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Top 3 Best 50, 60 and 70 inch TVs with 4k Ultra HD Resolution for Sale Today

by on August 23, 2015
 

The latest and best 4K TVs on the market come with some of the best features visual digital entertainment has ever seen in its history and the following list of 4K TVs in three different size categories gives you a thorough sampling of the very finest that the top brands on the market have to offer in terms of specs, technology, sheer visual spectacle and razor sharp clarity.

Most of the following 4K TVs are definitely not in the budget range of what’s possible but the majority of them are certainly more affordable than any high-end 4K TV was just over a year ago while offering more features than ever. Thus, if you want a range of technologies like razor-sharp 4K UHD resolution, exquisite high dynamic range in contrast or possibly the amazingly realistic vibrancy of full quantum dot color in your TVs, then some if not most of the models below have you covered in terms of all these features.

Furthermore, every single TV listed here delivers the absolute maximum of connectivity options with will Smart TV functionality, complete internet browsing capability and access to all of the latest external and streaming media sources there are, whether they consist of 4K video content or simply Full HD entertainment. Finally, all of these TVs can upscale ordinary 1080p Full HD video, 720p HD video an even SD video sources to levels higher than that of their natural resolution. In other words, all of the following models offer powerful internal upscaling engines.

Finally, every one of the TVs below is fully compatible with the latest video compression codecs, HEVC (H.265) AND VP9 as well as the latest in 4K video content copy protection via HDCP 2.2.

Without further delay, let’s get started.

 

70 inch TV or Larger with 4k Resolution

  1. LG 77EG9700 OLED 4K Smart TV
LG 77EG9700

LG 77EG9700 OLED 4K Smart TV

Check the Price of the LG Electronics 65EG9700 70-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon:

4.5 – 12 Reviews

LG’s OLED 4K TVs are arguably some of the absolute best in existence today and they feature strongly in almost any rating list of top 4K TVs. This is for good reason. Their completely unique –for now– OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology allows them to completely cut off screen backlight down to individual pixel-level precision. As a result, they offer some of the absolute best contrast to be found today.

Furthermore, due to this same technology and a few others that are exclusive to the OLED TVs, the viewing angles and color realism on any of the 2014/2015 OLED TVs are virtually unparalleled. The LG 77EG9700 is no exception and as one of the largest OLED 4k TVs in the family, it offers all of the above exquisite display characteristics on a truly massive 77 inch screen that will take your breath away. Full connectivity options and a beautiful curved design with one of the thinnest screens –as is the case with all OLED TVs– on the market complete the picture.

The only downside to the LG 77EG9700 77 inch TV is its enormous price of just under $25,000, making this one of the most expensive 4K TVs on sale today. And the only downside to OLED technology itself is that its maximal brightness is slightly less than that of LED TV. However, the perfect levels of darkness offset this very, very nicely.

  1. Samsung UN78JS9500 Curved Smart TV – 78″ Class (78.0″ Diag.)
Samsung UN78JS9500 SUHD 4K Smart TV

Samsung UN78JS9500 SUHD 4K Smart TV

Check the Price of the Samsung UN78JS9500 Curved 78-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon:

3.7 – 27 Reviews

Samsung’s SUHD TVs are second only to the OLED 4K TVs on the current UHD TV market and the Samsung JS9500 series is the very top of the SUHD line. It’s also the only model in the SUHD line with true full HDR technology via Precision Black Pro and Peak Illuminator ULTIMATE standards built into it. The other Samsung TVs that we also cover here further down are also HDR-compatible but to a slightly lesser degree.

Furthermore, the UN78JS9500 78 inch TV represents one of the very largest of the JS9500 SUHD Flagship TVs.

This is another TV with an absolutely beautiful curved design that works superbly for a slightly more immersive effect on such a large 78 inch screen (which is larger than even the largest 70 inch TVs). And in true Samsung fashion, the TV as whole is an exquisitely lovely piece of technology to behold.

In addition to HDR, the JS9500 family of TVs offers the superb realism and vibrancy of quantum dot color augmentation technology, which uses tiny semiconducting molecular crystals to expand the color gamut thrown off by the TV’s pixels and LED backlighting system. The UN78JS9500 also delivers the full package of connectivity options and as a Samsung 4K TV, also gives its users access to a few select sources of 4K programming from Comcast and M-Go, which are available only to this brand for now.

The only downsides to the $10,000 UN78JS9500 are its very steep price and a quality of off-center viewing that’s not nearly as clear as that of LG’s OLED TVs.

  1. Sony KD-75X9405C 4K Smart TV
Sony KD-75X9405C 4K Smart TV

Sony KD-75X9405C 4K Smart TV

Many of Sony’s 4K TVs can be best described as “in your face” with their massive flat screens and enormous side-mounted speakers, and while the company has been slowly moving away from this design in favor of much more minimalist construction to its newest 4K models, the KD-75X9405C stays true to the older look. This is a 4K TV that absolutely impresses in both its appearance and in its absolutely spectacular specs.

Many reviewers have called the KD-75X9405C one of the very best 4K TVs on sale today and while we’d argue that maybe LG’s OLED models win in this regard, the KD-75X9405C will definitely give absolutely any other brand a run for its money in total quality.

The on-screen color coverage of this huge 75 inch model is absolutely spectacular to behold and Sony is one of the very first manufacturers to use the quantum dot technology we already mentioned with Samsung’s SUHD models. Thus, with the KD-75X9405C, you get your hands on absolutely remarkable color accuracy that’s augmented even further by full HDR compatibility.

Furthermore, in comparison to its Samsung SUHD rival the UN78JS9500, the Sony KD-75X9405C is the slightly more affordable choice at just under $10,000, despite representing the very peak of Sony’s 4K TV development. This is definitely one of the three best giant-screen 4k 70 inch TV or larger on sale right now.

 

60 to 65 inch TV Models with 4k Resolution

  1. LG Electronics 65EG9600 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV
LG Electronics 65EG9600 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV

LG Electronics 65EG9600 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV

Check the Price of the LG Electronics 65EG9600 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon:

4.5 – 12 Reviews

Meet the LG 65EG9600, the 4K 60 inch TV that has been rated by a whole consortium of technology experts and reviewers as the single best all-around 4K TV of 2015. This model, like the previously described LG 77EG9700, represents the absolute best in TV technology today, particularly in terms of rendering perfectly precise dark shades. In essence, the 65EG9600 comes with all of the same technologies and features as its giant cousin the 77EG9700 except that it delivers them in an also curved but considerably more compact package.

Furthermore, we should also mention LG’s WebOS 2.0 Smart TV operating system. This particular platform has been widely rated as the single best Smart TV platform among all the brands currently available and its smooth usability, incredible speed and full range of web connectivity options is definitely something to love.

The LG 65EG9600 is not cheap and at $5,997.99 is probably the most expensive 65 inch 4K TV on sale today but what we can promise is that this model will give its users the most robust overall color, contrast and overall viewing experience on sale today.

  1. Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS9500 Curved Smart TV – 65″
Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS9500 Curved Smart TV - 65"

Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS9500 Curved Smart TV – 65″

Check the Price of the Samsung UN65JS9500 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon:

3.7 – 27 Reviews
Here we come back to Samsung’s superb JS9500 4K UHD TVs, now in the form of the 65 inch TV model. This particular version of the SUHD Flagship TV delivers all of the exact same specs as its 78 inch counterpart but in a more compact and considerably more affordable 65 inch package.

Once again, these specs and features include full HDR compatibility, unparalleled color realism and vibrancy via quantum dot nano-crystal technology and superb levels of screen brightness thanks to the TV’s full-array LED backlighting. Samsung’s Tizen OS is also possibly the second best in the world after LG’s WebOS 2.0, so a user’s web browsing, content viewing and interactive experience will be superb.

The UN65JS9500 basically lets you experience the full power of the best Samsung UHD TV technology has to offer but at half the price of its 78 inch bigger brother which we covered above. The UN65JS9500 costs $4,499.99, as opposed to the $9,999.99 of its 78 inch version.

  1. Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS8500 Flat screen Smart TV 65” Class
Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS8500 Flat screen Smart TV 65” Class

Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS8500 Flat screen Smart TV 65” Class

Check the Price of the Samsung UN65JS8500 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon:

4.1 – 87 Reviews
You could argue that the third best 60+ inch 4K TV on the market is possibly one of Sony’s 2015 X900C models but we’re going to go with another Samsung SUHD TV here, the UNJS8500. Not quite as high-end as Samsung’s Flagship JS9500, the JS8500 nonetheless delivers a superb overall package of HDR-compatibility, superb HD upscaling, Samsung’s excellent and highly intuitive Tizen Operating system and the Samsung Smart TV platform’s Smart Hub for easy access to apps and 4K content.

The UN65JS8500 also includes the quantum dot nanocrystal color enhancement technology that’s a feature of the entire SUHD line of TVs and the resulting picture quality and levels of color accuracy are spectacular to behold.

This is a fully connected TV with access to all of the latest and best 4K media sources and like all the other TVs in this list, comes with full HEVC and VP9 video compression decoding capability. There is also of course HDCP 2.2 content copy protection for guaranteed access to copy-protected 4K movies and shows from Netflix or Amazon.com as well as from external 4K media players like the Sony FMP X10 4K set-top box with its huge library of 4K movies.

Best of all, if you want to enjoy the top-shelf specs of Samsung’s SUHD TVs without really spending a massive amount of money, the UNJS8500 is a much more affordable option than its JS9500 cousin. This 65 inch model sells for $2,999 –$2,000 less than the 65 inch JS8500.

 

50 to 55 Inch TV Models with 4k Resolution

  1. LG 55EG9600 4K OLED Smart TV
LG 55EG9600 55 inch 4K OLED Smart TV

LG 55EG9600 55 inch 4K OLED Smart TV

Check the Price of the LG Electronics 55EG9600 55-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon:

4.5 – 12 Reviews
LG’s 55EG9600 is definitely one of the most economical of the OLED 4K TV models from the company but while being more affordable than its cousins listed above, this compact 55 inch TV still manages to deliver almost the same spectacular series of features.

The OLED technology in this model is as good as it is in any of the other OLED 4K UHD televisions and only smaller screen size and  couple of extra LG display enhancement technologies are missing in the 55EG9600.

If you want to enjoy the absolutely unparalleled display quality of OLED 4K technology but don’t have the budget for the much more expensive larger models, then the 55 inch TV size of the 55EG9600 is a superb option. OLED can be appreciated for its beauty and display realism even in the absence of 4K resolution so the smaller screen of this model doesn’t take away from the exquisiteness of its video quality. The 55EG9600 from LG TV is selling for just $$3,997.99, which may be expensive by normal 4K TV standards but is downright affordable as far as OLED 4K pricing goes.

  1. Sony XBR55X800B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)
Sony XBR55X800B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

Sony XBR55X800B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

Check the Price of the Sony XBR55X800B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model) on Amazon:

4.7 – 51 Reviews
Sony’s XBR55X800B is a bit of an oldie but it’s still a superb 4K 55 inch TV. This 2014 model 4K UHD television represents one of the best compact and economical 4K TVs on sale today and as far as Sony’s smaller ultra HD models go, it remains one of the best the company offers.

The XBR55X800B doesn’t include Sony’s famous Triluminous quantum dot color enhancing technology but it still delivers an excellent level of picture quality and superb HD upscaling with an engine that’s probably one of the best at this job among all the others from all other brands.

Furthermore, despite its age, the XBR55X800B still comes with excellent connectivity specs, full HEVC/VP9 compatibility and HDCP 2.2 content copy protection built into it. Also, because Sony owns PlayStation, the XBR55X800B is a perfect gaming TV since it can stream PS3 games directly to its screen.

Finally, price-wise, this model gives you access to Sony’s top-shelf 4K display quality at a very affordable price of just $1,098.00.

  1. VIZIO P502ui-B1E 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV
VIZIO P502ui-B1E 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV

VIZIO P502ui-B1E 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV

Check the Price of the VIZIO P502ui-B1E 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV 120Hz on Amazon:

4.3 – 47 Reviews
Vizio’s famous P-Series 4K TVs were absolute ground-breakers when they first emerged in October of 2014. The entire line of TVs offers some first class specs, display quality and connectivity while going on sale with prices that were then unheard of for 4K ultra HD TV models.

The Vizio P502ui-B1E is one of these superb TVs and it’s still priced extremely competitively. While this TV doesn’t have some of the more vibrant and spectacular display technologies of many higher-end 4K UHD models, it still manages to deliver a very solid picture quality and even manages to include some truly unique premium technology.

Specifically, this model and all of its P-Series cousins –with sizes ranging from 43 to 75 inches—come with full-array LED backlighting. This is an almost unheard of feature for 4K TVs that cost so little. Furthermore, the P502ui-B1E includes full connectivity and comes with built-in HEVC compression codec compatibility while also including HDCP 2.2 content copy protection in its HDMI 2.0 ports.

Finally, like we said, the price for this model is absolutely unbeatable. The 50 inch P502ui-B1E sells on Amazon.com for just $629.99.

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  • Pete
    August 24, 2015 at 2:41 am

    I would’ve thought the Samsung 55″ JS9000 would have made the list. Beautiful TV and HDR ready..

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      August 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      It was a bit of a tough choice and the JS9000 was considered but after adding the JS9500 and the JS8500, decided to move on to other TVs rom equally worth brands. You’re right though, it’s a stunning TV and worth listing.

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  • reallynotnick
    August 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    The P series does not support VP9

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  • Andrew
    September 19, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Samsung UN50JU7100 vs Vizio P602UI-B3, which is better ?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      September 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      This is a tough call to make but I’d ultimately go with the Samsung. Both offer the same connectivity for the most part and the Vizio model also delivers the benefit of full-array LED backlighting but Samsung is generally the better manufacturer when it comes to overall picture quality.

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  • Beut One
    October 10, 2015 at 3:15 am

    If forced to choose between the Samsung 4K SUHD UN65JS9500 Curved Smart TV – 65″ and the LG Electronics 65EG9600 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV, which would you personally choose? Also what is missing from the 55″ Samsung in comparison to the 65″ Samsung?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      October 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      In a choice between the JS8500 and the 65EG9600 based purely on specs and quality, the hands down winner would be the LG TV. Samsung has created a fantastic SUHD TV with the 9500 but the LG OLED model still beats it. Both also have an excellent smart TV platform and there it’s hard to say which is better, but i’d say that in terms of visual specs, go for the LG. As for the 55 and 65 inch samsungs, if you’re referring to the JS9500, they’re pretty much the same.

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  • Drew87
    October 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I’m currently saving up to buy a 4K TV, 48″ to 55″ under or a little over $1000, and I thought I chose a good one until recently. I settled on the Sony 49″ X830C, when I first looked up reviews they were great and everyone was loving it. Now I start seeing reviews saying the interface always freezes up and the TV has to be unplugged and plugged back up and that the contrast is bad making blacks look gray. Now I’m back to being completely undecided and not knowing what to get.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      October 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Hello Drew. While I can’t guarantee any specific result for a given TV unit, our rather limited experience with the X830C hasn’t been to note this issue. However, the model does have rather poor contrast. But, if you’re in some doubt, two other models I recommend are the Samsung 4K SUHD JS8500, 48 inch model, which is selling for just over $1,400, or the sharp 65UB30U http://4k.com/tv/a-review-of-the-2015-sharp-lc-65ub30u-65-inch-4k-ultra-hd-120hz-smart-led-tv/

      It not only gives you an extra 10 inches of screen, it also has surprisingly excellent display specs, especially for color and if you want to stick to a budget, you can also go for the 50 inch model of the sharp i mention for just $697.00 on Amazon.

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      • Drew87
        October 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

        Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll definitely check those out. I believe my local Best Buy has them all on Display, so I can actually see them in person. I’m starting to think I should save up more and get one that’s a little more expensive. Starting to look like you get what you pay for when it comes to 4K TVs, I’ve noticed the ones that have the highest ratings are the more expensive models.

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        • Stephen
          Stephen
          October 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm

          For the most part yes, but there are some gems in the more budget TVs too. Like I said, the Sharp I mentioned, which we reviewed, is quite good despite being very low price. You might also want to take a look at Vizio’s 4K TVs, the P-Series in particular but the slightly newer M-Series is also worth a look. These are not only highly affordable, they also have excellent connectivity, contrast and full-array backlighting. However, their colors aren’t as rich as what you’ll find in some high-end models and they have some minor issues with viewing from far off center.

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  • Paul Nguyen
    October 26, 2015 at 12:10 am

    (Please note: the following note was also emailed directly to Stephan)

    Hi Stephan,

    First off, thank you for putting the 4K site together – it’s extremely helpful! I was also wondering: could I please seek your expertise to help me select a TV? I’m sort of stuck right now, so any thoughts are greatly appreciated. My situation/thoughts are as follows:

    – Drivers, TV Size, Budget: My current TV died, so while I can wait to buy another TV, I can’t wait too long. I’m looking squarely for a new 55″ TV and I prefer to stick around $1,500 though I can spend a little more if absolutely worth it. I buy and keep, so I’m looking to buy something that will be somewhat future proof and I’m willing to invest a little more if I get that assurance.

    – Surrounding Conditions: The TV will be approximately 6.5 feet away is a decently bright room if all the shades are open and it’s a sunny day.

    – Primary Usage: Movies, gaming (Xbox One), and TV watching (kids shows). We also hook up our laptop, phone, or tablet to the TV quite a bit.

    – Preferred Brands: I’m not a huge fan of Sony, so pretty much leaning towards Samsung LED TVs or LG OLED TVs. With my budget, I don’t think I need to resort to cheaper brands.

    – Not Curved: I lean more towards flat panels both for aesthetics and for price considerations, but I am open to curved panels if the overall reasons are right.

    – LED vs OLED: I know everyone says OLED is so much more beautiful, but I’m also concerned about the burn-in / image retention issues with OLED. Again given I buy and keep and that we hook up other electronics, durability of the unit is important.

    – Sound: Decent sound is great to have but not a must. I am willing to get a soundbar if necessary.

    – Units Currently Considered and Price: The Samsung JS8500 currently runs for $1,530 so it’s definitely in my budget. The LG EC9300 is $1,800 and the LG EG9100 is $2,000. My understanding is the the OLED TVs have nicer image quality than the Samsung, but I’m not sure how much more. I’m also not sure how much more the 4K and fast response rate (240 Hz) of the Samsung TV outweighs the image quality consideration.

    ———————

    Ultimately, my questions from here would be:

    – Should I be considering any other units?

    – If not, which of the units above would you pick and why? If yes, which unit would you pick out of all them and why?
    In closing, thank you so much in advance for your time and your help! Looking forward to hearing your insights!

    Kind regards,
    Paul Nguyen

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  • Brad
    November 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Im wondering which would you chose between the Samsung 60js7000 and 60ju7100. I currently own the 7000 and i love the color and overall picture of it, but the picture doesnt seem to be very smooth, kind of juddery, maybe because of the lower refresh rate. Would the 7100 be a better option? Or would you recommend another TV similar size and price?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 4, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Hello Brad, Honestly, I’m not surprised that you’re getting some judder from your JS7000. While it delivers some great visual specs, the TVs low 60Hz refresh does cause problems in smoothness here and there. The JU7100 might offer a slightly inferior color and contrast quality but it does have a better refresh rate (native 120Hz) and in our experience it performs very well in dealing with judder, with solid support for 24p, and motion interpolation at 60 fps.

      Also, at least as far as visual quality goes, another recommendation I can make is, a bit oddly, the Vizio M-Series in the same size range. It’s a very good TV, offers great visuals (though some would argue more in favor of the P-Series) and it’s very affordable.

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  • Ranjit
    November 8, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Confused between 65 ” LG OLED smart curved
    Vs Samsung JS 9000 which is the best considering quality only

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  • Shannon
    November 8, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Deciding between Samsung 55 inch 7100 vs Sony 55 inch 850. Seems like they are very comparable. Any recommendations.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Hello Shannon. Are you referring to the Samsung JS7100? If so, I’d recommend the Samsung.. On the whole, I’d call it a better TV. However the Sony is known for being great at two things in our view: First, it offers excellent upscaling and second, it has superb motion control, with virtually no judder and a great capacity to create smoothness without inducing a soap opera effect.

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  • Audra
    November 10, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Can you explain why you chose the Samsung over the Sony X900C for the 65″ category?

    We just purchased the Sony last night and was able to get it for $2200 at Best Buy (open box w everything included …even the wall mount).

    Was that a good buy or should we have gone for the Samsung? Primary concern is watching sports and not having the lag and not have the screen look like a video game during regular TV time.

    Thank you for your help!

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Hello there Audra,

      We chose the two Samsungs in the 65 to 60 inch category over the Sony X900C because we feel that both are on the whole superior TVs in terms of visuals, contrast and a few other specs. That said, for your needs and for most home users, the X900C is more than good enough as a 4K TV. It’s very good in fact.

      Also, Sony’s TV’s are particularly known for their excellent motion control, so you shouldn’t have any real problems with sports or lag, or with any sort of soap opera effect (which is what I think you’re referring to when you talk about it looking like a video game during regular TV).

      Also, a quick tip if there are any problems with judder or blur: you can set the X900C’s ‘Motionflow’ to ‘True Cinema’ and ‘CineMotion’ to ‘High’ and by doing this, you’ll get rid of any judder without causing a “soap opera” look.

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  • Baron
    November 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I realize this article is old but what should I look for in a 4K TV that’s primary use would be Xbox One gaming? What models would you pick for this?

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  • Baron
    November 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I realize this article is old but what should I look for in a 4K TV that would be primary used for Xbox One gaming and what models would you pick?

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  • Rodney
    November 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Stephen I’m needing to replace my current tv 55 in Vizio wall mount about 6 yrs old Looking to move up to 75 in viewing from 10 feet and like to get the best bang for the buck. We don’t watch a lot of tv but when I turn it on like to have that wow. Not sure if I should go curve are flat any recommendations on size and set . Very confusing at all the types out . Thanks so much for your time

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  • Rodney
    November 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Stephen I’m needing to replace my current tv 55 in Vizio wall mount about 6 yrs old Looking to move up to 75 in viewing from 10 feet and like to get the best bang for the buck. We don’t watch a lot of tv but when I turn it on like to have that wow. Not sure if I should go curve are flat any recommendations on size and set . Very confusing at all the types out . Thanks so much for your time

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  • Donte
    November 22, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Can you please help me. I’m trying to choose between Samsung 55″ js7000 SUHD or Sony Xbr55810c. Used for whatever lol. Thank you in advance

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  • Steve Barman
    November 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Stephen, my wife and I are looking into buying a new TV. We like Samsung JU7500 Series 65″-Class 4K Smart 3D LED TV. We watch a lot of sports, movies, news and shows. My wife wants curved and I want flat screen. What are your thoughts about that model and also curve vs flat?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Hello Steve,
      First, about the quality of the JU7500: It is a great TV by almost any measure. This isn’t one of Samsung’s SUHD TVs (JS line) so you won’t get HDR or QD color but nonetheless, this model delivers some great all-around performance. It’s particularly decent in terms of color, contrast, judder and motion blur control. It also does some very high quality HD content upscaling, which you’ll need for all your normal non-4K video.

      As for curved vs. flat. Honestly the curved screen only makes a serious difference for really large 75 inch+ TVs.. Anything smaller and it’s just a decorative gimmick in our opinion at least. Curve TVs look cooler but since the difference is minimal, you two should just go for whichever you think would look best in your living room. If you can, go to a nearby Best Buy or Target and try to get a look at two similarly sized Samsung TVs, one with curve and one without, to see what you both agree on as better.

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  • Rodney
    December 6, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Hello Steve
    I’m looking at the Samsung un75j6300 and read other reviews on Sharp LC-70UE30U and Vizio m70. I’m viewing at 15feet away. Confused on a decision can you help. Watch sports a lot and some gaming might be played on maybe some streaming of movies, new to it. Can you Help Thanks

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  • Rodney
    December 6, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Hello Steve
    I’m looking at the Samsung un75j6300 and read other reviews on Sharp LC-70UE30U and Vizio m70. I’m viewing at 15feet away. Confused on a decision can you help. Watch sports a lot and some gaming might be played on maybe some streaming of movies, Like to stay under $2500 but can invest more Can you Help Thanks

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Hello Rodney! I don’t want to confuse the issue even more for you but my personal suggestion for you if sportscasts are your big viewing choice is to actually go for one of Sony’s 4K TVs. They offer some of the best motion blur control and judder control on the market. In particular, I recommend the Sony X810C, which we’ve reviewed here:

      http://4k.com/tv/sony-x810c-review-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-series-xbr55x810c-xbr65x810c/

      As for the TVs you mentioned, the best performer of the bunch would probably be the Samsung J6300 as far as sports goes. However, the Vizio model is a better TV for movies and offers some truly excellent contrast (but then so does the Sony TV I mention above and it also has those much better motion blur control specs).

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  • Jarrad
    December 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Hello Steve,
    Looking to buy a 65 inch 4K tv with 240hz trying to decide between Samsung, Sony and LG looking to spend under 2k. Watch a lot of sports, looking for best smart TV, 3D isn’t a must. What do you recommend ? Thanks!!

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  • Rick Flak
    December 10, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I need(!) to buy a 4kUHD unit.
    We have a v. bright room -replacing a 67.5″ +/-4yr old LED DLP. Was going to go w/70″ (hard to go smaller!); hopefully <$3,400. Was gonna go w/LG70UF7700 but, well, you're not enthused w/pic. brightness or contrast; both v. imp. in this room.
    VIZIOM70-C3 has mixed reviews, as do Sharp UE30U & UH30U pieces. Don't see a viable Sony.
    Am I better off dropping down to 65" & going w/Samsung JS9000 or LGUF9500?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 10, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Hello there Rick,

      Quite honestly, I’d recommend avoiding the LG LCD TVs if you can manage a Sony, Samsung or even a Vizio M-Series TV in their place. LG does indeed make what we think might be the best 4K UHD TVs in the world with their OLED lines but their LCD models are often less than stellar and the UF7700 was one example of just that. However, their WebOS 2.0 smart TV platform is indeed excellent, though we think visual specs are more important than smart functionality.

      That said, the M-Series is not at all a bad 4K line and their contrast is excellent along with their upscaling being very good. For their price, these TVs offer plenty of value if you’re more budget conscious. However, if you can manage with 65 inches, then yes, the Samsung JS9000 is a superb choice and the UF9500 from LG is possibly a good exception to the general trend with LG LCD in terms of overall performance. However, I’d go for the Samsung if given a choice between these two.

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  • Rick
    December 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    THANKS SO MUCH, Steve; saved me from making a 70″ mistake! So, Sony has no 2015 70″ model; that leaves: Vizio M70-C3 ($1,900) & Sharpe LC70UH30U ($2,300) -not Sharp’s “UE “, or dropping down to 65″ Samsung JS9000 ($3,000).
    Ques:
    (1)-Am I missing a viable 70″ option under $3,500?
    (2)-Do you think picture brightness/contrast/sharpness is notably better in the JS9000 vs. the 70″ that YOU’D drop down to 65”??
    SO MANY THANKS!!

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  • Michael Lehman
    December 19, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Thinking of buying a 55 inch 4K tv
    Choices are Samsung and Sharo right now
    What do you think are best choices
    The sharp is $749.00
    I think the Samsung is $995.00

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Hello Michael.. Could you tell me which specific Sharp and Samsung models you’re considering? It would make it easier to provide more concrete advice? That said, Samsung 4K TVs are generally excellent performers and even their low-price models have plenty of benefits to offer. Sharp makes some good TVs but I’d say that Samsung beats them on picture quality in most cases.

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  • Steve Barman
    December 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Steve,

    Belated Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

    Thanks for your advice. We ordered our Samsung yesterday: 65 inch JS8500, flat screen. Managed to talk my significant one out of the curve, whew!! Unfortunately they had run out of the set, so ETA is 4 to 6 weeks away. Hopefully my favourite sport, F1, will be broadcast in 4K soon.

    Once again, thank you.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Great to hear Steve and thanks for the wishes, likewise to you and your loved ones and I hope the TV proves to be as good as that particular model is known for being.

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  • Floepke
    January 2, 2016 at 12:49 am

    The 4k tv s are still way to expencive !
    Where are the 60 inches models ?
    When will the all be Oled screens , because that are the best screens we seen !but with a reasenable price !?!????

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  • Roger Smith
    January 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Stephen
    Great article – thanks for the effort. I am shopping for a larger TV in the 65″ to 75″ range. I watch sports,including NASCAR, and when I have time I like Action and SciFi movies.

    I am wondering; first of all, how do you characterize the differences between Samsung’s SUHD and Vizio’s OLED designs? Is it just marketing hype for essentially similar technology or are there really major technology differences that will be meaningful to the viewer?

    And, just as importantly, I am sure that motion deblurring algorithms are just as important, if not more so, as the Refresh Ratings. As new models come out how do I distinguish between the simple refresh ratings and their actual impact on jitter and judder?

    Much appreciated!

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      January 31, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Hello Roger, I’m sorry, did you mean LG OLED? Vizio doesn’t manufacture OLED TVs at this time. And in case you were referring to LG OLED or to OLED technology in general (Panasonic manufactures OLED 4K TVs as well) then the differences are considerable between OLED and LCD (which is what exists in Samsung’s SUHD TVs). OLED is truly a superior technology in most visual characteristics and its capacity to create perfect blacks and lighting/dimming zones at the single pixel level is something that no LCD TV -not even the most advanced models- can imitate. Furthermore, for viewing angles, OLED is also unbeatable, offering equal color and contrast reproduction whether viewed from directly in front or at a sharp off-center angle.

      As for the impact of refresh rates on judder, if I understand your question correctly, the best way to see how well ratings actually reflect judder and motion blur is quite simply by checking out a TV’s performance for yourself whenever possible, particularly with fast-paced natvie 4K content and almost as crucially, upscaled HD content.

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  • SALMAN
    February 9, 2016 at 5:05 am

    HI Stephen
    i want to buy a 4k tv i am kinda stuck between the samsung js7000 and sony 65x9000c android .
    so which would a better choice ?
    THANK YOU

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      February 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Hello Salman, I would absolutely recommend the X900C from Sony in a choice between the two. It ofers excellent viewing angles, some great contrast and also comes with HDR technology, which the JS7000 from Samsung lacks. Both TVs offer enhanced color with their own different technologies but we generally prefer Sony’s phosphor coating-based version, known as Triluminos Display, to Samsung’s Quantum Nanocrystal Color technology. As for Sony’s Android TV, Samsung’s Tizen is a better smart TV OS but the Sony version is great too and thus visual specs count most in this comparison.

      I also want to note that Sony does what we think to be a superior job of offering motion blur and judder control than Samsung, particularly if you compare a solid Sony Bravia 4K TV (like the X900C) with a mid-range SUHD 4K TV like the SJ7000.

      If we were comparing Samsung’s JS9000 high-end SUHD model to the X900C from Sony, i’d say go with the Samsung TV but given a choice between the X900C and the JS7000, I definitely recommend the Sony model more here.

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  • Beckie
    April 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Hi
    I would like to replace a huge as in big and old with a great picture ( 14 years old) TV with new streamline technology. The room can hold 60-70 inch TV. I bought my teen son a Flat screen with 3D and more all of which we do no use. I am interested in the best picture paired with great audio output. Can you please advise?
    Thank you

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  • Akilesh Mani
    July 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Hey Stephen
    I’m confused if I should go with Vizio D series or Samsung KU6300 series or LG 49UH610A? What would you recommend?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Hello Akilesh, I would recommend the Vizio D series (2016) or the Samsung KU6300 over the LG model. Both of these TVs offer color, contrast and motion control specs which are mostly on par with each other. However, the motion blur handling and contrast of the D-Series model are a bit better. In basic terms, both are very good starter 4K TVs without most premium specs but nonetheless offer mostly good display performance. The Vizio model also offer superior connectivity features but we think that Samsung’s Tizen smart TV platform is superior to that of Vizio’s, mainly because Vizio SmartCast is still fairly new and has a couple of minor bugs that need working out.

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  • mohammed hamisu
    August 24, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    am from Ghana in the western part of Africa but i wanna knw is the 75inches 4k built in 3d as well and does it have camera inbuilt as well..
    thank you. mohammed..

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