Best tv 55 inch: The 7 Best 55-Inch TVs – Spring 2023: Reviews

The 7 Best 55-Inch TVs – Spring 2023: Reviews

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Intro
  3. Best TV

    1. Best Home Theater

      1. Best Upper Mid-Range

        1. Best Mid-Range

          1. Best Lower Mid-Range

            1. Best Budget

              1. Best Cheap

                1. Notable Mentions
                2. Recent Updates
                3. All Reviews
                4. Discussions

                Updated Apr 05, 2023 at 10:08 am

                By Adam Babcock

                55-inch TVs were once the most popular TV size, but larger TVs like 65-inch and 75-inch models are becoming more popular. Still, a 55-inch TV is good if you have a smaller living room, and finding the best 55-inch 4k TV for your needs depends on your usage, viewing conditions, and budget. High-end TVs tend to be great for a variety of uses and both in bright and dark rooms, while budget TVs are better if you need something simple and don’t want premium performance. If you want something bigger, check out the best 65-inch TVs instead.

                We’ve bought and tested more than 380 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best 55-inch TVs to buy. See our picks for the best TVs and the best smart TVs. Most brands have started releasing their 2023 lineups, so make sure to vote on which ones you want us to buy and test first. If you want to find out more about the 2023 models, check out our 2023 TV lineup page.

                1. Best 55-Inch TV

                  Samsung QN55S95BAFXZA

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                  HDR Movies

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                  PC Monitor

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                  The Samsung S95B OLED is the best TV we’ve tested that’s available in a 55-inch size. It’s a premium TV that delivers fantastic overall picture quality and has a huge selection of smart features that are sure to please anyone. It’s fantastic for gaming, thanks to its four HDMI 2.1 inputs, meaning you can take full advantage of the new-gen consoles, like the Xbox Series X and the PS5. The built-in Tizen OS is simple and easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps.

                  It’s a fantastic choice for watching the latest HDR content in the dark. It has impressive peak brightness in HDR, delivering a bright, impactful image that respects the content creator’s intent. It’s been replaced in 2023 by the Samsung S95C OLED, which delivers similar overall picture quality but a refined design and an external Slim One Connect box for a sleeker, cleaner install. The launch price of the S95C is significantly higher than the current price of the S95B, so until the price comes down, the older model is the better buy.

                  See our review

                2. Best 55-Inch Smart TV For Home Theaters

                  Sony XR-55A95K

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                  If you want the absolute best home theater experience possible, then the Sony A95K OLED is a better choice than the Samsung S95B OLED. It’s significantly more expensive, but it has much wider format support for home theater setups, including support for Dolby Vision HDR, which is more widely supported than Samsung’s HDR10+ format, ensuring you’ll get the best HDR experience possible from almost any source. It also respects the content creator’s intent better than the Samsung TV, so the overall brightness and colors in HDR look how they were supposed to look.

                  Although both models support eARC audio passthrough, only the Sony supports advanced DTS and DTS:X audio formats. DTS is the most common format used for Blu-ray and 4k UHD Blu-rays, so this capability is especially important if you still prefer physical media and want the best sound possible. It delivers similar picture quality to the Samsung, though, as they’re based on the same panel, so they’re both amazing choices for a dark room.

                  See our review

                3. Best Upper Mid-Range 55-Inch TV

                  Samsung QN55QN90BAFXZA

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                  HDR Movies

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                  If you’re not in a completely dark room, a brighter LED TV like the Samsung QN90B QLED is a better choice than the Samsung S95B OLED. This TV delivers excellent picture quality, with very deep blacks, thanks to its Mini LED local dimming feature, which improves the appearance of dark scenes and brings out bright highlights. It makes it a worse choice for a dark room, as there’s some distracting blooming around bright highlights in dark scenes. However, it’s better than the S95B and the Sony A95K OLED, thanks to its high peak brightness and superb reflection handling, so glare isn’t an issue.

                  It’s a great TV for pretty much any use. It has a great selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI inputs, meaning you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the new-gen consoles or a recent PC graphics card. It also supports Xbox Cloud Gaming, so you can enjoy some of the latest Xbox hits without investing in an expensive console. Like the S95B, it runs Samsung’s proprietary Tizen OS interface, which is fairly easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps.

                  See our review

                4. Best Mid-Range 55-Inch TV

                  LG OLED55C2PUA

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                  The best 55-inch mid-range TV is the LG C2 OLED. Like the top two TVs on this list, it’s a premium TV with an OLED panel that delivers stunning picture quality, especially in dark rooms. OLEDs are unique because they can turn individual pixels off, resulting in a near-infinite contrast ratio for perfect blacks in dark rooms, and there isn’t any blooming around bright objects either. It also has a wide viewing angle that makes the image remain consistent from the side, which is ideal if you have a wide seating area as everyone sees the same thing.

                  Its fantastic reflection handling and good SDR peak brightness make it a good choice if you want to use it in a well-lit room. It has decent HDR peak brightness that makes small highlights stand out and respects the content creator’s intent. Unfortunately, it uses an older type of OLED panel than the Samsung S95B OLED and the Sony A95K OLED, so colors aren’t as bright and vibrant overall, but they still look good.

                  See our review

                5. Best Lower Mid-Range 55-Inch TV

                  Hisense 55U8H

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                  If you want high-end performance but don’t want to spend high-end prices, check out the Hisense U8H. It’s significantly cheaper than the LG C2 OLED but delivers impressive picture quality. It has a great Mini LED backlight, letting it deliver incredibly bright highlights and deep blacks simultaneously, with barely any blooming around bright objects in dark scenes. HDR content looks incredible, and like the Sony A95K OLED, it supports Dolby Vision for the best HDR experience possible.

                  Blacks aren’t quite as deep and inky as the C2, and it has a much worse viewing angle, so it’s not as versatile. It runs the Google TV interface, which is fast and easy to use, and it has a great selection of streaming features, so you’re sure to find your favorite shows. It’s great for gaming thanks to its two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, which are great for 4k @ 120Hz gaming on the Xbox Series X or PS5 consoles.

                  See our review

                6. Best Budget 55-Inch TV

                  TCL 55S555

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                  The TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED is a great choice if you’re looking for something on a budget. It’s a great TV for the price, with surprisingly good picture quality. It looks great in a dark room thanks to its superb contrast and decent full array local dimming feature, so dark scenes look amazing, with very little blooming around bright areas of the screen. It’s just as good in a bright room, thanks to its great peak brightness in SDR and decent reflection handling, so you don’t have to worry about glare.

                  It’s a great TV for gaming, as it has superb low input lag and variable refresh rate support, so the action on-screen is in-sync with your actions on the controller, and there’s very little screen tearing. Unlike the Hisense U8H, it’s limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, which is a bit disappointing for new-gen gamers, but it’s still great for visually-intensive games that target 4k @ 60Hz in their ‘Graphics’ mode.

                  See our review

                7. Best Cheap 55-Inch TV

                  Hisense 55A6H

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                  If you want a basic TV and don’t want to spend very much, the Hisense A6H is the best cheap TV we’ve tested that’s available in a 55-inch size. As expected for the price, it’s a simple TV with limited picture quality and few extra features, but it’s a great choice for an office or guest bedroom. Like the Hisense U8H, it runs the Google TV interface, with a huge selection of streaming apps available. It has a wide viewing angle, which is great if you watch TV while walking around, as the image remains consistent when viewed from the sides.

                  Unfortunately, unlike the other TVs on this list, it’s not a good choice for a dark room. It has a low contrast ratio, and by going with a cheap TV, you’re losing out on advanced features like local dimming to improve the appearance of dark scenes. It also can’t display a wide color gamut, so although it supports Dolby Vision HDR, it’s not a good choice for watching movies in HDR in a dark room, as dark scenes are distracting due to the raised blacks.

                  See our review

                Notable Mentions

                • LG OLED55B2PUA:
                  The LG B2 OLED is very similar to the LG C2 OLED, with the main difference being that it uses an older processor. However, performance is nearly identical, with the C2 being slightly brighter, but you can get whichever you can find for cheaper.
                  See our review
                • TCL 55R655:
                  The TCL 6 Series/R655 2022 QLED is a great TV overall, but the Hisense U8H is a noticeable upgrade for a small increase in price.
                  See our review
                • Insignia NS-55F501NA22:
                  The Insignia F50 QLED is a decent 4k TV with better picture quality than the Hisense A6H. However, it’s been discontinued by the manufacturer and is very difficult to find. If you can find a store offering it on clearance, you can get very good deals.
                  See our review
                • Sony X95K:
                  The Sony X95K is a great TV with impressive picture quality and a great selection of extra features. Sadly, it’s not available in a 55-inch size, so if you want that model, you’ll have to go with a 65-inch or larger model.
                  See our review

                Recent Updates

                1. Apr 05, 2023:
                  Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency. Added a mention of the Samsung S95C OLED to the Samsung S95B OLED text.

                2. Mar 08, 2023:
                  Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text. Added the Sony X95K as a Notable Mention, as it’s a great TV but it’s not available in a 55-inch size.

                3. Feb 06, 2023:
                  Replaced the Hisense U6H with the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, as it’s a bit better for around the same price.

                4. Jan 13, 2023:
                  Replaced the Insignia F50 QLED with the Hisense A6H, as the Insignia is on final clearance and is very hard to find. Restructured the article for consistency with our other articles, and added the Samsung QN90B QLED as the ‘Best Upper Mid-Range 55-Inch TV’.

                5. Dec 08, 2022:
                  Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and made some minor changes to the text. Added the TCL 6 Series/R655 2022 QLED as a Notable Mention.

                All Reviews

                Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 55-inch 4k TVs currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

                If you would prefer the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our 55-inch TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most TVs are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault TVs on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

                Best 55-Inch TVs for 2023: Samsung, TCL and More Tested and Reviewed

                In this article:

                • Our picks
                • Other TVs we’ve tested
                • How does CNET test TVs?
                • 55-inch TV FAQs

                Generally speaking, I think bigger is better when it it comes to screen size, but sometimes “big” can be relative. Small and medium rooms deserve “big” TVs too, even if they can’t fit a 75-inch or 65-inch TV.  In this case, a 55-inch TV offers smaller spaces a big-screen feel — and also gives a good balance of size and affordability. 

                Most modern 55-inch televisions come with plenty of features and are smart TVs, so you can enjoy streaming your favorite shows and films on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus and more. And higher-end examples offer all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect, including full-array local dimming, OLED screens, 120Hz refresh rate, 4K UHD resolution, high dynamic range, a plethora of HDMI ports and even high-end gaming features — including variable refresh rate — to go with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. The list below represents some of our favorite 55-inch TVs right now.

                Read more: Do This to Your TV Now: 9 Crucial Settings to Improve the Picture

                Other TVs we’ve tested

                Sony KD-X80K series: Sony is a prominent brand and its higher-end TVs like the X90J do well in reviews, but the entry-level TV in its 2022 lineup, the X80K, didn’t make the list. It costs around the same as the TCL 6-Series and Samsung Q60 TVs, and had a worse picture than both, with lighter black levels and contrast. It’s definitely not a bad TV, and we liked its Google smart TV system, color accuracy and connectivity, but you can definitely do better for the money. Read our Sony KD-X80K series review.

                Amazon Fire TV 4-Series: One of many Fire TVs available for sale, this one is typical of the breed: so-so image quality and a smart TV system that lags behind Roku and Google TV. If you’re a big fan of Alexa voice or see this TV at a really low price it might be worthwhile, but otherwise go for the TCL 4-Series. Read our best budget TVs roundup.

                How does CNET test TVs?

                Our TV reviews follow a rigorous, unbiased evaluation process honed over nearly two decades of TV reviews. Our primary TV test lab has specialized equipment for measuring light and color, including a Konica Minolta CS-2000 spectroradiometer, a Murideo Sig-G 4K HDR signal generator and an AVPro Connect 8×8 4K HDR distribution matrix. We use Portrait Displays CalMan Ultimate software to evaluate and calibrate every TV we review. In every CNET TV review, three or more similar TVs are compared side-by-side in various lighting conditions with different content, including movies, TV shows and games, across a variety of test categories, from color to video processing to gaming to HDR. Our reviews also account for design, features, smart TV performance, HDMI input and gaming compatibility and more.

                Read more: How We Test TVs

                55-inch TV FAQs

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                • Best Sonos Speakers for 2023
                • QLED vs. OLED: Which TV Tech Should You Buy?
                • HDR Formats like Dolby Vision, HDR10, Technicolor and HLG Explained
                • Best TVs for Gaming
                • Best 75-Inch TVs for 2023

                The best 55-inch TVs in 2023: top 5 models

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                55″ is one of the most popular diagonals for modern TVs 900 03

                The reason is a good balance size, diagonal and average footage of the room.

                Russians began to buy large TVs more often. Analysts of Aliexpress reported that for the living room, users of the online store choose models with diagonals of 55 and 50 inches, although previously they were 43 and 40 inches, respectively.

                Tinkoff Magazine has already published a detailed guide on how to choose a TV, and in this article I will help you sort out the variety of 55-inch models. All presented devices come with 4K resolution, or Ultra HD. Lower quality in TVs of this size is now almost never found, so we will omit models with Full HD.

                Our recommendations

                Best of the best without limits Almost flagship Best Choice
                LG OLED55C2RLA Hisense 55A85H Hisense 55U8HQ
                High brightness OLED, great sound and multiple voice assistants to choose from Top features at a nice price, but not the best operating system – specific VIDAA U6. 0 QLED 120Hz Direct LED Uniform Backlight
                In DNS — from 187,999 R;
                in “M-video” – from 187 999 R
                on “Yandex-Market” – from 111 000 R
                In “M-video” – from 139 999 R;
                in Technopark — from 139,990 R
                On Yandex Market — from 83,415 R;
                in “M-video” – from 79 999 R
                Intermediate Budget
                Xiaomi Mi TV Q1E 55 TCL P725 4K
                Gets the most out of the budget category: QLED screen, supports HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision Affordable 4K TV with High-End Attributes – Direct LED and HDMI 2.1
                In DNS – from 59 999 R;
                in “Svyaznoy” – from 59 990 R
                In “Eldorado” – from 34 999 R;
                in DNS – from 29 999 Р

                Best of the best without limits

                LG OLED55C2RLA

                OLED matrix with pumped brightness, excellent sound and several voice assistants to choose from

                In DNS — from 187,999 Р;
                in “M-video” – from 187 999 R
                on Yandex-Market – from 111,000 R

                Almost the flagship

                Hisense 55A85H

                Top features for a nice price, but not the best operating system – specific VIDAA U6. 0

                V “M-video” – from 139 999 R;
                in Technopark — from 139,990 R

                Optimal choice

                Hisense 55U8HQ

                QLED matrix with uniform Direct LED backlighting and 120 Hz screen refresh rate — in the middle price segment

                90 002 On Yandex Market – from 83 415 R;
                in “M-video” – from 79 999 R

                Mid-level

                Xiaomi Mi TV Q1E 55

                Squeezes the most out of the budget category: QLED screen, support for extended color range HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision

                V DNS – from 59 999 R;
                in Svyaznoy — from 59,990 R

                Budget

                TCL P725 4K

                Affordable TV for viewing 4K content with attributes of expensive models — Direct LED and HDMI 2.1 backlight

                In “Eldorado” – from 34 999 R;
                in DNS – from 29 999 R

                But we do not distort or embellish the reviews. The choice of specific things does not depend on whether we receive a commission.

                Product reviews in Tinkoff Magazine are independent. We make a verdict based on reviews of things and devices that we carefully studied, or how these things performed during editorial tests.

                For reviews, we either request goods from the manufacturer for a test, or we buy them ourselves, or we study reviews in other publications and user opinions. Our reviews are subjective, but honest and expert: opinions are written by authors who have more than one review behind them. The editorial team of Tinkoff Magazine double-checks the texts, proofreads them and conducts fact-checking.

                All prices are at the time of publication of the material, but we update them periodically to keep the reviews up to date.

                From 111 000 R

                The best of the best without limits — LG OLED55C2RLA

                The main advantage lies in the name of the model — an OLED matrix is ​​installed here, which will show all the colors of modern films and TV shows without distortion and glare. There is support for 4K content and an extended color range HDR10.

                This TV supports Dolby Vision, the most advanced HDR standard found in some major online movie theaters like Netflix and Apple TV+. “Regular” HDR available on Kinopoisk, Evie and YouTube also looks great here.

                Compared to the previous model of the line – 55C1RLA – the screen brightness has been increased from 690 to 810 nits. This improves the quality of HDR: movie scenes become more contrasty, and the panel can physically display more shades. Previously, LG OLED TVs were not as bright due to the risk of overheating, but in the new generation, the panels are both brighter and more durable.

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                The screen refresh rate here is 120 Hz, which is twice as much as in mid-budget models. You can connect modern consoles that support this frequency to the TV and enjoy a smooth picture in some games. Additionally, smoothness in games is added by VRR technology according to all major standards: the screen frequency adjusts to the frame rate in the game, so even if the connected set-top box or computer “does not pull” a high frequency, the viewer does not notice jerks or freezes.

                A nice addition is the sound system with rich bass. Most TVs have to buy a soundbar to make action movies sound right, but here you can save money: two 10W speakers, a 20W subwoofer, plus support for Dolby Atmos technology for surround sound. Although a full-fledged home theater with surround sound cannot replace a TV.

                LG OLED C2 runs on a closed, but very fast and convenient webOS operating system. There is a voice assistant, depending on the region, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Russian Alice are available. TVs of various origins are now being sold in Russia, so pay attention to the last three letters in the model name: the CIS version is called C2RLA and only Alice is available in it. The American PUA, for example, will only have English-speaking assistants and useless Netflix and Disney Plus buttons on the remote control in Russia.

                Alice is available for all 2022 LG TVs for our region – they even made a special button with a corporate icon on the remote control. Through the assistant, you can control your smart home, find out the weather or traffic jams, or get movie recommendations for different moods.

                For top models, it is important to have a large number of HDMI connectors to connect a soundbar, set-top box, laptop or other gadgets. There are four of them, each of a new type 2.1.

                How much:

                • in DNS – from 187 999 R;
                • in M-video — from 187,999 R
                • on Yandex Market — from 111,000 R.

                Alternative. Samsung QE55S95B is the first TV with a new type of QD-OLED screen. This is not the usual Samsung QLED, but a full-fledged OLED, but with an additional layer of quantum dots. It’s the brightest OLED screen on the market, with the most accurate color reproduction and the most impressive extended HDR color gamut. In terms of image quality, it is better than the LG OLED C2 in every way.

                The main drawback: it is imported into Russia by dubious shops in a roundabout way, and it is incredibly expensive. And it also runs on a closed and not very fast Tizen system, so not all popular applications can be installed on it.

                How much it costs:

                • on Yandex Market – from 190,000 rubles.

                Sony XR55A90J – 2021 model. It looks like LG’s flagships, but there are a few nice additions. Firstly, the brightness is more, it exceeds 800 nits. Secondly, Android TV is used as an operating system. You can install even more applications – for example, a familiar browser for surfing the net directly through the TV. Thirdly, in addition to the two virtual assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, a third one was added – Apple Siri, however, their availability may differ depending on the region of the TV.

                Otherwise, the model has performance parity with the newer LG OLED C2, even the sound is exactly the same – a built-in 20 W subwoofer and 10 W speakers. The only drawback is that not all four HDMI connectors are 2.1 format, two of them are still 2. 0.

                How much:

                • on Yandex Market – from 189,400 R;
                • in Eldorado – from 176,000 R.

                From 139,990 R

                Almost a flagship – Hisense 55A85H

                Good model from a decent brand, in which almost All features are top notch.

                The OLED matrix installed here does not distort images at an angle and produces high-quality blacks. Users will be able to appreciate this in films with an abundance of dark scenes: in this case, the detail will not be lost, the interior and furnishings in the frame will not merge into a dark spot. The picture is very contrasty – thanks to the large peak brightness of 800 nits and the advanced HDR mode – HDR10 +.

                The TV can be used to connect modern game consoles. The 120Hz screen refresh rate ensures smooth frame transitions in high frame rate shooters. And 4K resolution brings out the beauty of cinematic gaming without losing quality.

                A good speaker system is responsible for the sound – six speakers with a power of 10 W each with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.

                There are two things that keep this TV from climbing to the very top of the top. First, the specific operating system VIDAA U6.0, made on the basis of Linux. The opinions of users on the forums and in the comments under the video reviews are divided: some see no problems in it, others consider it to be very slow and primitive. Secondly, the claimed brightness of 800 nits only applies to short bright flashes in small areas of the screen, and the entire panel cannot consistently output more than 200 nits – therefore, Hisense OLED needs a dark room more than top models.

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                Hisense 55U8HQ squeezes the maximum out of its value. Here, the QLED matrix is ​​combined with the Direct LED backlight type and the small size of the Mini LED diodes. All this brings the transmission quality closer to OLED: the diodes are placed evenly over the entire area of ​​the screen, the light does not “leak” at the edges of the TV.

                Adds support for HDR10, HDR10+ wide color gamuts and a 120Hz refresh rate with adaptive VRR to ensure smoother gaming on the latest generation of consoles.

                When viewed in normal mode, the brightness fluctuates around 700 nits, and when viewed in HDR, the peak value can reach 1200 nits – decent for a mid-range model. Due to the high brightness, high contrast of the picture is achieved.

                Another argument in favor of the Hisense 55U8HQ is its excellent sound. Six speakers with a total power of 45 watts are responsible for musical accompaniment and correct playback of dialogues. There is also a built-in 20W subwoofer.

                There are also four HDMI ports – two of them 2.1 and one USB 3.0. You can connect a set-top box and a laptop at the same time.

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              2. in “M-video” – from 79 999 R.
              3. From 59 990 R

                Mid-level – Xiaomi Mi TV Q1E 55

                This TV costs two to three times cheaper than the top ones, but for this money is all you can still get a decent QLED screen with rich backlighting, as well as support for HDR 10+ extended color gamut and Dolby Vision.

                The Chinese brand has reduced the cost of the QLED segment well. The screen is good for its category, peaking at 1,000 nits of brightness, and dimming zones control color and contrast. Thanks to this, the picture in dark scenes looks authentic.

                The TV supports the widest color gamut of the most advanced HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision standards. However, the screen itself is of average quality, its color gamut is only 8 bits + FRC, so it is able to display much fewer colors than the top OLED and QLED models. However, the picture still looks juicy.

                Mi TV Q1E will not be able to unleash the full potential of next generation game consoles. The screen refresh rate is 60 Hz, the type of HDMI connectors is 2. 0, there is no support for variable image rate VRR. But this is still enough to watch movies and TV shows and play most new games with beautiful graphics like God of War or the re-release of The Witcher 3.

                The sound is made at an average level: 30 watts of power distributed to two tweeters and four woofers. With such indicators, you do not need to immediately run after the soundbar – you can test the sound quality on different types of video content.

                The operating system is called Patchwall, but it’s a good clone of Android TV 10 – you can switch to the familiar interface with the click of a button.

                How much:

                • in DNS – from 59 999 R;
                • in Svyaznoy – from 59 990 R.

                Alternative. Realme Smart TV SLED 4K is the first TV from the Chinese brand to reach Russian stores. It has a “regular” screen without quantum dots, so the brightness is lower than that of Xiaomi. But on the other hand, an unusual SLED backlight is used here, thanks to which the TV accurately displays white. Skin tones, greens and skies look rich but natural enough.

                The TV runs on pure Android TV, menu items scroll without delay, applications launch quickly. You can install any Android application from a flash drive or from the network: a convenient browser, officially unavailable online movie theaters and music services.

                The refresh rate is standard, 60 Hz, but the screen is very responsive, in games there is no input lag. True, there is no adaptive refresh rate VRR here – with it, games on modern consoles look smoother even at frame rates below 60.

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              4. on Yandex Market – from 49 999 R.
              5. From 29 999 R

                Budget – TCL P725 4K

                A good choice in the budget category – you can watch 4K content on the LCD screen with VA matrix and type Direct LED screen backlighting, which provides uniform illumination of the entire panel.

                In VA-matrices, the crystals are arranged vertically and more tightly to each other – they let in less light, which means they produce the best black color in their category. To the detriment of contrast, such a TV will have small viewing angles – you should not hang it in front of a wide sofa.

                Screen frequency – 60 Hz, Dolby Vision nominally supported at 270-300 nits peak brightness. This TV is well suited for classic TV viewing in the bedroom: when the ambient light is off, the black light with this type of screen will become even more saturated. But HDR content on it can be perceived as insufficiently saturated: peak brightness is not enough to maintain high contrast.

                The operating system is Android 11, Belarusian-made models are compatible with Google Assistant. You can connect external devices using an HDMI 2.1 port and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Sound power – budget 19 watts. It is better to buy a soundbar for such a TV.

                How much:

                • in Eldorado – from 34 999 R;
                • in DNS – from 29 999 R.

                Alternative. The Grundig 55 GFU 7800B with LCD screen and Direct LED uniform backlight is very similar to the TCL P725 4K. All the difference is in the location of the crystals: the IPS technology that is used here provides large viewing angles, but less contrast. In terms of brightness, we still have the same 270 nits – in a bright room, the image will look good, but the bright sun from the window can interfere.

                The screen refresh rate is worse – only 50 Hz. In games on consoles, the smoothness of the picture may suffer. The sound is also very simple – 16 watts. Also, manufacturers rightly considered that HDMI 2.1 is not needed here – they added three pieces of version 2.0.

                How much:

                • in M-video – from 42,999 R;
                • on Yandex Market – from 42 999 R.

                How to choose a TV

                Here are important parameters that will help you decide.

                Screen distance. In order to comfortably watch movies and series on TV, it is important to choose the right distance from the screen. If it is too large, the muscles of the eyes will constantly strain in order not to miss small details. If the TV is too close, the eyes will have to constantly move around the screen to capture the entire picture. This leads to dryness and irritation of the mucosa.

                Optimal distance for 55″ TV is 2.1-2.35m by different standards. Suitable to be installed in a medium-sized living room with a width of about three meters, including the back of the sofa. Or hang a screen in the bedroom opposite the head of the bed – the standard length of a double model is just 2.1 m.

                Screen matrix type. You will have to choose between the following technologies:

                1. LED is the oldest technology. The liquid crystal matrix is ​​illuminated by diodes located on the sides. Such screens are designated by marketers without any special frills – just LED.
                2. LED with zone illumination. The next step in the development of the previous technology – the number of LEDs was increased and began to be placed not only on the side, but also on top and bottom, “frame” – Edge LED. There is also an option with a location over the entire screen area – this way uniform illumination of the entire panel is achieved. Referred to as Direct LED.
                3. Matrix with quantum layer. A layer with quantum dots was added between the liquid crystals and the LED backlight. They absorb the radiation of LEDs and re-emit it with improved colors, making them more saturated. Different brands have different names for this technology. Samsung has QLED, LG has Nano Cell, Sony has Triluminos.
                4. OLED, or organic light-emitting diode backlight. Such screens do not need LED backlighting, since the pixels light up themselves under the influence of an electric current and produce the desired color. If left unlit, it will remain perfectly black, which is how the saturation and contrast of the image is achieved.

                You can also see the terms Neo-QLED, Crystal LED or Mini-LED. This is the development of quantum layer matrix technology: manufacturers have made smaller LEDs. Because of this, it turned out to put a larger number of elements per square centimeter of the screen – not tens, but hundreds of thousands. In this way, you can more precisely control the color, and simply turn off some areas, achieving contrast and “perfect black”.

                Screen refresh rate. This is the number of frames that the TV screen can display in one second:

                1. 50 Hz – an indicator that is found in budget models. Suitable for classic movies, series or watching TV shows.
                2. 60-100 Hz is an indicator for mid-range screens. Good for movies, sports and legacy consoles like PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.
                3. 120Hz and above. Found in expensive models – ideal for gamers who connect the latest generation of consoles such as the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X to the TV. You will be able to enjoy increased responsiveness and smoothness in games that support high frame rates.

                Acoustic power. Even a TV with a cool screen can have mediocre sound. Here are the main options:

                1. 8, 10 or 20 W – standard speakers that will not give high-quality bass, make you constantly take the remote control in scenes with dialogue and spoil the viewing of blockbusters. At the first opportunity, you should buy a soundbar.
                2. 30-50 W – the manufacturer puts more than two speakers in the TV cabinet and can even add a built-in subwoofer. Will suit most buyers.
                3. More than 50 watts – the choice of audiophiles. Such sound power is found in top models. As a rule, there is always a subwoofer – a speaker that is designed for good bass. You can not spend money on buying a soundbar or additional speakers.

                HDR support. This is a technology that will show more details in light and dark content scenes. There are three types: HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The last two have an important feature – dynamic metadata.

                Unlike static metadata in HDR10, a movie with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision will change the backlight depending on each frame, not the settings on the TV. This option is very important for cinephiles who want to see the colors in the frame as they were shot by the director of photography.

                Operating system. Will have to choose between three systems of foreign brands. Samsung installs Tizen, and LG installs WebOS. Other manufacturers have Android TV.

                There are also own developments of individual brands, such as VIDAA, and domestic operating systems – Yandex-TV and Salyut-TV. The last two are based on Android TV.

                Number of sockets. The main thing to pay attention to is the number of HDMI and USB. The first type of connector will be needed to connect various gadgets if you need an alternative to wireless communication. For example, you can connect a laptop, soundbar, set-top box.

                Ideally, if HDMI is of a new type – 2.1. It will provide viewing of 4K content at a refresh rate of 120 frames per second with additional options such as HDR and VRR. HDMI 2.0 also supports 4K at 120 frames, but without the bells and whistles.

                The main purpose of the USB connector is to connect a removable hard drive. You can record late-night shows or your favorite football team that you can’t see because of work. If write speed is important, you should look for newer versions of connectors, such as USB 3.1 Gen 1, which will provide a maximum data transfer rate of up to 5 GB per second.

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                Rating of the best 55-inch TVs in 2023.

                A huge number of TVs of different sizes on the market. There are large king size versions, compact for the kitchen, medium for bedrooms and relatively small rooms, whose place is in respectable apartments where respectable owners of thick wallets live. And there is, in a sense, a universal and incredibly popular diagonal of 55 inches. Ideally suited for the role of the main family entertainment center, unit for creating a home theater. The 55-inch TV is big, but not too big. Did you like the size? Then we suggest that you familiarize yourself with our new rating of the best modern 55ʺ TVs from inexpensive and simple to top high-tech ones, the price is far from affordable for everyone, but true lovers of taste will still not be scared away.

                • Key Features
                • Type: LCD
                • Diagonal: 55
                • Format Screen resolution: 16:9
                • Resolution: 3840×2160
                • HD resolution: 4K UHD
                • HDR Formats: HDR 10 Pro
                • Screen Technology: HDR, LED
                • Total Sound Power: 20W
                • Smart TV : have
                • Smart TV Platform: webOS
                • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
                • Model Year: 2022

                4. 7 Medium estimate

                LG 55UQ75006LF

                , equal to 140 cm. The significant physical dimensions of the television receiver will allow you to comfortably use it in a room with a large area. 4K UltraHD, 3840×2160 resolution is supported. Viewing angles equal to 178° horizontally and vertically will allow you to comfortably use the TV from anywhere in the room.

                Picture

                4.9

                Sound

                4.6

                Control

                4.7

                Appearance

                4.8 90 003

                Functionality

                4.7

                Positive

                • Good matrix and sound.
                • Full HDR. OS works without brakes.
                • Assembly at a height, does not crunch, does not crack, including when heated.
                • Viewing angles are outrageous. 9.5 out of 10.

                Negatives

                • There are barely noticeable highlights on a black background at the edges, but in view of the size of the matrix, I consider this to be the norm.
                • Key Features
                • Type: LCD
                • Diagonal: 55
                • Screen Format: 9003 3 16:9
                • Resolution: 3840×2160
                • HD resolution: 4K UHD
                • Backlight type: Direct LED
                • Screen technology: HDR, LED
                • Total sound power: 20 W
                • Smart TV: yes
                • Smart TV platform: webOS
                • Screen refresh rate: 60 Hz
                • Model year: 2022

                4. 8 Average rating

                LG 55UQ80001LA

                55 inch TV with Ultra HD 4K picture quality. Powered by the α5 Gen5 Intelligent Processor, the model runs as efficiently and quickly as possible. The model supports cloud gaming services Cloud Game, Game Dashboard & Optimizer and HGiG. Now you can run games of any format and enjoy cool quality even without a powerful computer. The patented system from LG ThinQ AI allows you to easily control TV systems, integrate any external devices with one click, and also adjust the image quality to your perception.

                Picture

                4.9

                Sound

                4.8

                Ease of use

                4.8

                Appearance

                4.8 90 003

                Functionality

                4.9

                Positive

                • There is everything that an ordinary viewer or gamer needs.

                Negatives

                • The overall brightness of the UQ8000 is not very good.
                • Cannot display the wide color gamut required for 4K HDR viewing.

                Key Features

                Type: LCD TV

                Diagonal: 54. 6″ (139 cm)

                Screen Format: 16:9

                Resolution: 3840×2160

                HD resolution: 4K UHD, HDR 7

                HDR format: HDR 10 Pro

                LED backlight: yes, Direct LED

                Screen matrix type: IPS

                Stereo sound: yes 0669

                Screen refresh rate: 60 Hz

                Smart TV: Yes

                Smart TV Platform: webOS

                Model Year: 2021

                9066 9

                Image

                Viewing angle: 178°

                Signal reception

                DVB-T2 support: yes

                DVB-C support: DVB-C MPEG4 7

                DVB-S support: yes

                DVB-S2 support: yes

                Teletext: yes

                90 669

                Sound

                Sound power: 20 W ( 2×10 W)

                Speaker system: two speakers

                Audio decoders: Dolby Digital

                90 657

                Automatic volume leveling (AVL): yes

                Multimedia

                Supported formats: MP3, WMA, MPEG4, HEVC (H. 265 ), Xvid, DivX, MKV, JPEG

                Interfaces

                Inputs: HDMI x2, USB, Ethernet (RJ-45), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, WiDi, Miracast 9000 3

                Outlets : optical

                Front/side connectors: HDMI, USB 57

                CI support: yes, one slot, CI+ support

                Features

                Airplay support: yes

                Sleep timer: yes

                Child lock: yes

                Voice control

                Voice Assistant: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

                Ambient light sensor: Yes 0656

                Suitable for hotel use: yes

                Wall mountable: yes

                VESA mount standard: 300×300 mm

                906 69

                Dimensions with stand (WxHxD): 1244x783x235 mm

                Weight with stand: 14. 4 kg

                Dimensions without stand (WxHxD): 1244x726x87 mm 656

                Weight without stand: 14.3 kg

                Ecosystem: Apple HomeKit, LG Smart ThinQ, Yandex Smart Home

                Works in the smart home system: yes

                Additional info: LM21A 4K processor; director’s mode FilmMaker Mode; game mode ALLM; 360 VR virtual reality function; support for Yandex Smart Speakers

                Service life: 7 years

                Warranty period: 1 year

                4.3Average

                LG 55UP75006LF

                choice for home use. This model uses a high quality direct LED backlight matrix and a high resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, which will provide high quality and detailed images. Your TV is also equipped with HDR 10 Pro features to enhance the viewing experience of complex scenes of bright and dark elements. Slim bezel design makes watching your favorite movies and TV shows a pleasure. 20W speakers with various technologies will provide you with high-quality sound, allowing you to enjoy your favorite songs and movies. To connect to the Internet, you can use the built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet port. In addition, there are many slots for connecting analog and digital devices. There is also a Bluetooth module. The TV can be mounted on a desktop stand or mounted on the wall using VESA accessories. Equipped with a remote control and power cord.

                Picture

                5

                Sound

                4.5

                Ease of use

                3.2

                Appearance

                4.8 9000 3

                Functionality

                4.2

                Positive

                • TV quality is good, LG
                • is better than all models of previous years

                Negatives

                • The menu is buggy, the TV freezes, most likely the processor is weak, but it does not interfere in any way
                • Main characteristics
                • Type: OLED
                • Diagonal: 55
                • Screen Format: 16:9
                • Resolution: 900 33 3840×2160
                • HD resolution: 4K UHD
                • HDR formats: HDR10+
                • Screen technology: QLED, HDR
                • Total sound power: 20W
                • Smart TV: yes
                • Smart TV platform : Tizen
                • Screen refresh rate: 60Hz
                • Power consumption: 150W

                4. 7Average rating

                Samsung QE55Q60BAU

                unique for this category, the design will allow your TV to fit seamlessly into the interior of your room. Quantum Dot technology delivers the best image quality never seen before. With 100% color volume, quantum dot technology transforms light into a stunning color palette, while maintaining high color quality at any brightness level. Innovative backlight technology delivers sharper, more accurate contrast by optimizing the color tone of the backlight to suit the type of content you’re viewing. Quantum HDR technology brings out the finest image details and delivers optimal contrast so you can enjoy every scene to the fullest. Thanks to the increased brightness range of your TV screen, you will be able to appreciate the richness of the color palette and the excellent visibility of details, even in the darkest and brightest scenes. The powerful Samsung processor optimizes the sound quality according to the content you are watching. With 4K upscaling technology, you can watch your favorite content in 4K resolution. 3D surround sound with our virtual height channel allows you to fully immerse yourself in what is happening on the screen.

                Picture

                4.8

                Sound

                4.3

                Ease of use

                4.6

                Appearance

                5 9000 3

                Functionality

                5

                Positive

                • Good for watching movies in dark rooms.
                • Suitable for watching TV in brightly lit rooms, as it has a high peak brightness and copes well with reflections.

                Negatives

                • Narrow viewing angle when watching TV in a company.
                • Key Features
                • Type: LCD
                • Diagonal: 55
                • Screen Format: 16:9
                • Resolution: 3840×2160
                • HD Resolution: 4K UHD
                • HDR formats: HDR10+
                • Screen technology: HDR, Neo QLED s: 6
                • Screen refresh rate: 100Hz
                • Model year: 2022

                4. 8Average rating

                Samsung QE55QN85BAU

                Neo Quantum Processor is responsible for image processing. The operating system Tizen OS has an intuitive interface.
                60W front speakers deliver 3D surround sound. To connect to the Internet, you can use Wi-Fi or a wired connection via LAN. Smart TV support allows you to watch content on online platforms and communicate on social networks. It is possible to record TV programs from TV to a USB device. The TimeShift function allows you to pause the program in order to return to it after a while and continue watching from the same place. The set of interfaces consists of four HDMI 2.1, two USB 2.0 type A, an optical output, a connector for installing DVB CAM. Table stand included. You can hang the TV on the wall – this requires a VESA 400×300 mount.

                Picture

                5

                Sound

                4.7

                Ease of use

                4.6

                Appearance

                4.9 9000 3

                Functionality

                4.7

                Positive

                • It is bright, colorful and has many new generation features.