The piece de resistance for your man cave - the tv

The piece de resistance for your man cave - the tv

What man cave is complete without a tv, you ask?

None.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best smart TV’s on the market right now so you can take the guess work out of finding the right TV for your space.

Best Ultra HD 4K TV according to Tech Radar:

Samsung UE65JS9500

www.amazon.com Samsung UN65JS9500

www.amazon.com Samsung UN65JS9500

According to Tech Radar, this TV is:

Samsung’s 2015 flagship TV leverages new brightness and colour technologies to take LCD picture quality to a whole new level – especially once true HDR content starts to roll into town. The difference its HDR technology makes to picture quality is immense – more impactful by far, in fact, than the step up from HD to UHD.

Price Tag:

Its listed at about $4500 on amazon.com for a 65 inch model.

Best Smart TV Overall according to Digital Trends:

LG UB9800 4K UHD TV

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www.amazon.com LG Electronics 65UB9800 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED TV

This is what Digital Trends had to say about this technologically advanced TV:

Once the operating system for HP’s now-defunct Palm devices, webOS takes on new life as the operating system for LG’s best smart TVs, and earns our top slot as the fastest, most intuitive, and, well, smartest system in TV land. Rather than force you to navigate multiple screens or sift through several menus, webOS organizes all of your pertinent apps, input options, and other popular destinations in a river of tiles at the bottom of the screen. Adding to webOS’s ease of use is LG’s Magic Motion remote, which lets users point and click their way around, not unlike a Wii controller.

Price Tag:

This TV is listed at $2,788 on amazon.com for a 65 inch model.

Best Picture AND Sound Quality according to Tech Radar:

Sony KD-75X9405C

Video from Techno Up Review

Tech Radar says,

The 75X9405C’s pictures boast gorgeous colours and one of the best contrast performances in the LCD TV world. Its sound quality is equally stellar, and some aspects of its smart TV features are well thought through.

Aside from its headline Android TV smart platform failing to convince everyone it’s the future of smart television, the 75X9405C is an unmitigated success. Its picture quality is even better than anything Sony managed to produce with the highlight models from its 2014 4K TV range, and its incredibly powerful and dynamic audio is literally music to your ears.

Price Tag:

A 65 inch model of this TV is $4000 on amazon.com

Highest Rated 65 inch Smart TV on Amazon.com:

Samsung UN65HU8700 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD

www.amazon.com Samsung UN65HU8700 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

www.amazon.com Samsung UN65HU8700 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

Here is the product description on Amazon.com:

Experience real world resolution with the Samsung Smart HU8550 UHD TV. The U8550 includes exclusive technology that delivers incredibly lifelike 4K UHD picture quality. Watch any movie, sport, disc or streaming app at 4 times the resolution of full HD with UHD Upscaling.

Here is one of the customer reviews:

http://www.amazon.com customer review Samsung UN65HU8700 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV

http://www.amazon.com customer review Samsung UN65HU8700 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV

 

Price Tag:

About $3500 on amazon.com.

Highest Rated 65 inch Smart TV under $1000 according to Amazon.com:

Samsung UN65H6350 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

www.amazon.com Samsung UN65H6350 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

www.amazon.com Samsung UN65H6350 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

The product description on Amazon.com says the following:

The new Samsung Smart Ultra-Slim TV H6350 lets you conveniently navigate your entire entertainment world on a central menu with five simple panels: On TV, On-Demand, your photos and music, social media and Smart TV apps. This allows you to effortlessly connect to the content you love, without having to aimlessly channel surf. Enjoy a fluid browsing experience, switch between content, stream and multitask faster and easier than ever before. Want to share videos from your phone to your TV? Or use your phone to watch what”s on TV? With the H6350, you can enjoy a seamless viewing experience across all your smart devices, from anywhere, indoors and out. Discover how the H6350 can quickly cut through the clutter to get you to the things you love to watch.

The Price Tag:

A 65 inch model is being sold on amazon.com for $710.

Technology has advanced so far in recent years and TV’s seem to be advancing at warp speed.  Its hard to know the best value for your buck, but I hope this list helps you narrow down some of the best TV’s on the market right now.

Here are a few extra tips that I have found helpful while working with clients as choosing a TV can be SO overwhelming…

  • Choose a budget and stick to it.
  • Choose the size of the TV based on the size of the wall you are placing it on/or in front of.  Bigger is not always better as you do not want the TV to dwarf your space.
  • Decide if the difference between a $4000 TV and $1000 TV is worth it for you. (How much time do you spend in front of it? – That can be a determining factor).
  • Go see the TV in person and decide if you like the picture and sound quality.  Buying online is a great option, but I would definitely recommend seeing it in person first.

So that’s a wrap!  For any interior design questions regarding a man cave, please email me at minhnuyet@minhnuyethardy.com.

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