TV Reviews

Start with our picks for the best TVs below. These are the ones we recommend based on our testing and in-depth TV reviews.

MOST POPULAR RECOMMENDED TVS

Don’t know where to start? Check out the 3 most popular recommended tvs on our website.

Samsung KS8000

The Samsung KS8000 is the most popular LED TV we've reviewed. It offers exceptional value for money by providing high-end picture quality at a very reasonable price. It's a versatile TV that delivers a solid experience with everything you throw at it.

Samsung KU6300

The Samsung KU6300 is a very popular budget smart TV, and we recommend it for good reason. It has deep and uniform blacks which are most important for picture quality. The picture degrades when viewed at an angle, but it still provides in most cases an enjoyable viewing experience.

Sony X800D

The Sony X800D is a 4k TV we often recommend thanks to its surprising HDR capability for a mid-range TV. Unlike other TVs in its price range, it can display a wide range of colors without gradations, making it a good choice if the smaller set of sizes isn't an issue.

BEST TV OF 2017

Find the best TV for your needs. There are hundreds of models to choose from and we reviewed and selected the best smart TVs on the market. Whether you’re looking for a budget television or the best high-end 4k LED TV, here are our top recommendations for 2017 you can buy right now.

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HOW OUR TV REVIEWS WORK

Our testing team subjects each product in our lab to uniform measurement procedures that evaluate all aspects of its performance, no matter the type of televisions. The results are then weighed in our system to reflect the impact they will have on your experience, based in your intended usage. The list below shows the impact different tests have on our recommendation scores by usage.

Usage

Mixed Usage
Movies
TV Shows
Sports
Video Games
HDR Movies
HDR Gaming
PC Monitor

Test Results

Picture Quality
3D
4k Input
720p Input
Gradient
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Viewing Angle
Color Shift
Brightness
Black Level
Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
IR after 2 min recovery
IR after 4 min recovery
IR after 6 min recovery
IR after 8 min recovery
IR after 10 min recovery
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
SDR Peak 10% Window
SDR Peak 25% Window
SDR Peak 50% Window
SDR Peak 100% Window
SDR Sustained 2% Window
SDR Sustained 10% Window
SDR Sustained 25% Window
SDR Sustained 50% Window
SDR Sustained 100% Window
Reflections
1080p Input
480p Input
Local Dimming
Contrast
Native Contrast
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
Color dE
Color Gamut
DCI P3 xy
DCI P3 uv
Rec 2020 xy
Rec 2020 uv
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
50% DSE
5% Std. Dev.
5% DSE
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
HDR Peak 2% Window
HDR Peak 10% Window
HDR Peak 25% Window
HDR Peak 50% Window
HDR Peak 100% Window
HDR Sustained 2% Window
HDR Sustained 10% Window
HDR Sustained 25% Window
HDR Sustained 50% Window
HDR Sustained 100% Window
Motion
Image Flicker
24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
Judder-free 24p via 60p
Judder-free 24p via 60i
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Motion Blur
Response Time
Overshoot
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
1080p With Interpolation
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Dolby Vision
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 120Hz
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
Std. Dev. @ 80
Std. Dev. @ Max
Max
Low-end Cutoff
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
Distortion @ 80
Distortion @ Max
Smart Features