2012 TV Review
Posted on March 15th, 2011
If you’re in the market for a new TV you could well be a little overwhelmed by the sheer choice available too you. So here are some tips on the latest TVs from Currys at three different price points.
Cheap TVs: Under £300
One of the best cheap TVs from Currys right now is the Logik L22LDVB21 22” full HD LED TV with built-in DVD player. This sounds like a mouthful and you may expect a corresponding hard-to-swallow price, but in fact this TV is just £159.99. It boasts 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, a Freeview tuner, SRS TruSurround which offers exceptional sound quality from just two speakers, numerous ways of hooking up the TV with other media such as games consoles and computers via HDMI and it also comes highly recommended for its energy efficiency, saving you valuable pounds on your energy bills. It comes with a tabletop stand but it’s also wall mountable.
Mid-range TVs: £300 to £800
When you push up your budget ever so slightly you can really up the ante in terms of quality and technology. Panasonic’s Viera TX-P50G30B 50” full HD plasma TV is a complete steal at just £549, reduced from £799.99 at Currys. It has an astounding contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and THX certification meaning you will get a truly beautiful, colour-true digital image that is worthy of any home cinema. This smart TV runs Panasonic’s VIERA Connect which offers access to BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many more, plus if you add a camera you can even make video calls via Skype on this large 50” screen. It comes with HD Freeview built in, WiFi and you can connect your computer and games console and surf the web.
Top end TVs: £800 and over
If you love watching TV and movies and playing video games and you have plenty of money in the bank then the Sony Bravia KDL-46HX923 46” full HD 3D LED TV (pictured) bundled with Sony’s Freeview player and HD recorder really is the business. It doesn’t exactly fall into the cheap TVs bracket mind you; this TV comes in at £2,669 from Currys. However, this is one smart TV. The screen offers exceptional image clarity and boasts a wide range of colours with an amazing dynamic contrast ratio all thanks to the LED backlighting. You can link up this TV with your computer and even improve online image quality with the X-Reality Pro dual chip processor. You can record TV shows via USB, you can connect your smartphone, you can make Skype calls and this ridiculously smart TV will even warn you when you are sitting too close to the TV and the ambient sensor will adjust the image quality to suit the room brightness and colour.