If you are the kind of person who likes to have the newest in technology, then there's no doubt you've heard about 4K TVs for sale. However, you may not know which direction to start looking. What brands are the best? What models are the most reliable? What is a good price? That's where I come in!
Now to get us all on the same page, let’s review what a 4K TV actually is. A 4K TV has quadruple the amount of pixels found on a standard HD TV. Usually with a 4K TV, the pixels are arranged in a 3840 x 2160 configuration. With HD you only have 1920 x 1080 pixels. The result from the additional pixels is an even clearer, sharper image. It's almost like you’re looking out a window instead of watching a TV screen. (4K TVs are also often referred to as UHD or Ultra HD.)
This model comes in the 55” and 65” options. The 55” has a VA panel which is best for looking at it straight on, while the 65” offers the IPS panel. The IPS panel is perfect for looking at it from different angles, in large rooms or large group settings. It offers smart functions, 4 HDMI Ports, 3 USB Ports, as well as LED lighting.
A well-known brand, Sony is no stranger to being in the top ranks of what's new and high tech, and this TV is no exception to that. Getting great reviews, most consumers say that the price for this TV is a great deal for the quality it offers. According to reviews, this TV has a rich, vibrant display and is sure to please. The only negative reviews I have read are that the stand can be a bit wobbly (not a problem for those of you who plan on mounting your TV on your wall or for those that don't touch their TV on a regular basis) and that some of these TV's have had slight bleeding in the corners of the screen. Now, that being said, this does not occur with all models.
A super popular brand, and at a reasonable price, this LG TV is available in sizes up to 75 inches. This model also features LED lighting, smart capabilities, and has the option of 3D, while still being a lightweight television. It received excellent ratings from users on Amazon.
Most find that the IPS panel makes a difference in viewing quality. They also mention there is no banding or bleeding as many have found with other models. The remote is very user-friendly. People love the quality of the picture, and state that the detail and vibrancy are top notch as far as 4K TVs are concerned.
Not as commonly known as some of the other listed brands, but don't let that sway you! Hisense offers some top quality products! This particular model receives awesome reviews and has the specs to back it. This model is 65” of high-quality viewing. It has LED backlighting, 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, a LAN port for ethernet, and has smart functionality as well.
The only downside is that it is not 3D compatible, which may not be an issue to some of you. User reviews state that the picture is vibrant and clear, and love the 4-year (you read that right) warranty offered. The only negatives I found are that the user interface can get a bit laggy when you have smart functions on. Other than that, people are really happy with this model. They also state that the 120Hz refresh rate with up to 480HZ effective are specs that many of the big name, more expensive models can not beat.
Another top name in the UHD TV world, Vizio, offers this 4K TV. Many people love this brand and stand by its products. It isn't as hard hitting as LG or Samsung, only because it is a slightly newer company, and appears to focus on TVs rather than a spectrum of electronics.
This particular model is from 2015 and is a great value for the price! It is a smart TV, has LED lighting, and boasts a 120HZ refresh rating. It also has built-in Wi-Fi, which is nice. When it comes to 4K TVs, the VIZIO M-series seems to be at the top of many people’s lists. User reviews rave about the quality of the TV, the vibrant picture quality, and overall satisfaction with this product. If you are looking for a high-quality 4K TV with smart capabilities to get you started, this is the perfect option for you!
Unless you have been living under a rock with no form of technology, you're sure to have heard about or perhaps even owned a product made by Samsung. It's no wonder they made the list, as they offer top of the line electronics all across the board from TVs to phones. This particular model is a curved edge Smart TV with LED to boot.
Now, for some people curved is not ideal as you don't necessarily get a 5-star viewing experience from every angle in the room, but at the same time, you get an exceptional view from most angles and with the curve it is easy to get totally immersed in your favorite shows or games. This model also has built-in wifi, 4 HDMI ports, and 3 USB ports. Pair this TV with a Samsung sound bar and you've got quite the home theater! Customers who have purchased this model state that with the curved model they notice less glare than you would see with a flat screen, as well as a high-quality picture and sound to match. The only negatives I have found are that some models have had a defect that gives part or all of the screen a magenta hue. However, after most replacements have arrived, the issue has been resolved.
All in all, when shopping for a new 4K TV on sale, think about the size of the space you have available. Then ask yourself, do I want a curved screen or a flat screen? There are so many other options to consider as well. Does it need to be a smart TV? Do you want a 3D TV? Will you want to use it as a monitor? These are all options that will not only affect your satisfaction with your new TV but also will play into the price you will pay for it. Some are just looking for a simple television, not bells and whistles. Your option is out there! For those that love all of the apps, gadgets, bells, and whistles, have at it! There tons of options out there for you as well! I hope I have given you a great head start on your shopping, and given you an idea of how to begin the process of elimination when finding a UHD TV for sale.