Best TVs for 2018

Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews.
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  • $2,599.99 at Crutchfield
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 10 Features
    • 10 Performance
    • 6 Value
    LG OLEDC7P

    Best picture quality, money no object

    OLED TVs stand head and shoulders above TVs that use LED LCD technology, and the C7 has the best picture we've ever tested. It's still very expensive but the price has come down a lot already this year -- and should drop even further.

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  • $599.99 at Best Buy
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 10 Value
    TCL P series Roku TV (2017)

    Best 55-inch non-OLED TV

    With truly excellent image quality at an affordable price, this TCL is our pick over the Vizio M below if you want a 55-inch model. Their picture quality is similar, but TCL's Roku Smart TV system blows away Vizio's.

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  • $998.00 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 10 Value
    Vizio M-Series (2017)

    Best mid-priced picture for the money

    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 unlike the TCL, it actually comes in multiple sizes.

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  • $1,499.99 at Dell Home
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Value
    Sony XBR-X900E series

    Midpriced runner-up with great style

    Those Vizio and TCL TVs might be great deals with awesome image quality, but they can't hold a candle to this Sony for pure panache. And yes its image quality is just as excellent as those others, and the price is entirely reasonable.

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  • $2,498.00 at Dell Home
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    CNET's Rating

    • 10 Design
    • 10 Features
    • 10 Performance
    • 4 Value
    Sony XBR-A1E series

    Best TV if you have money to burn

    With basically the same picture quality as the C7 OLED TV above, The Sony A1E only makes sense for the few lucky TV shoppers who really like its styling, the Sony name, and have an extra grand or so to spend.

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  • $1,799.99 at Dell Home
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    CNET's Rating

    • 10 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 7 Value
    Samsung MU9000 series

    Best midrange TV design

    The MU9000 costs thousands less than Samsung's QLED model below but offers very similar picture quality. And like the higher-end Q, this is one of the flat-out most beautiful TVs you can buy.

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  • $2,197.99 at Dell Home
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    CNET's Rating

    • 10 Design
    • 10 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 6 Value
    Samsung QNQ7F series

    Best TV design

    With an "invisible" wiring solution and super-sleek looks from the back and the front, Samsung's QLED TV takes the aesthetic crown. But its image quality, despite some strengths, isn't among the best we've seen.

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  • $698.00 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Value
    Vizio E series 2017 (60- to 80-inch)

    Best budget TV picture quality

    We like Roku TVs better thanks to their superior conveniences, Smart TV and feature set, but if you prioritize picture over that stuff and have a tight budget, get an E. Just make sure it's at least 60 inches.

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  • $299.99 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 5 Performance
    • 9 Value
    TCL S405 series Roku TV (2017)

    Best built-in smart TV system

    Roku is our favorite platform for streaming apps like Netflix, and it's even better baked into the TV. Image quality on this 4K TCL won't blow you away, but it's perfectly fine for most, especially at this price.

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  • $598.00 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 6 Design
    • 6 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Value
    Vizio D series 2017 (D65-E0 and D55-E0)

    Best no-frills, picture-first big TV

    The E series above is a bit better thanks to HDR and its Chromecast-friendly feature set, but if you don't care about that, the D series will save you even more. Again, however, we can only recommend the largest sizes.

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