Sony’s XBR models are the company’s premium line of HDTV’s. For 2014 they have released nine new models. The XBR950B is their Flagship model followed by the XBR900B.
Sony has gone to great lengths with this year’s lineup to bring you the best possible 4K picture quality available.
Vizio TV’s have been known as a no-frills low-cost brand with mediocre picture quality ever since they hit the market. And it was one of the cheap brands that I stayed away from and would not recommend to anyone looking for an HDTV with good picture quality.
Over the past couple of years, the company has stepped up its game and is now producing HDTV’s with good to excellent picture quality and overall respectable performance. Starting with the E-Series, you get solid performance along with good picture quality.
Moving up to the M-Series will get you a noticeable improvement in image quality. Now to get the performance of the better performing Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and LG models you will have to move up to Vizio’s P-Series and Reference Series. These models (once released) will be able to compete with the higher end models of the brands I mentioned above.
Vizio is the #1 selling LED-LCD TV brand in the US, and with the quality of their TV’s on the rise, I’m sure the brand will continue to gain more of the market share.
How do you enjoy watching movies and your favorite TV shows while in the comfort of your own home? Is it via video streaming, cable, satellite, video-on-demand services, over-the-air broadcast or Blu-ray disc? Many consumers including myself, use a combination of these video avenues for our home viewing. But which of these will give you the best viewing experience (picture quality)? If you chose Blu-ray, then you are (in my opinion) enjoying the best possible picture quality available to you in your home.
However, with the exception of 4K video which is superior to any 1080p produced Blu-ray disc and that’s only if the 4K content you’re watching has been produced with excellent video quality and doesn’t suffer from video compression artifacts. But when 4K Blu-ray disc does arrive in the near future, the Blu-ray disc once again should be the king of picture quality in your home.
Google’s Chromecast became a bestseller even before it hit the market in July of 2013. This media device was flying off store shelves the minute it was in stock and is still one of the besting selling electronic devices to date.
Last month Netflix started streaming 4K content. However, at this time their offerings are very limited. Available now is the original series House of Cards: Season 2 and a few nature films. They will be adding more of their shows later this year. And eventually, all of their original shows will be in 4K.
Watching TV using an Antenna
Free HDTV!!! Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. All you will need is an HDTV with a built-in tuner and an antenna that is able to pick-up “over-the-air” (OTA) broadcast signals.
LG 55LA9650 Actual Image
4K HDTVs haven’t been around very long but are quickly becoming the new “go-to” technology and are creating a lot of buzz in the high def world.
LG’s new 55LA9650 is one of many new 4K sets that is pushing this technology to wide-spread adoption and is the focus of this review.
Do I Really Need One?
Surge Protectors can be one of those over-looked items that we don’t always think of while purchasing our beautiful flat panel TV, that is until the sales associate ask… do you have a surge protector at home? At that moment you may ask yourself… do I really need one? In my own opinion, you do need surge protection. What type is what matters most.
LG 55LA9650 LED 4K UHD TV – Actual Image
Have you heard the latest buzz words in the HDTV world? If you have recently visited your local consumer electronics store you have probably seen the new display setups promoting 4K HDTV. Also known as Ultra High Definition(UHD). This is the next generation TV screen resolution.
Samsung UN85S9 85″ 4K UHD
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