Which 4K TV is right for me?

Binge-watch Netflix and usher in the 2018/19 football season in style with our guide to the best 4K TVs…

25 Aug 2018

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Which 4K TV is right for me?

What is a 4K TV?

4K TVs are a new generation of televisions. They have 4 times the pixels of a HD TV screen and therefore 4 times’ the level of picture detail.

Thanks to latest 4K innovations, you can now enjoy amazing visuals from shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky Q – plus regular TV gets a serious upgrade.

And, just in time for the new season, Sky Sports now broadcast football matches in 4K Ultra HD, putting you amongst the action in the comfort of your home.

 

What about HDR and UHD?

HDR (or High Dynamic Range) and UHD (or Ultra High Definition) are the two latest TV tech developments.

HDR boosts the contrast ratio and colour accuracy of your TV, making it brighter and enhancing contrast. Meanwhile, UHD is all about making the display as clean, crisp and sharp as possible.

Netflix, Amazon Prime and Ultra HD Blu-ray all combine 4K content with HDR, and the BBC iPlayer has already experimented with it in a clip of Planet Earth II.

UHD comes from 4K digital cinema, in a living room TV-friendly version. It’s all about making your TV’s display as clean, crisp and sharp as possible.

Sony TVs

Sony

Sony’s clever technology includes the Motionflow XR, which enhances the quality of fast-paced scenes for a more cinematic experience.

And if you’re watching regular HD content, your 4K TV will upscale it to near-4K quality. Sony’s latest 4K HDR X1 processor offers some of the smoothest upscaling around.

HDR formats supported: HDR (Netflix 4K, Amazon Video 4K, PlayStation Video and Google Play)

What’s it like to use?

Sony TVs run Google’s Android TV software. This gives you familiar Android features, with a custom homepage and access to the Google Play Store. Plus, the voice control feature via the remote makes it even easier to change the channel.

What can I watch on a Sony TV? Freeview Play, YouView and more

Sony Tvs

How will it look in my living room?

Luckily, the latest tech doesn’t mean a hulking TV set. Instead, Sony’s latest premium TVs are supremely stylish, with built-in cable storage for minimum clutter.

 

Check out the LED option from Sony…

Take it to the next level with the Sony Bravia XF9005, which brings incredible realism to football matches. Teamed with LED backlighting and enhanced contrast, everything looks as dazzling as it would in the stands.

Sony Xf90

With the flagship X1 Extreme processor working behind the screen, optimum contrast is also brought to every frame for greater texture.

And, when you’re watching high-speed F1 races, the X-Motion Clarity makes sure that images are as detailed as if they were standing still.

HDR formats supported: HDR (Netflix 4K, Amazon Video 4K, PlayStation Video and Google Play)

 

Why not try….

The Sony Bravia XF9 for an excellent picturewhatever you’re watching.

Get the Sony Bravia XF9005

Samsung TV

Samsung

Samsung is the world’s biggest TV maker. Its QLED TVs combine 4K resolution with quantum dots for a much wider colour range and increased brightness.

Q Colour, Q Contrast and QHDR make for fantastic image quality. The TV reaches much brighter levels with Q Colour compared to any other television. The 100% colour volume makes film nights even more vivid.

The Q Contrast uses local dimming technology to deepen dark colours on your screen.

Finally, QHDR brings richness to the 4K UHD screen and adds detail and texture.

HDR formats supported: HDR10+ (Netflix 4K and Amazon Video 4K)

 

What’s it like to use?

Samsung TVs run the Smart Hub operating system. Switch between apps and channels using a bar on the bottom of the screen.

Aside from Netflix, what can I watch on a Samsung TV?

How will it look in my living room?

How will it look in my living room?

The QLED models are incredibly beautiful TVs. The minimalist design looks clean from every angle and the optical cable and One Connect Box puts cable clutter out of sight.

 

Why not try…

Samsung Q7

The Samsung QLED Q7, which is 4K Ultra HD Premium Certified, delivers incredible picture quality on its 55-inch screen.

LG

LG

Premium LG TVs combine 4K HDR resolution with OLED screen technology. An OLED screen doesn’t need a backlight because its pixels create their own light.

This means you get perfect black and brilliant white pixels side by side. Nasa says they’re great for replicating the ‘real experience of being in space’.

With these deep blacks, LG OLED TVs get the best from HDR. All powered by LG’s Alpha 9 Intelligent Processor – expect reduced noise, improved clarity, high frame rates and a depth to richly detailed shadowy scenes.

HDR formats supported: HDR10 (Netflix 4K and Amazon Video 4K),Dolby Vision (Hollywood movie studios), Technicolour

What's it like to use?

What’s it like to use?

LG TVs run the webOS operating system. For ease, your channels and apps are placed in a custom homepage for full interaction. ThinQ AI gives added enjoyment as it answers your questions – plus the voice command lets you search for your favourite show.

What can I watch on an LG TV? Now TV, Freeview Play and more

 

How will it look in my living room?

The latest LG OLED TVs look incredibly chic with a near-invisible frame around the screen.

 

Why not try…

LG C8

The LG C8 takes this superb picture quality and adds Dolby Atmos surround sound for a true movie theatre experience at home.

Get the LG C8

 

See our full range of 4K TVs

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