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Best TVs 2015: Best 32, 40, 50 and 60-inch TVs


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What is the best TV to buy right now? We've collected the best small TVs, best 40-inch TVs, best 55-inch TVs and best 60-inch TVs into one list so you can find the best TV for you.

All the major brands are represented here, including Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sony and Philips. The cheapest TV in our round-up is the £300 Linsar X24-DVD, which is a rare case where a TV with a built-in DVD player is pretty good. We've also included a couple of the best 32-inch TVs and five our top TVs cost less than £500, though if you're feeling flush then the most expensive TV is £6,000.

Hit the dropdown menu above to head to our short reviews or click the links below to go straight to the category of your choice. For our jargon buster and extra TV buying advice, keep scrolling.

Best Small and 32-inch TVs

Best 40, 42 and 48-inch TVs

Best 50 and 55-inch TVs

Best 65 and 75-inch TVs

TV Jargon Buster

Before you buy a new TV, it's worth spending a little time getting to know some of the jargon you'll encounter in stores. Here's a quick guide to get you started.

Full HD vs 4K/UHD

Most TVs are Full HD. This refers to the number of pixels and resolution of the screen, but 4K TV or Ultra HD and UHD TVs are increasingly common. These new TVs have four times as many pixels as Full HD TVs, which means they're sharper and more detailed. However, you need the content you view to be broadcast in 4K to see this difference. There are few easily available sources of 4K content at the moment, so if you buy a 4K now you'll have to wait for more to become available. Read our What is 4K TV and Ultra HD? guide for more information. If you're interested in 4K content, read our review of Netflix's 4K content.


Plasma TVs are no more, so most TVs are either LCD – often referred to as LED – or OLED. LCD is the most common, though there's a big difference between the cheapest and most expensive LCD TVs due to the types of backlight, panel and processing technologies used. OLED is a relatively new technology and it's expensive, but it delivers an entirely new level of picture quality. OLED TVs are known to produce very rich colours, smooth motion and perfect contrast that means you'll see every detail in your films. Read our OLED vs LED LCD guide for an in-depth comparison.

Curved and Flatscreen TVs

Curved TVs are a new and not totally convincing trend. Advocates claim curved screens are more immersive, but there are several drawbacks as well. If you're unsure whether you want one or not then it's worth looking at one in a shop, and we recommend you read our guide to Curved TV: The Pros and Cons for more in-depth advice.

If you need more help deciding what to buy, head over to our comprehensive TV Buying Guide.

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