Best TV deals for Christmas 2018: cheap 4K UHD televisions to tempt you

Want the best deal on a 4K HDR TV, whether LED, OLED or QLED? You've come to the right place…

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With Christmas approaching, If you're looking for a cheap TV or the best TV deal you can get for your budget, you've come to the right place. We're scouring the internet, looking for the best cheap 4K TV deals from all of the biggest and most reliable brands and retailers. 

Christmas is a big telly-watching time, of course, and the runup always sees a whole load of TV deals, and we're expecting this year to be no different. So if you're looking to upgrade – perhaps to a 4K HDR TV or a beautifully bright OLED panel, this could be the time.

Below, you'll find our top recommendation for the best TV deal of the week as well as four other recommendations at various sizes and price points from big screen TVs to smaller screens for the kitchen and so on.

Sony AF8 OLED: You might want to start here, though: T3's #1 4K telly, Sony's 55-inch AF8 got a  discount at Curry's this week, and it's sparked a Price War, with Amazon currently offering the biggest discount.

LG OLED B8: The 55-inch version of this is £500 off at multiple retailers. We recommend John Lewis for your purchase, as it chucks in a 5-year warranty.

T3's top TV deal right now

1. LG OLED 55B8PLA 55-inch 4K and HDR TV | Now £1,299 | Was £1,799 | Save £500

Get an OLED TV from LG for £1,299. Need we say more? Oh you do want more. Okay. OLED rules for deep blacks, rich colours and insane refresh rates. On top of that you get LG's winning webOS smart TV platform for 4K and HDR streaming on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more. Plus this is super thin and gorgeous. Need we say more, now?

This price is available at multiple retailers, but John Lewis & Partners  throws in a generous 5-year warranty at no extra cost. And its Christmas ads are so touching.View Deal

12 more of the best TV deals of the week:

2. Philips OLED 803 | £1,499 (55-inch) and £2,399 (65-inch) | £500 off 55-inch, £600 of 65-inch
One of the best TVs you can buy for picture quality, the 803 also boasts surprisingly good sound and Philips' exciting Ambilight backlighting, erm… thing.

The sad truth is that too many punters in search of OLED 4K HDR flagships overlook Philips TVs and home in on those from Sony, LG, Samsung and Panasonic. However for many AV experts, Philips' flatscreens offer better picture processing, while retaining all the usual strengths of OLED – contrast as wide as the horizon, brilliant colours, near-instantaneous refresh rates and reassuringly high price tags.

At £1,499 you are not really going to find a better deal on a 55-inch OLED this weekend. The 65-inch is also as much of a bargain as something costing just shy of 2,400 quid can be. Ambilight is really very cool, too, spreading coloured light across the wall behind the panel to complement the onscreen action.View Deal

3. Philips OLED+ 903 55-inch | £1,999 | Was £2,499 | Save £500
This was apparently chosen by a majority of AVForum readers as the TV with best visual quality out of a line-up with Sony AF9, LG C8 and Panasonic FZW804 in a 'blind' test. By which we mean they didn't know which TV was which, as opposed to those doing the testing being vision impaired.

The 903 takes the many talents of the 803 and elevates them into a plusher setup, topped off with a really fantastic Bowers & Wilkins soundbar. At £1,999 it's a great deal. View Deal

Samsung QE49Q6FNATXXU

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4. Samsung QE49Q6FNATXXU 49-inch QLED 4K HDR TV | Now £899 | Was £1,299 | Save £400

Samsung's latest QLED technology makes for one of the best quality pictures on any TV right now, including the mighty OLED. Now the price has dropped to make it even more affordable. This 2018 QLED TV packs in 4K UHD and HDR along with super bright pictures and a very useful smart TV system for streaming even in 4K and HDR.View Deal

Sony Bravia KD55XF7596BU

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5. Sony Bravia KD55XF7596BU 55-inch 4K HDR TV | Now £649 | Was £849 | Save £150

Sony Bravia tech in a 55-inch beast of a screen complete with 4K and HDR was always going to be good but then at that sub £700 price it's all the sweater. Enjoy crystal clear picture quality thanks to 4K X-Reality Pro processing, Android OS with Google Assistant, MotionFlow XR smooth images and that minimal bezel for a great look too.View Deal

Hisense H43AE6100UK

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6. Hisense H43AE6100UK 4K HDR TV | Now £279 | Was £329 | Save £50

Hisense is all about offering top quality specs for a lower price. In this case you can nab a 43-inch 4K and HDR smart TV for under £300. You also get smart app support for the likes of BBC iPlayer, Netflix and more plus Freeview Play and enhanced sound so you shouldn't even need a soundbar.View Deal

LG 49SK8000PLB

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7. LG 49SK8000PLB 49-inch Super UHD 4K HDR TV | Now £549 | Was £1,999 | Save £600

This LG slither of beautiful screen glory gives you all the latest features to help melt your eyes, without destroying your wallet in the process. That means you get a brilliant LED screen with 4K UHD resolution plus HDR quality to take advantage of all the high-res content Netflix and the BBC iPlayer have to offer.View Deal

LG OLED65B8PLA

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8. LG OLED65B8PLA 65-inch OLED 4K HDR TV | Now £1999 | Was £2499 | Save £500

This is one of the best picture quality screens out there right now and it comes in a larger 65-inch size so you can enjoy every pixel of that 4K resolution and HDR quality. The LG remote and webOS smart platform are worth a shout out as they're super simple to use making TV viewing a pleasure from start to finish.View Deal

SAMSUNG UE49NU7670

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9. Samsung UE49NU7670 49-inch Curved 4K HDR LED TV | Now £549 | Was £749 | Save £200

If you like the idea of a premium 4K and HDR TV with a special, immersive curve to it, then Samsung is the specialist for you. In this case you not only get what you want in a decent most-lounge-friendly 49-inch size but also at a respectable saving. View Deal

Samsung UE40NU7120

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10. Samsung UE40NU7120 40-inch 4K HDR LED TV | Now £349 | Was £527 | Save £165

If a giant TV isn't what your home needs then this 40-inch option could be ideal. You still get all the latest image refinements like 4K and HDR picture quality, only on a smaller scale. The included stand makes setup easy and smart apps mean you can watch TV over your Wi-Fi connection from anywhere this is placed in your home.View Deal

Philips 50PUS6703

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11. Philips 50PUS6703 50-inch 4K HDR Ambilight TV | Now £399 | Was £479 | Save £80

This Philips TV is a fantastic example of an affordable yet high-spec tele. Not only do you get 4K and HDR but this also offers Philips' Ambilight which throws light behind the TV to match what's on the screen, carrying on the image. The result is even more immersion – amazing at this price.View Deal

12. Samsung UE43NU7020 for £329 | down from £549
If you're wanting to get 4K and HDR tech in your television for less, then look no further than the 43-inch UE43NU7020 from Samsung, now reduced by a massive £220 at Currys. It ticks all the boxes for the best TV tech and it's now at an unbeatable price.View Deal