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, April 18, 2017

Comparison Samsung QLED Q9 Q8 Q7

Samsung QLED televisions are the highest-end models of this brand for 2017. These are televisions designed to compete with OLED televisions of other brands since Samsung does not offer models with this technology. The Samsung QLED are LCD-LED VA.
These televisions share most of the technical specifications and characteristics of the high range, the panel is 10bits VA, excellent color reproduction for HDR and a contrast of the best in LCD-LED (lower to OLED). They are also compatible with 4K resolution, include dual tuner, OneConnect, good Smart Tizen, ...

Difference between Samsung Q9 vs Q8 vs Q7

The QLED Q9 model is the top of the three, also the most expensive. It is flat screen and has higher brightness level: QHDR2000. The contrast level also uses a technology theoretically better to the other two: Q Contrast Ultimate and Precision Black Ultimate. The PQI is something better but nothing significant. Panel lighting is lateral, upp and down.
The Q7 and Q8 are equal in brightness QHDR1500 and Precision Black Pro, the QContrasteUltimate contrast is alone in the Q8C. The illumination is from upp and down without side lighting.

Audio:
The audio output power is 40W on the Q7 and 60W on the higher models.

Design:
The available screen size starts at 49in at Q7, 55in at Q8 and 65in at Q9. The curved display is available on Q7C and Q8C, while Q7F is flat, like the Q9F.


Are these better than the Samsung 2016: KS7000 KS9000 and KS9500?
We think that QLED 2017 TVs do not improve Samsung 2016 TVs. It may be that some technical specifications appear at a higher level, but in reality we do not recommend paying € 1000 more for a QLED. The new models improve the range of colors and a little viewing angle.

Recommended Price:
The price of the entire QLED 2017 series is high, at approximately 55/65 inches:
Samsung Q9F - / £4500
Samsung Q8C: £2800 / £3800
Samsung Q7F: £2500 / £3200

Conclusion:
The biggest difference in general is the Curved / Flat panel type. The Q9F is truly superior thanks to its "more complete" illumination that allows greater brightness and better control of color and blacks even with HDR images. The price is excessive in our opinion and only available for those with no problems and budget. The models Q8 and Q7 do not present important differences, if you look for a new TV 2017 of 49 inches we think that the best TV is the Q7F. If you are looking for curved televisions this year are almost exclusive to Samsung. On the other hand we recommend you buy the Samsung 2016 TVs while they remain in sale.

Full Review:

Sunday, April 16, 2017

LG OLED C7: Opinion best TV 2017

The OLED C7 TV is next to LG B7 the cheapest OLED 2017 TV. It is a television with an excellent image quality, especially for the uniformity of the panel and the deepest blacks. Also the images with fast movements are very good so it becomes the best TV of the year if we consider its really moderate price (within the best televisions of the year like Sony A1). The Smart system is good: webOS and it is compatible with all current formats. To see low quality content, this scale well, but not better than other televisions. The viewing angle is wide so it fits well to all types of rooms. Audio is perhaps the weakest part of this TV, if you want to enjoy home cinema it is advisable to buy an external audio system.

Technical / Specifications:

Screen: Size 55 and 65 inches. Flat
Technology: OLED
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
HDR: DolbyVision, HLG, HDR10
Smart TV: webOS 3.5
Other:
  • 4x HDMI (HDCP 2.2)
  • 3x USB 
  • Magic Reomte Control
  • Audio: 40W
View all specifications (LG website)

Location:

The LG C7 is good to see in any lighting situation thanks to its OLED panel, which guarantees deep blacks if we watch the TV in the dark. It has a lower brightness level than some high-end LCD-LEDs but it is enough to see films in brightly lit rooms optimally. The viewing angle on OLED TVs is wide so it is recommended to view from the sides and from the front.

Uses:

It is an excellent TV for all uses, although to offer its full potential we recommend quality content. We emphasize the cinema: thanks to its really black blacks. It is good for watching sports and for gamers as well. OLED TVs can temporarily retain an image if it is too long fixed on the screen (channel logo). This hold is temporary and the TV has a process to refresh the image.

Design LG C7:


Other TV like LG C7?

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

Our opinion LG C7 (veredict):

Our opinion on the LG C7 is excellent, it has a great image quality in any situation and for any use, something that we should ask any TV of this top price. It is an excellent television for movies, sports or high quality content. If you're going to watch TV it's just right, but you should spend less on a simpler TV in this case. The SmartTV is one of the best currently, although you have to remember that it is not the same as using a Computer. The weak point is its audio quality, which although it is not bad is not at the height of the best of the year. We recommend you buy the LG OLED C7 or B7 (which is the same with different design) during 2017 if you are looking for the best and you have a budget about £3,000 in 55 inches or £4,300 in 65 inches.

Model Name: Name of 2017 LG TV
  • LG 55C7V OLED
  • LG 65C7V OLED

Monday, April 10, 2017

LG SJ850V: NanoCell review IPS 2017

The LG SJ850V is a high-end 2017 TV with LCD-LED IPS technology. This TV is one of the best of the year that presents LG behind the OLED models. The LG SJ850V is a 4K TV compatible with HDR10, Dolby Vision, etc. So you can play all the current high-quality content. Nanocell technology allows you to reproduce better colors and increase the brightness level, ideal for HDR content. The panel is 10 bits IPS so it offers a superior viewing angle to the VA panels and with the local attenuation improves the shallower blacks of the IPS panels, which is especially noticeable when watching dark films. The LG SJ850V is practically the same as the LG SJ810V and the main difference we find is the Harman Kardon 2.2 audio system with 40W and the local attenuation a little higher, the differences are not really remarkable if we don't watch TV in the dark.

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen: 55, 60 and 65 inches. Flat
TechnologyLCD-LED NanoCell
Panel: IPS 10bits
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
HDRHDR10, DolbyVision y HLG
3D: -
PMI
Smart TVwebOS 3.5
Other:
  • 4x HDMI 2.0
  • 3x USB (1x3.0)
  • Magic Reomte Control
  • Audio: 40W
View all specifications (LG website)


Design LG SJ850V:



Model Name: Name of 2017 LG
  • LG 55SJ850V
  • LG 60SJ850V
  • LG 65SJ850V