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Best TV 2016: Best 32, 40, 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 list of all the best TVs you can buy right now.

Arranged by screen size, you can view all the top TVs from under 30-inch to huge 75-inch beasts – if you've got the space and budget for such a grand TV.

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, Panasonic, LG, Sony and Philips.

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The cheapest television 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 good. There are also some of the best 32-inch TVs and a few big TVs that cost less than £500.

If you are feeling particularly flush then the most expensive TV costs more than £8,000, but there are great TVs for every budget.

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 go straight to the category of your choice. For our jargon buster and extra TV buying advice, keep scrolling.

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.

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.

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 that has been shot in HDR yet, but this is likely a feature that will only become more prevalent in the future. If you want to find out more read our HDR TV feature.

LCD/LED vs OLED – 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.

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/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . 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

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