Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to spend anymore time on couch crushing your favorite shows, the wonderful world of technology comes out with 4K TV.
Before you tell yourself, “I don’t want one, my New Year’s resolution was to spend less time in front of screens” listen to this: 4K TVs have four times as many pixels as a traditional 1080p TV. That means the resolution of a 4K is four times as high as what we have deemed “full HD.” Yea, you read that correctly. Now it’s time to throw out that resolution and head to your closest Best Buy.
Here is a list of the top five 4K TVs to buy in 2017. Enjoy all those pixels!
TCL 55” 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV ($699)
We begin our list with the 55” 4K Roku Smart LED TV from TLC. With 4 HDMI inputs, this television provides a versatile, user-friendly experience.
In terms of quantity, this TLC allows access to the most content of any 4K TV (access to 3,000 streaming channels). Furthermore, at $699, it won’t completely break your bank.
Vizio 43” M-Series Class Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV ($499)
Vizio’s 43” M-Series TV is the most affordable 4K television on this list. Boasting an astonishing 8.3 million screen pixels in every image, this TV produces picture quality with high contrast and deep, pure black levels.
In addition, the TV’s full screen light distribution allows for clear, precise imagery during high-speed action sequences.
LG 65” 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV ($3497)
LG’s 65” OLED TV marks the entrance into the elite realm of 4K TVs. Using technology created by Dolby Vision, this LG produces vibrant, high contrast images. OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs are known for their strong performance in all lighting conditions. The high degree of color accuracy creates a picture that is virtually blurless.
Furthermore, this 4K offers a user friendly design, complete with 3 USB inputs (perfect for hooking up your digital camera or camcorder).
Sony 55” 4K Ultra HD Smart TV ($1098)
Coming in at number two on the list is Sony’s 55 incher. This 4K’s greatest strength is motion clarity- a quality you will surely notice during high-speed action sequences. The most affordable ($1098) of the elite 4K’s, this TV’s slim design makes for easy placement on an entertainment console or mounting on a wall.
Other noticeable features include advanced high dynamic range (HDR) technology. This feature produces brighter and more colorful image quality.
Samsung 75” 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV ($6497)
It’s no coincidence that the top 4K TV on this list also happens to put the biggest dent in your wallet. However, if you’ve got the funds, Samsung’s 75” monster is well worth the hefty price. This 4K has the best picture quality on market, hands down. Thanks to its powerful LED backlight, the TV produces vivid, stunning image clarity in all lighting conditions.
Equipped with two 10 watt speakers, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 and DTS Studio Sound, this Samsung is also best in class in terms of sound quality. Ultimately, however, it is the 4K’s most noticeable feature- its large size- that truly accentuates its crystal clear 4K viewing experience.
You really can’t go wrong with any of these TVs. If you’re willing to drop over 6K and have your TV take up your entire wall, the 75” Samsung is for you. If you’re a broke college student living in a tiny dorm (like me), the 43” Vizio is perfect. Whatever your situation, a TV from this list will satisfy your needs. Happy shopping!