TV Leaderboard Ranks the Best TVs in 2021

FOMO’s TV Leaderboard ranks the best TVs for your use case, size & budget! Thanks @Joe N Tell
=== LINK to the TV Leaderboard
====Best TVs for Your Use Case:
For Movies Sony A90J: Amzn BB
2nd Sony A80J: BB Amzn
3rd Sony X95J: BB Amzn
For Bright Room QN90A: Amzn BB
2nd Hisense U8G: BB Amzn
For Gaming LG C1/G1: Amzn BB
2nd QN90A: BB Amzn
3rd Sony X90J: Amzn BB
Best 85″ Overall QN90A: BB Amzn
Value 85″ Sony X85J: Amzn BB
Budget 75″ U6G: BB
Budget 65″ U6G: BB
Budget 50″ X80J: Amzn BB

=== Buy TVs tested & calibrated from Value Electronics

=== AVR Pre/Pro with Auro3D
Budget: Denon X4700H Amzn
Premium: Monoprice HTP-1
Best: Trinnov from Value Electronics

=== HDMI 2.1 Cables for 4K120 Gaming:
10ft copper UNI
33ft optical RuiPro
165ft CL2 Optical RuiPro

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  1. paul Jean on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Jz2000 panasonic ? ❤️

  2. Ramell Merced on September 20, 2021 at 12:01 am

    You purposely didn’t put the Vizio PQX in the line up because of what and it an excellent gaming TV.

  3. Joe N Tell on September 20, 2021 at 12:03 am

    You’re the man FOMO! The leaderboard helps keep you in check so you can’t say everything is best. One has to be better than another eventually depending on the category.

  4. Allenwrench on September 20, 2021 at 12:06 am

    l really like you and your homie’s content. I know what I’m asking is hard to quantify – but can you guys quantify OLED performance of a A80 or C1 etc. at lunchtime in a room that has little direct sunlight coming through the windows and ‘painting’ the floors but the window treatments are all open compared to the QN90A ?

  5. preston Helsel on September 20, 2021 at 12:07 am

    The 65" Q90t and the U8G are really close in price right now id like to know if it is worth the few 100 more for the Q90t, or is the U8G that good

  6. tdubpinoy13 on September 20, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I’m looking for a 65 inch TV.
    Would you go with A80J or LG G1? Price not on issue between the 2. Only things I’m gonna connect to it is a PS5 and Sonos surround system.
    ( current TV is Samsung ks8000)

  7. B The Installer on September 20, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I used Joe’s speaker list for my desktop T1Es… I’m sure people will use this list all year round. Good stuff 👏

  8. Justin Swapp on September 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Super helpful, thank you!

  9. R6ex on September 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    TCL C825 for me! 😍

  10. paul80026 on September 20, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Just ordered a A90J 55" TV (Only size that fits corner) Can you order and extra remote for it?

  11. Kapono5150 on September 20, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Try to avoid the X90J. 1300 dollars plus taxes for only 650 nits in HDR. That’s just not a smart buy

  12. Robert Digges on September 20, 2021 at 12:13 am

    I’m wondering when we will see a review of the newly released (in Australia) TCL P725 4K QLED. I don’t know where this fits into the range. I don’t find the 6 series that is recommended here anywhere in aus shops. I guess they are labeled differently here. Can anyone shed any light?

  13. Jon Greene on September 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I have a question. The top manufactures are all touting the OLED as the very best picture quality technology. However, when I researched to find the best quality professional studio quality monitor, I found that the $30,000+ Sony 31 INCH BVM-HX310 actually uses a LCD panel. Are we all being convinced by marketing that OLED is the best picture quality technology when maybe it is not? Or is it just that LCD is better when there is $30,000 worth of electronics driving it.

  14. Bill Hubbard on September 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I’m actually enjoying the 65" C1. I’ll be keeping it at least till 2026. I found it’s a great middle ground for picture quality features and price. Not a perfect TV by no means but it is a damn good one. Most my Content is 4K HDR/DV- HD Movies an Shows and Games(Offline 4K@60Hz is fine for me), No cable or anything like that.

  15. Sam Smith on September 20, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Thank you FOMO. Please keep the videos coming.

  16. Emanuel Rodrigues on September 20, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Should i buy the qn90a or the c1 please for ps5

  17. badzilla117 on September 20, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Can’t wait for the 2021 tcl 6 series vs hisense u8g. Those are the 2 I’m most interested in for this year to upgrade to hdmi 2.1. I’m looking for a good mid tier 55inch.

  18. Chris Benson on September 20, 2021 at 12:21 am

    U7G may be my bargain 75" for a basement workout room. I do need a 65" for semi-bright living room. Was thinking U8G, but during video was thinking U7G and save over U8G and even more over qn90a, but no, now you have me wondering about the LG 645!

  19. DON AW on September 20, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Amazing leaderboard, absolutely useful when comes to shopping for a TV thank you for the consistent update.

    May I just know for under Budget 75 & 85 TV section, given a X950H 85inch would it be rank above X85J 85inch? (No.1 is X950H 75inch)

  20. Thats It on September 20, 2021 at 12:22 am

    What are your thoughts on the qn 850 series

  21. HamillTap on September 20, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I loathe washed out projectors and their washed out screens.

  22. ajmike09 on September 20, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Should I buy a LG BX? Or wait for black Friday for a good deal on a CX or C1? (Will be mainly using it for gaming)

  23. Jay Time on September 20, 2021 at 12:26 am

    something happen to my Wireless AC on my LG C1 I cant tell if its my router or the TV but I do know my phone is working great… I used a cables matter Gigabit NIC instead which is about same speed slightly slower since still USB2 speeds. Im glad I figured out maybe LG is useing same bus for wireless that they use for USB & my hard drives are causing some sorta issue not sure yet

  24. P. Wingert on September 20, 2021 at 12:27 am

    I have always said that packaging designers should be made to remove and replace a product in their package design 100 times before it goes to final production.

  25. ghettonb13 on September 20, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Where’s the QN900a? Smh.

  26. ulfman111 on September 20, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Why no Panasonic?

  27. David Montgomery on September 20, 2021 at 12:29 am

    I’m still using my sony xe900

  28. Lozin on September 20, 2021 at 12:32 am

    It’s either going to be Samsung QN90A or LG C1 for me

  29. smikedx on September 20, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Delete reliability. Add bright room column

  30. lciechom on September 20, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Hi what would you buy for bright room 75x90j or 85x90h

  31. Manuel Medellin on September 20, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Anyone whos played PS5 or Nintendo Switch on the A90J or A80J side by side with the LG C1 will realize it looks much better on the former. The C1 was optimized for Xbox and PC, and only performs better on those.

  32. Christopher Martinez on September 20, 2021 at 12:38 am

    LG the best gaming 📺???

  33. Rockhurst22 on September 20, 2021 at 12:38 am

    This is an amazing tool!

    Can you please add a column for a bright room sunlight category.

  34. Dave Ramos on September 20, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Love it! As someone holding out to buy a tv, this is perfect! Hey RTINGS, make room for FOMO!

  35. Manish Sharma on September 20, 2021 at 12:45 am

    is the lg b1 or bx not recommendable anymore? and why?

  36. condo 007 on September 20, 2021 at 12:46 am

    As ever, very useful insight 👍

  37. Dustin Logan on September 20, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I just spent big bucks on a home-cinema TV, and the programs are still garbage!

  38. Andrew Toole on September 20, 2021 at 12:47 am

    U8G belongs in flagship. I have absolutely no red motion blur whatsoever. I’d love to see an example other than that one scene from “The Crown.” Motion is good, picture quality is outstanding, and for non-OLED, is the best TV on the market, and the best for the money bar none.

  39. Ryan Baker on September 20, 2021 at 12:47 am

    This is fabulous, FOMO! Very well done. 👏

  40. D. Clark on September 20, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Great job finally a helpful chart.

  41. Photon on September 20, 2021 at 12:49 am

    You should do a television tier list!

  42. Abisai Alvarez on September 20, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Does anyone know when the new TCL tvs came out and where to get them?

  43. The Boss on September 20, 2021 at 12:50 am

    For those of us struggling to know what is good for outside entertainment, can you add a column for or best Patio/outside televisions?

  44. Dennis senior on September 20, 2021 at 12:53 am

    @Fomo I have a Calibrated Sony A8H. I am considering A8OJ or a90j? Pros and cons if i go 80 vs 90??

  45. Juan Mm on September 20, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Waiting on Sony’s 950j

  46. jinxiis on September 20, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Been waiting for a tier list, thanks.

  47. 90 Lancaster on September 20, 2021 at 12:55 am

    I like these for bang for buck at the moment ;

    LG 75NANO906NA
    – 75" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV : £1299
    LG 65NANO956NA – 65" 8K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV : £1249
    LG 65NANO916NA
    – 65 Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR NanoCell LED TV : £948

    Now none of those are great on the dimming zones but the slightly dim 8K is nicely future proofed, and the 4K 75" is has the gaming features and is big too so I think if the image quality doesn’t suffer to much that is a decent buy.
    I’d suggest looking in closer detail at the inputs, and the sound quality and check to see if any of them suffer from bad motion or stutter (as some larger TV’s can) but overall they look competitively priced to me.

    Though perhaps some might like to wait for a further discount or the reduction in price of the newer models.

    I suspect even though the 8K is dim it’s still as bright as an OLED though – I don’t know if they intend to give the Nano line Dolby Vision gaming or not as they barely get mentioned.
    Also you can sometimes find a CX 55" for the same sort of money so there is that too.

    I’m curious if anyone has a 75" 4K Nanocell TV if they think the image quality is to compromised or if the 8K 65" is to dim.
    I’d kinda like a 75" nanocell 8K – but I can’t find one cheap enough as yet.

    I think these are all 120hz panels but I’d recommend checking that out too before buying anything as the odd 60hz panel sneaks into product lines in a stealthy manner sometimes – like the LG A1 series for example.

  48. Intel Kore on September 20, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Where would you fit a LG BX in the Cinema and Gaming list?

  49. Dylan Softley on September 20, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Thank you for this video, very much appreciated to know a professionals input and also personal preference from other viewers and yourself. Have a nice day FOMO. Never change, never stop being your cool self. You’re awesome!!

  50. Lee Parkinson on September 20, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Why under flagship gaming was the a80j picked over the a90j ? Is the a90j not a better tv ? Flagship usually means no compromise no price consideration I thought ? Looking on rtings website hdr is brighter on the a90j giving it a advantage over thr a80j in game mode ?