Best 4K HDR TVs


...but it's fuss worth paying attention to. HDR can be found on everything from Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to Amazon Video and Netflix 4K streams. HDR enhances the difference between the light and dark parts of the image, giving the picture more depth and making it look more vibrant.

So to help you enjoy this excellent technological advancement, here's our pick of the best HDR TVs on the market, from under £500 options to pricey big-screen monsters.

MORE: HDR TV: what is it? How can you get it?

Under £500

Philips 50PUS6272

Staggering value for money from Philips: big images, hefty spec and corking performance at the price.


4K | HDR10, HLG | Ambilight

Reasons to Buy
Impressively punchy and dynamic picture quality for the price
Strong detail and definition
Good selection of apps
Reasons to Avoid
Looks dreadful out of the box and is a pain to calibrate
Fairly poor viewing angles
OS is a faff to use

Under £1000

Samsung QE49Q7F

Extremely hard to find fault with at this sort of money.


4K | HDR10, HDR10+, HLG | QLED

Reasons to Buy
Punchy, bright and vibrant pictures - particularly in HDR
Fabulous detail and definition
Great operating system
Excellent for gaming
Broad selection of apps
Reasons to Avoid
Iffy viewing angles
Can be beaten for motion
Sony rival is cheaper and more subtle

Under £1500

Sony KD-49XF9005

In this instance, incremental gains over the screen it replaces result in a far better TV.


4K HDR | Android TV | Four HDMI inputs

Reasons to Buy
Good handling of detail
Nuanced yet punchy colours
Impressive contrast
Full range of apps
Reasons to Avoid
Android TV is a bit clunky

55in under £1500

Philips 55POS9002

OLED + Ambilight + bargain price = go and get one now.


4K OLED | 4 HDMI inputs | Supports HDR10, HLG

Reasons to Buy
Stunning HDR performance
Ambilight is as lovely as ever
Decent sound
Nicely balanced delivery of non-4K content
Reasons to Avoid
Glaring app omissions
Some rivals offer greater nuance
Motion processing isn’t quite perfect

65in under £1500

Samsung UE65MU7000

Further Award-winning thrills from Samsung - there is no arguing with the price/size ratio here.


4K | HDR | LCD

Reasons to Buy
Rich, deep, solid picture
Lots of detail in bright images
Inherently natural balance
Affordable for a 65in TV of this quality
Low input lag for games
Reasons to Avoid
Not as punchy as some more expensive rivals
Misses some dark detail
Motion-handling could be even better
Fairly weak sound

55in under £3000


LG's first OLED TV of 2018 is a superb all-rounder.


4K | HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | OLED

Reasons to Buy
Brighter, punchier and sharper than last year’s models
Fantastically natural images
Amazing upscaling
Loads of apps
Stylish design
Reasons to Avoid
Motion processing could be better
Setting menus are confusing
Mediocre sound for the money

65in under £4000

Samsung QE65Q9FN

Samsung's QLED technology is really starting to show what it's capable of.


4K | HDR10, HLG | Direct LED backlight

Reasons to Buy
Astonishingly punchy, bright and vibrant images
Deep, detailed blacks
Loads of apps and features
Genius evolution of OneConnect
Strong handling of motion
Reasons to Avoid
Sony does even better motion
OLED offers even deeper blacks and better viewing angles