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Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs – Reviews and Comparison 2014

January 20, 2014 by  
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4K Ultra HD TVsBest Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs 2014 – 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. 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 TVs can also upconvert Full HD content to 4K giving you a better picture for current programs available. SmartReview previewed these 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 84 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 TVs are far superior to normal HDTVs. Below are the currently available 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs.

Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison 2014

Samsung UN55HU8550 Samsung UN65HU8550 LG Electronics 55LA9650 Sharp Aquos LC-70UD1U
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Micro Dimming Ult
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
CMR 1200
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
65-inch LED TV
Micro Dimming Ult
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
CMR 1200
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
34 watt sound system
240Hz
3 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
Motion Clarity 1200
Wi-Fi Direct™
IPS panel
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
70-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
35 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2013-2014 Model
AquoMotion™ 240
Built-in WiFi
THX® 4K Certified


Best Rated 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison 2014

Sony XBR55X850A Sony XBR65X850A Sony XBR-55X900A Sony XBR-65X900A
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
30 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Triluminous Display
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
65-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
30 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Triluminous Display
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
65 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Triluminous Display
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
65-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
65 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Triluminous Display
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support


Best 80-Inch and Larger 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison

LG Electronics 84LM9600 Toshiba 84L9300U Sony XBR-84X900 Samsung UN85S9
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
84-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
50 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
LED Plus

2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
84-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
240Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
Cloud TV
Wireless keyboard
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
84-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
50 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
HDMI® 2.0 support
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
85-inch LED TV
Full Array Dimming
70 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2013 Model
CMR 1200


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Glossary of Terms
4K Ultra HD (UHD) = 4K is the new standard in TVs. It has 8 megapixels of resolution, which is 4x the 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.
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.
Micro Dimming Ultimate = This is Samsung’s best local dimming technology. It has several hundred dimming areas for the best contrast and color quality. Samsung’s 2014 HU8550 Series comes standard Micro Dimming Ultimate.
HDMI® 2.0 Support = HDMI 2.0 is the next generation of HDMI which will provide higher framerates for 4K Ultra HD content. Sony offers a free upgrade to HDMI 2.0 for its 4K TVs. Samsung’s 2014 HU8550 4K Series comes standard with HDMI 2.0 support.
Dual Core/Quad 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. Samsung’s 2014 HU8550 4K Series comes standard with a Quad Core Processor.
TRILUMINOS display = Sony’s Triluminous display was designed to give you a wider range of colors and more realistic skin tones than normal displays.
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.
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 from directly from a compatible device without a Wi-Fi network.
UHD = Ultra HD TV
IPS Panel = An IPS Panel gives you a wider viewing angle without losing contrast than standard panels.
1080p = (1920×1080) with 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality) Most LED TVs are 1080p.
Contrast = refers to dynamic contrast. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture.
240Hz = 240Hz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies. The latest technology.
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.
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 more and more sets in 2014.
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
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 video can be sent over cable and the internet. Samsung’s 2014 HU8550 Series comes standard with a HECV (H.265) decoder.


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