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10 best TVs for the World Cup 2014

Get ready to watch the action from Brazil in style on one of these high-performing sets

David Phelan
Monday 19 May 2014 13:24 BST

The next few weeks are predicted to see huge sales of TVs as viewers decide it’s worth splashing out for a new screen for next month’s World Cup.

There’s plenty of choice, from bargain flatscreens to premium-priced displays with UHD – Ultra High Definition – resolution that beats regular HD hands down. Here’s our selection of the best TVs that are worth a look.

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If you really want the best picture, there’s nothing that compares to the UHD models here, and the Sony and Panasonic sets are especially good. But if you want to make use of the smart features on the TV then the LG and John Lewis models are a revelation in simplicity of use, but still with sophisticated features. If you’re looking to buy a TV, this is a great time: the leading manufacturers have recently released a slew of attractive sets to tempt you. Choose your screen size and then stick to a big name manufacturer for the best results.

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1. Sony KDL-65X9005B, £3,400

2. Samsung UE65HU8500, £3,999

3. LG UB850V, £2,000

4. John Lewis JL9000, from £1,399

5. Panasonic TX-50AX802B, £2,099

6. Samsung UE42F5500, £330

7. LG 42LB630V, £500

8. Sony KDL-42W829, £599

9. BeoVision Avant, £5,995

10. Toshiba 32D3454DB, £400

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