Pumpkin-flavored hot beverages, a chill in the air, and ads for pending holiday sales mean the end of the year is creeping up on me, so this sounds like a good time for our yearly Best-Of list! I’m taking a slightly different approach this year, focusing on the top TVs in each of the major technology types: traditional LED-backlit LCD, QLED, NanoCell IPS, OLED, and a separate focus on the lifestyle category. So, without further ado, let’s get to the list!
LED: Samsung TU8000 50″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart LED TV
The Samsung TU8000 stands out from the rest of the traditional LED models with a few new bells and whistles over the previous generation, particularly the new Crystal Processor 4K, which enhances detail and upscales non-4K signals to near-UHD quality. Gaming features like ALLM, which optimizes the image and reduces input lag for a smoother gaming experience, make it a top choice for gamers, while smart features like Apple AirPlay 2, TV Plus, and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby allow for integration into nearly any smart home ecosystem. It supports the HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG HDR formats, providing vibrant color and enhanced contrast to compatible media.