Consumer Electronics Show 2022 – 8 Best TVs of CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show  2022 is a great event to see all of the hot new tech that will be changing our lives in the years to come, but at its core, it’s still very much the preeminent event for checking out what TV makers have in store for us. CES 2022 was no exception, and because of a groundbreaking new display technology — QD-OLED — it may well turn out to be one of the most important CES shows in years. What did we see that was most exciting while at the show, and what can you expect to find in stores this year? Here are the best TVs of CES 2022.

LG Gallery Series G2 OLED TVs

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Since the LG G1 Gallery Series OLED earned our top spot for most of 2021 in our best TVs roundup, it’s only fair that we start this list with its replacement, the Gallery Series G2. What’s changed? LG’s flagship nonrollable TV is now bigger, better, and brighter. How can you go wrong with that?

For one thing, LG now gets to claim that it has the largest OLED TV you can buy. The G2 comes in several sizes — 55-, 65-, and 77-inches, plus there’s a new 83-inch model. But if you want to go really big, give your bank manager a call because the G2 is also going to come in an absolutely massive 97-inch size,  too. If you have to ask how much it will be …

Regardless of which size you opt for, LG promises the G2 will be even brighter than the 2021 OLED evo-based G1 — which was already a step up from LG’s prior panels. The company hasn’t said just how much brighter the G2 will be, but it did say that the TV uses new components that let it maintain that extra brightness for longer periods.

Design-wise, the G2 is thinner (how that’s possible we’re not sure) and possesses even smaller bezels than the G1. And folks who thought that LG’s optional legs didn’t match the care and attention that went into making the G1 will be pleased (or envious) to know that the G2 gets a much more attractive optional stand in case you don’t want to use the included wall mount.

Read our full report on LG’s CES 2022 TVs

Sony Master Series A95K QD-OLED 4K TV

Sony

In case you’re just getting up to speed with all the news from CES 2022, let us tell you the only thing you need to know (at least as far as TV tech is concerned): QD-OLED TVs are real, they bring together the best of QLED and OLED into a single panel, and they are amazing. We say that with confidence after having seen a live demo at the show, courtesy of Samsung Display, the only company so far that manufacturers the QD-OLED hybrid panels (which also go by the name “QD Display”). Dazzlingly bright, with superb viewing angles, and all of the inky black goodness we’re used to from OLED, we don’t yet know how much an QD-OLED TV will cost, but do we know you’re going to want one.

And the first QD-OLED TV you’ll be able to buy is Sony’s new Master Series A95K, a Google TV-powered, 4K-resolution QD-OLED TV that will come in 55- and 65-inch sizes when it formally debuts later this year. We haven’t seen the A95K in person, but based on the Samsung Display demo, and what we know of Sony’s capabilities when it comes to image processing, we have zero doubts that this TV will be a stunner in every way.

And just in case QD-OLED isn’t enough of a reason to think highly of the A95K, Sony has packed it full of other leading-edge tech, including full support for HDMI 2.1: eARC, 4K@120Hz, variable refresh rate (VRR), auto low-latency mode (ALLM), and 48Gbps bandwidth. Sony has improved its Acoustic Surface Audio+, which turns the entire screen into a speaker, powered by two full-range drivers and two subwoofers, and every A95K includes Sony’s new Bravia Cam. That camera — which has its own physical privacy switch — enables video calling, sound and image optimization based on viewer positions, energy saving, gesture controls, and even a warning when kids stand too close to the TV.

Finally, let’s take a moment to appreciate the stand. It may not look like it’s remarkable, but it gives you two positions. A forward position that reduces the stands appearance to a thin stripe, and a backward position that lets you get the screen nearly flush