These are the best TVs and best media players available on the market. FlatpanelsHD’s recommendations are based on extensive testing and research. We list pros and cons for each product and suggest that you read our reviews to understand why we recommend the product. Every product has advantages and disadvantages – no TV is perfect.
Update 20.11.2018: LG B8 OLED, Fire TV Stick 4K & Xbox One X added, discontinued 2017 models have been removed Update 14.8.2018: The list now includes recommended TV audio products as FlatpanelsHD has strengthened focus on TV audio. Update 13.12.2017: The list has been completely redesigned with a new fresh look, review scores, and sorting/filtering options. We have also decided to no longer include PC monitors. The list features the best TVs and media players, and will in the future be updated every time we publish a new review.
We have been testing TVs and displays for more than 15 years but we have not seen every TV or media player available on the market. Most products on the list will link to our extensive review but sometimes we include recommendations that are based on other trusted reviewers’ opinion.
We also give out Awards for extraordinary performance. If a product has received an Award it will be shown in the list below. For more on our criteria check: FlatpanelsHD Awards
Sorting & filtering Sorting: You can sort the list by various criteria by clicking on the headline text for each column. Filtering: You can filter the list by inputting text into the text box at the top of each column (not visible on smartphones in vertical orientation). It filters on exact values but you can also use ’>’ (larger than) and ’<’ (smaller than) followed by a number. For example, to find all TVs that have achieved a review score of 75% or above input ’>=75’.
Score The score in % represents the total score from our review. The total score is made up of three sub scores. You can read our full review by clicking on the product name. If is shown instead of a score, it means that we have not yet reviewed the product.
Pros/cons: We have listed pros and cons for each product. We refer to our reviews for further information.
Recommended for: A given TV or media player may or may not have been designed for a specific use case. Game consoles are adding streaming apps but are still first and foremost gaming machines - vice versa for media players. We use icons to indicate which use cases the product is optimal for. You can also sort/filter by use cases.
The best TVs
These are the best TVs on the market. We have included TVs from mid-range and up. The list is ordered by date reviewed. You may also want to check out our list of the best HDR TVs.
The best media players
These are the best media players on the market. The list is ordered by date reviewed.
The best TV audio products
These are the best TV audio products. The list is ordered by date reviewed.
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2019 and beyond: Auto-updates rolling out monthly.
Added:November 20, 2018:
Added: TV LG B8, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Removed: LG B7, Sony X850E, Sony X900E, Panasonic EX700, Panasonic EZ950, Sony A1, Samsung MU7000
August 14, 2018:
Added: TV audio product category, Samsung Q8
Removed: Discontinued TVs
July 20, 2017:
Added: Sony X90E (XE90), Panasonic EZ950 OLED
June 23, 2017:
Added: LG B7/C7 OLED, LG E7 OLED, Sony X93E, Sony A1 OLED, TCL 2017 P series, Panasonic EX700, Vizio P series (2017), Chromecast Ultra, Roku Ultra, Fire TV Stick (2017)
Removed: LG E6 OLED, Panasonic DX750, Sony X93D, Vizio P series (2016)
November 16, 2016:
Added: LG B6 OLED, Samsung KS8000, Xbox One S, Asus PG278Q, BenQ XL2730Z, Acer XB271, Eizo CG2730,
Removed: Samsung JU7000 (discontinued), Sony X85C (discontinued), LG EG920 (replaced by LG B6), Xbox One (replaced by Xbox One S), Sony W8 (discontinued), Eizo Foris FS2735, Eizo Foris FS2434, Eizo CG247
July 8, 2016:
Added: Vizio 2016 P series, Panasonic DX750, LG E6, Sony XD93, Eizo CG247, Eizo CS240, Eizo FS2735, Roku 4
Removed: Vizio 2015 M series, Panasonic CX700 (discontinued), Panasonic CX6 (discontinued), Nexus Player (discontinued), Eizo CG246W (discontinued), Eizo CS230 (discontinued), Benq XL2420Z, Roku 3 (replaced by Roku 4)
March 30, 2016:
Added: LG EG910 OLED (replaces EC930)
Removed: LG EC9300 (discontinued)
November 20, 2015:
Added: Apple TV (tvOS), Chromecast 2, LG 55EG920V, Sony W8C (game console), Samsung 6 series (game console), Fire TV Stick Also: German prices added
Removed: Old Apple TV, old Chromecast, Sony W8 (2014)
July 22, 2015:
Added: Sony X85C, Samsung 6 series (2015), Asus MG279Q, Vizio M series (2015)
Removed: Sony W6 (2014, discontinued), Vizio E series (2014)