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We test and review more than 60 plasma and LCD TVs, including models from Samsung, Sony, LG and more.
A great TV can make all the difference to your enjoyment of the home entertainment experience. We test and review more than 60 plasma and LCD TVs, ranging in price from $349 to $4395, to help you find the right choice for your home and your budget.
Through our independent and rigorous testing in the CHOICE labs we reveal which TVs:
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Team leader - Digital home
Cameras, Gadgets, Home entertainment
Our test report compares products across these 86 criteria.
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DVR, 3D and smart TV scores aren't included in the overall score. EPG score is included in the Ease of use score.
25% of the overall score.
15% of the overall score.
10% of the overall score.
5% of the overall score.
Included as part of the ease-of-use score.
Not included in the overall score.
A score of 0% indicates the feature is not supported.
Includes the stand.
Based on six hours in use and 19 hours in standby mode for 365 days.
Via VGA 15-pin-d-sub.
Some models will have ns (not stated) for this criteria. We only started collecting data on USB 3 in late 2014. This data will be collected for all newly tested TVs.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance protocol), lets you stream media from devices such as your computer to your TV over your home network.
When used in conjunction with a home theatre system.
On the remote control.
Mobile high definition link (MHL) can be used to connect smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to the TV.
Closed captions retained when changing channel.
The remote control has a navigation quadrant – other than a touch sensitive area.
For navigating in the browser or TV menus.
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.
20% of the overall score.
na means it was not supplied.
Active: First generation technology, uses battery-powered glasses.
Passive: Newer technology, uses glasses with polarised lenses.
The number of digital tuners in the TV.
Rounded up to the next centimetre or half-centimetre, with the base attached and all protruding parts included. Power cord and connecting cables excluded.
nf – no feature
na – not applicable
Some TVs have connections in places that are no longer accessible once the TV is placed on a wall.
Closed captions transparency adjustable.
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