Best TV for 2022

Best TV for 2022 ...

Spring is when new TVs begin to reach stores and the internet, but if you need to get a new TV now, then this is true. TVs are a mature technology and the costs of operating a relatively minor, thus purchasing last year's TV now might save hundreds over the new version, and still offer you pretty much the same picture quality and features.

According to my hands-on testing, these are the best televisions to buy at the moment. From to Samsung, TVs have a wide spectrum of smart TV systems, but my reviews focus on the best TV picture quality for the money. LCD TVs with, or technology are typically less costly and still perform well while supporting with, however. An OLED television may be more affordable than you think.

Based on my experiences and side-by-side comparisons in CNET's test lab, I've chosen the best TV set of any type. If I haven't reviewed the latest version yet, I'll include a "2022 Outlook" section to give you a sense of what you're missing (or not).

No TV I've ever tested with this much picture quality for as little money. The TCL 6-Series Dolby Vision HDR TV is a superior image, thanks to and well-implemented that helps it run around just about anything other than this. The Roku TV operating system is a hands-down favorite.

This TV was first released in 2020 but is still a current model and continues to be my top choice. TCL also sells an, but I don't think it's worth the extra money, as well as a I have yet to review (although according to TCL its image quality is similar to this Roku version).

Sizes: 55-, 65-, 75-, 85-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 75-inch size.)

TCL hasn't announced a successor for this TV until 2022. I'm betting it will do so later this spring.


The LG C1 OLED TV, which includes the Samsung QN90A below, is still my go-to choice for people who like sharp colours, unbeatable contrast, and excellent off-angle viewing. It also has the best gaming features, making it the perfect companion to an individual. Although the larger models are quite expensive, the LG C1 comes in a wide variety of sizes.

I also reviewed the C1, the, and the two have essentially identical picture quality. The newer version, which has a few minor improvements, including a lighter weight and a 42-inch size. Since the 2021 C1 currently sells for hundreds less than the 2022 C1, I recommend purchasing the C1 instead.

Sizes: 48-, 55-, 65-, 77-, and 83-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 65-inch size.)


The C2 is the first 2022 television we've reviewed, but right now the 2021 model is a better deal. Despite the fact that LG touts the new "Evo" panel on the C2, the two were basically identical in terms of picture quality, as well as new game mode and a new "always on."

The C2 is also available in a 42-inch width (coming in May), while the smallest C1 is a 48-inch model.

Sizes: 42-, 48-, 55-, 65-, 77-, 83-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 65-inch size.)


A Samsung QN90A is your best bet. This TV boasts a powerful HD resolution coupled with a mini-LED for a better image than any other OLED TV. In my side-by-side tests, the QN90A QLED screen has risen more than ever.

Sizes: 50-, 55-, 65-, 75-, 85-inch. (The prices below are for the 65-inch size.)

The Samsung QN90A is a 2022 version, according to an outlook. Despite the fact that the 2022 version has a lower "Quantum HDR" spec (24x) than the 2021 version (32x), Samsung touts but nothing earth-shattering, and the 2022 QN90B is currently costing hundreds of dollars more than the 2021 QN90A.


The three TVs above are incredible, but what if you can't afford that level of picture quality? The Vizio MQ7 is one of the most expensive televisions to feature full-array local dimming, which allows it to reproduce, and games with sufficient contrast and pop to do HDR justice. It is a 60Hz model, not 120Hz, but it still handles variable refresh rate games for extra smoothness.

Sizes: 50-, 55-, 58-65-, 70-, 75-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 55-inch size.)

Vizio has not announced a successor for this TV until 2022, but I expect the company to do so later this spring.


For live TV streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, this TCL 4-Series has been upgraded to improve on image quality -- its 4K resolution and HDR performance don't do much to improve the picture -- but it's perfect for most people at this price.

Note that TCL provides a Google TV and an Android TV version of the 4-Series. I haven't reviewed them, but I anticipate a similar picture quality than the Roku version.

Sizes: 43-, 50-, 55-, 65-, 75-, 85-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 43-inch size.)

TCL has yet to unveil a successor for this television in 2022, but I'm betting it will the day later this spring.


What does your opinion say? You need to have the best television and can afford it? Here's how I've examined the LG G1 OLED TV and the cheaper C1 above, which was the best TVs I've ever reviewed, with a fantastic contrast, perfect wide viewing angle, and excellent uniformity. However, the G1's main advantage is that its superiority is less expensive and more wall-friendly than the C1, thus if you want that style and can afford it.

Sizes: 55-, 65-, and 77-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 55-inch size.)

I've not reviewed the successor to the G1, but I'm anticipating that it will provide slightly improved picture quality than the G1 or the C2, thanks to improved brightness. The G2 comes in a, although its pricing and availability have yet to be disclosed. Otherwise the differences between the 2021 G1 and 2022 G2 are relatively minor, and the G1 is still on sale for hundreds of dollars less.


Vizio's V-series is our favorite budget alternative to the TCL 4-Series Roku TV. Despite Roku's smart TV system, we appreciated it more (sound familiar? ), but the V-series has several benefits, including a and more advanced. If you don't have a preference, it makes sense to get the cheapest one.

Sizes: 43-, 50-, 55-, 58- 65-, 75-inch. (The prices below are for the 55-inch size.)

Vizio is yet to announce a successor for this TV in 2022, but I anticipate it to do so later this spring.


The X90J is Sony's answer to the TCL 6-Series and step-up Vizio models, and it features additional features, including a variable refresh rate (VRR), which is automatically enabled by a software update in March 2022. This Sony TV is perfect for PS5 gaming, and has a great reputation, thanks to Alexa and Google Assistant. This is one of the finest values we've tested.

Sizes: 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch. (The prices shown below are for the 55-inch size.)

The successor to the X90J is the. I haven't reviewed the new model yet, but it's image quality specifications are somewhat similar to the 2021 version, thus I don't expect any picture quality differences. The new model, based on VRR, is available out of the box.


Samsung is a TV company that offers more TVs than anyone else, and the Q60A series is one of the most popular. Although the ultrathin OLED models are even more sleek, it offers excellent features and image quality than traditional budget models like the TCL 4-Series, and it comes in a wide range of sizes. However, if you prefer a Samsung TV that doesn't want the QN90A, this is a great option.

Sizes: 43-, 50-, 55-, 60-65-, 70- 75-, 85-inch. (The prices below are for the 55-inch size.)

The Samsung Q60A's successor is the Q60B. We haven't reviewed it yet, but according to Samsung's web site, its specifications are basically identical to the 2021 version, so we expect similar picture quality. The Q60A is somewhat cheaper than the Q60B, so it's our choice.


Most TVs on this list are bright enough for just about any room, but you should expect a screen that is as bright as possible. The U8G outshines others in its price range and was substantially as powerful as the significantly more expensive Samsung QN90A. Its image quality falls a bit short in other areas and its selection of sizes is limited, but the U8G delivers.

Sizes: 55- and 65-inch. (The prices listed below are for the 55-inch size.)

The 2022 U8G is expected to be released later this summer. The new version uses a mini-LED backlight and would improve the image quality of the 2021 model, but we haven't reviewed it yet, and we're not sure how it will be presented in the future.


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FAQs about TV

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How many meters should I get on a TV?

The better, and your money is best spent on large screen sizes rather than a modest improvement in image quality. The answer also depends on room size and seating distance: If you have a large room and sit farther away, you'll want a bigger TV. The.

What is the use of OLED television?

Burn-in is when an image for example, a channel logo, a news ticker, or a scoreboard on a television persists as a ghostly background no matter what else onscreen. However, burn-in is not unusual for regular use.

Is it necessary for HDMI 2.1?

No. The latest HDMI standard is available on newer, higher-end televisions and works with the. These features are beneficial for smoother gameplay, but the disadvantage is often minimal, and televisions that lack HDMI 2.1 will work perfectly with next-generation consoles.

What is the best smart TV system for streaming?

Our favorite is Roku for its simplicity, but different methods, like Google TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung, and LG, are different, especially for voice commands. In any case, we'd think the built-in smart TV system isn't that important because you can always.

How do I get the best television sound?

Because their thin cabinets aren't adequate for decent-sized speakers or bass, you should purchase an external audio system. Even an inexpensive will deliver significantly better audio quality than a TV's built-in speakers.

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