TVs are always one of the biggest parts of CES, and CES 2023 will be no different. Most of the biggest TV makers announce their major launches for the year at the event, and we'll be updating this guide to the best TVs of CES 2023 with all the most significant news as it's 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's coming here… especially since in some cases, you might decide that picking up current-gen models for cheap would be smarter, depending on how impressive you find the upgrades.
LG was first out of the gate with news of its new OLED models, with other companies due to reveal all in the coming days. Meanwhile, Samsung Display (the part of Samsung that manufactures screens) has already unveiled its new next-gen QD-OLED panels that will almost certainly be used in sets from Samsung itself and Sony (and perhaps more). 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: the high-end LG Z3 8K model; the LG G3 high-end 4K model, which offers the company's brightest-ever OLED performance; the LG C3, which will be the mid-range blockbuster to replace the best-selling LG C2; the LG B3, which is the most affordable model; and the LG M3, which is a new nearly-wireless TV that's extremely impressive.
Every model will have 4K 120Hz and VRR support over HDMI 2.1 for gamers, and will include a new image processor for improved picture quality generally. The Z3, G3 and C3 will all feature the a9 Gen6 processor, with fancy new tricks such as applying HDR tone mapping and sharpness processing on individual objects within the frame, so everything gets handled correctly. The B3 will include a slightly less advanced processor: the a7 Gen6.
The really clever thing is that the LG M3 will support all this from a totally wireless box where all the connections go – the TV needs power, but can otherwise stand alone, with no cables running to it. Your PS5, Blu-ray player etc can plug into a box on the other side of the room.
There's no LG A3 this year – the LG A2 was the last of LG's super-cheap OLED line-up (unless the company reverses course). We'll have to wait and see what this means for the price of the LG B2 – it'd be great if that came down to the A2's price.
The really flashy model here is the LG G3, which promises to be up to 70% brighter than conventional OLED models (which appears to refer to the likes of the B3, rather than the C3, which also has some brightness boosting tech… just not as much as the G3 does).
Samsung TVs at CES 2023
Samsung has announced a big range of new TVs, including its next-gen OLED model, more mini-LED QLED TVs in 4K ant 8K, and the first micro-LED TV at sizes you can fit in your home.
One of the most exciting is the Samsung S95C OLED TV, which features a new generation of QD-OLED (that's OLED mixed with Quantum Dots) panel. The new TV will be available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch sizes for TVs, and is claiming to offer unrivalled brightness. We actually went behind the scenes at the QD-OLED factory, and got the scoop on what the panel is capable of – and it sounds incredibly impressive, with a 30% improvement in brightness promised, which could put other OLED TVs to shame.
Elsewhere, the Samsung QN95C will be the company's flagship 4K mini-LED TV with QLED technology for the year, and Samsung is aiming to once again take big steps forward in black tones for mini-LED, as well as boosting brightness in highlights even further. The Samsung QN900C will be the ultimate flagship, though, boasting an 8K screen and 1,000 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 mind-blowing. There will be more QLED TVs, of course, but we're waiting on more information about those.
The Samsung MicroLED CX is the biggest surprise. Micro-LED is like OLED tech, where the pixels generate their own light, but can go much, much brighter. Samsung has promised that this TV will come in 76-inch, 63-inch and 50-inch sizes – previous micro-LED TVs have been over 100 inches, so this is a huge (and sudden) change. Samsung says the TVs will offer incredible 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 is on Jan 4th, but we're not expecting any TVs from the company… yet. Sony confirmed to the The Verge that it's not showing its new sets, but we're sure there will be an announcement before too long. It just won't be today.
Panasonic TVs at CES 2023
Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic MZ2000 4K OLED TV, which is the first TV confirmed to use Micro Lens Array tech in LG's latest OLED panels to produce in creased brightness. (We also believe this is being used in the LG G3, but haven't had it confirmed.)
By angling the light from the OLED pixel to reduce wastage of light not directed right towards your eyes, it can hit even brighter highlights – and Panasonic has always led the way on OLED brightness, due its use of strong heatsink tech, so it can push the panel harder without damaging it.
The MZ2000 also promises better gaming performance, and an upgrade to the excellent (and incredibly innovative) speaker array in the Panasonic LZ2000 by adding better bass, so you're even less likely to need a soundbar.
TCL TVs at CES 2023
Again, news is due on Jan 4th on TCL's range, but you should expect the company to keep getting aggressive in bringing higher-end tech, such as mini-LED, down to mid-range prices.
The big question is whether the company will go harder on OLED as well as its LCD ranges. In 2022, it also focused on bringing much (MUCH) bigger TVs to market, using a range of tech. We'll probably see more giant QLED models, but we also saw a micro-LED TV from it in 2022, so we'll be hoping to see more support from this burgeoning tech from TCL.
Hisense TVs at CES 2023
The news from Hisense should arrive on, yes, Jan 4th. Much like TCL, a big focus will likely be on more advanced mini-LED screens for affordable prices. TCL does make OLED models too, but the price of OLED panels currently cooled the company on the tech in 2022, so we'd expect its big pushes to be in bringing mini-LED and QLED to even lower prices.
- Check out our CES 2023 hub for all the latest news from the show as it happens. We'll be covering everything from 8K TVs and foldable displays to new phones, laptops and smart home gadgets, so stick with us for the big stories.
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Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Entertainment, meaning he's in charge of persuading our team of writers and reviewers to watch the latest TV shows and movies on gorgeous TVs and listen to fantastic speakers and headphones. It's a tough task, as you can imagine. Matt has over a decade of experience in tech publishing, and previously ran the TV & audio coverage for our colleagues at T3.com, and before that he edited T3 magazine. During his career, he's also contributed to places as varied as Creative Bloq, PC Gamer, PetsRadar, MacLife, and Edge. TV and movie nerdism is his speciality, and he goes to the cinema three times a week. He's always happy to explain the virtues of Dolby Vision over a drink, but he might need to use props, like he's explaining the offside rule.