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.
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.
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.
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.