Best LED LCD TVs for 2018


January 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ TV


TCL P series Roku TV (2017)

Best 55-inch non-OLED TV

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
With truly excellent image quality and the best Smart TV system on the market, this TCL is a legitimate threat for best TV value of 2017. Unlike chief competitor Vizio, however, it’s only available in a 55-inch size (for now).



Vizio M-Series (2017)

Best mid-priced picture for the money

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
Aside from the TCL above, no TV offers this much picture for this little cash. Vizio’s affordable M is high-performance and well-equipped, and unlike the TCL, it actually comes in multiple sizes.



Vizio M-Series 2016

Best mid-priced LED picture for the buck

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
No other TV offers this much picture for this little cash. Its value proposition is the best we’ve ever seen on a TV this high-performance and well-equipped, period. The free tablet is just icing on the cake.



Sony XBR-X900E series

Midpriced runner-up with great style

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
Those Vizio and TCL TVs might be great deals with awesome image quality, but they can’t hold a candle to this Sony for pure panache. And yes its image quality is just as excellent as those others, and the price is entirely reasonable.



Vizio P-Series 2016

An even better picture, a bit more money

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
With a picture even better than the Vizio M series, and better than numerous other high-end sets from other TV makers, the P series appeals to less brand-conscious videophiles who can’t afford an OLED TV.



Samsung MU9000 series

Best midrange TV design

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
The MU9000 costs thousands less than Samsung’s QLED model below but offers very similar picture quality. And like the higher-end Q, this is one of the flat-out most beautiful TVs you can buy.



Sony XBR-X930D series

Best high-end LED LCD

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
If you’re looking for something that’s more expensive than a Vizio, the excellent picture and slim styling of this Sony could be just the ticket.



Samsung QNQ7F series

Best TV design

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
With an “invisible” wiring solution and super-sleek looks from the back and the front, Samsung’s QLED TV takes the aesthetic crown. But its image quality, despite some strengths, isn’t among the best we’ve seen.



Vizio E series 2017 (60- to 80-inch)

Best budget TV picture quality

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
We like Roku TVs better thanks to their superior conveniences, Smart TV and feature set, but if you prioritize picture over that stuff and have a tight budget, get an E. Just make sure it’s at least 60 inches.



TCL S405 series Roku TV (2017)

Best built-in smart TV system

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
Roku is our favorite platform for streaming apps like Netflix, and it’s even better baked into the TV. Image quality on this 4K TCL won’t blow you away, but it’s perfectly fine for most, especially at this price.



Vizio D series 2017 (D65-E0 and D55-E0)

Best no-frills, picture-first big TV

Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Value : 10
The E series above is a bit better thanks to HDR and its Chromecast-friendly feature set, but if you don’t care about that, the D series will save you even more. Again, however, we can only recommend the largest sizes.



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