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The 3 Best 8k TVs - Fall 2023 Reviews

Best 8K TVs

Most TVs sold these days have a 4k resolution, but a few 8k TVs are available if you want a future-proof investment. Before considering an 8k TV, it's important to know that there's very little 8k content available, so most of the content you'll be watching will be upscaled. This matters little if you mainly watch high-quality sources like 4k UHD Blu-rays. However, if you still watch a lot of 480p or 720p content, like DVDs or even cable TV, then you're probably better off with a 4k TV, as TVs with a lower resolution don't have to work as hard to make the content fit your screen, and they'll look a bit better overall.

One usage that could benefit from an 8k panel is PC gaming, as you can choose 8k as your rendering resolution for most recent titles. However, only the most powerful PC rigs can handle rendering recent games at 8k, and even then, you'll likely need to use a GPU upscaler like AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) or NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to get playable frame rates. However, even when using one, you'll have terrific image quality, so it might be worth it. In the end, as long as most of your content is high-quality, buying an 8k TV is a great way to future-proof your home theater setup for years to come.

We've bought and tested more than 395 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs you can buy with an 8k resolution. Also, check out our picks for the best TVs and the best movie TVs, and if you want a 4k TV instead, check out our list of the best 4k TVs. Brands have been releasing their 2023 lineups, and even though there are few 8k TVs coming out this year, make sure to vote on which ones you want us to buy and test first. To learn more about the 2023 models, check out our 2023 TV lineup page.

  1. Best 8k TV

    The best 8k TV we've tested is the Samsung QN900B 8k QLED. It's an excellent TV that delivers impressive picture quality, with excellent contrast and very high peak brightness, so it's a great choice for both bright and dark rooms. HDR content looks incredible thanks to its Mini LED local dimming feature, so bright scenes and highlights in HDR content stand out incredibly well. It also has a great wide color gamut with excellent color volume, so vibrant colors look vivid and lifelike.

    Although the current-gen consoles don't support 8k gaming, it's also a safe, future-proof investment for gamers hoping to enjoy the latest games at 8k. If you're a PC gamer with an especially beefy computer, you can take full advantage of what this TV offers, especially with the help of a GPU upscaler. Performance-wise, it's a fantastic gaming TV overall. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports, has a superb response time that results in crystal clear motion with little blur, and has exceptional low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 8k TV

    The best mid-range 8k TV we've tested is the TCL 6 Series/R648 2021 8k QLED. Like the Samsung QN900B, it features a Mini LED backlight that delivers excellent contrast, with deep blacks in dark scenes and very little blooming around bright objects, but it doesn't get as bright. It has an excellent HDR color gamut and good color volume, so the latest HDR content looks vivid and lifelike. It also upscales 4k and 1080p content well, like Blu-rays, but the image is a bit softer than the Samsung and doesn't handle low-resolution content well, like DVDs.

    It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 8k @ 60Hz and 4k @ 120Hz gaming, but only on two ports. It's limiting for some users, as you can only take full advantage of two high-bandwidth devices. It runs the Roku smart interface, which is easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps, but it's not as polished as the Samsung TV's Tizen OS, and some streaming services aren't available.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 8k TV

    Although the cheapest 8k TVs cost more than most people consider budget, some more affordable options are available. The best budget 8k TV we've tested is the Hisense U800GR 8k. It's a similar TV to the TCL 6 Series/R648 2021 8k QLED, running the same Roku TV smart interface and with similar extra features. It has worse picture quality, though, as it can't get as bright, so bright highlights in HDR don't stand out as well. There's also little difference in price between this and the TCL, so most people are better off getting that instead.

    Like the TCL, it has an excellent response time, with very little ghosting around fast-moving objects. It also supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its HDMI ports, meaning you can take full advantage of the Xbox Series X, PS5, or recent graphics cards like the new 40-series NVIDIA GPUs. Unfortunately, it has much higher input lag with 8k @ 60Hz signals, so overall, it's not as good as the TCL for gaming.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG QNED99 8k: The LG QNED99 8k is a good 8k TV, but it has low contrast and doesn't get very bright, so the TCL 6 Series/R648 2021 8k QLED is a better choice considering it delivers better picture quality and costs less. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 31, 2023: Refreshed the text for accuracy and consistency.

  2. May 24, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and added mention of 8k PC gaming.

  3. Mar 03, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and made minor changes to the text for clarity. Added the LG QNED99 8k as a Notable Mention.

  4. Jan 10, 2023: Replaced the Samsung QN800A 8k QLED with the Samsung QN900B 8k QLED, as it's a much better TV overall.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 8k TVs to buy for most people with different tastes. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), 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 TV reviews. 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.