Best Smart TV – 50 Inch, 4K & HD TVs Reviewed

The Smart TV market in the UK has really come of age. There are big-screen 4k and FULL HD smart TVs by almost every known brand.

In this article, we’ll be talking about the Smart TVs from a UK standpoint and reviewing the best ones in the UK market in 2016.

With smart TVs coming in HD, 4k and OLED (used for Curved TVs), it is not easy to find the best among hundreds available.

If you know the basics already, then scroll down to the bottom where we’ve reviewed 4 smart TVs that we think are the UK’s Best Smart TVs under 500 of 2016.

Bestsellers:

Comparison:

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Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Freeview Play (2020), Black
Samsung 48H5500 48-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV with Wi-Fi Direct and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)
LG 49NANO866NA 49" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV
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Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Freeview Play (2020), Black
Samsung 48H5500 48-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV with Wi-Fi Direct and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)
LG 49NANO866NA 49" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV
Resolution
4K
1080p
4K
Connectivity technology
USB, Ethernet, HDMI
USB, WiFi
HDMI
Screen size
50 Inches
48 Inches
49 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Browser
Skype, Youtube, Facebook
Now TV, Netflix, Amazon Video
Price
£599.00
£511.01
£599.00
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Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Freeview Play (2020), Black
Title
Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Freeview Play (2020), Black
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Screen size
50 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Browser
Price
£599.00
Preview
Samsung 48H5500 48-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV with Wi-Fi Direct and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)
Title
Samsung 48H5500 48-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV with Wi-Fi Direct and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)
Resolution
1080p
Connectivity technology
USB, WiFi
Screen size
48 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Skype, Youtube, Facebook
Price
£511.01
Preview
LG 49NANO866NA 49" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV
Title
LG 49NANO866NA 49" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
HDMI
Screen size
49 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Now TV, Netflix, Amazon Video
Price
£599.00

Advantages and Disadvantages of Smart TVs

The advantages of having all these features on one device are many: saving on electricity bills, reduced maintenance costs since only one device is involved, and saving on home space.

Some of the disadvantages are that smart TVs can themselves be compromised (through illegal access by third parties) especially when browsing the internet through them. This doesn’t pose a big threat and should definitely not put you off from buying one just like it didn’t when you bought your smartphone.

More importantly, the cost of smart TV is now going down as competition increases and as technology becomes cheaper.

They are certainly the modern gadgets for bringing a revolution to the home entertainment given the many features.

Energy conservation has been an important debate in the UK with regard to television viewing: although many argue that smart TVs actually consume more power, they come with better overall efficiency. That’s because, in a typical UK household, a smart TV is a replacement of the old normal TV and the set-top box, especially if it has a built-in DVD player or built-in Freeview/Freesat.

Many smart TVs deliver excellent audio quality, good colours and Internet browsing, which means that a normal UK household where a laptop is merely used for email and video-watching, has a perfect replacement in one of our best smart TVs under 500 GBP.

Best Smart TV under 500 Pounds in 2017

The 49 Inch Panasonic TX-49DS500B Smart Full HD LED TV with Freetime (2016 Model) [Energy Class A+]

Best Smart TV under 500

Highlights (Why this is the Best Full HD Smart TV Under 500 for me)

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 49 Inch Screen – The biggest screen for this price!
  • Full HD not 4k
  • 4.5 out of 5 Stars! Excellent!
  • Freetime with Roll Back TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5
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Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Freeview Play (2020), Black
  • Multi HDR Support (HDR10/ HDR10+ / HLG / Dolby Vision)
  • 4K HDR – Bright Panel Plus
  • HDR10+ / Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • HCX Processor – Experience powerful picture quality

Samsung 48J5500 Smart Full HD 1080p 48 Inch TV

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Highlights (Why this is my second Best Full HD Smart TV Under 500 in UK)

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 48 Inch Massive Screen
  • Full HD 1080 Pixels
  • 4.4 out of 5 Stars! Excellent!
  • Freeview HD Built In!
  • Web Browser built-in, Colour Enhancer for better colours

 

LG 49LH604V 49 inch Full HD Smart TV WebOS (2016 Model)

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Highlights (Why this is another great choice for a Smart TV Under 500 for me)

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 49 Inch Screen
  • Full HD not 4k
  • 4.4 out of 5 Stars! Excellent!
  • Reduced blur and judder
  • Freeview HD you can enjoy your favourite shows in perfect picture quality
LG 49NANO866NA 49" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • webOS Smart Platform
  • TV Energy Efficiency Class A
  • Screen Size in " 49


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