Shopping for a new television can be overwhelming. Looking at the different options you may find yourself looking at near identical models, not knowing which is going to be the better buy. Smart features have become a highlight in new television models with different processors ranging between models and manufacturers.
We have done our research and through reviews and specifications we have found the best televisions of 2021 so far. These televisions are future-proof and intuitive to navigate, abundant with smart features and the best picture available.
The Best Premium TV – Sony Master Series A90J
Sizes: 55″, 65″, 83″
Screen Type: OLED
- The best image from any television on the market.
- Cognitive Processor is impressive and unlike anything available.
- Winner of the Best of CES 2021
- Everything you could ever want from a TV.
- The price point may be too high for some.
- No VRR Support for gamers.
This TV is the best television on the market, with the most impressive picture quality. The A90J took home the Best of CES in 2021. Sony’s OLED picture enhances in the same way that the human eye focuses for real life color and depth. This revolutionary processor uses the human perceptive analysis to optimize hundreds of thousands of elements in a blink of an eye. The Cognitive Processor XR uses extended hue and saturation, vivid shades, and realistic texture. It accesses a vast amount of data, intelligently recreating lost textures and detail for a real-world picture. This is a benchmark that has yet to be accomplished by any other television manufacturers. Besides the incredible picture, the Sony A90J is jam-packed full of different technologies and smart features.
Best Mid Range TV- Sony X900H
Sizes: 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″, 85″
Screen Type: LED
- Ultra slim, minimalist design
- Price is half of the A09J, with similar features
- Not as bright as an OLED
If the price of the Sony Master Series A90J is too much, the X900H is the next best television. With the price tag 50 percent less of the A90J, the X900H is an awesome mid-range television. The X900H has a great 4K HDR Processor that will upscale content. The Triluminos display will allow you to see exactly what the director intended with advanced color and graduation. Discreetly mounted tweeters helps optimize the location of sound on the screen, creating an immersive experience.
Best Value – Samsung Q80T
Sizes: 50″, 55″, 65″, 75″, 85″
Screen Type: LCD with Quantum dot
- Has rich colors and contrast.
- The object tracking sound works well.
- Impressive 4k up-scaling capabilities
- Adaptive Picture Technology
- No Dolby Vision Support
The Samsung Q80T TV is one of the most exciting Samsung QLED sets created. It has impressive color quality and HDR performance. Unfortunately, this television does not support Dolby Vision, however, overall the image does not disappoint. The Q80T has an intelligent 4K up-scaling program that automatically analyzes the input source to reduce the image noise, restore lost detail, and define edges around objects and text. Adaptive picture technology adjusts the TV to the lighting conditions around it, for the best picture possible. Object tracking sound is a cool feature where audio tracks every motion of the screen. With the assistance of dedicated up-firing and down-firing speakers you can experience a vividly realistic 3D sound.
Best for Gamers- LG C1
Sizes: 48″, 55″, 65″, 77″, 83″
- Gaming Features such as, G-SYNC Compatable, FreeSync, VRR, ALLM
- Full HDMI 2.1 Support on all ports
- Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos Support
- WebOS + ThiQ AI w/ Magic Remote
- Brightness could be better
The LG C1 has been one of the hottest televisions of the year. As a predecessor to the CX, the C1 takes on 2021 with some amazing features. This television is one of the most connected on the market, with LG’s WebOS 5.0 to the intuitive motion control remote. Game Optimizer puts all your game setting in one place, along with quick and easy toggling through game settings. These features allow fast-moving content in higher resolution and smooth, synchronized graphics, giving you a better chance of winning. If you enjoy sports, Sports Alert gives updates on your favorite teams even if you are watching other content. Easily switch to games without searching. Similar to Sony, LG has a AI Processor that utilizes deep-learning algorithms to analyze and optimize content.
Best Designer – The Frame by Samsung
Size: 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″, 75″
- Great User Interface
- Art Mode eliminates the “black box” eyesore most TVs are when they are turned off.
- No Dolby Vision Support
- Mounting Can Be Difficult (We can help with that.)
The Frame is the winner of the best designer television. It is like a picture frame and can be stylized with personalized art. With motion detection, The Frame turns off when you are away and on when you are near to show off your stunning art collection. A powerful, intelligent 4K processor gives an incredible picture with true to life colors. Quantum dot technology gives 100% color volume. You can connect remotely from a PC, and use The Frame as a wireless monitor. The bezel is customizable with multiple color options to choose from. The Frame works well with smart home technology and features voice assistant capabilities.
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