As you look through this list of Best TV 2018, keep in mind that many of these models have just been released, so even though we’ve made research on them, we haven’t had the chance to properly review them. As we spend more time with the TVs and are able to give them reviews stay connected to us to be updated accordingly.
Reviews of the Best TV 2018
LG C8-SERIES 4K OLED TV
LG’s entire line of OLED TVs has fantastic picture quality as each of these TVs use the same exact panel. As such, the feature set, available screen sizes, and price are the factors to consider here. Like last year’s C7 series, the new C8 series is the best for your money value. The 77-inch model is a bit lofty for most people, but the 65-inch and 55-inch models hit the relative sweet spot. For the investment, you get a sparkling 4K Ultra HD picture with incredible contrast; the latest HDR options including HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log Gamma; and LG’s fantastic webOS interface. As you’ll see later in this list, there are fancier TVs, but the C8 series makes the most sense for most people who want the best picture quality available.
SAMSUNG Q9FN 4K QLED TV
When Samsung first started talking about how QLED was a serious competitor to OLED, we were skeptical, but those claims now make a lot of sense. Last year’s Q9F was one of the best LCD TVs we’d seen until the company released its follow-up, 2018’s Q9FN. Not only is the HDR picture incredibly vivid with some of the deepest black levels we’ve seen outside of an OLED display, the off-angle picture — usually a rough spot in LCD TVs — has been improved. Samsung has also boosted the aesthetics by adding a new Ambient Mode and the company has also bundled the power cable into the One Invisible Connection cable between the One Connect box and TV, making clean installation a cinch for anyone, not just professional installers.
SONY A8F BRAVIA OLED TV
Samsung’s QLED TVs might be at the top of the technological heap right now, but Sony’s X900F series offers stiff competition at a significantly lower price. With HDR10 at launch and Dolby Vision coming via a firmware update soon, the TV will be versatile enough to showcase the best movies and TV shows on offer, while Sony’s X-tended Dynamic Range PRO 6x technology boosts and dims backlight levels across the screen for impressive contrast. Like Sony’s OLED offerings, this model benefits greatly from Sony processing for vivid colors, sparkling detail, and an iconic, clean image.
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W8
There’s no ignoring the price tag on these TVs. That said, LG’s “Wallpaper” TVs absolutely need to be seen to be believed, and once you have seen one, you might find yourself desperately trying to justify the purchase. Like last year’s W7, most of the W8’s components are packed into the included soundbar, which dishes up Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound for maximum audio immersion. Every major HDR format is supported, so this TV is as future-proof as a TV can be.
VIZIO P-SERIES QUANTUM
If you’re impressed by Samsung’s QLED models but don’t want to spend quite as much, Vizio’s P-Series Quantum might be the perfect TV for you. Using quantum dot technology — similar to that which Samsung’s QLED is based on — this is the biggest thing we’ve seen happen to Vizio’s P-Series in years. Complete with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, the P-Series Quantum makes use of 192 local dimming zones to provide great black levels that combine with the TV’s 2,000 nits of peak brightness to produce great contrast. There’s only one 65-inch size available at $2,200, but that’s far more affordable than Samsung’s offering, with plenty of performance to spare.