The Queen Mary of Vizio’s 4K Ultra HD lineup, the new Reference Series, is finally ready for your viewing pleasure. The flagship TV collection became available at Best Buy’s Magnolia Design Centers for in-store order, starting today — all you need now is your Gold Card.Boasting the label of the industry’s first-ever Ultra HD TVs with High Dynamic Range courtesy of Dolby Vision, the state-of-the-art panels come in just two sizes: the 65-inch version, and the mammoth, put-it-in-the-ballroom 120-inch version.The TVs come loaded with pixel-packed Ultra-HD goodness, including an expanded color gamut, and a full-array LED backlight with a whopping 384 active LED zones, allowing for extremely finite backlighting that enhances contrast between dark and light scenes. Speaking of contrast, as the first to exhibit Dolby Vision HDR technology in a commercial set, the Reference Series promises extreme variations between the brightest and darkest scenes, with up to 800 … [Read more...] about Vizio’s flagship Reference Series are the ultra-yachts of 4K TVs, and you can buy them now
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Just when you thought you had safely gotten up to speed with a brand new 1080p 3D TV… the market is yet again shifting. This time, television makers are pushing the next big thing: 4K televisions. Very loosely, you can think of 4K TV as doing for HDTV what Apple’s so-called “Retina” displays have done for the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pros: essentially quadrupling the number of pixels used to display content, delivering a sharper, clearer, and more immersive image.But do consumers really need another next big thing? After all, consumer adoption of Blu-ray content has been lower than the industry hoped as consumers increasingly rely on their broadband Internet connections to access television and movie content. And the last next-big-thing—3D HDTV—has failed to resonate with the mass market, thanks to the annoyance of wearing 3D glasses and a dearth of quality 3D content.Is 4K just another technology gimmick? Or is it really the threshold of a new … [Read more...] about Does your living room need 4K TV?
Read our full Sony X900B series review.CES 2014 was awash in 4K/UHD resolution glamour, and Sony wore the banner as prominently as anyone at the show. From its 4K/UHD TVs, to handheld 4K cameras, to a heavy wager on expanding 4K content, Sony went all in. Today, the company has released pricing and availability on its its Bravia series lineup, teased its new 4K media player, and unveiled new content. Let’s take a closer look and see what’s on the Sony 4K docket for this year.Bravia 4K TV SeriesSony is shipping all the TVs it showed off at CES to stores in June, boasting 3 different series for a total of 9 models, including four sizes of its XBR-X850B, three for the XBR-X900B, and two for its flagship XBR-950B. Today, we found out just what it will cost to own one of Sony’s new wonders, and have it listed below. XBR-X850B49-inch – $2,10055-inch – $3,00065-inch – $4,00070-inch – $5,500 XBR-X900B55-inch – $4,00065-inch – … [Read more...] about Sony’s new Bravia 4K TV lineup offers a model for (almost) everyone
There’s no doubt that a 4K TV can dramatically upgrade any home entertainment setup. The more you learn about 4K and 4K Ultra HD TV, the more benefits you’ll discover. Most notable is dramatically higher resolution, which helps create an overall better viewing experience.Once you read up on how to buy a 4K TV and know what makes 4K resolution so unique, you can begin to search for products that match what you’re looking for, and then hook up your TV with the best Ultra HD Blu-rays and more. To get you started, we’ve rounded up the best 4K TV deals available right now.You can also check out the Amazon Black Friday Deals Store for more savings.TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 model)Snag an Amazon favorite with this TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV, which is currently $120 off on Amazon. This 4K smart TV is ranked as the No. 4 best-seller in the LED and LCD TVs category on Amazon. It has smart functionality, and … [Read more...] about Take the plunge and upgrade your big screen with these 4K TV deals
TVs have come a long way, especially in the last few years. Picture quality has never been crisper, brighter, or more colorful; TVs get thinner yet screens get bigger; and more and more TVs integrate features and services that cut down on the need for tons of extra devices. However, all these leaps in technology has lead to more complexity, and frankly it can be overwhelming. Deciphering all tech related acronyms is a chore, and sometimes it can be hard to catch the differences a subtle change in phrasing can mean. In this 4K TV buying guide, we’re going to give you the tools to navigate the world of 4K televisions, and make the right decision when buying one.Size and setupWhen you’re looking into a new TV, the first thing to check is how much space you’ve got to spare in your entertainment room. Keep in mind that TV screens are measured diagonally. So when you see a TV listed as 62 inches, that’s the diagonal measurement, not the height or width. Those … [Read more...] about Become an expert in all things TV tech with our 4K TV buying guide