The 5 Best TVs of Today – A Detailed Comparison
If you are reading this, you probably walked into an electronic shop to purchase a TV and were simply overwhelmed by the plethora of choices there. Television manufacturing companies are a dime-a-dozen today and come up with several iterations a year. With each of these 100 or so companies spewing acronyms like HDR10, QLED, and WCG in their product descriptions, it can seem like one must become a rocket scientist before buying a TV.
We know purchasing a TV can be a stressful affair. That is why we’ve put together a list of the five best TVs available today.
|TCL 6 Series Roku TV||LG OLED C9||Sony A9G Master Series||Samsung Q70R QLED||Vizio M Series|
Dolby Vision + HDR 10
|4K Cinema HDR + Dolby Vision + HDR 10 +Hybrid Log-Gamma||HDR 10 + HLG + Dolby Vision||HDR 10 + Hybrid Log-Gamma|| |
2x40W speakers + 2 x 20W woofers
|Acoustic Surface Audio+ with 2 x actuators + 2 x subwoofers|| |
|Ports||1xUSB + 4xHDMI||3xUSB + 4xHDMI 2.0||4xHDMI + 3xUSB||3xUSB + 4xHDMI||1xUSB + 4xHDMI|
1) TCL 6 Series Roku TV
With its vivid 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) display, support for Dolby Vision, and integrated Roku functionality, the TCL 6 series TV gives a great viewing experience; all of that without breaking the bank too! These TVs support quantum dot technology (a.k.a. QLED), which is just a fancy way of saying that they produce more vivid and well-defined primary colors. It excels not only in the color department but also in showing dark shades like black. This property is because of its excellent contrast ratio and dimming support, a feature that will let you watch those night-time horror movie clips without being in the dark (pun intended!) about what’s happening. Where it stands out is its Roku platform, which has over 5000 apps.
- Excellent picture quality
- Integrated Roku platform
- Less than ideal audio
2) LG OLED C9
The LG OLED C9 TV is as premium as it can get. Firstly, it offers high-quality display, sound, and aesthetics. All of this, however, comes with a premium price tag too. This TV supports OLED technology, which is a step-up from QLED technology in terms of brighter colors and sharper contrasts. It has the best in class wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity along with HDMI 2.0 support. Add to this, its support for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and you get a very future-forward TV. Importantly, a pair of 40W speakers and a 20W woofer combine to produce clear audio. This TV’s ThinQ AI feature automatically adjusts light and sound according to the time of day and speaker output, respectively. It offers both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa functionalities.
- Exceptional picture quality
- Good sound
- HDMI 2.0 support
- Built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
- Best suited for big budgets
3) Sony A9G Master Series
If you don’t want to invest in a soundbar or speaker system, then this is the TV for you. What is surprising is that this TV does not have any speakers in them. Sony uses what it calls the ‘Acoustic Surface Audio+’ technology to turn the TV screen into a giant speaker (yes, you read that right!). In essence, actuators placed behind the screen vibrate the TV panel to produce the sound. Most TVs have rear or side-facing speakers that drive sound towards the wall or the sides. This TV’s screen/speaker drives sound towards the audience. To increase the surround sound experience, Sony has included two rear-mounted subwoofers. It does not mean that its other features are in any way inferior. It is one of the best TVs on the Android platform with OLED-backed visuals and smart features.
- Exceptional audio quality
- 4K HDR display
- Smart OS
- It is one of the priciest TVs on the market
4) Samsung Q70R QLED
The Samsung QR QLED TV is the company’s cheapest QLED offering. It offers users excellent overall picture quality with bright, sharp colors and inky blacks. It has a superior smart suite that provides ample support to Android and iOS users alike, including the AppleTV and Apple AirPlay. Samsung’s smart assistant, Bixby, is the default voice assistant. Still, it also integrates with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri to provide a full house of voice technology options. It has a decent audio system with good stereo separation. The sound is backed by AI technology, which optimizes audio according to the content and speaker output. Best of all, it has a dedicated game mode which has reduced input lag and motion smoothing capabilities.
- 4K resolution with HDR display
- Compatible with Android and iOS apps
- No Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos support
5) Vizio M Series
A budget-enthusiast’s delight, the Vizio M Series offers a great value-for-money viewing experience. The M series is the company’s mid-range line of TVs and comes packed with QLED enhancement, HDR display, and a smart operating system. Its quantum dot enhanced technology offers bright colors and deeper blacks comparable to more premium models. What is more, it supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Two 20-watt speakers provide excellent sound with treble and midrange output. The lack of a dedicated subwoofer, however, distorts the bass. This TV works on the SmartCast 3.0 OS that offers inbuilt Google Chromecast and pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. While the selection of apps is limited to only 30, it has a few unique ones such as WatchFree, which has over 100 free channels.
- Great for budget-minded buyers
- QLED picture quality
- Inbuilt Google Chromecast
- Only a small selection of apps to choose from
Top 5 Best TVs of Today
|1) TCL 6 Series Roku TV|
|2) LG OLED C9|
|3) Sony A9G Master Series|
|4) Samsung Q70R QLED|
|5) Vizio M Series|
So, there you have our list of the five best TV available right now. We hope it has taken the stress out of finding the right television. We wish you many hours of viewing pleasure on a TV that suits your needs and budget the best!