The 4 best televisions of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value television, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Updated: July 10, 2014 10:29 AM
By Pierre-Jean Alzieu

Editor's choice

Samsung UE55H6400
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Samsung UE55H6400

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The H6400 has inherited the 2013 F6400's top-notch image quality. The onscreen picture is natural and accurate, and image processing works well. Another real boon here is the excellent contrast, which beats some top-of-the-range models. Although it just missed out on five stars, it's probably one of the best value-for-money TVs currently available.

Best of the rest

Excellent Image Quality

LG 55EA980W award

LG 55EA980W
With a true perfect black, infinite contrast, wide viewing angles, no trace of clouding, no ghosting and low power use, the first OLED TV to pass through our test lab does so with flying colours. LG's 55EA980W certainly delivers on its promises! Image quality is quite simply incredible. The 55EA980W walks its way to a five-star review. Let's hope OLED starts to roll out more widely soon to help push down those monster price tags.

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Good Image, High Contrast

Sony Bravia W8 (KDL-50W805B)

Sony Bravia W8 (KDL-50W805B)
With its sleek brushed metal frame, excellent picture quality, high contrast and effective motion compensation mode, the 2014 Sony Bravia W8 is real hit ... so long as you're not too bothered about 3D. This is an excellent telly for 2D viewing but the 3D mode is a let-down, especially since it halves image resolution and is full of crosstalk! Let's hope Sony can put that right soon with a firmware update.

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Good Value Viewing

LG 55LA620V

LG 55LA620V
Like other LG 2013 TVs, the LA620V delivers good, accurate picture quality. Contrast, however, is too low (750:1), making the black look more like grey. This TV is therefore restricted to a score of three stars. Otherwise, viewing angles are wider than average and there's a good range of extra functions.

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