Buy a midrange LCD TV if:
- You want quality for a reasonable price: The good ones offer excellent picture quality, solid preset image modes, easy on-screen navigation, and plenty of inputs for under $1,000.
Buy another type of TV if:
- You want the best image quality possible: An OLED TV will provide a clear, truly lifelike image with perfect blacks and bright highlights, but you’ll have to pay for it.
- You’re on a tight budget: If you’re willing to compromise on image quality to save some money, consider our budget pick.
- You don’t have very much space: If you’re looking for a TV to fit in the corner of your small bedroom or dorm, get a 32-inch model.
Why we like it: The 2018 Vizio P-Series F1 offers everything you need to enjoy a high-end TV experience today. The TV uses full-array local dimming, which produces superior contrast ratios for SD and HD content but also provides the best HDR experience on an LCD TV. The LCD panel has a native 120 Hz refresh rate, so films, TV programs, sports, and video games all look smooth, without excess judder or fake-looking motion interpolation. The preset calibrated image modes make it easy to get a good picture without an expensive calibration, and this TV has more HDMI inputs than the competition. Integrated streaming services and support for Alexa and Google Home control round out the essential features.
Flaws but not dealbreakers: Vizio chose to go with the clawfoot stand design in which the two feet are spaced far apart, so the P-Series F1 needs a table or stand that is as wide as it is—we prefer TVs with a center stand. It also lacks built-in voice search and has an okay remote.
Available sizes: 55, 65, 77 inches
HDMI ports: four
Smart OS: SmartCast OS