Smart TVs

One of the most recent renovations in television technology is Smart TVs. This breed of television pushes the boundaries of what we consider a television by incorporating a range of additional features for the ultimate viewing experience.

While the specific features of Smart TVs vary from model to model, outlined below are some of the common features found in this type of television:

  • Access to apps: Smart TVs allow viewers to connect to applications such social media and video calling, this allows them to check up on their social circles whilst watching television. In addition, video-calling from a television is a great way for the whole family to join in the conversation.
  • Greater choice of multimedia: As Smart TVs have internet access, you can use the TV to stream shows from catch-up TV services like BBC iPlayer and 4oD. In addition, a smart TV allows you to stream films and series from on-demand services such as Netflix and Lovefilm.
  • Games: It is also possible to download and play games on a Smart TV.

Although many of the Smart TVs available at the moment are geared towards the high-end of the market, there are an increasing number of cheap Smart TVs being made. While these cheap Smart TVs do not have the access all of the features seen in high-end models, they are certainly more advanced than standard televisions and can be purchased for less than £250.


LG have come leaps and bounds in recent years and their LG Smart TV system is one of the best out there. While the system is relative lightweight, it gives users access to an excellent range of apps and on-demand facilities.

Top 3 LG Smart TVs

  • LG 29LN460U: 29”, HD Ready and Freeview
  • LG 84LM960V: 84”, 4K Ultra HD, 3D and Freeview
  • LG 65LA970W: 65”, 4K Ultra HD, 3D and Freeview

LG 65LA970W  LG 84LM960V  LG 29LN460U


Panasonic was also quick to join the Smart TV trend and has developed an excellent Smart TV system.  One of the USPs of Panasonic’s Smart TV is that it has Europe’s first TV marketplace where users can purchase items through their TV.

Top 3 Panasonic Smart TVs

  • Panasonic VIERA TX-L65WT600: 65”, 4K Ultra HD, 3D, Freesat and Freeview
  • Panasonic VIERA TX-P65VT65B: 65” HD, 3D, Freesat and Freeview
  • Panasonic VIERA TX-P60ZT65B: 60”, HD, 3D, Freesat and Freeview

Panasonic VIERA TXL65WT600 Panasonic VIERA TXP65VT65B Panasonic VIERA TX-P60ZT65B


Samsung’s Smart TV system is definitely one of the best systems around. One of the unique features of this system is the use of gesture control which makes the issue of losing the remote a problem of the past!

Top 3 LG Smart TVs

  • Samsung UE22F5400: 22”, HD Ready and Freeview
  • Samsung UE75F8000: 75”, HD, 3D, Freeview and Freesat
  • Samsung UE65F9000: 4K Ultra HD, 3D, Freeview and Freesat

Samsung UE75F8000  Samsung UE22F5400  Samsung UE65F9000