The 9 Best TVs for Movies, Games and More

Three best TVs from Walmart Editor's picks

Your TV is like a ticket to escape life’s stresses—if only for an hour or two at a stretch. To make the most of that valuable time, it’s important to choose the best TV for your needs. Researching tech can be a bit intimidating, so we’ve narrowed down some of the greatest smart TVs of 2022 for everything from sports to movies to video games.

And if you’re not even sure where to begin, check out our TV buying guide first.

Our editor’s picks

Resolution: Full HD (1080p)

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: No

  • It’s extremely energy efficient to save you money on your electricity bill.

  • The super simple remote does the trick but won’t win awards for innovation or design.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: QLED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • The EyeComfort Mode automatically lowers the brightness and colours after sunset to reduce blue light and eye strain.

  • Some reviewers say that the stand is small and the TV tends to wobble easily if it’s not mounted on the wall.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: QLED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • The dedicated game mode automatically optimizes the picture settings when playing games.

  • It has four HDMI ports but no HDMI 2.1., so you might not take advantage of newer devices and there will be lower quality visuals.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • 4K UHD resolution delivers great clarity whether you’re watching TV or movies or playing video games.

  • It doesn’t have Samsung’s newer Object Tracking Sound technology that analyses content and makes sounds move with the action.

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Resolution: 3840 x 2160

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • With the built-in Object Tracking Sound (OTS) speakers and Dolby Atmos, you can experience realistic 3D sound.

  • There is no Dolby Vision—a type of HDR that increases the overall picture quality and greater contrast.

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Resolution: 4K Ultra HD

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • LG’s Quad Core processor and TrueMotion technology work together to reduce blur and make quick motion crystal clear.

  • It doesn’t have wide viewing angles. If you have lots of guests over to watch games, consider upgrading to an LG OLED panel.

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Resolution: 4K Ultra HD

Display technology: QLED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • A thin panel and elegant design make this TV pretty to look at even when it’s not switched on.

  • There are only three HDMI ports, which isn’t great for gamers with multiple consoles.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: OLED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • Dolby Atmos delivers multi-dimensional surround sound for a cinematic experience.

  • TV has average brightness, which is fine for everyday viewing, but not ideal for gamers.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • Apple Airplay, Google Assistant and your Android phone can be used to easily stream content from your phone or use voice assistant to search for apps, movies and shows.

  • It has narrow viewing angles so it’s less ideal for bigger groups of people to watch a game or movie.

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Features to consider

Before buying a TV, you should have a basic understanding of the specs that matter. Here’s a quick list of some of the most important features.

  • Screen Size: Make sure the TV you pick is a good fit for your room—and your furniture.
  • Resolution: 4K Ultra HD is the standard right now, but you might want to consider 1080p (Full HD) or even 8K.
  • Display technology: Most TVs are LCD/LED these days, but you may want to investigate pricier QLED and OLED panels if you want premium picture quality.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): TVs with HDR are capable of rendering more vivid colours and details in bright and dark scenes (in HDR-supported content).
  • Refresh Rate: This term refers to how quickly the screen refreshes the image and can be particularly important for sports, games, and fast action. 120 Hz is a good target.[1]
  • HDMI: Make sure the TV you buy has enough HDMI ports for all your devices and think about whether you need one of them to be HDMI 2.1, a faster standard designed for higher resolutions and frame-refresh rates.
Best small TV
TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV TCL 32” 720p HD LED Roku Smart TV
  • Resolution: Full HD (1080p)

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: No

Smaller TVs still have a place in our bedrooms, kitchens and even small living rooms. This 32-inch screen from TCL is a fine fit for any of these spots, either sitting on its legs or mounted to a wall. It’s not a 4K TV, but more pixels don’t really make sense on smaller screens viewed from a distance. This 32-inch Sanyo smart TV might also do the trick.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • A built-in TV tuner combines with Roku smart TV apps to make accessing content quick and hassle-free.

  • Three HDMI inputs is a generous number for such a small TV.

  • It’s extremely energy efficient to save you money on your electricity bill.

Cons
  • The super simple remote does the trick but won’t win awards for innovation or design.

The draw
Great TV. Beautiful picture. Easy set up and all the smart tv features are easy to use. I am glad I bought it.
-mccl , Walmart customer
The downside
TV works well. Sometimes, when you press a button of the control, it gives a delay. It was a good purchase.
-Natalia, Walmart customer
Best 4K TV
Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV Samsung 65” Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: QLED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

If you’re looking for the best 4K TV with superb image quality and are willing to splurge a bit, this one tops our list. This new model is great for streaming or gaming and with its Ultra Viewing Angle, you’ll have the best seat in the house wherever you’re sitting.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Watch your favourite TV show on half of the screen while browsing the internet or checking out YouTube videos on the other half using the TV’s innovative multi-view feature.

  • The EyeComfort Mode automatically lowers the brightness and colours after sunset to reduce blue light and eye strain.

  • Four HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K 120Hz lets you connect multiple devices at once, including video game consoles, streaming devices and more.

Cons
  • Some reviewers say that the stand is small and the TV tends to wobble easily if it’s not mounted on the wall.

The draw
The best led TV so far, this TV is the closest thing to an OLED due to its depth of blacks and its contrast, in addition to a very good rescale and very good sound, that is, everything that is reproduced in this beastly TV is jaw dropping.
-Frank, originally posted on samsung.com
The downside
Not able to remove apps we do not use nor want.
-Kenmet, originally posted on samsung.com
Best budget QLED TV
TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV TCL 55” 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR QLED Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: QLED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

If good picture quality is important to you and you’re looking to save a bit of money, QLED TVs like this TCL 55” can be a better value versus OLEDs that tend to be more expensive. This TV’s Quantum-dot (the Q in QLED) display creates more accurate colours to improve image clarity and make the onscreen action appear more lifelike. You can also get the TV in 50 inches, making it a solid budget QLED choice.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The Easy Voice Control lets you change channels, find movie titles and use Google Assistant with just your voice.

  • The dedicated game mode automatically optimizes the picture settings when playing games.

  • Contrast Control Zone and HDR combine to improve clarity in dark and bright scenes.

Cons
  • It has four HDMI ports but no HDMI 2.1., so you might not take advantage of newer devices and there will be lower quality visuals.

The draw
This TV has fantastic colour and brightness. I am extremely impressed with the picture. Time will tell about the durability but the picture quality rivals the big brand names for sure.
-Crappytire, Walmart customer
The downside
This television was all I expected. Pictures seem like in 3D. You can see even the close pores on the actor's faces. Sound is also good no complaints there. Just Wish this TV had a kodí feature to add to this great state of the art experience.
-Baby daddy, Walmart customer
Best budget TV
Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 60” Crystal Display 4K UltraHD Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

This 4K smart TV is a great choice if you’re looking for a cinematic-like experience on a budget. The crystal display delivers true-to-life colour and detail for immersive viewing. It’s also available in 43 inches, 50 inches and 65 inches all for less than $1,000. Looking for a bigger size TV without breaking the bank? This 75-inch set offers stunning 4K UHD picture quality and the personalized home screen has access to thousands of streaming channels, plus apps like Netflix, Spotify and the Roku Channel.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The Real Game Enhancer feature (available on select game consoles) optimizes the screen for more control and smoother gaming.

  • 4K UHD resolution delivers great clarity whether you’re watching TV or movies or playing video games.

  • Its minimalistic and sleek design not only looks great in any space, but it draws your focus to the picture onscreen and not the TV.

Cons
  • It doesn’t have Samsung’s newer Object Tracking Sound technology that analyses content and makes sounds move with the action.

  • The remote and TV don’t have microphones, so you’ll need a compatible voice assistant device (like Google Home) if you want to use voice commands.

The draw
Love my new TV and not very expensive. Excellent for watching sports.
-Rod father, originally posted on Samsung Canada
The downside
I purchased this as a second TV for the bedroom. Clear picture but having a problem getting the colour correct seems dark at times.
-SMOOTH SIGN, originally posted on Samsung Canada
Best TV for movies
Samsung 55” 4K Smart Neo QLED TV Samsung 55” 4K Smart Neo QLED TV
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

If you’re big on movie nights, then this set is one of the best TVs for watching movies. With adaptive features that enhances the viewing experience, this TV’s powerful crisp and colourful display optimizes the screen’s content scene by scene. The light control allows you to see detail in bright areas. So, grab your popcorn and enjoy (no matter how long the movie is!).

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The anti-reflection screen reduces glare from just about anything, like the midday sun or the reflection of the lamp in the evening.

  • With the built-in Object Tracking Sound (OTS) speakers and Dolby Atmos, you can experience realistic 3D sound.

  • The real-time noise intelligence feature detects disturbances and enhances the on-screen voices.

Cons
  • Some reviewers found that some dark areas of a scene show low natural contrast.

  • Like all Samsung models, there is no Dolby Vision—a type of HDR that increases the overall picture quality and greater contrast.

The draw
This TV is fantastic..fantastic clarity, features and a goldilocks screen size. It was absolutely a snap to set up. I couldn’t believe the quality of the speakers.
-Butz, originally posted on Samsung Canada
The downside
Very good picture, not phenomenal speakers but they're clear. Navigation is relatively simple.
-kris0330, originally posted on Samsung U.S.
Best TV for sports
LG 65” 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV LG 65” 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV LG 65” 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV LG 65” 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV LG 65” 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV LG 65” 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K Ultra HD

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

Watching sports on a phone or tablet just doesn’t cut it. Instead, consider this high-quality LED panel from LG, which uses the Korean company’s acclaimed display tech to make even the fastest moving athletes and action render smoothly, crisply and in detailed 4K Ultra HD. It’s also available to purchase in 50 inches, 55 inches and 70 inches.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • LG’s Quad Core processor and TrueMotion technology work together to reduce blur and make quick motion crystal clear.

  • Web OS smart TV features make it easy to find the sports content you want to watch.

  • It’s compatible with smart home services including Google Home, Alexa and Apple Homekit, so you can show your friends what your house can do between plays.

Cons
  • Just two HDMI inputs mean anyone with more than a couple of video sources will be forced to occasionally get up and swap cables.

  • Due to the LED display, it doesn’t have wide viewing angles. If you have lots of guests over to watch games, consider upgrading to an LG OLED panel.

The draw
Love this LG TV. The picture quality is excellent...easy to connect to all your favourite streaming apps...value for your money.
-Billy, Walmart customer
The downside
Good TV, just the remote needs to be improved. When it's dark, unable to see what you are pressing.
-Sabiha Bangash, Walmart customer
Best TV for gaming
Samsung 55” QLED 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 55” QLED 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 55” QLED 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 55” QLED 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 55” QLED 4K UltraHD Smart TV Samsung 55” QLED 4K UltraHD Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K Ultra HD

  • Display technology: QLED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

When shopping for a TV for gaming, it’s all about picture quality and performance (input lag is a no-no). This Samsung panel uses QLED technology and HDR to render an astounding array of authentic colours while bringing out details in shadows and clouds, all while delivering smooth action. For gamers, it’s like opening a window into the worlds you explore. Aside from 55 inches, it’s available at 43 inches, 50 inches, 65 inches and 75 inches. You might also like our reviews of the hottest new PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch games.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Dual LED backlights are designed to deliver both warm and cool colouration to create a range of truer tones.

  • Fantastic HDR performance gives colours a lifelike vividness even in dark and bright scenes.

  • A thin panel and elegant design make this TV pretty to look at even when it’s not switched on.

Cons
  • For immersive sound quality, you’ll need to purchase a soundbar.

  • There are only three HDMI ports, which isn’t great for gamers with multiple consoles.

The draw
I've had this TV for a couple of months now and it is a great fit for me and my kids. Easy controls, excellent picture quality and great smart features.
-Camjam88, originally posted on Samsung Canada
The downside
Great picture, sound is not the best a sound bar might be needed. Reasonably easy to use.
-JoeTheFish, originally posted on Samsung U.K.
Best OLED TV
LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV LG 55” 4K UHD OLED Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: OLED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

If budget isn’t a concern, then this model is the one for you. LG’s OLED TV technology lights up each of this panel’s eight million pixels individually, ensuring unparalleled detail and colour accuracy. TV picture quality doesn’t get much better than this for movies, TV and sports.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Dolby Atmos delivers multi-dimensional surround sound for a cinematic experience.

  • The Bluetooth Magic Remote puts you in total control with buttons, plus voice and gesture input.

  • Preloaded smart TV apps include Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, Prime Video, YouTube and more.

Cons
  • According to some reviewers this TV has average brightness, which is fine for everyday viewing, but not ideal for gamers.

The draw
I bought the 65 inch LG TV and I am very impressed with the picture quality. Even looks like 3-D, The picture is a quality that I couldn't even imagine would exist, it's that pure.
-Maxnme, originally posted on lg.com
The downside
I bought it about a month ago and haven't been able to consistently set screen adjustments across various channels and streaming services.
-Cuso, originally posted on lg.com
Best Android TV
Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV Sony 55” Bravia XR Full Array 4K UHD HDR Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

Android TVs are a fantastic way to easily find and stream content and even mirror pictures and videos from your mobile devices. This Sony TV can do all that, plus it has lots of usability features to go with it like Google TV, exclusive features for the PlayStation 5 (like auto HDR and auto Game Mode to maximize image detail and minimize input lag) and immersive cinematic content through Dolby Vision, IMAX Enhanced and Netflix Calibrated Mode.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Its 120 Hz refresh rate and XR Motion Clarity ensures that watching sports or fast-moving scenes in movies and shows are super smooth and clear.

  • Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR feature creates clear and accurate sound for an immersive audio experience.

  • Apple Airplay, Google Assistant and your Android phone can be used to easily stream content to the TV or to search for apps, movies and shows.

Cons
  • It has narrow viewing angles so it’s less ideal for bigger groups of people to watch a game or movie.

  • 4K at 120 Hz refresh rate with Dolby Vision is not supported if you’re gaming in HDR.

The draw
So far so good. The picture is excellent on this TV. The Google assistant and access to apps is very easy to set up.
-TRS60, originally posted on sony.com
The downside
The image quality is nothing short of amazing. The smart features of the TV are also very well implemented and slick to use. Sadly though, in my opinion, I've deducted one star from my review for the sound quality of the TV.
-Krog360, originally posted sony.com
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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.
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