10 Best Tv Brands Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

With clearance sales for 2018 models now underway and more movies and TV series being presented in 4K and high dynamic range (HDR), this may be a great time to buy a new 4K TV.

More than 200 of these older sets are in the Consumer Reports’ TV ratings, and many of them are now at their lowest prices ever. (New 2019 sets haven’t yet arrived in stores.) This article focuses on 65-inch sets, but many of these models are available in 55-inch and smaller sizes, as well.

Below, you’ll find some of the best TVs you can buy. While many of these models are pricey, we’ve also included a great 65-inch 4K set that costs less than $1,000.

Top 10 Tv Brands

Bestseller No. 1
Samsung UN55NU8000FXZA Flat 55' 4K UHD 8 Series Smart LED TV (2018)
504 Reviews
Samsung UN55NU8000FXZA Flat 55" 4K UHD 8 Series Smart LED TV (2018)
  • HDR Plus: See movies and shows just as the director intended in stunning high dynamic range
  • Ultra Slim Array: The Ultra Slim Array dynamically fine tunes the deepness of the blacks, to the brightness of...
Bestseller No. 2
Will Brands 150+Miles Range Outdoor Amplified Digital TV Antenna-4K/1080p High Reception 40FT...
150 Reviews
Will Brands 150+Miles Range Outdoor Amplified Digital TV Antenna-4K/1080p High Reception 40FT...
  • PERFECT FREE LIVE TV EXPERIENCE: Never pay extra cable or satellite fees again! Make your local channel clear...
  • LONG RANGE HD RECEPTION: 150 Miles Long Range and Dual TV Outputs; Receive free digital broadcast high...
Bestseller No. 3
New Nettech Universal Remote Control for All Sony Brand TV, Smart TV - 1 Year Warran-ty(SN-14AL)
191 Reviews
New Nettech Universal Remote Control for All Sony Brand TV, Smart TV - 1 Year Warran-ty(SN-14AL)
  • The Nettech Universal Remote Control ( Model No: SNY906 ) fit for SONY TV/DVD let you replace a broken or...
  • This is Nettech Brand remote, Not Sony Original, But Work with almost all Sony LCD/ LED TV and older model...
Bestseller No. 4
New Nettech XRT100 Universal Remote Control for All VIZIO BRAND TV, Smart TV - 1 Year Warranty
98 Reviews
New Nettech XRT100 Universal Remote Control for All VIZIO BRAND TV, Smart TV - 1 Year Warranty
  • Vizio Universal Remote Control for Most Vizio Tv Xrt 100- Works for All Vizio Led/lcd Tv - 1 Year Warranty
  • work with almost all VIZIO LCD/ LED TV,Perfect for everyone (Kids, Adults, Seniors, etc), Perfect For vizio TV...
Bestseller No. 5
New Vizio Universal Remote Control for All VIZIO BRAND TV, Smart TV - 1 Year Warranty
59 Reviews
New Vizio Universal Remote Control for All VIZIO BRAND TV, Smart TV - 1 Year Warranty
  • Vizio Universal Remote Control for Most Vizio Tv Xrt 112 - Works for All Vizio Led/lcd Tv - 1 Year Warranty
  • work with almost all VIZIO LCD/ LED TV,Perfect for everyone (Kids, Adults, Seniors, etc), Perfect For vizio TV...
Bestseller No. 6
Beyution NEW Universal Remote XRV4TV for almost all Vizio brand LCD and LED TV E320I-A2 E320i-A0...
221 Reviews
Beyution NEW Universal Remote XRV4TV for almost all Vizio brand LCD and LED TV E320I-A2 E320i-A0...
  • New XRV4TV XRT112 REMOTE CONTROL fit for Vizio LCD LED TV. Takes AAA Batteries (Best with Polaroid AAA...
  • This remote fit for below models: E370VP; E320VT; E370VT; E420VT ; E422VLE; M370SL; E322AR; E422AR XRT112...
Bestseller No. 7
Nettech New LG AKB72915239 Universal Remote Control for All LG Brand TV, Smart TV - 1 Year...
405 Reviews
Nettech New LG AKB72915239 Universal Remote Control for All LG Brand TV, Smart TV - 1 Year...
  • LG Universal Remote Control for Most LG Tv - Works for All LG Led/lcd Tv - 1 Year Warranty
  • work with almost all LG LCD/ LED TV,Perfect for everyone (Kids, Adults, Seniors, etc), Perfect For LG TV...
Bestseller No. 8
Kings Brand Metal Chrome Finish with Glass Top & Shelves TV Stand Entertainment Center
53 Reviews
Kings Brand Metal Chrome Finish with Glass Top & Shelves TV Stand Entertainment Center
  • Kings Brand Metal Chrome Finish With Glass Top & Shelves TV Stand Entertainment Center.
  • Add some elegance to your living room with this stylish TV stand.
Bestseller No. 9
New remote for PHILIPS TV 19PFL3504D 22PFL3504D 26PFL4507 32PFL3504D 32PFL4507 32HFL4663S 32PFL4505D...
58 Reviews
New remote for PHILIPS TV 19PFL3504D 22PFL3504D 26PFL4507 32PFL3504D 32PFL4507 32HFL4663S 32PFL4505D...
  • Brand new, no need any program and work out of box after put the batteries in
  • Works for almost all Philips Brand TV. IN THE FACTORY SEALED PACKAGE
Bestseller No. 10
TCL 49S325 49 Inch 1080p Smart Roku LED TV (2019)
716 Reviews
TCL 49S325 49 Inch 1080p Smart Roku LED TV (2019)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 43.5" x 25.4" x 3.1", TV with stand: 43.5" x 27.6" x 8.7"
  • Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, accessible...

You may also notice that there’s a newer TV technology, called OLED TV, that dominates our current TV ratings in the larger size categories. These sets are still pricier than LCD/LED models—though every year that price gap narrows—so you’ll need to decide if it’s worth splurging for a top-performing set. Also, every year top-performing LCD TVs get better, edging closer to OLED TV-like performance. Right now OLED TVs are available from only two brands, LG Electronics and now Sony, so you’ll have fewer choices than you will with LCD-based sets.

Screen Size

Perhaps the most important choice you’re going to make with a new TV is the size of the screen. TV screens are measured diagonally, and they range in size from fewer than 20 inches to more than 80 inches. However, not many people shop at the extremes. Televisions going into kitchens or small bedrooms might measure just 24 to 32 inches, but if you’re shopping for your primary TV, we recommend going bigger—say, a set with a 50- to 65-inch screen. You could consider an even bigger set for spacious family rooms or if you’ll be sitting very far from the TV.

You’ll also have to pay attention to your budget. It’s possible to find good TVs selling for a few hundred dollars, while others go for several thousand, and there are many sets that fall in between those extremes. Screen size, features, and brand will all affect pricing.

Here are a few typical selling price ranges for several screen sizes:

• About $150 to $400 for a 32-inch model

• $250 to $700 for a 39- to 43-inch set

• $350 to $900 for a 49- or 50-inch set

• $450 to $2,500 for a 55- to 59-inch set

• $600 to $7,000 for a 60- or 65-inch set

Our full TV ratings are broken down by screen-size categories ranked by overall score, so it’s easy to see how well the TV performed in our tests and how much it costs relative to other sets of its size.

Choose Between HD and Ultra HD

These terms refer to the TV’s native resolution. A regular high-definition (HD) set is also a called a 1080p model because its screen resolution is 1920×1080. That means it has 1,920 pixels horizontally and 1,080 pixels vertically, so it contains roughly 2 million pixels in all. Think of pixels, short for “picture elements,” as the tiny individual dots that make up the TV’s picture.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

As we previously noted, perhaps the TV industry’s biggest buzzword is a high dynamic range or HDR. When done right, HDR boosts a TV’s brightness, contrast, and color, making the pictures on the screen look more like real life.

As you can see in the dramatized image below, when HDR is at work, you’ll see details that might not otherwise be obvious, from the texture of the brick on a shady walkway to nuances in the white clouds in a daytime sky.

Decide Whether You Want a Smart TV

Like cat videos and Kardashians, smart TVs seem to be everywhere. These increasingly popular televisions can access online content, such as streaming video services from Amazon Prime and Netflix. Basic smart TVs may be limited to the most popular services, and others offer a vast assortment of apps. Many have full web browsers, and more sophisticated smart TVs can respond to voice commands, make program recommendations, and let you view content from your smartphone on the TV screen.

Around 70 percent of the TVs sold these days are now smart TVs, according to market research firm IHD Markit. But if you’re considering a more basic TV or you already have a TV that lacks smarts, you can easily add internet capability using a separate streaming media player, such as an Amazon Fire TV, an Apple TV, a Google Chromecast, or a Roku player. Prices start as low as $30 for a smaller 1080p models, and 4K players start around $70.

Check the Viewing Angle

Despite many improvements, most LCDs still have a fairly significant shortcoming: limited viewing angle. (OLED TVs have virtually unlimited viewing angles, just like plasma TVs did.) That means the picture looks its best only from a fairly narrow sweet spot right in front of the screen. We recommend checking the viewing angle by watching a TV from off to the side, and from above and below the main part of the image.

As you move away from the center of the screen, the image can dim, lose contrast and color accuracy, or look washed out. And the degree of picture degradation varies from model to model. We’ve found that TVs that use “IPS” LCD panels offer wider-than-average viewing angles for LCD sets, though this can sometimes come at the expense of contrast.

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here