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Best TV 2017: Best 49, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs


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There are hundreds of TVs to choose from, so to make your life easier, we've put together a handy list of all the best TVs you can buy right now.

Arranged by screen size, you can view all the top TVs from 49 inches to mammoth 75-inch beasts – if you've got the space and budget for such a grand TV. These might seem big – there are no meagre 32-inch TVs in this round-up – but the best TVs only come in bigger sizes.

We review all the best TVs every year, but only the very pinnacle from every brand makes it to this list. All the big players have been covered: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG and Hisense. We've got new TVs coming in from 2017 lines too, so it's worth keeping an eye out for those: the Sony KD-55XE9305 is a recent addition to this round-up.

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The cheapest television in our round-up is the £1,099 Samsung UE49KS7000, which is both 4K and HDR enabled, and is a more realistic option for somebody looking to take their first step up from an older HD TV. The most expensive TV comes in at a wince inducing £4,999 – it's a 75-inch monster for those willing to clear out half their living room to make space.

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Hit the dropdown menu above to head to short reviews based on in-depth reviews conducted by the best experts in the field. Alternatively, click the links below to read the full reviews of our favourite TVs. For our jargon buster and extra TV buying advice, keep scrolling.

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Top scoring best TVs in our round-up

These are the TVs that flew straight off our testing bench into our best TVs round-up, in order of size.

Sony KD-55XE9305 | 55-inch LED | Our score: 8/10

Samsung UE49KS7000 | Our score: 8/10

Panasonic TX-50DX750 | Our score: 8/10

LG OLED55B6 | 55-inch OLED | Our score: 9/10

LG OLED55C6V | 55-inch OLED | Our score: 9/10

Samsung UE55KS9000 | 55-inch LED | Our score: 8/10

Philips 55POS901F/12 | 55-inch OLED | Our score: 9/10

Panasonic TX-58DX802 | 58-inch LED | Our score: 8/10

Sony KD-65XD9305 | 65-inch LED | Our score: 8/10

Samsung UE65KS9500 | 65-inch LED | Our score: 9/10

Panasonic TX-65DX902 | 65-inch LED | Our score: 8/10

Hisense H65M7000 | 65-inch LED |Our score: 8/10

LG OLED65E6 | 65-inch OLED | Our score: 9/10

Hisense 75M7900 | 75-inch LED | Our score: 7/10

Sony KD-75XD9405 | 75-inch LED | Our score: 9/10

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 TVs, also known as Ultra HD or UHD TVs, are increasingly common.

These new TVs have four times as many pixels as Full HD TVs, which means greater sharpness, detail and clarity. However, you need the content you view to be broadcast in 4K to see this difference.

There used to be a real lack of 4K content, but these days there is plenty to stream from Netflix and Amazon Video – or you can buy 4K Blu-rays. 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.

Curved and Flatscreen TVs – Curved TVs are a recent 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.

HDR TVs – HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and is an acronym you might have seen on your smartphone. There it takes multiple exposures of a photo and knits them together for a more balanced image.

HDR on TVs is more sophisticated and can offer a better extremes of whites and blacks, but also more colours thanks to a wider palette.

There's not much content mastered in HDR yet, but there is plenty on the way – this is the next big thing in the world of TVs. If you want to find out more read our HDR TV feature.

LCD/LED vs OLED vs QLED – 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.

QLED is a tricky one. In the last few years QLED has been used to refer to a theoretical self-lighting technology, similar to OLED. But now Samsung is using the QLED name to refer to its latest Quantum Dot TVs. This is still LCD technology, albeit one with fancy crystals. Consider this a beefed-up version of LCD, rather than an entirely new category. Read our explainer for more on QLED.

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

Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?


February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.co... and this http://www.businessinsider.... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.


February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.


April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

Lee Martin

June 12, 2016, 2:59 pm

The one in light grey on the edge of the thin box


September 17, 2016, 4:53 pm

The non-functioning drop down menu in light grey...

Marko Bolo

October 18, 2016, 10:53 pm

I love oled TVs

T Barry

October 31, 2016, 12:51 pm

Samsung will bring its QLED to the table in the very near future with a greater HDR presents to enhance the color spectrum within the 4K realm..

"Beauty is still in the eye of the beholder"..!

Kevin Crabtree

December 23, 2016, 11:46 am

If you want to dip your toes for not a lot of money try one of the new TV's from Hisense. I just bought a 50 inch 4K UHD from Amazon for £380. It is amazing compared to the 7 year old Samsung LCD it replaced. OK it may not last 7 years, but it has a 2 year warranty and some smart functionality. the Netflix & Amazon aps are fast and the 4k stuff is glorious. You will need fibre broadband to enjoy it though.


January 10, 2017, 9:13 pm

i'm confused by "trusted" reviews (who i usually use). On the john lewis website is a long list of people giving their purchased KS7000 a resounding battering due to "unwatchable" motion judder & motion artefacts. How did that get thru this review?


January 10, 2017, 9:17 pm

One answer. John Lewis. 5 years free and they have great customer service. I even got a new panel fitted to one of my previous TV's that was 4 years & 9 months into it's warranty. The only downside is, obviously they don't offer every tv, only what they stock.

Also a tip: buy apple macs also from them, often they give free 3 years warranty (but always 2 years) free, and this is an apple backed warranty; apple to the repairs & servicing exactly the same as applecare.

Marko Palijan

January 15, 2017, 2:02 pm

55Ks7000 bad back plastic cover.i got my money back! https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

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