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4K was the buzzword of the year 2014, with 4K content prevailing in almost every possible device ranging from Phones to Cameras to TV’S. 4K technology has grown leaps and bounds over the year resulting in Televisions producing clearer and crisper images. Let’s have a look at the best 4K TV’s available in the market. If you are looking to get a video wall visit https://www.gseav.com/services/av-equipment/.

Samsung 4K Tv

Samsung UE65HU8500

Samsung has always been a pioneer in design innovations and with the Samsung UE65HU8500 4K TV, Samsung has managed to combine a rich viewing experience with top of the line audio and video capabilities. Measuring 65-inches across its curved panel, it offers a vibrant and colorful picture with high quality audio

The good, the bad and the..? Picture quality is sublime with both native UHD and upscaled content, and the new Smart engine delivers some very significant improvements to what was already the TV world’s most sophisticated Smart engine. The biggest issue we have with the curve is that if you have any bright light sources opposite the screen, the curvature can cause either double or stretched reflections on the screen.

Highlights: 65-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting; Curved Screen Design; Native UHD resolution; Active 3D playback (2 pairs of glasses included); Football mode.

Price: 4600 USD ‘Only’ ( Rs. 3,78,500 on Amazon India)

Sony 4K TV

Sony KD-65X9005A

The Sony KD-65X9005A was one of the most anticipated TV Sets of 2014 and it has stood up to the expectations, Sony’s build quality and detailing, from the rolled top to the chrome side panels, is awe inspiring. It is stunning to look at, and does not compromise on the hardware or the sound to achieve this, all you would need after getting this TV would be call the Claremont based DSTV into install your new TV satellite services.

The good, the bad and the..? Picture quality is Gorgeous, for the 4K image quality and excellent Full HD upscaling makes this a set for all types of sources. The forward facing high-fidelity integrated sound system is superb. However the UI is not as slick and friendly as you expect it to be, it’s a bit cluttered, and the social network integration is more of a distraction than a benefit. But the worst of all is the Active Shutter 3D that suffers from flicker in rooms which have multiple l light sources.

Highlights: 5-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting; Native 4K/UHD resolution; Active 3D playback (2 pairs of glasses included); 4K X-Reality Pro processing; SEN smart TV platform; a built-in camera

Price: 3900 USD ( Rs. 4,00,000 Amazon India) That sound system alone makes it an offer you can’t refuse, but only if its an offer that won’t blow your fuse( after all you must be daring enough to spare the 3900 USD!!)

Toshiba 4K TV

Toshiba 65L9363DB

Although not mentioned in the same breath as the Samsungs and the Sony’s, The televisions from Toshiba pack a punch and provide users with a viewing experience that’s on par with the other giants of the industry, and the Toshiba 65L9363DB is no different.

The good, the bad and the..? The picture quality of the Toshiba is incredibly detailed and almost life like, it almost seems as if you are looking out the window, than staring at a screen, color richness is also striking, there is a sense of vibrancy about the picture that does not exist in the Samsung or the Sony TV. The 3D experience is phenomenal; there is no loss of resolution or jagged edges that seem to be a common problem in other TV’s. The only drawback is that it does not offer innovative features and a slick UI that some of its competitors do, But the quality and the viewing experience more than makes up for it.

Highlights: 65-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting; UHD native resolution; Cloud TV online system; passive 3D playback with 4 pairs of glasses included; multimedia playback via USB and DLNA.

Price: 3800 USD ( NA India) A daring price. We wish it were more widely available though. Even the picture’s not high res, see? Its this scare a treat.

Panasonic 4K TV

Panasonic TX-L65WT600

Panasonic has finally dumped its plasma screen technology, and is having a go at the UHD world with its new offering the Panasonic TX-L65WT600. The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 is as cutting edge as it gets, with HDMI 2.0-rated inputs and a 4K THX certification and the ability to play 4K progressive pictures at 50HZ.

The good, the bad and the..? The Picture detail level is very high, providing superior native 4k viewing as compared to other televisions, it also has a friendly UI and is future secure. The only aspect we didn’t like was that the audio system does not live up to its video counterparts; the volume just isn’t rich and clear. Also the color and contrast isn’t as good when viewed from the side as opposed to the centre.

Highlights: 65-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting; 4K native resolution; HDMI 2.0 and Displayport connectors; 3D playback; 4K THX certification

Price: 7350 USD (NA India) Yes you read it right. But as they say, with great premium comes great..premium? cough cough.

LG 4K TV

LG 65UB980V

The LG 65UB980V is proof that LG is one of the most innovative and fanciest brands around.

The good, the bad and the..? The 65UB980V’s pictures with UHD and HD content are quite stunning, it’s quite simply the best 3D performer we’ve ever seen, and it’s also eons ahead of nearly all of the competition. But there exists a bit of input lag while playing games and watching content.

Highlights: 65-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting; Native UHD/4K resolution; Passive 3D playback (2 pairs of glasses included); Smart plus OS powered by webOS; Multimedia playback via DLNA or USB

Price: 3900 USD (NA India).

OVERVIEW

As we near the end of this list, we find that a high price of about 4000 USD for a damned television starts seeming natural. And thats exactly the thing about 4K displays today. They might seem stupidly crazy for some, both for the price and for the purpose, and absolutely justified for others. And then there are people like us, the tech enthusiasts who love everything and anything for the sake of evolution. And i guess evolution is a must and thus is $k displays. We just hope it gets more affordable with time. Xiaomi listen, are you planning on a 4K television? For we’re all pumped for a one from your stable!

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