Life­style tech

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…

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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

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