Two new Best Buy large cheap TVs uncoveredNew flatscreen TVs from Samsung and LG tested

25 October 2013

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Our latest testing of 16 new TVs has uncovered five Best Buys, including two big-screen TVs for under £700.

Our two new Best Buys are a stylish plasma TV and an equally snazzy LED TV, both with screen sizes over 46 inches. They've got all the latest features, including smart TV and a built-in PVR, yet you’ll pay a very good price for either of them.

We put popular TV brands such as Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba through our rigorous lab tests to find out how they stack up against the competition.

Best new televisions

As well as finding some great models in our latest batch that deserve to be Best Buys, we've also unearthed some TVs that did so badly in our tests that they’re Don't Buys. We can help you avoid squinting at terrible picture quality or struggling with an awful remote control.

Read our LED, LCD and plasma TV reviews to see our latest results in full, and find Best Buy TVs to suit all budgets. If you’re not a member, you can discover the benefits of a Which? membership and get instant access to all our results when you sign up for a £1 trial.

Smart TV reviews

We've tested some of the latest smart TVs - sets that can be connected to the internet via built-in wi-fi or a cable to access a range of web services, including apps such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Player, and often a web browser.

Strictly speaking, you don't need your TV to be smart, but it could be very useful if you want to catch up on TV shows you’ve missed, connect with friends or family on Facebook, surf websites on the big screen or watch movies through LoveFilm or Netflix.

How we test TVs

We test over 100 LED, LCD and plasma TVs every year - from small-screen sets for a bedroom or kitchen, right up to huge TVs for a large living room.

Every flatscreen TV goes through the same range of rigorous technical tests and in-depth assessment in the lab so you can directly compare how each one performs.

Our TV reviews answer questions such as:

  • What's the TV picture quality like?
  • What does the TV sound like?
  • What's it like to use day to day?
  • How much does the TV cost to run?
  • Should I buy it?

Each one contains extensive star ratings, along with a total test score and a verdict letting you know whether a TV is worth your cash.

More on this...

• LED, LCD and plasma TV reviews - find out how TVs fare in our tests
• - learn more about how we put TVs through their paces
TV DVD combi reviews - we've reviewed the latest TVs with built-in DVD players