The Best 55-Inch TVs

Sometimes bigger really is better.


They say size doesn’t matter, but when it’s you and your friends crowded around a 13-inch laptop trying to watch the latest Avengers movie on your apartment floor or bed.

Here, just for you, is the solution: a television. With streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu giving television programming a run for their money, the vast majority of TVs are designed to support a multitude of your favorite online services. Below, Inverse has picked out the best big-screen TVs that suit all of your needs:

If You Want It All: LG 55-inch

Don’t let its lithe size fool you; the LG 55-inch is packed with an α9 Intelligent Processor inside the LG OLED TV, which enhances sharpness and depth while delivering vastly more accurate colors, for the ultimate in picture quality. Custom pixel-level dimming capabilities enables each of the 8.3 million individually lit pixels to brighten, dim, or power off completely for crisp detail. Even more, the software you get is Dolby Vision, as well as HDR10 and HLG, both with LG’s advanced tone-mapping technology that provides scene by scene optimization, plus Dolby Atmos audio technology. With 4 HDMI inputs, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 Composite in, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack) and Audio Return Channel Support, what are you waiting for?

If You Want A TV That Listens: The LG UHD TV

The smartest TV you’ve ever owned. The LG UHD TV is fully equipped with AI to synch to your electronics and create a hub for your connected smart devices. The LG AI TV uses intelligent voice control to allow you to verbally direct the TV to whatever program or app you want to use. The multi-format 4K high dynamic range support includes HDR10 and HLG, both with LG’s advanced tone-mapping technology that provides scene-by-scene optimization. It also utilizes in-plane switching to deliver rich colors and a strong contrast Ratio that remain Consistent at wide viewing angles. Say “add to cart.”

If You Want Stunning Optics: Samsung UHD

Whether you’re binging the Fast and Furious franchise or crushing your high score on Mario Kart Tour, the Samsung UHD will give you the crystal clear visuals you need. With the Motion Rate 240, you’ll enjoy smooth, crisp action even in the fastest scenes in stunning high dynamic range. It’s ultra-slim array design dynamically fine-tunes the deepness of the blacks, to the brightness of the whites, for a picture with sensational contrast. What’s more? It comes with Bixby Voice, a proprietary way you can find streaming and live TV shows with a Universal Guide, one remote, and voice assistance. Best of all worlds.

If You Want Quality Sound: Samsung Smart QLED

Ever notice how T.V. noises can be…kind of a turn-off? Set the mood with the Samsung Smart QLED. This T.V. is one in a million with the proprietary Ambient Mode. It allows you to enhance your living space with decorative content, useful information, your own photos, and even some background music for the ultimate atmosphere. Its visuals are remarkable in their own right, too; Q contrast enables dramatic depth from the darkest to brightest scenes and a stunning color range for a heightened film experience.

If You Want To Stream It All: TCL Smart Functionality

If you need to stay on top of those streamed shows, the TCL Smart Functionality offers access to thousands of streaming channels with over 500,000 of content and episodes via Roku TV. It also pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) for the most lifelike visuals. It is also equipped with LED backlighting with contrast control Zones produce Deep blacks and excellent picture quality, and multiple inputs, including 3 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical audio Out, Ethernet. Oh, and it is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Hey Google, add to the cart.

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