The 5 Best TVs 2022

While it may be impossible to find the overall best TV on the market, you can easily narrow down your search by looking for the best option based on your own individual use. Choosing a TV for yourself depends on how you're going to use it and where you're going to place it as well. There are two different types of TVs in the market, OLED and LED, and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. There's no perfect TV, but even the lowest-end 4k TVs offer decent picture quality, and the higher-end models are only good if you're going to use them to their full ability, like watching 4k HDR content or playing video games.

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The LG C1 OLED is the best OLED TV we've tested. It's an excellent overall TV that performs exceptionally well in dark rooms. OLED panels are different from the typical LED-backlit LCD TVs because they don't use a backlight and instead rely on self-lit pixels that turn themselves on and off. It provides a near-infinite contrast ratio as the TV displays perfect blacks, and there's no blooming around bright objects either.

It's good for watching TV shows and excellent for sports because it doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content, like from cable boxes. If you tend to stream your content, the built-in LG webOS is easy-to-use and has a ton of apps available to download. It's a fantastic TV for gaming because the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth allows you to play 4k games up to 120 fps from the Xbox Series X and PS5, and it has low input lag and a quick response time for smooth and responsive gaming. It also has variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing.

While it's outstanding for watching movies thanks to its near-infinite contrast, you'll notice that some highlights in HDR don't pop as much as on LED TVs, but its overall HDR peak brightness is still okay. Its gradient handling is excellent, but you can also notice some banding in scenes with colors of similar shades.

4. Sony A90J OLED

If you tend to watch lots of movies and don't mind spending a bit more, look into the Sony A90J OLED. You won't get the same gaming performance as the LG C1 OLED because it has higher input lag and it doesn't support FreeSync. However, what sets it apart is that its OLED panel gets brighter, making highlights pop more in HDR while still offering the same exceptional dark room performance. Sony TVs are known for their excellent out-of-the-box accuracy, and this one is no exception as you likely won't need to calibrate it to enjoy it to the fullest. While some people may find the LG webOS interface more user-friendly than Google TV on the Sony model, there are still many apps available to download.

Although OLEDs have the risk of permanent burn-in, we don't expect it to be an issue if you watch varied content. If you want the best OLED, you can't go wrong with the LG, but if you're a fan of movies, then check out the Sony.

3. Samsung QN90A QLED

The Samsung QN90A QLED is the best LED TV we've tested so far. LED TVs like this offer a few advantages over OLEDs because they get much brighter, making highlights pop more in HDR and making them a better choice for use in well-lit rooms. You also won't have to worry about damaging the screen with long-term exposure to static elements as LEDs are immune to burn-in.

It's a high-end TV with unique technology making it suitable for several uses. It has Mini LED backlighting, meaning it has incredible SDR and HDR peak brightness. Even in a dark room, it has a VA panel with a high native contrast ratio, and the full-array local dimming feature helps it display even deeper blacks for an excellent movie-watching experience. Even though most VA panels have a narrow viewing angle, this one has 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology that helps it provide a decent viewing angle, so it's good enough for watching content with a few friends in the room.

Unfortunately, it has some uniformity issues with dirty screen effect in the center. It can get distracting while watching sports, but it's not bad enough that you'll notice it with other content. While it has a great local dimming feature, it actually performs worse in Game Mode because it raises the black levels more.

2. Hisense U8G

If you prefer an LED TV that costs less, look into the Hisense U8G. It has a worse viewing angle than the Samsung QN90A QLED because it doesn't have any viewing angle technology. However, that means it has an even higher native contrast ratio for deeper blacks. HDR content looks amazing as it displays a wide color gamut and gets bright enough to make highlights pop. It delivers excellent gaming performance as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth with a 120Hz panel and VRR support, meaning you can play 4k games up to 120 fps from either the Xbox Series X or PS5. Sadly, it has some motion issues in Game Mode that result in artifacts and red ghosting. It can be distracting with 4k @ 120Hz games, but not as much with 4k @ 60Hz games.

If you want the best LED TV that we've tested with Mini LED backlighting, the Samsung is a great choice, but if you prefer something cheaper, check out the Hisense.

1. Hisense U6G

The best budget TV we've tested is the Hisense U6G. It's a great all-around TV that delivers good picture quality in both bright and dark rooms, and it offers performance that rivals some more expensive options. If you tend to stream a lot of content, you won't have to worry about getting an external streaming device because the built-in Android TV has a ton of apps available to download.

It's impressive for watching movies in dark rooms because its VA panel displays deep blacks with outstanding black uniformity. It also has a full-array local dimming feature that performs decently and improves the picture quality in dark scenes. It doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content, and if you like watching HDR content, it displays a wide color gamut. Its HDR peak brightness is okay, so some small highlights pop, but as expected for a budget TV, some fans of true HDR content will be a bit disappointed by the limited peak brightness.

Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for a wide seating arrangement because it has a narrow viewing angle and the image looks washed out from the sides. It also doesn't support eARC, which is disappointing if you want to connect a receiver and pass high-quality audio through an HDMI connection.

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best televisions for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.