TVs

Panasonic TX-P42ST60E
REVIEW

Panasonic TX-P42ST60E

The Panasonic TX-P42ST60 is a superb TV for the money. Its picture performance puts many sets costing twice as much to shame thanks to its excellent colour handling and deep black levels. It also has decent sound quality, easy to use menus and a premium design. The only slight downside is that its smart TV system is light on catch-up TV apps.

5 stars Editors' rating on 12 September 2013

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Toshiba 32L6353
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Toshiba 32L6353

With good connectivity, decent picture performance and a stylish design, there's plenty to like about Toshiba's 32L6353, especially as it's so cheap. Sony's KDL-32W653, however, only costs around £40 more, has significantly better picture quality and a snappier smart TV system. Ultimately, if you can afford it we'd suggest you go for that model instead.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 28 August 2013

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Samsung PS60F5500
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Samsung PS60F5500

The PS60F5500 lacks an effective anti-reflection filter so it's not a sensible choice for those who mostly watch TV during daylight hours in bright rooms. For dark room viewing, however, it puts in a much better showing thanks to its combination of big screen size, great smart TV system, relatively low price and decent picture quality.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 27 August 2013
3.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes

Typical price: £1,000.00

Sony KDL-42W653A
REVIEW

Sony KDL-42W653A

We're not keen on the set's use of an external power supply or the fact it only has two HDMI ports. The KDL-42W653A, however, redeems itself with excellent picture quality thanks to its deep black levels and strong standard definition upscaling. If you're not interested in 3D support, which this set lacks, then it's a good budget buy.

4 stars Editors' rating on 23 August 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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Toshiba 58L7365DB
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Toshiba 58L7365DB

Toshiba's 58L7365DB lacks finesse with standard-definition pictures and its smart TV system is sluggish. Its HD performance is on the whole quite impressive, however, and its price is attractive, so if you're looking for a big TV that's modestly priced, it's worth seeking out.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 7 August 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

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LG 47LA740
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LG 47LA740

The LG 55LA740's strengths are its tasteful design and bright, vivid colours. Its smart TV system could do with more catch up TV apps though, and its mediocre black levels means it's not the best choice for serious movie fans.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 31 July 2013

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Panasonic TX-P60ZT65
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Panasonic TX-P60ZT65

The ZT65 is primarily designed to produce the best picture quality ever seen on a 1080p TV -- and the good news is it succeeds. It has some weaknesses in other areas, but if it's ultimate picture quality you're after, it delivers in spades.

4 stars Editors' rating on 25 July 2013

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Samsung UE55F7000
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Samsung UE55F7000

Samsung's 55-inch UE55F7000 looks supremely thin and stylish and has a top-notch smart TV system onboard. But although it delivers impressively sharp and bright pictures, overall image quality is marred by some light bleed that stops it from producing convincingly deep and even black levels.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 19 July 2013
Sony KDL-47W805A
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Sony KDL-47W805A

The KDL-47W805A delivers good pictures in brighter rooms and has very good standard-definition upscaling. Its mediocre black levels means it's not a great choice for evening movie viewing, however. It's also a tad expensive and its smart TV system lags Samsung's.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 18 July 2013

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LG 42LA690V
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LG 42LA690V

LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality. It's a shame, however, its standard definition pictures aren't better and that it doesn't support more TV catch-up services.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 11 July 2013