TV Reviews

Start with our picks for the best TVs below. These are the ones we recommend based on our testing and in-depth TV reviews.

MOST POPULAR RECOMMENDED TVS

Don’t know where to start? Check out the 3 most popular recommended tvs on our website.

Sony X900E

We recommend the Sony X900E 4k TV for its great versatility and picture quality at a reasonable price. It's a mid to high-end TV, but it still performs close to TVs that are a lot more expensive. It's only real downside is the limited viewing angle, but this shouldn't be much of an issue for most buyers.

Sony X800D

The Sony X800D is a 4k TV we often recommend thanks to its surprising HDR capability for a mid-range TV. Unlike other TVs in its price range, it can display a wide range of colors without gradations, making it a good choice if the smaller set of sizes isn't an issue.

Samsung KU6300

The Samsung KU6300 is a very popular budget smart TV, and we recommend it for good reason. It has deep and uniform blacks which are most important for picture quality. The picture degrades when viewed at an angle, but it still provides in most cases an enjoyable viewing experience.

BEST TV OF 2017

Find the best TV for your needs. There are hundreds of models to choose from and we reviewed and selected the best smart TVs on the market. Whether you’re looking for a budget television or the best high-end 4k LED TV, here are our top recommendations for 2017 you can buy right now.

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  • By Size
    • 32 Inch
    • 40-42-43 Inch
      • Best TV

        Sony XBR43X800D

        The Sony X800D is a 4k LED TV with good picture quality. It performs well in dark rooms due to the good native contrast. It handles motion very well, with little motion blur. It also has the bonus of a sleek look, and enough inputs to suit everyone. Unfortunately when viewed at an angle, the picture quality deteriorates. Note that the 49" model has a different type of panel which performs closer to the X700D, but with a wide color gamut. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Vizio E40-D0

        The Vizio E Series 1080p 2016 is an entry level TV, lacking many of the features found in higher end models. It has below average picture quality, but handles motion well. It features the same SmartCast platform found on higher end models such as the Vizio M Series 2016. See our review

    • 48-49-50 Inch
      • Best TV

        Sony XBR49X900E

        The Sony X900E is a great 4k TV that offers some of the best picture quality found in an LED TV. HDR content looks particularly good on this TV since it gets very bright, and it handles motion exceptionally well. Its only real downside is the degradation of the image when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Budget TV

        TCL 50FS3800

        The TCL FS3800 Series 1080p LED is a basic TV with an average picture quality. It cannot get very bright, has average screen uniformity and the motion could be better. When viewed from the side, its picture also degrades quickly. The Roku smart features are great though. See our review

    • 55 Inch
      • Best TV

        LG OLED55B6P

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Sony XBR55X900E

        The Sony X900E is a great 4k TV that offers some of the best picture quality found in an LED TV. HDR content looks particularly good on this TV since it gets very bright, and it handles motion exceptionally well. Its only real downside is the degradation of the image when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Vizio M55-D0

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

    • 60 Inch
      • Best TV

        Samsung UN60KS8000

        The 4k Samsung KS8000 LED is a well rounded UHD TV that delivers a great picture quality. However, its picture deteriorates at an angle. From the front, everything looks colorful and detailed. It handled motion well and input lag was especially low. The KS8000 can also get very bright and does justice to HDR content. The equivalent model in Europe is the KS7000. See our review

    • 65 Inch
      • Best TV

        LG OLED65B6P

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Mid-Range TV

        Samsung UN65KS8000

        The 4k Samsung KS8000 LED is a well rounded UHD TV that delivers a great picture quality. However, its picture deteriorates at an angle. From the front, everything looks colorful and detailed. It handled motion well and input lag was especially low. The KS8000 can also get very bright and does justice to HDR content. The equivalent model in Europe is the KS7000. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Vizio M65-D0

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

    • 70-75 Inch
      • Best TV

        Sony XBR75X900E

        The Sony X900E is a great 4k TV that offers some of the best picture quality found in an LED TV. HDR content looks particularly good on this TV since it gets very bright, and it handles motion exceptionally well. Its only real downside is the degradation of the image when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Vizio M70-D3

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

  • By Resolution
    • 4k TVs
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Vizio M Series 2016

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Hisense H8C

        The Hisense H8C is a budget 4k TV, with good picture quality that is uncommon for the price. It has little motion blur and supports a wide range of inputs. Unlike most TVs in the price range, it supports some higher end features such as local dimming and motion interpolation. The Opera TV based smart OS works well too. The biggest downside is the picture quality degrades very rapidly when viewed at a slight angle. See our review

    • 1080p TVs
      • Best TV

        TCL FS3800

        The TCL FS3800 Series 1080p LED is a basic TV with an average picture quality. It cannot get very bright, has average screen uniformity and the motion could be better. When viewed from the side, its picture also degrades quickly. The Roku smart features are great though. See our review

  • By Type
    • LED TVs
      • Best TV

        Sony X930E

        The Sony X930E 4K HDR TV is a great LED TV with top of the line picture quality. It's one of the brightest TVs we've reviewed, so it does great with HDR. It covers everything quite well as both motion and input lag are good. Its only real pitfall is the quite narrow viewing angle. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Vizio M Series 2016

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Hisense H8C

        The Hisense H8C is a budget 4k TV, with good picture quality that is uncommon for the price. It has little motion blur and supports a wide range of inputs. Unlike most TVs in the price range, it supports some higher end features such as local dimming and motion interpolation. The Opera TV based smart OS works well too. The biggest downside is the picture quality degrades very rapidly when viewed at a slight angle. See our review

    • OLED TVs
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

  • By Price
    • Under $500
      • Best TV

        Samsung UN40KU6300

        The 4k Samsung KU6300 Series UHD LED TV doesn't have a stellar picture quality but is good enough for most content. It supports an HDR input, but it doesn't have the capabilities to display a more colorful picture. It also suffers from bad reflections and constant judder on movies. When watched from the side, its picture quality also diminishes. See our review

      • Best value for size

        TCL 55FS3750

        The TCL FS3750 1080p Roku Smart LED TV offers a good picture quality and one of the best smart TV platform around. Its very simple interface is also part of its strengths which makes this TV appealing to a very broad audience. Unfortunately, it's picture deteriorates when viewed from the side. See our review

    • $501 to $1,000
      • Best TV

        Vizio M55-D0

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

      • Best value for size

        LG 65UH6550

        The LG UH6550 is a "4k" TV with slightly above average picture quality. It has a less accurate RGBW pixel structure which means that although it technically has the correct number of pixels, it can't provide the same level of detail as other more traditional 4k TVs. The contrast ratio is low, and it has poor motion handling but the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. See our review

    • $1001 to $1,500
      • Best TV

        Sony XBR55X900E

        The Sony X900E is a great 4k TV that offers some of the best picture quality found in an LED TV. HDR content looks particularly good on this TV since it gets very bright, and it handles motion exceptionally well. Its only real downside is the degradation of the image when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Best value for size

        Vizio M65-D0

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

    • $1501 to $2,000
      • Best TV

        LG OLED55B6P

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Best value for size

        Vizio M70-D3

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

  • By Usage
    • HDR Gaming
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Sony X900E

        The Sony X900E is a great 4k TV that offers some of the best picture quality found in an LED TV. HDR content looks particularly good on this TV since it gets very bright, and it handles motion exceptionally well. Its only real downside is the degradation of the image when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Sony X800D

        The Sony X800D is a 4k LED TV with good picture quality. It performs well in dark rooms due to the good native contrast. It handles motion very well, with little motion blur. It also has the bonus of a sleek look, and enough inputs to suit everyone. Unfortunately when viewed at an angle, the picture quality deteriorates. Note that the 49" model has a different type of panel which performs closer to the X700D, but with a wide color gamut. See our review

    • Movies
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Vizio M Series 2016

        The Vizio M Series 2016 LED TV provides great picture quality and overall performance, excelling in motion performance for watching sports or playing video games. Unfortunately it can't get very bright and doesn't have good 4k HDR support. Overall it is an improvement on the Vizio M Series 2015, and the performance is close to the higher end Vizio P Series 2016. See our review

    • PC Monitor
      • Small TV

        Sony XBR43X830C

        The Sony X830C doesn't have good picture quality. It reflects too much light in a bright room, and with the lights turned off, the blacks are gray. At least it maintains good color accuracy when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Large TV

        Sony X850D

        The Sony X850D is a good 4k LED TV for a living room. Its picture quality in a darker room isn't as good as last year's model, the X850C, but it boasts a better viewing angle and somewhat improved HDR capability. Because it doesn't have much blur, sports and video game fans will enjoy the Sony X850D. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Sony XBR65X750D

        The Sony XBR65X750D is a mid-range 4k TV with slightly above average picture quality. Even when viewed at an angle, the picture quality remains the same. It is very good at handling motion, with very little blur following fast moving objects. Unfortunately the low contrast ratio results in a less defined image in a dark room. See our review

    • Sports
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Sony X750D

        The Sony XBR65X750D is a mid-range 4k TV with slightly above average picture quality. Even when viewed at an angle, the picture quality remains the same. It is very good at handling motion, with very little blur following fast moving objects. Unfortunately the low contrast ratio results in a less defined image in a dark room. See our review

      • Budget TV

        TCL FS3800

        The TCL FS3800 Series 1080p LED is a basic TV with an average picture quality. It cannot get very bright, has average screen uniformity and the motion could be better. When viewed from the side, its picture also degrades quickly. The Roku smart features are great though. See our review

    • TV Shows
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Sony X700D

        The Sony X700D is a 4k LED TV, with slightly above average picture quality. It isn't good in a dark room due to the low native contrast ratio. On the upside, it can be enjoyed even from a wide angle, and it handles motion well. It also supports a wide range of inputs with low input lag which is good. See our review

      • Budget TV

        LG UH6100

        The LG UH6100 is an entry level 4k TV. It includes a less accurate pixel structure (RGBW) which means that although it has the correct number of pixels, it can't produce the same level of fine detail as other 4k TVs. Despite this, the picture quality is average. Motion is handled quite well and the smart platform works well. See our review

    • Video Games
  • By Features
    • HDR
      • Best TV

        LG B6

        The 4k LG OLED B6 TV provides an excellent picture quality, with an infinite contrast ratio and great motion handling. It delivers great performance even when viewed from an angle, and is perfect for a home theatre setup. Unfortunately there is still room for improvement with an average full screen brightness and average input lag. See our review

      • Budget TV

        Sony X800D

        The Sony X800D is a 4k LED TV with good picture quality. It performs well in dark rooms due to the good native contrast. It handles motion very well, with little motion blur. It also has the bonus of a sleek look, and enough inputs to suit everyone. Unfortunately when viewed at an angle, the picture quality deteriorates. Note that the 49" model has a different type of panel which performs closer to the X700D, but with a wide color gamut. See our review

    • Smart TVs
      • Best TV

        LG C7

        The 4k LG C7 OLED TV offers excellent picture quality thanks to its ability to display true blacks. It's especially good for gaming thanks to its very low input lag and motion blur. It gets fairly bright, and it can display a wide range of colors, so it's also a great HDR performer. Unfortunately, it can retain static images for a few minutes, and brightness levels fluctuate depending on the content, so it isn't perfect. See our review

      • Mid-range TV

        Sony X900E

        The Sony X900E is a great 4k TV that offers some of the best picture quality found in an LED TV. HDR content looks particularly good on this TV since it gets very bright, and it handles motion exceptionally well. Its only real downside is the degradation of the image when viewed at an angle. See our review

      • Budget TV

        TCL FS3800

        The TCL FS3800 Series 1080p LED is a basic TV with an average picture quality. It cannot get very bright, has average screen uniformity and the motion could be better. When viewed from the side, its picture also degrades quickly. The Roku smart features are great though. See our review

HOW OUR TV REVIEWS WORK

Our testing team subjects each product in our lab to uniform measurement procedures that evaluate all aspects of its performance, no matter the type of televisions. The results are then weighed in our system to reflect the impact they will have on your experience, based in your intended usage. The list below shows the impact different tests have on our recommendation scores by usage.

Usage

Mixed Usage
Movies
TV Shows
Sports
Video Games
HDR Movies
HDR Gaming
PC Monitor

Test Results

Picture Quality
3D
4k Input
720p Input
Gradient
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Viewing Angle
Color Shift
Brightness
Black Level
Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
IR after 2 min recovery
IR after 4 min recovery
IR after 6 min recovery
IR after 8 min recovery
IR after 10 min recovery
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
SDR Peak 10% Window
SDR Peak 25% Window
SDR Peak 50% Window
SDR Peak 100% Window
SDR Sustained 2% Window
SDR Sustained 10% Window
SDR Sustained 25% Window
SDR Sustained 50% Window
SDR Sustained 100% Window
Reflections
1080p Input
480p Input
Local Dimming
Contrast
Native Contrast
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Color Gamut
DCI P3 xy
DCI P3 uv
Rec 2020 xy
Rec 2020 uv
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
50% DSE
5% Std. Dev.
5% DSE
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
HDR Peak 2% Window
HDR Peak 10% Window
HDR Peak 25% Window
HDR Peak 50% Window
HDR Peak 100% Window
HDR Sustained 2% Window
HDR Sustained 10% Window
HDR Sustained 25% Window
HDR Sustained 50% Window
HDR Sustained 100% Window
Motion
Image Flicker
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
Judder-free 24p via 60p
Judder-free 24p via 60i
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Motion Blur
Response Time
Overshoot
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
1080p With Interpolation
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Dolby Vision
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 120Hz
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
Std. Dev. @ 80
Std. Dev. @ Max
Max
Low-end Cutoff
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
Distortion @ 80
Distortion @ Max
Smart Features