There is just over a month to go until Black Friday is celebrated , the craziest shopping day of the year in which stores take the opportunity to launch the Christmas campaign with great discounts. Many take advantage of this moment, or the letter to the Magi , to change the television . For this reason, we wanted to make a selection of what we think are the best televisions of this year . Although it would be very easy to choose all the high-end televisions that are worth thousands of euros, we wanted to make a selection with models for all budgets. We have everything from a TV with Full HD resolution to, of course, the best TVs with 4K UHD resolution on the market. As you can imagine, the brands with the greatest presence in this selection are Samsung and LG, the two best-selling brands in Spain , but we also have some surprises. We started!
We start our selection talking about the most affordable models. If you are looking for a TV that is inexpensive but offers great picture quality, take a look at the Sony KDL-40WD650 . It is a TV featuring a panel of 40 inches with Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels , image processor X-Reality PRO Sony system Motionflow XR + system and Smart TV with access to two of the most important applications for users: YouTube and Netflix .
But the best thing about this Sony model is that, despite not having 4K resolution, it achieves a very clear, sharp image with great detail . The blacks are deep and solid , but also subtle when it comes to working with shadows. On the other hand, the whites are bright and clean , and the colors are very balanced.
Regarding connectivity, it incorporates 2 HDMI inputs , 2 USB ports , Ethernet , scart , digital audio output and integrated WiFi . The Sony KDL-40WD650 can be found on the market for a price of around 440 euros . If you are looking for a cheap TV and you don't care if it doesn't have 4K resolution, this Sony TV is a great choice.
Not everyone can have a large TV in their living room, but these users have the same right to enjoy 4K images as everyone else, which is why we have included this TV in our selection. The Panasonic TX-40DXU601 offers IPS panel 40 inches to reach a resolution 4K UHD 3,840 x 2,160 pixels . This TV offers a beautiful design with a slim bezel and shiny feet located at both ends of the TV.
Regarding the image, the first thing to note is that, although it is a TV that offers 4K resolution, it does not support HDR images . Still, the image that this Panasonic television achieves is really good , with a lot of detail, a balanced and vibrant color, although without being oversaturated. The image that this TV gets is not perfect, since the blacks could be a bit deeper and the whites a bit brighter, but in general it is quite good, even with images with lower definition, with which it does a good job of scaling .
The Panasonic TX-40DXU601 incorporates 3 HDMI inputs , 2 USB ports , digital audio output and Ethernet port . The smart part is handled by the Firefox operating system which, without being the best, will provide us with access to the main applications. We can find the Panasonic TX-40DXU601 on the market with a price of around 550 euros .
We raised the budget considerably to tell you about one of the televisions with the best value for money of the year . We are talking about the Samsung UE55KS7000 , a 4K UHD TV with HDR 1000 system and Samsung's Quantum Dot Color technology . The Korean company has decided this year to extend its nanocrystal technology to the 7 series and the truth is that it has been really good for them.
As soon as we see the Samsung UE55KS7000 we already know that we are facing a high-end TV. Its frameless design draws a lot of attention and offers all the prominence to the image. To hold the panel we have small shiny silver legs that are located at the ends of the television. The rear of the device also attracts attention, as the company has included the One Connect system , an external junction box that makes the back practically clean of cables.
As for the image, this is a panel of 55 inches with resolution 4K UHD 3,840 x 2,160 pixels , system HDR 1000 , panel 10bit , maximum brightness of 1,000 nits and color space BT.2020 . In addition, the Samsung KS7000 uses Quantum Dot Color technology , which promises more than one billion colors. After all these technical data we find a very well defined image, with vibrant colors and a very good black level. The whites look bright and overall we have a very balanced, very lifelike image .
This TV incorporates 4 HDMI inputs , 3 USB ports , optical digital audio output , Ethernet port and built-in WiFi . It also offers the Tizen OS system in its latest version, one of the most complete on the market. The Samsung UE55KS7000 can be found on the market with a price of around 1,500 euros . The 7 series can also be found with curved panels with the name KS7500 , but its price is higher.
If you prefer a TV that offers a plus over the KS7000 model , you can also opt for the Samsung UE49KS8000 . We have chosen the 49-inch model to get a price not too far removed from the 7-series television that we showed you before, but this television can also be found in 55 and 65-inch. Samsung's new 8 series shares most of the features with its 7 series little brothers. We have a 10bit panel with Quantum Dot Color technology , HDR 1000 system , 4K UHD resolution and maximum brightness of 1,000 nits.. We do find differences in the design of the television, since this model opts for a V-shaped base and shiny silver color that gives the television a very elegant design.
This TV also achieves really good image quality, with vibrant colors, intense brightness and a black that, while it could be improved, is quite deep. In addition, Samsung's image processor does a great job of scaling images, even with lower definition sources.
A very complete TV that incorporates 4 HDMI inputs , 3 USB ports , Ethernet , optical digital audio output and integrated WiFi . The Smart TV system is Tizen OS , in which we will find some exclusive applications that we will not have on other televisions. The Samsung UE49KS8000 can be found with a price of around 1,600 euros . The 8 series also offers a curved version, called the KS8500 . The features are the same, but the price is higher.
Joining the two Samsung models in the mid-size TV category, we couldn't leave one of LG's OLED TVs out of our pick . The LG OLED55C6V is the perfect TV for users looking for the best technology in a TV, with a 55-inch OLED panel that achieves 4K UHD resolution , UHD Premium certification , support for HDR images , 10bit panel and Dolby Vision HDR10 certification. , something that very few televisions have.
All this translates into an impressive picture , with totally deep blacks that no LED TV on the market can compare. The color, without being perfect, is exuberant, with some impressive shades, especially in HDR images. With images in Full HD the TV also does a great job, the image looks clean and with high quality. Even with standard definition images, it can be said that LG's image processor ensures that noise is not noticeable.
This TV incorporates 3 HDMI inputs , optical digital output , 3 USB ports , Ethernet and integrated 802.11ac WiFi . The embedded operating system is webOS 3.0 , the latest version of LG's attractive Smart TV system . The LG OLED55C6V can be found on the market with a price of around 3,300 euros .
And for those looking for really big TVs, we have the Samsung UE65KS9000 . This television belongs to the highest range of Samsung and incorporates a 65-inch screen with UHD 4K resolution and Quantum Dot Color technology , as well as a 10bit panel and HDR 1000 system . The Samsung Series 9 carries a point beyond any technology view 7 and 8 series, reaching a higher frequency in the panel. The Ultra Black technology will keep reflections out and the Advanced Peak Illuminator system will achieve greater brightness. In addition, theSamsung UE65KS9000 incorporates the SUHD Remastering Engine scaling engine , which improves image quality even with low resolution images.
All this technology together serves to obtain a spectacular image quality , with vivid but realistic colors, very sharp images, a great level of black and a brilliant white.
The design is very similar to that of the series 8, although with subtle differences in the base and with the incorporation of the curved panel . In terms of connectivity, we have 4 HDMI inputs , 3 USB ports , optical digital audio output , Ethernet and integrated WiFi .
A spectacular image that is accompanied by the latest version of the Tizen OS operating system , which will move in a totally fluid way thanks to the Quad Core processor that the television includes. Finally comment that, comparing it with the competition, this Samsung 65-inch TV has a very reasonable price. The Samsung UE65KS9000 can be found on the market with a price of around 3,000 euros .
Sony ZD9 and LG OLED65E6V
We end our list with a double choice. And it is that we wanted to put these two televisions together because we consider that, due to their high price, we could say that "they play in another league" . On the one hand we have the Sony ZD9 , a television that we can find in 65, 75 and 100 inches and that we had the opportunity to test a few days ago. This is one of the best televisions on the market , without a doubt, but at a prohibitive price for most of us. The Sony ZD9 offers a sleek design with gold accents , a flat screen with 4K resolution and support for HDR images.and, highlighting above all, the magnificent X1 Extreme image processor together with the Backlight Master Drive lighting system . All this achieves an excellent image with Full HD images and sublime with 4K HDR images .
In addition, the Sony ZD9 incorporates Android TV as an operating system , one of the most complete systems that we have tested on a television. This system allows us to install a wide variety of applications, some as unusual as Kodi or most of the games that are available for Android.
The Sony ZD9 can be found on the market with a price that starts at 5,000 euros for the 65-inch model .
Finally we have the LG OLED65E6V , a television that many assure could be the best television created to date . A computer with a thickness of 5 mm , hidden inside one OLED panel 65 inch 4K UHD Vision and Dolby HDR system . This panel provides spectacular image quality , with a very high color range and very vivid colors, as well as infinite blacks and very high contrast.
A perfect image that is accompanied by a 4.2 sound system designed by Harman Kardon and the webOS 3.0 operating system , a mature system that works perfectly and is very easy to use thanks to the Magic Remote control that comes with the television. However, having the latest technology comes at a price. The LG OLED65E6V can be found on the market with an official price of 7,000 euros , although if we search the internet well we can get it for much less.