TVS evolve so quickly that it can be impossible to keep up with the technology, so we’ve decoded the jargon to bring you the five best new sets with the latest and best features – with plenty of time to pick one up before the Christmas rush…
5 best new televisions
1 ONE FOR EARLY ADOPTERS
LG’S new W8 TV is the TV of the future. Measuring just 3.8mm thick, it sits completely flush against the wall, yet still boasts an incredible Ultra High Definition 4K OLED screen and the speakers are built into a 4.2 channel 60W surround sound soundbar.
W8 (H82.3XW144.6XD0.385CM), £7,799, LG Buy now with OWNABLE
2 THE SMART HOME-READY ONE
Shown here in 55in, this stunning QLED TV (Samsung’s version of OLED) boasts excellent 4K Ultra HD resolution and works with Smartthings smart home gadgets. The impossibly slim design hangs flush to the wall like a picture and can display useful information, news, photos or art when on standby.
Q9FN (H78.9XW123.1XD28.4CM), £2,499, SAMSUNG Buy now with OWNABLE
3 THE CINEMA EXPERIENCE
This super-slim 55in 4K HRD OLED set has phenomenal contrast, especially in night scenes where black tones are deep and inky. It also has dedicated modes that tweak contrast and speed settings to enhance the experience. FZ802 (H71.3XW122.8XD6.2CM), £2,299, PANASONIC Buy now with OWNABLE
4 THE GREAT VALUE CHOICE
This 43in 4K TV has loads of great features – especially given the price – including Hybrid Log-gamma (HLG), which means it’s ready to play high definition live TV broadcasts and upscales programmes to almost 4K quality so whatever you’re watching, it’s super sharp. XF70 (H97XW57.1XD5.8CM), FROM £649, SONY Buy now with OWNABLE
5 THE DESIGNER OPTION
The luxe-look 43in Ultra HD Bild 3 boasts a H61.7x W96.3xd25cm LCD or OLED screen and can be finished in either graphite or light grey colourways. It has exceptional sound thanks to Dolby Vision and a built-in 40W soundbar. BILD 3 (H74.2XW123XD5.6CM), £1,690 (STAND NOT INCLUDED), LOEWE Buy now with OWNABLE