Televisions are always one of the biggest parts of CES, and CES 2023 will be no different. Most of the biggest TV makers announced their major releases of the year at the event, and we’ll update this guide to the best TVs at CES 2023 with all of the most important news as they’re announced.
These are the TVs that will dominate our guide to the best TVs this year, so anyone considering buying a set in the next 12 months should pay attention to what comes up here…especially since in some cases, you may decide to opt for the following-might be Cheap generic models are smarter, depending on how much you like the upgrades.
LG was the first out of the gate with news of its new OLED models, and other companies are set to reveal all that in the coming days. Meanwhile, Samsung Display (the part of Samsung that makes screens) has already revealed its new next-generation QD-OLED panels that will almost certainly be used in sets from Samsung itself and Sony (and possibly more). It’s going to be another big year for the best OLED TVs.
LG TVs at CES 2023
LG unveiled its new OLED range for 2023, which includes five models: high-end LG Z3 phone 8 kilo model LG G3 a high-end 4K model, which offers the company’s brightest OLED performance; the LG C3, which will be the mid-range flagship to replace the best-selling LG C2; LG B 3, which is the most affordable model; and the LG M3 phonewhich is a very impressive new semi-wireless TV.
Each model will have 4K 120Hz and VRR support over HDMI 2.1 for players, and will include a new image processor to improve overall picture quality. The Z3, G3 and C3 will all feature a9 Gen6 processor, with cool new tricks like applying HDR tone mapping and sharpness manipulation to individual objects within the frame, so everything is handled just right. The B3 will include a less advanced processor: the a7 Gen6.
The really clever thing is that the LG M3 will support all of this from a completely wireless box where all the connections go — the TV needs power, but can stand on its own, without cables running to it. A PS5, Blu-ray player, etc. can be connected to a box on the other side of the room.
No LG A3 this year — the LG A2 was LG’s last ultra-cheap OLED range (unless the company reverses course). We’ll have to wait and see what this means for the LG B2’s price — it’d be great if that came down to the A2’s price.
The really flashy model here is the LG G3, which promises to be up to 70% brighter than conventional OLED models (which seems to refer to the likes of the B3, rather than the C3, which also has some brightness-boosting tech…just not as much). G3 does).
Read an in-depth look at the new LG OLED 2023 range here.
Samsung TVs at CES 2023
Samsung has announced a slew of new TVs, including a next-generation OLED model, more compact 4K ant 8K QLED LED TVs, and the first micro-LED TVs in sizes you can fit in your home.
One of the most exciting is the Samsung S95C OLED TV, which features a new generation of QD-OLED (Quantum Dot Hybrid OLED) panel. The new TV will be available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch TV sizes, and claims to offer unparalleled brightness. We actually went behind the scenes at the QD-OLED factory, and got the scoop on the panel’s capability — and it looks incredibly impressive, with a promised 30% improvement in brightness that would put other OLED TVs to shame.
Elsewhere, the Samsung QN95C It will be the company’s flagship 4K mini-LED TV with QLED technology this year, and Samsung is once again aiming to take big steps forward in blacks for mini-LED, as well as boosting the brightness in highlights even further. the Samsung QN900C It will be the ultimate flagship, however, with an 8K display and 1,000 dimming zones for superior local contrast. Last year’s version, the very impressive Samsung QN900B, only had 36 dimming zones, so the difference is likely to be staggering. There will be more QLED TVs of course, but we are waiting for more information on them.
the Samsung MicroLED CX is the biggest surprise. Micro-LED is similar to OLED technology, where pixels generate their own light, but they can be much brighter. Samsung has promised that this TV will come in 76-inch, 63-inch, and 50-inch sizes—previous micro-LED TVs have been over 100 inches, so this is quite a (and surprising) change. Samsung says the TVs will offer amazing black performance, a 240Hz refresh rate, which will be a TV first.
Sony TVs at CES 2023
Sony’s press conference will take place on January 4th, but we’re not expecting any TVs from the company… yet. Sony has confirmed to The Verge that it’s not showing off its new sets, but we’re sure there will be an announcement before long. This will not be the case today.
Panasonic TVs at CES 2023
Panasonic announced the new Panasonic MZ2000 4K OLED TV, the first TV confirmed to use Micro Lens Array technology in LG’s latest OLED panels to produce crispy brightness. (We also believe this is being used in the LG G3, but this has not been confirmed.)
By directing light from OLED pixels to reduce wasted light not directed directly at your eyes, even the brightest glimpses can hit—and Panasonic has always pioneered OLED brightness, due to its use of powerful heatsink technology, so it can push the panel stiffer without damaging it.
The MZ2000 also promises better gaming performance, and upgrades to the Panasonic LZ2000’s excellent (and incredibly innovative) speaker set by adding better bass, so you’re less likely to need a subwoofer.
TCL TVs at CES 2023
Again, news is due Jan. 4 on the TCL scale, but you should expect the company to continue to aggressively bring high-end technology, such as mini-LED, to mid-range prices.
The big question is whether the company will go more aggressively on its OLED as well as its LCD ranges. In 2022, it’s also focused on bringing a lot of larger TVs to market, using a range of technologies. We’ll likely see more of the giant QLED models, but we’ve also seen a small LED TV from it in 2022, so hopefully we’ll see more support from this burgeoning tech from TCL.
Hisense TVs at CES 2023
News from Hisense should arrive, yes, on January 4th. Like TCL, the big focus is likely to be on more advanced small LED screens at affordable prices. TCL makes OLED models as well, but the price of OLED panels has currently cooled the company into the technology in 2022, so we expect its big pushes to bring mini-LED and QLED to lower prices.
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