Stuff Gadget Awards 2012 – TV of the Year shortlist

We've gawped at the greatest goggleboxes and basked in the glow of flickering flatscreens to bring you the best TVs for the Stuff Gadget Awards 2012.

We've gawped at the greatest goggleboxes and basked in the glow of flickering flatscreens to bring you the best TVs for the Stuff Gadget Awards 2012.

Samsung UE55ES8000

£2500 samsung.com/uk

The smartest smart TV in the room, the UE55ES8000 can be controlled through your motions and voice. It also offers a touchpad remote, access to apps – and the picture quality is blow-your-socks-off amazing too.

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Toshiba 55ZL2

£7000 toshiba.co.uk

That price tag may bring you out in a cold sweat, but the ZL2 is a genuine mould-breaker: the first consumer TV to offer glasses-free 3D, as well as a ludicrously sharp 3840x2160 pixel Quad Full HD screen.

Panasonic TX-P50GT50

£1500 panasonic.co.uk

Panasonic makes the world's best plasma TVs, and this 50-incher demonstrates why: the picture quality, both 2D and 3D, looks the business whatever sort of material you throw up on that screen – plus Panasonic's new suite of online features is much improved over previous generations.

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LG 47LM960V

£2300 lg.com/uk

This passive 3D telly comes with a whopping seven pairs of glasses, meaning all but the largest gatherings should be adequately catered for. The 3D effect is easy on the eye, the smart TV functions are comprehensive and the design is elegant.

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Toshiba 46YL863

£1200 toshiba.co.uk

A big screen for a not-so-big price, this super-skinny 46-incher doesn't skimp on the features, offering active shutter 3D and the Toshiba Places smart TV package. A top class budget model.

Sony KDL-46HX853

£1450 sony.co.uk

Sony's beautiful high end model isn't just a pretty face: its LED images are fantastically deep and detailed, its 3D performance is probably the best we've seen on an active shutter model and its smart TV features heap on a huge amount of extra fun.

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