Saturday, December 3, 2016

Best TV 2016: 4K HDR 10-bit COMPARATIVE

In this post we will compare the best TVs of the year in each brand, all with 4K resolution (UltraHD), compatible with 10-bit HDR with LED technology. These expensive, some very expensive and the screen size TVs is available from 55 inches.

The best TV of the year for each brand are: Samsung KS9500, Sony XD9305, Panasonic DX902B and LG UH950V.


Screen Size

Not all models are available in 55 inches, so we recommend you first choose the size, before reviewing the different models.
  • Samsung KS9500: 65 and 78 inch curved screen (55-inch KS9000)
  • Sony XD9305: 55, 65 and 75 inches
  • Panasonic DX902B: 58 and 65 inches
  • LG UH950V: 55 and 65 inches

2D Picture Quality

All televisions in this category are excellent, but there are important differences in image quality, especially between the LG UH950V and the rest, as it is the only one with IPS panel.

Samsung KS9500 (9): Excellent bright images and deep blacks, excellent contrast, the panel is VA edge-lit although the uniformity of the panel is excellent, the performance of local dimming fails sometimes with dark HDR picture, the viewing angle is reduced.

Sony XD9305 (8.5): VA Edge LED screen, excellent image quality in all situations, except for the limited viewing angle. The uniformity of the panel somewhat lower than in other models. Local Dimming works well, it is perhaps a little looser in the MotionFlow but we belive that is not a decisive factor.

Panasonic DX902B (9.5): VA Panel Full Array Backlight panel with excellent uniformity. Like the other models VA panel is excellent in contrast and Local Dimming works well in HDR, this has combined the best black with brighter images.

LG UH950V (8): Panel IPS Edge LED, panels of this type improve the viewing angle, the problem of such panels is the contrast and uniformity of the panel: the uniformity is good, as good as other models but the contrast, although LG has greatly improved this aspect, can not be compared with other models.
  • Full HD & HD content: With better quality content, the better the images offered the TV. Like most times we will not displaying content 4K / HDR is important to assess how each model behaves fullHD resolutions.
    • Samsung KS9500: excellent work of up-scaling of the image through the grayscale, despite the apparent drop in resolution HD content looks great.
    • Sony XD9305: HD pictures are not good in both SD
    • Panasonic DX902B: up-scalded good, both in FullHD and even with SD images, although it is not the same as 4K display or HDR.
    • LG UH950V: improved SD content look good and looks great if the content is HD

3D picture quality

  • Samsung KS9500: no 3D
  • Sony XD9305: 3D active pretty weak, just as an extra
  • Panasonic DX902B: Active, better than Sony
  • LG UH950V: 3D passive good

Smart platform

The Smart platform used to access the Internet, among other functions, but increasingly work better is not the same as connecting a PC to TV.
  • Samsung KS9500 (9): Tizen, one of the best.
  • Sony XD9305 (8): Android TV the worst of the 4 brands on this point
  • Panasonic DX902B (9): MyHomeScreen is a good platform Smart
  • LG UH950V (9,5): webOS 3.0 the best of the year

Audio

The audio is pretty decent in all models, but is far from a decent quality of a TV over £2000, so we recommend buying a sound bar or an external speaker system.

Price

Full opinion

Conclusion Best TV 2016:

All commented models are good, although it is true that the LG UH950V is lower in contrast, so we scored worse quality 2D picture is the one that offers better viewing angle and the best Smart. The Panasonic is the only non Edge LED which means a better uniformity panel, the price is exorbitant compared to other models (look for the DX802B). The Samsung is a good TV at all, the only one with curved screen, we recommend you review the KS9000 which is available in 55 inches and is very similar. On the Sony, we can emphasize that its Android system is a little behind other platform, but the picture quality has nothing to envy to the other models.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What is the best Smart tv platform 2016?

In this post we present our comparison between different platforms SmartTV available in different brands.
The Smart is the platform that enables Internet access via TV, also includes applications (Smartphone style) and other functions as recommended programming, voice control, ...
In 2016 we recommend SmartTV brands Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and LG.

I do not want SmartTV on my TV!
There are many users who want a TV just to watch the TV. That is not a problem, you can buy a SmartTV and never use it. The truth is that there are some models that do not include these platforms, but only the lower-end models. If you want a secure and includes Smart TV average. Anyway we present the list of models without SmartTV.

Panasonic MyHomeScreen 2.0: 8.5

It is a system that works well, based on Firefox is the same system used in 2016 Panasonic, reliable, simple and elegant system. This new system does not include more than: access to TV streaming applications (the future of 4K?) More about MyHomeScreen 2.0

LG webOS 3.0: 9

It was the best in 2015 with webOS 2.0 system and this year improved, simplicity and cleanliness of its menu remains the same and adds some new features that we believe is not quite important, but not to shoot down what they have built is enough to follow the first in 2016. More about webOS 3.0

Samsung Tizen: 9

The presentation of Tizen platform is more orderly than in the previous year. The simple was not his forte and Samsung has made an effort on this issue, although it is somewhat more complicated LG webOS but it is becoming easier and more intuitive. In applications available is the number 1. More about Tizen

Sony Android TV: 8

Android TV is integrated into Sony televisions since 2015 with little success because it is not very intuitive and is unstable, also has fewer applications than other platforms, in this 2016 best pretty especially in compatibility and stability, but note that it is not as easy to use as other platforms. We expect a lot of Android TV but it is not best of 2016. More about Android TV

Best Full HD 2016 Our recommendation

This year 2016 FullHD televisions have been almost completely relegated to the low end. Most major brands offer all mid-range models with UHD resolution.
Our general advice is to buy televisions midrange during 2016 with 4K resolution, if anyway you are interested in a FullHD TV, because you will not use the 4K or for its low price, we will recommend you the best TV FullHD 2016.

Best TV with FullHD resolution 2016

LG LH604V:
Best FullHD LG in 2016, this TV is mid-range and includes the best platform webOS Smart. In picture quality it mounted an IPS panel so it is not ideal to see in the dark, but in other situations it behaves quite well, PMI 900Hz. Price in 49 " Amazon £500 . Full review

Samsung K6300:
Samsung offers all the 6 Series with UHD resolution, except the K6300 model, it is a curved FullHD screen. The VA panel with good picture in dark situations too, PQI 800Hz. This TV includes SmartTV Tizen. Price in 49" Amazon £563Full review

Sony WD755:
This is a mid-range model, which Sony is strongest still betting on Full HD TVs this year. His model WD755 is a good TV, the Smart is somewhat lower than other brands. We expect a good answer for gamers and good picture quality overall, with good contrast. Motion Flow 400Hz. Price in 49"  Amazon £860. Full review

Panasonic DS630:
Model still not presented by Panasonic, VA panel and compatible with active 3D. We do not know if the Smart will be the same as in the 4K models.  Amazon £835 Full review.

Conclusion:

These are the best FullHD 2016 TVs of 4 big brands. We recommend you review our opinion of each model. The LG LH604V is the best IPS while the Samsung J6300 is the only one with curved screen, good Smart and good picture quality but more expensive. We hope many of Panasonic CS630 especially if Smart incorporates the same system that the high-end models. The Sony is a right choice for quality and also for gamers, but the Smart is lower than the other brands.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

What TV to buy in July 2016?

What TV to buy during the month of July 2016 ?. At this time of year there are few remaining 2015 models, so we recommend buying models 2016. This is year of  the European Championships and the Olympics games reason why almost all electronics stores inundate with televisions advertisings.

Recommended televisions July 2016

In this post we recommend some of the best models value in our personal opinion, please visit our full review of each model.

Cheap FullHD TVs

More about the best FullHD 2016
The TVs are cheaper models with FullHD resolution, among these televisions can find some very economical as the LG LH5100 or other more expensive as Samsung K6300.
  • LG LH510V: A very cheap TV, recommended for those who want a TV just to watch TV. Available in 43-inch at £379.35
  • Samsung K5500: average price, £800 in 55 inches, good Smart and correct image.
  • Samsung K6300: one of the best FullHD the year with curve screen. Too expensive in our opinion. We recommend looking model J6200 or J6300 last year, up £150 cheaper.

Cheap 4K TVs:

More on cheaper 4K 2016
Most models this year are 4K. TVs with ultra resolution recommended are:
  • LG UH625V: One of the 4K cheaper, good image quality, especially if you do not see it in the dark, best Smart platform. £1000 available in 55 inches. The UH770V model is better but costs about £400 more.
  • Samsung KU6400: better than LG UH625V, especially in contrast so it is more suitable for watching movies in the dark. Good Smart. £900 available in 55 inches.
  • Panasonic DX700B: Although slightly more expensive offers good image quality, the Smart is right.

Value for money 4K TVs:

More on best TV value for money
All are high-end televisions, but not the best because normally the top models are priced above its value. These models are the low range of the best TVs of the year
  • Samsung KS7000: in our opinion one of the best TVs of the year, probably the best. (£1200 in 49 "). The KS8000 model costs about 250 € more.
  • LG UH770V: we believe it has better value for money than the top model UH850V. The image quality is not good in contrast, good Smart and good viewing angle, ideal for the whole family. £1300 available in 55 inches
  • Panasonic DX750B: Good image quality, correct Smart. The price is higher than the other models. In 50 inches at £1100 

Best TV 2016:

These models are the best of the year, all cost more than 2000 € 55 inches but are available in larger sizes. Resolution 4K 10bit HDR support.
  • Samsung KS9000: Good Smart, excellent image quality with VA panel. Good for gamers. £2000 55". The KS9500 model is superior but the smallest size is 65 inches.
  • Sony XD9305: This is the only Sony on this list. the image quality is very good, one of the best of the year. The Smart is somewhat lower than the competition. At 55 inches £2100 
  • LG UH950V: The only flat-top range with IPS panel, this is clearly a drawback in contrast, although these models Top get mitigate the problem. For against the best to watch from the side and very good Smart. Price £1800  in 55 inches.
  • Panasonic DX900B: quality, definition, contrast and uniformity of the panel is excellent. The Smart is good. It is not available in most stores and the price is exorbitant (£2600), at least for now. We recommend checking the model with excellent image DX800E although the panel is not 10bits, innovative design (£1800).

Verdict:

In conclusion we note that it is no coincidence that so few models Sony appear on this list. The low-end Sony models do not include Android TV (which is not the best) and some of the 4K are IPS that lack contrast. We recommend buying a FullHD 2015 Sony W808C if you are gamer or Samsung J6200 if you prefer a good Smart.
On 4K TVs we chose Samsung models, both midrange KU6400 as High KS7000 / KS8000, although the Panasonic DX750B is very good too.
The top models are all excellent and the choice depends on your priorities as the price is quite similar, except Panasonic, which are more expensive.

The price of all the models we have shown is indicative, we suggest compare prices on Amazon before buying a new TV.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Philips PUS6401: 2016 Android TV (PUS6501, Which to choose?)

The Philips PUS6401 is a Smart TV 2016. This model is 4K HDR, the last current resolution. The Smart Android TV platform is improving every year but still a little behind the competition. The panel uses IPS technologies to enhance the image, both the brightness and contrast, although the TV offers less deep blacks than VA panels. Connectivity is very good with 4xHDMI and 3xUSB. This TV incorporates, as all midrange Philips 2016 Ambilight 2 sides so that the problem of contrast, is reduced.

Technical / Specifications:

Screen Size: 43, 49, 55 and 65* inches. Flat
Technology: IPS  LED Micro Dimming Pro o Pixel Plus Ultra HD
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
3D: -
HDR
PPI: 1000Hz 50Hz
Smart TV: Android
Other:
  • 4x HDMI 
  • 3x USB 
  • Audio 20W
View all specifications (Philips website)

Design Philips PUS6401:


Other TV like Philips PUS6401?

Do not forget to check out out "TV Buying Guide 2016"

Our opinion Philips PUS6401(veredict):

Our opinion on the Philips PUS6401 is relatively good, the picture is good in bright environments, although the brightness is less than the PUS6501 model, which also has more internal memory and better moving image, Smart control ... we will recommend look for the top model, even if your budget does not allow it the Philips Smart PUS6401 is a good, complete and adapts well to all kinds of uses.

Model Name: 
  • Philips 43PUS6401/12
  • Philips 49PUS6401/12
  • Philips 55PUS6401/12