Look, I wouldn't normally use the word 'bargain' in conjunction with anything that has a four-figure price ticket. But, if you're in the UK and have been thinking about taking the plunge on a high-end 4K TV, I can't recommend this LG OLED enough. I've owned an LG OLED since December 2016, and it's the first TV that's truly blown me away since the glory days of Panasonic's plasma range (RIP, my sweet flat prince).
LG's OLEDs boast inky deep black levels, vibrant colour, an excellent software suite that's controlled by a Wiimote-style controller, and great latency performance for gaming. As you'd expect, it's fully HDR equipped, supporting both the HDR 10 and Dolby Vision formats (as well as Dolby Atmos sound), plus LG is pretty good about adding additional support via firmware updates. In the UK, the 65" set costs a hair under two grand, which is a saving of £900, at Electrical Discount (see below).
The same model at Amazon is currently £2,300, and that's as low as the price has been there. If it's still (entirely understandably) too rich for your blood, then you could of course go for the 55" model. But where's the fun in that? 65" might sound ludicrous, but it's surprising how you quickly you acclimatise to its monolithic glory.
LG OLED65C8PLA 65" OLED HDR 4K Smart TV | £2,399 (£900 off)
A low-latency HDR 4K OLED panel that's well suited to gaming. Apply the code OLEDBF400 to get it down to this as-yet-unbeaten price. Get it at Electrical Discount
LG OLED55C8PLA 55" OLED HDR 4K Smart TV | £1,499 (£1500 off) The same stunning 2018 panel as the TV above, only smaller and slightly cheaper. But if you wanted smaller, you'd stick with a monitor. Get it at Electrical Discount
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With over two decades covering videogames, Tim has been there from the beginning. In his case, that meant playing Elite in 'co-op' on a BBC Micro (one player uses the movement keys, the other shoots) until his parents finally caved and bought an Amstrad CPC 6128. These days, when not steering the good ship PC Gamer, Tim spends his time complaining that all Priest mains in Hearthstone are degenerates and raiding in Destiny 2. He's almost certainly doing one of these right now.