In this article, we pick the Best TV for a variety of categories, budgets, and preferences. We’ve only listed TVs that we feel confident recommending, based on thousands of hours of research.
Do yourself a favor: pick a TV size and set a budget if you haven’t already. Size and budget are the best places to start narrowing down the options. This guide uses 65-inch TVs in all examples, for the sake of comparison, unless otherwise specified.
Best TVs – Quick List:
- Best Overall: LG OLED CX
- Best Cheap TV: HiSense H8G
- Best Budget TV: TCL 6-Series
- Best Value TV: Samsung Q80T
- Best Performance: LG OLED CX
The Best TV: Overall
The Best TV Overall is the TV we would recommend to most people based on current products available, all things considered (price, alternatives, etc.). Read more in our comprehensive TV Buying Guide.
Right now the Best TV to buy is the LG OLED CX. The most important features to look for when buying a TV are currently 4K, HDR, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and HDMI 2.1: the LG CX checks all the important boxes.
Last updates on 2020-11-27 at 14:39
The PS5 and Xbox Series X have ushered in the era of HDMI 2.1, which allows 120Hz refresh rates at 4K resolution. The LG CX is among the first and only TVs to have HDMI 2.1 ports and a 120Hz refresh rate, making it perfect for people who want to get the full power out of these new consoles.
It also happens to be an OLED TV, which outperforms rival LED-LCD and QLED screen technologies.
- OLEDs have the darkest blacks and best HDR
- QLEDs have the brightest colors and better endurance
- LED/LCD have less impressive colors but more affordable
Although OLEDs have been the superior option for several years, they’re just now becoming affordable enough to make sense for most people.
The Bottom line
If you can afford to splurge a little, now would be a good time: a TV with HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz Refresh Rate will future proof your setup, making sure you’re enjoying the best experience possible for years to come.
Best TV: Performance
In the high-end TV space there are a few different tiers:
We have selected the “Best TV” in 5 key categories ranging from cheap TVs, but our “Editor’s Choice” goes to the that work well to high-end performance TVs that will blow you away.
We also identify the Best TV for specific rooms and unique situations:
- Best for Bright Rooms: Vizio P-Series Quantum
- Best of the Biggest: Sony XBR 85-inch 4K
- Best Outdoor TV: SunBriteTV Veranda Series
Last updates on 2020-11-27 at 15:51