Best Tv Under $300

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The LG Signature OLED W mounts flush against the wall and protrudes about a centimeter. All electronics and ports are located in a separate block under the TV, combined with a soundbar.
2022-06-02, by Ted Jackman, Independent Financial Adviser

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This model has already been discontinued, but it can still be found on sale.

Assess the level of illumination

OLEDs are best suited for a darkened home theater with blocking curtains. Such TVs reproduce “perfect” blacks by completely turning off the pixels - but in bright light, instead of darkness, you will see the reflection of the light of the lamp.

At the same time, LCD and QLED models are less prone to glare and reflections. If you have large windows or have lights on all the time, choose a model with high brightness (starting at 350 nits).

On the other hand, in the dark it will be noticeable that in conventional LCD or QLED black areas continue to glow and look whitish.

Decide how often the TV will be turned on

Some types of matrices can burn out with continuous use - this problem first appeared in plasma panels (now they are no longer being produced), and now occurs in OLEDs.

Burn-in is the appearance of a non-disappearing image on the screen in those places where a static picture was displayed for a long time (TV channel logo or Windows taskbar).

Modern OLED TVs are protected from image retention. But as, for example, the main monitor for a computer, they are still not recommended to be used - you can consider the Best Tv Under 0 as an alternative.

Best Tv Under $300

The 2019 and 2020 LG OLED models are NVIDIA G-Sync certified, while TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG NanoLED and several other manufacturers (complete list) support FreeSync. The latter is relevant for Radeon, Xbox One X, and next generation consoles, but as of 2018, GeForces are also limitedly compatible with FreeSync.

HDMI 2.1 supports 4K at 120Hz or 8K/60Hz with both HDR and VRR enabled. Such ports are not yet found in any gaming device - even the top-end GeForce RTX 20-series video cards use HDMI 2.0. But in the fall of 2020, consoles from Sony and Xbox will be released, as well as next-generation GeForce and Radeon video cards that will be equipped with this connector and will be able to provide the necessary performance in games.

HDMI 2.1 is supported by LG 4K TVs starting with SM9000 (2019 line) and NANO85 (2020), Sony XH90 and 8K TVs from all manufacturers. Samsung 4K TVs do not formally have HDMI 2.1 ports, but some 2020 models (55LS01T, 55/65/75LS03T, Q70/77T, Q80/87) have one of the HDMIs on the rear panel that has an input signal expansion mode and supports 4K/120 fps: Wikipedia.

Most smart TVs have motion smoothing, often referred to as the "soap opera effect". The TV processor doubles each frame, artificially increasing the frame rate - with movies it looks unnatural, and in games it significantly increases input lag.


A good implementation of HDR makes bright scenes brighter, dark scenes darker, displaying more shades and midtones between them. An HDR image looks more saturated and "full" due to the fact that more details are preserved in the shadows and highlights of the image.

The number of shades displayed is also called "color depth" and is measured in bits. Most "regular" (SDR) TVs have an 8-bit matrix and are capable of displaying 16.8 million colors. HDR support usually means 10-bit depth (more than a billion shades), but there is a caveat.

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