Top 10 4K TVs In 2017
4K TVs have become more popular in 2017 thanks to their great features and affordability. So what makes them so special? These TVs have four times more pixels than traditional HD TVs. They have also been developed using the latest TV technology i.e. wider colour gamut, LCD or OLED based technology and high dynamic range video (HDR).
This means that you get to have a cinematic experience right from the comfort of your home.
However, given their variations in type and prices you can have a very hard time knowing which one to buy. Here are our top 10 picks of the best 4K TVs that you can buy.
1. Lg Oled G7p Signature Series
If you are looking for the best 4K TV and price is not an issue, then the LG G7P series is a great option. Its features include an OLED display, 4KUltra HD resolution, a built-in sound bar with a 4.2 channel speaker system, an Ethernet port and supports Wi-Fi.
It also has one of the deepest black levels that you can find anywhere, thanks to its OLED feature. Not only does it stream high quality content, it also has an enhancement for non-HDR content.
2. Vizio D55-EO
If you are looking for an affordable option, then Vizio D55-EO should definitely be on your list. It features a 55 inch screen, 10 zone full array LED system and a built-in sound system with DTS Studio Sound Audio processing. It also has a 4K compatible HDMI plus a USB port. However, you should note that its HDMI does not support HDR.
The D55-EO features an internet apps platform where you can access services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Pandora, among others. To access these services, you simply need to connect the TV to your home router or Wi-Fi.
3. Samsung Q9f Qled Series
Samsung is among the pioneers of HDR compatible screens and as such, it only has the best to offer. What stands out for the Q9F QLED series is its brightness levels. These levels allow you to see pictures in vivid detail. It also has SDR technology that makes non-HDR content to look great on it.
However, the Q9F suffers from backlight clouding issues and some settings can lead to colour striping in HDR colours. However, even with these issues, it’s still among the best TVs in the market at the moment.
4. Sony Bravia X900E Series
If you are looking for a sleek look and excellent motion handling, then Sony Bravia X900E series won’t disappoint.
It’s difficult to compare LED and OLED TVs because OLED utilizes the best and latest technologies in HDR. However, the X900E series has deep black levels that almost match its OLED counterparts. It’s almost hard to tell the difference.
5. Tcl S405 Series
The TCL S405 series is a great TV for people who like to stream their content online. This is because it comes with a built in Roku OS (no need for a plug-in box). The Roku system grants you access to over 4,500 streaming channels from around the world. However, you should keep in mind that some of these channels operate on a pay-per-view basis.
Apart from this, the TCL S405 also features excellent image quality, HDR and a 120Hz screen refresh rate. If you are looking for something that combines excellent streaming, picture quality and affordability, then the TCL S405 is something you should consider.
6. Sony Bravia Xbr-X850e Series
This is one of the fewest TVs in this list that balances its features to an affordable price. This mid-range Sony Bravia features Sony’s flagship X1 video processor and has excellent HDR picture quality. However, it doesn’t feature bright picture quality like other models and its android TV can be a bit frustrating at times.
If you are looking for a sleek and stylish look and features that are almost similar to the higher priced series, then the XBR-X85E series is great for you.
7. LG Sj8500 Series
The SJ8500 series is great for wider viewing angles especially if it’s intended for family or group viewing. To further increase picture quality and improve colour accuracy, it features Nano cell technology which helps in deepening the TV’s black levels.
The LG SJ8500 series is also compatible with HDR, provides HDMI and allows Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity. It also features a 2.2 channel sound system housed inside the TV’s frame.
8. Samsung KS9800 Range
If you are looking for an immersive picture experience, then the curved KS9800 range from Samsung is an excellent choice. It features a quantum dot LCD panel which deepens black levels and improves colour accuracy, thereby providing an accurate 4K image.
It also has a smart interface that allows you to connect to other smart and compatible devices within your home.
9. Insignia Ns-55dr620na18
This TV happens to be one of the best budget sets on the market considering that it has Roku built in. It delivers stunning 4K content and readily upscales Blu-ray and standard HD easily. Roku’s interface is a great add-on since it makes it easier for users to find 4K content on streaming channels like Netflix or Amazon Prime. You can also be able to control the TV from your phone using its very own app.
10. Vizio P-Series
Vizio TVs provide great value for the price. The P-Series is no exception to this. It supports HDR and Dolby Vision and has a SmartCast interface that allows users to stream content from a variety of sources. Given its SmartCast add-on, it also has Google home which allows users to search and change channels by using their voice.