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List of brands we tested in this review.
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The recommended retail price as supplied by the manufacturer. Where the manufacturer refuses to supply this information we use a price from a major retailer. TVs marked as clearance models show the lowest price available at the time the test was updated.
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Display size (inches)
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 centimeters. Our TV table provides screen measurements in both so you can decide which figure is more suitable.
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Best TVs for sport
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 five performers in the 65-inch, 55-inch and small TV categories were selected.
In our latest test, the screens are either LCD, LCD IPS or OLED. An LCD (liquid-crystal display) screen needs a light source behind it. In Plane Switching (IPS) is a technology introduced to help improve the viewing angle of LCD screens. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode TVs are an array of diodes that deliver both the colour information as well as the illumination.
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.
These TVs have been released in 2018 and should be available at a significant discount. The prices shown are not the recommended retail price but the price we found at the time of the latest update with the reduction over the retail price of either 50% or more than $1000.
High definition picture quality score
Picture quality is one of the major components of our TV test and includes both a technical and subjective assessment of how well the TV can handle a number of different source materials. Online streaming routinely delivers HD-quality video and most of the free-to-air stations now broadcast HD content on their main channel. HD accounts for 30% of the overall score.
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4K video score
Picture quality is one of the major components of our TV test and includes both a technical and subjective assessment of how well the TV can handle a number of different source materials. Online streaming now delivers 4K-quality video and we look at 4K content to see which TVs deliver the best overall picture. The 4K assessment accounts for 5% of the overall score.
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EPG refers to the electronic program guide. This accounts for 5% of the overall score.
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Energy consumption per year (kWh)
Based on 10 hours in use and 14 hours in standby mode for 365 days.
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Netflix key on the remote
Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services at the moment and some of the latest TVs now have a dedicated button on the remote making it easy to access the service.
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This feature alters the audio output to enhance the speech effect.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- SD picture quality score
- HD picture quality score
- 4K video score
- User interface score
- Remote score
- Sound quality score
- Energy score
- EPG score
- Smart TV score
- Voice assistant score
- Brand reliability score
- Brand satisfaction score
- Energy consumption per year (kWh)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Best TVs for sport
- TV size
- Display type
- Screen size (cm)
- Screen size (in)
- Screen resolution (px)
- 4K or UHD
- Screen finish
- Energy stars
- 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
- Stereo audio outputs
- Digital audio RCA outputs
- Digital audio TOSLINK optical output
- Bluetooth version
- WiFi 802.11ac
- DLNA functionality
- Web browser
- Auto volume leveller
- Balance control
- Bass boost
- Speech emphasiser
- Speakers off
- Previous channel button
- HDMI controls other device
- Voice recognition
- CC retained
- Records to USB
- Child lock controls
- Child lock individual
- Remote scroll wheel
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Weight (kg)
- Country of origin
- Warranty (yrs)