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OLED TVs are the picture quality kings, and this is the 2018 OLED TV to buy. But if you want the best deal, look for a 2017 OLED or wait until later in the year for the Black Friday price drop.
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.
In our comparison tests this C8 beat the image quality of the B8 above, but just barely. How barely? We don't think the C8 is worth the extra money over the B8, which is why it's ranked lower on this list overall.
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.