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.

Friday, September 30, 2016

The best value TV September 2016

We advise you to buy televisions for September 2016. In this post you will find some of the models which we recommend according to their value for money. During September we recommend models: 2016. Before choosing we recommend you visit our TV buying guide.

Recommended televisions September 2016

FullHD TVs mid low range:

Our post with the best FullHD 2016
In 2016 HD models are reserved for mid-range or low, all high-end models are 4K resolution.
  • LG LH590V: good value. It has good SmartTV and good picture quality, not recommended for watching movies in the dark. Available in 43-inch: £346.00
  • Samsung K6300: probably the best FullHD the year. The screen is curve. 40inch: £456.00

Media 4K TV range:

2016 models of medium-high range are all UltraHD
  • LG UH625V: the cheapest 4K recommended, good picture quality in bright rooms and good viewing angle. Smart is the best. At 55 inches: £882.00
  • Samsung KU6400: top sales, good at everything. At 55 inches:  £765.00

High 4K TV range:

  • Samsung KS7000: consider this the best TV of the year if you have a budget of £1290.00 for 55 inches, this is your TV 2016.

Best TV September 2016:

If your budget is not a problem we recommend you visit our post with the best TV of 2016.

Conclusion:

We recommend 2016 TV brands like LG and Samsung, these are the ones that offer more competitive prices while maintaining good quality and extra features like the Smart. In high-end models Samsung is the best. The orientative price is in online stores like Amazon.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Best TV 40-43 inches 2016

Most of 2016 TV models are available in sizes 40 or 43 inch, except higher end models where the minimum is 49-50 inches. We will suggest which are the best TV you can buy at this size.

Recommended viewing distance 2 to 3m, for more information visit our TV buying guide 2016.

We have chosen the best televisions offered for each brand at this size: LG UH650V, Samsung KU6400*, Sony XD8505 , Philips PUS6501 and Panasonic DX700B. It has some aspects in common: 4K resolution, Smart, NO3D, midrange, ...

Best TV 40-43 "2016

LG UH650V: IPS Panel good viewing angle, good Smart. The best in Smart, for sports and not very dark environments. Lowest price.

Samsung KU6400: VA panel with good contrast, good Smart. This is one of the best TVs for money, good in all aspects, except if we have to watch from the sides. The KU6450, KU6500, KU6510 .. models are very similar with especially differences in design. Average price.

Sony XD8305: IPS Panel, Smart bad. It is a real good TV with 100Hz but more expensive than the competition. Variants are XD8005, XD8077, ...

Panasonic DX700B: Panel VA, is well suited to dark environments but the viewing angle is reduced, ordinary Smart. You can not compete with the best TVs in the year but offers very good value especially price-image. Expensive and available in a few shops.

Philips PUS6501: One of the best IPS. standard Smart. Although not as much as other brands sell this model of Philips if it is highly recommended.

* The upper KS7000 model is offered in 49 inches but there is a curved model KS7500 43 "is the best of the year in this size.

Approximate prices online stores in 40-43 inches

  • LG UH650V: £400
  • Samsung KU6400: £450 Amazon
  • Sony XD8305: £810 
  • Panasonic DX700B: £600 Amazon
  • Philips PUS6501: £480 

Conclusion

Most of mid-range models are available in 40-43 inches, but the high-end start at 49-50 inches. Among the models reviewed highlight the Samusng Ku6400 as the most balanced, the DX700B as good picture quality and LG as best Smart, and this has better viewing angle.

If we are interested in a curved screen highlight the best TV 2016 is the 43-inch Samsung KS7500 by £980.00