From crystal clear images to handy extra features, take a look at our round-up of the best high-definition televisions available on the high street now.
1. Cello 50” full HD widescreen LED TV
As TVs get ever-bigger in our homes (read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 to know why), at the increasingly popular size of 50” comes this 4K Ultra HD LED TV from new-on-the-block manufacturer, Cello.
It’s worth noting that all Cello TVs are manufactured in the United Kingdom at their purpose-built factory in Bishop Auckland.
Not only does this hunky screen come with T2 high definition Freeview, providing you with a stunning viewing experience, it’s USB input enables the recording of digital TV channels or viewing of any stored media you might have on there. The three HDMI inputs mean you’ve got ample connections for your external viewing devices, players and games consoles, without having to fiddle about around the back to swap cables over like it was the ’90s.
Price: £450 – Visit celloelectronics.com
2. Hisense 40” Full HD Smart TV
This budget-range, slimline Smart LED comes equipped with a Quad Core processor allowing it to provide you with the fiest Intelligent Sound by dbx-tv, so you can experience soundbar-like audio quality without the space-taking bulkiness of all that audio equipment.
It has all the necessary connections for your home entertainment stack: 2 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 x Composite, 1 x Optical, Ethernet, WiFi & 3.5mm headphone socket – so you can be confident it’ll link with whatever complimentary tech you want to add to boost your home cinema experience.
As a modern smart telly, it also comes with Hisense’ VIDAA U 2.5 OS platform – so you can access Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Freeview Play and Rakuten from their own dedicated keys on the buttonbox.
Price: £279 – Visit hisense.co.uk
3. LG 32” LED Full HD Smart TV
The LG 32LM63 32” LED Full HD Smart TV (to give it its full title), is a features packed unit from well-known manufacturer, LG.
This telly has onboard tech which enhances an already brilliant HD viewing experience with its Active HDR technology (shows up all the darkest tones & shades), Dynamic Colour Enhancer (makes the colours really pop) and Virtual Surround Plus sound (sounds bangin’), while a Quad Core processor supports advanced picture processing for really optimising those visuals with the utmost brightness and clarity.
Utilising LG’s webOS Smart Platform to stream shows via all the usual apps, this box can also work seamlessly with compatible Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa devices for easy voice control. You can link it up to compatible smart speakers too.
Price: £249 – Visit hughes.co.uk
4. Sony Bravia 43” Full HD HDR Smart TV
This Sony Bravia ‘set features some of the best high-quality imaging available at this price point. Its features high dynamic range (HDR), which preserves the details and textures found in the brightest and darkest scenes found in modern movies and games, so your PS4 and Netflix titles never looked more dynamic and realistic.
Adding to its visual armoury, is an X-Reality PRO upscaling engine, which up-scales and refines the pixels you see on screen for reduced visual noise and enhanced clarity, and Motionflow XR, which allows you to enjoy the details in fast-paced action scenes without it all turning into an exploding blur.
Oh yeah, it’s also a full Smart TV with all the webby apps you’d expect and also HDD recording so you can record stuff and watch it later by sticking a USB hard drive in the back.
Price: £377 – Visit amazon.co.uk
5. Westinghouse 32″ Inch HD TV with built-in DVD
Ok, so it’s not a Smart TV, but it has a HD screen, Freeview and a built-in DVD player, so is different enough to be of interest to those looking for a HD set, with more traditional functions. You don’t have to throw away your DVD collection just yet!
This telly features (in no particular order), a built-in DVD player; 3x HDMI ports, a Scart, an Antenna input, and a VGA connection so you can use it for PC gaming if you should so wish. So, even though it’s not a Smart TV per se, you can still plug what you want into it!
Price: £209.95 – Visit amazon.co.uk
6. Samsung 43” Crystal UHD 4K HDR Smart TV
New for 2021, this beauty from the Samsung AU7110 Smart TV Series features the 4K Crystal Processor which allows you to view all your favourite content in 4K Ultra HD detail, and experience the very best in picture quality with PurColour (which focuses on primary and also secondary colours, such as Magenta, Cyan and Yellow), so you can view stuff as nature intended and really squeeze the absolute best out of your streaming services.
The HDR Technology means you can see the finest details in the darkest and brightest of scenes. As a Smart TV it comes with all the apps you’d expect preloadad and also your favourite voice assistants: Bixby, Alexa and Google built-in, so you can talk to the telly when you throw things at it.
Price £499 – Visit samsung.com
7. Blaupunkt 40” Full HD LED TV
Another non-Smart TV, but firmly in the HD bracket and at a good price point, is this 40-incher from quality manufacturer, Blaupunkt.
Bringing telly to life with it’s stunning clarity and vibrant colours, Blaupunkts superb widescreen picture quality, matched with Dolby audio technology ensures the best viewing platform for your content.
It has all the HDMI, USB, and PC connectivity you’d expect and a built-in Freeview HD tuner which gives you access to over 70 subscription-free entertainment channels.
Price: £239.99 – Visit electricmania.co.uk
8. JVC Fire TV Edition 50” Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
JVC say everything looks better in 4K – and with this super-set’s x4 the resolution of Full HD abilities – you’ll marvel at the detail and colour definition!
It packs HDR for depth of colour and brilliant brightness, the full Fire TV experience is built-in, so you can enjoy enjoy thousands of apps, Alexa skills, and all the best channels including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney and more.
You can control the telly with the included Voice Remote with Alexa; launch apps, search for TV shows, play music, switch inputs and control compatible smart home devices.
Price: £379 – Visit currys.co.uk
9. LG 55″ 4K Ultra HD OLED Smart TV
The LG 55″ 4K Ultra HD OLED Smart TV delivers incredible picture quality alongside LG’s award winning webOS Smart Platform to give you the ultimate viewing experience. It features the a9 Gen 3 Processor for outstanding colour & contrast, cinematic quality sound with Dolby Atmos, a load of really cool sounding other stuff (HDR: Dolby Vision IQ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma), and offers streaming in 4k alongside Freeview HD and Freesat HD.
Also, with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control built-in, it’s never been easier to find what you want to watch, control your smart home, and get your personal updates!
Price: £1185 – Visit currys.co.uk
10. TCL 65” 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV
Packed with Freeview Play, HDR10, Micro Dimming Pro, Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, Dolby Audio, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3xHDMI, 2xUSBs and an ultrs slim design – this ‘set from TCL is a worthy entrant in the last slot.
At a good price-point for a 65-incher, this 4K Smart Android TV combines slim contemporary design, with all the smarter viewing experiences you’d expect – Freeview play, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube et al. You can watch blockbuster movies on moment, acces your apps and enjoy multiplayer games the next.
And with the Google Assistant and far-field voice control built-in, you can do more, and faster. Ask it questions, discover the best content, control smart devices around your home – this set has it all.
Price: £499 – Visit amazon.co.uk