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Last updated: 05 August 2022

Our experts test and compare the latest smart TVs from leading brands like LG, Samsung, Sony and Hisense to help you find the right one for your home and budget. 

Through our independent and rigorous testing in the CHOICE labs, we provide information to show:

  • which TVs have the best picture quality
  • which TVs have the best sound quality
  • which TVs are easiest to use
  • which TVs use the least energy
  • which TVs have the best range of features such as HDR, 4K support, smart TV features, smart apps and Wi-Fi
  • the pros and cons of each TV
  • a recommended list of TVs which you can filter by price and size for quick reference.
 

We've partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group give to each company.

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This review includes 62 of the latest TVs as well as over 290 discontinued TV models (select 'Discontinued' under the 'Related products' filter on the left-hand side).

Our interactive comparison tool helps you compare the differences between each model and has member-rated reliability scores for most brands. Our Recommended list lets you see at a glance which TVs give the best bang for your buck.

 

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List of brands we tested in this review.

    Price

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    The recommended retail price as supplied by the manufacturer or the average price you can expect to find the TV for online.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 197 and 35999

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    Display size (in)

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    While many CHOICE members have reminded us that we are living in a metric world, this information hasn't reached the TV companies who continue to show their products in inches rather than centimetres. Our TV comparison table provides screen measurements in both so you can decide which figure is more suitable.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 31 and 85

    Display type

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    In our latest test, the screens are either LCD or OLED. An LCD (liquid-crystal display) screen needs a light source behind it. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode TVs are an array of diodes that deliver both the colour information as well as the illumination.

      Best TVs for sport

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      Sport broadcasting demands a lot from a TV's processor to deliver as clean a picture as possible for fast moving objects. We look at how well the TV deals with standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) broadcasts where we look at the players, ball movement and whether the crowd appear as individuals or large blobs. The top 75-inch TV as well as the top performers in the 65-inch, 55-inch and small TV categories were selected.

        Voice recognition

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        Smart TVs now essentially conduct searches and process commands using your voice with trigger words such as 'OK Google' or 'Alexa' telling the TV that it should act on your commands.

          Included in this review

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          • Overall score
          • Recommended
          • SD picture quality score
          • HD picture quality score
          • 4K video picture quality score
          • User interface score
          • Remote score
          • Sound quality score
          • Energy score
          • Annual running cost
          • EPG score
          • Claimed energy use (kWh/year)
          • Smart TV score
          • Voice assistant score
          • Reliability score
          • Satisfaction score
          • Good points
          • Bad points
          • Best TVs for sport
          • Price
          • TV size
          • Shop Ethical rating
          • Energy star rating
          • Display type
          • Screen size (cm)
          • Screen size (in)
          • Screen resolution (px)
          • 4K or UHD
          • Screen finish
          • HDR
          • Netflix key on the remote
          • Smart apps
          • Composite inputs rear
          • Component inputs rear
          • Stereo audio RCA inputs rear
          • Stereo audio 3.5 mm input rear
          • HDMI inputs
          • HDMI easily accessed
          • USB 2 input rear
          • USB 3 input rear
          • USB easily accessed
          • Ethernet connection
          • Effective video and audio inputs
          • Digital audio TOSLINK optical output
          • Bluetooth
          • Bluetooth version
          • Wi-Fi
          • Auto volume leveller
          • Balance control
          • Bass boost
          • Speech emphasiser
          • Previous channel button
          • Voice recognition
          • CC retained
          • Records to USB
          • Child lock controls
          • Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
          • Weight (kg)
          • Warranty
          • Country of origin

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