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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique TVs rating which considers: 2,900 US prices • 180,000 expert & user reviews • 8,500 product comparisons • 2,100 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Samsung UN32N5300AFXZA

 
Game mode  Supports Wi‑Fi  Supports Digital Clean View 
Game mode
Supports Wi‑Fi
Supports Digital Clean View

$269.99

31.5"
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Full Hd
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78.74mm
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$98
Over 5 years
Mar 2018
#5

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Sony XBR49X800H

 
Supports Wi‑Fi  Supports Miracast  Supports screen mirroring
Supports Wi‑Fi
Supports Miracast
Supports screen mirroring

$439.99

48.5"
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4K
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57mm
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$100
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
#3

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Sony KDL32W600D

 
Skype  Game mode  Supports Picture‑in‑Picture 
Skype
Game mode
Supports Picture‑in‑Picture

$274.99

32"
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(Unknown)
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66mm
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$69
Over 5 years
Apr 2013
#2

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VIZIO E50D1

40 Reviews
Supports Wi‑Fi  Features local dimming Ethernet port 
Supports Wi‑Fi
Features local dimming
Ethernet port

$250.00

49.5"
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(Unknown)
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75.95mm
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$76
Over 5 years
May 2016
#4

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Sony XBR43X800H

 

$424.00

43"
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4K
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57mm
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$80
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
#6

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TCL 43S405

813 Reviews

$440.00

43"
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4K
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73.6mm
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$67
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#7

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Samsung UN50NU6900

2,114 Reviews

$360.00

49.5"
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4K
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50.8mm
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$99
Over 5 years
Dec 2018
#8

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Samsung UN43J5200

431 Reviews

$259.25

43"
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Full Hd
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58.42mm
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$140
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
#9

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Samsung HG28NE690

 

$399.99

28"
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(Unknown)
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62.9mm
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$78
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
#11

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Supersonic SC2411

 

$137.98

24"
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Hd Ready
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182mm
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$77
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
#12

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Samsung UN55NU6900

2,114 Reviews

$450.00

54.6"
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4K
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50.8mm
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$110
Over 5 years
Dec 2018
#10

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Samsung UN32J4500

1 Review

$285.00

32"
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(Unknown)
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69mm
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$61
Over 5 years
Oct 2016

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Supersonic SC1911

 

$119.99

19"
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(Unknown)
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47.5mm
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$59
Over 5 years
Aug 2012
#13

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LG 50LF6100

536 Reviews

$619.99

50"
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Full Hd
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55.88mm
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$69
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
#14

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Samsung Series 8 UE55TU8000

3,137 Reviews

$554.95

55.1"
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4K
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59mm
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$120
Over 5 years
Sep 2018
#15

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LG 49LF5400

5 Reviews

$449.99

49"
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Full Hd
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58.7mm
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$65
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
#18

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Samsung UN40KU6300

249 Reviews

$397.00

40"
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4K
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63.5mm
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$70
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
#20

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Samsung HG40NF690GFXZA

 

$569.00

40"
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Full Hd
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72.6mm
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$150
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
#17

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Supersonic SC2211

 

$123.78

22"
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46mm
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$56
Over 5 years
Sep 2014

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We looked at the reviews for every TV and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated TV brand is Samsung with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning TVs.

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#1
Samsung TVs 2,354 $150 - $2,799
92%
243,477 reviews
#2
LG TVs 1,697 $150 - $10,000
88%
104,467 reviews
#3
Philips TVs 811 $420 - $420
81%
11,859 reviews
#4
Sony TVs 662 $259 - $4,450
79%
4,609 reviews
#5
Toshiba TVs 384
75%
7,962 reviews
#6
Sharp TVs 283 $100 - $5,595
75%
1,965 reviews
#7
Hisense TVs 183 $370 - $370
73%
4,403 reviews
#8
VIZIO TVs 190 $150 - $1,755
72%
5,037 reviews
#9
Panasonic TVs 435
71%
732 reviews
#10
Techwood TVs 29
69%
728 reviews
#11
JVC TVs 157 $220 - $220
68%
1,733 reviews
#12
Hitachi TVs 40
66%
591 reviews
#13
TCL TVs 63 $440 - $440
65%
1,328 reviews
#14
LOEWE TVs 59
62%
175 reviews
#15
Cello TVs 89
62%
1,004 reviews
#16
Grundig TVs 104
62%
6 reviews
#17
Logik TVs 43
61%
779 reviews
#18
Linsar TVs 20
61%
74 reviews
#19
Seiki TVs 42
58%
244 reviews
#20
Sceptre TVs 28 $120 - $340
56%
3,292 reviews
#21
Electriq TVs 25
50%
1 review
#22
Orion TVs 30
33%
9 reviews
#23
Haier TVs 44
30%
1 review
#24
Thomson TVs 38
27%
4 reviews
#25
Akai TVs 27
14%
1 review
#26
Telefunken TVs 30
#27
TCL-Digital TVs 26
#28
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow are TV displays measured?
AThe size of a TV is dictated by the diagonal diameter of the screen. This is calculated by measuring from the top left to bottom right of the screen itself - the measurement doesn't include the bezel (the casing around the screen) or any extras - just the screen.
QWhat is a 4k TV?
A4K TVs are ultra-high definition - they have a horizontal resolution of around 4,000 pixels, which is 4 times higher than "Full HD". This means the image will stay sharp even with larger screen sizes.
QWhat is the difference between 4k, Full HD and HD Ready?
AThese 3 are a measurement of the "resolution" of a TV - how many pixels the screen can display at once, and therefore how sharp the image is. HD Ready TVs have a resolution of around 1280x720 pixels, whereas Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. 4k TVs have a substantially higher density, being somewhere around 3840x2160 pixels.

The higher the resolution, the sharper the image will be on large screens. An 80 inch TV that only supports HD Ready will look muddy and blurry. On the other hand, 4k resolution will be wasted on a small 3 inch TV, since the screen is too small to make effective use of it.
QWhat is a Smart TV?
AA Smart TV has a net connection, and the ability to run apps like a computer. This means that as well as watching TV, you can use the device to access sites such as YouTube or Netflix, display news updates, browse social media and play music using apps such as Spotify.
QWhat do I need to watch Netflix?
ATo watch Netflix on your TV, you will need a Smart TV-enabled device (most modern TVs have this capability), a net connection hooked up to the TV, and a Netflix account.
QWhat is a 3D TV?
A3D TVs have the technology to display compatible programmes and movies in 3D, adding increased depth and realism. However they require both special glasses and 3D-compatible media to properly function. They also require a large-sized screen screen - at least 40" or larger. When these requirements are all met however, they provide an immersion hard to gain from any other TV.
QWhat is the difference between Passive & Active 3D?
AThere are 2 forms of 3D projection current used for 3D TVs. Passive 3D isn?t as detailed, but the TV and glasses required are cheaper. Moreover the glasses tend to be lighter and more comfortable to wear.

Active 3D, on the other hand, is higher resolution and gives a much better 3D image. However the equipment required tends to be more expensive, and the glasses are bulkier and heavier to wear.
QWhat is the difference between LCD & LED TVs?
ALiquid Crystal Displays (LCD) TVs work by shining light through a matrix of coloured liquid cells, whereas Light Emitting Diodes (LED) TVs utilise an enormous amount of tiny LED lights to shine light through, rather than a small number of lamps. LCD TVs still make up the largest amount of TVs on the market, but LED TVs tend to be significantly thinner and lighter, and give a better backlight coverage due to the larger number of lamps.
QWhat is an OLED TV?
AOLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs are a new technology that utilises a large number of coloured LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), each one producing a single pixel, together making up the whole screen. Because they don't require a backlight like LCD or LED TVs screens, the colour depth and contrast are far superior, however they are far more expensive.

How to Find the Best TV to Buy

Most people would agree: Buying a TV can be really confusing. It can seem complicated to understand what's behind the technical jargon and what the advantages and disadvantages of technologies like ‘HD Ready’, ‘OLED TVs’ and ‘Edge-lit LED TVs’ really are.

But it doesn’t have to be difficult to find the best TV for your room and budget. We will explain the different technologies in detail and highlight exactly what to look out for when choosing a new TV.

One of the first questions people ask is: what size TV do I need? When it comes to choosing the right size TV, there is one simple rule:

Buy the biggest TV you can afford and your room can accommodate.

It is incredibly easy to get used to a large TV. At first, you might think that a new TV is huge, but after a short while, you will become used to it and wonder how you ever lived with the small TV you had before. Wishing they had bought a bigger TV is one of the most common regrets people have.

Luckily, large televisions have become incredibly affordable in recent years and there are many TV deals available, including larger sizes of 50-inches and above.

The Difference Between Full HD, HD Ready 1080p and HD Ready Explained

TVs advertised as ‘Full HD’ or ‘HD Ready 1080p’ can handle and display High-Definition signals with 1080 horizontal lines. Most likely, these TVs also have a built in HD tuner such as Freeview HD.

Many televisions are also advertised as ‘HD Ready’. This is not the same as Full HD. It means the television can handle a HD signal from an external source such as a DVD Player or Sky, but it can only display 720 horizontal lines. This is less than Full HD but still better than the standard TV signal.

For small TVs (up to 32 inches), 720p HD Ready will be sufficient. If you are looking for anything larger, it makes sense to choose a television with a higher resolution.
Full HD TV prices have dropped significantly over the last couple of years making a Full HD TV with 1080p resolution great value for money.

When A 4K TV Makes Sense – And When It Doesn’t

Ultra HD TVs have been all the rage since their release a couple of years ago and there are now 4K TVs for sale from all the big brands, including Samsung and Sony.

4K refers to a horizontal resolution of around 4,000 pixels (usually 3840 x 2160 pixels). This means the resolution of an Ultra HD 4K television is four times higher compared to Full HD.

But why is this important?

As TVs get bigger, it is necessary to increase the screen resolution to prevent individual pixels becoming visible. With 4K resolution, images remains super-sharp even on a 80-inch television.

4K TVs have been on sale for a number of years and prices have reduced dramatically and there are some great 4K TV deals available. But:

4K content is not widely available yet, although this is improving gradually. Netflix started streaming it’s in-house produced series “House of Cards” and ‘Breaking Bad” in 4K resolution in 2014 and YouTube started supporting 4K as early as 2010.

So, is a 4K television worth its higher price? This really depends on your personal preference. If you are looking for the latest technology and are willing to pay slightly more for an ultra-sharp picture then 4K might well be a great choice. Especially for screen sizes above 55 inches, a 4K television will provide you with the highest picture quality available today.

A Cinematic Experience Like No Other: Curved Screen TVs

A couple of years ago, curved screen TVs from Samsung and other manufacturers appeared on the scene. They look stylish and promise a more immersive viewing experience.

We all know that manufactures are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to market their products and some have said that a slightly different screen shape is just an attempt to generate sales. However, others say that curved screen TVs have real benefits:

Some people have reported a more immersive viewing experience due to the screen gently ‘wrapping’ around the viewers filed of vision. Each point on the curved screen has the same distance from the viewer when sitting in the ‘sweet spot’, which is usually 10-13 feet away. Reflections and distortions, which can be a problem on flat screen TVs, will also be slightly reduced.

However, due to the curve, the edges of the screen can also appear to be slightly larger than the centre of the screen. This ‘bow tie’ effect is noticeable to varying degrees and also depends on the viewer’s vertical position.

Prices of curved screen TVs are usually higher than flat televisions, although you might feel that the stylish appearance is well worth the added cost.

Special curved screen TV brackets are also available for wall-mounting.

Access Amazing Content With Smart TVs

Smart TVs can be connected to the Internet and give you access to a huge range of content, apps and games. Most TVs released these days have ‘smart’ capability. While you can still watch TV using the built-in tuner, the Smart Hub of your TV gives you access to a whole new world of content:

  • Watch movies, documentaries and your favourite series on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
  • Missed a programme? Not a problem with catch-up TV services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4 on Demand and Sky Go.
  • Stay connected with apps including Skype, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Browse the web, just like you would on a PC or smartphone. Most smart televisions have built-in web browsers although some are easier to use than others.
  • Each manufacturers includes additional services like guides, recommendations of what to watch and customisation options.

Every manufacturer has their own preferred operating system and Smart TV platforms tend to change every couple of years.

As operating systems become more sophisticated, many services which were previously available as separate apps have now been integrated into the user interface. Before buying a TV make sure it has all the apps you want to use.

To find the best smart TV for your needs it’s worth knowing a bit more about the differences:

Samsung Smart TVs have had an overhaul for 2015 and Samsung’s Smart Hub is now built on it’s Tizen OS. A horizontal strip along the bottom provides easy access to apps and shortcuts. There is a slight similarity to LG’s webOS. Samsung’s operating system allows access to all the UK’s catch-up TV apps.

Sony, Sharp and Philips are using Google's Android TV OS to varying degrees. Andriod is offering rich content and apps with an easy to use interface.

Panasonic’s Firefox OS is the simplest and best-looking Smart TV interface around. It scores highly for being easy to customise but doesn’t compare to Google’s Android OS on content although it includes all popular apps such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

LG has completely refreshed its smart interface with the release of webOS 2.0 in 2014. It is fast and relies on an app bar located at the bottom of the screen, not unlike Samsung’s Smart TVs. Content is pretty good although it can be a bit tricky to use. Some smart TV reviews have pointed out that it may take a short while to get used to.

Another Dimension: 3D TV

The first 3D TVs became available a few years ago and especially higher-end LED and LCD TVs often have 3D capability.

While manufacturers are currently directing most of their attention towards ultra high-resolution displays, 3D TVs are not dead and can offer an additional sense of depth that provides a similar experience as watching a 3D movie in the cinema.

There are a few things to keep in mind about 3D TVs:

  • Screen size is important to provide a good 3D experience. A 32-inch 3D TVs might be too small for it to work well, so aim for a screen of at least 40 inches or bigger.
  • Make sure you watch from the optimal distance and avoid sitting at an angle to get the best 3D effect.
  • While 3D TVs without glasses would be ideal, they are required control the picture each eye sees to create the 3D effect. Check how many 3D glasses are included before buying a TV and make sure they sit comfortable.
  • There are two types of 3D television technology: active and passive. Each has it's own advantages and cost.

Passive 3D TVs

Mostly used by LG 3D TVs
Not as detailed as active 3D
Glasses are cheap and use a similar technology as 3D cinemas

Active 3D TVs

Used by Panasonic, Samsung and Sony
Higher resolution 3D image
Glasses synchronise with the TV
Glasses are heavier and more bulky & expensive

Are 3D TVs Worth the Money?

A lack of available, free content has been one of the biggest obstacles preventing 3D TV from becoming widely adopted.

Connecting a 3D compatible Blu-ray player is probably the best way to enjoy 3D content.

There are currently no 3D TV programmes available for free but some broadcasters like Sky, Virgin Media and BT vision offer a limited amount of 3D on-demand content to their subscribers.

LCD TVs vs LED TVs – Advantages & Differences Explained

LCD is the most common type of display used in TVs today. The days of plasma TVs are over and while OLED TVs are predicted to be the future, they are still relatively expensive. More recently all major brands have marketed ‘LED TVs’ as the new must-haves.

So, what exactly is the difference between LED and LCD TVs? Actually, the difference is not as great you might think:

A liquid crystal display (LCD) creates a picture by shining light from behind the screen through a matrix of coloured liquid crystal cells. Each pixel is controlled individually and adjusters how much light and colour is let through.

The backlight in ‘traditional’ LCD screens is created by a relatively small number of lamps. LED TVs, on the other hand, use a much larger number of tiny LEDs to create the backlight. This allows for much thinner displays, since the LEDs are much smaller.

The difference between LCD and LED televisions lies in their source of backlight. However the underlying screen technology is the same.

Back-lit vs Edge-lit LED TVs

In the search for ever-slimmer displays, manufactures are increasingly promoting edge-lit LED televisions. These models have tiny LEDs placed around the edge of the screen allowing for super-slim displays. The picture on some edge-lit TVs used to suffer from inconsistent lighting levels but the technology has improved a lot in recent years so this should no longer be an issue.

A direct-lit LED TV has lights covering the rear of the screen. While this ensures light is evenly distributed it does not allow screens to be as thin as edge-lit televisions.

OLED TVs – Everything You Need to Know

OLED is a completely different technology compared to LCD. The pixels in and OLED produce their own light instead of relying on a backlight. This is why OLED pixels are also called ‘emissive’. The technology is similar to the screens used in more expensive mobile phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge.

Because each pixel emits its own light, controlling each pixel’s brightness is much easier resulting in better contrasts and deeper blacks. On LCD screens the display is not always completely black as some of the backlight shines through.

Prices for OLED TVs tend to be higher, although OLED TVs are now common enough that some price deals are starting to emerge. OLED TVs are incredibly difficult to produce and only a few manufacturers have ventured into this field so far.

TV Retailers, Prices and Features

Television Prices

In total we found 205 TVs ranging from $97 to $10,000. A new TV costs on average $1,085 and 80% of TVs are priced between $169 and $2,250. The cheapest television that we found is the Supersonic SC1311 at only $98, and the most expensive is the LG 86UH9500 at $10,000.

TV Brands - Price Range

The highest average TV price out of all brands is SunBriteTV TVs with an average price of $2,195. SunBriteTV TVs range in price from $1,495 to $2,895.

The second highest average TV price out of all brands is LG TVs with an average price of $1,893. LG TVs range in price from $150 to $10,000.

The average price of NEC TVs is $1,700 which is the third highest average price of all television brands. NEC TVs start at $1,700 and their most expensive television costs $1,700.

TV Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 18,165 expert reviews and 379,264 user reviews for TVs and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of TV. Samsung is the top rated TV brand with an average rating of 92%. LG is the second best brand with 88% and Philips is the third best brand with 81%.

Biggest TV Retailers

We found 108 current offers for televisions from eBay making it the biggest TV retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 52 current offers for televisions. The third biggest retailer is Factory Outlet Store with 15 current TV offers.

When Are Most New TVs Released?

The most common period for new TVs to be released in is between April and June. If you wait until April 2021 then you might be able to get better features on your TV. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current TVs tend to drop off when the next models are released. 59 new televisions were released in June 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new TV releases. In 2019 most new televisions were released in April, with 100 new televisions released that month. Also the biggest month in 2018 for new TV releases was April, with 204 new televisions released that month.

How Fast Do TV Prices Drop After Release?

On average TVs drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release.

A typical new TV costs on average $1,085. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $62.

HD Types

HD Type on a TV refers to the type of high definition image that the TV is capable of displaying (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).

The most common HD type amongst new televisions is full hd. We found 3,838 televisions that are full hd TVs. 4K is the second most popular HD type amongst new televisions. We found 3,284 televisions that are 4K TVs.

The better the HD type the better the image resolution and the perceived sharpness of the image will be. Images will appear more life like and realistic. This will be more noticeable on a TV with a larger display diagonal.

Display Diagonals

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

The display diagonals of TVs range from 7" to 110". The display diagonals of the majority of televisions range from 40" to 50". The TV with the largest display diagonal is the Sharp PNLE901, which is a 90" TV and can be purchased for $5,595.00. The Sylvania SKCR2706BT, which currently retails for $235.52, has the smallest display diagonal and is a 10.1" TV.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thicknesses

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

Across the range of televisions, the thicknesses range from 2.4mm to 966.4mm. The thicknesses of the majority of TVs range from 50mm to 70mm. The Samsung UE85TU8000, which currently retails for $1,997.99, has the thickest thickness and is a 392mm thick television. The VIZIO M65C1, which sells for $695.00, has the thinnest thickness and is an 11.16mm thick television.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

OLED Technology

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

Of the 8,515 new TVs currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are TVs which do not feature OLED technology. 8,324 TVs out of 8,515 are TVs which do not feature OLED technology and only 191 out of 8,515 are TVs which feature OLED technology.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

Energy Efficiency of TVs

The Energy Efficiency Class of a TV shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

We found 2,580 TVs that have an energy efficiency rating of A, which makes this the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new TVs. We found 2,460 TVs that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, making this the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new TVs.

A TV with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Televisions?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying TVs. For each retailer it shows the total number of TVs where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying TVs. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 97 of their TV prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of TVs for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for TVs by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of television prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's television prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 89.8% of their TV prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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