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The 7 Best LED LCD TVs - Summer 2018

195 Televisions Tested
  • Store-bought TVs; no cherry-picked units
  • Retest after major updates
  • Easily comparable results
  • No ads; unbiased reviews
Learn more about our approach to product reviews here.

LED TVs are dominating the market. Manufacturers release a great number of models every year including different features and incorporating the latest technologies. You might not get the excellent picture of an OLED, but the gap is narrowing (check out our article about OLED vs LED). Their biggest advantages are their brightness, that allows them to get almost twice as bright as the OLEDs, and the fact that they are not prone to burn-in.

We've tested 61 LED LCD TVs and below are our recommendations for the best ones you can buy in the summer of 2018.

Notable Mentions

  • Sony Z9D. Great TV with great picture quality, but at a high price. See our review
  • Sony X930E. A very good TV, but similar to the Sony X900F and harder to find . See our review
  • Samsung Q7FN. Very good TV, but performs worse than the Sony X900F. See our review
  • Sony X940E. Very good TV on the market, but the Sony X900F offers better value. See our review
  • LG SK9500. Good TV with wide viewing angle, but not very competitive. See our review
  • TCL S517. Decent versatile 4k TV, but more expensive than the S405 for similar performance. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best LED TVs to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors 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 reviews of LED LCD TVs. 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. 


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