The best TV 2021 to choose from is indeed a difficult problem. There are too many high-quality TV on the market for you to consider. So let us help you list the most valuable TVs.
These TVs are the very best options for feasting your eyes on all the Ultra HD content that’s now available – the likes of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, Google Play Movies, Apple TV and Sky Q are jam-packed with 4K at this point.
Below you’ll find TVs of various sizes, budgets and technologies, from 55 inch TVs to OLED TVs, small TVs to cheap TVs, and even 8K TVs. If gaming is your priority, take a look at our round-up of the best gaming TVs you can buy, which goes into extra detail on game-specific features to look our for.
Top 10 Best TV 2021 In UK
Here are the top 10 best TV 2021 in the UK that we have carefully selected for you.
1. Samsung 2020 65″ Q80T QLED 4K
The Samsung Q80T represents a sensible middle ground for buyers looking to bag a high-spec Samsung QLED 4K TV. Available in screen sizes ranging from 49 to 85 inches (we had the 65-inch QE65Q80T for this review), the cheapest 2020 QLED TV to offer a full-array backlight, for more precise HDR and greater contrast.
The Q80T also boasts the Major of the brand’s advanced 2020 feature attractions, including Object Sound Tracking 3D audio, the latest iteration of the Tizen connected TV platform, and advanced gaming tech that’s ready for new features in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X.
It comes in slightly cheaper than the mainstream OLED TVs releasing in 2020, making it a very tempting option.
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2. LG OLED55CX5LB 55″ 4K Ultra HD
In each year’s LG OLED range, it’s the C-class model that garners the most excitement.
This year’s C-class model is the CX, here reviewed in 55in OLED55CX guise. We’ve already tested and loved it at the new 48in size, but is it similarly superb at this more cinematic scale? It certainly is.
Having already tested LG’s 65in GX and 48in CX models, we knew what to expect from this 55in CX: a superlative performance that isn’t vastly different from last year’s C9 but does improve upon it in a few important ways.
That’s exactly what we’ve got. Compared with its predecessor, the CX offers more dark detail, richer colours and better motion and, when added to an already exemplary performance, that makes for an astonishingly capable all-round performer.
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3. Panasonic TX-43HX580BZ
With designer good looks, this talented mid-ranger is the perfect option if you want a polished LED flat screen for home cinema, sports and gaming.
Picture quality has literally been fine-tuned in Hollywood, and the set boasts universal dynamic HDR support, which basically means it’ll automatically maximise image quality on a scene by scene basis when you’re watching 4k HDR programmes.
It’s also a great gaming TV, even giving the Samsung Q80T a run for its money when it comes to low input lag.
The TX-43HX580BZ is fashionably minimalist too. Just as we saw on last year’s Panasonic GX800 models, the LCD panel appears to sit on top of, rather than within, the bezel. It’s a cool design embellishment.
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4. Samsung TU8500
This is the smallest of the Crystal UHD 8 series (it’s also available in 50-, 55- and 65-inch screen sizes), but it packs a lot into its modest frame.
Like its more expensive stablemates, the set runs Samsung’s Tizen platform, one of the best served when it comes to smart features. Not only does it have all the usual streaming and catch-up TV services, it boasts original niceties like Ambient mode (in which the picture blends with the wallpaper when in Standby), Multi View simultaneous smartphone/TV viewing and SmartThings gadget support.
Needless to say, the picture also has plenty of visual appeal, with rich colours and snappy contrast. We rate the TU8500 a terrific all-rounder.
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5. TCL 55C715K
Intriguingly, it uses QLED panel technology, more commonly found on Samsung’s high-end TV offerings, coupled to the latest Android smart platform.
It also boasts posh niceties like Dolby Vision HDR, to ensure Netflix always looks presentable. In addition to this featured screen size, there are 55- and 65-inch versions, and they’re pretty cheap too.
One consequence of the 55C715K’s low price is the rather ordinary build quality, but that shouldn’t be an issue when you dim the lights and dish out the popcorn. Picture quality is above average for the cash, with a high level of detail and vibrant colours.
There’s no shortage of streaming services and catch-up TV either, thanks to the Freeview Play tuner, while Chromecast is built in, which makes it a doodle to cast from an Android smartphone to the set. It’ll also work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
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6. Samsung 2020 75″ Q950T
The flagship TV in Samsung’s 2020 range takes 4K video and boosts it to really make use of its 8K resolution, even though 8K content is non-existent at this point.
The AI-based upscaling does an incredible job of filling the 33 million pixels with images that still look natural and pristine – not like they’ve been processed. Given that this TV only comes in at bigger screen sizes, this could not be more welcome.
It’s the best way to watch 4K, put simply – and the job it does of upscaling regular ol’ HD is highly commendable as well, with only a few tiny processing imperfections slipping in that aren’t much different to what you see when upscaling on 4K TVs.
Even more luxurious is the HDR performance, thanks to a powerful direct full array backlight, producing massively bright images beyond almost anything we’ve seen before. It’s also capable of truly impressive contrast contrast, even in bright and dark areas right next to each other.
Add to that an excellent smart platform that makes it easy to watch any streaming or catch-up services you want, and you have a more-than-complete package.
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7. Philips Ambilight 55OLED805
Over the last few years, Philips has developed an awkward habit of rushing its first TV of the year out before it’s truly ready.
The company has avoided making the same mistake this year; supplying a new OLED TV in plenty of time and without any signs of it being rushed or unfinished.
The 55OLED805 is a Philips OLED as it should be; genuinely excellent. With the OLED805, Philips has put itself in the running for a top TV. It produces stunningly crisp and detailed pictures from all sources, delivers far more accomplished audio than most rivals, adds awesome Ambilight to the mix, and has a lower price tag than its LG, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung equivalents.
Gamers may be put off by its lack of next-gen HDMI features, but for everyone else, the 55OLED805 represents an excellent purchase.
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8. LG OLED Televisions 55 BX 6 LB
The LG BX OLED occupies a tense position in LG’s 2020 OLED TV range. As the cheapest of the lineup, it marks a more affordable entry point for those looking to switch to OLED. However, the model with the lowest specification, it somewhat compromises the advantages of an OLED screen. The question, as ever, is whether the trade-offs the LG BX makes are worth the price.
The answer is, almost certainly, a yes.
It offers the same picture advantages as its predecessors, including excellent color vibrance, deep blacks and contrast to make its pictures truly pop. While true black is beautiful, making use of OLED’s ability to turn pixels off entirely, less decisive shadows aren’t as brilliantly realized.
Still, its shortcomings aren’t enough to ruin our excitement at what the LG BX can deliver. You will get HDMI 2.1 support, VRR, and the excellent webOS smart TV platform. You even get the same 2.2-channel speakers and Dolby Atmos support, albeit without the TV stand design used by the CX to funnel downward-firing audio towards the viewer.
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9. LG Electronics Ltd. 75NANO906NA
LG’s insistence on using the so-called IPS type of LCD panel technology, has presented a barrier to LG LCDs being widely adopted by TV buyers who are motivated first and foremost by picture quality.
After all, while IPS technology is great when it comes to supporting wide viewing angles, the way it works makes it harder to control light well. Which in turn makes it harder than it is with the alternative (narrow viewing angle) VA LCD technology to deliver the sort of contrast and black tones AV enthusiasts typically look for.
With the LG Nano 90 series and, specifically its 75-inch 75NANO906, though, LG has finally come up with a solution: an intricate power control system that works well enough to put its LCDs back on the premium TV radar.
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10. LG OLED48CX5LC
There are plenty of people who want the best TV possible but don’t necessarily want to go big, and those people have been rather left out through the 4K TV era. Finally, though, we have an OLED TV smaller than 50in, and what a TV it is.
This is not a downgraded flagship TV – it’s a downsized flagship TV. It has the same brilliant picture quality and feature set of LG’s flagship OLEDs in a smaller, more manageable form, and that’s cause for celebration.
It’s expensive for a TV this size, but if you’re looking for the best sub-48in TV you can currently buy, this is it.
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How to choose the best TV 2021 for you
Is it worth getting a 4K TV? (And is 4K really better than 1080p?)
In a nutshell: definitely.
With a 4k screen, it really does look better than regular HD models. That’s because a 4k UHD TV uses 4 times as many pixels as a 1080p HD model.
There’s no 4k TV on regular terrestrial TV, but you will find it from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, as well as from premium pay TV suppliers like Sky, Virgin Media and BT. 4k is also available on UHD Blu-rays (you’ll need a UHD Blu-ray player to spin them).
But there’s a catch. To appreciate this resolution it makes sense to buy a screen larger than the one you’re replacing, or move your sofa nearer.
Most all new 4k TVs will also be HDR compatible. This translates to brighter highlights, so the sun shines hotter, lights glow more realistically in the dark, fireworks dazzle.
What are the key features I should look for in a smart TV?
All our featured screens connect to the internet over Wi-Fi, which means they have access to streaming services and catch-up TV.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube are all standard attractions, but the number of secondary services varies. If there’s a specific streaming provider you want, check your shortlisted sets offer it.
Is QLED better than OLED? And what’s the deal with LED?
OLED, QLED, LED LCD? TV manufacturers use a variety of panel technologies, each with their own pros and cons.
The vast majority of TVs available are LCD lit by an LED backlight (hence LED LCD). They’re bright and affordable, but can have a limited black level performance. Consequently, in a fully dark room, blacks tend to turn grey.
OLED models are only available in larger screen sizes (55-inches plus) and command a price premium. OLED is widely regarded as the best TV technology currently available.
All in all, a high quality TV will give you the best visual experience, worth the money you spent. With the top 10 tv we have listed, now you can easily choose for yourself a tv that suits your needs.