Preview Back to editor Format guide —. This list is longer than normal for our other TV guides by size because of how popular the 55 inch size range is. It also supports Dolby Vision as an added bonus. They almost uniformly deliver excellent motion handling, superb color delivery and at least very decent black levels and contrast. What it is Movies in the dark.
Best 55 inch TV: LG OLED55B8
What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc. See our best recommendations. What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles.
The content watched has an average quality: What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position. What it is Video games.
The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important. What it is HDR Gaming. What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution. Type of display technology used by the TV.
Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses. IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.
OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle. See our review Sony XE. See our review Samsung Q7FN. To that end, it's absolutely fair to say that the TCL 6-Series is the best TV you can possibly get in this price range. Its performance-per-dollar is unmatched, and its picture quality — despite a few minor flaws — will truly impress you.
It has an integrated W, six-driver soundbar and a motorized stand that lets you tilt the screen to suit your viewing position. That means perfect black and excellent color, if not quite as strong motion handling as the very latest high-end Sony LCD TVs. However, this is one TV you can't just boil down to its image versus the price: This set even delivers on sound performance through their unique screen vibration technology.
Where the A1E really shines, though, is its ability to deliver pictures that are beautifully colorful, rich in contrast and exquisitely detailed. Samsung was the first brand to introduce an HDR-compatible screen way back in , but it's not been sitting back and taking it easy since. Outside of an impressive-sounding number, this brightness has a real impact on the set's image quality. Detail is preserved in even the brightest areas of the image, and colors are exceptionally vivid and bright.
No TV is perfect: Freeview Play, Freeview Satellite Resolution: The Vizio is a much better all-around TV, however. If you can game on a inch screen like this guy , why not? Looking for more options? Check out our list of the best TVs on the market today. Below you'll find a list of the input lag measurements of every TV and projector CNET has tested for input lag as of February 26, The numbers reflect the lowest lag number the TV is capable of, typically achieved in Game mode.
The results for Samsung F were achieved with the "trick" of renaming the input to "PC. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic.