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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 R617 TCL R617

The TCL R617 is a good entry-level 4k LED TV with great picture quality and excellent low input lag. It is a versatile budget TV with great smart features. The viewing angle is quite narrow, and there are issues with gray uniformity. It is a great choice for budget 4k gaming.

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.

TCL S517 TCL S517

The TCL S517 is a decent entry-level TV. It is a slight improvement over last year's S405, with improved brightness and added Dolby Vision support. It is a decent well rounded TV that is especially great for gaming thanks to the exceptionally low input lag.

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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
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Test Results

Design
Curved
Picture Quality
4k Input
720p Input
Local Dimming
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Reflections
Total Reflections
Indirect Reflections
Contrast
Native Contrast
Contrast with local dimming
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Color Temperature
Gradient
Red (Std. Dev.)
Green (Std. Dev.)
Blue (Std. Dev.)
Gray (Std. Dev.)
Temporary 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
1080p Input
480p Input
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Color Temperature
Viewing Angle
Color Shift
Brightness
Black Level
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
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
Variable Refresh Rate
4k VRR Maximum
4k VRR Minimum
1080p VRR Maximum
1080p VRR Minimum
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Min Flicker for 60 fps
60 Hz for 60 fps
120 Hz for 120 fps
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
Flicker-Free
PWM Dimming Frequency
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Response Time
80% Response Time
100% Response Time
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Dolby Vision
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
1080p @ 60Hz + HDR
4k @ 60Hz
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 120Hz
1440p @ 60Hz
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
Ad-Free
Ads
Opt-out
Remote
Apps and Features
Interface

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