This smart 50-inch Samsung TV has thousands of five-star reviews (and it's under £450)

This Samsung Smart TV has received thousands of glowing reviews. (John Lewis & Partners)
This Samsung Smart TV has received thousands of glowing reviews. (John Lewis & Partners)

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If you’ve not yet made a New Year’s resolution, can we suggest it’s 4K?

Smart 4K TVs offer four times the image resolution of regular HD TVs, and takes you deeper into your favourite shows and movies, with a picture quality that can seem almost three dimensional (no 3D glasses required).

In short, 4K is a great reason to upgrade your viewing from regular HD.

And 50-inches is a great size to appreciate this extra detail, as this smart Samsung telly proves.

Why we love it

Now available for just £429, we got one in for a closer look and were really impressed with its detail and vibrancy.

The TU7100 is one of the most popular flatscreens in Samsung’s Crystal UHD line-up. It’s packed with leading-edge features, yet slim and unobtrusive.

Samsung’s advanced Tizen smart platform offers all the usual catch-up TV apps (BBC iPlayer, My5, All4, ITV Hub) and it’s really easy to use.

The slim remote control comes with dedicated buttons for Netflix, Prime Video and Rakuten streaming TV services, so your favourite shows are only a button press away. Other apps available include Disney+, Youtube, Apple TV, Now TV and TV Plus, Samsung's own free-to-watch channel selection.

To help navigate all this great content, Tizen’s launch bar offers daily what-to-watch recommendations. Just browse, then sit back and relax.

A visual upgrade

Picture quality is top notch. The TV is HDR enabled, for more dynamic, realistic images, making it a great choice for movie night.

And if you’re into gaming, we’ve got more good news. The TV is wonderfully responsive in games mode, making it an exciting option for console fans who want to stay one shot ahead of the competition.

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What the reviews say

The Samsung UE50TU7100 currently has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from John Lewis buyers.

  • “You can always count on Samsung to deliver the most punch that can possibly be packed into a product for the price.”

  • “I really like having the shortcuts on the remote to Netflix. Samsung TV Plus was a surprise bonus. ”

  • “I own three Samsung flat screen TVs. They all have a beautiful picture and easy to use guide, but this 4k is by far the best and sharpest picture I have ever seen.”

  • “Really good value for money. Picture quality is excellent and it's very user friendly.”

  • “This is our main tv in our great room, and while it was a move from 32" to 50" it seems to fit the room and not overwhelm. the picture quality and colour are outstanding!”

Buy it: Samsung (2020) HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 50 inch with TVPlus | £429 from John Lewis & Partners

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Samsung (2020) HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 50 inch with TVPlus
Samsung (2020) HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 50 inch with TVPlus

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