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The 8 Best TVs - Summer 2024 Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2024 at 09:42 am
Best TVs

While finding the best television on the market is difficult because everyone has different needs, you can easily narrow your search by looking for the best option based on your price range. High-end TVs deliver the best picture quality, but they're also expensive, so if you want something cheaper, you'll have to sacrifice some features. However, most 4k TVs are good enough for most content. Choosing the best TV on the market also depends on the content you watch and where you're going to place it; if you watch a lot of 4k HDR content, you might want a top-quality TV, but if you're just watching the news on a cable box in a dim room, you can go for something cheaper.

Even though 2024 models are being released and starting to become available, they're usually not worth buying in the first few months as they're significantly more expensive than previous year's models, but they do eventually drop in price. On top of that, last year's models tend to drop to their lowest price point after the new models have been released. You can learn more about price changes in our article about when to buy a TV. You can also vote on which new models you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2024 models, check out our 2024 TV lineup page.

We've bought and tested more than 445 TVs, and below are our picks for the best TVs on the market. Also, make sure to check out our picks for the best smart TVs, the best gaming TVs, and the best budget TVs.

  1. Best TV

    The best TV we've tested is the Samsung S90C OLED. It's a fantastic TV with a great selection of extra features and incredible picture quality. It looks outstanding in a dark room thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, with no distracting blooming around bright areas of the screen. HDR content looks fantastic thanks to its high peak brightness, wide color gamut, and incredibly vibrant and realistic colors. Unlike some other TVs, the Samsung model doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR, nor does it support advanced DTS audio formats. It does support Samsung's less widely used HDR10+ format, which looks just as good as Dolby Vision. It's available in four sizes: 55, 65, 77, and 83 inches, although the 83-inch model uses a WOLED panel, so it looks different from the smaller sizes.

    The built-in Tizen OS interface is easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps and games. It's a fantastic TV for console gamers looking to get the most out of their Xbox Series X or PS5. It's also perfect for gamers wanting to take advantage of their recent PC GPU, as it supports 4k @ 144Hz gaming on all four HDMI ports and variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to help reduce screen tearing. If you have money to burn, you could opt for the Samsung S95C OLED instead. It's Samsung's 2023 flagship option and is an amazing TV. It's brighter than the S90C, but for most people, it's not worth the significant price premium over its lower-tier sibling.

    The Samsung S90D/S90DD OLED is now available. The TV has some improvements over the S90C, like better HDR gradient handling, better low-quality content smoothing, and better HDR brightness. The improvements are minor, though, and the TV is very expensive at launch. Unless you want those minor upgrades, you're better off buying the cheaper S90C while it's still available and on sale. It's worth mentioning that Samsung's 2024 OLED lineup is confusing, as they're releasing S90Ds with both WOLED and QD-OLED panels, depending on the region and size. You can read more about this here.

    See our review

  2. Best Home Theater TV

    If you're looking for the absolute best TV for a home theater setup and don't care as much about the price, check out the Sony A95L OLED. Although it's a very similar TV to the Samsung S90C OLED, it's better for home theaters thanks to its advanced video format support. Compared to Samsung's HDR10+ format, the Sony TV supports the more popular Dolby Vision HDR, so you'll enjoy the most advanced HDR experience possible from almost any source. Sony's processing does a better job following the content creator's intent, so the brightness and colors of HDR content look the way they're supposed to. It also offers better audio format support than the Samsung, including DTS:X passthrough over eARC, so you can simplify your connection to your audio-video receiver by running everything through your TV without sacrificing audio quality.

    Like the Samsung TV, it looks stunning in a dark room thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, delivering perfect blacks with no distracting blooming around bright areas of the screen. Finally, the TV is available in three sizes: 55, 65, and 77 inches. Unfortunately, the A95L is very expensive, so if you want a Sony OLED specifically for its processing capabilities, the Sony A80L/A80CL OLED is much cheaper. Still, it's a big step down in brightness and color vibrancy.

    See our review

  3. Best Bright Room TV

    If you need a TV for a room with a lot of lights on, the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED is an amazing option. Its superb reflection handling and SDR brightness mean it easily overcomes glare in the brightest rooms, so you aren't distracted by reflections on your TV screen. As impressive as this TV is in a bright room, it's also spectacular for use in a dark room. It has exceptional contrast that delivers incredibly deep blacks that are close to what you get from an OLED, with almost no blooming, thanks to its highly effective local dimming control. It's also a great option for 4k Blu-ray collectors or those looking to get the most out of high-quality streaming services due to its support for Dolby Vision and DTS audio formats.

    The TV's image processing is excellent for upscaling and smoothing out low-quality content. It's also very accurate in both SDR and HDR, delivering an image that respects the content creator's intent. Unfortunately, its viewing angle is mediocre. It's not the best option if you regularly watch shows or movies with a big group of friends since the image degrades when viewed from the sides of the screen. However, it's a great option if you need a TV that pairs well with modern consoles. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports, up to 4k @ 120Hz, and supports VRR, so it's fully compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

    On top of those features, the TV has a quick response time for minimal blur behind fast motion and incredibly low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. If the BRAVIA 9 is too expensive and you still want a Sony TV, you could opt for last year's cheaper Sony X93L/X93CL instead. Although its contrast isn't nearly as good as the BRAVIA 9's, it still delivers fairly deep blacks in a dark room. It's not as bright either, but it's bright enough to overcome glare in a well-lit room, and you still get Sony's fantastic accuracy and image processing.

    See our review

  4. Best Upper Mid-Range TV

    If you want a good home entertainment OLED but don't want to get the expensive Sony A95L OLED, check out one of the best upper mid-range TVs we've tested, the LG C3 OLED. It's a premium TV that delivers stunning picture quality, especially in dark rooms, and thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio, there's no blooming around bright objects. It gets bright enough to fight glare even in moderately lit rooms, and the reflection handling is incredible, but its colors aren't as bright as some of our other picks. The LG partly makes up for it with its versatility, as it has very good image processing, has Dolby Vision HDR support with Dolby Vision gaming at 120Hz, and can passthrough advanced DTS audio formats. Like the Sony TVs, the LG supports Dolby Vision HDR, which is more widely used than Samsung's competing HDR10+.

    The TV is available in a wider range of sizes, from a small 42-inch to an impressive 83-inch option. It's an amazing TV for gaming thanks to its nearly instantaneous response time, low input lag, and great selection of gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four inputs, meaning you can take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X's capabilities with 4k @ 120 fps gaming. It has native FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR support, and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. If you love this TV but wish it were more vibrant, consider the more expensive LG G3 OLED. The G3 is one of the brightest OLEDs on the market and is certainly brighter than the C3, but it's not worth the price difference for most people.

    2024's LG C4 OLED is also available. It can do up to 4k @ 144Hz, is a bit more accurate with HDR content, and gets a bit brighter in HDR. Unfortunately, the TV is quite expensive near release. Unless you're a PC gamer who needs 144Hz or you really want those other minor upgrades, you're better off getting the cheaper C3 while it's on sale.

    See our review

  5. Best Mid-Range TV

    The LG B3 OLED is the best mid-range TV we've tested if you want something cheaper and still want high-end features. It's a great mid-range TV and can be an excellent entry point into the OLED market. The TV has all the features of the more expensive LG C3 OLED, but the B3 is dimmer and has only two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It still delivers outstanding picture quality, especially in a dark room, with its near-infinite contrast ratio delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming. Its built-in webOS platform is just as fast on this lower-tier model, and it still has very good image processing, so it has no issues upscaling lower-resolution content if you watch DVDs, cable boxes, or Blu-rays. It also has Dolby Vision HDR and supports DTS advanced audio formats, which is great for physical media as it tends to use DTS for their audio tracks.

    And just like other OLEDs, its viewing angle is fantastic, so viewers can watch the TV from all over the room with no degradation in their viewing experience. Like the C3, this TV has a wide color gamut and is extremely accurate without any calibration, so movies look as the content creator intended. This TV is also great for gaming, as it's compatible with every VRR technology, has a fantastic response time, and has an extremely low input lag. Its two HDMI 2.1 ports have up to 4k @ 120Hz support, although unfortunately, like on the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED, one of its HDMI 2.1 ports also doubles as the TV's eARC port, leaving you with only one high-speed port if you have a soundbar connected through eARC.

    2024's LG B4 OLED is now available and brings some improvements. It gets noticeably brighter in both SDR and HDR, so it handles more glare in a bright room when watching SDR content, and highlights stand out more in HDR content. On top of that, it has better HDR gradient handling, and LG has increased the number of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports to four. The B4 is also available in a new 48-inch model. Unfortunately, it's currently very expensive, so unless you want those upgrades, you're better off getting the B3 while it's on sale. If you need those upgrades or want a 48-inch model, you can also currently get the C3 for less than the cost of a B4.

    See our review

  6. Best Lower Mid-Range TV

    If an OLED like the LG B3 OLED is too pricey, or you just want an LED TV but can't afford something like the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED, the Hisense U7N is an excellent option. The TV isn't as bright as the BRAVIA 9, but it's still very bright, and it has amazing reflection handling, so it overcomes glare in a bright room. If you also use your TV in a dark room, its excellent contrast delivers deep blacks, although there's noticeable blooming around bright highlights when they're against a dark background. Highlights in HDR content really stand out and colors are vibrant due to the TV's excellent HDR brightness and wide color gamut, delivering an impactful HDR experience. It also supports HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, so it covers every HDR format. Unfortunately, its viewing angle is very narrow, so it's not the best choice for watching movies or shows with a big group of friends.

    The U7N has a ton of gaming features. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its ports, both capable of up to 4k @ 144Hz. It also has VRR support and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), so you're fully covered if you own a modern console, and the TV pairs well with higher-end gaming PCs. Its incredibly low input lag means it delivers a responsive gaming experience, and its excellent response time delivers fast motion with minimal blur behind it. If you're looking to save some money and can find it in stock, you could opt for last year's Hisense U7K instead. It's not as bright as the U7N, and its contrast isn't quite as good, but it's still bright enough for use in most well-lit rooms and looks good in dark rooms as well.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget TV

    If you want to spend less, the best budget TV we've tested is the Hisense U6/U6K. It delivers a surprisingly great performance for the price. The Hisense has excellent contrast, so dark scenes look amazing in a dark room, with little blooming around bright areas of the screen. It also has good peak brightness in SDR and decent reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue in a brighter room. It has an excellent color volume, making this TV very colorful overall. It's bright enough in HDR for a pleasant viewing experience, and just like the Hisense U7N, it supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR, although it doesn't support advanced DTS audio formats.

    Unfortunately, its image processing is significantly worse than that of the U7N, so there's visible digital noise when watching low-bitrate content from streaming platforms. Still, it's a good TV for gaming, as it has superbly low input lag and variable refresh rate support for a responsive, nearly tear-free gaming experience. Unlike its more expensive sibling, it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, which is disappointing for gamers wanting to take full advantage of their Xbox Series X, PS5, or recent gaming GPU. It's still great for visually intensive games on consoles targeting 4k @ 60Hz in their 'Graphics' mode or for 60 fps PC gaming.

    The 2024 Hisense U6N is now available. It's supposed to have an increase in brightness and a better local dimming feature to further improve contrast. Its improvements are likely quite minor, so you're better off getting the cheaper U6K while it's on sale.

    See our review

  8. Best Cheap TV

    It's not the best TV in the world, but if you want something cheap that gets the job done, the Roku Select Series is the best widely available cheap TV we've tested. It isn't as good in a dark room as the Hisense U6K due to its lack of local dimming, although its contrast and black uniformity are certainly good enough for a pleasant dark room viewing experience. It doesn't get very bright in HDR, but it has decent reflection handling, so it can handle a few lights in a moderately lit room. Alternatively, its SDR brightness is good, so it's more versatile if you mostly watch SDR content. It's also at its best when watching high-quality 4k content, as its image processing is disappointing overall.

    As it's one of the two first-ever TVs made by Roku, it runs the Roku TV smart interface, which is extremely fast. It has wide streaming app selections, so you can easily find your favorite shows and movies. Its remote even has an integrated microphone for voice commands, which is great for a cheap TV. Even better, you can plug headphones into the remote for private listening, a great feature at this price range. Still, if you're a Costco member, get the Hisense A65K instead. You can find it for a price similar to the Roku, but it's a bit better overall.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Hisense U8/U8N: The Hisense U8/U8N is a cheaper alternative to the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED. It's an incredibly bright TV that easily overcomes glare and makes highlights stand out in HDR content. It also has very impressive contrast for an LED TV, providing very deep blacks in a dark room. Still, the Sony has better contrast, image processing, accuracy, and a more consistent VRR feature. See our review
  • Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED: The Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED is a great TV and a cheaper alternative to the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED. Still, the Sony is more well-rounded; it has better image processing, advanced audio and video format support, and much better contrast. Ultimately, the Samsung is slightly better for users with multiple HDMI 2.1 devices, while the Sony provides better overall image quality. See our review
  • TCL Q5/Q550G QLED: The Best Buy exclusive TCL Q5/Q550G QLED is a decent TV from TCL and directly competes with the Hisense U6/U6K. The Hisense is a bit better overall and can emphasize highlights better due to its local dimming. Still, the TCL is the better gaming TV because it outputs 1080p @ 120Hz and 1440p @ 120Hz with a wide VRR range through resolution halving on the 55 and 65-inch models. See our review
  • Roku Plus Series QLED: The Roku Plus Series QLED is an alternative to the Hisense U6/U6K. It offers slightly better image quality than the Hisense, but the Hisense has more features, has better image processing, and is the more accurate TV of the two. See our review
  • Sony A75L OLED: The Sony A75L OLED is a good alternative to the LG B3 OLED. Unfortunately, its price is too close to that of the better LG C3 OLED, making the Sony TV a tough value proposition. If you can find it for a price closer to the B3, the Sony is a tad better overall due to its better image processing capabilities and slightly brighter panel. See our review
  • TCL Q7/Q750G QLED: The TCL Q7/Q750G QLED is a good alternative to the Hisense U7N. Still, the Hisense is better overall as its response time is more consistent when its refresh rate fluctuates, and it's also the more colorful and vibrant TV overall. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 12, 2024: Replaced the Hisense U7K with the Hisense U7N in the 'Best Lower Mid-Range TV' category and replaced the Sony X93L/X93CL with the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED in the 'Best Bright Room TV' category. We also added the Hisense U8/U8N to the Notable Mentions section.

  2. Jun 14, 2024: We added the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED to the Notable Mentions section and refreshed some text for clarity.

  3. Jun 04, 2024: Updated some text throughout the article for clarity.

  4. May 09, 2024: Refreshed text throughout the article for accuracy and clarity.

  5. Apr 10, 2024: Added mentions of the 2024 Hisense U6N and the Hisense U7N in the 'Best Budget TV' and the 'Best Lower Mid-Range TV' categories, respectively. We also refreshed some text throughout for accuracy.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best TVs 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 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.