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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.

TCL S405 TCL S405

The TCL S405 is a very popular entry level 4k LED TV. It features the excellent Roku Smart platform, which is very snappy and intuitive. It has a decent picture quality and a low input lag. We've found it to be a good performer for its price making it often a better value than competing models.

Sony X900E 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. Its only real downside is the limited viewing angle, but this shouldn't be much of an issue for most buyers.

Samsung MU6300 Samsung MU6300

If you're looking for a simple and inexpensive TV, the Samsung MU6300 4k smart TV is a popular choice we often recommend. It has good picture quality and smart features and it offers a versatile and capable package at a good price point.

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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

Design
Curved
Picture Quality
Reflections
1080p Input
480p Input
Gradient
Local Dimming
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
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
SDR ABL
4k Input
720p Input
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Contrast
Native Contrast
Contrast with local dimming
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
HDR ABL
Motion
Motion Blur
80% Response Time
100% Response Time
Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
BFI Frequency
BFI In Game Mode
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
Judder-free 24p via 60p
Judder-free 24p via 60i
Inputs
Input Lag
4k @ 60Hz
1080p @ 60Hz
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
1080p @ 60Hz + HDR
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 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
Low-Frequency Extension
Std. Dev. @ 70
Std. Dev. @ 80
Std. Dev. @ Max
Max
Dynamic Range Compression
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
Weighted THD @ Max
IMD @ 80
IMD @ Max
Smart Features
Remote App
Ads
Ads
Opt-out
Remote
Apps and Features
Interface