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Huge, detailed, brightly coloured images flickered across the screen, illuminating the whole room like the lights off one of those laser light disco balls at the skating rink. My brother's eyes bulged. "It's too much," he gasped as I scrambled for the remote just to pause the vivid assault on our eyeballs. He'd just come over to help me set up the enormous 65-inch Q9 television from Samsung, and after adding on the feet — which required laying it across my entire bed, and then wrestling it onto the stand (it weighs over 27kg), we sat down to watch one of my favourite test shows Sense8.

The show is great for testing TVs because it's bright and colourful with a wide array of skin tones that can end up looking orange or muddy on a cheaper TV. I wanted to know if a super expensive set like the Q9 was ever worth it when it's totally possible to get great TVs for $1500 or less. As soon as I hit play I had my answer — a pricey TV can be a real game changer.

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The Frame by Samsung is about as pretentious as a television could be. It's a $3299-plus 4K TV that doubles as a digital display for works of art. You can even hang it on your wall with a "no gap" mount and attach faux wood panels to the sides so that it looks like painting. Neat idea, sure, but inevitably, The Frame by Samsung is still just a television wrapped in a fancy sales pitch.

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TCL's latest mid-range C2 LED television gives you just about everything you could want from a TV at a surprisingly reasonable price, in five different screen sizes. You get Android TV, with built-in Netflix and Stan apps and Chromecast, HDR video support and an integrated soundbar. So why wouldn't you buy it?

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Samsung's The Frame is a TV that's just as much a piece of art as it is a television. Switch it on and it's a 4K Ultra HD; switch it off and it'll display any of hundreds of pieces of art. And Samsung's just announced a smaller 43-inch version, that interests me a lot more than the existing 55-inch and 65-inch versions.

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Sony's not the first to the party with a big-screen OLED. That honour goes to LG, which has cornered the market for a few years with its excellent panels. But, after those were joined a few weeks ago by Panasonic's Master OLEDs, it's time for Sony's Bravias to turn up: and boy, has Sony turned up.

I think, I think, that this just might be the best TV you can buy.

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After a couple of years of LG OLED TVs ruling the roost in top-end picture quality, Panasonic has an OLED TV now too. In fact, it has what it says is the best OLED TV, taking all the experience its engineers had from years of amazing quality plasma TVs. The EZ1000 is the top in its Master OLED range, and as well as being a badass OLED panel it incorporates a top-of-the-line built-in soundbar using Technics audio. Is it worth nearly $9000 of your hard-earned cash, though?

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Remember when 4Ks used to cost a damn fortune? Those days are quickly coming to an end, and if you need proof, look no further than Amazon's new line of (Westinghouse-manufactured) budget televisions. They come with all the smarts of Amazon's excellent Fire TV set-top box smarts as well as a price-to-quality ratio that makes them appealing to just about anyone who isn't willing to take out a mortgage to watch the game in higher quality.

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After two years of LG ruling the roost with OLED TVs, it's time for a new competitor to enter the ring. Panasonic has two top-of-the-line OLED TVs on the way for Australia in 2017, and the company is talking up its years of experience with quality plasma screens to sell its new 'Master OLED' displays.

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QLED is Samsung's name for its latest quantum dot LED-backlit TVs, and QLED means business. Samsung is promising black levels that you'd only otherwise expect to see on a top-of-the-line OLED TV, and colours that are not only incredibly vibrant and bright, but also accurate. The Q8 is a $4500-plus screen that'll make your Netflix sessions look amazing.

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In the market for a brand new, shiny, smart TV? The good news is that there's more excellent choices out there than ever; the bad news is that working your way through all the options can take up precious time you could be spending binge-watching Westworld. Let us ease your purchasing headaches and point out what to look for.

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When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. For the rest of this week, you can save a flat 20 per cent off Sony's TVs at JB Hi-Fi.

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3D TV is dead. Remember 3D TV? It was that ing that you read on the list of specs on that new TV you were buying, but never really cared about or actually used. Well, it's gone now. Rejoice!

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Every year at CES, LG gives us a look at its craziest ideas for the future of display technology. At a press conference earlier yesterday, the company showed off its refreshed OLED televisions, regarded by many as the best on the market. In a private briefing at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Gizmodo was shown LG's bold concepts for the future of displays, which are (unbelievably) getting thinner and brighter. They are among the most lifelike displays I've ever seen.