If you're looking to get a TV with the best picture quality available today, there's no better option than OLED TVs. They produce a better image than any LED TV currently available thanks to their unbeatable contrasts and blacks which give them unparalleled depth, but some LED TVs get a bit brighter. In 2017, they're still a bit rare and expensive, but there are a few more choices than previous years and with Black Friday just around the corner, TV prices are dropping.
Best OLED TV
The picture quality of OLED TVs is essentially identical across models, so the biggest difference tends to be their design or extra features. If what interests you is their exceptional picture quality, it's often a good idea to simply get the cheapest variant released that year.
The best OLED TV for most people this year is the LG B7 4k smart TV. Its performance matches what's found on higher-end OLEDs (including LG's own C7) and even exceeds what's offered on any LED TV on the market, while still being priced quite competitively.
It has a wide viewing angle, so those with large living rooms can still enjoy it even when sitting at an angle. This is an important distinction from most LED TVs, since those that tend to have better picture quality also have a narrow viewing angle which limits viewing positions.
It doesn't stop there, though. The LG B7 performs well with just about any task. Its low input lag and virtually nonexistent motion blur not only make it the best gaming TV around, it also makes it great for sports thanks to its unrivaled screen uniformity.
Overall, while it's not the brightest TV around, most people will be more than happy with the LG B7A, and its great picture quality and versatility make it a top choice in almost every category.
If you're a big fan of using backlight flicker to enhance motion clarity, or if you're looking for a TV with a more striking design, the Sony A1E OLED TV is a good choice. It's a bit more costly and produces no better picture quality than the LG, but it offers a handful of premium features, like its advanced sound system and a plethora of motion and upscaling related customizations. It is also available in the larger 77 inch size, but its exceptionally high price makes it hard to recommend.
- LG B6. Very similar in performance to the newer LG C7 but quite hard to find nowadays. See our review
- LG E6. Excellent TV with the best 3D feature we've reviewed, but stocks are a bit scarce. See our review
- LG C6. Last curved OLED TV made, and one of the last 3D TVs made, but not easy to find since it is discontinued. See our review
- LG E7. Very good OLED TV, but no difference in performance with the B7 while priced higher due to its fancy design and dedicated sound bar. See our review
- LG C7. Great OLED TV, but almost identical to the cheaper B7. See our review
Currently, only LG and Sony sell OLED TVs in the US, and they all have the same picture quality. Some manufacturers like Philips and Panasonic have produced some OLED TVs that use LG panels, but these aren't sold in North America.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best OLED TVs to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of OLED TVs. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.