The question is: when looking for a new TV, which is really the best? With so many models being introduced to the market every year and each one improving on its predecessor, even the best televisions are at risk of soon becoming obsolete.
The Samsung QLED Q70 is an excellent 4K UHD QLED TV with stunning picture quality. It offers deep, uniform blacks that are great for watching movies in a dark room. In addition, it offers great peak brightness in both SDR and HDR content.
The LG OLED B9 is LG’s 2019 OLED entry-level model but offers much more than you might expect. It is an elegant TV with a beautifully integrated stand, an extremely thin frame and includes a Magic Remote. It also features LG’s own WebOS 4.5 operating system with a visually attractive and easy-to-understand user interface. Last but not least it supports Google Assistant, as well as Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2.
The LG OLED E9 has it all, starting with excellent image quality, very wide viewing angles and of course the “infinite” contrast inherent in OLED technology. Add the fluidity of webOS and the quality of the voice assistant, and you get one of the best TVs on the market.
Sony listened to its customers and that’s good. The “crutch” support design of the previous OLED TVs is out and Sony returned to a classic design more suitable for wall mounting. The Sony Master Series A9G retains the qualities of its predecessors, like the excellent image quality and a very good sound. It is currently the best TV you can buy.
Although it is not cheap, the Sony X900F offers excellent image quality, superb design, and enough features to appeal to anyone who is not just looking for a good deal.
Succeeding the X900F, the Sony X950G sports identical looks. Nevertheless, it takes advantage of some new features, including the integration of both Google and Alexa voice assistants. The image quality is still top-notch, thanks to the excellent contrast ratio. On the other hand, the viewing angles aren’t that great and light uniformity could be better.
The LG OLED B8 delivers a high-level of performance that lives up to the expectations for an OLED TV. The adoption of the less efficient α7 processor is done without too much trouble (compared to the α9 on the C8 model). The B8 remains an excellent TV and the cheapest OLED model on the market.
We tend to favor the OLED over the QLED, but we must admit that the Samsung Q90 almost made us reconsider… Samsung understood what it lacked – viewing angles, dark scenes – to almost match LG’s flagship TV. It managed to eliminate its weaknesses without compromising its strengths, like superior brightness and video game superiority.
In line with the C8, the LG OLED C9 approaches perfection. It delivers a perfectly calibrated image in SDR and HDR, infinite contrast and offers very wide viewing angles. LG improves the display delay and offers HDMI 2.1 with its functionalities (VRR, ALLM, eARC). The only criticism is its reduced peak brightness in HDR.