1 Philips 55OLED907
£2199 / go.stuff.tv/OLED907
It’s no one’s idea of a bargain, but nevertheless the 55OLED907 will be money well spent for even mild telly addicts. For once, here’s a TV with audio quality that truly matches its image quality – and be in no doubt, the image quality available here is very impressive indeed. The Ambilight illuminations are as slick as ever too. Resign yourself to a long stint sorting out the initial setup (as is always the way with Philips) and you’ll never look back.
A great OLED TV with impressive brightness and top-class audio
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Apple TV 4K
Fills the one hole in Android TV’s streaming lineup, and is a must if you’re all-in with Apple’s other tech.
from £149 / apple.com
2 Sony XR-55A95K
£2199 / go.stuff.tv/A95K
Samsung developed QD-OLED to address the one shortcoming of OLED – a relative lack of brightness – yet it’s Sony that leads the pack now. This QD-OLED set doesn’t come cheap, but its performance makes the price look fair enough. In every respect – colour balance, motion control, detail – it performs impeccably. It’s a brilliantly naturalistic and lifelike watch, with the deep, varied black tones that are one of the real OLED trademarks.
QD-OLED technology is here, and on this evidence it’s the real deal
3 Philips 55OLED807
£1399 / go.stuff.tv/OLED807
Despite its affordability, the 55OLED807 is a nicely designed, well turned-out television that shows no signs of having been built down to a price. Most importantly of all, it offers great picture quality in almost every circumstance, while the four-sided Ambilight integrated into the rear works an absolute treat – whatever you’re watching looks larger and more immersive, and eye-strain is reduced too. The only thing we don’t like is Philips’ obsession with over-complicated setup menus.
This is Philips throwing the mid-range OLED gauntlet down
4 LG OLED77G2
£3599 / go.stuff.tv/G2
LG’s flagship is just about the best OLED on the market, but for a pretty penny.
5 Philips 65OLED937
£2899 / go.stuff.tv/OLED937
Stunning picture quality, hi-fi sound and the Ambilight bonus: this OLED has it where it counts.
6 Xiaomi TV F2 55in
£399 / go.stuff.tv/XiaomiF2
If you’re a fan of Amazon’s interface, you’ll be happy to Fire up this 4K HDR bargain.
7 Samsung 50AU9000
£495 / go.stuff.tv/AU9000
As much TV as most people will ever need, and at a reasonable price.
8 Sony KE-48A9
£1399 / go.stuff.tv/KE48A9
Don’t be fooled by its relatively small size: the A9 is a real smasher of a 4K OLED.
9 TCL Roku TV 55RC630K
£399 / go.stuff.tv/630K
Consistent picture quality and a streamlined interface: for the price, this one’s hard to beat.
10 Sky Glass
from £699 / go.stuff.tv/SkyGlass
The future of Sky is here… but probably not if you have a decent 4K television already.
TIPS & TRICKS
Google Assistant wakes with a press of the remote; Alexa users can use a linked smart speaker.
The picture menus are extensive, but well worth a visit to rein in the motion control and noise reduction.
Only two of the HDMI ports are at 2.1 standard, so check before plugging in your games console.
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