Best Picture Quality TVs for 2018


Last modified on September 8th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Created on: January 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ TV


LG OLEDC8P

Best picture we’ve ever tested

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
In our comparison tests this TV beat the image quality of the 2017 OLED TVs, but just barely. And upcoming high-end LCD models have an outside chance of topping it later this year. But for now, the C8 is the image quality champ.



LG OLEDC7P

Second-best TV we’ve ever tested

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
LG’s OLED TVs own the number one and two slots, but this 2017 models are almost as good as the 2018 C8 above and a heck of a lot cheaper. If you can’t being yourself to spend up, the C7 and B7A are great compromises.



Sony XBR-A1E series

Same great picture as LG, more money

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
Just because it’s a Sony OLED doesn’t mean it has a better picture than the LG OLEDs. The A1E has basically the same image quality as the LG C7 above, even though the LG costs a lot less.



Samsung Q8 series (2018)

Best picture if you don’t want OLED

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
With searing light output and superb local dimming performance, the Samsung Q8F delivers excellent image quality in light and dark rooms alike, as well as excellent HDR. Slightly better overall than the TCL, and a lot more money.



TCL 6 series (2018 Roku TV)

Best picture for the price

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
No TV we’ve ever tested offers this much picture for this little cash. Thanks to its effective local dimming it’s on the same level as TVs that cost twice as much or more.



Sony XBR-X900F series

Balanced, accurate LCD picture

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
A tick worse overall than the P-Series, the TCL and Samsung because it has slightly worse black levels, the X900F still deserves a nod for its picture accuracy with both HDR and SDR, before and after calibration.



Vizio P-Series (2018)

Best picture for the money at 75 inches

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
The Vizio P-Series falls a bit short of the overall picture quality of the TCL at the 55- and 65-inch size. But if you want a wall-busting 75-inch set with an excellent image, it’s our favorite of the year.



Vizio M-Series (2018)

Second-best picture for the money

Editors’ Rating : 8.6
Design : 9Features : 10Performance : 10Value : 5
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 if you want a 70-inch size (which TCL doesn’t offer), it’s the best value this list.



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