Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Best TV 2017: 4K HDR 10-bit COMPARATIVE

In this post we will compare the best TVs first half of 2017 of 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

  • Samsung KS9500: 65" £3500 (KS9000 55" £1,400)
  • Sony XD9305: 55" £1370
  • Panasonic DX902B: 58" £1350
  • LG UH950V:  £1300 55"

Full opinion

Conclusion Best TV 2017:

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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Best Full HD First half of 2017 Our recommendation

This First half of 2017 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

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 " £360. 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" Full 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" £700. 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Difference Samsung Q8 vs Q7

The 2017 Samsung QLED models include Samsung's new technology for TOP 2017 models. This QLED technology is programmed to compete with other brand OLED televisions.
These televisions are really expensive, with prices starting on the market (March) above 2000 € in 55 inches. The Q7 and Q8 are very similar and both have the curved version: Q7C and Q8C, and the Q7 version flat: Q7F.

Comparison Samsung Q7 vs Q8

As we have said are very similar televisions, almost identical in quality of image and performance. The only aspect that we have been able to find different is that the Q8 includes the Ultimate Contrast, although we do not believe that it is a decisive factor. Other differences we find in terms of technical specifications are the power of Audio Output: 40W in Q7 and 60W in Q8.
The design is similar but have different bases, Stainless Steel Crescent Q8 and V-shaped in the Q7.

Conclusion:

Our opinion is that they are two TVs too similar to comment separately. We recommend buying the cheaper of the two and the only factor that would make us choose one or the other is that you look for a flat TV: in this case look for the Q7F or you simply like the design of the base of one or the other .

Full Review:


Samsung QLED Q8C: Our recommendation

The Samsung QLED Q8 is a high-end 2017 model. This is one of Samsung's most expensive TVs, behind the Q9. QLED technology is proposed by Samsung to compete with OLED models from other manufacturers. The technology of the panel is EdgeLED VA with which it gets a good level of black, although slightly behind the OLED, in addition the level of maximum brightness is of the highest, ideal for HDR content. The screen size ranges from 55 inches onwards. The power of Audio is 60W, it is not 3D, it has good connectivity and compatibility. The Smart platform is the same for all Samsung TVs: Tizen.

Technical / Specifications:

Screen: 55, 65 and 75 inches. Curved
TechnologyLCD-LED EdgeLED
Panel: VA 10bits
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
HDRHDR10
3D: -
PQI3200Hz (100Hz)
Smart TVTizen
Other:
  • 4x HDMI 
  • 3x USB 
  • One Connect 
  • Dual Tuner
  • Reomte Control TM1790A
  • Audio: 60W
View all specifications (Samsung website)


Design Samsung Q8:




Alternative to Samsung Q8?

Do not forget to check out out "TV Buying Guide 2017"

Our opinion Samsung Q8 (veredict):

Our opinion on the Samsung QLED Q8 is good overall, especially if we do not take into account its price. If you look for a good TV (not OLED) and with curved display there is not much to choose since most brands have cheeky curved models and only Samsung continues with this bet. The Q8 presents an excellent image quality, but we must see it from the front since the sides lose quality quickly. HDR images look great and blacks are good, but they are not the best on the market. We recommend you look for the Samsung Q7C if you want a good model and with curved screen as it is very similar to this model but a little cheaper.

Model Name: Name of 2017 Samsung

Curved:
  • Samsung QE55Q8CAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE65Q8CAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE75Q8CAMTXXU

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Samsung Q7 QLED Our opinion 2017

The Samsung Q7F is the cheapest of the QLED 4K Samsung TV for this 2017. It is a flat-screen model and must compete with OLED TVs of other brands, as Samsung does not offer televisions with this technology. The size is available from 49 inches. The Samsung Q7 is high-end and we expect its price to be higher than £2200 at 55 inches. The Smart is Tizen, evolves but little. This model includes the new TM1790A remote control. On the picture quality offers the most brilliant images and good level of black, the viewing angle does not improve the typical VA and is far from the IPS and OLED panels. The Q7 is compatible with HDR10 but not with DolbyVision. Connectivity is done through One Connect. The Q7C model is the same but with a curved display.

Technical / Specifications:

Screen: 55, 65 and 75 inches. Flat/Curved
TechnologyLCD-LED EdgeLED
Panel: VA
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
HDRHDR10
3D: -
PQI3100/*3200Hz (100Hz)
Smart TVTizen
Other:
  • 4x HDMI 
  • 3x USB (1x 3.0)
  • One Connect 
  • Reomte Control TM1790A
  • Audio: 40W
View all specifications (Samsung website)


Design Samsung Q7:



Alternative to Samsung Q7?

Do not forget to check out out "TV Buying Guide 2017"

Our opinion Samsung Q7 (veredict):

Our opinion on the Samsung QLED Q7 is not the best. At least for now the price is very high and does not improve, or at least we do not consider it to be better than the Samsung KS7000 or KS8000. This model is recommended for gamers, with low inputlag also in HDR games. The viewing angle is bad, but it is recommended if you watch it from the front. In bright and dark rooms the range of colors and blacks are good. A TV not recommended for viewing from the sides. We think that if your price is not low it is better to look for OLED models at the same price.

Model Name: Name of 2017 Samsung
Flat:
  • Samsung QE49Q7FAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE55Q7FAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE65Q7FAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE75Q7FAMTXXU
Curved:
  • Samsung QE49Q7CAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE55Q7CAMTXXU
  • Samsung QE65Q7CAMTXXU