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Top choice TV of the month

By Martin Pratt

We've pick our favourite TV from recent tests, as well as a cheap alternative, every month so you can choose an excellent Best Buy in a pinch. Here are our picks for January.

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With more than 300 TV reviews to sift through, sometimes you just need someone to show you which set is the top of the heap, and offer a cheap alternative if you don't want to break the bank.

LG, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung have released their entire ranges, we've got full reviews of most of them and in-depth non-tested product reviews for the rest meaning you can find out if any TV from the big four brands is worth buying. 

We've picked two TVs from our tests that we know provide impeccable picture quality and the audio to match. Will Samsung take the top spot, or did LG or Sony pip it to the post by releasing a TV that impressed us more?

While the big hitters, such as Samsung's minimalist QE55Q9FN, which is designed to blend seamlessly with the room it's in, and LG's OLED55C8PLA, a TV with Dolby tuned speakers tend to hog the headline, we've got reviews of more affordable, mid-range 4K TVs, too.

Were any of the big brands more modestly priced TVs good enough to be our top pick in December?

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Top pick TVs of the month


This OLED is an astonishing TV that sounds better than most, finds the detail and definition in even the lowest-resolution video, and has a beautiful, clean design that makes the astonishing screen the sole focus.


With its silver finish and unobtrusive bezels, this 50 incher has good looks that belie its low price. It looks like a pricier TV and it shares some features that are usually found on more expensive models, namely the fancy remote that lets you control the TV with your voice. It's picture is consistently crisp and lifelike, and it's a breeze to use, if a little slow.

Models, scores and prices in the table correct at January 2018.

The latest TVs put to the test

We test hundreds of TVs and our in-depth reviews cover everything you need to know before you buy a new one. Our decades of testing experience, from the days of black-and-white sets all the way to flatscreen 4K displays, makes us uniquely qualified to recommend the best TVs around and warn you off the bad ones.

Here are some of the aspects we look at when determining whether a TV is worth your money.

Just because a TV is 4K with HDR screen technology doesn't automatically mean it will be a Best Buy, or even close to one. We've tested 4K TVs that look, on paper, to be as good as the very best models we've tested, but in fact, they can't hold a candle to the top-tier TVs our testing uncovers.

Browse all of our TV reviews to see how the latest TVs from Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony and Hisense stack up. Or head to our page on the best TVs for 2018 to see the best of the year so far.


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