00

43"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
89mm
Info
£99
Over 5 years
Jan 2019
The latest 40 inch TV on the market.

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NEC MultiSync E554

VESA Mounting
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£1,218.00

55"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
63.5mm
Info
£220
Over 5 years
Jun 2013
A good spec but 6 year old Full HD 55" television, with moderate running costs.

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Telesystem 40 LED08

Smart TV VESA Mounting
Wi-Fi Screen Mirroring
Timeshift
Smart TV
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Timeshift
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£284.98

40"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
86mm
Info
(Unknown)
Nov 2018
A good spec and new Full HD 40" TV.

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LG 50PB660

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
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50"
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Info
Full HD
Info
56mm
Info
£170
Over 5 years
Jan 1970
A good spec but only ok value for money Full HD 50" television, with ok running costs. It supports Wi-Fi and has a thickness of 56mm.

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Skyworth 50E2000

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£385.12

50"
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Info
Full HD
Info
98mm
Info
£160
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A good spec and fairly new Full HD 50" TV, with low running costs.

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LG 55LB630

6 Reviews
Smart TV VESA Mounting
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Smart TV
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£559.95

55"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
55mm
Info
£93
Over 5 years
Feb 2014
A good spec and very economical to run Full HD 55" TV. It supports Wi-Fi and has a thickness of 55mm. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's not well made.

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Panasonic TX‑40DS500B

Wi-Fi
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£359.00

40"
Info
Info
Full HD
Info
47mm
Info
(Unknown)
Dec 2016
A good spec but slightly out of date Full HD 40" TV. It supports Wi-Fi and has a thickness of 47mm.

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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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