Updated March 16, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best HDR TVs

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We spent 16 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. In TV terms, HDR — or High Dynamic Range — is a set's ability to render more detail in both the brightest and darkest portions of an image while preserving deep blacks and realistic contrast levels. The pictures on these models are often more immersive and cinematic, taking you deeper into your favorite films and television shows, and bringing you closer to the action of live sports. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hdr tv on Amazon.

10. Toshiba LF621 4K

9. TCL S517 65-Inch

8. Samsung Q7FN QLED

7. LG Electronics UK7700

6. Samsung 4K Series 8

5. Samsung QLED Series 6

4. Sony X900F 4K Ultra

3. LG Electronics 77-Inch OLED

2. Samsung 65-Inch Series 8

1. Sony 65-Inch 4K Ultra

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

This is one of those electronics categories with a pretty reliable annual turnover, so the options on our previous list all had to be swapped out for their newer models, each of which proved to be at least a slight improvement over last year's offerings. Currently, OLED is still the best tech on the market for picture quality, and the models offered by Sony and LG are outstanding. Samsung is a bit of a holdout in the field, focusing much of their R&D into their QLED system, which is fine, but which can't quite meet the high contrast and deep blacks of individually controlled pixels. In some cases, if the specs aren't up to snuff, it might even be smarter to grab a standard UHD Samsung like the Series 8 we have at number six, than to downgrade in size in pursuit of their Quantum Dot technology. Lower on our list you'll find a pair of simpler options by TCL and Toshiba for people on tight budgets that both have good streaming platforms built in.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on March 16, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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