The 2018 World Cup in Russia is here. We are less than 10 days away from the most important event in football. Millions of viewers and followers will be watching the matches that take place in Russia this June. And if you are one of those who are passionate about the king of sports par excellence in Spain, surely you want to see all the games with the best possible quality. If you want to change your TV and you have a good budget, we are going to help you. We have selected 6 55-inch 4K TVs that we can buy right now on the market and that offer the best image quality .
They are high-end models, yes, but we have tried to choose a balanced model in features and price. The size chosen has been 55 inches , since we think that it is the most preferred diagonal by users today. So now you know, we are going to see the 6 best 55-inch 4K TVs to enjoy the World Cup .
Samsung maintains its commitment this year to LED technology and has curled the loop with the new QLEDs of 2018. At the top of the range we have the Samsung Q9F, a beautiful television that includes the latest technology from the Korean manufacturer .
It uses a flat panel with Quantum Dot technology and a Direct Full Array Elite lighting system . This consists of a rear lighting instead of side, divided by zones and with independent control. This makes dark scenes darker and bright scenes brighter.
And speaking of brightness, the Samsung QLED Q9F is capable of reaching a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits . In addition, it is compatible with HDR10 + technology and features Ultra Black Elite , an anti-glare system that improves viewing in all conditions. Everything discussed allows the Q9F to be able to reproduce 100% of the color volume .
In addition to improving the image, Samsung has included some very interesting changes this year. For example, the single cable that connects to the TV with the One Connect box, now also includes power . This allows for a very clean rear finish, with no cables in sight. In addition, it is perfect if we want to hang the TV on the wall with Samsung's No Gap system, since we will only have to worry about a cable. A cable that, by the way, is practically invisible .
On the other hand, a new system called Ambient Mode has been included . This allows us to forget about the black screen when the TV is off. We can place anything from a photograph to a painting, as well as being able to use it as a music player or information panel.
All this together with one of the best Smart TV systems on the market . A system that is now complemented with Smart Things technology . Thanks to this system we can control our entire home connected from the television.
The Samsung QLED Q9F in 55 inches has an official price of 2,700 euros .
We continue our selection of the best 55-inch 4K TVs with one of LG's flagships. We have chosen the LG OLED E8 model, as the W8 is not available in 55 inches. Still, the image quality should be practically identical to that of the top model .
The new LG OLEDs hide some important news. The one that most affects image quality is the new Alpha 9 processor . The new brain of LG OLED TVs achieves a sharper picture by applying Quad-Step processing . In addition, it uses a 7.3 times more sophisticated color table , thus improving color representation.
In addition, they maintain some of the characteristics that have made them unique. For example, it is one of the few televisions on the market that offer support for 5 HDR formats and Dolby Atmos sound . In addition, thanks to the new processor, they now also support HFR images up to 120 fps .
To all this we must add a complete and safe Smart TV system . This year it incorporates the advanced ThinQ artificial intelligence system. This will allow us to control the television with our voice using natural language.
The LG OLED55E8 is already on sale with a price of around 3,000 euros . If this model escapes us in price, we can opt for the LG OLED C8. The image quality should be practically identical, although we will have a different design.
If your budget is somewhat tighter but you do not want to give up image quality, you can opt for the Panasonic TX-55EZ950. We have chosen this Panasonic model for two reasons. The first because this year's Panasonic models are not yet for sale in our country (at least we have not located it). Second, because being a model from last year it has a very attractive price .
The Panasonic TX-55EZ950 is equipped with the Studio Color HCX2 processor and a high quality OLED panel. It has color management technology according to 3D LUTs and with the commented OLED panel.
This is a THX certified TV that is , of course, capable of reproducing HDR images. In addition, this model has been calibrated by Hollywood experts to achieve the best image quality.
Perhaps the weakest section of the Panasonic TX-55EZ950 is its Smart TV system. It has the My Home Screen 2.0 system , which does not reach the height of the LG and Samsung systems. However, it does offer us the most basic applications.
We can find the Panasonic TX-55EZ950 in many common dealers with a price of around 1,600 euros . A very tempting price to get one of the best televisions of last year.
Loewe Bild 7
In a selection of the best 55-inch 4K TVs we cannot leave out the Loewe Bild 7. It is one of the best OLED panel televisions from the manufacturer of high-end technology products .
To the advantages that OLED already offers, Loewe has added some own developments. For example VantaVision system , based on the vantablack, the darkest material ever created. This material is composed of tiny, tubular-shaped carbon particles that barely reflect light, absorbing it completely.
But Loewe takes care of all the features of its televisions. The Loewe Bild 7 has an integrated sound bar that can be hidden . With the push of a button, the screen slides up, revealing the integrated soundbar. A sound bar that offers a power of 120 watts.
As is customary for the company's televisions, the Loewe Bild 7 features a premium design . Its back shows a nice fabric finish that hides cables and connections.
In addition, we can select between different types of TV stand. All this accompanied by Bluetooth connectivity for headphones, the possibility of connecting wireless speakers from Loewe Klan and a Smart TV system developed by Loewe that contains the most common applications .
We can get the Loewe Bild 7 in 55 inches with a price of around 4,500 euros .
We continue with the latest OLED TV that Sony has put on the market . It's called Sony AF8 and it comes to replace the sensational Sony A1 OLED that we had the chance to test last year.
Among its novelties we have a new design , since it abandons the easel shape. This detracts from some of the spectacularity, but makes it easier to place in any home.
Internally we have a high-quality OLED panel, accompanied by the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme image processor . Furthermore, as usual, the Sony AF8 features Sony's TRILUMINOS technology . This manages to show a wider color palette.
Despite the design change, Sony has kept the Acoustic Surface system this year . With this system, the sound comes from the entire screen, thus achieving a much more complete sound.
Along with LG TVs, the Sony AF8 is one of the few TVs on the market that supports Dolby Vision . On the other hand, the Japanese manufacturer continues to bet on Android TV as an operating system. Although it is somewhat more complex than that of its rivals, it also offers more possibilities.
And the best thing, Sony has decided to adjust the price of its OLED TVs a bit this year. We can get the 55-inch Sony AF8 with an official price of 2,800 euros .
And we finish our selection of 55-inch 4K TVs with what many media consider the best television of last year . Philips pulled out of its sleeve a very balanced OLED TV, with great picture quality. We had the opportunity to test the Philips OLED 55POS9002 and we also liked it a lot.
It is equipped with the P5 Perfect Picture Engine image processor , which digitally optimizes everything on the screen using a revolutionary algorithm. It also has HDR Perfect , a system that seeks to achieve more defined areas of brightness and the latest in contrast and color.
All this accompanied by DTS HD Premium Sound technology . This allows for immersive sound with deep, well-defined bass, as well as clear dialogue.
We do not forget the magnificent three-zone Ambilight lighting system . The lights adapt to the image for greater immersion in the action.
Lastly, Philips also includes Android TV in its high-end televisions . This gives us access to the best applications, some exclusive that we do not see in other systems.
We can get the Philips 55POS9002 with an approximate price of 1,900 euros . It is a great price, since its official price exceeded 2,300 euros.
And so far our small selection with which we think are the 6 best 55-inch 4K TVs to watch the 2018 World Cup in Russia . And which one do you prefer? Soon we will make a new selection with somewhat cheaper models.