Best TVs of 2015


We review a lot of TVs here at CNET, but the list below represents only the best. It collects our most highly recommended models arranged in order of overall score, regardless of type, technology, brand, or size. These cumulative ratings indicate which TVs scored highest considering the major areas we rate: design, features, picture quality, and value. We don't expect this list to be enough for everyone, however, so we've also created supplemental lists broken down by technology type, screen size, and picture quality. Choose from the lists to the left according to which criteria matter most to you.

On the lists that aren't based on size, the prices represent just one size in the series. Click through to the "Series information" section of the reviews to see other sizes.

Curious how the ratings are devised? Here's an explanation of how we rate TVs, and here's a look at our thorough, labs-based test procedure.

Vizio M series (2015)

The Vizio M series sits at this year's sweet spot of price and picture, and just happens to be 4K too.

Price: $1,298.00 - $1,962.38 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LG EF9500

If you have the money and want 55-inch or 65-inch TV today, you should buy the LG EF9500.

Price: $4,429.52 - $4,999.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Vizio E series (2015)

If you're looking to maximize your TV dollar and don't care about 4K, it's tough to go wrong with the Vizio E series.

Price: $375.00 - $389.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LG 55EC9300

The 55-inch LG 55EC9300 offers the world-beating picture quality of OLED TV for the lowest price yet.

Price: $1,724.00 - $3,499.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

TCL S3800 series (Roku TV, 2015)

Despite its "good enough" picture quality, the TCL Roku TV is one of our favorite entry-level sets, thanks to an awesome smart-TV suite and rock-bottom pricing.

Price: $179.99 - $310.82 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LG EG9600

The incredibly expensive OLED-powered LG EG9600 series delivers the best picture quality we've ever tested.

Price: $3,969.52 - $4,999.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNJU7100 series

The Samsung UNJU7100 delivers the same high level of picture quality as some more expensive models, and beats most competitors for style and features.

Price: $1,697.99 - $2,297.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung UNJS8500 series

The Samsung UNJS8500 SUHD TV has a very good picture for an edge-lit LED LCD, but not good enough to justify the price.

Price: $1,497.99 - $1,648.95 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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