The TV market can be a dizzying maze of model numbers at the best of times, so we've compiled this list of the best televisions on the market by price and TV type to help narrow down your search.
All these TVs boast excellent picture quality, whether you'll be watching TV, movies or sport or using your box for gaming.
We've picked-out the best performers by TV technology (plasma, LCD, LED and OLED) and in terms of value for money, as well as picking out the best TVs for 3D and 4K content.
Whether you're after a compact 26in TV on a budget for the bedroom or a 50in+ big-screen behemoth for the main room, there's a TV for everyone.
With a good set of smart TV features, a rich, refined picture and an affordable price, the KDL-32W706B from Sony’s mid-tier W7 Series is another shining small-screen example from the Japanese giant.
Unlike some of its lower-res rivals, this 32in TV has a Full HD panel (you have to reach its very bottom-ranging R4 Series for an HD Ready one). And every bit of its 1920 x 1080-resolution panel shines.
The Sony certainly delivers. And that’s true of its standard-definition performance as much as it is with HD. Whether it’s broadcast channels or a DVD, the picture delivers impressive definition and neutral colour balance.
With an attentive, punchy picture, decently detailed sound and a smattering of features, the KDL-32W706B is the full works with all the trimmings of a well-designed telly – eye-catching design, seamless interface and plenty of accessories.
Buying a cheaper, smaller TV no longer means losing out when it comes to features, as this wallet-friendly 40in Sony LCD (£450) has all the smart capabilities of a higher-end model, and offers a decent picture and user-friendly interface to boot.
We saw a handful of good, four-star Sony TVs in 2014, but the KDL-40W605B is the best yet and earns that elusive fifth star with ease.
Picture quality with both standard- and high-definition content is excellent, it comes with all the smart functionality you will need and is nicely designed and built. At the price, for a 4oin TV under £500, you can't go wrong.
Samsung's UE48H6400 is currently our favourite 48in TV and also comes in at well under £1000. It's a great set to look at and live with.
Key highlights incude a full suite of catch-up TV services, (including the normally absent ITV Player), internet radio and four HDMI inputs to cater for HD sources.
The winning feature, though, is its beautifully balanced, clean-cut picture, which explodes with detail and rich, punchy colour. It's remarkable with both HD and standard definition and even 3D is an enjoyable, engaging watch.
This Samsung 48in TV stands head and shoulder above the competition - it serves up a stunning image and it's easy on your pocket. What more could you ask for?
What we’re really after is great picture performance across 4K, Full HD and standard definition. Is that too much to ask? Not according to this Samsung, which proves to be a rounded, versatile television – and not just in its restrained, elegant, near-edgeless appearance.
The main draw of 4K – the ultra-high resolution – is present and accounted for. Everything is afforded texture aplenty. Edges are sharp and well defined. The picture is crisp and clear.
Even better, this Samsung 55-inch is fully equipped with HDMI 2.0 ports and the HEVC decoder needed to stream Netflix in 4K.
The Samsung is just as capable with HD and standard definition, the upscaled picture looks as good as it does on some of the best Full HD TVs.
The sound is the weak point, but only in the usual flatscreen-TV way: it could do with more weight and greater dynamics, despite a decent sense of scale and good tonal balance. But we reckon with a TV this size chances are you’ll have a soundbar or full 5.1 system to boost the audio.
Regardless, if you’re looking to get a 4K TV right now, it's hard to look past this Samsung.
If you want to wow people with an immersive, almost out-of-screen 3D experience, then this Sony TV is the one we'd plump for.
Four pairs of active-shutter glasses are thrown in with the set. Peer through them and you're treated to a wonderfully crisp and sharp image.
The Sony does a great job of relaying depth and space to the viewer which makes for one of the most dramatic and effective 3D pictures we've seen.
The '55W905A is stunningly designed too and comes with a comprehensive suite of smart features. There's no shortage of sockets either, with four HDMI inputs for all your high-def kit.
Want to get behind 3D? This might just be the TV for you.
MORE: Sony KDL-55W905A review
If you want to be at the cutting edge of Ultra HD 4K technology, then this Samsung screen will guide you on your merry way.
This 65in monster produces not just excellent 4K content, but will make your HD TV channels and Blu-rays look awesome, too.
The Samsung produces a brilliantly clear and detailed image, even when it's faced with the task of upscaling standard Full HD.
There's an impressive sense of subtlety and black depth and detail that's tough to beat.
The LG 55EG960V is the first 4K OLED TV that we’ve tested, and it’s everything we hoped it would be. It delivers the combination we’ve been waiting for – 4K Ultra HD resolution and OLED technology - and the results are stunning.
Sure, it's not cheap. £3800 is a lot of money for a 55in screen, but it’s worth remembering that you’re paying a premium for the new OLED technology. And it does happily look every inch the cutting-edge slice of TV tech.
We expect the price to come down but if you want to make the leap right now, this is the best TV you can buy in 2015.
The future of TV looks very bright if this 4K OLED is anything to go by.
MORE: LG 55EG960V review