Best TVs in 2019 2019/08

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The year is drawing to a close and numerous TV manufacturers have launched their new 4K and 8K TVs. OLED and QLED are two screen technologies that are currently unavoidable.

OLED televisions use organic light-emitting diodes to emit light and produce a high-quality image. In Samsung’s QLED televisions, the image is created by quantum dots that split the light provided by backlight.

With OLEDs, the viewing angle and contrast ratio are larger. QLEDs offer higher brightness and a very large color gamut. The advantages and disadvantages of the best TVs are explained here. Stick around, if you want to know what TV is the best for your personal use.

These are the Best TVs 2019 in 2019

OLED with HDMI 2.1
OLED65C9PUA
The LG C9 belongs to the best 4K TVs available. The OLED technology delivers an amazing picture quality, especially in dark rooms. Thanks to HDMI 2.1 it is perfectly suited for gaming and HDR content, which is currently on the advance. That makes it a good future-proof investment.
  • Perfect Blacks
  • Contrast of ∞:1
  • Clear movements
  • Very good viewing angle
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)

55, 65, 77 Inch
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Home Cinema OLED
XBR65A9G
The Sony A9G fits perfectly into any home cinema. It offers wide viewing angles, perfect blacks and an infinite contrast ratio. Thanks to its use as a center speaker, it integrates wonderfully into your home surround sound system.
  • Perfect Black
  • Contrast of ∞:1
  • Very good viewing angle
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
  • Use as Center Speaker
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)

55, 65, 77 Inch
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Best LCD TV
QN65Q90RAFXZA
The Samsung Q90R is the top model of the Korean manufacturer's QLED TVs with 4K resolution. Thanks to its high peak brightness, it is suitable for rooms with a lot of light as well as for gaming. Even though it's very unlikely with OLEDs, the QLED doesn't have any burn-in risk at all.
  • Very deep black
  • Contrast of 11000:1
  • Full Array Local Dimming with 480 Zones
  • VRR with FreeSync
  • Very fluid, clear movements
  • Color accuracy
  • No Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
  • No DTS

65, 75 Inch
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55, 65, 77 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
OLED Panel
OLED55C9PUA, OLED65C9PUA, OLED77C9PUB

The Best OLED TV 2019 with HDMI 2.1
LG C9

The LG C9 is definitely one of the highlights of the year. The South Korean company has launched one of the few TVs with HDMI 2.1. Furthermore, you benefit from perfect blacks, excellent contrast ratio and an extremely wide viewing angle. Movie evenings with the whole family work just as well as gaming with Playstation or Xbox – and thanks to HDMI 2.1, it’s just as well equipped for console gaming with upcoming PS5, Xbox Scarlett and Google Stadia.

HDMI 2.1 enables data transfers at up to 48 Gbps. This enables 4K@120fps with HDR, VRR (HDMI Forum) tear-free gaming and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). You can also enjoy uncompressed Dolby Atmos with HDMI eARC in movies. For this you need a dedicated soundbar or a home cinema system.

These great features are complemented by even better Smart capabilities: Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are already on board for voice control of the Smart interface. Apple users can enjoy Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming and mirroring as well as HomeKit for controlling Smart Home functions.

A cheaper alternative with similarly good picture quality is the LG B8 from the year 2018.

55, 65, 77 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
OLED Panel
XBR55A9G, XBR65A9G, XBR77A9G

The Best OLED TV 2019 for home cinema
Sony A9G

Another great TV is the Sony A9G. It is the flagship of the current Sony Bravia OLED lineup. Here you’ll also find perfect blacks, extremely high contrast ratio and a very wide viewing angle. This TV is best suited for integration into your home cinema system.

There are many reasons for this: The A9G is very thin and is almost flush to the wall when using a VESA wall mount. This makes it very subtle and compatible with interior design. Thanks to Sony Acoustic Surface Audio+, the screen becomes a loudspeaker at the same time. This is unique with Sony, because the sound really comes directly from the screen (Sound from Screen) and can be perfectly localized. If you have a surround sound system in your living room, the A9G can also be used as a true center speaker that can take advantage of the same features. Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are also available. This requires an AV receiver.

Although gaming works well, it is not one of the strengths of A9G compared to the other two TVs on tis page. Since HDMI 2.1, VRR and Auto Low Latency Mode are missing, the competition can do much better. Occasional gaming, however, is no problem, looks good and feels very responsive.

The Sony A9G is definitely one of the best TVs. Home cinema enthusiasts who have high-quality picture and sound at the top of their list of priorities will find what they are looking for here.

65, 75 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
QN65Q90RAFXZA, QN75Q90RAFXZA

The Best LCD TV 2019
Samsung Q90R

The Samsung Q90R is a jack of all trades for every application. It’s the only TV in this selection to feature QLED technology, which sets it apart from Sony and LG OLED TVs. While OLED panels look better in dark rooms and have an infinite contrast ratio due to perfect blacks, QLED TVs are considerably brighter and completely eliminate the already low risk of burn-in.

This means that the Q90R is the perfect choice for very bright rooms. If your living room has a lot of windows and you don’t just want to play video games or stream tv shows late at night, this is the best choice for you. The Q90R’s bright and vibrant colors also make for a great picture in dark rooms – after all, the Q90R is Samsung’s best 4K QLED TV.

HDR content also looks very good, though not always lifelike. The Q90R has excellent motion handling, so fast action movies or sports are great to watch. Gaming works even better, almost as well as on the LG C9. When using a Playstation 4 Pro or an Xbox One X or S, games in 4K and HDR look very good. In combination with the Xbox One S or X or PCs with AMD graphics cards you can use FreeSync VRR for extremely responsive gaming without tearing.

Unfortunately, the sound isn’t exactly jaw-dropping. DTS, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are not supported either. The available Smart Features, however, make up for this shortcoming: Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are available for voice control. Apple AirPlay 2 tops it all off.

The Best TVs 2019 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 televisions should be able to deliver good pictures in a bright room.
Dark environment
In dark rooms, televisions should also 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 home to you, a good television set 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 gamut and good top 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.
Connections
The number of connections to ensure flexibility for the technical periphery pay for the equipment.
Special features
Not all televisions have the same technical features. Here you can choose according to your needs.
HDMI 2.1Center speakerNo risk of burn in
Available sizes
The compared TV 2019 are available in following screen sizes
55, 65, 77 Inch
55, 65, 77 Inch
65, 75 Inch
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What makes the best 2019 TV?

Unfortunately there is no best 2019 TV. Each of the models presented here has their own strengths and weaknesses, some of which are very different. You should therefore choose the TV that best suits your needs.

OLED televisions from LG and Sony deliver the best picture, but QLED televisions, which take a completely different technological approach, come very close to picture quality. But LG and Sony have significant differences despite the same screen technology.

HDMI 2.1 makes the LG C9 much more suitable for gaming and a safe investment for the future, as the new HDMI standard is guaranteed to be made use of by the new PS5 and Xbox Scarlett consoles.

The Sony A9G is the best choice if you want to integrate your new 4K TV into your home cinema. Using an AV receiver and a surround sound system, the A9G takes on the role of center speaker. This provides very good home cinema sound.

The Samsung Q90R is a great all-rounder. The picture quality doesn’t quite come close to C9 and A9G, but it is very suitable for gaming, movies and streaming. Only the sound isn’t particularly good, but that’s the case with all flat-screen TVs.

Here again my recommendations:
OLED with HDMI 2.1 Home Cinema OLED Best LCD TV
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