TVs in the labs right now – full results on July 7
We currently have 16 TVs in our lab, being put through their paces by our experts. We’ll tell you what we’re testing, and the features you can expect to see.
There are four Panasonic models at the Which? labs at the moment.
If you’re interested in LED, the Viera TX-L42DT50 and Viera TX-L32ET5B might appeal to you. The ET5 is notable for being the first 3D model from Panasonic to use the cinema-style passive 3D system. All other Panasonic models before have used the more traditional active shutter.
Read more about the Panasonic Viera TX-L32ET5B.
If plasma is more your thing, we’re also testing the Viera TX-P42XT50B, which is an entry level plasma model with smart TV and 3D features.
Five Samsung sets are included in the current batch.
These include the 40ES6800, a 40-inch LED model that sits somewhere in the middle of Samsung’s 2012 line-up. It might not have the fancy extras of the 7 series and up, (such as motion sensing controls), but for those happy with the plain old remote control, could the 40ES6800 be the perfect compromise between cost and features?
Read more about the Samsung 40ES6800.
If you’re after something a little more straight forward, perhaps as a second TV, we’re also testing the UE32H5000. At around £300, there’s no internet or 3D here, just a 32-inch LED set with a Freeview HD tuner.
Sony have two TVs in our upcoming review.
The Bravia KDL-40HX753 is an LED model, with 3D and smart TV features. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with any glasses in the box, but we’ll be giving it the full 3D test. It does have built-in wi-fi, and offers services like iPlayer and Lovefilm.
Read more about the Sony Bravia KDL-40HX753.
If you think that sounds interesting, but don’t need a 40-inch TV, then good news…we’re testing the 32-inch version too!
Four LG models have made it into the current batch of TVs.
We’ve got two 42-inch models; the 42LS3400, an entry level LED set without any thrills, and the 42PM470T, a plasma model with 3D and smart TV. The 42PM470T, like all LG’s 2012 smart TVs, is compatible with LG’s ‘magic remote’. This is a device that lets the viewer scroll through content on the screen like a computer mouse. It is sold separately though.
For something a bit more basic, we’re also looking at the 32LS5600, a 32-inch full HD TV with a straightforward Freeview tuner, or the 37LS570T, which has smart TV features.
Read more about the LG 37LS570T.
You can check out the full reviews of these TVs on July 7, and if you can’t wait that long, read more about some of these models and others on our TV reviews page.
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