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8 April 2021

Best TV deals for 2021

Looking to grab a bargain? We've handpicked the best deals on 4K, QLED, OLED and LCD TVs from TV shops including John Lewis, Currys and Richer Sounds.
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Martin Pratt

Looking to find a bargain television in the sales? We’ve scrutinised offers and rounded up some of the best TV deals you can find this month.

The TVs below aren't necessarily the best we've tested, but they are decent sets available for an often substantial discount. 

You'll also find plenty of buying advice to help decide exactly which features and brands are worth paying more for. But be quick, these discounts often don't last for long.

Deals updated 1 April, 2021.

Use our tool to see what size TV is best for your home in our what size TV should I buy? guide.

Best TV deals for March 2021

The 2021 TV launches are close, so the outgoing 2020 models are getting significant discounts.

1. LG 49NANO866NA

  • 49-inch 4K TV
  • A further £50 price drop
  • Nanocell technology - far cheaper than OLED sets

We like: great remote, plenty of ports

We didn't like: missing some useful apps

It’s not the cheapest we’ve seen but at £599 at AO.com, Boots, Currys PC World, Hughes, Very and John Lewis, it’s still a good price.

Read our full LG 49NANO866NA review to find out more.

2. Samsung QE65Q80T

  • 65-inch 4k TV
  • £411 off the price and only £88 more than the 55-inch model
  • A high-end Samsung QLED

We like: bright, crisp display, clever object-tracking sound

We didn't like: colours could look more natural

It's a big screen set that uses Samsung's quantum dot technology for a more vibrant image. Buy it now from John Lewis for £1,088 

Read our full Samsung QE65Q80T review.

3. LG 43UN80006LC

  • 43-inch 4K TV
  • £50 cheaper than previous price 
  • LCD display

We like: Easy to use, Great remote

We didn’t like: Some key apps missing at time of testing

A £50 price drop this month means this TV is now £379 to buy at Currys PC World. Read our full LG 43UN80006LC review before you buy.

 (A 2020 Which? investigation into Currys PC World suggests the firm has an issue with how it handles complaints about faulty products. So do consider this before making a purchase.) 


  • 55-inch 4K TV
  • One of the few OLEDs available for less than £1,000
  • Uses a different processor to more expensive LG OLEDs

We like: Impressive operating system

We don't like: Missing several catch-up apps

OLEDs don't get much cheaper than this. It doesn't have the same processor as pricier LG TVs though. Buy it now from ao.com, Argos, Currys and Richer Sounds for £999

Read our full LG OLED55BX6LB review before you buy.

5. LG 55UN81006LB

  • Mid-priced 55-inch TV
  • LCD display
  • Only the basic HDR formats (HDR10 and HLG) supported

We like: Easy to use, Great remote

We didn’t like: Missing some catch-up apps

Prices on this 55-inch TV have been edging down recently and are currently lowest at AO.com, Amazon and John Lewis.

Read our full LG 55UN81006LB review before you commit.

How to get the best deals on specific TV brands?

When it comes to buying TVs, the big retailers – John Lewis, Currys PC World, Richer Sounds, Argos, AO and Amazon – tend to offer better deals than if you go direct to the manufacturer. 

Some retailers have dedicated deals pages where you can find their latest deals on TVs and other electricals – click on the links below to go straight there:

But a low price on a bad TV isn't really a deal at all. Read our TV reviews before you buy to make sure you don't pick up a 'bargain' that turns out to be anything but.

LG TV deals

Deals on LG TVs are plentiful and it has one of the biggest ranges of any brand. John Lewis and Richer Sounds offer five and six-year warranties on their TVs, so they're good places to start looking. Currys only offers a five-year warranty on some of its TVs. 

Read our LG TV reviews.

Panasonic TV deals

With one of smallest ranges, you don't have as much choice if you're after a Panasonic TV. 

As with LG, you should start your search with the big retailers that offer the longest warranties (Currys, John Lewis and Richer Sounds). If you're looking at Currys, though, be aware that only some TVs have a five-year warranty. 

Read our Panasonic TV reviews.

Samsung TV deals

You can buy Samsung TVs directly from its website, but this is often the most expensive approach. You'll find better deals online from the major retailers. 

Read our Samsung TV reviews.

Sony TV deals

Sony's TVs are often more expensive than its rivals, although we have seen costs start to come down in recent years. This means you need to look harder to get a great deal. 

Sony sells TVs through its own Sony Centres online and there are discounts there, as well as a five-year warranty on some models, so it's worth checking. 

Read our Sony TV reviews.


Head to our guide on the best TVs under £500 and £1,000 to see our favourite budget models.

Which TV features are worth paying for?

4K resolution 

4K TVs cost as little as £350. With four times the number of pixels as Full HD, 4K screens are more detailed so worth spending that little extra money. Full-HD pictures look better on a 4K screen, but 4K content makes full use of the technology. More and more of this is arriving through pay TV and streaming services.


Most 4K TVs come with High Dynamic Range (HDR). This gives brighter whites, darker blacks and wider gamut of colours. But you need HDR content to see the benefits. 

There are four main formats, two basic and two advanced. HDR10 and HLG come on just about every 4K TV, but Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are usually only on pricier sets. These advanced formats aren't essential though. 

We've tested TVs that don't use them well at all, and found some using just the basic formats to have brilliant HDR picture, so don't feel you must buy a TV with HDR10+ or Dolby Vision.

OLED displays 

Organic LEDs, or OLEDs, are found on some high-end TVs and produce dazzling pictures with smooth motion, deep blacks and vibrant colours. 

We’ve been impressed by their picture quality in the lab, but that’s not to say you should discount traditional LED-backlit TVs. Some OLEDs are the best of the best, but you can get an excellent TV that isn't an OLED. Find out more about OLED TVs.

QLED displays 

QLED is the name for Samsung’s OLED-rivalling quantum-dot TVs that we’ve seen in the past few years. Here, light hits a layer of quantum dots which produce bright, vibrant colours. 

More of Samsung's range is made up of these TVs, which has led to some quality inconsistencies. There are still excellent QLEDs available, but it's not a guarantee of quality.

Which TV brands should you buy?

Four brands dominate the TV market: Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic. But some less well-known TVs manufacturers – the likes of Bush, JVC and Celcus – may catch your eye with prices that are difficult to refuse. Is it ever worth punting for one of these smaller brands?

Well, the numbers speak for themselves. Between January 2014 and October 2020, we reviewed close to 900 TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic. More than 200 were Best Buys.

We’ve tested more than 200 TVs from other brands. But these models rarely do well and there's a much higher portion of Don't Buys among them. There is the occasional touch of class from these brands, and we have found a handful of Best Buys, but the bigger brands are where you'll see most of the quality.

See all our Samsung TVLG TVPanasonic TV and Sony TV reviews.

Where's the best place to buy a TV?

It's worth shopping around to find the retailer with the best price. Then, once you know the very lowest it's being sold for, you can decide whether it's worth paying a little bit more for the same TV from a tried and trusted retailer.

That said, don't be afraid to take the plunge on a retailer you haven't heard of before. Some independent stores can offer great deals both online and on the high street. 

For instance, if you've chosen a slightly older TV, some independent retailers may have an ex-demo model going cheap. But do your research beforehand, especially when buying online. Search for other customers who have bought products from that website and shared their experiences. You'll find reviews of retailer websites on Trustpilot.

Many major retailers also run price-match schemes. 

  • Currys PC World promises to beat the price you'd pay at AO.com, Argos, Asda, John Lewis and Tesco. 
  • John Lewis will match the price of any retailer with a high street shop (so no online-only stores). 
  • Richer Sounds will drop its prices to a fraction below what's offered elsewhere, as long as a product is new and boxed, in stock and offered with a similar guarantee. 
  • AO.com boldly claims to price match every product against any retailer.

Look out for warranties, too. Richer Sounds offers six years on its TVs, John Lewis offers five years and so does Currys on some TVs.

We also give our own seal of approval to a select number of retailers. Look out for a Which? Recommended Provider logo in store or online. Based on overall satisfaction and how likely people are to recommend it to a friend from our annual survey, only the retailers with the best customer scores earn this coveted accolade. 

Seen another TV at a great price? Be sure to check our extensive TV reviews to make sure you're saving money on a set that performs.,

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