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Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs for (2014-2015) * Comparison & Reviews

April 10, 2015 by  
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Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs (2014-2015) – This page contains a roundup of all of the top-rated 4K Ultra HD TVs, presented here for a comparison of price, features, and reviews. 4K Ultra HD TVs have 4 times the resolution of the best 1080p Full HD TVs. 4K TVs give you a resolution of 3840 × 2160 or over 8 megapixels verus only 2 megapixels for Full HD TVs. As with any new technology 4K content is sparse, but will improve over time. These 4K Televisions can also upconvert Full HD content to 4K giving you a better picture for current programs available. SmartReview previewed these UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show and the clarity almost looks like you are looking through a window. The best way to view these type of TVs is closeup as the pixels are much smaller than normal HD sets. When sitting closer, you will have a more immersive movie theater type experience. To take advantage of the higher resolution, these UHD TVs come as large as 88 inches. Prices have come down substantially, and we believe that 4K will become the new standard over the next 5 years. Movie theaters now have Sony 4K Projectors installed, so you will be seeing about the same resolution as movie theaters in your home. These TVs are ideal for home theaters. The speakers on many of these 4K UHD TVs are far superior to normal HDTVs. Below is a comparison of the currently available 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs, with reviews, features, and prices.

Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison (2014-2015)

Samsung UN55JS8500
(55-inch 4K TV)
Samsung UN65JS8500
(65-inch 4K TV)
Samsung UN65JS9000
(65-inch 4K TV)
Vizio
M70-C3
(70-inch 4K TV)
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
UHD Dimming
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
SUHD Nano-crystal
HEVC (H.265) codec
802.11ac Wi-Fi®
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
65-inch LED TV
UHD Dimming
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
SUHD Nano-crystal
HEVC (H.265) codec
802.11ac Wi-Fi®
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
65-inch Curved TV
UHD Dimming
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Octa-Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
SUHD Nano-crystal
HEVC (H.265) codec
802.11ac Wi-Fi®
Curved Screen
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
70-inch LED TV
Full Array Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
5 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
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Six Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
802.11 AC WiFi
HEVC (H.265) codec


Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison (2014-2015)

Sony
XBR55X850C
(55-inch 4K TV)
Sony
XBR65X850C
(65-inch 4K TV)
Sony Sony XBR-55X800B
(55-inch 4K TV)
Sony XBR-65X800B
(65-inch 4K TV)
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Frame/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Triluminous Display
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
65-inch LED TV
Frame/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Triluminous Display
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
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Smart TV
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4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
Motionflow XR 240
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
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Smart TV
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4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
Motionflow XR 240
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
HEVC (H.265) codec


Best 75-Inch and Larger 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison

Samsung UN75JU7100
(75-inch 4K TV)
Sony XBR-79X900B
(79-inch 4K TV)
Samsung UN78HU9000
(78-inch 4K TV)
LG Electronics 79UF7700
(79-inch 4K TV)
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
75-inch LED TV
UHD Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
- – -
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
802.11ac Wi-Fi®
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
79-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
65 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
TRILUMINOS display
X-tended Dynamic
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
78-inch LED TV
UHD Micro Dimming
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Plus
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec
CMR 1440
Built-in Camera
+ Curved Screen
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
79-inch LED TV
Edge Lit
35 watts sound
120Hz
3 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
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Triple XD Engine
4K Upscaling
2015 Model
HEVC (H.265) codec


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Comparisons of 4K UHD TV Models for 2015
Samsung JS8500 Series Vs. Samsung JS9000 4K TVs = These are some of the top-of-the-line 4K TVs for 2015 from Samsung. The most obvious difference is that the JS9000 Series has a Curved Screen for a more immersive cinema type viewing (with an auto depth enhancer), while the JS8500 Series has a Flat Screen. The JS9000 has an Octa-core processor, while the JS8500 has a quad core processor. The JS9000 has a full one connect box (connections & upgradeable), while the JS8500 has a mini connect box. The JS8500 is cheaper and is the top flat screen TV from Samsung. Both models feature Samsung’s best Nano Crystal (Quantum Dots) technology. This is the best LED technology from Samsung to date.



Glossary of Terms
4K Ultra HD (UHD) = 4K is the new standard in TVs. Ultra HD TVs have 8 megapixels of resolution, which is 4x the resolution of Full HD 1080p TVs currently on the market. This allows you to sit closer to the TVs as the pixels are smaller, and will give you a more immersive movie theater type of experience.
4K X-Reality PRO = This is Sony’s best image processor that is in its new 4K TVs. Sony has ten years experience in image processing for movie theaters. Sony’s 4K projectors are now installed in movie theaters worldwide. This technology will allow you to enhance even lower resolutions of sports, movies, and blu-ray to 4K. Sony is the leader in image processing. The top-rated 4K TVs have the best image processors.
HEVC (H.265) codec = HEVC (H.265) is a new compression codec that is used to compress video. This new codec compresses twice as much data as previous codecs, so that 4K Ultra HD video can be sent over cable and the internet. HEVC (H.265) will allow 4K/60p playback for viewing 4K sports in the future. 4K/60p will also be available on future 4K camcorders. Almost all 2015 4K TVs come standard with a HECV (H.265) decoder. Netflix 4K Content is currently streamed using this HEVC decoder.
What native 4K Content is Available Today? = Currently, Youtube and Netflix are streaming 4K content to consumers. ESPN, Comcast Xfinity, Amazon, and others have announced that they too will have 4K content in 2014-2015.
SUHD (nanocrystals) = Samsung has a new technology for 2015. SUHD nanocrystal (quantum dot) technology gives enhanced color range and brightness. SUHD TVs also give higher dynamic range than normal TVs. They also employ the Samsung Peak Illuminator Pro feature, for brighter whites, sharper details, and more vibrant colors. This is only in Samsung’s best TVs, the JS8500 4K Flat Screen Series, and the JS9000 4K Curved Screen Series.
Edge/Local Dimming = This combines the economy of an Edge Lit TV, with the advantages of local dimming. The picture quality, black levels, and contrast can be greatly enhanced with Local Dimming versus one that is only Edge Lit. This type of system can also eliminate or reduce halo effects, clouding, and light bleeding. Samsung calls their dimming technology Micro Dimming, while LG uses the term LED Plus.
Full Array Local Dimming LED TV = An LED TV that is illuminated from the rear by an array of LED lights. These lights can be dimmed or turned off to give maximum contrast and picture quality. This type is superior to an edge lit dimming LED TV. These are hard to find, and much more expensive than the other types.
HDMI® 2.0 Support = HDMI 2.0 is the next generation of HDMI which will provide higher framerates for 4K Ultra HD content, more audio channels, and Full 4K 3D. All 2015 models come standard with HDMI 2.0 installed. Samsung’s 2015 JS8500 4K Series Televisions comes standard with HDMI 2.0 support.
Dual Core/Quad Core/Octa Core Processor = Some recent TVs now have Two processors instead of one. This will greatly increase the functionality and speed of Smart TVs, and internet connectivity. All of Samsung’s 2015 4K Series come with Quad Core Processors (4 processors), and their flagship curved JS9000 4K Series models comes with an Octa-Core Processor (Eight Processors), as well as the JS9500 Series.
TRILUMINOS display = Sony’s Triluminous display was designed to give you a wider range of colors and more realistic skin tones than normal displays. This technology is included on the top-rated Sony 4K TVs.
Mastered in 4K Blu-ray Discs = To accomodate the new 4K TVs, new blu-ray discs have been introduced that were mastered in 4K to give you the best picture on your 4K TV from a blu-ray disc. They are recorded with higher bit rates for better picture quality. These discs can be played by blu-ray players and Playstation 3 and 4 players onto your 4K Television.
Dynamic Range = This is a really important newly introduced feature that transcends screen resolution. This technology dramatically improves dynamic range, brighter whites and deeper blacks, contrast and makes the colors really pop. We have seen this on the several high end TVs, and it produces an outstanding picture, the best we have seen on a LED TV. Dolby Vision is another upcoming technology that also improves dynamic range (which we saw a dramatic demonstration at CES 2014). We believe these are important technologies that will soon be seen in more upcoming TVs.
LED TV = Instead of a conventional fluorescent backlight, these HDTVs use LED lights for backlighting. This dramatically improves picture contrast, colors, and overall picture. LED TVs also use about 40% less electricity.
Edge Lit LED TV = An LED TV that is illuminated from the side or edges by an array of LED lights. Some of the latest Edge lit sets can achieve local dimming with the latest technology.
Wi-Fi Direct™ = Sony feature that allows you to wirelessly transfer content to your TV directly from a compatible device (smartphone or tablet) without a Wi-Fi network.
Dolby Vision/X-tended Dynamic Range = These refer to increased dynamic range (brights to darks). Sony’s technology is called X-tended Dynamic Range. Some manufacturers use Dolby Vison. This kind of technology can make a dramatic difference in picture quality. This is usually only seen in the top 4K TVs.
UHD = Ultra High Definition, or 4K.
IPS Panel = An IPS Panel gives you a wider viewing angle without losing contrast than standard panels.
120Hz = 120Hz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies.
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles. HDMI 2.0 is the latest 4K Television standard, which increases bandwidth to 18gbps, allowing higher framerates, more audio channels, Full resolution 4K 3D.
3D Ready TVs = A 3D Ready TV is one that has a transmitter built-in to communicate with 3D glasses. To create the 3D effect, one lens will be opaque (black) while the other is clear. This is done hundreds of times per second which is imperceptible to the human eye, but it creates the illusion of 3D. 3D Ready TVs are becoming more mainstream, and we expect to see 3D as standard equipment on many of the 4K TVs in 2015. 3D on a 4K UHD TV looks fantastic.
Smart TV/Internet Ready = An internet ready TV allows you to connect an ethernet cable for an optional Wifi wireless connection to your TV. Content can include services such as Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, and other content. Services vary by manufacturer and model. Also referred to as a Smart TV


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