TVs are always one of the biggest parts of CES, and CES 2023 will be no different. Most of the biggest TV manufacturers are announcing their major releases for the year at this event, and we’ll be updating this guide to the best CES 2023 TVs with all the major news as announced.
These are the TVs that will dominate our guide to the best TVs this year, so anyone thinking of buying a set in the next 12 months should pay attention to what comes up here… especially since in some cases you may decide that upgrading current-cheap gene models would be smarter, depending on how impressive the improvements are.
LG was the first to come out of the gate with the news of its new OLED models, with other companies expected to reveal everything in the coming days. Meanwhile, Samsung Display (the part of Samsung that produces screens) has already presented its new generation QD-OLED panels, which will almost certainly be used in the sets of Samsung and Sony (and perhaps not only). It’s going to be another big year for the best OLED TVs.
LG TVs at CES 2023
LG has unveiled its new OLED range for 2023, which includes five models: high-end LG Z3 8K model; the LG G3 a high-end 4K model that offers the company’s brightest ever OLED performance; the LG C3, which will be a mid-range hit to replace the bestselling LG C2; LG B3which is the cheapest model; and LG M3a new, almost wireless TV that makes a huge impression.
Each model will support 4K 120Hz and VRR over HDMI 2.1 for gamers, and will also include a new image processor to improve image quality overall. All Z3, G3 and C3 models will feature the a9 Gen6 processor with new fancy tricks like applying HDR tone mapping and focus processing to individual objects in the frame so everything is handled correctly. The B3 will feature a slightly less advanced processor: the a7 Gen6.
What’s really clever is that the LG M3 handles it all from a completely wireless device with all connections – the TV needs power, but otherwise it can stand on its own without any wires. PS5, Blu-ray player, etc. can be connected to the box across the room.
There is no LG A3 this year – the LG A2 was the last of LG’s super cheap OLED lineup (unless the company reverses course). We’ll have to wait and see what this means for the price of the LG B2 – it would be great if it came down to the price of the A2.
The really striking model here is the LG G3, which promises to be up to 70% brighter than conventional OLED models (which seems to refer to the B3, not the C3, which also has brightness boosting technology… just not quite as much as the G3).
Read our in-depth look at the new 2023 LG OLED series here.
Samsung TVs at CES 2023
Samsung has announced a wide range of new TVs, including a next-generation OLED model, more QLED mini-LED TVs in 4K and 8K resolutions, and the first micro-LED TV in sizes that will fit in your home.
One of the most exciting is the Samsung S95C OLED TV, which features a next-generation QD-OLED panel (that is, OLED mixed with quantum dots). The new TV will be available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch sizes for TVs and offers unparalleled brightness. In fact, we took a look behind the scenes at the QD-OLED factory and found out what the panel is capable of – and it sounds incredibly impressive, with a promised 30% brightness improvement that could put other OLED TVs to shame.
Elsewhere, the so-called Samsung QN95C will be the company’s flagship 4K mini-LED TV with QLED technology for this year, and Samsung intends to once again take a big step forward in black shades for the mini-LED, as well as further increase the brightness in the brightest places. The Samsung QN900C however, it will be the ultimate flagship, equipped with an 8K screen and 1000 dimming zones for ultra-local contrast. Last year’s version, the very impressive Samsung QN900B, only had 36 dimming zones, so the difference is likely to be staggering. Of course, there will be more QLED TVs, but we are waiting for more information about them.
The Samsung MicroLED CX is the biggest surprise. Micro-LED is like OLED technology where the pixels generate their own light but can be much brighter. Samsung has promised that this TV will be available in 76-inch, 63-inch and 50-inch sizes – previous micro-LED TVs were over 100 inches, so this is a huge (and sudden) change. Samsung says the TVs will offer amazing black tone performance and a 240Hz refresh rate, which will be a first for a TV.
Sony TVs at CES 2023
Sony’s press conference will take place on January 4, but we’re not expecting any TV sets from the company… yet. Sony has confirmed to The Verge that it is not showing its new setsbut we are sure there will be an announcement soon. It just won’t be today.
Panasonic TVs at CES 2023
Panasonic has announced a novelty Panasonic MZ2000 4K OLED TV, which is the first TV to be confirmed to use Micro Lens Array technology in LG’s latest OLED panels for increased brightness. (We also believe this is used in the LG G3, but this has not been confirmed.)
By directing the light from the OLED pixel at an angle to reduce the waste of light not directed directly into the eyes, it can produce even brighter lights – and Panasonic has always led the way in OLED brightness by using powerful heat sink technology, which allows it to push the panel harder without damaging it.
The MZ2000 also promises better gaming performance and an upgrade to the excellent (and incredibly innovative) speaker setup on the Panasonic LZ2000 by adding better bass, so you’re even less likely to need a soundbar.
TCL TVs at CES 2023
Again, there will be some news in the TCL lineup on January 4, but expect the company to continue to aggressively push higher-end tech like mini-LED into mid-range pricing.
The big question is whether the company will push more into OLED as well as LCD ranges. In 2022, it also focused on launching much (MUCH) larger TVs, using a range of technologies. We’ll likely see more giant QLED models, but we’ve also seen a micro-LED TV in 2022, so we’ll hopefully see more support from this emerging tech from TCL.
Hisense TVs at CES 2023
News from Hisense should come, yes, January 4th. Like TCL, a lot of emphasis is likely to be placed on more advanced mini-LED screens at affordable prices. TCL also makes OLED models, but the price of OLED panels has currently cooled the company down on tech in 2022, so we expect the big push to come down to mini-LED and QLED prices.
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