The best TV to buy in 2021—affordable, smart, for gamers, and more

Looking to upgrade your home entertainment with a new TV? Well, you're in luck, because today we're featuring the best TVs to buy in 2021. Have a look at this blog post for TVs that provide stunning images, incredible sound, and the latest game streaming capabilities.

The best TV to buy in 2021—affordable, smart, for gamers, and more
LG C1 83″ Class 4K Smart OLED TV in the living room

A great TV can really upgrade your home entertainment. Seriously, your favorite series, movies, documentaries, and shows take on a whole new dimension when you have the right home theater. But, when it comes to buying the best TV for your home, you might find it confusing which one to pick.

Related: LG vs. Samsung TV 2021: Who’s winning the smart TV war?

There’s The Frame TV by Samsung that looks just like a framed work of art on the wall. Then again, there are affordable options from brands like TCL that can suit your budget. So, here we are, presenting you with the best TVs to buy in 2021. From smart options for overall entertainment to ones packed with features for hardcore gaming, this list has it all.

Best smart TVs to buy in 2021

With brands launching QNED TVs and MicroLED displays, it seems like this is going to be a year with loads of new-gen smart TVs for your living room.

LG C1 83″ Class 4K Smart OLED TV

First up on our list of 10 smart TVs for your living room is the LG C1 83″ Class 4K Smart OLED TV. This gorgeous TV features self-lit pixels that give you brightly colored visuals. It also has swift response and smooth motion, which is great for sports and action movies. What’s more, this OLED TV even comes with Dolby Atmos for multidimensional surround sound.

LG C1 83-inch Class 4K Smart OLED TV

LG C1 83″ Class 4K Smart OLED TV in a living room

LG G1 Series OLED evo Televisions

Lend an art gallery vibe to your TV with the LG G1 Series OLED evo Televisions. This smart TV series has evo technology for a luminous, art-like image quality. The televisions in this collection have a slim, discreet design. They also come with an A9 Gen 4 processor to analyze and optimize your content.

LG G1 Series OLED evo televisions

LG G1 Series OLED evo televisions in a house

Samsung 2021 Neo QLED Accessible TV Lineup

For a truly luminous picture quality, you’ll want to consider the Samsung 2021 Neo QLED Accessible TV Lineup. It uses Quantum Mini LED, taking QLED technology to the next level. These TVs produce images with darker darks and brighter brights. They also have a nearly bezel-less screen. Finally, it includes advanced AI accessibility, immersive sounds, and many other features to upgrade your movie nights.


Samsung The Frame 2021 Lifestyle TV

Your TV really can look like a work of art on your wall with the Samsung The Frame 2021 Lifestyle TV. This updated Frame TV is thinner than previous models and has attachable bezel options in five color choices and two styles. Subscribe to the art store to access over 1,400 curated works of art to display when you aren’t watching your favorite content.

Samsung The Frame 2021 lifestyle TV

Samsung The Frame 2021 lifestyle TV on a wall

LG QNED Mini LED TV

The LG QNED Mini LED TV combines quantum dot and NanoCell technology and features Mini LEDs. This produces images that are incredibly lifelike. And it gives you a superior 1:1,000,000 contrast ratio. Also, with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, this TV renders smoothly and naturally. Finally, with its improved panel structure, everyone in the room can have an immersive experience.

LG QNED Mini LED TV

LG QNED Mini LED TV on a purple background

Best affordable TVs to buy in 2021

When it comes to affordable TV options, TCL and Samsung have some great models to go for. These usually start from around $600-$700 and are quite good in terms of picture quality and performance. So, if you’re on a budget, these are great affordable TVs to buy in 2021.

TCL 8-Series Roku TV

Upgrade your TV’s picture with another of our favorite 10 smart TVs for your living room: the TCL 8-Series Roku TV. This smart TV combines 4K HDR and QLED technology. It also provides Mini-LED technology for accurate control of the vibrant brights and deep darks, giving you depth, contrast, and dimension. Also, its striking brushed metal design is sure to look great in any home.

TCL 8-Series ROKU TV in a living room setup

TCL 8-Series ROKU TV in a living room setup

TCL 5-Series QLED TV

Take your viewing experience to a whole new level with the TCL 5-Series QLED TV. Thanks to QLED technology, you’ll experience lifelike picture quality with vivid wide colors and striking contrasts. In fact, the color contrast optimizes up to 80 zones for striking bright and dark areas. It uses Dolby Vision so you can enjoy all of your favorite shows. The TCL 5-Series is great for watching movies or gaming

Sony XH80 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

One step below the XH81, the Sony XH80 4K Ultra HD Smart TV doesn’t differ from it too much. However, you’ll get inverted-V feet rather than the flat, ice-skate style on the XH81. What’s great about this Ultra HD television is that it comes in six different sizes: 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″. Whether you have a small living space or your own home movie theater, this 4K TV will find a place to fit in.

Sony XH80 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Sony XH80 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Samsung Q60T QLED HDR Smart TV

You don’t have to splurge for the absolute highest model of new televisions to get an impressive picture. With the Samsung Q60T QLED HDR Smart TV, you get 4K-quality images along with realistic colors. That’s due to its Quantum Dot Technology, which offers more than a billion shades of color. And with Dual LED backlighting, this television adjusts the color so you always see it how the creator intended. Additionally, this 4K TV has Quantum HDR to ensure you enjoy accurate contrast and detail. 

Samsung Q60T QLED HDR Smart TV

Samsung Q60T QLED HDR Smart TV

Best gaming TVs to buy in 2021

Whether it’s gaming everyday or as a pro, there are countless gaming TVs that can help you play in style. Here are some of the best gaming TVs to buy in 2021.

Samsung Q80T 4K Smart TV

Make sure you get the best picture quality possible with the Samsung Q80T 4K Smart TV. This gorgeous television uses an intelligent backlighting system that delivers incredible blacks and impressive whites. The Direct Full Array 8X system consists of backlights that smartly adjust on their own. In fact, with its Quantum Dot technology, it boasts a range of more than one billion colors that its intelligent 4K processor can actually upscale. 

Samsung Q80T 4K Smart TV

Samsung Q80T 4K Smart TV

LG OLED 48CX 4K Ultra HD TV

With the LG OLED 48CX 4K Ultra HD TV, you get a high-quality television in a mid-range size. In fact, this mid-size TV offers self-illuminating pixels for deep blacks and impressive contrast. With millions of OLED pixels, it’ll let you experience billions of colors so you see every detail. What’s more, it works with Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, so you know both the picture and the sound quality will be great. With the α9 Gen3 AI Processor 4K, this television makes every aspect of what you watch crisp and clear.

LG OLED 48CX 4K Ultra HD TV

LG OLED 48CX 4K Ultra HD TV

Sony BRAVIA XR X95J 4K LED TV

Enjoy a premium 4K HDR picture with the Sony BRAVIA XR X95J 4K LED TV. This impressive TV provides an immersive 4K viewing experience with the Sony Cognitive Processor XR and a Full Array LED panel. With its advanced speaker technology, you get clearer audio no matter what you’re watching. Best of all, Google provides hands-free help when you search for titles and genres.

Best futuristic TVs of 2021

Finally, let’s take a look at some of then most futuristic TVs of 2021. From rollable TVs to all-in-one OLEDs, these TVs are totally worth a look.

Bang & Olufsen Beovision Contour All-in-One OLED TV

Featuring the company’s trademark classic design, the Bang & Olufsen Beovision Contour All-in-One OLED TV is another excellent item on our list of 10 smart TVs for your living room. It features a 48″ OLED screen and deep, rich sound. That’s thanks to eleven drivers and amplifiers. Furthermore, an integrated 3-channel and Dolby Atmos solution produce crisp conversations and sonorous action.

LG Display Transparent OLED TV concept

LG reimagines the future of TVs with the LG Display Transparent OLED TV concept. This cutting-edge TV boasts a transparent 55-inch OLED screen that rolls up from the foot of a bed. This makes for super-comfortable viewing. But that’s not the only idea behind this concept product. With 40% transparency, this innovative TV also works as a smart home device and can display information like the time, weather, or when your alarm is scheduled to ring. 

LG Display Transparent OLED TV concept

LG Display Transparent OLED TV concept

We hope you enjoyed this list of smart TVs for your living room. As always, let us know in the comments which of these TVs you’d love to own.

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