Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Top Big Screen TVs For Your Home Theater

Do you want the best for your home theater, but are a bit stuck when it comes to the technological aspects? New and more advanced products are being invented faster than we can keep track, so it’s nearly impossible to filter through them all to find the best of the best. This is where we come in! We have scoured the internet to bring you, the eager and money-conscious consumer, what we believe to be the five top big screen TVs for your home theater.


LG Signature Series W7 OLED

The first television on this list is truly something special. Not only is it one of the thinnest TVs out there, at only a whopping 2.75 mm thin, but it is also one of the more technologically advanced Smart TVs out there. The LG Signature Series W7 has the option of 4K HDR10 or Dolby Vision video, and adding that on top of the thin frame and impressive color, clarity, and contrast that the picture has to offer, you will have a sight to behold. This series offers its TVs in 65- and- 77- inch designs, with the dimensions being roughly 57.1 x 32.5 x 0.15 inches for the 65-inch, comes with a Dolby Atmos sound bar, four types of HDR support, and a WebOS 3.5 operating system. When it comes to the ‘Smart TV’ features, this comes with a universal remote with access to a wide array of apps for your viewing pleasure. The design and special features that went into this product are certainly advanced when compared to your basic television.

Image courtesy of LG

Now, we all know that there’s no such thing as a perfect product, and, unfortunately, this television does have its faults. The picture does have some problems with motion handling through TruMotion, and the television has issues with the sound bar, even though the quality is better than the 2016 version. Another problem that many people have is the price, which is around $6999.99 for the 65-inch TV. If money's no object for you, and you want a TV with some of the best technology and picture that the market can offer, then this could be the one for you!


TCL C807 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV

If you want to make the most out of your TV without spending thousands of dollars, then this is something you might want to check out. The TCL Roku Smart TV comes in 55- and- 65- inches, with the dimensions of the 55-inch being roughly 48.5 x 29.6 x 2.3 inches. This series combines 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision HDR to provide the perfect combination of picture clarity, contrast, color, and detail. It also has excellent Edge LED backlighting that enhances the overall picture quality. The Smart TV aspects are highly advanced, giving the viewer access to over 4,000 streaming channels, allowing you to watch anything you want till your heart’s content. This product also comes with an interesting feature: a universal remote that you can plug headphones into, so that you can watch your programs without bothering other people around you. It truly is perfect for both the social and private TV watcher! What’s even better is that it is very inexpensive, with the 55-inch costing only $699.99.

TCL 55" Class C-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR LED Roku Smart TV - Front View
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There are some negatives with this television: when it comes to it being HDR, the brightness could be improved upon, the black color uniformity isn’t the best, and the picture quality degrades when you watch from an angle. Hey, nothing is perfect, but this comes pretty close.


Sony XBR X900E 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Sony may be known for not producing the best movies, but they certainly know how to make televisions. Like the other TVs mentioned, the XBR X900E utilizes 4K Ultra HD with HDR to provide clear, lifelike image, but it also includes full-array dimming technology, which allows the user to get more advanced contrast and brightness. The picture works with Motionflow XR to minimize the motion blur in fast-moving scenes, which is a major plus when it comes to playing video games. It also works with Amazon Alexa, so you can have her search for what you want instead of searching yourself through the several apps that Sony’s Android TV provides. The XBR X900E comes in 45, 55, 65, and 75- inches, with the dimensions for the 55-inch being approximately 48.4 x 27.9 x 2.4 inches.

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The price of the 55-inch starts at $1,199.99, so while it isn’t the cheapest television on the market, it certainly won’t break the bank. Some things to watch out for would be that the picture quality deteriorates when viewing at an angle, and the sound isn’t of the highest quality. If you purchased this, it would be wise to invest in a sound bar or speakers.


Samsung QLED Q9F

Samsung decides to enter the game with a high quality big screen of their own! The 65- and- 75- inch Q9F brings picture color to another level- with its 100% color volume, allowing the viewer to experience high brightness, high contrast, and the most vibrant of colors. The fluid motion in the image is excellent, and it even incorporated HD HDR playback, so you never have to miss a moment of what you’re watching. The 65-inch TV has dimensions of 1450 x 829.3 x 24.9 mm, which is the perfect size to watch all of your favorite shows and movies through the Samsung Smart Hub. To support the Smart TV, Samsung provides a remote control that will replace all others, and you can even operate and navigate through your phone. For those looking for a seamless wall mount, the Q9F has invisible connection cables, so you don’t have to clutter your walls with hanging lines and cables any longer!

Boundless 360° design™
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Unfortunately, we are back on the expensive side of the market, with the price of the 65-inch costing $3,499.99. Like a few others, this does have its faults, like occasional backlight clouding, limited viewing angles, and sub-par sound. But, besides those negativities, this high tech big screen would be excellent for any home.


Sony Bravia A1E OLED

Sometimes, a TV can be a little too smart for us, and we just want an easy way to watch our favorite shows. Some buyers want all the fancy technology packed into a small space, but if you don’t want to be bothered with having to learn all the intricacies and want to just relax, then this could be perfect for you. The A1E combines high quality pictures with impressive physical design with everything a smart tv can offer, but with an easier to understand and use remote control. That isn’t to say that the A1E is lesser quality than the other TVs listed; it still has equal, or possibly more impressive, picture quality and sound than the others. Users can still use the Playstation Vue and Android TV to indulge in unlimited binge-watching, and Amazon Alexa is there to help, too.

Sony 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme
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The price for this TV starts at $3,299.99, but it isn’t too bad when considering the few problems that it has. For one, the brightness could be better, especially when compared to other TVs on the market, and it isn’t very easy to mount onto a wall, since it comes with its own stand. Despite those issues, this television certainly isn’t something to sneeze at.

All of these items have their pros and cons, but when you consider how amazing your home theater will be once you pop one of these bad boys on your wall, you will be more than happy with the results. Start designing your home theater, centered around the big screen of your choice! Maybe a big screen TV isn’t quite what you were looking for and you’re considering a projector instead? We’ve also laid out a few home theater projector suggestions in one of our latest blogs. Don’t forget to add in luxury home theater seating from 4seating.com and Seatcraft for a perfectly finished space!

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