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Best Of 2018

Top 5 4K TVs For 2018 – Best Reviewed 4K Televisions

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Are 4K TVs really worth it?

The answer is yes. Definitely.

If you’re still using a non-4K model, now is the time to make the switch.

Getting a 4K TV is like setting up a home theater. From old-school classics to modern blockbusters . . . it will transform how you see, hear, feel, and live almost any type of visual broadcast. You won’t know what you’re missing until you see it in ultra super-duper mega-uber HD (that’s the technical name for it, isn’t it?)

How is a 4K TV different?

You most likely already know, but in case you don’t, here’s a quick rundown:

4K means that you’ll get 4x times the resolution compared to a traditional HD 1080p unit. That means a much sharper, crisper, more-vivid, more “alive” picture.

Remember how awesome HDTV was when you first saw it after a lifetime of watching standard definition? From non-4K to 4K is as big a step up, if not bigger.

Breathtaking Images

The picture quality is crystal clear, with impeccable detail and magnificent color schemes. It allows you such a vivid experience that you get a 3D-like sensation – without the awkward glasses.

You’ll almost feel like you’re at the Super Bowl, but without the $10,000 tickets. If you love nature shows like us, you’ll get blown away. Trust us, few things compare to feeling like you’re on the African plains without the risk of a lion eating you.

With Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube growing, we’re spending more time in front of a screen than ever. That means that the quality of our screens are now more important. Producers know this, which is why the number of shows broadcasting in 4K is blowing up.

And do you wanna know what’s great? Prices of the big brands, like Sony and LG, have plummeted. The technology has reached the point where it’s affordable for everyone. If you were ever going to buy a 4K TV, now is the time.

As soon as you start searching for 4K TV reviews, you’ll find there are a ton of options out there. So, which do you go with? If you’re like me, the three things you’re looking for are resolution, size, and the cheapest deals.

To help you along, check our Top 4K TV’s available in September, 2018:

 

1) Samsung QN55Q6F Flat 55 Inch QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV 2018

Overview

Let’s start with one of the newest and shiniest 4K TVs from global giant Samsung.

What We Like

This flagship 2018 TV is part of the new QLED series. The ultra HDR picture quality is breathtaking. It will capture fast scenes like car chases in astonishing detail. You can make out everything with such clarity that you won’t miss a thing. You’ll get transported into everything you’re watching by the lush, sensational colors.

Apart from the impressive specifications, this TV will look beautiful in your home. It even comes with a special Ambience setting, where you can set the TV to play calming music, display your favorite photographs or an awe-inspiring landscape. It means that your TV becomes a part of your decor, and you won’t even notice it. Great for those of us who don’t want a super imposing TV taking up all the attention.

Most of the outputs are on the side, which is great for accessibility. Plugging and unplugging gadgets and accessories will be a breeze. The OneRemote works with all devices and even comes with voice recognition: XBox, Apple TV, and anything else you need. It’s intuitive to use, allowing you to put your feet up and mindlessly navigate your TV.

What Needs Improving

Now for the not-so-great . . .

As we lift the TV up onto the stand, we’re a little concerned about how wobbly it feels. It won’t topple over on its own, but you will have to protect it from unnecessary knocks while moving it, cleaning it . . . that sort of thing. We recommend investing in a cheap security strap that will help keep you TV secure.

Another weakness is that the screen resolution gets poorer when viewed from the side. Depending on your room’s configuration, this might be an issue. You’ll want to take this into account to maximize everyone’s viewing experience.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If your question is “should I buy this TV,” our answer is: What are you waiting for! If you want the latest model from one of the best technology companies in the world, now is your chance to get it for a great price.

Samsung QN55Q6F Flat 55” QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV 2018

6 used from $999.00
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$1,097.99

 


2) TCL 49S405 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV

Overview

Wow. This TV packs a lot of features while still coming in at a fair price of less than $500.

What We Like

The real cool factor for the Roku is how it’s incorporated Dolby Vision HDR with brilliance. This makes the picture quality feel lifelike. Characters and landscapes pop out of the screen – it’s beautiful.

Lighting is great, too. A full array LED backlighting, with local dimming controlled by smart technology. The LED illuminates when you need a bright resolution, and dims when the program calls for darker. This is a whole lot more sophisticated than the traditional edge LED lighting.

Roku’s a beast, of course. They offer more than 4,000 (!) channels. This adds up to an uncountable number of movies, series, sporting events, and more. It’s paradise. If you can spend your nights binge-watching Game of Thrones without shame, this is for you.

The remote is simple but effective. It comes with voice technology and a headphone jack. Want to crank up the volume without disturbing your family or neighbors? Not a problem.

What Needs Improving

Our only issue with the Roku is that the audio quality isn’t top-notch. Don’t get us wrong – it’s good, but given the amazing picture quality in the form of Dolby Vision, the audio isn’t quite cinema-grade. Luckily, this is an easy fix with a pair of surround-sound speakers. For the total price of the TV, we’re happy to live with it.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

All in all, this TV is proof that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get a good quality, high spec 4K TV. It’s a step up from the Samsung MU6300. If your budget stretches that bit farther, this might be the best 4K Dolby Vision TV available.

TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

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$319.99 $479.99

 


3) LG Electronics 65SK8000PUA 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2018

Overview

Excited about Samsung’s 2018 range? Then you need to check out it’s biggest rival: LG’s 2018 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV in 65”.’

What We Like

This sleek TV comes with a flawless metallic frame and stand, and boy does it look expensive.

The picture quality is everything. The colors are effervescent, with decent brightness and contrast that rivals more expensive models. Looking for the ultimate TV for watching movies? The LG delivers on all fronts, from Dolby Atmos sound that is also used in cinemas to full support for HD streaming in Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. Even if those acronyms mean little to you, trust us, it makes for a very lifelike image quality.

That’s not all. The LG has integrated Google Assistant into the unit, giving you complete control using voice recognition technology.

What Needs Improving

Those real video aficionados, who love a full HD cinema experience, will find that as the screen goes darker it goes into a grayish hue. Still, this TV delivers way more than you’d expect for the price. We especially appreciated the anti-glare screen. This guarantees great picture quality, even in rooms flooded by natural light.

Make no mistake: With this TV, you’ll have the latest in screen technology.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We've been looking forward to reviewing the brand new 2018 LG, and it doesn't disappoint. It's easy to set up in minutes, saving you time and headaches. It feels sturdy on the stand and comes with safety features. If you have small children running around your house, your little ones are well-protected from any risk of harm. To make the most of your LG, you’ll want to navigate to picture mode settings and configure it to a more cinematic feel. If you’re more knowledgeable, you'll enjoy being able to customize your resolution. The results are visible immediately. This 4K TV is an excellent buy. With the ability to play streaming services and channels at superb quality, it’s great value.

LG Electronics 65SK8000PUA 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model)

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$1,196.99

 


4) Sony XBR55X900F 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2018

Overview

Dreamt of having a home cinema that delivers an unreal viewing experience? The Sony 2018 4K TV will get you there.

What We Like

This is a beautiful model so thin that it sits without effort in your space or mounted on your wall. The majority of the outputs are at the back or on the side for ease of access.

Speaking of the screen . . . the caliber of color resolution and brightness are so good that you won’t find it in many other models. State-of-the-art 4K HDR and the TRILUMINOS display combine to make this possible.

TRILUMINOS (fun to say, isn’t it?) claims to offer more color variety and depth than any other brand out there. Finally, the Motion Technology  ensures that your picture is always crisp. Those intense action shots won’t skip a beat.

Finally, as with the Samsung and LG, the Sony comes with Alexa and Google Home compatibility for a total hands-free experience.

What Needs Improving

If we were to place one criticism? If you turn up your volume to the max, the audio can get a little distorted. That’s nitpicking, though.

8.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This TV is the Rolls Royce of 4K TVs. If you’re feeling indulgent, it’ll be a statement piece in your home for a good few years. Have a blast watching home TV at its absolute pinnacle. And hey, make the neighbors a little jealous while you're at it.

Sony XBR55X900F 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model)

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$1,298.00

 


5) Sony XBR65X750D 65 Inch 4K TV

Overview

If you’re ready to spend serious money on an epic TV, this is my second pick. Don’t worry about the 2016 tag; the TV remains elite, and at a reduced price to boot.

What We Like

The Sony 750D packs many of the features of the 850D but at a more tolerable price. If the 850D impressed you, and you’re willing to skimp on one or two high-spec features, this is a great alternative.
As with its more expensive “big brother,” the 750D has a stylish, thin build. It’s steel-based and will look elegant in your home.

As you might expect, this unit comes packed with all the cool features you want in your smart TV. The smart remote includes a Netflix button so you can click right into your favorite shows. You can connect your TV with Spotify – perfect for a night chilling at home, or a fun house party.

What about that all-important picture quality?

The more expensive 850D edges ahead with its full array LED backlighting. The 750D’s direct LED, as nice as it is, isn’t as flawless. This makes the black level marginally richer. If you’re looking for an excellent TV for home use, this difference shouldn’t bother you. If you’re more of an expert . . . maybe. It’s fair to mention when the details matter.

The other technical difference is that the 750D does not have the TRILUMINOS display. This makes the color more accurate. If you want a viewing experience as close to reality as possible, not exaggerated for effect, this is it.

In every other aspect, the two have identical performances. Both use MotionFlow XR960, tech which adds a thrill to fast-paced movies and video games.

What Needs Improving

My only small disappointment comes with the sound quality. I wish Sony had incorporated a bass-boosting speaker to complete the theatrical experience. But . . . if you take, like, 10 minutes to do a little tweaking with the settings, you’ll be fine. Plus, by spending less on a unit that’s so close to the 850D, you’ll have cash left to invest in an external audio system.

8.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you're looking for something like the Sony 2018 model but slightly more affordable this is for you. Top tip: Make sure your software is up to date to keep your 750D operating at its prime level.

Sony XBR65X750D 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model), Works with Alexa

Last update was in: August 23, 2018 7:33 am

 

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