There are several 4K TVs on the market that are suitable for different habits and preferences. Therefore, we invite you to take a look at the television options that we have gathered in this guide. In fact, we wanted to select for you the best 4K TVs you can buy today.
The best 4K TV
LG C8-Series 65 inch
Why should you buy it? For its fantastic OLED screen, its many intelligent functions and because it does not cost an eye of the face.
Who is it for? Anyone who enjoys video content and can afford it.
Why do we choose it? Before delving into what makes the LG C8-Series 65-inch great, let's take a moment to get acquainted with OLED technology. First, the basic: OLED is the acronym in English of Organic Light Emitting Diode. An OLED TV is made of millions of individual OLEDs (known as pixels) that, together, form the image on the screen.
These have several advantages over the QLED, a competing technology created by Samsung, the main ones having a better viewing angle, which can reach the darker black tone and spend much less energy.
The C8-Series is undoubtedly the best 4K TV on the market for one reason: it combines cutting-edge images with an incredible set of functions, and the price of this mix is modest. Although we must not forget that it is an OLED, so cheap is not.
Considering that it sells for more than a thousand dollars, one will expect it to include all the basic tools of a normal 4K TV, and that's it. There is a 4K Scaler to convert HD content to Ultra HD 4K, in addition to support for all major HDR standards, including Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma and HDR10.
It also boasts the versatile smart webOS software, which brings a host of premium live TV services such as Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, DirecTV, HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix and Sling TV eliminating the need to get a decoder, a device of stick-style streaming or something like that.
Surely the C8-Series will be the core of your living room, functioning as an infotainment center for the entire house. For that LG included the Google Assistant, so you can control the TV and other smart appliances in your home with your voice.
These are some of the many commands that you are able to execute:
- put Orange Is the New Blackon Netflix.
- Switch to HDMI 2.
- Set the Nest thermostat at 19 degrees.
- Tell the Roomba to clean the kitchen.
- Apgate after this episode of Designated Survivor.
The best 4K TV to spend little
TCL 6-Series 65 inch
Why should you buy it? Because it is the cheapest 65-inch 4K TV of good quality that you find, it comes with Roku OS and looks amazing.
Who is it for? Anyone looking for a big screen and doesn't want to spend much.
Why do we choose it? TCL has happened in a short time to be an unknown brand that manufactured garbage to be a respected manufacturer at the forefront of the global market of 4K TVs, competing with giants like LG and Samsung, partly thanks to a long partnership with Roku, the titn of streaming, which packages your Roku OS in all its latest TVs.
Add to that a dazzling 65-inch 4K display and multi-format HDR and the result is an affordable and unmissable TV with access to an almost endless catalog of HD and 4K content (scaled to Ultra HD 4K) from sources such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Netflix.
But the fun doesn't end there. The 6-Series is also armed with a voice control function. Unlike the 65-inch LG C8-Series, it is not Google Assistant; It is Roku's alternative. Of course, you can't control other devices in your home, but you can do what matters: watch TV and change the volume.
Let's take a look at some of the instructions you can yell at this TV:
- Search Chernobyl.
- Turn the volume down by 30 percent.
- Put Stranger Thingsen Netflix.
- put ABC News.
- Switch to HDMI 3.
The best 4K TV to watch movies
Sony Master Series A9F 4K TV 65 inches
Why should you buy it? Because it has the most impressive image quality we've ever seen.
Who is it for? Anyone looking for the best OLED experience that money can afford.
Why do we choose it? The Sony Master Series A9F 4K TV 65 inches is the best 4K TV to watch movies, if not the best we have ever seen, thanks to the X1 Ultimate image processor of this brand to offer HDR of the best possible quality.
Thanks to a close relationship with Dolby and IMAX, Sony has managed to go further in terms of HDR 4K. The A9F is one of the few televisions that come with IMAX Enhanced, a form of HDR that optimizes Hollywood movies to give them the right color, dazzling details and fantastic contrast.
All that is very good if the movie you are going to watch was encoded with HDR, but what happens when you are remembering with a classic film? Well, the X1 Ultimate processor will take care of that, scaling it to Ultra HD 4K resolution, with remastering included to achieve an HDR effect.
You will have no problem finding what to see, whether in 4K HDR, Ultra HD 4K or even Full HD. That is because the A9F Master Series comes with Google's Android TV OS on board, providing access to all important streaming services, such as Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, DirecTV, Hulu, Netflix and Sling TV.
It is not common to see an Android device that does not include the Google Assistant, and the A9F Master Series is no exception. It includes exactly the same version as the LG C8-Series, with which you can control both the TV and the rest of your smart home devices, such as a Nest thermostat, using your voice.
The best 4K TV to play
Samsung Q9FN 65 inch
Why should you buy it? Because it is a QLED, it offers FreeSync VRR and comes with an automatic latency mode.
Who is it for? Acrrimos players looking to give more life to their battles
Why do we choose it? Previously we played OLED, so now is the time to focus our attention on QLED, Samsung's rival screen technology. Simply put, QLED TVs are LED televisions equipped with a number of quantum dots, which allow the on-board processing unit of the TV to take advantage of a wider color spectrum and reach a higher brightness.
The end result is a clearer and more vibrant image, superior to that of an OLED in bright environments. The fact that Samsung's latest QLED also has excellent black levels makes the Q9F perfect for virtually any scenario, whether you are in a bright room or in a game room where the light is kept to a minimum. After all, there is nothing worse than sunlight obscuring your vision as you strive to survive a zombie attack.
Samsung has also added a couple of features that make the Q9FN a little more attractive for gamers. There is an automatic low-latency mode, which is activated when a console is connected to reduce input delay, and FreeSync VRR for Xbox One X. It also has the on-board UHD engine to convert HD content to 4K.
When you get tired, you can turn to Samsung's Tizen OS smart software to serve you the best of 4K entertainment through streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. And if that doesn't excite you, you can always tune into live TV through DirecTV or Sling TV.
* Updated on August 9, 2019 by Daniel Matus.