The 2021 Olympics, an international sports competition, may push some people to replace or acquire a new TV. If sport in general is your passion and you want to enjoy the best audiovisual experience, it is a good idea to think about it and prepare for this new purchase. In order to guide you in your choice, we have listed in this buying guide, some models which could correspond to your needs.
Our selection of the best TVs to watch the 2021 Olympics
After reviewing the best TVs to watch Euro 2021 football matches, here is our selection of best TVs to watch the 2021 Olympics. As with our buying guide dedicated to Euro 2021, the TV models in this selection are listed in ascending order of price. There are both entry-level TVs and more Premium TVs for the most demanding.
Xiaomi MI 4S LED TV (139 cm)
Offered at a price of € 379.99 in its 43-inch version, the Xiaomi Mi TV 4S is an ideal model suitable for small budgets to follow the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. It also offers a 4K resolution (3 840 x 2 160 pixels ), compatibility with HDR and HDR 10, and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Running on Android TV in version 9.0, it also incorporates dual-band Wi-Fi wireless technologies, Bluetooth 5.0. Regarding the connection, it is equipped with 3 HDMI ports (HDMI 2.0, including 1 ARC port) and 2 USB ports (2.0), 1 headphone jack, 1 digital audio output (optical) as well as a storage drive. ” 8 GB capacity, one Ethernet port (RJ45) and one Common Interface Plus (CI +) slot.
And if the sound part is an important point in the selection criteria of your new TV, you will be able to benefit from double speakers with a power of 10W each. But also DTS-HD and Dolby Audio formats which will give you a truly immersive sound experience. Finally, its remote control has a built-in microphone that allows you to use Google’s voice assistant for remote voice control.
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The unbeatable price
|Luma mode set by default|
|The voice assistant integrated into the remote control||The image quality can be improved|
|Android TV always on top||Some delays|
|Connection possibilities||PatchWall is of little use|
Philips 43PUS7555 / 12 (108 cm)
Let’s start our selection of the best TVs to watch the 2021 Olympics with this 43-inch model. The Philips 43PUS7555 / 12 TV is a 108 cm model offered at Price From € 379.99. Its LED panel is compatible with HDR10 + and Dolby Vison image enhancement technologies. The sound part is not left out since we also find Dolby Atmos, for a sound of the most immersive. Its SAPHI home interface offers a clear and intuitive interface. In addition, you can easily and quickly access popular applications that Philips Smart TV integrates, such as YouTube, Netflix.
On the audio side, this Philips model is equipped with two speakers of 10 Watt each. Finally, for the connectivity part, this TV is rather well equipped with the presence of three HDMI ports, two USB ports, a digital audio output (optical), a network input, a headphone output and a Common Interface Plus (CI +) slot. An excellent choice for people wanting to enjoy the 2021 Olympics on a 43-inch diagonal TV.
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|Good value for money||No Ambilight|
|Dolby Vision HDR 10+|
|Dolby Atmos sound|
LG OLED65BX6 4K OLED TV (164 cm))
We no longer present this model of the LG brand. The OLED55BX6 TV is also suitable for watching movies, sports (such as the 2021 Olympic Games or the 2021 Euro) but also for video games. Its 55-inch OLED screen in addition to offering infinite contrasts and equipped with HDR technology and takes advantage of ThinQ technology which gives pride of place to artificial intelligence for a natural interactive experience via voice commands.
The processor Alpha7 Gen3 from LG, promises the viewer bright and unique colors. The LG OLED55 BX6 is a TV compatible with G-Sync, FreeSync and VRR, technologies that reduce latencies as much as possible. Added to this is its refresh rate of 100 Hz for a smooth gaming experience. Of course, the TV is animated by the WebOS system, with Alexa and Google Assistant built in. It is also compatible Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Launched at 1490 €, it has seen its price drop and it is currently possible to buy it at the price of 1479 €.
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4 HDMI 2.1 ports
|Backlit remote control|
|Dolby Atmos & Dolby Vision||Risk of Burn-In|
|Exceptional image quality and infinite contrast|
|Very good sound system|
Samsung QE65Q80T 2020 QLED TV (164 cm)
If you want to acquire a 65-inch model in order to enjoy all the sporting events of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, the Samsung 65Q80T is a relevant choice. This TV is almost as powerful as the Q95T for sports and video games. The Q95T is a little more efficient when it comes to the cinematographic part. We find her at the price of 1390 €.
Thanks to Quantum Dots technology, the TV captures light and restores a palette of colors of unprecedented realism that do not fade over time. No matter the level of light around you, you enjoy all the details of the image thanks to incomparable contrast that does not degrade over time for 100% of the color volume. Compatible with HDR +, the Samsung QLED 4K TV peaks in brightness up to 1500 nits.
Finally, the OTS (Object Tracking Sound) system allows sound to follow the movement of an object on the screen. The 4 speakers integrated into the television allow the sound to evolve optimally for a perfectly realistic acoustic experience.
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|Falling price||Blooming reduced, but still visible|
|Quantum Dots technology|
|Low energy consumption|
|100 Hz panel|
Samsung QE55Q95T QLED TV (139 cm)
Even more upscale model than those presented previously, the Samsung QE55Q95T is logically part of our selection of the best TVs to watch the 2021 Olympic Games. The latter offers a 138 cm (55 ″) – 100% 4K UHD screen with Full LED technology. Local Dimming Gold.
It also embeds a Quantum Processor 4K. Connection side there are 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB with PVR function, CI + port. There is also the “One connect” remote box which brings together all your connections for an even simpler arrangement of your interior. It is displayed at price from 1199 €.
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HDMI 2.1 ports
|Excellent peak luminosity||No Dolby Vision|
|Very good audio / video quality|
|The fluidity of TizenOS|
Philips 55OLED855 OLED TV (139 cm)
If you want to experience the 2021 Olympic Games as closely as possible, as if you were there, you can turn to this Philips model which incorporates Ambilight technology. Thanks to the latter, the colors of the image are displayed in the background on the wall of your living room. This 100 Hz OLED TV with a diagonal of 139 cm 10 bits and 4K definition of 3840 x 2160 pixels offers a 5700 index (Picture Performance Index) and special processing: HDR (HDR10, HDR10 +, HDR HLG, Dolby Vision).
It is also suitable for video games. There is also a TNT Satellite and Cable Tuner. Connected, this Smart TV runs on Android TV, embeds SimplyShare and a recorder with Timeshift but also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Google and Alexa voice assistants are also in the game. On the connector side, we have: 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, Ethernet, 1 x headphone, 1 x SPDIF. It is offered at price from 1299 €.
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|Originality of the Ambilight system
||Slightly higher delay in display than with competitors.
|High performance P5 AI processor||Basic cable routing system.
LG OLED55GX 2020 OLED TV (139 cm)
Proposed at price From € 1,289.95, this 139 cm (55 ″) diagonal 4K OLED TV features the Alpha 9 Gen 3 processor and offers excellent fluidity in menu navigation but also high-quality image processing. Its ultra-thin screen with wall mounting as close as possible to the wall allows it to blend like a painting into your living room. Equipped with ThinQ artificial intelligence, it also supports Google Assistant, Alexa, LG ThinQ voice assistants and is also compatible with Apple’s Homekit solution, Airplay 2, Alert Sport, G-Sync and Freesync.
Technologies Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are also in the game. Regarding the connection part, we find: Ethernet (LAN RJ-45), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, HBBTV, CI + interface, Smart TV, HDR, 4 HDMI, 3 USB ports. The audio part is not left out with a 4.2 system with a total power of 60 Watt RMS distributed as follows: Front: 4 x 10 Watt / Woofer: 2 x 10 Watt.
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||Optional stand (99 €)|
|Contrasts and viewing angles||Audio rendering less good than that of the LG 55CX|
|Dolby Vision IQ
||Non-backlit remote control|
|Wall bracket supplied
Sony Bravia KD65AG9 OLED TV (164 cm)
Finally, to close our selection of the best TVs for the 2021 Olympic Games, the Sony Bravia KD65AG9 OLED TV will delight the most demanding people. Very high-end, it runs on Android TV and offers a multitude of features such as: Google assistant integrated into the TV (2 microphones), the X1 Ultimate processor, acoustic surface audio +, the Pixel contrast booster functionality. Your TV becomes the central voice of your home cinema installation.
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|Perfect factory calibration||Non-backlit remote control
|Audio system that can be used as a center speaker||Its very salty price
|Very good delay on display|
|Microphone built into the TV for voice control|
So much for our selection of best TVs to watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. And if you want to take it a step further, be sure to check out our guide to buying the best OLED, QLED, and LED TVs as well as the best TVs for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
📅When do the 2021 Olympics take place?
Initially scheduled from July 24 to August 9, 2020, the Olympic Games are to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. It was in March 2020 that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe requested the postponement of the Summer Olympics for one year, ie 2021. The main reason for this postponement is the Covid-19 pandemic which affects the entire planet. This decision was immediately approved by the IOC.
Regarding the name of the Olympics, it remains unchanged: “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games”. The slogan of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics is: “Hope lights our way”. The Olympic Games have been canceled three times since their existence: 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to the two world wars. This is the first time that they have been postponed.
Another decision of unprecedented magnitude in the history of the Olympic Games is taken in 2021: the the Games will be held without spectators coming from abroad. You can find the calendar of Olympic events by going to the official website of the event.
🌎Where are the 2021 Olympics taking place?
The 2021 Olympics events will take place in Japan, as the name suggests, mainly in the city of Tokyo. Two areas of the capital will host the sporting events, namely:
The “Heritage zone” in which are located several emblematic places of Tokyo. The 1964 Olympics, which also took place in Tokyo, have already taken place for most of the events in this area. as well as “Tokyo Bay Area” in which new infrastructure has been built specifically to host the 2021 Summer Olympics.
📺What TV channels can you watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games on?
If you want to watch the entire 2021 Olympics on TV, you will have to go through a paid service. Indeed, following an agreement with Canal + and France Télévisions, it is the Eurosport TV channel, recently acquired by the Discovery group, which holds the TV broadcasting rights for the 2021 Olympics.
For the occasion, Eurosport will offer its subscribers a program of the Olympic Games allowing them to have direct access to the 339 events. Reports and analyzes accompanied by decryption of each competition will also be on the program. About the free broadcast, France TV will broadcast the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. Canal + meanwhile, has taken the decision not to participate in the negotiations and will therefore not broadcast any Olympic Games this summer.
👍How to subscribe Eurosport to watch the Tokyo Olympics?
As we told you previously, to see the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in full, two solutions are available to you:
The SPORT + Pack from Canal to watch the Olympics live and in replay
The first solution is to subscribe to the CANAL + SPORT + Pack. It is indeed the most complete sports offer on the market. Bill € 41.99 per month Without obligation, this SPORT + Pack gives you access to:
- 3 Eurosport channels to follow the entire Olympics.
- 4 beIN SPORTS channels.
- 3 Multisport channels: FOOT +, GOLF +, RUGBY +.
- CANAL + and Canal + Sport channels.
- The Infosport, ES1, Automoto, Equidia channels.
By subscribing to the SPORT + Pack, you have the assurance of being able to benefit from all of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021 but also future editions to come. Eurosport indeed holds the TV broadcasting rights for the Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The Canal + SPORT + Pack is available from all internet service providers (Orange, SFR, Bouygues, Free, etc.) or in its version. digital.
Eurosport digital offer: Eurosport Player
The second solution to see all of the Olympic Gamesis the Eurosport subscription available in digital version. Eurosport Player is available in three formulas, adapted according to individual needs. Whatever offer you choose, you will have access to all the content of Eurosport Player, as well as to the sporting events of the Olympic Games.
- Annual subscription with 12 months of commitment to € 6.99 per month.
- Monthly subscription with 1 month commitment to € 9.99 per month.
- The annual subscription with 1 year of commitment to € 69.99 per year.
⚾What are the new sports for the 2021 Olympics?
Five new sports disciplines will be integrated during the Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo. A decision taken by the International Olympic Committee, with the aim of reaching a younger audience. The total number of sports represented therefore increases to 33 against 28 previously. The five new sports that will appear during the 2021 Olympics are: skateboarding, surfing, karate, climbing, baseball and softball.
All of them enjoy great popularity in Japan and internationally as stated by Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo organizing committee and which they would offer to young athletes who practice them “The chance of a lifetime”.
👨🦽When and where are the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games held?
The Paralympic Games are also organized in the city of Tokyo. They will take place two weeks after the Olympic Games, from August 24 to September 5, 2021. In total, 22 sports are represented during the Tokyo Paralympic Olympics. They are divided into various categories according to the type of handicap (s) of their participant (s). Here is how the sports categories are divided:
- Wheelchair sports: fencing, basketball, tennis, rugby.
- Athletic sports: in which there are prostheses, guides for the visually impaired, and racers.
- Sports specific to disabled sports such as “boccia” or “goalball”.
Sailing and 7-a-side football will be replaced by new sports at this edition of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. These are taekwondo and badminton. They will also take place in the city of Tokyo, in the areas of Tokyo Bay and Izu Bay, but also around Mount Fuji. The channels France TV for unencrypted broadcasting and Eurosport for encrypted broadcasting will be in charge of broadcasting the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.