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Best 4K UHD TV 2021
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Best TV in 2021 - an OLED, of course

LG OLED CX (48/55/65/77 inches)

The best picture quality you get in 2021 with an OLED television. Namely perfect black, a contrast of infinite: 1 and great colors. In addition, fast movements are displayed very precisely on an OLED. Especially Movies in HDR (High Dynamic Range) look simply breathtaking in dark rooms. An OLED is also suitable for gaming, streaming or television during the day.

Since current OLED televisions almost all have the same screen (only manufacturer: LG Display), you don't have to take the most expensive one here.
The LG OLED CX has a very intuitive operating system, good image enhancement programs, almost any connection you want and is still one of the cheapest OLED TVs on the market. With HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ, it also supports all relevant HDR standards and even the new multi-channel audio standard Dolby Atmos in DOlby True-HD format.

thanks to the HDMI 2.1 The LG OLED is also perfectly equipped for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. As soon as these are on the market, you can start playing with VRR in up to 4K @ 120fps!

Update: In the 01/2021 issue of Stiftung Warentest, the LG OLED CX was named the test winner in various sizes.

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Burn in with OLEDs?

Yes, static content can burn into OLED screens. However, the same, very bright static content must be displayed for thousands of hours. Even if it cannot be completely ruled out, there is for most users practically no risk!

The best gaming TV in 2021

Samsung QLED Q70T (55/65/75 inches)

If you don't want to spend as much money as on an OLED, the Samsung Q70T is probably perfect for you. Through a QLEDVA panel it has very good black values ​​and a contrast of over 7000: 1. The Q70T is also brighter than similarly expensive models. That makes it a good solution for light and dark rooms equally!

With the 120Hz panel, he can display fast movements very clearly. If you have a XBox One S or X then you can even use FreeSync. With this VRR feature (Variable Refresh Rate) you no longer have any tearing while gaming and the already good input lag (input delay) of ~ 14ms drops to ~ 6ms. So the Samsung TV is also for professional gamers still perfectly suited. An HDMI 2.1 connection is also available for the new generation of consoles.

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Best TV 2021 for little money

Samsung TU8079 (43/50/55/65/75/82 inch)

The Samsung TU8079 is the cheapest TV from the 2021 line-up of the Korean manufacturer. You have to do without a few things with him that otherwise belong to the standard of UHD TVs. Above all, it does not have the aforementioned gaming features of the more expensive models.

However, it still delivers decent picture quality, especially when it is mostly streaming (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) or TV programs. Like the Q70T, it also has one VA panel with good black and a contrast of around 5000: 1. The resulting image quality is difficult to find in this price range. Although the TU8079 only has an 8 + 2 bit panel running at 50Hz, most of the content still looks very good. Fast movements are not razor-sharp, but neither are they completely blurred.

If you are looking for a TV for HDR, gaming or sports (soccer) you actually have to spend more. Because for such a good price, you can't expect miracles.
Because of the price, one can say that the Samsung TU8079 is the best 55 inch TV for a small budget.

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The best TVs from 2021 summarized

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What to look for in front of the TV in 2021:

The right inch size for home theater

The first thing you have to decide on when buying a new TV is of course the size. On the one hand, of course, the budget can be the reason for choosing the size.
Otherwise you should consider the distance between the seats. So that you can see the 4K TV at an angle of approximately 30 °, you can simply use the Divide the distance between the seats in cm by 4 and then gets the diagonal in inches. For example, at a distance of 200cm you get a diagonal of 50 inches. So a 49 or 50 inch TV would be the best solution. If you want more cinema feeling, you simply choose the next bigger one and, if the budget is tight, one size smaller.

From a distance of 2.6 m it should be a 65 inch television and from a distance of 3 m it should be a 75 inch television.

OLED or QLED TV?

You often hear about the two high-end technologies OLED and QLED. What's better now?
QLED TVs are normal LED-LCD TVs with an additional one Quantum Dot Layer. This then produces stronger colors, even at high brightness. The lighting comes from an LED backlight and can be dimmed for HDR details. Incidentally, manufacturers other than Samsung or TCL do not call it QLED. At LG it's called Nano Cell and at Sony, for example, Triluminous.

An OLED television takes a completely different approach. With him, each pixel shines itself in WRGB (i.e. white, red, green and blue). Local dimming is therefore not necessary without backlighting. The advantages are not only perfect black (when a pixel is simply off) and infinitely high contrast, but also very brilliant, true-to-life colors.

Therefore, for most people, an OLED is a better choice. A QLED can only be better in very bright rooms.

An OLED does not have to be an LG TV. Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Bang & Olufsen, Grundig etc. also manufacture OLED TVs. However, the actual screens all come from LG Display and that is why the current models are also the cheapest from LG itself.

Do you need 100Hz for 2021 TVs?

A few years ago TV manufacturers were advertising with frequencies of 200 or even 1000 Hz. However, this is not necessary at all and was partly an imaginary quantity, because the actual frequency was hardly ever higher than 240Hz.
To make fast movements look smoother, a higher frequency is better. The TV can then calculate intermediate images. However, more than 100Hz is actually not necessary for this either.
When gaming, it is a little more important that the TV has 100Hz (or actually 100 ~ 120Hz). But a VRR is even better, because then the frequency adapts to the frames per second from the graphics card.

Best TV 2021 with 4K / UHD

As mentioned at the beginning, almost all televisions that will be on the market in 2021 will be equipped with UHD resolution. In order to be future-proof, one should no longer buy a full HD TV. Incidentally, 4K is almost the same as UHD, but actually comes from the cinema resolution 4096 × 2160 (19:10). To be precise, one therefore speaks of UHD (Ultra High Definition)which also has the well-known aspect ratio of 16: 9 with 3840 × 2160.