Best TVs of 2015 - what TV should you buy?

From huge Ultra HD behemoth to 1080p second screen, we've got the goods.

The best TVs by size and everything you need to know when buying your new TV

When you're looking to buy a new TV, you want the best.

But how do you know which one to go for when there are so many different technologies, with strange acronyms, and a host of different screen sizes to deal with too? There are also a host of manufacturers, with a vast array of televisions rocking different panel technologies, tuners and features.

Do you want a Ultra HD 4K screen, do you need high dynamic range support, is 3D of any import whatsoever? How do you find out what the best TV is for you?

Well, you come to the experts.

We've figured out the best TVs in a variety of different categories, from Ultra HD to super-sized screen, right down to the li'l 32-inchers for that second screen for the bedroom.

But it's not always about the outright best - after all, those can represent some of the most expensive televisual tech you can buy - sometimes you just want the absolute best value screen. And we've got those covered in each category too.

If you want to know what to look out for when buying a new TV check out the second page to arm yourself with all the information you could possibly need.

But first, here's our pick of the best TVs of 2015 - there are some absolute stunners.

Best Ultra HD 4K TV

Samsung UE65JS9500

Samsung UE65JS9500

"Nothing short of a milestone in TV picture quality"

Screen size: 65-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD, Freesat HD | Resolution: UHD 4K | Panel technology:LED Backlit | Smart TV: Tizen | Curved: Yes | Dimensions: 917 x 1450 x 379mm

Ground breaking picture quality
Feature-rich smart TV platform
Super expensive
Curved screen is divisive

Samsung's 2015 flagship TV leverages new brightness and colour technologies to take LCD picture quality to a whole new level - especially once true HDR content starts to roll into town. The difference its HDR technology makes to picture quality is immense - more impactful by far, in fact, than the step up from HD to UHD.

What's more, while you need native HDR content to see the TV at its absolute cinematic best it still delivers superb results with current sources.

It's much easier to use than previous Samsung smart TVs too. We just wish more people would be able to afford it.

Read the full review: Samsung UE65JS9500



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Best 60, 65 or 75-inch TV

Sony KD 75X9405C

Sony KD-75X9405C

"If there's one thing the Sony 75X9405C is not, it's shy."

Screen size: 75-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD and FreeSat HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED | Smart TV: Android TV | Curved: No | Dimensions: 1041 x 1929 x 322mm

Sensational picture quality
Equally sensational sound quality
Space-consuming chassis design
Upscaling can cause noise

The 75X9405C's pictures boast gorgeous colours and one of the best contrast performances in the LCD TV world. Its sound quality is equally stellar, and some aspects of its smart TV features are well thought through.

Aside from its headline Android TV smart platform failing to convince everyone it's the future of smart television, the 75X9405C is an unmitigated success. Its picture quality is even better than anything Sony managed to produce with the highlight models from its 2014 4K TV range, and its incredibly powerful and dynamic audio is literally music to your ears.

Read the full review: Sony KD-75X9405C



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Best 50 or 55-inch TV

LG 55EG960V

LG 55EG960V

"If you're not yet lusting after OLED, you've got it all wrong."

Screen size: 55-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD and FreeSat HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: OLED | Smart TV: webOS | Curved: Yes | Dimensions: 760 x 1226 x 213mm

Incredible realism
Best black levels ever
High price
Confusing webOS

Is this is the best TV on the planet? Judged purely on picture quality, this 4K OLED has a jaw-dropping combination of total black, cracking colour, judder-free video, a reflection-free curve and an innate ability to make standard-def sources ripple with realism.

Self-lighting pixels are the future, as proved by the 55EG960V's spotless colours, awesome blacks, bright, pure whites and all-round utterly gorgeous images. 4K detail is mesmerising while even standard definition sources look clean and crisp. Self-lighting they may be, but it's when those pixels completely switch off that this OLED TV really stands out next to an LED TV.

Read the full review: LG 55EG960V



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Best 46, 47 or 48-inch TV

Samsung UE48JU7000T

Samsung UE48JU7000T

"An excellent, if slightly small, UHD TV."

Screen size: 48-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED |Smart TV: Tizen | Curved: No | Dimensions: 683 x 1087 x 278 mm

Affordable for high end UHD
Outstanding contrast
Needs careful setup otherwise…
...there's significant motion blur

The UE48JU7000T delivers an impressive set of specifications for its money, including a native UHD resolution, Samsung's wide colour gamut PurColor technology, direct LED lighting with local dimming, and Samsung's new Tizen smart TV system.

You'll have to get your hands dirty in the system settings to nail a quality image, though. Its pictures are badly blighted using its initial settings by some pretty heavy duty and unexpected motion blur, but fortunately - so long as you follow the advice given during our test - these motion issues can be worked round.

That then leaves you with an excellent - if slightly small - UHD TV.

Read the full review: Samsung UE48JU7000T



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Best 40 or 42-inch TV

Panasonic TX 40CX680B

Panasonic TX-40CX680B

"The TX-40CX680B could turn out to be one of the bargains of year"

Screen size: 40-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED |Smart TV: Firefox OS | Curved: No | Dimensions: 560 x 904 x 202 mm

4K detail
Customisable Firefox OS
Soft standard def
Only 3 HDMI

Is the TX-40CX680B too small to show-off its 4K panel at just 40-inches? Though the 4K resolution is the headline-grabber, the emphasis from Panasonic on this 40-incher is on better pixels rather than more pixels. This highly talented and great value TV swerves that elephant in the room with some pin-sharp pictures to add to its impressive smart TV OS.

With Firefox OS it really makes use of its eight million pixels by boosting black levels, colour and upscaling prowess to make everything save for standard definition look sumptuous. With Freeview Play incoming, it's an early front-runner for the best value 4K screen around.

Read the full review: Panasonic TX-40CX680B



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Best 32-inch TV

Samsung UE32H6400

Samsung UE32H6400

"One of the best 32-inchers so far."

Screen size: 32-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Panel technology: LED |Smart TV: Smart Hub | Curved: No | Dimensions: 494 x 732 x 267mm

Great all-round picture quality
Fast user interface
Poor speakers
No 3D specs

That a 32-incher has every UK terrestrial TV app is one thing, but when they're accompanied by Netflix and Amazon Instant AND powered by a quad core processor? Samsung, you have our attention, and anyone after a future-proof 32-incher for all-round duties has just got to test-drive the UE32H6400.

Loaded with both ins and outs and apps, the UE32H6400 boasts versatile picture quality across both standard and high definition discs and TV.

The only drawbacks are the UE32H6400's lack of 3D specs and some poor speakers, neither of which should bother most buyers of what has to be one of the best value 32-inchers so far.

Read the full review: Samsung UE32H6400



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