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


Best TVs

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.

Click here to start browsing the list, or read on for more TV buying advice and a preview of the TVs that make it into our best TV round-up.

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.

Best Small and 32-inch TVs

Linsar X24-DVD Price: £299 | LCD | Full HDA very cheap TV with built-in DVD player and great speakers that's a good option for bedrooms

Sony KDL-32W706B Price: £299 | LED LCD | Full HDA great-looking TV with generous connections and a mini price from a renowned brand

Samsung UE32H6200 Price: £349 | LED LCD | Full HDA 32-inch TV with a lovely screen and 3D playback and good smart features

Best 40, 42 and 48-inch TVs

Samsung UE40H5500 Price: £330 | LED LCD | Full HD A cheap TV that delivers brilliant image quality at a nice price

Philips 48PFT5509 Price: £439 | LED LCD | Full HD A 48-inch TV with excellent speakers that are much better than most TVs

Samsung UE48JU7500Price: £1,649 | LED LCD | 4KAn expensive, curved 48-inch TV with a sharp 4K resolution

Best 50 and 55-inch TVs

Samsung UE55H6400 Price: £699 | LED LCD | Full HD A 55-inch TV with a rich range of content options and good image quality

Sony KDL-55W829 Price: £779 | LED LCD | Full HD A relatively cheap TV with an impressive screen and speakers

Panasonic TX-58AX802 Price: £1,399 | LED LCD | 4KA TV that's impressive in both 2D and 3D that's the cheapest 4K screen we recommend

Samsung UE55HU8500 Price: £1,799 | LED LCD | 4KA curved TV with impressive speakers that looks stunning

LG 55EC930VPrice: £1,999 | OLED | Full HDIt's not 4K but this OLED screen has unmatched colours and contrast

Panasonic TX-55AX902 Price: £1,999 | LED LCD | 4KAn impressive-looking TV with great speakers outstanding 4K picture quality

Best 60 and 65-inch TVs

Samsung UE65HU7500 Price: £2,699 | LED LCD | 4KA 65-inch TV with a brilliant screen and excellent 3D pictures

Sony KD-65S9005B Price: £3,199 | LED LCD | 4KA gently-curved TV with an outstanding sound system

Samsung UE65JS9000 Price: £3,999 | LED LCD | 4KA 65-inch TV with a stunning display and HDR support

LG 65EC970V Price: £5,999 | OLED | 4K A 65-inch OLED TV that delivers a terrific 3D viewing experience and 4K

Samsung UE65JS9500 Price: £5,999 | LED LCD | 4KA TV with HDR playback and Quantum Dot colour tech that looks incredible

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

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