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After considering 6 4K TVs, the Slant community recommends Vizio P50-C1 for best value for money, LG OLED B6P for best picture quality and Hisense H8 for being the best budget option. These recommendations are the result of hundreds of contributions from the Slant community.
92
Slant Score

Best bang for your buck option

Vizio P50-C1

P50-C1 boasts an impressive picture quality that rivals TVs twice its price. There's nothing that comes close to the bang for buck you're getting with a P-Series TV.

Available on BestBuy
Available on BestBuy
Panel type
LED
Availible sizes
50",55",65",75"
LCD type
VA (except 55" ISP)
Screen finish
Semi-gloss
Refresh rate
120 Hz (except 50")
Picture quality
Ease of use
Futureproof
Sound
Design

Superb picture quality

The Vizio P-series can display a wider color palette, deeper blacks and brighter whites compared to other TVs in its price range. The contrast and black levels are outstanding for an LCD TV. It uses a 10-bit panel so the color palette range is 64 times larger than a standard 8-bit panel. The backlight is bright enough to make the screen viewable in bright conditions, like a sunny room. Fast moving scenes appear smooth since there is no judder or when dynamic scenes appear to stutter and shake as a result of movies being filmed at 24 frames per second.

Smart TV functions via Chromecast

You can use the fully-functional Android tablet bundled with the TV to use Chromecast for web browsing and online streaming, among others. There's a wide range of apps available for Chromecast such as YouTube, Netflix and Spotify. However, the TV itself does not have smart features or even a traditional menu, meaning you have to use a smartphone or tablet to adjust settings.

Watching cable or broadcast TV requires an external decoder

If you want to watch cable or broadcast TV, then you will need to buy an external decoder. Vizio has included five HDMI ports to make up for that so you can connect the decoder and still have four free HDMI slots like most TVs. For those who dislike using a tablet as a remote, you can choose to buy an external media box as well, though that also means adding another remote and another box.

Other things to note

The design and build quality of this set is excellent, with a texturized metal frame that feels premium compared to plastic frames of similarly priced TVs. It is a bit thicker than other TVs due to its backlight system. Aside from the tablet, it includes a small remote control with only the basic control buttons.

Shepp
January 9, 2016

Was researching TVs for a good while and wanted something large with a clear picture. After looking for a few weeks I settled on this Vizio. Luckily I was not concerned about 3D (since that is missing). I had looked at a few Samsungs, but for the price and the quality of picture with actual HDR this Vizio was the better purchase. Plus you get a tablet as a remote and smart TV app controller, who wouldn't want that.

87
Slant Score

Best picture quality

LG OLED B6P

LG's OLED TV range for 2016 offers the best image quality available on the market, with deep, inky blacks, excellent contrast ratio, vibrant colors and subtle shadow detailing provided by its OLED screen technology. Its excellent design and great smart TV capabilities make this TV a great choice for a home cinema setup.

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon
Panel type
OLED
Availible sizes
55", 65"
LCD type
N/A
Screen finish
Glossy
Refresh rate
120 Hz
Picture quality
Ease of use
Futureproof
Sound
Design

Outstanding picture quality

The LG brings stunning scenes with detailed dark areas and rich colors that aren't possible with LCD TVs. LCD screens need a backlight to produce a picture, whereas in OLED screens each individual pixel emits its own light. The bright screen means you will have no problem watching it in sunny rooms, and for the screen to show bright scenes when needed. The level of detail depends on the source, but this set upscales HD or FullHD content very well without sacrificing detail. There is no judder.

Future-proof set

Broadcast TV is being replaced by on-demand video streaming in 4K resolution and standards like HDR (High Dynamic Range), which this TV can handle with ease. It can stream from popular services such as Amazon and Netflix. You can also connect 4K Blu-ray players, satellite receivers or external storage devices via its HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. The built-in media player can play almost any media file that you provide.

Easy to use

The interface is quick and simple, with a row of apps to choose from in the bottom of the screen. The remote control, which can be used as a pointer or for voice control, makes it easy to navigate across the apps.

Other things to note

The set offers surprisingly good audio for a very thin TV set. Physically, the TV features a textured metal finish, very thin bezels, clear plastic stands and a slim profile that should fit in any interior. Although the prices have dropped significantly for OLED technology, it is still more expensive than the rival LCD TVs

JamesF
November 22, 2016

My first OLED TV and wow, what a picture, simply stunning. Nothing in the store was even close to how clear and real everything looks on the screen, the contrast of the OLED is just incomparable to LED or LCD. Of course I did a bit of research before my purchase, so knowing that there are HDMI 2.0a & HDCP2.2 ports available so I can hook up UHD devices in the future is a big plus. Overall I am loving this thing, best TV I have ever owned!

82
Slant Score

Best budget pick

Hisense H8

For just under $500, Hisense offers an impressive 50-inch TV that is both 4K and HDR capable. Despite its low price, it delivers excellent picture quality and has smart features that allow for video-on-demand services as well, overall making this the best budget TV to buy.

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon
Panel type
LED
Availible sizes
50", 55"
LCD type
VA
Screen finish
Semi-gloss
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Picture quality
Ease of use
Futureproof
Sound
Design

Overall picture quality is the best for its price.

The contrast levels are great even in dark environments. Brightness is average compared to other sets in this price group, but there should not be any problems in bright conditions like sunny rooms. Colors and shadows are look natural with almost no color banding. However, it doesn't upscale lower resolution videos well, making it look blurry and undetailed. Although this TV can playback HDR content, the actual result will not be as impressive as on the more expensive high-end models, lacking the really bright details and dark shadows.

Future-proof

The H8 supports 4K resolution, HDR, video streaming and HDMI 2.0 ensuring compatibility with the latest devices and emerging standards in streaming. . For those with outdated TVs, this set is a worthwhile upgrade if you plan on acquiring streaming services and the latest media hardware without spending a fortune on a new set.

Covers all the basic needs

The TV has simple and well known applications built-in to start streaming your favourite movies. YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and VUDU are ready to use out of the box for you to enjoy ever growing 4K and HDR content almost immediately. Wi-fi is built in so no need to lay a cable from your router.

Other things to note

You have to remember that you are buying a 50-inch TV for less than $500 so do not expect a premium look design. The build quality is average and feels plasticky. It will not offer the newest things like HDMI device recognition, voice control or smart house HUB integration, but that is understandable for a $500 set. The remote control is simple and easy to use, but feels really cheap.

Jordan83
January 6, 2017

Works great as a bedroom TV. Sure the viewing angles are not the best thanks to the VA panel, but who needs viewing angles in bed with the TV right in front of you. May not be great for living room use, if the room is large and people will not always be directly in front of the TV, but even then it is not as bad as you would think. From straight on, the picture is actually quite good, with deep blacks and good color representation. Really for the price you are not going to beat this, while not a premium look to the design, it serves its purpose more than admirably.

What others are saying

Here are some of the best reviews from around the web on 4K TVs.

How they compare

When picking the best 4K TV for you, the Slant community thinks you should consider the following criteria: Picture quality, Ease of use, and Futureproof.
Picture quality
The most important factor for a TV is the ability to reproduce video content as accurately as possible. To do this, it should be able to display deep blacks, accurate grey tones, bright whites and vibrant, natural colors, as well as prevent distortion from motion on the screen.
LG OLED B6P
    • Aside from having excellent picture quality, the contrast ratio is theoretically infinite because there is no backlight. The black colors can actually be truly black when needed.

    • With a brightness measure of 650 nits, watching it in bright conditions like sunlit rooms won’t be a problem.

    • Input lag measures at around 40ms, which is acceptable for casual gaming. Previously, the lag was measured at 60ms, but it has since been fixed through firmware updates.

    • Motion handling is excellent and there are no juddering or artifacts visible in dynamic scenes. LG has some motion processing included as well for those who want smooth, “soap opera-like” motion.

    • The viewing angle is excellent even in wide angles, color shifts will only occur if the screen is viewed from way off to the side, which would be unwatchable anyway.

    • Reflections are minimal on this screen despite its glossy finish. However, the coating of the screen can produce purple tinting in direct light.
Vizio P50-C1
    • It has a full-array local dimming backlight system, which is better than its price-point competitors, allow it to produce excellent black levels and gives it a contrast ratio of 5,700:1. In comparison, other similarly-priced TV sets have an average contrast ratio of 4,000:1.

    • Color gamut is wide with almost no visible gradient banding especially if the TV is calibrated correctly.

    • Great motion handling and low input lag make it a great choice for watching sports or playing video games, respectively.

    • Brightness measures at only 500 nits, which is enough for viewing in bright conditions like sunlit rooms but isn’t comparable to the brightness of high-end sets.

    • The viewing angle is unimpressive with the P-series, as you can notice color shifts when viewed at angles beyond than 20 degrees

    • Reflections are noticeable due to the semi-glossy screen used, but there are no major halos or rainbows noticeable from direct light exposure.

Hisense H8
    • The black levels and contrast ratio of 1:4100 results in vivid scenes and sits above other TVs in this price range.

    • There should not be any problems watching this TV in bright rooms as the brightness tops at 350 nits.

    • Reflections aren’t that noticeable since the screen has a semi-gloss finish.

    • The screen however, lacks a wide color gamut and sufficient brightness to properly display HDR content.

    • Much like other TVs in this price point, motion handling is rather average with noticeable judder especially for discerning viewers.

    • Color reproduction is decent with no visible gradient banding due to its 10 bit panel, but the colors will have a tendency to be slightly oversaturated.

    • Viewing angle is very narrow; color shifts are noticeable even at shallow angles.

Ease of use
It is been for a while now that the trend is that people tend to stream content rather than buy discs and broadcasted tv popularity is decreasing as well. So it is important that the TV, that has become like a media computer in the living room, is easy and fast to use.
LG OLED B6P
    • LG uses its WebOs 3.0 system in the TV. It looks clean and easy to understand with a customizable strip of applications on the bottom of the screen. Menus are fast, responsive and easy to navigate.

    • The included remote, which can also be used as a pointer, helps moving through menus easily.

    • Set up is easy as it offers a guide for first time users and has the most popular streaming services already pre-installed.

    Hisense H8
      • It uses an Opera TV platform that offers a wide range of applications, all the most popular streaming services are available.

      • Remote control is with basic functionality and with dedicated buttons for the popular streaming services, so they are easily accessible even for users that have not used smart TV functions before.

      • It is fast and responsive as well as easy to use, but has some glitches and crashing in the applications themselves that may even require a TV restart to be sorted out or the TV freezes.
    Vizio P50-C1
      • A custom tablet pre-installed with Chromecast is included with the TV. You can then use it to control the TV or use any app or use Chromecast compatible apps like YouTube and Netflix to directly stream to your screen. Your own smartphone can be used as well, provided you install Chromecast. However, since there is no system in the TV itself, you will always need a tablet or phone to stream content.
      • Chromecast streaming has issues with responsiveness and occasional bugs in the applications that result in the app freezing or crashing.

      • Not all users would be comfortable using a tablet for almost all the TV functions, as the basic remote offers very limited control.

    Futureproof
    With the rapid development in TV technology over the last four years, from 4K becoming the new resolution standard to the increasing adoption of the HDR (High Dynamic Range) format, it is important that your TV can adapt by being able to interpret signals in the new format and be compatible with the latest equipment.
    Vizio P50-C1
      • The Vizio can display HDR and DolbyVision content so you won’t have problems streaming content in these formats. as all the largest streaming providers are working to bring HDR content to consumers.

      • As the new players, receivers and laptops come with HDMI 2.0 There will be no problems connecting the latest equipment as the TV is equipped with 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs and 1 1.4a input.

      • Since the TV has Chromecast support, the range of applications are growing everyday and there should be no risk of compatibility in the future.

      LG OLED B6P
        • LG understands HDR, DolbyVision (an alternative HDR standard created by Dolby inc, and uses different metadata sending methods and some other differences) and has no problems reproducing content like that.

        • It includes 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs for external equipment connection, as there should be no problems connecting the latest hardware in the future.

        • Customers will not feel left like they are not using the newest model anymore after a year as LG updates their TV software often, introducing bug fixes and even picture processing improvements.

        • The WebOs system is only used by LG TVs, but the applications are frequently updated and there are no indications that LG would abandon the system or it would become less popular.

        Hisense H8
          • The TV does understand HDR format so you can playback content without a problem, but it will not look as good as on high end TVs that support a wider color gamut and have better contrast ratio.

          • The set has only 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, so you are limited only to 2 devices that would need HDMI 2.0.

          • Opera TV store, that is used on this TV, is popular now, but application availability and updates rely more on 3rd party developers, than on the manufacturer itself.
        Sound
        Sound quality is equally important as picture quality when it comes to enjoying movies or TV shows. The system should be loud and without any distortions at the same time, especially in large living rooms. Frequency response is also an important factor, so you can hear the full spectrum of sounds. Most modern TVs are often too slim to have decent built-in speakers.
        LG OLED B6P
          • This set offers better sound quality then most of the TV sets you can buy today, but is not very loud, measuring at 87dB.

          • The frequency response is good, cutting off the lower end only at 90Hz and highs are there as well without any dips.

          • Harmonic distortion is good at low to mid high volumes, however the sound gets very crippled at high volume.
        Vizio P50-C1
            • The TV is not very loud so it is better to buy a separate audio system if you will use this TV in a large living room.

            • Not that good frequency response as the lower end is cut off at 120hz and the highs dipp down at around 10kHz, meaning that there will be no bass whatsoever.

            • Harmonic distortion is noticeable in the mid range, especially in high volume.

          Hisense H8
            • The Harmonic distortion is decent and hardly becomes noticeable in high volumes, overall, the result is better than the majority in this price range.
            • Sound quality is average, with cutted off lows and loudness is only measuring at 86dB

            • The frequency response average for a TV, as the lows are cutted off at 106Hz and there is a noticeable dip in the higher frequencies.

          Design
          TVs are often the centerpiece in the modern living room, so it has to not only deliver good performance, but has to look good as well. Framing finish, materials used and thickness plays a role here.
          Vizio P50-C1
            • The design doesn’t appear cheap and has a nice textured metallic finish at the borders.
            • Is a bit bulkier than most of the TVs today, measuring at 6.5 cm

            • The stands are placed wide on each side of the TV, thus making it stable. However, it also means it won’t fit in narrow tables stands.

          LG OLED B6P
            • Design is impressive with a metallic finish, really thin bezels and a transparent plastic stand making it seem that the picture is floating in the air.

            • The TV is really thin, measuring only 4.5 cm at its thickest point.

            • The stand is narrow, but feels stable and can fit in almost any TV table stand.

            Hisense H8
                • The design is average and feels cheap and plasticky, the only exception being the stands which has a different finish and gives it a somewhat modern look.

                • The TV is thick, measuring at 7.6 cm that is bulky compared to other TVs.

                • The stands have a nice finish, compared to the rest of the TV, but they are wide apart, meaning that it will be stable, but will not suit all TV tables.

              Other Specs
              Specs
              Vizio P50-C1
              LG OLED B6P
              Hisense H8
              Panel type
              LED
              OLED
              LED
              Vizio P50-C1
              LED
              LG OLED B6P
              OLED
              Hisense H8
              LED
              Availible sizes
              50",55",65",75"
              55", 65"
              50", 55"
              Vizio P50-C1
              50",55",65",75"
              LG OLED B6P
              55", 65"
              Hisense H8
              50", 55"
              LCD type
              VA (except 55" ISP)
              N/A
              VA
              Vizio P50-C1
              VA (except 55" ISP)
              LG OLED B6P
              N/A
              Hisense H8
              VA
              Screen finish
              The type of screen finish used, different coatings can provide different watching experiences.
              Semi-gloss
              Glossy
              Semi-gloss
              Vizio P50-C1
              Semi-gloss
              LG OLED B6P
              Glossy
              Hisense H8
              Semi-gloss
              Refresh rate
              How many images per second can the screen show.
              120 Hz (except 50")
              120 Hz
              60 Hz
              Vizio P50-C1
              120 Hz (except 50")
              LG OLED B6P
              120 Hz
              Hisense H8
              60 Hz
              Wall mount
              The type and size of the wall mount used for the TV.
              Vesa 400x400
              Vesa 300x200
              Vesa 200x200
              Vizio P50-C1
              Vesa 400x400
              LG OLED B6P
              Vesa 300x200
              Hisense H8
              Vesa 200x200
              Borders
              The thickness of the borders.
              0.63" (1.6 cm)
              0.43" (1.1 cm)
              0.51" (1.3 cm)
              Vizio P50-C1
              0.63" (1.6 cm)
              LG OLED B6P
              0.43" (1.1 cm)
              Hisense H8
              0.51" (1.3 cm)
              Max thickness
              The thickest point of the TV.
              2.36" (6.6 cm)
              1.77" (4.5 cm)
              3.00" (7.6 cm)
              Vizio P50-C1
              2.36" (6.6 cm)
              LG OLED B6P
              1.77" (4.5 cm)
              Hisense H8
              3.00" (7.6 cm)
              Contrast
              Contrast ratio, put simply, is the difference between the brightest a TV can be, and the darkest. The first number represents the fL output of the highest brightness and the second number shows the opposite - the fL output of the lowest brightness.
              5694 : 1
              Inf : 1
              4152 : 1
              Vizio P50-C1
              5694 : 1
              LG OLED B6P
              Inf : 1
              Hisense H8
              4152 : 1
              Local dimming
              The dimming of the area of the screen that needs it, while keeping the bright parts of the screen bright
              Yes
              No
              Yes
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              No
              Hisense H8
              Yes
              Backlight
              Backlight creates the light that allows the LCD to create an image. There are multiple ways backlights can be arranged, and that arrangement can have a dramatic effect on picture quality.
              Full-array
              N/A
              Full-array
              Vizio P50-C1
              Full-array
              LG OLED B6P
              N/A
              Hisense H8
              Full-array
              Viewing angle
              The maximum angle at which the screen can be viewed with acceptable visual performance.
              17 °
              84 °
              10 °
              Vizio P50-C1
              17 °
              LG OLED B6P
              84 °
              Hisense H8
              10 °
              Reflection
              2 %
              0.4 %
              2.0 %
              Vizio P50-C1
              2 %
              LG OLED B6P
              0.4 %
              Hisense H8
              2.0 %
              1080p @ 60Hz
              The refresh speed of a 1080p video at 60 Hz.
              19.1 ms
              44.4 ms
              32.1 ms
              Vizio P50-C1
              19.1 ms
              LG OLED B6P
              44.4 ms
              Hisense H8
              32.1 ms
              4K @ 60Hz
              The refresh speed of a 4K video at 60 Hz.
              19.2 ms
              43.2 ms
              51.0 ms
              Vizio P50-C1
              19.2 ms
              LG OLED B6P
              43.2 ms
              Hisense H8
              51.0 ms
              4K @ 60Hz + HDR
              The refresh speed of a 4K video at 60 Hz with HDR enabled.
              63.2 ms
              38.2 ms
              53.5 ms
              Vizio P50-C1
              63.2 ms
              LG OLED B6P
              38.2 ms
              Hisense H8
              53.5 ms
              HDMI
              5
              4
              4
              Vizio P50-C1
              5
              LG OLED B6P
              4
              Hisense H8
              4
              USB
              2
              3
              3
              Vizio P50-C1
              2
              LG OLED B6P
              3
              Hisense H8
              3
              Digital optical audio out
              1
              1
              1
              Vizio P50-C1
              1
              LG OLED B6P
              1
              Hisense H8
              1
              Component in
              1
              1 (incl. adapter, shared)
              1
              Vizio P50-C1
              1
              LG OLED B6P
              1 (incl. adapter, shared)
              Hisense H8
              1
              Composite in
              0
              incl. adapter, shared
              1
              Vizio P50-C1
              0
              LG OLED B6P
              incl. adapter, shared
              Hisense H8
              1
              Tuner (Cable/Ant)
              0
              1
              1
              Vizio P50-C1
              0
              LG OLED B6P
              1
              Hisense H8
              1
              Ethernet
              1
              1
              1
              Vizio P50-C1
              1
              LG OLED B6P
              1
              Hisense H8
              1
              HDR10
              Yes
              Yes
              Yes
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes
              Hisense H8
              Yes
              Dolby Vision
              Yes
              Yes
              No
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes
              Hisense H8
              No
              5.1 Passthrough Dolby Digital
              Yes
              Yes
              Yes
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes
              Hisense H8
              Yes
              5.1 Passthrough DTS
              Yes
              Yes
              Yes
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes
              Hisense H8
              Yes
              HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith
              Yes
              Yes
              Yes (HDMI 3, 4)
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes
              Hisense H8
              Yes (HDMI 3, 4)
              ARC
              Yes (HDMI 1)
              Yes (HDMI 2)
              Yes (HDMI 2)
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes (HDMI 1)
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes (HDMI 2)
              Hisense H8
              Yes (HDMI 2)
              USB 3
              Yes (1)
              Yes (1)
              Yes (1)
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes (1)
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes (1)
              Hisense H8
              Yes (1)
              HDCP 2.2
              Yes
              Yes
              Yes
              Vizio P50-C1
              Yes
              LG OLED B6P
              Yes
              Hisense H8
              Yes
              Max volume
              89.2 dB SPL
              87.6 dB SPL
              85.9 dB SPL
              Vizio P50-C1
              89.2 dB SPL
              LG OLED B6P
              87.6 dB SPL
              Hisense H8
              85.9 dB SPL
              Low-end cutoff
              The frequency at which the device stops operating in an efficient manner, resulting in it shutting down or being cut off.
              127 Hz
              89.80 Hz
              107 Hz
              Vizio P50-C1
              127 Hz
              LG OLED B6P
              89.80 Hz
              Hisense H8
              107 Hz
              SmartOS
              The type of Smart TV operating system used.
              SmartCast
              WebOS 3.0
              Opera TV
              Vizio P50-C1
              SmartCast
              LG OLED B6P
              WebOS 3.0
              Hisense H8
              Opera TV
              Apps
              The supported apps.
              Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Vudu, Pluto TV
              Netlix, Amazon, Vudu, Youtube, Hulu
              Netflix. Amazon, Vudu, Youtube
              Vizio P50-C1
              Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Vudu, Pluto TV
              LG OLED B6P
              Netlix, Amazon, Vudu, Youtube, Hulu
              Hisense H8
              Netflix. Amazon, Vudu, Youtube
              Power consumption
              101 W
              92 W
              63 W
              Vizio P50-C1
              101 W
              LG OLED B6P
              92 W
              Hisense H8
              63 W
              92
              Slant Score
              92
              Slant Score
              Best bang for your buck option
              Vizio P50-C1
              Available on BestBuy
              87
              Slant Score
              87
              Slant Score
              Best picture quality
              LG OLED B6P
              Available on Amazon
              82
              Slant Score
              82
              Slant Score
              Best budget pick
              Hisense H8
              Available on Amazon
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              Community Discussion
              Have a question about picking the the best 4K TV? Ask Francisco, Ryan and the 3 other Slant community enthusiasts that contributed to this guide.
              What's the difference between 4K and traditional HDTV?

              The main difference between 4K and traditional HDTV is the screen resolution: 4K TVs have four times as many pixels (3840×2160 pixels) than HD TVs (1920x1080 pixels), thus resulting in a more detailed picture so manufacturers can make larger screens, and the viewer can sit closer to the screen without worrying that the image will be grainy.

              Ryan's avatar
              Ryan
              Do I need to upgrade to 4K TV?

              Yes and no. If you are planning to buy a TV or the old one is not working, then it is definitely worth it, because manufacturers are concentrating only on 4K sets now and FullHD sets have become limited in their functionality and picture quality. The price difference between the two has also has dropped dramatically. It's also useful if you want to enjoy the new Blu-Ray UHD movies or 4K content from streaming services

              On the other hand 4K TVs are unnecessary if you’re only using it for cable/broadcast TV, since 4K broadcasts are still rare even today. Also, if you are planning to watch TV from a distance (beyond standard living room distances,) your old HD TV will work fine since the difference won’t be noticeable from afar.

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              Ryan
              Will I notice the difference?

              There are a lot of factors at play here. You will notice the difference if you will be sitting close to the TV and will actually watch a 4K movie, but not if you're watching from a distance or watching standard or high definition content. What will make a noticeable difference is HDR, since the greater color range and detailed shadows will be noticeable regardless of distance.

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              Ryan
              Is there content to watch in 4K?

              4K is relatively new, but it is being pushed heavily by companies like Comcast, Amazon, Netflix, Paramount etc. so the content is growing every day. Recently Youtube introduced the ability to play 4k videos and many new cameras and smartphones can shoot videos in 4K resolution as well. There is no doubt that almost all future film and series releases will be available in 4K resolution. There are some 4K channels as well, but not many, because it is still problematic to translate live 4k broadcasts because of bandwidth and other limitations.

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              Ryan
              Should I chose LCD or OLED?

              None of these technologies are perfect and it really depends on priorities as well as money planned to spend. OLED brings spectacular contrast and true black colors, but is still struggling with maximum brightness. But the real problem here is the price, as this technology is still expensive. Another problem would affect gamers and that is high input lag.
              LCD sets are relatively cheap and can produce really bright images when needed, but lacks the contrast and black color reproduction capabilities as the OLED.
              For now and then news watchers or serious gamers I would recommend to go for LCD, but for serious movie watchers I would recommend to go for OLED.

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