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Last updated: 11 December 2019

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

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Through our independent and rigorous testing in the CHOICE labs, we reveal which TVs:

  • have the best picture quality
  • have the best sound quality
  • are the easiest to use
  • use the least energy
  • have the best range of features such as HDR, 4K support, smart TV features, smart apps and Wi-Fi.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you easily compare the pros and cons of each model and see member-rated reliability scores for most brands, and our Recommended list lets you see at a glance which TVs give the best bang for your buck.

This review includes 50 of the latest TVs including the latest 2019 models as well as more than 200 discontinued TV models (select 'Discontinued' under the 'Related products' filter.) 

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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. 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.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 298 and 15999

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    Display size (inches)

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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 centimeters. Our TV 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

    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 five performers in the 65-inch, 55-inch and small TV categories were selected.

      Display type

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      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.

        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.

          Clearance price

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          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.

            Included in this review

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            • Overall score
            • Recommended
            • 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
            • Availability
            • Price
            • Brand
            • Model
            • TV size
            • Clearance
            • Display type
            • Screen size (cm)
            • Screen size (in)
            • Screen resolution (px)
            • 4K or UHD
            • Screen finish
            • HDR
            • Tuners
            • 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
            • Bluetooth version
            • Wi-Fi
            • 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
            • Favourites
            • Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
            • Weight (kg)
            • Country of origin
            • Warranty (yrs)
            • Website

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