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The best TVs in Australia become the focal point of the living room. It’s where your family or friends gather to be entertained, whether watching the latest movie or TV episode, or playing video games.

Because so much family time is spent around the television, it makes sense to buy the best TV you can afford.

Fortunately, TV technology has come a very long way since the turn of the century, and that has meant a big drop in the asking price.

It is now entirely possible to buy a 65-inch 4K television for under $1,000. It won’t have all the bells and whistles of the high-end models, but it can still do a great job.

But how do you choose the best television?

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new TV. We break down the key decision factors at the bottom of the page to help with that.

But to help guide your way, we’ve done the hard work for you. We researched the best TVs in Australia, looking at the top results in Google, reading reviews and guides from trusted websites to come up with this list of the best TVs in Australia.

We go into more detail on our approach below. For now though, all you need to know is that this is our list of the best TVs in Australia.

Remember that everyone’s needs are different though, so if these models don’t fit your needs, consider our buying guide at the bottom of the page.

These are the best TVs in Australia right now:

LG C3 OLED evo 4K TV

Recommended by 90% of review sites

2023’s LG C-series OLED offers minor incremental performance updates over the 2022 C2 model.

Looking at the TVs side-by-side, you would struggle to tell them apart. But the C3 has a slightly better picture quality, and an improved processor for slightly better performance.

That processor improves upscaling of lower quality sources, which helps give images an improved warmth and colour reproduction.

But overall the differences are minor, and if you can pick up the C2 on sale, it will serve you just as well for a lower price.

Samsung S95C OLED 4K TV

Recommended by 70% of review sites

The 2023 Samsung OLED TV range combines the natural advantages of OLED technology, like self-lighting pixels for perfect blacks, with Samsung’s excellence in image processing.

Intelligent mode takes a lot of the hard work out of setting up your TV. It adapts the picture and audio to perfectly suit the room the OLED is placed in.

For gamers, you can even stream Xbox Game Pass games directly to the TV, without needing a dedicated console.

And with all the major streaming platforms plus Freeview access, you’ll never lack for something to watch.

LG G3 OLED evo

The LG G3 TV set up on the stand for review with the Hall of Fame badge overlaid.
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LG G3 OLED review Hall of Fame

We’ve spent the past few weeks with the 65-inch LG G3 OLED and we have one word to describe the experience: Glorious.

Recommended by 50% of review sites

This year’s LG flagship OLED, the G3 OLED evo, is a spectacular TV that will make your viewing experience better.

But we tested the G3, and it blew us away. We were so impressed by the television that we added it to the BTTR Hall of Fame.

Whether you are watching movies or playing video games, the G3 does an incredible job of delivering a perfect picture. You’ll need to pair it with a proper sound system for the best experience, but visually this TV is going to be hard to beat.

You can read our full LG G3 OLED review for more.

Hisense U8K ULED TV

Recommended by 50% of review sites

The 2023 flagship ULED panel from Hisense is a great partner for brightly lit rooms. It combines exceptional brightness with a nice anti-glare coating, making the screen easy to see in all lighting conditions.

The screen is IMAX Enhanced certified, which means you can enjoy the most immersive scenes with IMAX content, while Dolby Vision iQ and HDR10+ adaptive technologies help keep the picture just right in all situations.

Gamers will also appreciate the 144Hz Game More Pro, which includes support for a variable refresh rate and auto low-latency modes.

Sony A95L Series

Recommended by 40% of review sites

Sony has been making exceptional TVs for decades, and its A95L OLED display is no exception.

It boasts a phenomenal picture, with a truly impressive HDR colour gamut. Available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch screen sizes, there’s a model for every room.

While picture quality is obviously the major selling poiunt, the A95L also sounds fantastic thanks to Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology, which makes the screen itself a speaker.

It also comes with the Google TV interface out of the box, making it a worthwhile centerpiece to your living space that’s easy to use.

Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 4K TV

Recommended by 40% of review sites

8K is overkill for most people when it comes to buying a new flat-panel TV, but you can’t deny that the Samsung QN900C is a spectacular TV.

Using miniaturised backlighting for precise lighting control, the QN900C can deliver exceptional HDR quality, from the deepest blacks to truly impressive colour reproduction.

The TV also features Dolby Atmos, anti-glare technology and adaptive picture technology to customise the settings to your room’s ambient lighting.


How we chose the best TVs in Australia

Review sites – including this one – are subjective by nature. Everybody has a different opinion of what is best.

So to try and counter the fact that every best guide on the internet has a different opinion of what is best, we approached our list by combining the results of some of the top sites recommending televisions on the market today.

To determine this list, we followed the same journey most consumers would follow: we went to Google.

We searched for “Best TVs” and identified the top 10 results. It’s important to note that Google results can change often. The full list of sites we referenced is outlined below:

Top ranking sites

We listed out all of the televisions listed on each site, tidying up any slight differences in spelling for consistency.

We then calculated the frequency in which each product was mentioned across those 10 guides. The more frequently a product is mentioned, the more agreement there is between experts reviewing these products that it is, indeed one of the best products available.

Because TVs offer multiple sizes for each model, we consolidated the different screen sizes. For example, the LG C2 OLED was recommended in 55-inch and 77-inch models across the different sites, as well as a generic “LG C2 OLED”. We counted them all as the LG C2 OLED.

For convenience, we have listed the 65-inch or 75-inch versions, but it’s important to note that it isn’t the particular size that is considered best, it is the model range.

We set a minimum of four mentions across all 10 guides to be eligible for inclusion in this best TVs guide.

Before we created this page we removed products that are either unavailable, or difficult to find in Australia.

We also leveraged our own experience with products to ensure that we wouldn’t be recommending any product that doesn’t deliver.


Best TVs in Australia buying guide

LG's magic remote for the CS series of OLED

TVs have become remarkably affordable. The days of only having a single TV in the home are gone for many families.

Whether you are looking to replace your main TV or simply grab another display for the bedroom or rumpus room, the things you need to consider when buying a TV are the same.

To help, these are the most important things to consider when buying a new TV.

Screen size

There’s undeniably a trend in TVs to think bigger is better. With prices dropping for bigger screens, it makes sense that many people would just opt for the biggest screen they can afford.

Like mobile phones, screen sizes are measured on the diagonal in inches. So a 65-inch TV measures 65 inches from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

When deciding on which screen size to buy, it’s actually better to think about the room you will be placing the television in to decide what size to buy.

More specifically, how far away will you be sitting from the TV? The guidance is that you should sit about 1.2x the size of the TV.

So for a 65-inch TV, you’ll want to be sitting 78-inches from the TV, which is about two metres away.

Here’s a handy table to help you work out what size TV is best for your sitting distance.

Viewing distanceTV size
1.7 metres55-inch
2 metres65-inch
2.3 metres75-inch
2.6 metres85-inch

There’s obviously some wriggle room with this. You’re not going to destroy your purchase by buying a TV bigger than recommended by the distance.

Also – and this is important – measure the space for your TV. You want to make sure the physical dimensions of the TV will fit your entertainment unit or wall.

If you want to go bigger still, consider upgrading to one of the best projectors.

Resolution

Resolution is used to describe the number of pixels in the TV. More pixels means a more detailed picture. It is measured by the number of pixels horizontally by the number of vertical pixels.

In Australia, you pretty much have four options here. There are always exceptions, but these are the main choices:

  • HD (1280 x 720)
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • 8K (7680 x 4320)

In almost every situation, you should look at buying a 4K TV.

8K TVs are expensive and have little content available to watch natively at that resolution.

Full HD models cannot take advantage of the detail 4K content provides.

Therefore, with 4K TVs being relatively affordable, it is best to focus on these models.

High Dynamic Range

High Dynamic Range, or HDR, describes the ability of a television to display a wider range of colours more brightly and with greater contrast.

You can also find HDR modes in the camera apps of your mobile phones. Here, the camera will combine multiple photos to capture both brighter and darker scenes in the photo.

HDR is only applicable to 4K and 8K sets, and there are a number of different standards that describe HDR functionality.

HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are all HDR standards you can find on TVs now, so look for support of those standards in the specs.

The catch is that the content you are watching also needs to support HDR. Netflix and Disney+ both support Dolby Vision.

Display technology

TV manufacturers like to try and stand out by giving their TV technology fancy new names.

When shopping, you’ll see terms like LCD, LED, OLED, QLED, Micro-LED, Mini-LED. In reality, there are only two real technologies to decide between: OLED and LCD. All the other terms are variations of LCD technology, largely referring to the backlight or the colour filter.

LCDs (including LED, QLED, Micro-LED and Mini-LED), require a backlight shining through a colour filter to produce colours.

LCD stands for “Liquid Crystal Display”, and the backlight shines through these crystals (and other layers) to produce the picture you see on your TV.

OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode, and OLED differs from LCD technology by having pixels that can create their own light, negating the need for a backlight.

Each technology has its own pros and cons. OLEDs are typically thinner and offer better blacks (because each pixel switches off entirely), but can suffer from burn in, and typically aren’t as bright as an LCD TV.

LCDs, meanwhile, have developed significantly, and can create amazing colour and are typically brighter, without any fear of burn in.

Connectivity

You are going to want a TV with enough HDMI ports for all your devices.

Many of the best TVs in Australia offer 4 HDMI ports, for example. But that only allows you to connect three game consoles and a soundbar.

This could mean streaming devices like a Chromecast or Blu-ray player will be left stranded.

You’ll also want to know your TV supports technologies like HDMI-ARC. This allows you to pass audio from the TV back to a soundbar or audio receiver.

Also look for HDMI 2.1, the most recent HDMI standard, which supports things like Variable Refresh Rate. This is great for gamers playing on the PS5 or Xbox Series X, as is allows the TV to display your game at the same refresh rate the console is producing.

Aside from HDMI, also look for optical audio out if you have a full home theatre setup. A LAN port for a wired Internet connection will offer more stable streaming.

USB ports can also let you connect a hard drive with video files, or perhaps turns the TV into a personal video recorder for free-to-air TV.

Audio

Look, no matter what the manufacturer says, you should probably consider getting a soundbar or surround system to play back the sound from your TV.

Because TVs have been getting thinner and thinner, that leaves less space for speakers in the TV.

Manufacturers have done a good job developing solutions to this problem. But the reality is that a good soundbar will create much better sound.

Smart TV functions

It’s actually hard to find a TV without Smart TV functions in 2023.

It’s worth considering the user interface. You certainly want to make sure you’re happy navigating through the menus to find your favourite shows and streaming platforms.

Check your TV supports the streaming platforms you like as well. That way you can use the TV to watch everything you want to.

Price

A new TV is an investment, but there are plenty of bargains to be had if you shop around.

TVs regularly go on sale, so never pay full price for a new TV. Even if it means waiting for a little bit longer to buy the model of your choice, the savings can be significant, with offers regularly topping over $1,000 off the RRP.


Update history: Best TVs in Australia
  • 1 March 2023 – First Published
  • 26 April 2023 – Updated number of recommendations for products. Lowered minimum number of recommendations to four. Added Sony A95K and Samsung QN900B.
  • 22 June 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations. Replaced the Samsung S95B OLED with this year’s S95C OLED. Removed the Samsung QN900B.
  • 24 August 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations for products.
  • 30 October 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations. Added the LG G3 OLED Evo 4K, Hisense U8K, Samsung QN90C, Samsung QN900C and LG C3 OLED Evo 4K. Removed the Samsung QN90B and Hisense U8H.
  • 29 January 2024 – Updated the number of recommendations. Removed the Sony A95K, Samsung QN90C, LG C2 OLED. Added Sony A95L.

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  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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