Kick Back and Watch: The Best Big TVs of 2017
Whether you’re watching the game or binging on Netflix, a TV with the best reviews is what you want.
Big screens are where it’s at. The bigger the better. March is a great time to upgrade, what with spring cleaning taking place, (out with the old, in with the new), and tax refunds on the way. Walking into an electronics store and staring at all those screens simultaneously though, can be mind boggling.
To help you figure out what to buy we decided to take a look and see what reviewers at Consumer Reports, PC Mag and CNET had to say about your best viewing options.
What are their top picks? Not surprisingly, LG, Samsung and Vizio are the favoured brands for large screen TVs.
For a brief look at the best, check out the list below, organized by brand.
Consumer Reports has many LG TVs in its ‘recommended’ listings. In fact, LG holds the top 3 places in the list, with Samsung coming in a close second.
PC Mag and CNET also have many good things to say about LG TVs, and if you’re looking for something with the best reputation, consider the LG OLED65B6P.
All reviewers listed here love it, and this TV is said to have an amazing picture, and to be LG’s most affordable TV in the 4K HDR OLED TV series.
It’s popularity isn’t surprising given that LG is the only major manufacturer of large screen Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs.
Here are some others with approximate pricing.
Not many of us are setting out to spend well over $5000 on a TV, but if you are, this is a good one to get. It was the top rated TV of 2016 at Consumer Reports, with an overall score of 86 out of 100 when testing image quality, sound and usability.
This TV comes in a close second to the one above, with an overall score of 85 at Consumer Reports. Again, a good bet.
The OLED65C6P gets an overall score of 82 with Consumer Reports. It’s about double the price on Amazon.ca as it is on Amazon.com as a heads-up but with infinite contrast and cinematic color it’s a great buy.
CNET says, “LG’s 2016 OLED TVs stand head and shoulders above TVs that use LED LCD technology, with the best picture we’ve ever tested”.
Samsung TVs come in a close second to LG’s in reviews by Consumer Reports. Two of the company’s big screen TVs score above a 75 and are a good bet if you’re looking to spend less than you would on an LG product, but still get quality for your dollar.
This TV from Samsung gets an overall score of 78 from Consumer Reports and comes with a faster 240Hz frame rate, which is designed to reduce motion blur for the viewer.
Following on the heels of the 9800, Consumer Reports gives this TV an overall score of 76 out of 100. It’s also in the top rankings from PC Mag and CNET. It’s an affordable smart TV that can give you the perks while saving on price.
While Vizio TVs don’t make it into the top rankings at Consumer Reports, they are well received by the gang at PC Mag and CNET.
Check them out and take your pick.