Winner TV of the Year
Guide price: £2500
Samsung’s D8000 is a silver-edged rectangle of televisual brilliance, it employs all kinds of dark magic to buff the picture on its screen. And although it’s so thin that it barely exists on one axis, it’ll make your 3D games and Blu-rays look more convincing than almost any other telly will. Then there’s the USB recording, the media streaming and online video capabilities, the iOS and Android control apps...
Our set of choice for a bedroom TV, this 26-incher combines media streaming, video on demand and apps with unobtrusive style and a great, if dim, picture. It's so smart that it makes watching Saturday Kitchen with a hangover a fairly classy thing to do.
The smart set that proves plasmaís the screen tech to plump for if picture quality is your main concern: according to our pals on What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, it provides the best TV image you can buy.
Real cinemas donít use the 16:9 aspect ratio that is the norm for most TVs, they use the longer 21:9 format. So, if you have a passion for movies, this 50-inch, 21:9 passive 3D set is a must-see (as is its 58in active 3D brother).
If you're a smart TV convert, this high-end 3D set comes stacked with all the bells and whistles you could want, including iPlayer and Lovefilm, delivered via Wi-Fi.
This passive 3D set delivers excellent, cross-talk-free 3D performance, comes with seven pairs of glasses and can be found for under a grand online. For the sociable AV geek.