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Best TVs for 2024

Our expert's top picks, plus some shopping tips

In this article: My top TV picks...

  1. Best budget TV pick — LG QNED 80 Series
  2. Best TV for movie lovers — Sony MASTER Series BRAVIA A95L QD-OLED
  3. Best TV for gamers — LG C3 OLED evo
  4. Best TV for bright rooms — Samsung QN90C
  5. Best TV for displaying art — Samsung "The Frame"

...along with some helpful shopping tips.

This year's TVs are better than ever, but the best TV for you still comes down to where and how you're going to use it. Here are a few of our favorites for different scenarios.

LG QNED 80 series TVs

Best budget TV — LG QNED 80

The QNED 80 has a lot in common with the pricier sets in this year's LG lineup, including a native refresh rate of 120Hz and some great gaming features. Powerful image processing and upscaling ensure a crisp, vibrant picture on all kinds of content.


  • supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), 4K/120Hz, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
  • Quantum Dot NanoCell technology provides accurate colors, even at wider viewing angles
  • Apple AirPlay® 2 for easy wireless streaming from your compatible device
  • Filmmaker Mode™ automatically adjusts picture settings to preserve the director's intent
Sony MASTER Series BRAVIA  A95L series QD-OLED TVs

Best TV for movie lovers — Sony MASTER Series BRAVIA A95L

Sony's stunning top-of-the-line MASTER Series OLED is consistently one of the most highly rated TVs available. And this year's A95L is enhanced with a Quantum Dot layer for improved color volume. When combined with the power of Sony's Cognitive Processor, you get incredibly vibrant color and realistic texture at any brightness level, along with the infinite contrast that made OLED TVs famous. Plus, it gets about 200% brighter than last year's model thanks to its high luminance panel and heat diffusion sheet. In short, just add popcorn and enjoy.


  • self-illuminating OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display panel produces infinite picture contrast and absolute black
  • high luminance panel and heat diffusion sheet delivers an ultra-bright OLED picture
  • Quantum Dot layer powered by XR Triluminos Max display technology expands color volume for vibrant color even at high brightness levels
  • Cognitive Processor XR uses powerful real-time processing based on a human perspective for true-to-life picture and sound
  • Acoustic Surface Audio makes the entire screen a speaker, and center channel mode allows it to complement an existing home theater system
  • includes access to exclusive content on BRAVIA CORE

Best TV for gamers — LG C3

The C3 is as stacked with features as you'd expect from one of LG's premium 4K OLED TVs. Movies, shows, and sports will look awesome, but with a lightning-fast response time and four HDMI 2.1 inputs that support 4K at 120Hz, it's also a perfect partner for your PC or next-gen gaming console. Check out our 4K Gaming Guide for more features to look for.


  • supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for smooth graphics without frame tearing or stuttering
  • AMD FreeSync Premium™ and Nvidia G-SYNC® compatible
  • supports cloud gaming with Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce NOW (subscriptions required)
  • LG's evo panel uses a stronger emissive material to improve both the overall brightness and the luminance of the red, green, and blue subpixels for richer, more accurate color

Samsung QN90B 4k oled

Best TV for bright rooms — Samsung QN90C

Samsung's QLED sets are known for bright, vivid colors that pop off the screen, even in the brightest of rooms. But their Neo QLED TVs take it to another level with a Mini LED backlight. The QN90C pairs a dense array of those tiny LEDs with their Neural Quantum Processor 4K technology to deliver incredibly precise light control for wide contrast and more realistic shadow detail.


  • uses Mini LEDs that are about 40 times smaller than conventional LEDs for a slimmer panel and punchier picture
  • Quantum Dot technology provides 100% color volume — full color with full brightness
  • 4K AI Upscaling enhances standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
  • eco-friendly SolarCell Remote™ has a built-in solar cell that is sensitive enough to keep the battery charged using the basic indoor lights in your home

Samsung The Frame Smart 4K TV

Best TV for art lovers — Samsung "The Frame"

Samsung's The Frame has been the coolest way to hide your TV in plain sight since the first version was released five years ago. When you're not binge-watching your favorite shows, it can display a selection of masterworks from museums around the world alongside photos from your last vacation. And art lovers will really appreciate the new anti-reflective screen — an update that gives it a canvas-like matte finish that more easily blends in with your gallery wall.


  • adjust your photos and art using the many filter, matte, and layout options
  • includes the Samsung Collection — a built-in gallery of 100 pieces of professionally curated art
  • edge-lit Dual LED backlight uses cool tone and warm tone LEDs for improved picture contrast
  • available in sizes from 32" to 85" with optional bezels to match or contrast with your decor

TV shopping tips

Choosing the model that's best for you mostly comes down what types of content you watch and what your room is like.

Screen size and viewing distance

As a rule, we suggest you go with the largest screen your room, viewing distance, and budget will accommodate. For help calculating viewing distance, check out our article on TV placement.


LED and OLED TVs differ in how their panels light the image. LED TVs shine a backlight through a liquid crystal layer while OLED TVs are self-illuminating. OLEDs have incredible contrast, so movie nights in a darkened room will be jaw-dropping. But if you watch a lot of TV during the day, and your room is bright, an LED might be a better fit.

For more shopping tips, see our complete TV buying guide.

Need help choosing?

Have questions? Our expert Advisors know the gear inside and out.

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Check out our setup guide for help getting your new TV up and running. And if you need some one-on-one assistance, just ask. We offer free lifetime tech support with every Crutchfield purchase.

Popular questions customers ask

There are two main types of TVs, LED and OLED. LED TVs use a backlight behind the screen. That makes them brighter, so they're a good choice for rooms with a lot of sunlight. OLED TVs don't need a backlight because their pixels are self-lighting. Their superior picture contrast and black levels make them look amazing.

When it comes to TV screen size, "bigger is better" is a good rule of thumb. Viewing distance plays an important role. You want your TV to be big enough so you don't miss out on any picture details from where you're sitting.

Smart TVs have Wi-Fi and built-in apps for streaming movies and TV shows directly from subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu. Most smart TVs also have built-in support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control.

A 4K TV will let you take full advantage of the great-looking 4K streaming content available through popular streaming services. 4K TVs support HDR (High Dynamic Range), which boosts contrast and color for a more lifelike picture. They can also upscale non-4K video content for the best possible picture.

Mounting your TV involves locating and drilling into wall studs and using basic tools like a socket wrench and bubble level. It's a good idea to have a friend or partner on hand to help with parts of the job. Our DIY guide contains a video that should help you decide whether you're up to the task.

Please share your thoughts below.

  • Lloyd

    Posted on 10/13/2023

    Is there any advantage to get an 8K TV if I get one at a great price?

  • Daniel Hart from Newton

    Posted on 8/21/2023

    How about reviewing portable televisions for use on a nightstand?

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 8/22/2023

    Hi Daniel! We don't carry any portable TVs, so I'm not that familiar with them. Thanks for the suggestion, though!
  • John from Louisa

    Posted on 7/26/2023

    Are any tv brands making 3D televisions now?

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 8/22/2023

    Hi John! I don't think they are, actually. If you are into 3D content, you might want to look at a projector system — many of them are 3D compatible.
  • Matthew bush from Stanwood

    Posted on 3/29/2023

    Looking for the sound in a tv. My 69 year old ears pickup all of the background noise/music but I don't get conversations very clearly. Our current Hisense tv has very poor sound quality.

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 4/19/2023

    Hi Matthew! It's true — today's slim TVs don't leave a lot of room for speakers. If you're otherwise happy with your current TV, you could try adding a sound bar with dialogue enhancement. But if you're in the market for a new TV and want one with a more robust built-in speaker system, you generally need to look in the higher end of the lineup. For example, Sony's OLED TVs feature their cool "Acoustic Surface Audio" that turns the whole screen into a speaker.

  • Steve Axmacher

    Posted on 3/23/2023

    Will the Sony A95 master series platform offer an 83 inch size TV this year (2023)?

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 4/19/2023

    Hi Steve! The biggest A95 in this year's lineup is 77". Thanks for the question.
  • NANCY WHELAN from groveland fl

    Posted on 1/21/2023

    thank you now I know about smart TV.

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 1/27/2023

    Glad we could help, Nancy!
  • Jose Rivera from Palm coast

    Posted on 11/27/2022

    Can you add another category "Best for Sports"

  • Wayne R Sharaf from Watkins Glen

    Posted on 6/15/2022

    Emily S, I love your review! You gave the important information right upfront, so that people won't have to read extra information that wasn't appropriate to their situation. Kudos to you!

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 6/16/2022

    Thanks for the lovely comment, Wayne. Glad to hear it was helpful.
  • Matt from Johnson City TN

    Posted on 3/29/2022

    What would you say is the best 65" tv that is in the $800 or so price range....? This would be the main TV in the house - but where it has to be placed has a large window to the right and a sliding glass door to the left... We don't watch too much TV in the daylight hours, but are semi-concerned about glare, etc. Any thoughts / input would be appreciated...!!

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 4/8/2022

    Hi Matt! I would say the Sony X 85J is probably the best option currently available in that price range. It's last year's model, so it's actually a bit of a bargain right now. And it has a few features that other models in that price range don't have, including 4k/120Hz and HDMI 2.1. It doesn't have anything special in terms of anti-glare, but it's an LED TV so should get bright enough to cut through the light from those windows. I hope that helped!

  • Marlene from Venice, fl

    Posted on 1/7/2022

    What 55" tv would you recommend? Thinking of a Sony

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    Emily S. from Crutchfield

    on 4/8/2022

    Marlene, I'm so sorry I missed this comment. I hope you have already found your TV. Truly, it's hard to go wrong with a Sony, and they have a ton of great options still available from last year in addition to this year's models. Please give us a call if you still have questions. Sorry again for the delayed reply.
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