The 9 Best TVs for Movies, Games and More

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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 2023 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: 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: LCD

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • Sports mode adjusts picture settings for you to ensure the best image quality on game nights.

  • Not the best performer when it comes to dark scenes.

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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: 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: 4K UHD

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • Robust connectivity allows players to connect all their consoles simultaneously.

  • It’s not OLED or QLED, but that means big savings.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • The combination of LED and HDR makes for great dynamic range.

  • Best for smaller rooms, as viewing angles are a little narrow.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: OLED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • Supports variable refresh rates up to 120 fps for crystal clear action.

  • Just two HDMI inputs seems like an oversight for a high-end display.

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Resolution: 4K UHD

Display technology: LED

Smart: Yes

HDR: Yes

  • Ditch streaming devices and download streaming apps onto the TV through the Google store.

  • The wide bezel and merely functional legs won’t win any design awards.

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In this guide
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.
  • Smart TV: A smart TV hosts streaming apps like Netflix, Disney+ and Prime lets you search intuitively for content using your voice and can even connect with other smart devices in your home. You can also turn older TVs into smart TVs with streaming sticks from Google and Roku.
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 TV for sports
Hisense 65 Hisense 65 Hisense 65 Hisense 65 Hisense 65 Hisense 65
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: LCD

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

Your top priority for watching big games with friends and family is a broad, clear display with great viewing angles. With its 4K ultraHD resolution and bright, crisp LCD display technology, that’s exactly what this huge (and hugely affordable!) Hisense set delivers.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Sports Mode optimizes sports content by smoothing out quick motion and adjusting colour.

  • Support for HDR and frame rates up to 60fps ensures a clean, detailed image that makes the most of high-quality sources.

  • Smart TV features are built in, including Chromecast, which lets you stream photos and videos from your portable devices.

Cons
  • It’s not quite as good with darker scenes as brighter ones, but that’s rarely a concern in broadcast sports.

  • The bezel and stand are little more than functional, lacking the sophisticated style of higher-end brands.

The draw
It works just fine right out the box. It is pretty easy to figure out the settings. The quality of the image is amazing. The sound of the TV is above expectations. A sound bar is not necessary unless one needs special surround effects.
-Dana30, Walmart customer
The downside
Overall quite happy. The tv has some visible bright spots but I hope with a longer run time that improves. If you watch anything that’s predominately dark you notice those bright spots a ton and it ruins the viewing experience.
-Vr14, Walmart customer
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. Plus, Samsung is one of the best TV brands—rest assured you’re getting bang for your buck.

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 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 gaming TV
TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV TCL 65-inch Class 4-Series Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

TCL’s Class 4 series panels are proof that a great gaming display doesn’t need to break the bank. It checks all the vital boxes for gamers—4K resolution, HDR support, 60 fps refresh, 65-inches—while coming in well under $1,000. This one’s a steal.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Support for up to 60 frames per second gives you a fighting advantage over friends and enemies in fast-paced shooters.

  • Simple menu interface means you’ll spend more time playing and less time poking about settings.

  • 4 HDMI inputs let you plug in your Xbox, PlayStation and Switch and still have room for a set top box or streaming device.

Cons
  • The remote in the box is pretty basic, so you’ll likely want to keep using the remotes included with each of your connected devices.

  • LED tech falls short of OLED and QLED in terms of performance, but saves a bundle.

The draw
Fabulous. Meets all expectations for the price. Great big TV for the basement with beautiful sound and quality picture.
-Inboxmena, originally posted on Samsung Canada
The downside
Wall mount seems a little hokey. Tiny 10-inch square area right at the bottom back/centre to support the whole TV. Doesn’t seem very smart or safe, but mounted just fine, and tilted down fine.
-Tc12, originally posted on Samsung U.K.
Best TV for movies
Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV Sony X85K 65-inch UHD Smart TV
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

Cinephiles take picture quality seriously and so does Sony. This LED panel is outfitted with the Japanese TV giant’s X1 processor and Triluminous Pro technology to deliver ultra-clear, perfectly hued images along with powerful, theatre-quality Dolby Atmos sound.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • LED tech combined with HDR means you’ll see bright whites, dark blacks and plenty in between.

  • 4 HDMI inputs (plus 2 USB) means you can connect a set top box, streaming device, console and more simultaneously.

  • It’s also great for gamers, optimized specifically to take advantage of Sony’s own PlayStation 5.

Cons
  • Viewing angles (how far to the side you can sit while continuing to enjoy a clear picture) are a bit narrow compared to more premium TVs.

  • Weighing in at nearly 22kg, you’ll likely need help with installation, especially if you intend to mount it on your wall.

The draw
We have had it now for almost a month and really enjoy watching TV! So easy to set up!
-Mopar1976, originally posted on Sony.com
The downside
Great sound quality and image quality. Only disappointed in the fact that the TV does not allow sound to simultaneously play from TV speakers and Bluetooth headphones.
-Bobbello, originally posted on Sony.com
Best OLED TV
LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television LG 65-inch OLED B2 Smart Television
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: OLED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

Eight-million self-lit pixels means each and every dot of light on this OLED-powered LG panel is doing exactly what it’s supposed to at any given fraction of a second, whether that means exploding with colourful flame or remaining completely black to convey the inkiness of night. It’s technological magic.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Support for up to 120 fps ensures crystal-clear image quality even in fast action scenes.

  • Preset picture modes do a great job of adjusting display settings for movies, games and sports.

  • Performance meets style, thanks to LG’s striking block base, svelte bezel and uber-thin panel.

Cons
  • This one’s a bit pricey, but it’s a prime example of getting what you pay for.

  • Only two HDMI inputs means users with more than just a couple of source devices may find themselves switching out cables.

The draw
I cannot believe I waited so long to buy an OLED but this model is honestly the best! I own a PS5 and wow does the quality and refresh rate make games look as developers hope! God of War is a spectacle!
-Cesaer_BC, Walmart customer
The downside
A nice quality TV but the software seems a bit buggy. I'm not sure if it is a common problem but my TV will glitch out frequently and the screen will jump in and out and it will power on and off by itself and switch inputs by itself.
-JaNika Wiley, Walmart customer
Best Android TV
Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant Philips 50-inch 4K LED Android TV with Google Assistant
  • Resolution: 4K UHD

  • Display technology: LED

  • Smart: Yes

  • HDR: Yes

If you want a TV that can grab content from the air rather than requiring you to hook up a variety of devices, Philips Android-based TV is a good bet. It can even connect with Google-supported smart home devices to serve as a control hub for all your smart home tech.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Google Assistant is built in so you can communicate with all of your Google devices and services and even make video calls.

  • You can download apps like Netflix, Crave, Disney+ and more to stream movies and shows directly through your TV.

  • Chromecast makes it a snap to throw content from phones, tablets and laptops up onto the big screen.

Cons
  • The wide bezel and utilitarian stand can’t compete with the design genius of pricier brands.

  • The built-in speakers are merely functional, so you’ll likely want to connect it to a soundbar or home theatre system.

The draw
This TV replaced an older LCD Phillips and I have been very pleasantly surprised. Great picture, sound and functionality. I added all my streaming services on board and it works flawlessly.
-SrMoose67, originally posted on philips.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. Picture quality is decent but won't blow you away like other big brand TVs.
-Jose, Walmart customer
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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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