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 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: $528.00 - $528.99 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: $1,999.00 - $2,499.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Vizio P2ui-B

Great contrast and a market-busting price, along with a software update that largely fixes its video processing woes, help make the Vizio P series the best 4K value available today.

Price: $1,798.00 - $1,799.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

LG EG9600

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

Price: $6,999.00 - $8,999.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Sony XBR-X900B

If you can stand its speakers, Sony's XBR-X900B will reward you with the best combination of audio and video quality you've ever seen (or heard).

Price: $3,798.00 - $3,799.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Sony KDL-W850B

Sony's wedge-shaped KDL-W850B TV offers better picture quality, albeit for a higher price, than many big-screen LCDs.

Price: $1,699.99 - $1,899.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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