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.
No TV delivers the same level of picture quality for the price of the LG 55EG9100.
Look past the bulky body and you’ll find one of the finest rear-projection TVs around, capable of creating a strong, vibrant picture with no meaningful side effects. Full 1080p compatibility, a superb selection of inputs and an unbelievably low price make this a brilliant alternative to LCD and plasma. Just make sure your living room's big enough
The 55-inch Sony 55HX853 is the best TV from Sony in a long time. It produces gorgeous pictures in both 2D and 3D, has impressive sound quality and a very strong line-up of video-on-demand services. The styling will split opinions and its inability to stream common digital video formats is annoying, but overall, this is a very convincing high-end TV.
The UE55F8000 is the best LED TV I've seen so far this year. It has strong picture and audio quality and a truly excellent smart TV system, making it a well-rounded package. Nevertheless, it's hugely expensive and if you mostly use your TV to watch movies in the evening, you'll get the same features, except with better picture quality and at lower price from Samsung's slightly chunkier F8500 plasma.
Supremely stylish and bursting with features, the UE55H8000 produces excellent pictures, but it's very pricey for a Full HD model.
Despite good sound quality and an improved menu system, the KDL-55W955 remains a letdown in the picture department compared to other high-end TVs, as its black levels and contrast performance just aren't anywhere near good enough to justify its substantial asking price.
The 55-inch LG 55EC9300 offers the world-beating picture quality of OLED TV for the lowest price yet.