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Best OLED TVs - Summer 2017

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 (see our recommendations for the best LED TVs) thanks to their unbeatable contrasts and blacks which give them unparalleled depth. In 2017, they're still a bit rare and expensive, but there are a few more choices than previous years.


Usage Ratings - Version 1.1
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
8.8Mixed 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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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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8.4TV 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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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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8.8Video 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.
9.1HDR 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.
8.7HDR 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.
8.5PC 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.
55" 65"

The best OLED TV we've reviewed is the LG C7 4k WebOS TV. It has the best picture quality in a dark room we've tested and it can be found at a reasonable price for a high-end TV.

Much like in previous years, all OLED TVs offer the same picture quality. This means that the cheapest OLED TV will offer the same beautiful contrast as models multiple times more expensive. It's more versatile than LED TVs in the same price range too. It has a wide viewing angle for larger living rooms, its input lag is low for gaming, and it has low motion blur and great uniformity, making it a great choice for watching sports.

Overall, while it's not the brightest TV around, most people will be more than happy with the LG C7, and its great picture quality and versatility make it a top choice in almost every category.

See our review


55" 65" 77"

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 expensive and it performs about the same as the LG, but it offers a handful of premium features, like a better than average sound quality.

See our review

Notable Mentions

  • 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

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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. 

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Questions & Answers

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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