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5 cheapest 4K TVs in the UK 2014/2015: Get a UHD telly without breaking the bank

We round up the 5 cheapest 4K TVs in the UK for 2014/2015, starting at £729

Cheapest 4K TVs in the UK 2014

4K is the next big thing in TV technology so forget Full HD, this is the future. There's still a limited amount of content available in 4K but things are only going to improve over time and many sets will upscale existing content.

See also: The 10 best smart TVs of 2014: best smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic and more.

Just to be clear 4K and Ultra HD (or UHD) are the same thing and means the display has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 – Full HD is 1920 x 1080 so it's four times the amount of pixels.

All the below TVs are 4K but other features vary such as the type of 3D used, available catch-up services, built-in tuners, screen size and more. To be doubly clear, we've ranked them on price alone but explained what each model has to offer. Take a look at our Plasma vs LED comparison and if 3D is a priority, here's an article explaining the difference between passive and active 3D.

Prices taken on 11/12/14

5 cheapest 4K TVs in the UK 2014/2015

Philips 7800 Series 4K TV

5. Philips 7800 Series 42PUS7809 - £749

The cheapest 4K TV from Philips is 42in (a 55in model is also available) and features two sided Ambilight technology – LEDs mounted on the back which match what's on the screen. It's also a Smart TV with a Qwerty remote and 'frameless bezel' design. It has a Pixel Precise Ultra HD processing engine for upscaling of HD content and 600Hz Perfect Motion Rate Ultra for 'flawless' moving images.

Buy from RGB Direct.

Panasonic TX40 4K TV

4. Panasonic Viera TX-40AX630B - £699

Panasonic has always been a big name in the TV market and it's managed to get into this list with the TX-40 which is a 40in Smart 3D TV with an Ultra HD resolution. It has a Freeview tuner built-in and catch-up services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand 5.

Buy from Currys

LG 40UB820V 4K TV

-2. LG 42UB820V - £599

This LG model shares second place with the Samsung option below and is essentially the same TV as the cheapest we can find (below) but is larger at 42in. It also adds Netflix as a built-in streaming service.

Buy from Currys

Samsung 4K TV

-2. Samsung UE40HU6900 - £599

Samsung is in a solid second place with this 40in 4K TV for under £600. As well as proprietary four step upscaling and a Freesat tuner, there's a full complement of catch-up services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4OD.

Buy from Currys.

LG 40UB800V 4K TV

1. LG 40UB800V - £549

The cheapest Ultra HD 4K TV you can get at the moment is this 40in number from LG which has a Freeview HD tuner and a Magic remote.

Buy from Currys

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