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The top Sony OLED TV for 2021 has extra bright HDR images, an interesting design and great sound. It's expensive and lacks some gamer features though.
The 2021 Ambilight OLED TV from Philips delivers cracking picture quality - although you might need to fiddle with the settings to get the very best.
The 2021 top-of-the-range 8K TV from Samsung doesn't come cheap, but it does deliver big thanks to its slew of top technologies.
This budget telly wraps Roku's smart operating system with surprisingly good picture quality for the asking price. Can it do no wrong?
For under a grand this 4K QLED TV promises a lot, but can it deliver? Here's the successes and the compromises.
The G1 features the Evo panel, delivering higher HDR peak brightness and all the gaming goodness you could ask for. It's wall-mount only though.
The only sub-50in OLED TV that Sony makes delivers master-level picture quality, with only a couple of perplexing absences. Here's the breakdown.
The flagship Ambilight set with integrated Bowers & Wilkins soundbar looks and sounds spectacular. Does it miss any tricks?
Although Sony's OLED panel is as bright as some of its competitors, various picture processing abilities make it one of the best in class. Here's why.
Sony's fall array backlit LCD TV champ is ultra-bright, delivering punchy pictures. Its build & some black level issues hold it back a little though.
Although its well priced and has solid backlight performance, the Full HD-only resolution is a step behind what you can get for similar cash.
The first Roku TV to make it to the UK is from Hisense. At this low price point it delivers perhaps the best budget TV experience we've yet seen.
The first TV to feature HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR formats, this top-end 2019 Panasonic OLED TV also has upfiring Atmos speakers - another first.
With a built-in soundbar and the best just-above-black levels we've seen on an OLED TV, Panasonic's 'as the filmmaker intended' angle delivers strong.
One-down from Samsung's top-end 2019 Q90R model, does the Q85R's fewer dimming zones and more affordable price point make a better 4K HDR proposition?
A premium mid-tier LCD TV, this Panasonic offers heaps of HDR options, great picture quality and massive sound. All for a bargain price point.
Sony's first 8K telly is brighter than Samsung's but lacks the colour nuance of Quantum Dot, but it's still amazing. If you've got a spare £14
The first LCD TV to offer groundbreaking wide viewing angles. Its picture quality suffers black level issues, though, so it's not an all-out success.
Even by Philips standards the 65-inch 65OLED+903 is truly something special.
This 75-inch panel from Hisense is the world's brightest, but does that make it the best? With a middling price point there's a strong argument to buy
This 2018 OLED TV delivers superb picture processing. However, its HDR brightness is a little behind the competition, leaving LG and Panasonic ahead.
Is Sony's step-down edge-lit 4K HDR TV for 2018 worth the cut in price, or does its HDR performance lack? HDR, 4K, TV, television
The Sony XF9005 improves upon last year's model in many areas: brightness, colour, HD upscaling and motion clarity all get a boost. Problem is, so
The switch to a direct-lit screen with outstanding local dimming technology finally sets Samsung's Quantum Dots free, letting their full colour
It's not hard to spot the main attraction of the Hisense H65N6800: it's a 65-inch, 4K-resolution, HDR-capable TV (that's high dynamic range, if you're
While Panasonic seems mostly focused on OLED technology these days, it still maintains a pretty extensive LCD range. After all, however much everyone ...
It's starting to look as if 2017 will be the year that OLED TV technology really hits the big time.OLED panels have started to be used by a growing nu...
After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray w...
Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship
With Samsung's flagship QLED TVs this year costing an arm and a leg, many would-be Samsung TV buyers are being forced to turn their sights instead to ...
The debut Panasonic OLED TV, 2015's 65CZ952, was an incredible effort, delivering arguably the finest and certainly the most authentic pictures the TV
OLED screens are very much no longer just something LG does. In 2017 we've already seen LG's range joined by new OLED models from Sony, Panasonic, Phi...
With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a
The big TV story for Samsung in 2017 is the introduction of its first QLED models. These LCD TVs - which include the 55-inch QE55Q8C on test here - co...
While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped it...
Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (...
The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight
Look up "legend" in the Blu-ray dictionary and you'll find pictures of Oppo's BDP-105. These ultra expensive BD decks became the reference standard fo...
The pages of AV history are littered with "here today, gone tomorrow" features only truly memorable for the amount of hype that surounded their launch...
Two things stand out about the 65-inch LG G6 OLED TV right from the off: its stunning design and its eye-watering price.Where the latter is concerned,
The 10-inch difference between a 65-inch TV and a 75-inch TV is more than just a measurement. It marks the difference - at least in any fairly regular...
Brilliant though the TV world's new high dynamic range (HDR) technology is, it's also proving monumentally hard for current TV technologies to handle.
Love movies? Got a big living room? Feeling flush this month? Then Sony thinks it has just the ticket for you in the shape of its new flagship TV, the
For many serious AV fans - the sort of people who still own or sigh wistfully over the loss of Pioneer or Panasonic plasma TVs - OLED technology has l...
According to Samsung, the 65-inch JS9500 is more than just a UHD TV; it's an SUHD TV. It's tempting to imagine that the extra S stands for "super", al...
We know what you're thinking about the X94C: "A 75-inch TV? Seriously? Who apart from maybe the occasional Russian oil tycoon could even think about b...
Whatever we end up thinking about the Sony 65X9305C 4K telly, you certainly can't complain about how much physical hardware you get for your money.The