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TV Lineup
What's New In 2023

Updated

With 2022 behind us, TV companies are starting to shift their focus to announcing their 2023 lineups. 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for TV enthusiasts, with significant improvements in existing technologies. TV manufacturers are pushing peak brightness levels to new extremes, and Mini LED technology continues to improve, with many new TVs featuring thousands of local dimming zones. OLED technology continues to improve, with multiple brands using a new OLED panel with Multi Lens Array (MLA) technology to improve brightness levels and viewing angles.

Some of these TVs will only be released in the second or third quarter of 2023, but we'll be buying them as soon as possible as they're released. You can see which models we've purchased throughout the year, as well as vote on your favorites on our suggestion list.

2023 Overview

Bigger And Brighter

Most brands this year are focused on improving the peak brightness of their high-end models and improving Mini LED backlight features. Many brands have also announced wider availability of 144Hz panels, with most high-end TVs supporting this higher refresh rate for PC gaming. Most budget and mid-range models are very similar to the 2022 models, and we aren't seeing high-end features start to trickle down to cheaper models. Some brands are even carrying over their entry-level models from 2022. HDMI 2.1 features continue to be an important focus for all brands, but despite new MediaTek chipsets, most brands will still only support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports. The exception to this continues to be LG and Samsung TVs, which use custom HDMI chipsets, so they support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports. The biggest new feature this year that many manufacturers are advertising is HDMI QMS support, or Quick Media Switching. This feature uses a TV's variable refresh rate feature to avoid black screens when a source changes frame rate. Learn more about HDMI 2.1 and QMS here.

The Death Of 8k?

Except for Samsung, 2023 also seems to be the beginning of the end for 8k TVs. Most brands have largely abandoned 8k due to a combination of factors, including lack of content and new EU power regulations that could effectively ban 8k TVs. Samsung is the only brand that's still releasing a full range of 8k models; LG is only releasing a single 8k OLED model, and TCL has abandoned the format entirely.

The Return Of 3d?

Despite the renewed popularity of the 3D format driven by the release of Avatar: The Way of Water, manufacturers and consumers alike don't seem interested in bringing back 3D TVs, at least not yet. Aside from a new glasses-free 3D laptop coming from ASUS, it doesn't seem like 3D TVs will be making a comeback.

Brand Lineups

These lists are based on what has been confirmed so far. We'll update them as new details are confirmed and as new models are announced throughout the year. This list mainly focuses on U.S. models; some lineups may be different in other countries.

Samsung

In early January 2023, Samsung announced the vast majority of their 2023 lineup. As usual, Samsung is releasing a very wide range of TVs, but like last year, their focus has shifted to high-end models, with very few new entry-level models, and their mid-range selection is relatively unchanged. Like most brands in 2023, Samsung's focus is on increasing the peak brightness of their high-end TVs and improving the Mini LED backlight features with smaller zones that should deliver a better local dimming feature. They've also expanded their QD-OLED lineup, with a larger 77-inch version now available, and it's now available with or without Samsung's signature One Connect box, so you can choose the model that best suits your needs.

For the most part, Samsung is keeping the same model names as last year, substituting 'C' instead of 'B' for the year suffix.

Model Sizes Backlight Type Resolution Refresh Rate
8k TVs
QN900C 65", 75", 85" Mini LED 8k 144Hz
QN800C 65", 75", 85" Mini LED 8k 120Hz
QN700C 55", 65", 75" Mini LED 8k 120Hz
4k TVs
S95C 55", 65", 77" QD-OLED 4k 144Hz
S90C 55", 65", 77" QD-OLED 4k 144Hz
QN95C 55", 65", 75" Mini LED 4k 144Hz
QN90C  50", 55", 65", 75", 85" Mini LED 4k 144Hz
QN85C 55", 65", 75", 85"  Mini LED 4k 120Hz
Q80C  50", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 120Hz
Q70C 55", 65", 75", 85"  LED 4k 120Hz
Q60C 50", 55", 65", 75", 85"  LED 4k 60Hz
UC8000  43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz

LG

LG announced their new 2023 OLED lineup at CES 2023. They announced a few new LED models but also confirmed that they won't be releasing as many LED models as in previous years. Their 8k LED lineup is also effectively dead, and only one new 8k model is planned for this year, and it'll only be released in select markets. The LG G3 is the big story this year, as it uses a new OLED panel with Micro Lens Array technology, which LG claims to boost brightness by up to 70% over previous generations. They also announced a new premium TV, the M3, which uses a wireless A/V box similar to Samsung's One Connect box.

Model Sizes Backlight Type Resolution Refresh Rate
Z3 77", 83" OLED 8k 120Hz
M3 97" OLED 4k 120Hz
G3 55", 65", 77", 83", 97" OLED 4k 120Hz
C3 42", 48", 55", 65", 77", 83" OLED 4k 120Hz
B3 55", 65", 77" OLED 4k 120Hz
A3 48", 55", 65", 77" OLED 4k 60Hz
QNED85 55", 65", 75", 86" Mini LED 4k 120Hz
QNED80 50", 55", 65", 75", 86" LED 4k 60Hz
QNED75 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz
NANO70 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz

Hisense

Hisense has announced an impressive lineup for 2023, refreshing all of their premium ULED models, starting with the U6K. The U7K and U8K both offer a higher 144Hz refresh rate for PC gamers, except the 100" U8K, which is still limited to a 120Hz refresh rate. They've also announced a new flagship model, the UX, which is only available in an 85-inch size. Advertised to produce 2,500 cd/m² peak brightness with a Mini LED backlight with more than 5,000 dimming zones, their new flagship should deliver an impressive HDR experience. Like most brands, Hisense is moving further away from the budget market, with many of their entry-level models carrying over from 2022.

Model Sizes Backlight Type Resolution Refresh Rate
UX 85" Mini LED 4k 120Hz
U8K 55", 65", 75", 85", 100" Mini LED 4k 144Hz (100" - 120Hz)
U7K 55", 65", 75", 85" Mini LED 4k 144Hz
U6K 50", 55", 65", 75", 85" Mini LED 4k 60Hz
A65K 43", 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz

TCL

TCL is one of the few brands to announce a good mix of premium, high-end TVs and smaller budget models. Their lineup is split in two this year, and they've changed their naming scheme to make it easier to differentiate between their entry-level models and their high-end models with Quantum Dot technology. They're advertising their flagship QM8 series to have an impressive Mini LED backlight with over 2300 local dimming zones. Like LG, TCL has basically abandoned 8k TVs at this point, with no new 8k models announced for 2023. Interestingly, TCL originally announced that their QD-OLED TV, which was originally announced for 2022, would finally be available towards the end of this year. They've since adjusted their press release, removing all mention of the QD-OLED TV, so it's now unclear if or when that TV will come out.

Model Sizes Backlight Type Resolution Refresh Rate
QM850G 65", 75", 85", 98" Mini LED 4k 144Hz
Q750G 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 144Hz
Q650G 50", 55", 65", 75" LED 4k 60Hz
S4 43", 55", 65", 75", 85" LED 4k 60Hz
S3 32", 40", 43" LED 1080p 60Hz
S2 32" LED 720p 60Hz

Sony

Sadly, Sony decided to not announce their 2023 lineup at CES this year. Instead, they've promised a dedicated show later in the year to showcase their new TVs.

Vizio

Vizio has yet to announce any new models for 2023. Vizio has been slow to release new models in the last few years, and we don't know if they have any plans to release new models this year.

Conclusion

2023 should be an interesting year for TVs, but mainly if you're interested in premium TVs. Budget and mid-range markets seem to be largely static this year, with fewer models available than in previous years and very little difference in performance. High-end TVs are getting brighter and brighter, and Mini LED local dimming continues to be a big focus from all major brands.

We will continuously update this list as new models are released and as we test them. Let us know in the discussions if we've missed something, and let us know in the suggestion tool which TVs you want us to test next!

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