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Latest batch of Which? TV test results

Favourable picture quality for Samsung and Grundig

Grundig GU26BLK2

The Grundig GU26BLK2 delivers great picture quality for its price

Which? has just published its latest batch of TV results, with three Best Buys and one Don’t Buy out of the 16 models on test.

The test included models from Panasonic, Sony, Philips, Samsung, Sharp and Hitachi, and there was a good showing from Argos’ own brand Grundig with its GU26BLK2 TV.

The 26-inch Grundig GU26BLK2 retails for around £250. Michael Briggs, Which? TV expert, said, ‘For this price we wouldn’t normally expect such a natural, well-detailed picture. But taking into account one or two misgivings, this TV manages to deliver just that’.

Energy efficient TV

The batch also included a 55-inch Samsung UE55B7020, which produced a stunning picture yet only drew as much power as a regular 32-inch LCD does.

Briggs said: ‘This is the largest LCD with LED backlighting that we’ve tested to date, and the high definition picture is nothing short of fantastic. The rich detail of standard definition is also very impressive and the low power use is groundbreaking’.

Briggs goes on to explain that the sound quality of the 55-inch Samsung disappointed, but that a home cinema kit is a must for such a large model, and that this would improve the sound quality no end.

TV reviews

Full reviews, specifications and test results can now be read in our LCD and plasma TV review, where you can read which models were awarded the highly coveted Best Buy accolade, and which models should be avoided. Which? lab-tests 10 batches of TVs annually, and all models are bought independently on the high street.

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