Top 7 4K TVs of 2016
4K TVs are still in the nascent stage, and it will be a few years before they become mainstream. As such, they are quite expensive today. Yet, over the last few months, they have dropped in prices by a large margin, and many of them have made it into the mid-price segment. Sure, 1080p TVs rule the lower end of the price spectrum, and they will get a lot cheaper as 4K TVs are more competitively priced in the future.
So, you might land a better bargain if you wait it out on your 4K TV purchase. Moreover, terms like 4K, Ultra HD, UHD Premium, and so on can be confusing to an average buyer. So, you have to research quite a lot to ensure that your significant investment into a 4K TV is future-proof. That being said, if you love to be an early adopter, and have a good knowledge of 4K technology, then here are some of the top 4K TVs for 2016.
LG has decided that OLED is going to be the future of TV technology, and it is hard to argue with them after watching the quality of pictures on its 65EF950V television. The 65-inch TV produces the absolute perfect contrast that is unparalleled in the industry. At a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, you have a cutting edge technology to cater to your entertainment needs. Although there are some lighting issues that still need to be addressed, the brilliant contrast and shadow detail more than make up for it. Add to it the highly affordable price tag attached to it, and you have a clear winner in front of you.
This 65-inch 4K television runs on Firefox Smart OS. The interface is pleasantly simple to use, yet very effective. Everyone from a newbie to a seasonal user can operate it and will find plenty of options to choose from, and not get confused by them. The picture quality is excellent, although there are quite a l ot of local dimming issues with the technology. The TV is quite expensive too. But, the HDR feature on it is an added advantage. The LCD TV produces much brighter colors than OLED, which is the highlight of this set.
If curved television is your thing, then you will love Samsung UE55KS9000. This 4K television is equipped with HDR capability, and produces stunning quality HDR pictures that are unbelievably lifelike. What makes your experience even better is the curved screen. Samsung UE55KS9000 is one of those TVs that exude upscale quality. The attention to detail that Samsung has given to the exterior is simply praiseworthy. Although it has no 3D support, it is still one of the best 4K television sets out there, purely because of the quality of pictures it produces. The OS on the TV, Tizen, is probably not familiar to most consumers, but shouldn’t be too difficult to use for them.
Sony, as an electronics brand, is always known best for its outstanding cameras and awesome sound quality of its devices. The Sony KD-75X9405C is a testament to Sony’s commitment to these factors. At 75-inches, this TV is a beast. But, there is more to this TV than just a huge size. This is one of those very few 4K TVs, which actually make you feel the full impact of the high resolution. The picture quality is sensational, and so is the sound quality. Perhaps, the only complaint against this is its size. Its body does not make it any less bulky either. Then again, much of that bulk is a product of powerful speakers that deliver sound quality that you have never heard before on a television.
Vizio P-Series 2016
Vizio P-Series allows you to taste 4K in all its glory, without having to sell one of your kidneys. It is priced at an unbelievably affordable $999.99, which makes it a must-have even for those who are still not sold on the whole 4K hype. If you are wondering how they could keep it so cheap when all other competitor products are so highly priced, the answer could be inside the TV. Vizio has simply done away with antennas and tuners for their newest range of TVs. So, if you wish to catch some free OTA broadcasts, then you will have to buy a third party tuner or an OTA DVR. That being said, the picture quality on the screen is befitting a 4K TV and it is worth every penny. If the TV doesn’t cut it for you, then perhaps its remote control will. The remote control is basically a fully functional Android tablet.
Anyone who has ever used Android on any device, will find it highly intuitive and easy to navigate the menus and options. However, some people might find the remote to be a nuisance, compared to the onscreen menus.
This is another Firefox OS TV from Panasonic in this list, and it is not by coincidence. The Firefox OS on the television is appealing to say the least. It is a pleasure to use the interface. Further, the 50-inch 4K TV produces very natural images that have incredibly high detail in them. The color rendition is impeccable, and the grayscale nuances are out of this world. With the firmware updates installed, the TV supports both HD and Freeview Play functionalities too.
When Samsung was designing UNJS9500, it probably gave future-proofing the highest priority, because the TV certainly has quite a lot of features to compete with products that will be released in the next one year or so. Firstly, the sleek TV is a sight to behold in itself. Then there is its performance. The color rendition is great, the picture quality is good too, but it is the brightness of this TV that puts it ahead of the OLED TVs. However, it lacks the contrast and overall picture quality that OLED TV, which are priced in the same range or less, deliver. Moreover, it is priced at quite a steep price, raising questions as to whether the value it offers is worth the money it costs.