Best picture quality TVs of 2016


Our "best products" lists (on the left) take into account design, features and value as well as picture quality. However, for people seeking the best picture quality only, the models below will fit the bill. Each TV scored at least an 8 in the Performance subrating, and in the case of a scoring tie, we've ranked them in order of which TV we think delivers a better overall picture.

LG EF9500

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

Price: $4,794.98 - $4,999.99 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: $4,149.52 - $4,999.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Sorta-more-affordable OLED is the TV to beat at 55 inches

LG 55EG9100

No TV delivers the same level of picture quality for the price of the LG 55EG9100.

Price: $1,599.00 - $1,999.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNJS9500

Despite being an excellent example of LCD TV state of the art, Samsung's high-end JS9500 loses the picture quality battle against OLED TVs.

Price: $3,377.99 - $4,199.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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: $1,498.00 - $1,598.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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