Inevitably for its price, the 55TU7100 doesn’t get Samsung’s QLED technology. But while this means it lacks the colour richness and brightness that are QLED’s trademarks, it doesn’t stop the set from delivering better contrast, colour and sharpness than the vast majority of the sub-£1,000 TV world.
As is almost always the case with Samsung LCD TVs, the 55RU7020 uses a VA panel rather than an IPS one. So viewing angles are a little limited, but contrast is well above par.
In fact, while it’s under £600 now, it cost much more when it first launched a few months ago. So it’s kind of cheated its way on to our list (not that we’re complaining!), and this means you’re really getting a lower mid-range level of performance at a budget price. It’s not just a hit with its pictures, either. It also carries the same version of Samsung’s latest proprietary smart TV platform, meaning you get the same massive library of apps and easy to follow interface.