Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cheap 55-inch TV 2016 2017

Which 55-inch TV to buy on a low budget? Current displays are getting bigger, most high end models are not sold in less than 50 inches. If you are looking for a 55-inch TV the minimum recommended distance is between 2.5m for quality content and 3-3.5m for DTT.

There are many aspects to take into account in addition to the size of the screen, we recommend you to read our TV shopping guide.


55 inches FullHD cheaper

55 inches 4K cheaper


If your budget is about 600 € is a bit low for a 55-inch TV, unless you find a good deal. If you also want a TV to play with the PS4 better a Samsung TV.


James!
The K5500 is the equivalent of the one you have, but with better Smart and this year. The KU6000 / KU6400 is the equivalent to which the Jaume was bought at the time.
Our updated post: Which LED TV to buy Christmas 2016 (December)?

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

Which TV should you buy December 2016? (Christmas)

We recommend the best models at best price that can be purchased during December 2016. For Christmas parties there are many offers from almost all stores, both physical and online, but not all models are recommended for all uses. If you are not clear which TV you need, we recommend you visit our TV buying guide.

In this post we recommend what TV to buy according to the uses of the TV. We will update it as soon as new offers appear.


FullHD to Watch TV:

All FullHD models
"All" current models are well for watching TV programs, series and movies with medium quality, these models include SmartTV, etc ... but if you are not going to view 4K quality content you do not need to spend more than necessary . These TVs are suitable for average users who do not want to spend a lot on a normal TV.
  • Samsung K5500: One of the most recommended fullHD to watch from the front and for any situation of light in the room, ideal also for bedrooms. The Smart is one of the best and is only advised against viewing the TV from the sides.
  • LG LH590V: Good TV for all audiences, ideal for the whole family, good Smart and for all uses less to watch movies in the dark. You can also look for the LG LH604V a little better and sometimes the same price.
  • Sony WD757: Good TV in image quality, IPS panel so it looks good from different angles, Smart is somewhat lower than other brands.

TV 4K mid range cheap:

All 4K TVs
Most mid-range models and all high-end models are currently 4K, which means they are prepared for UltraHD resolution. These TVs are recommended for medium users, who want a TV ready for the new resolution, especially if they are users of Blue-ray, TV platform like Netflix, ... These TVs are compatible with HDR but the panel is 8Bits Which will not be able to offer the full color palette of the future HDR. What are 8-bit TVs?
  • Samsung KU6000: One of the cheapest 4K models recommended. One of the best Smart 2016 platforms, good contrast, deep blacks, limited viewing angle. You can also search for KU6400
  • LG UH668V: The best Smart, good image quality, connectivity, brightness, ideal for sports, good in FullHD and 4K content. Not recommended for dark movies. Good viewing angle. You can search for similar models at a similar price UH650V / UH661V

4K-HDR high-mid TV:

All HDR10 TVs
These are high-end models, their price is quite higher than 4K and their panel is 10bits, which means they can offer all the colors of HDR content. These TVs are recommended for those who are looking for the best image quality, for those who want to play the new consoles prepared with HDR, ...
  • Samsung KS7000: the most recommended TV of the year, good in everything, VA panel, for all uses and also for gamers. 
  • LG UH770V: Excellent Smart, not recommended for watching TV in the dark but good in everything else. Ideal for watching sports and for a family use, cheaper than the Samsung and also 10bits. 
  • Philips PUS6501: Image quality is good, typical of IPS panels: good brightness, good viewing angle and poor contrast. The cheapest HDR with 10-bit panel.

Best gamer TV:

TV for gamers
Those who want a TV to play should look at some specifications that do not matter to other users like the inputlag. The most recommended TV for real gamers in value for money is the Samsung KS7000 that supports 4K and HDR10 to enjoy the new games. If your budget is low you can look for the KU6400, with good inputlag but no HDR10. If you want the best of the best to play the best options are: Sony XD9305 or Samsung KS9000 / 9500

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 £380 . 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"  Amazon £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.