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Best OLED TVs - Black Friday 2017
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Best OLED TVs

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.

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
8.6Mixed 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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9.5Movies
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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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8.4Sports
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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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8.6Video 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.
8.5HDR 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.
8.2PC 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 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.

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Alternative

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 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.

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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
  • 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

All Reviews

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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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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