Best TVs of 2015

May 16, 2023
Justin Ankus

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2015 saw televisions reach new levels of quality. Native 4K resolutions became mainstream and High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology added richer colours palettes even on regular HD sets - all contributing to an ideal time to buy television sets.

The LG E48-C2, a 48-inch 1080p set with outstanding out-of-the-box image quality for an extremely reasonable price, stands out as our favorite new TV of 2018. One notable aspect is its brighter picture quality compared to most of the TVs we tested before it. While not being our most advanced or sophisticated option yet (it does suffer some screen uniformity and color accuracy issues) its picture quality remains well above other devices we've encountered in testing.

Samsung UN65JS9500, our choice for best budget TV of 2015, was an extremely close second. Though OLED rivals can deliver superior black levels, the UN65JS9500 excels at upscaling existing 1080p content to fill its huge display, creating an excellent viewing experience both now and into the future. Furthermore, its user-friendly smart platform comes packed with tons of apps.

Vizio M series televisions provide some of the cheapest 4K televisions you can purchase, featuring excellent performance due to full array local dimming with deep black levels that makes this model one of the best value TVs for money available today. In addition, their Tizen operating system supports excellent gaming features like low input lag - making this TV series truly superb value.

Samsung's QN900B TV is an outstanding option, thanks to its excellent upscaling that makes its SUHD 4K resolution look better than on native 4K televisions, Nano Crystal tech, mini LED backlight, vibrant colors, and excellent contrast compared to even OLED models. Unfortunately, its only real drawback is overly aggressive video processing that causes artifacts from some 4K sources prior to picture setting calibration.

There are also plenty of compelling options out there, especially if you are willing to spend more. For instance, Sony X940C's thin design and exceptional brightness and contrast make it one of the slimmest TVs available, while also boasting an incredible fluid motion display which gamers will find invaluable.

Are You Serious About Gaming? Consider Purchasing One that Supports HDR10 and HLG Formats If you are serious about gaming, be sure to get a set that supports HDR10 (supported by streaming services like Netflix) or HLG (being promoted by broadcasters such as BBC or NHK in Japan) We have reviewed and ranked TVs that support these formats so you can choose one best suited to your home environment. We Have Rated Each TV in our List

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