Updated: December 1, 2014 2:29 PM
By Valentin Lormeau
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.

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

Near-Flawless Picture Quality

LG 55EA970V award

LG 55EA970V
If you've got the cash, then there's no doubt that the LG 55EA970V is the best TV that we've tested yet, and it'll no doubt stay on top at least until UHD OLED models land (due in September). Although a few minor settings could still be perfected, the excellent picture quality brought by OLED technology is a real treat, with a near-perfect black, infinite contrast, no clouding, no ghosting and low power use.

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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High-Value Buy

Samsung UE50H6200

Samsung UE50H6200
The H6200 is very similar to its big brother, the H6400, except that Samsung had the VA panel made by AU Optronics rather than do it in-house, which is a good thing because it gave it higher contrast (5240:1). It also has nice motion compensation and 3D, as well as Samsung's usual connected services. On the downside, no touchpad/gyroscope remote.

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