Best TV in Australia 2024: our top picks from LG, Samsung, Sony and more

Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV with Q-Series Q990C soundbar
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The best TVs in Australia are always changing, so our frequently updated guide will help steer you to the top locally available options. After all, we wouldn't want to waste your time by recommending TVs that you can't even buy. 

Our goal it to help you make an informed decision on which TV to purchase without tripping into TL;DR territory — that means relaying our expert advice on picture and sound quality, display technologies, available smart features, the UI experience and more. 

And, if a particular telly in our list does take your fancy, we also want to make it as easy as possible for you to buy it at a great price.

So without further ado, here is Tom's Guide's definitive list of the best TVs in Australia for 2023.

Written by
Stephen Lambrechts
Written by
Stephen Lambrechts

Hello! I'm Stephen (a.k.a. Slams) and I'm the Managing Editor of Tom's Guide (APAC). Based in Sydney, Australia, I've written about TV and AV for the better part of a decade, having previously worked as a Senior Journalist over at our sister website, TechRadar. My goal is to help you cut through the slogans and marketing phrases to find the best TV for your needs.

The quick list

Here's a quick overview of the best TVs you can buy in Australia right now based on our extensive testing and reviews. Alternatively, you can keep on scrolling to see our in-depth analysis of all the top TVs on our list. 

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Best TV overall

Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV with Q-Series Q990C soundbar

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Samsung has delivered the new peak brightness king of televisions

Specifications

Screen size: 65-inch, 75-inch, 85-inch
Resolution: 8K
Panel Type: Neo QLED / Mini LED
Smart TV: Tizen
HDR: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+

Reasons to buy

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Unrivaled brightness
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One Connect box
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Full HDMI 2.1 support on all ports
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Excellent gaming features

Reasons to avoid

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No Dolby Vision
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Some black clipping

Samsung's QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV is so stacked with features, some may see it as bordering on overkill. In terms of functionality, the QN900C delivers pretty much everything you could ask for in a high-end TV (with the exception of Dolby Vision support). 

It reminds us why Samsung resisted OLED technology for so long, with the QN900C's Mini LED-backed LCD display achieving comparable black levels and stunning colors without sacrificing peak brightness. It also boasts incredible picture quality and upscaling.

While the appearance of black crush in darker scenes is a little disappointing, it's far outweighed by everything the QN900C does right, making it one of the best 8K TVs you can buy right now in Australia.

Read our full Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K TV review

Best OLED TV

The LG G3 OLED in a living room

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This OLED delivers ultra brightness and an outstanding picture

Specifications

Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65, 77 inches
Screen Type: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI 2.1 (1 eARC)
Size: 56.7 x 32.3 x 1 inches
Weight: 61.9 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Astounding brightness for OLED
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Superlative picture quality
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Beautiful physical design
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Strong smart platform

Reasons to avoid

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Unimpressive sound
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HDR color falls slightly short
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No support for HDR10+

The LG G3 OLED offers the best of all worlds: It’s an OLED TV, so you get perfect blacks, infinite contrast, and intense colors, but it also boasts astonishing brightness that guarantees you won’t miss out on the full impact of the thrilling HDR effects so essential to movies today. 

Plus, it uses LG’s thoroughly refined webOS smart platform; it has a good remote control; and it’s gorgeous to look at — a true showpiece that will grace your wall as smartly and stylishly as higher-end framed artwork.

Besides the OLED panel, LG touts its “Brightness Booster Max” feature as the G3’s main picture selling point (one not available on other LG sets), claiming that it “produces up to 70% brighter images” than “non-OLED evo B3 models.” But does it? Not having fully tested the B3 yet, we can’t say for sure, but the G3’s picture is, conservatively, spectacular and much brighter than the LG C3 OLED we reviewed earlier this year.

The LG G3 OLED is the latest entry in LG’s “Gallery Series” of TVs at the very top of its 4K OLED lineup in terms of pricing and technology (i.e. it's one of the most expensive 4K TVs on the market). It's worth it, but the price will hurt. 

Read the full review: LG G3 OLED

Brightest OLED TV

The Samsung S95C OLED TV sitting in a living room.Tom's Guide Awards 2022 logo

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It’s time to take Samsung OLED seriously

Specifications

Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65, 77 inches
Screen Type: QD-OLED
Resolution: 4K
Smart TV: Tizen
HDR: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI 2.1

Reasons to buy

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One Connect box
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Impressive brightness
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144Hz refresh rate for PC gaming
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Works as a SmartThings controller

Reasons to avoid

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No Dolby Vision
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Built-in audio is average

Samsung's second shot at QD-OLED is an absolute winner, offering a brighter, more vibrant OLED experience thanks to the addition of quantum dots. And though we had some reservations about Samsung’s new TV category the first time around, the S95C has upgrades that move the needle. 

It's got a slimmer, more premium design than the previous-gen Samsung S95B OLED TV and is now available in a larger 77-inch model, which makes it easier to recommend to home theatre enthusiasts. The brilliant One Connect Box for cable management also returns, and PC gamers will love its FreeSync support and 144Hz refresh rate. Most importantly, this year's version sees a significant boost to brightness, which has always been one of OLED's major downsides.

Simply put, we have no qualms about recommending the S95C as one of the best TVs you can buy right now.

Read our full Samsung S95C OLED TV review

Next best 8K TV

Samsung QN900B Neo QLED 8K TV

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4. Samsung QN900B Neo QLED 8K

A stunning 8K TV that sets a new benchmark when it comes to high-end televisions

Specifications

Screen size: 65-inch, 75-inch, 85-inch
Resolution: 8K
Panel Type: Neo QLED / Mini LED
Smart TV: Tizen
HDR: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+

Reasons to buy

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Increased backlighting accuracy
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Excellent colors
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Built-in Dolby Atmos

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks Dolby Vision support
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New 'Smart Hub' UI a step backwards
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Limited 8K content

While we still have some way to go before native 8K content becomes the norm, opting for a future-proofed 8K television can still be considered a wise decision. For one, advancements in upscaling technology have placed the likes of Samsung's QN900B Neo QLED 8K TV at the forefront of television performance. 

And, when you take the telly's cutting edge Mini LED backlighting technology (Mini LEDs are 1/40th the thickness of a standard LED, which means far more accurate dimming zones) into consideration and full HDMI 2.1 support across the board, what you get is a TV that excels in any viewing situation. 

That means excellent QLED colour that's backed up by near-OLED contrast levels, and is fully capable of next-gen gaming features such as 4K/120fps, variable refresh rates (VRR) and full resolution audio over eARC.

Best of all, Mini LED TVs are less expensive to produce than their OLED equivalents, which means you can often find this top-of-the-line 8K Neo QLED setfor roughly the same price as your average 4K OLED model.

Read our sister site's full review Samsung QN900B Neo QLED 8K TV review

Best Samsung 4K TV

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV reviewEditor's Choice

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An excellent QLED TV

Specifications

Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65, 75, 85 inches
Screen Type: QLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI (1 HDMI 2.1)
Size: 56.9 x 32.6 x 1 inches
Weight: 53.8 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful, thin design
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Neo QLED delivers incredible brightness
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Impressive anti-glare abilities
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New solar-chargeable remote

Reasons to avoid

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Visible blooming at times
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Just one HDMI 2.1 port
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No Dolby Vision support

The Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV combines Samsung's highly refined quantum dot technology with the tight control of mini-LED backlighting, resulting in one of the best TV displays we've ever tested. To take brightness as an example, the QN90A achieved 1813.83 nits in our testing — more than four times the LG G1's 412.05 nits. Color reproduction, meanwhile, was 99.51% — on a par with other excellent non-OLED sets, though below what you get on the best OLEDs. Samsung pairs that image quality with a bounty of smart TV functions and genuinely intelligent features, like a solar-powered remote control that eliminates the need to swap out batteries — delivering eco-friendly design and unbeaten convenience at the same time.

The whole thing is packed into a gorgeous 1-inch-thick design that contains a huge array of smart features, potent Dolby Atmos sound and some of the best performance we've ever seen. HDMI 2.1 connectivity comes as standard, and it's also a great option for gamers thanks to plenty of dedicated features and an impressive 12.6-millisecond lag time in our testing. One slight negative is that it only supports HD10+ and not Dolby Vision as well, which means it's not quite as versatile as some sets, but overall it's the best TV we've seen in the past 12 months. We look forward to reviewing Samsung's 2022 sets very soon.

Read our full Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review.

Best mid-range TV

The LG C3 OLED wall-mounted in a living room.

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Looking for the mid-range OLED option? Check out the LG C3

Specifications

Available Screen Sizes: 42, 48, 55, 65, 77, 83 inches
Screen Type: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI 2.1 (1 eARC)

Reasons to buy

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Superb picture quality
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Improved smart interface
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Top-notch gaming features

Reasons to avoid

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Not LG’s brightest OLED TV
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No ATSC 3.0 tuner
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Average-at-best sound

The LG OLED C3 easily lives up to its predecessors’ hype and presents a compelling case for itself as part of the newest generation of TVs. No matter what you want to watch, this set will make it sparkle and if you’re a gamer, you’ll benefit from its performance and dizzying selection of dedicated features just as much.

Unless you’re determined to own the best of the best (and the priciest of the priciest), there’s no need to spend the additional hundreds of dollars necessary to get those things. The LG C-Series has earned its popularity — and its reputation — by proving that twice before. And with the LG OLED C3 it pulls off the hat trick.

That said, it’s worth remembering that the C3 isn’t the be-all-end-all of the TV space. It just excels, in a way few other sets do, at maximizing its potential at its price. If you have a C2, there aren’t light-years of difference here to make an upgrade a necessity. If you have a bit more money to spend, the slightly pricier LG G3 OLED offers all the same features and reportedly even better brightness, which is never a bad thing. And top-of-the-line offerings from Samsung and Sony may net you a brighter, more coluorful picture, as well as better sound.

Read our full LG C3 OLED TV review.

Best Sony TV

Sony A90J OLED TV

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7. Sony A90J OLED

A fantastic alternative to LG's OLED range

Specifications

Screen size:: 55-inch, 65-inch, 83-inch
Resolution: : 4K
Panel Type:: OLED
Smart TV: : Google TV
HDR:: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision

Reasons to buy

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Exellent sound
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Fresh Google TV OS
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Dolby Vision support

Reasons to avoid

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Only 2x HDMI 2.1 ports
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HDR 10+ not supported

Those looking for an alternative to LG's OLED domination may want to consider Sony's fantastic A90J OLED, which was expensive at launch last year, but can be found for much cheaper these days.

In making the leap from the aging Android TV platform to the fresh new Google TV OS, Sony's TV feels appropriately invigorated, offering snappy performance and terrific app support, along with built-in Google smarts.

Additionally, the A90J's updated XR processor takes full advantage of its vibrant OLED display, delivering stunningly crisp 4K images and excellent upscaling of older content.

And while built-in audio isn't always considered a top priority by TV manufacturers, the A90J's bass-filled sound and upfiring speakers provide an excellent 3D surround experience — so much so, that you may not even need an accompanying soundbar.

Sony 2022 TVs — QD-OLED, Mini LED, Master Series and more

Best Design

Samsung The Frame TV on tripod stand in gray living room

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8. Samsung The Frame (2021)

TV or work of art? You decide

Specifications

Screen size: 32-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, 85-inch
Resolution: 4K
Panel Type: QLED
Smart TV: Tizen
HDR: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+

Reasons to buy

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Unique arty design
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