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Best Smart TVs in UK – 32″, 40″, 42″ and 50″ covered

Ever wondered what life would be without the Internet?

Smart TVs are built with the Internet at the core – with more viewing choices, more flexible viewing times, live streaming and advanced software platforms and apps to help you do more.

With integrated web 2.0 features, this convergence of a smartphone and a television has made our lives easier.

With movies, videos, music, news and other audio-visual stuff readily available on a bigger screen now, this holiday season Smart TVs are selling like hotcakes!

Smart TVs have a built-in operating system which provides user integrated content stored on a hard disk or on the cloud. This can then be viewed by using interactive services and applications such as YouTube.

Bestsellers:

Comparison:

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Sony Bravia KDL32RE403 32-Inch HD Ready HDR TV (X-Reality PRO, USB HDD Recording), Black
HISENSE 32A5600FTUK 32-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
HISENSE 40A5600FTUK 40-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
JVC Fire TV Edition 40'' Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
HISENSE 43A7100FTUK 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview play, and Alexa Built-in (2020 series), Black
LG 43UN71006LB 43 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview HD/Freesat HD - Ceramic Black colour (2020 Model) with Alexa built-in
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Sony Bravia KDL32RE403 32-Inch HD Ready HDR TV (X-Reality PRO, USB HDD Recording), Black
HISENSE 32A5600FTUK 32-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
HISENSE 40A5600FTUK 40-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
JVC Fire TV Edition 40'' Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
HISENSE 43A7100FTUK 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview play, and Alexa Built-in (2020 series), Black
LG 43UN71006LB 43 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview HD/Freesat HD - Ceramic Black colour (2020 Model) with Alexa built-in
Resolution
1080p
720p
1080p
4K
4K
4K
Connectivity technology
USB
Wireless, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Wireless, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
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Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Bluetooth, USB
Screen size
32 Inches
32 Inches
40 Inches
40 Inches
43 Inches
43 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
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Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
Netflix, YouTube
Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Browser
Price
Price not available
£206.66
£201.58
Price not available
£239.00
£418.99
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Sony Bravia KDL32RE403 32-Inch HD Ready HDR TV (X-Reality PRO, USB HDD Recording), Black
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Sony Bravia KDL32RE403 32-Inch HD Ready HDR TV (X-Reality PRO, USB HDD Recording), Black
Resolution
1080p
Connectivity technology
USB
Screen size
32 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
-
Price
Price not available
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HISENSE 32A5600FTUK 32-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
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HISENSE 32A5600FTUK 32-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
Resolution
720p
Connectivity technology
Wireless, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Screen size
32 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
Price
£206.66
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HISENSE 40A5600FTUK 40-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
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HISENSE 40A5600FTUK 40-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
Resolution
1080p
Connectivity technology
Wireless, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Screen size
40 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
Price
£201.58
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JVC Fire TV Edition 40'' Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
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JVC Fire TV Edition 40'' Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
-
Screen size
40 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, YouTube
Price
Price not available
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HISENSE 43A7100FTUK 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview play, and Alexa Built-in (2020 series), Black
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HISENSE 43A7100FTUK 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview play, and Alexa Built-in (2020 series), Black
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Screen size
43 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, Free Sat/Free View, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube
Price
£239.00
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LG 43UN71006LB 43 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview HD/Freesat HD - Ceramic Black colour (2020 Model) with Alexa built-in
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LG 43UN71006LB 43 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview HD/Freesat HD - Ceramic Black colour (2020 Model) with Alexa built-in
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
Bluetooth, USB
Screen size
43 Inches
Supported Internet Apps
Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Browser
Price
£418.99

There are various brands that now manufacture smart TVs worldwide. These include some well-known brands like Sony, Samsung, LG, TCL, Bush, Hitachi, Philips, Panasonic, Toshiba etc. and some new ones like Hisense, Vizio, Finlux etc.

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At TopUpTV.co.uk, we have reviewed top rated televisions and provided our feedback on them. We hope you will find our reviews useful in choosing the most appropriate smart TV for your home or business.

Best 32 Inch Smart TV (2017)

Probably the most widely used size is 32 inches and this is not just in the UK but throughout the world. 32 inch TV sales skyrocketed because it is the most accepted size for a small to medium size bedroom.

For daily TV viewers, this is a great choice as it easy to wall mount and also easy on your pocket.

Panasonic TX-32DS500B 32-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD

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Retaining its position from our last review this is one of the best sellers from Samsung in the huge variety of their 32 inch smart TVs. With Quadcore processor for faster processing of image and its smart features, there is hardly any input lag and motion blur, making this as an excellent choice for gamers. The brief on TV feature makes sure you have all the important information on the screen as soon as you start your day. Below are its highlighting features:

  • Super fast performance for all your TV and internet needs
  • Full HD with 300 PQI which offers excellent picture quality always
  • Color enhancer plus for making sure that the colours look brilliant
  • Comes with Freeview HD which offers about 60 channels free in the UK
  • Brief on TV brings information like weather and daily schedule on screen.
Panasonic TX-32G302B 32 Inch HD Ready LED TV with Freeview HD, Black (2019)
  • HD Ready LED Screen, Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Great picture quality
  • Freeview HD - Enjoy 70 free channels including 15 in HD (does not include catch up)
  • Easy & Multi Connectivity HDMI 1.4 / 1 x USB 2.0 / SCART / RGB / Component & Aerial - Perfect for consoles and Blu-ray players
  • Includes 1 year UK manufacturer warranty from date of purchase
  • Real Motion Rate: 200Hz

Sony KDL-32W705C Smart Full HD 1080p 32 Inch TV (2015 Model) [Energy Class A]

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Sony, as we all know, is one of the top brands when it comes to TVs. No one can forget the Bravia series which is still running and is a super selling series all over the world.

Continuing the tradition, Sony has this amazing smart TV that comes with an energy class A, which helps save energy while the TV is in use. Other features include:

  • X Reality Pro for top class picture quality
  • The ability to watch whatever you want and whenever you want
  • Elegant slim design that looks great on your wall or just fits the shelf with a stunning looking stand for your living room or bedroom
  • Motionflow XR 200 Hz which is used to reduce blur and judder so that you always get smoother images
  • One Flick Entertainment for user friendly control of your TV with an intuitive interface
Sony Bravia KDL32RE403 32-Inch HD Ready HDR TV (X-Reality PRO, USB HDD Recording), Black
  • HDR Brilliant highlights, beautiful textures. HDR preserves the detail in the brightest and darkest scenes found in PS4 games, for a more dynamic and realistic picture. Compatible with all HDR PS4 Game titles via HDMI. See Sony support website for more information.
  • X-Reality PRO. Rediscover every detai. X-Reality PRO upscales and refines the pixels on screen for reduced noise and enhanced clarity.
  • Motionflow XR. Keeping the action smooth. Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-paced action scenes thanks to Motionflow XR technology.
  • HDD Rec. Record your favourite TV shows. Programme your TV to record your favourite show, with the simple connection of a USB hard drive.
  • Slim look. Focus on your entertainment. The screen has a narrow frame, accented with minimal bezels, so you can focus on your entertainment with near edge-to-edge pictures.

Hisense 32 inch HD Ready LED TV – Black [Energy Class A+]

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The Hisense 32 inch Widescreen Smart LED TV is a great Smart LED TV choice for any room including the bedroom, living room, kitchen, or office. It has great picture quality, and it comes with Freeview HD built-in so that you can get tons of free channels and radio stations. It also has integrated Wi-Fi, so it is easy to have your Smart features working.

Features include:
• HD Ready
• Smart TV allows you to stream instantly from Netflix, YouTube, and BBC iPlayer which will be available via OTA update no later than October 2016
• Includes Freeview HD so that you can get preferable TV channels in high definition
• Included USB media player
•PVR allows you to record your shows straight onto a memory stick

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HISENSE 32A5600FTUK 32-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
  • Hisense 32 inch HD Smart TV Slim and sleek Smart LED TV
  • Easy to use - Smart TV with Quad Core processor
  • Multiple connections for all your home entertainment products - 2 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 x Composite, 1 x Optical, Ethernet, WiFi & 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Intelligent Sound by dbx-tv- Experience soundbar-like audio quality with advanced audio enhancement technologies - Total Sonics, Total Surround and Total Volume.
  • VIDAA U Smart TV - access Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Freeview Play and Rakuten with direct access keys on remote.

Best 40 Inch Smart TV (2017)

For a little bigger living room or bedroom, people are going after a 40-inch television instead of a 32 inch one. The trend has been moving towards purchasing 40 inches or higher smart televisions particularly in the last couple of years.

Based on the most trending TVs in the market, we have reviewed the best three 40 inch smart TVs which are available on Amazon.co.uk.

Sony KDL-40R453C Full HD 40 Inch TV (2015 Model) [Energy Class A+]Sony KDL-40R453C

Sony has always been amongst the top 3 brands of any kind of television all over the world. With the 40 inch smart TVs, Sony is on the top when it comes to selling in the UK market.

Below are some of the key features that makes their TV our best choice:

  • Clear Resolution Enhancer for superb clarity of the picture with reduced image noise
  • Slim Design to suit every room or area where the TV is placed, be it wall mounted or placed on a shelf
  • HDD recording for your favourite TV shows anytime
  • Motionflow XR 100Hz: Reduced blur and judder
Sony Bravia KDL40WE5WU 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Eco-friendly LCD TV with Freeview - White
  • Package Weight: 59.52 pounds
  • Package Dimensions: 124.6 L x 21.3 H x 77.2 W (centimeters)

Sony Bravia KDL-40RD453

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This TV is popular because it has a lot of high-tech gadgets working for it. The Sony features an X-Reality Pro setting for improved and stunning picture quality. It has a slim and seamless design and comes fully equipped with HDD Record, which allows you to watch your favorite programs and TV series simply by connecting a USB drive. It’s clean and concise; cables are easily tucked away and hidden behind the TV creating an easily manageable solution to a jumbled mess of wires and runs on very little energy, consuming 70 kilowatts per year when operating at 4 hours per day, 365 days per year. It’s one of the lighter TVs on the market with a product weight of 11kg. Package contains a remote control, 2 x AAA Batteries, TV stand and fixing screws.

Key Features

  • The screen has a narrow frame, accented with minimal bezels allowing you to focus on more of the screen
  • Adjustable factory settings for an incredibly clear and sharp picture quality
  • Incredible, cinematic sound quality
  • Easily mounted to the wall
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Sony Bravia KDL43WF663 43-Inch Full HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black
  • HDR - Brilliant highlights beautiful textures - HDR preserves the detail in the brightest and darkest scenes found in PS4 games and Netflix titles for a more dynamic and realistic picture
  • X-Reality PRO upscaling engine - Rediscover every detail - X-Reality PRO up-scales and refines the pixels on screen for reduced noise and enhanced clarity
  • Full Smart TV - Smart TV – More than just TV - Browse the web watch your favourite YouTube clips and enjoy popular apps on the big screen
  • Motionflow XR - Keeping the action smooth - Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-paced action scenes thanks to Motionflow XR technology
  • HDD Recording - Record your favourite TV shows - Programme your TV to record your favourite show with the simple connection of a USB hard drive

Hisense 40inch TV

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This Smart TV allows you to instantly stream from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube and more. It is equipped with Freeview HD, which allows you to view tons of extra channels and also comes with PVR which allows you to record programs with a USB. It operates with an energy consumption of 69 kilowatts per year when used at a rate of 4 hours per day, 365 days per year), making it a Class A energy consumption device and great if you’re looking to save money on your bills.

Key Features

  • A Hisense Smart TV is equipped with Wi-Fi, internet browser and built-in apps to connect you to the world or even to escape from it
  • LED backlighting and deliver breakthrough picture quality in an energy-efficient design
  • Great, clear picture
  • High-quality product for the value
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HISENSE 40A5600FTUK 40-inch Full HD 1080P Smart TV with dbx-tv Sound, WiFi, USB Playback, Netflix, Freeview play (2020 series), Black
  • Hisense 40 inch Full HD Smart TV Slim and sleek Smart LED TV
  • Easy to use - Smart TV with Quad Core processor
  • Multiple connections for all your home entertainment products - 2 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 x Composite, 1 x Optical, Ethernet, WiFi & 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Intelligent Sound by dbx-tv- Experience soundbar-like audio quality with advanced audio enhancement technologies - Total Sonics, Total Surround and Total Volume.
  • VIDAA U 2.5 Smart TV - access Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Freeview Play and Rakuten with direct access keys on remote.

Best 42 Inch Smart TV (2017)

Some people prefer 42 inches versus the 40 inch. There is not much difference between the size, however, the average price of a 40 inch TV is lesser than an average 42 inch one.

There are some 43 inch TVs too that we have reviewed:

JVC LT-42C550 42 Inch LED TV

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Features

  • DTS TruSurround HD Technology
  • 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • Built-In Freeview

Pros

  • Easy and Quick Setup
  • Great Value for Price
  • Slim Design

Cons

  • Average Sound Quality
  • Some Switch Off Without Prompt
  • Average Picture Quality

This 42in TV is a high definition model that offers a really crisp and clear picture. Even though it’s not 4K, many people are pleased with the picture quality that it offers. It also has built-in Freeview, so without a cable service, you can get 12 HD channels, 60 standard definition channels, and 25 radio stations. There is no subscription fee required. It also has three HDMI ports, so you can connect all of your favourite devices at once.

JVC Fire TV Edition 40'' Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
  • Everything looks better in 4K – with four times the resolution of Full HD, you'll marvel at the detail and colour definition.
  • Plus, with HDR content you'll see a greater depth of colour and brilliant brightness for a more realistic viewing experience.
  • With the Fire TV experience built-in, enjoy thousands of apps, Alexa skills, and channels including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney and more (subscription fees may apply).
  • Fire TV Edition seamlessly integrates live broadcast TV and streaming channels on a unified home screen (TV aerial required).
  • Easily control your TV with the included Voice Remote with Alexa—plus, launch apps, search for TV shows, play music, switch inputs, control compatible smart home devices, and more, using just your voice.

Hisense 43in Widescreen 4K 3D Smart LED TV with Freeview HD

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Features

  • 4 K Ultra HD
  • Built-In Freeview
  • High-Quality Soundbar With Dual Subwoofers
  • Smart TV Technology

Pros

  • Great Value For Price
  • Great Sound Quality
  • No Lagging With Streaming

Cons

  • Poor Picture Quality on Standard Definition Channels
  • Menu is Slow
  • Bulky Design

This TV is best known for its picture quality because it has one of the best video technologies currently available–4 K Ultra HD. It has four times the number of pixels on the screen as your average TV. It’s also a smart TV, so you can connect to your Wi-Fi, download apps, and use built-in streaming services, like Netflix and Hulu. If you don’t want to use a cable service, then this TV also has built-in Freeview, which doesn’t’ require a subscription.

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HISENSE 43A7100FTUK 43-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview play, and Alexa Built-in (2020 series), Black
  • 4K Resolution- With 4x more pixels than traditional Full HD, Hisense’s 4K Ultra HD resolution is the benchmark for stunningly realistic picture quality and pin-sharp clarity.
  • DTS Studio Sound- An immersive sound experience. Volume Levelling cleverly smooths transitions between inputs and when changing channels.
  • HDR Technology- HDR dramatically enhances detail by maximising contrast and colour accuracy for more true-to-life colours and amazing levels of clarity.
  • VIDAA U Smart TV - access Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Freeview Play and Rakuten with direct access keys on remote.
  • Freeview Play - Catch up on the last 7 days via BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play.

LG 43LH590V 43in Full HD Smart TV Wi-Fi LED TV

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Features

  • Smart TV Capabilities
  • Ability To Add And Purchase Apps
  • 2 HDMI Inputs
  • 1920 x 1080 Pixel Picture Quality

Pros

  • Very Good Picture Quality
  • Smart TV Functions
  • Ability to Connect Streaming Devices

Cons

  • Bulky in Size and Heavy
  • Confusing Interface
  • No 4 K Ultra HD

[/one_third_last]This TV is well known for its brand name, meaning that the company has a good backing and reputation. While the picture quality is not 4 K Ultra HD, it is the next best thing at 1920 x 1080 Pixels. It also has 2 built-in HDMI inputs, which is a decent amount for hooking up devices. It’s a smart TV, so it can be connected to the Wi-Fi and used with streaming services that are built directly into the interface, like Netflix.

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LG 43UN71006LB 43 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview HD/Freesat HD - Ceramic Black colour (2020 Model) with Alexa built-in
  • Stunning 4K Ultra HD picture quality with sharp and detailed images
  • Immersive sound quality (Ultra Surround)
  • Stylish design and minimalist two feet stand
  • Award-winning easy to use smart platform LG webOS
  • To use Voice control, this requires the LG Magic Remote, which is sold separately

Best 50 Inch Smart TV (2017)

50 inch TVs are for those who have big living rooms or bedrooms. These TVs also find their place in various commercial places such as airports, showrooms, restaurants etc.

With the latest technology, the 50-inch televisions are now most popular in the UK market and most of the people prefer these over the 40 or 42-inch ones.

Although these are a little higher in price though with the picture quality, they are worth every single penny.

We reviewed the top three 50 inch smart TV models in the UK and below are our recommendations:

PANASONIC VIERA TX-50DX750B Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD HDR 50″ LED TV

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The Panasonic Viera is the first on our list of best 50 inch Tv choices because of its uniquely designed freestyle stand that allows viewers to no longer need a bulky entertainment stand and boasts four times the picture resolution of previous HD television sets. With built-in WiFi, a Mozilla Firefox operating system, and a “catch up” feature that allows you to scroll through the channels you have watched within the previous seven days, this truly is a Smart TV of the 21st century.

Key Features:

  • Voice assistance and guidance
  • Home screen
  • Panasonic remote TV apps
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

SONY BRAVIA KD49XD8077SU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR 49″ LED TV

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With an Android TV platform, sleep timer, parental controls, and a Dolby Digital Plus Sound System, the Sony Bravia is an excellent choice for busy families who would like the convenience of operating their TV directly from their Android phone while also being able to stream live channels from the best 50 inch TV straight to any Android device. The Bravia also comes with a sleek stand that hides cables to keep your room looking organized and orderly.

Key Features:

  • LED edgelit screen technology
  • 4K X-Reality PRO picture enhancement
  • Noise reduction capabilities

Bundles Well With:

  • Sandstrom Silver Series HDMI cables
  • Sony Wireless Sub-Woofer BRAVIA Speakers
Sony BRAVIA KD49XG7002ABU 49 Inch LED 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV - Black (2019 Model) (Amazon Exclusive)
  • Get the most out of what you watch in 4K HDR
  • Any Picture Upscale, beautifully
  • True-To-Life Colours On Screen
  • Smart TV - Popular Apps and Web browsing
  • Designed for Life - Connections & Cable Management

PHILIPS 49PUS6501 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49″ LED TV

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The Philips Ultra achieved its place as number 2 on our list in part due to its Ambilight 2 technology – meaning the television radiates a broad glow from each side onto its neighbouring walls that enhances colour, definition, and contrast for a distinct viewing experience. With a full Opera internet browser, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sports, and the Philips App Gallery are all accessible with the touch of a button.

Key Features:

  • High-grade audio with DTS Premium Sound
  • Smart content includes apps from Google Play and catch-up TV
  • Ultra HD engine and quad-core processor
  • Wide-view Ultra HD screen

Bundles Well With:

  • Hi-SHOCK® universal passive 3D-Glasses
  • Tops S905 Quad Core MXG Pro 4K Smart TV BOX Mini PC Streaming Media Player
  • Philips Respironics System One 50 or 60 Series Ultra Fine Filters
Philips 50pus8555 50 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play
  • Ambilight 3-sided for unique vision
  • Android TV for smart TV
  • Voice control with built-in
  • Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD (mm): 1120 x 659 x 125

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