CR tests hundreds of TVs each year for resolution, color accuracy, and newer features such as high dynamic range (HDR). Members can use our ratings and reviews to help find the best TV for their home. And our buying guide is full of useful advice for TV shoppers at any budget.
We tell you which models have streaming video content and web browsers, and whether a TV includes WiFi and Ethernet connections. Also factoring into a TV's overall score are HD picture quality and UHD performance, viewing angle, sound quality, motion blur, and energy efficiency.
Buying a TV still involves many choices, some of which may be new to you. You'll see plenty of Ultra HD (UHD), or 4K, TVs that offer greater picture detail than HDTVs, and improved contrast and color. Once you know which type of TV you want, focus on getting the right size and picture quality, and a few key features. And make sure your new TV has the connections required for equipment such as a streaming media player or sound bar.