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The cost of 4K UHD TVs has never been lower, making now a great time to upgrade from your old HD TV, or even buy a second 4K screen for the bedroom or den.
So what’s 4K about? Simply, put, 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs can offer four times the detail of a regular HD TV, so when you watch 4K shows from a streaming service or movies from 4K Blu-ray discs, pictures look blisteringly sharp. This set is also HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatible, which means a brighter, more naturalistic picture.
The big streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ all have content in ultra sharp 4K, so there’s no shortage of stuff to watch – and of course, 4K flatscreens do a great job upscaling regular HD TV and DVDs.
Why we love it:
4K TVs used to be expensive. But not anymore. This 43-inch 4K model from TCL sells for £299, and it’s rich with features.
Freeview Play means you’re guaranteed all the main catch-up TV services, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and Demand 5. There’s also Netflix and YouTube onboard.
The TCL TV is also a good display for next-gen gaming consoles, like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It even works with Alexa.
If you have an Alexa smart speaker, you can use voice commands for volume and channel change control.
What the reviews say:
With 60 per cent of buyers giving this TCL screen a five star rating, and a further 18 per cent rating it four stars, this set has no shortage of fans.
“This TV is UNBELIEVABLE value. I know my TV’s and had enough of them to compare with to make this review valid, I know what specs to look for and what cons to expect when buying budget TVs.”
“I now have this 43-inch TCL as my monitor for half the cost of a 'monitor'. I also get the advantage that it doubles up as a TV when needed.”
“Absolutely made up with this TV, installed within minutes, super quality especially for the price.”
“If you’re in any doubt about buying one, just do it you won’t be disappointed, if you are you’re VERY hard to please!”
“First off, really good TV. The 4K screen quality is really high, more than my Panasonic 4K that cost £800 in 2015.”