UK brand Mitchell & Brown debuts affordable QLED TV range

Mike Wheatley

British TV brand Mitchell & Brown has announced the availability of its most premium TVs yet. They incorporate QLED display technology and all three new models are extremely affordable, with prices below £1,000.


The company is offering three sizes of its new QLED1811 TV, including 43-inch, 50-inch and 55-inch options. They feature a slim bezel as part of their “near borderless design” and offer 4K resolution plus HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The company didn’t mention the refresh rate of the panel, nor did it speak of any artificial intelligence-based image-enhancing technology. So it seems likely the panels have a refresh rate of 60Hz at best, and no special AI wizardry, which is probably not possible given the affordable price tags.

That set they’re not bad sets overall. The TVs include support for Dolby surround sound - though that’s “Dolby Audio Processing” rather than the premium Dolby Atmos format. In addition, Mitchell & Brown spoke of an integrated speaker box enclosure and subwoofer on the two larger sets, which combine to create what it calls “cinema scale sound”.

The TVs are powered by the Android TV platform, which means users will get access to hundreds of streaming apps and games. The company highlights Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Disney+ and it should be possible to download hundreds of others. Note however that the storage capacity is likely to be limited, so users should choose their apps carefully.

Freeview Play is also onboard and buyers will benefit from a 7-year warranty in case of any problems, the company said.

Voice controls are afforded through the integrated Google Assistant, and the TVs are said to provide three HDMI connections. It didn’t specify if they’re HDMI 2.1 or HDMI 2.0, so we’re going to assume the latter. There are also two USB ports plus a headphone jack.

The Mitchell & Brown QLED TVs are going on sale throughout the U.K. now at partner stores, with the 43-inch model priced at £549, the 50-inch version retailing for £649, and the 55-inch model set to cost £749.

The prices are certainly very competitive, but prospective buyers should also consider that there are lots of other similarly affordable options for QLED TVs from brands like Samsung and Toshiba.