Don’t Buy TVs revealed in our latest testingEven the biggest brands make TVs you should avoid

13 November 2014

A Don't Buy TV

We don't name products as Don't Buys easily, but sometimes our tests reveal TVs that just aren't up to the standards we'd expect.

We've seen big advances in television design and production in recent years, but almost half of the TVs in our latest batch scored so poorly that they qualify as a Which? Don't Buy. 

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Big brands can still drop the ball

In our latest batch of television reviews, we've unearthed Don't Buy TVs from five different brands, proving even the biggest companies can still miss the mark at times.

These televisions will disappoint you with dismal picture quality and dreary sound. They'll be frustrating to use, with badly designed menus and fiddly remote controls, and you'll likely miss out on the latest, premium TV features. 

You may tempted by their low price tags, but we find that with these poor TVs, you won't be getting the best overall value for your cash.

Cheap TVs can be cheerful, too

We've now tested more than 110 TVs in 2014 and it's been a mixed bag in terms of results - we've had Best Buy TVs scoring almost 90%, but also Don't Buy TVs scoring less than 30%.

You don't have to pay big money to get a top TV - for example, why waste £360 on a Don't Buy 40-inch model when a Best Buy model is available for just £70 more?

We don't just recommend Best Buys, either. We also highlight TVs that score 60% or higher as being worth considering, although we reveal their flaws, too, so you know what to expect.

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Latest televisions tested:

Samsung UE40H6670
Samsung UE32H5000
Philips 40PFT4509
Toshiba 32W2433DB
Toshiba 42L6453DB
Panasonic TX-40AS640B
LG 32LB650V
Philips 32PHT4509
Hitachi 28HYT45U
Logik L22FE14
LG 28LB490U
Samsung UE22H5000
Philips 20PHH4109
Technika 24E21B-HDR
Philips 22PFH4109
Samsung LT19C300

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