When it comes to finding the best TV for your needs, we've done some of the legwork for you to help with your search.
We've selected these TVs based on specs, reviews, and features they offer and broken down why they stand out as worthy considerations for your next upgrade.
There's also been some interesting news recently surrounding the launch of the long-awaited Samsung QD-OLED TV that could be making its way to us pretty soon, which you won't want to miss out on.
Let's get to it!
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Best TV 2021
- LG OLED48CX5LC 48" 4K
- Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV
- LG OLED65B16LA 65 inch 4K
- SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q80T Series
- Panasonic TX-55HX580B 55"
- LG ZX 8K Signature OLED TV
Best TV OLED 48" - LG OLED48CX5LC 48" 4K
Screen Size: 48" | Ports: HDMI 2.1 x 4, USB 2.0 x3 | Refresh Rate: 120hz, VRR, ALLM | Resolution: 4K, 3840 x 2160 | Screen Type: OLED
For gaming it's certainly a strong contender for one of the best TVs for PS5, as it's got that trusty HDMI 2.1 compatibility with a 120Hz Refresh Rate, meaning you can enjoy 120fps when playing select titles, and it also features other key features such as VRR, and should also fit the TV requirements for PS5 so you can get the best experience.
Ultra-thin design, impactful audio, and coming in at a size that won't completely dominate your entertainment setup, this LG OLED TV is certainly one of the top contenders out there.
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Best TV Premium QLED - Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV
Screen Size: 65" | Ports: HDMI 2.1 x 4, USB 2.0 (Type A) x 2, Ethernet | Refresh Rate: 120hz | Resolution: 4K, 3840 x 2160 | Screen Type: QLED
This Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons.
It boasts 'quantum dot technology' which results in impressive visuals, which when combined with its wide viewing angles makes it a real statement piece in your entertainment setup.
Again, this is HDMI 2.1 compatible, so it works well with newer consoles, especially if you're playing games that support 120fps.
And in a move that we love, this Samsung TV even comes with a solar-powered remote! A knockout premium 4K TV if we ever saw one.
See More: Best TV for 120hz Gaming
Best TV Premium OLED - LG OLED65B16LA 65 inch 4K
Screen Size: 65" | Ports: HDMI 2.1 x 4, USB 2.0 x3 | Refresh Rate: 120hz, VRR, ALLM | Resolution: 4K, 3840 x 2160 | Screen Type: OLED
The new LG OLED65B16LA 65 inch 4K TV could be a good choice if you're after a seriously impressive OLED display.
This TV has 'infinite contrast' thanks to its self-lit pixels, allowing for 100 percent colour fidelity and incredible detail.
Its true 120Hz and 4K makes it a brilliant choice for gaming, as well as any fast-paced visuals on screen, be it sports, racing, and more.
Thin, lightweight, and ultra-stylish - a great choice if you're going all in!
Best TV 65" All Rounder - SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q80T Series
Screen Size: 65" | Ports: HDMI 2.0 x3, HDMI 2.1 x 1m, USB x 2 | Refresh Rate: 120hz | Resolution: 4K, 3840 x 2160p | Screen Type: QLED
The SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q80T Series is another solid choice for one of the best TVs around.
Arguably a more affordable option to the previous Samsung entry, this TV doesn't skimp on delivering the goods though.
As we mentioned on our list of the best 120hz TVs for gaming, it's worth noting that only on sizes above the 55" model can you can get 120hz, and at the time of writing this is not made explicitly clear on Amazon, perhaps as a result of the mix of HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 ports on the device.
That being said, with Quantum-Dot enhanced picture, Object Tracking Sound, and brilliant colour quality, this Samsung TV could be a great choice, especially if you're looking to reserve some budget for other accessories.
Best TV 4K Budget - Panasonic TX-55HX580B 55"
Screen Size: 55" | Ports: HDMI 2.0 x4, USB x2 | Refresh Rate: 60hz | Resolution: 4K, 3840 x 2160p | Screen Type: LED
You're not going to be getting a super slim design here, but this TV is by no means bulky and only weighs 14kg without the stand - making for worry-free wall mounting.
For everyday use and gaming, this Panasonic 55" TV packs some impressive performance for the price.
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Best 8K TV Premium - LG ZX 8K Signature OLED TV
Screen Size: 77" | Ports: HDMI 2.1 x 4, USB 2.0 x3, CI Slot x1 | Refresh Rate: 60hz, VRR, ALLM | Resolution: 8K, 7680x4320 | Screen Type: OLED
With 8K TVs, you're looking at some of the best picture quality out there, and this LG ZX 8K Signature OLED TV is among the best TVs you can get right now.
Of course, with over 100 million self-lit subpixels you can expect incredible visuals, but it also packs a staggering 1ms response time, making it brilliant for gaming.
The price is similarly staggering, as expected so early on in the 8K lifecycle, but as time goes on and availability increases we'll likely see this change, as will our list of the best 8K TVs you can get too.
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Frequently Asked Questions About The Best TV
When it comes to choosing the best TV for you, there are a number of questions worth considering before purchasing.
Should I buy a 4K or 8K TV?
Whether you should buy a 4K or 8K TV largely depends on what you want to use it for.
If you're wanting to play games on your PS5 or Series X at 120fps, even with the most premium 8K TV you'll be capped at a 4K resolution as 8K does not yet support 120Hz.
One of the main appeals to buying an 8K TV now is as an investment to future proof your setup and allow you to readily view 8K content when it becomes more mainstream.
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X have the potential to run games at 8K and so it could be a worthy investment.
With that in mind, if you don't want to stretch to the price of an 8K TV, 4K is still a solid choice and should still be the best mainstream option for a few years to come.
What is the best screen size for a TV?
These days, TV sizes tend to range from around 32-inches to upwards of 85, the ideal size for you depends on the amount of space you have available and your viewing distance.
For most people, wanting a larger TV for your living room is preferable and so we'd say 55-65 inches is a solid choice for the majority.
Your viewing distance is recommended to be 1.5 times the size of the TV, for example, if you have a 50-inch screen, it is recommended that you sit roughly 75-inches away from it to get the best experience.
Do I need a high refresh rate TV?
Much like deciding on whether you go for a 4K or 8K panel. opting for a high refresh rate TV depends on the use case.
If you're wanting a properly fluid gaming experience on a next-gen console, then going for a TV that supports 120Hz is a practical must.
However, if you're spending your time watching movies, then opting for something a little more well-rounded with home cinema features such as Filmmaker Mode may suit better.
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