Free newsletters
televisions
Premier partnerSamsung

Plasma and LCD TVs rated

In-depth reviews from TechRadar's team of experts. To find out how we review products and calculate our scores, check out our reviews guarantee.

1655 products

  1. LG 37LT75 review

    LG 37LT75 review

    8  

    If you’re one of the many households in the UK that can’t afford a Sky subscription, the 37LT75 may be the perfect upgrade for the impending digital age.

    Last reviewed

    Hitachi L37X01 review

    Hitachi L37X01 review

    8  

    Once one of plasma technology’s staunchest supporters, Hitachi is increasingly edging towards the LCD camp. So it comes as no real surprise to find ourselves faced with a new largescreen in the shape of the L37X01.

    Last reviewed

    LG 50PG6000 review

    LG 50PG6000 review

    8  

    LG claims the 50PG6000 offers the blackest ever blacks on a plasma TV. Pioneer’s £4,000 ‘Kuro’ 50in plasma promised a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, whereas this sumptuous plasma giant claims to top that by 50 per cent. The 50PG6000 also boasts four HDMI inputs – one more than Pioneer’s flagship PDP – and sells for a quarter of the price.

    Last reviewed

    JVC LC-32DA8BJ review

    JVC LC-32DA8BJ review

    6  

    At marginally under £500, JVC’s LC-32DA8BJ looks very good value on paper. It’s HD Ready, of course (we wouldn’t review it if it wasn’t), with a native 1366 x 768 pixel count; its connections include twin HDMIs and a component video input to meet your HD needs

    Last reviewed

    Panasonic TH-37PX80 review

    Panasonic TH-37PX80 review

    10  

    Aesthetically the Panasonic TH-37PX80 is a bit boring, truth be told, lacking the glossy glamour and slenderness of many of its rivals. But things look up with the discovery among its connections of three non v1.3 HDMI sockets, all capable of handling 1080p/24fps inputs, but not Deep Color compatible

    Last reviewed

    JVC HD-65DS8 review

    JVC HD-65DS8 review

    6  

    Today's rear-pro TVs are an interesting high-performance alternative to flatpanels, and this set certainly wins design points. It looks as slim as a 65in rear-pro set ever could, with a tiny 1cm wide bezel and surprisingly shallow 29.5cm depth. The 65DS8 employs JVC's own DILA projection technology, delivering a Full HD resolution and claimed contrast ratio of 10,000:1.

    Last reviewed

    Panasonic TX-26LMD70A review

    Panasonic TX-26LMD70A review

    10  

    Panasonic has been the LCD manufacturer to beat in group tests for some time and this 26in upholds that enviable tradition in fine style.

    Last reviewed

    Sony KDL-26P3020 review

    Sony KDL-26P3020 review

    10  

    Sony makes a brave aesthetic departure from regulation black slinkiness with this unusually chunky, gun-metal set.

    Last reviewed

    Mirai DTL-832E600 review

    Mirai DTL-832E600 review

    4  

    There are plenty of euphemistic ways in which to describe sets such as this one. An optimistic marketeer or salesperson, for example, might opt for ‘inexpensive’ or ‘affordable’, while anyone who has seen the Mirai DTL-832E600 in action, however, might go straight for ‘cheap’.

    Last reviewed

    Humax LGB22-DYT review

    Humax LGB22-DYT review

    7  

    Second-room TVs rarely come as well-specified as this HD-ready 22in Humax IDTV. With both analogue and digital tuners, it features a seven-day EPG for Freeview and a CI slot for pay-TV.

    Last reviewed

    Samsung LE46A656 review

    Samsung LE46A656 review

    10  

    The outward appearance of the Samsung LE46A656A1F isn't the only feature to be upgraded from the company's previous models. This 46in TV has more bells and whistles than a football referee's wedding. It's Full HD (although, to be honest, that's a no-brainer for screens over 32in nowadays), with 1080p24 compatibility, and comes with 100Hz Motion Plus - the company's frame-doubling technology to eliminate LCD blur and judder.

    Last reviewed

    Philips 37PFL5522D review

    Philips 37PFL5522D review

    6  

    The Philips 37PFL5522D is the company's most 'affordable' 37in screen and, unsurprisingly, it lacks the aesthetic pyrotechnics of so many LCD TVs higher up the company's range, shorn as it is of any sort of Ambilight system or sculpting flourishes. It's essentially just a basic black rectangle.

    Last reviewed

    Sharp LC-32AD5E review

    Sharp LC-32AD5E review

    6  

    With Sharp now apparently focusing on the bigscreen end of the LCD market, the LC-32AD5E - with its budget £500 price tag - feels a bit like an afterthought.

    Last reviewed

    Samsung LE26R87BDX review

    Samsung LE26R87BDX review

    6  

    Samsung squares up to its fellow Korean and longtime nemesis, LG, with a similarly handsome set and just a tenner between it and the LG 26LC55.

    Last reviewed

    LG 26LC55 review

    LG 26LC55 review

    8  

    Stylish in matt black and with a very slick user system, the LG 26LC55 has the look and feel of a very classy set

    Last reviewed

    JVC HD 65DS8 review

    JVC HD 65DS8 review

    6  

    This rear-projection behemoth sports a staggering 65in screen, which, you have to say, makes its £3,200 price tag look very affordable compared to flat TVs of similar dimensions. While it’s definitely not as slender as an LCD or plasma, the JVC HD 65DS8 is by far the slimmest rear-pro set yet, measuring just 29.5cm. You can even hang it on a wall.

    Last reviewed

    Toshiba 52Z3030 review

    Toshiba 52Z3030 review

    8  

    The 52in Toshiba 52Z3030 is the largest model in the company’s latest LCD TV range, and since it’s a flagship model we’re hoping for something extra special. It’s very well put together, with its glossy black bezel looking and feeling suitably opulent.

    Last reviewed

    Finlux 26FLD760 review

    Finlux 26FLD760 review

    6  

    The Finlux 26FLD760 is a cheap set and it shows, but not nearly so glaringly as you might think.

    Last reviewed

    Planar PD420 review

    Planar PD420 review

    10  

    The Planar PD420 is pretty expensive versus most 42in LCD screens that come our way these days. But then you are paying for a genuinely premium performance level

    Last reviewed

    Humax LGB32-DST review

    Humax LGB32-DST review

    8  

    Taking its place in the mid-range of the company's LCD TV line-up, the Humax LGB32-DST is an undeniably lovely-looking 32in model, but its real attraction is its low price.

    Last reviewed

    Humax LGB-19DZT review

    Humax LGB-19DZT review

    8  

    It's official: hi-def is within everybody's price range. The latest offering from Humax, its 19in LGB-19DZT, crams a HD-ready resolution into a 19in flatscreen, bringing HDTV to your kitchen or bedroom for less than £300. It sounds ideal, doesn't it? Unfortunately, there's one vital reason why we're not completely convinced.

    Last reviewed

    *Hitachi P50XR01 review

    *Hitachi P50XR01 review

    8  

    The Hitachi P50XR01 isn't what you'd call a bargain. At a cool £2,300 (although we spotted it for as little as £1,600 online), the P50XR01 builds-in a massive 250GB hard drive (around 100 hours) behind a panel that's pixel-packed, all atop a motorised swivel stand

    Last reviewed

    B&O BeoVision 7-40 review

    B&O BeoVision 7-40 review

    8  

    Whenever a new Bang & Olufsen TV appears, you can be sure its design will be utterly iconic. So it goes with the BeoVision 7-40 - and then some

    Last reviewed

    Sharp LC-52X20E review

    Sharp LC-52X20E review

    8  

    Taking up little space for a 52in TV, the Sharp LC-52X20E’s high-gloss black bezel is just an inch across. It’s also unusually slim around the back, even by LCD standards, and sticks out a mere 94mm. Connections are also bang up to date, and include three HDMI v1.3a inputs, all compatible with Deep Color, and able to take 1080p/24fps from suitable HD players.

    Last reviewed

    Hannspree XV32 GT review

    Hannspree XV32 GT review

    8  

    Some TVs stand out from the crowd with their designs, while others rely on their features. Others use high performance levels to tempt you. The Hannspree XV32 GT, though, goes the classic price route, reeling you in with the promise of 32in of good-looking flatscreen LCD TV for just £400

    Last reviewed

Select region United Kingdom United States Australia