The Samsung UN55JU6500 is a very budget friendly model first released last year and has proved very popular,  no doubt in part due to its entry level price for a large screen 55 inch 4K TV from a reputable and well established manufacturer.

Appearance

The JU6550 is a flatscreen 4K television that, at less than 2 inches deep, is quite thin with narrow borders around the screen.  It has a centre pedestal stand that is about 30 inches wide so will fit on most tv units.

 

Samsung UN55JU6500 Quick Reference guide

Picture Quality

To keep the price as affordable as possible, Samsung have not included 3D with this model and this is something you need to be aware of if it is an important feature for you.

It is a VA panel with a 60Hz refresh rate so is best for viewing from in front and is not as good when viewed from an angle.  So think about your room layout and angle of view.

There is not much blur with this screen so it is ideal for watching sports and with the low input lag, is also good for gaming.

 

Connectivity

You get good connectivity options with 4 HDMI 2.0a inputs, each capable of handling HDCP 2.2 decoding , plus 3 USB ports and the usual legacy inputs.

 

Smart TV

Samsung Smart Hub Equipped with the SmartHub interface, you can get the major streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Youtube directly on your television using the built-in wifi or a wired ethernet connection.

This gives you access to native 4K content using the inbuilt decoding without needing to buy a separate box for streaming.

And because the tv has HDCP 2.2 it will be able to decode 4K content coming from other attached devices as they become available.

 

Summary – Samsung UN55JU6500 55inch 4K TV

If you are looking for a 4K television that is less than $1000 and you want a flatscreen, then you really want to take a close look at this Samsung UN55JU6500 Smart TV. Not only is a good looking set that will look fabulous in your living room, but It also represents great value for money, especially at this discounted price.

And you can see reviews from other people who have already purchased by clicking here to see what they said

 

 

 

 

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Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

If you are shopping for a great quality picture with a large 55″ screen sub $1,000 it is really hard to beat this Flatscreen Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV.

Appearance

You’re getting a very attractive looking TV that can be wall mounted or can be placed on a pedestal. The pedestal stand is included in the box but you’ll need to buy a bracket if you want to wall-mount your TV.

The supplied pedestal stand is positioned in the centre of the base and takes up about half of the overall width of the TV.  This means that you won’t need a full width unit to put it on, although if it overhangs the unit, you need to make sure its positioned so that it won’t get knocked accidentally.

Sony XBR 55 X810C Quick Reference Guide

Picture Quality

This Sony has a VA panel with 120Hz refresh rate to give nice black levels and good contrast when you’re watching from in front of the TV.  If you’re sitting off to the side, then the colours and contract will drop off so be aware of this if you need wide viewing angles.

The screen has a semi-gloss finish and gives the best viewing experience in darker rooms so its probably not the best choice if you want it for daytime viewing in a room with a lot of windows.

If you want it for watching Movies and Sports then you will be delighted with your choice. Motion handling is good for sports and combined with a low input lag makes it suitable for gaming too.

Now, you need to know that this TV does not have 3D nor is it an HDR screen. But, overall this is great value for money – a quality picture with good upscaling so it will handle even Standard Definition (SD) material well.

Connectivity

The Sony XBR55X810C is equipped with 4 HDMI ports, each of which is configured for HDCP . 2.2, plus 3 USB ports and a range of legacy connections. One of the HDMI inputs is MHL-compatible for viewing photos and videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV screen.

It also has a 3.5mm headphone socket and a digital audio out in case you want to connect up to a sound system or external speaker system.

Sony XBR55X810C Connectivity

SMART TV

Sony XBR55X810C Smart TV

This is a Smart TV which means that it can connect directly to your home internet either by wifi or by wired ethernet connection.

The Smart OS is Android TV and you can use this to stream from Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and many others. So you don’t need a separate streaming box and can access movies and original TV series in 4K Ultra HD direct from the source.

And other Apps can be downloaded from the Google Play store

Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Review Summary

This is probably the best 4K UltraHD television available in this price range. You are getting a nice big 55 inch screen, Smart tv and a really gorgeous picture.

Things to be aware of are that it is not a 3D screen, it is most suitable for watching straight on, rather than from an angle and the sound is not great so an external sound system or speaker is recommended for maximum enjoyment.

This is currently our top recommendation for a 4K UltraHD television for under $1,000.

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This 49 inch 4K TV from LG has an elegant Cinema Screen Design and is fully equipped with Smart webOS and Passive 3D with Magic Remote and 3D glasses included. Brimming with quality and features, the UB8500 Series puts the stunning clarity of Ultra High Definition, or 4K, into more compact screen sizes of 49″ and 55″ at an affordable price.

Our LG 49UB8500 4K Ultra HD TV Review

There is no reason that you can’t get top quality along with a lot of features for a good price. Innovative IPS or “In-Plane Switching” panel technology distinguishes the LG 49UB8500 from the rest of the pack, making it stand out as one of the leaders in entertainment products. In Plane Switching panels give a wider angle of view which makes them ideal for family viewing.

Besides the panel, the LG 49UB8500 has the Tru-4K Engine Pro which will upscale HD content to near 4K quality – in fact you’ll probably find it difficult to tell the difference.

Like an upgrade to content that’s not upgraded – and that means that you don’t need to wait for movies or your other media to be created with 4K technology in order to enjoy it.

LG 49UB8500 4K Ultra HD TV ReviewYou can go ahead and use whatever media that you currently have. LG’s exclusive Tru-ULTRA HD Engine converts your SD/HD video to near 4K standards. This enhancer will ensure that you get great quality every time you watch one of your older technology items.

The High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC is what’s used with 4K technology. With 4K, it’s going to keep on advancing and keep on creating marvelous ways for consumers to enjoy their entertainment.

This is an important feature for a 4K television. You need the decoder in order to view future content as it changes. It has the new WebOS platform for better tracking of what kind of content that you want to see.

When you watch certain fast paced things on a larger television, such as sports – or you’re playing your video games, you can sometimes get a jump. This television prevents that with the UCI or Ultra Clarity Index that’s just for LG Ultra HD televisions.

And the connectivity with this LG 49UB8500 is fantastic – You get 1 HDMI 2.0,  3 HDMI 1.4, 1 USB 3.0,  2 USB 2.0, together with 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Digital Audio Out (optical), 1 PC Audio, 1 LAN, and 1 Headphone socket.

LG 49UB8500 4K Ultra HD TV Review

LG UB8500 Benefits

Because this is a Smart television, it”s easy to enjoy on-line entertainment streamed directly to the set. And this model has the new WebOS platform with Magic Remote control. WebOS has been widely acclaimed as the best smart TV UI currently available.  Viewing online content has never been easier or faster so you can hook up with content companies such as Netflix or YouTube and have what you want to see brought up fast.

You’ll be able to go through shows and movies for your selection and applications as well. Since each customer is different and has different content they prefer, this model allows users to set up the home screen with media that’s favorited.

Oh – and the Ultra HD Cinema 3D televisions can also turn 2D into 3D for an extra enjoyment – particularly if you have children who love 3D movies.  With built in Passive 3D – just like they use in the cinema – you can enjoy 3D movies right in your sitting room with lightweight theater-style glasses.

Plus, this television comes with a magic remote. Using this remote lets users do more than simply change the channel. You can use it to control your music, the movies you want to see and even games. The remote can respond with touch or voice commands.

And if the 49″ is not quite big enough for you, check out the 55″ model, the LG 55UB8500 here

You can download the Manual for the LG 49UB8500 4K TV here

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If you are buying a new 2015 TV under $1000 then the Samsung UN40JU6700 Curved 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is definitely one to consider. Technology has moved on and 4K will likely be mainstream in the next year or two.

So if you want to enjoy the latest programmes in ultra high definition, and are planning to keeping this TV purchase for the next 3 – 5 years then 4K resolution is definitely something you’ll want to have on your “must-have” list.

And of course you’ll be able to enjoy a new level of immersion with the Samsung curve and its amazing picture.  Read on for our Samsung UN40JU6700 Review.

Entry level 40″ Curved 4K TV – sub $1,000

The Samsung UN40JU6700 delivers bright lifelike pictures quality in glorious 4K UHD. Native 4K content is increasing on a daily basis with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video leading the way. However, you can watch your HD programmes in a new light with the built-in UHD upscaling.

This technology uplifts HD content to simulated 4K definition which allows you to enjoy a better picture with enriched colors. Samsung have very good software for upscaling so keep this in mind when you make your choice.

Picture quality is one of the most important feature of a TV and you’re getting Samsung’s Ultra Clear Panel with the JU6700 range that is designed to reduce reflections, display deeper blacks and enhance the contrast for a natural clear picture.

JU7600 Smart TV

Not only will you be able to enjoy all the extra detail that you get with the 4K picture quality but this TV has some great specs including SMART TV for internet access and online streaming apps.

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Samsung UN40JU6700 Review

You will need a good stable internet connection for 4K streaming and, although this TV has wifi built in, personally I prefer a wired connection to get the best signal. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and Hulu are built right in so you won’t need a separate box to access these services. This is important because no set top boxes currently deliver 4K so you’ll need the built in apps to get it.

The Samsung JU6700 has a quad-core processor powering the Smart TV engine and this makes switching between apps a breeze. You also get Smart View 2.0 which is designed to make content sharing from your TV and your smartphone over the same wireless network very easy to do.

And this TV delivers when it comes to watching action packed movies and sports as it has Motion Rate 120 which provides an excellent level of motion clarity.

Samsung UN40JU6700 Curved 40-Inch

We recommend this as the best 40″ 4K Ultra HD TV sub $1,000 and if you buy now you can enjoy great entertainment with a stylish and bang up to date model.

Addtional Features of the Samsung UN40JU6700

Smart Remote Control — With easy navigation and built in microphone for voice control

Smart View 2.0 — Turn your phone, computer, or tablet into a second TV

Screen Mirroring — Share content from your compatible mobile devices on the big screen wirelessly

Smart TV — Easily access your favorite programs, live TV, online streaming, apps, and social media in one place

Built-in Web Browser — Surf from your sofa – online shopping, social media, entertainment news – anything!
S Recommendation — Just ask and S Recommendation helps you find what to watch

Voice Control — Smart interaction with your TV with your voice to search and command

OPTIONAL camera – Lets you make Skype calls from your TV and hand motion control things like volume, browsing, and playback

Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Premium Sound and DTS Studio Sound built in

5.1 Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native);

240 Clear Motion Rate (Effective)

And, you can just click here to check out the UN40JU6700 Specification Sheet

 

 

 

 

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Sony’s premium 4K Ultra HD TV boasts four times the clarity of 1080p HD, more brilliant expanded color and up to two times the brightness range of standard LED HDTVs.

In this review we are taking a closer look at the Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED TV

This is a high quality 55 inch 4K TV and has recently been reduced in price by around $1,200.  If you want the utmost quality and can afford it, the Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV is an excellent choice with the full weight of the Sony brand behind it.

Picture detail is depicted with pinpoint accuracy to give really natural images with the TRILUMINOS display producing the widest colour spectrum so far in a Sony TV. And Sony’s exclusive X-tended Dynamic Range local dimming technology is included for up to 2x the brightness range with deeper blacks than ever before.

It’s quite simply Sony’s most immersive, highest-resolution TV experience available.

 

Let’s take a look at the features:

  • 4K Ultra HD gives 4x more detail than Full HD 1080p
  • 4K X-Reality PRO Picture Engine with up scaling to 4K
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native)
  • Front-facing speakers with 65 Watts of powerful sound
  • TRILUMINOS display produces the widest color spectrum
  • X-tended Dynamic Range local dimming technology for up to 2x the brightness range with deeper blacks

Of course if you are looking at upgrading to a 4K TV you will want the best picture and sound and that is where the Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV ticks all of the boxes! You will get a TV that gives you a picture 4 times clearer than the best HD set – In fact the 4K TV will give you 8 million individual pixels compared to a standard HD TV that gives you about 2000.

The innovative Wedge shape creates extra space to accommodate larger speakers and built-in subwoofers and is perhaps the most defining visual feature of the X9 range.  These wider side panels contain Sony’s new “Magnetic Fluid Speaker” technology that is designed to give faithful reproduction of hi-fidelity sound straight from your TV with 65 Watts total power with richer sound, deeper bass, and louder volume.

There’s another reason why you will want to check out the Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV as well. It enhances standard 1080p TV to a great standard using upscaling technology. This analyses what is on the screen and fills in the extra pixels giving increased brightness and definition and very natural skin tones.

Sony say that their new 4K X-Reality PRO chip “enhances HD (and lower resolution) images by analyzing and refining images with beautifully natural detail and astounding color. The latest Reality Creation database and Super Resolution processing breathes new life into everything you see with phenomenal 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution”.

Sony 4K Triluminos Display Technology

TRILUMINOS by SONY

 

Many customers who have bought the Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV say that the color and picture that this sets produces really is phenomenal.

You will also be able to connect the Sony XBR-55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV to Wi-Fi and then stream TV content from popular sites such as Netflix®, YouTube® and HuluPlus

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