Internet TVs are on the rise as more consumers want to watch catch up TV from the likes of the BBC, Channel 4, Five, and ITV. To keep up with this emerging trend Which? is adapting its lab-based TV testing.
Web-enabled TVs from LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba have been looked at in the Which? labs to assess the type of content available and to evaluate how easy the service is to use.
Internet TV reviews
You can find out details about the internet options on the following TVs in our Internet TV review
- LG 55LX9900
- Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT20
- Philips 46PFL9705
- Samsung 55C8000
- Sony Bravia KDL-40NX713
- Toshiba Regza 40WL753
Which? has been testing TVs for more than 50 years and has had to revise its testing programme as new developments have arisen.
A TV’s internet capability has fed into the total Which? test score throughout 2010, and it currently goes some way towards the TV’s performance in the features aspect of testing. Next year this will continue, but the access and usability of the internet on each model will feed into the TV’s ease of use score.
Each TV tested at Which? is given a total score which is broken down in to the following weighted aspects:
- Picture quality, 40%
- Sound quality, 20%
- Ease of use, 20%
- Features, 10%
- Power consumption, 10%
For a full review of all the models above alongside hundreds of other LCD and plasma TVs, check out our full, lab-based TV reviews.
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