Top five TVs - July 2011

The five best TVs we've reviewed in 2011 so far

If you're buying a TV, there are a lot to choose from. Of all the TVs we've looked at in the last seven months, we've taken the liberty of picking out five that stand out the most in terms of quality, value or design. This is our top TVs roundup for July 2011.

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Samsung Series 8 (PS59D8000)

The 2011 edition of Samsung's Series 8 plasma is, as we'd expected, an impressive piece of technology. Its sound and visuals are great, and the inclusion of various 'Smart TV' features makes the Series 8 a useful multimedia device as well as a traditional TV. The built-in Web browser isn't perfect and we'd definitely prefer a notebook if one was close to hand, and some of the features are a little imperfect, but the Series is is nonetheless a big step forward from the featureless TVs of a couple of years ago.

  • Review Date:
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  • Manufacturer:
  • 13th May, 2011
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Great design
  • Impressive sound quality from a thin TV
  • Cons:
  • The Series 6 might be slightly better value
  • EPG is slow to load and navigate
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