Best 8K TVs 2019/11

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Full HD resolution may still be the standard in most households, but 4K has been asserting itself as the new benchmark for some years now. But for some it’s already too boring, or they want a bigger TV.

If you can identify with this, it sounds like an 8K TV is right for you. On this page we present current 8K TVs with different strengths and weaknesses.

You should note, however, that 8K resolution only makes sense from a size of about 65 inches and more, as such TVs require a seat distance of several feet. If you need a smaller device and don’t sit far away, 4K might just be enough.

These are the Best 8K TVs in 2019

QLED
QN82Q900RBF
The Samsung Q900R is one of the best (and most expensive) TVs available today. It offers razor-sharp 8K resolution, which looks fantastic even at great distances. It's a good all-rounder that looks great in video games and movies as well as TV shows.
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Very deep blacks
  • High contrast
  • Very good motion handling
  • Low input lag
  • HDR10+
  • Power consumption
  • Viewing angle

Sizes: 65, 75, 82, 98 Inch
NanoCell
75SM9970PUA
Also in the NanoCell Lineup there is a TV that stands out at the top of the row. The SM9900 is LG's only 8K TV from 2019 and is only available in 75 inches. It also features HDMI 2.1, which allows for some exciting features.
  • Viewing angle
  • Contrast ratio
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Low input lag
  • Very good motion handling
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Blacks

Sizes: 75 Inch
Triluminos
XBR-85Z9G
The Sony Z9G is at the upper end of the Sony lineup of 2019 – it doesn't get any better with Sony at the moment. It offers the best technology currently available at Sony. Image processing and motion interpolation are currently unparalleled – and this is also the case with the Z9G.
  • Image processing
  • Motion interpolation
  • Very deep blacks
  • High contrast
  • Very good motion handling
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Power consumption

Sizes: 85 Inch
65, 75, 82, 98 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
QN65Q900RBFXZA, QN75Q900RBFXZA, QN82Q900RBF, QN98Q900RBFXZA

The Best QLED 8K TV
Samsung Q950

Naturally, one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics in the world, Samsung, also participates in the 8K market. Knowing that there is currently hardly any content in native 8K, they have nevertheless brought the Samsung Q900R onto the market. The built-in image processor scales content up to 8K resolution – just as 4K TVs do with Full HD content. Blu-rays, cable, DVDs, gaming – all content is incredibly sharp.

Its high peak brightness makes it look great in bright rooms. However, its true strength lies in performance in dark rooms due to the very good Full Array Local Dimming, which results in a very good black level. In addition, the contrast is also sufficient, making (upscaled) 8K HDR content possible. There are few disadvantages, but generally, 8K TVs consume a lot of power, which is something to consider.

75 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
IPS Panel
75SM9970PUA

The Best LG 8K TV
LG SM9900

Currently, the only 8K option that LG has on offer is the LG SM9970. It is available in 75 inches only. Just like the Q950R and ZG9, it uses an LCD panel, but with IPS technology instead of VA. This results in slightly poorer contrast and black levels. Thanks to Full Array Local Dimming, both features are still good. But it is all the brighter and has a very wide viewing angle.

It also offers HDMI 2.1, which offers many features that some TVs don’t have yet. These include HDMI eARC for uncompressed Dolby Atmos sound, VRR HDMI Forum and 4K @ 120 Hz. The latter, however, will only be fully exploited by the next generation of consoles. This makes the 8K TV very future-proof.

85 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
XBR-85Z9G

The Best Sony 8K TV
Sony ZG9

The current top model from Sony certainly has its price – but the performance is correspondingly good. The processors built into Sony devices currently offer the best motion interpolation and image processing on the market, making upscaled content look fantastic. Since it uses a VA panel, the viewing angle should be very limited. However, an extra layer on the screen counteracts this problem.

The Sony Z9G is the best choice for cinema fans and can deliver even the most demanding HDR content. The sound is also excellent: Sound-from-Picture puts the viewer in the middle of the action, as there are speakers behind the screen. Similar to the Sony A9G, the Z9G can also be used as a center speaker in the home sound system. The perfect choice for audiophiles and cineastes.

The Best 8K TVs compared

Gaming
Good features for gaming include low input lag, low motion blur and sufficient frame rate.
Viewing angle
The viewing angle is the angle at which the screen can be viewed without the colors being washed out and the brightness diminishing.
Bright environment
A classic bright environment would be a well lit living room with many windows. Good TVs should be able to deliver good picture in a bright room.
Dark environment
In dark rooms, TVs should be able to display content correctly. This requires good black levels so that black content does not appear dark grey in complete darkness.
Home cinema
To bring the cinema experience to you, a good TV should be able to reproduce images and sound equivalent to modern cinemas.
HDR
Anyone who likes to watch high-resolution content such as Blu-rays or 4K streaming needs a TV with wide color gamut and good peak brightness. This is the only way to display films and series with a high contrast range.
Smart TV
Every Smart TV has a number of Smart features that are designed to make operation easier. In addition to apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, these include voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as Apple AirPlay 2.
Features
The number of connections to ensure flexibility for the technical periphery needed for additional equipment.
Besonderheiten
Not all TVs have the same technical features. Here you can choose according to your needs.
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Available sizes
The compared 8K TV are available in following screen sizes
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What makes the best 8K TV?

Choosing the best 8K TV is not easy. Although there are not many models on the current market, all available models are very powerful. However, as they offer different strengths, it is worth differentiating according to your needs.

Fans of great home cinema should go for the Sony Z9G. It has fantastic image processing and upscaling as well as an excellent sound. Especially if you already have a sound system at home, it integrates perfectly. Gaming features aren’t very strong, though.

Passionate gamers who want a future-proof device and are interested in an 8K TV will find exactly what they are looking for with the LG SM9970. With HDMI 2.1, you’ll be ready for the new Playstation 5, Xbox Project Scarlett and Google Stadia consoles.

The Samsung Q900R, on the other hand, should be chosen if you want an all-rounder. It’s not as good at gaming as the SM9970, and the Z9G can make movies even better, but the Q900R combines these two disciplines very skillfully.

Here again my recommendations:
QLED NanoCell Triluminos
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