Black Friday is long gone, but if you’re still looking for good deals on your holiday shopping, then all three major TV manufacturers have you covered. Just last week, we reported on updated 5-star reviews for some of LG’s 4K Ultra HD TVs — including the 43-inch B6300, which we named our best 4K TV of 2017. And this week, we’re introducing you to three new models that are as exciting and affordable as those LG smart models.
LG G6 – $1,900 (Save $400)
LG’s OLED G6 looks stunning on the shelf, but compared to the likes of LG’s 6.4-inch, 65-inch UB6 OLED TV or the 70-inch UB9 OLED TV, it’s a bargain. With the 5-inch LCD G6 model, shoppers will save $200 on a 55-inch 4K TV that will be just $400, saving up to $1,000 total. So how do you decide which TV to go with? There are three advantages to the LG TV, and they’re all great: Best picture quality, best value, and best screen size available.
First, it has the best performance, with black levels that are second to none in the market. It sets aside shadows and highlights, to produce a seamless experience that rivals the clarity and lifelike look of a 4K TV with a 120-Hz refresh rate. An incredibly bright 4K OLED display reaches its best performance at a dimly lit room. For gaming, it is the ideal screen for showing off your graphics.
The LG OLED G6 is also a great screen size, measuring 6.5 x 4.8 x 1.7 inches, in contrast to the LG 55UB6, which is only 4.8 x 4.4 x 1.6 inches.
Since it’s OLED, there is no backlight to worry about, which is exactly what we wanted when it comes to a TV display. The TV uses the power of a single panel, which improves the picture quality, as well as performance in bright rooms and bright colors, which is better than a projector. Finally, the G6’s black levels make the most of that gorgeous, dark black that you can’t get from a digital projector, eliminating any distracting light from the window or couch.
LG’s G6 is available now at Best Buy (the 55-inch model is currently at $1,999, and the 65-inch model is available for $3,199).
Samsung Q7 – $1,700 (Save $300)
Samsung’s Q7 is a smart TV, without all the bells and whistles. It does have the likes of built-in Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO Now, and Sling TV, but doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles that we find on LG and Sony’s 4K smart TVs. But because it’s smart, there’s no need to have someone else use the TV for online content. It’s also on shelves now at Best Buy for $1,700, down from its original price of $2,000. For TV tech fans, the Q7 delivers great picture quality at a terrific price.
Samsung sells a QLED TV, with comparable performance, in addition to the Q7. At 50-inches, the Samsung QX75000 has two HDMI inputs for hooking up other devices, including a streaming box or game console. It has a color range of up to 1,000 nits, which is second to none in the market. This is thanks to a quantum dot technology that uses a liquid crystal semiconductor to display the colors on your screen more efficiently. It also has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, which rivals those found on much more expensive 4K televisions. The Samsung Q7 is available now at Best Buy.
Sony XZ Premium – $1,500 (Save $200)
Sony’s 4K smart TV model is the latest innovation for the brand. It was only announced in May, and its released in July, but it only launched online in November. Still, it’s a major step forward, and it’s available for $1,500 now at Best Buy, a $200 savings. It’s hard to match the performance, sound, and design of a 4K TV without a separate soundbar or soundbar receiver. But if you don’t have a room with perfect acoustics, the Sony Xperia X