In this article, we will show you the best 4K TVs available today with crystal clear resolution and vivid colors. These TVs will enhance your viewing experience. Here’s a guide to the top choices for a stunning home entertainment setup. Let’s get started.
5. Sony X90J
You might want to consider the Sony X90T if you are interested in a high-end OLED screen and have a large budget. It has excellent image quality, in part thanks to a near-cognitive XR processor rolled out to Sony’s top 2021 sets, which provides excellent upscaling and contrast control. Aside from the ease of setup and broad app support, the X90J comes with Google TV smart platform, which lets you cast from Android devices, as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.
As far as gaming goes, the Sony X90J has a 120Hz panel with 4K resolution and two HDMI 2.1 ports to connect your Xbox Series X and PS5. It also has variable refresh rate and auto low latency mode for a smoother and more responsive gaming experience. If you want to get the 2.1 specification, make sure you select “enhanced format” in the picture settings.
The X90J is still plagued by a few issues, including middling brightness and difficulties with direct sunlight. For an upgrade in price, the X95J will outperform it. Sony’s X90T, however, succeeds in delivering impressive performance at an affordable price. We highly recommend it.
4. Samsung S95B
Despite years of dismissing OLED, Samsung has come out with an OLED TV. But it isn’t just any OLED; it has Quantum Dot OLEDs with amazing specs. In our review, we said we are looking at a TV that’s got everything you could ask for, including Samsung’s latest AI-inspired picture processor, a massively comprehensive and redesigned Tizen smart system, the latest gaming features, and even an object tracking sound audio system.
Despite its ultra-slim design, Samsung’s Neural Quantum Processor constantly optimizes what you see on screen through multiple neural networks. So, the QD OLED panels televised exceptionally bright and colorful images. With this TV, you can upscale HD to 4K, and it offers class-leading HDR performance as well. On the subject of HDR, Samsung supports all the major standards except Dolby Vision, making it great for upscaling HD content to 4K.
Samsung has done a decent job with the Tizen software, but we feel the design of the menus has slipped this year. The home page feels overwhelming, the navigation is sometimes downright odd, and the menus run sluggishly when you first turn it on. In spite of this irritant, it’s a great OLED display that’s bright, detailed, and really fun to use.
3. Samsung QN95B
As Samsung’s flagship 4K TV for 2022, the QN95B features a mini LED backlight to deliver dazzling HDR brightness in addition to precise local dimming and light shaping technology. The Spectralight also prevents the light from blending into darker areas, which is especially important for movies that take place at night or in gloomy rooms. For example, if you had trouble seeing scenes in Batman movies before, you won’t have that problem here.
The Samsung QN95B delivers superb SDR and HDR images with blacks and brighter highlights without blooming or loss of shadow details. We tested the QN95B in filmmaker mode, and it delivered over 2,000 nits of brightness, which is just amazing. Samsung’s quantum dot technology produces standard nuanced colors, and these images are also extremely accurate thanks to filmmaker mode. The combination of mini LED technology, quantum dots, and Samsung’s fantastic image processing is fantastic. In our Samsung QN95B review, we say that you get extreme clarity and detailing with an organic and natural feel, along with impeccable 4K details and HD upscaled with utter conviction.
This TV is not only stunning to look at, but it also sounds great, thanks to Object Tracking Sound Plus, which delivers positional audio that seems to come from where the action is taking place on screen. With its minimalist but elegant design, solid metal stand, and nearly bezel-less screen, this is another one of Samsung’s industrial design marvels. A single small cable connects the TV to an external box that you can hide away, which contains all of the connections. The TV isn’t just one of the best 4K TVs, but also one of the best-looking.
2. Hisense U8H
The Hisense U8H series stands out due to its mini LED backlight, which was first introduced by rival TCL in LCD TVs and quickly adopted by Samsung and Sony. Mini LED provides high brightness, which the U8H series readily offers. In addition to high brightness, the Hisense series also offers a quantum dot filter to boost color and 504 local dimming zones to deliver deep, detailed blacks on the 65-inch model. Occasionally, backlit blooming, a common artifact associated with LED backlit TVs that feature local dimming, can be seen with challenging materials, but this is an exception rather than the rule. Aside from supporting Dolby Vision, HDR 10+, and HLG, the U8H series also offers a filmmaker mode that provides mostly accurate color out of the box for any HDR format you stream or play. In addition to its 120Hz display, the U8H also offers variable refresh rate, auto low latency mode, and FreeSync Premium Pro for next-generation gaming consoles.
1. LG C2 OLED
LG C2 OLED has reclaimed the top spot on our list of the best TVs in 2022 for the first time since 2021, thanks to improvements LG made to this year’s model over last year’s. The new Alpha A9 Gen 5 processor for 2022 offers better object enhancement and dynamic tone mapping than its predecessor. Additionally, the TV offers virtual surround sound and can upscale stereo content to 7.1.2 channels. While we weren’t convinced by the claims of virtual surround sound, the sound performance is good for a flat screen TV, and there are several audio profiles you can choose from. The Cedar OLED also carries forward the four HDMI 2.1 ports from the C1 OLED, making it the perfect companion for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. However, the LG C2 Review isn’t without flaws, as off-access color saturation does diminish when you move to the left or right of the screen, and the TV does not support either IMAX enhanced or HDR 10 plus.