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OLED TVs are the picture quality kings, and this is the 2018 OLED TV to buy. Its image quality is very close to the C8 and C9 (below) and while it's cheaper than either one, it's still an expensive TV.
No TV we've ever tested offers this much picture quality for this little cash, and its Roku TV operating system is our hands-down favorite. The TCL 6 series wins the value race.
A few hundred dollars more than the B8 gets you the C8 and its incrementally better image quality. It's a better value than the C9 below, so it gets a higher spot on this list.
If you don't care about cost and just want the best picture, the C9 is the way to go. It barely beat the 2018 C8 and B8, but for now they're superior values -- almost as good and much less expensive.
Vizio's best TV ever is only available in one size, but if you can't swing the price for an OLED TV and still want an amazing picture, it should be first on your list.
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 if you want a 70-inch size (which TCL doesn't offer), it's the best value this list.
Its light output and local dimming performance can't beat the Vizio Quantum, but the Q8 still has a great picture Samsung's industry-leading style and features, and comes in more sizes.
The Vizio P-Series isn't worth the extra money over the TCL 6 series and Vizio's own M-Series but it has its strengths, including slightly better overall image than the M-series and a higher 120Hz refresh rate than the 55- and 65-inch TCL 6.
Sony's most affordable entry in the full-array local dimming race can't match the value of those brands, but it does cost less than the Samsung Q8 and offers almost the same level of style and brand cachet.
If you have a really big TV budget and don't want an OLED for some reason, the Q9 is the next-best thing. It justifies its sky-high price with scads of features and innovative design, and its image quality is the best of any LCD we've tested.
All of the TVs listed above this one have better picture quality...and they all cost more too. But when it comes to genuinely cheap televisions, nothing outperforms the Vizio E.
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 can't beat the Vizio above, but it's perfectly fine for most, especially at this price.
For sizes smaller than 55 inches, and for people who value smarts over image quality, these non-4K Roku TVs make the most sense. They range from 28 to 49 inches, the picture is "good enough" and the built-in smarts are superb.