The Best Dolby Vision TVs of 2018By Lee Neikirk
If price is no object, the best Dolby Vision TV around is the LG C7 series OLED TV (available at Amazon for $1,696.99) which starts around $3,000 for the 55-inch. Not only is the C7 an excellent all-around TV, but it's one of the best-looking Dolby Vision TVs we've seen, and also plays Dolby Atmos, the audio companion to Dolby Vision's video.
If you're here, you probably already know a little about Dolby Vision: Dolby's proprietary HDR (High Dynamic Range) format. It's less widely adopted than the open-source HDR10 format, but the trade is that Dolby Vision content is mastered to a higher standard, allowing the content to remain relevant longer as better and better TVs come along.
While it's harder to find Dolby Vision TVs, there are quite a few on the market, and you don't necessarily have to shell out $3,000 to get a good one. We've rounded up the best Dolby Vision TVs we've tested below for you to take a look at.
Updated January 19, 2018
LG C7 Series
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LG C7 SeriesBest Overall
LG's C7 series is a 2017 4K/HDR OLED option that delivers Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos playback, and compares so favorably to the $8,000 "wallpaper" flagship OLED that we simply had to call it best overall. While it's still not cheap—the 55-inch will run you around $3,000, and the 65-inch another couple thousand more—it's still the best-looking Dolby Vision TV for the money.
Just keep in mind you're paying for more here than just great Dolby Vision performance. The C7 is a stellar TV, period. From design, to features, to non-HDR content, it does everything with the flourish that ought to justify its price tag. That said, we're expecting the price to drop later in 2017, and caution interested viewers to exercise patience. Read our full review.
TCL P Series
TCL P SeriesBest Value
TCL's P Series may only be available in a 55-inch model, but for its $650 price tag it's easily the best value Dolby Vision TV this year. Not only is the P Series much brighter and more colorful for DV content than almost anything else in this price range, it also offers the very intuitive and user-friendly Roku platform built right in.
We were pretty blown away by how well this TV handles Dolby Vision content considering how affordably its priced. It isn't up there with the multi-thousand dollar OLED and "QLED" TVs, but for what you're paying, this is an awesome value. Read the full review.
LG B7A Series
LG B7A Series
One step down from the flagship C7 series, LG's B7 OLED series offers up the most affordable OLED screens in 2017, but these TVs still bring you awesome Dolby Vision performance, 4K resolution, and all of the high-end filigree you'd expect from a high-end OLED model.
The B7 is a few hundred dollars more affordable than the C7, but you're getting very similar core performance and Dolby Vision statistics. The trade off is that the C7 has slightly better design elements and audio functionality. Read the full review.
Vizio P Series
Vizio P Series
Vizio's P Series, year after year, brings the latest TV tech to the people for a lot less money than the high-end flagship models. The 2017 P Series is no different, bringing you HDR/Dolby Vision and 4K resolution, smart features, a sturdy design, and plenty of great performance at value-friendly prices.
Available in 55-, 65-, and 75-inch sizes, the P Series starts at just $999, which is way cheaper than the high-end stuff from Samsung and LG. Despite the price difference, most viewers would be wholly blown away by Vizio's P Series unless they were watching it side-by-side with an OLED. Read the full review.
Vizio M Series
Vizio M Series
Vizio's 2017 M Series is one of the year's best options if you're looking for futuristic features like 4K resolution and Dolby Vision without paying an arm and a leg. The M Series TVs feature Vizio's "SmartCast" Google Cast system and the company's lauded full-array local dimming backlight systems.
The M Series is also one of the more flexible options on the list, offering decent HDR in 50, 55, 65, 70, and 75-inch sizes starting around $600 for the 50-inch model, which is a very solid price for everything you're getting. Read the full review.