Buying a TV? Pricier isn't always better.
We compared price with performance to find out what more of your money gets you.
If you pay more for a TV are you guaranteed a better picture or sound?
To find out, I plotted the cost of each TV we’ve tested against its test scores.
As you can see, there isn’t much of a correlation at all. Price only has a weak effect on the picture quality and absolutely no effect on sound quality of the TVs. So you can be confident you’re not forgoing quality when you save a few hundred dollars.
But size matters, right? Bigger TVs must have better picture and sound, surely? Nope.
Plotting size against the main scores we also see a weak correlation, mostly for 4K/UHD. So when you’re choosing a TV, make sure it’s the right size for your space, rather than assuming the biggest TV will give you the most amazing picture.
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