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  1. Intro
  2. Best TV
    1. Runner-up
  3. All Reviews
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Best OLED TVs - Spring 2017
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It's undeniable that OLED TVs can give a better picture than any LED TV available today. There are however a very small amount of manufacturers making OLEDs and so their availability is still quite limited. 2017 brings in a few more choices, but it's still a small market compared to LED TVs (see our recommendations for the best LED TVs). That being said, here are the best OLED TVs we've reviewed so far.

Best OLED TV

There aren't many OLED TV makers. In North America, only LG has been selling OLED TVs. New 2017 models have been announced, so look forward to our OLED TV reviews in the near future. They're not quite available yet and their launch prices are usually too high to warrant buying them, so we still recommend the 2016 models.

Usage Ratings
8.5Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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9.0Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.3TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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8.3Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.5Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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9.0HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.6HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.8PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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55" 65"

As it turns out, all of the LG OLED of 2016 produce the same picture quality. Because of this, the LG B6 4k TV is the best OLED TV available today. It can offer the same performance as the astronomically priced G6, all for a reasonable amount of money.

Since it's a 4k OLED TV, the picture quality is exceptional. Individual pixels can switch themselves on and off, which means they can produce a theoretically infinite amount of contrast. Blacks are pure and perfectly deep, so the B6 looks phenomenal in a very dark room. Another advantage of OLEDs is its instant response time: higher refresh rate content such as sports and video games will look very fluid.

Its viewing angle is also great, but it isn't perfect. Like most TVs, the B6 and other OLED TVs tend to have a shift in colors when viewed at an angle. Another issue is their tendency to retain static images for a few minutes. It isn't dramatic, but it stops them from being the best choice for PC monitor use. Overall, OLEDs are as good as it gets, and the B6 is the OLED most people should buy.

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Runner-up

55" 65"

If you care about 3D, or if you like the aesthetics of curved TVs, look for the LG OLED C6. It performs almost exactly the same as the B6, but it has that extra feature. They're usually both at the same price, so it's mostly a matter of preference.

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Currently, only LG sells OLED TVs in the US, and they all have the same picture quality. Sony's announced a model that is going to be launched in 2017 which is going to be sold worldwide, and some manufacturers like Philips and Panasonic have produced some OLED TVs that use LG panels, but these aren't sold in North America.

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Does the E6 OLED need calibration?
The E6 does not require calibration, it is fairly accurate when our recommended settings are used (but not our calibration settings). You can find our recommended settings here.
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