Top 10 Best TVs in 2020

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Sony XBR-55A9G

Sony’s latest, most inspiring OLED masterpiece, powered by picture Processor x1 Ultimate. Sony’s best processor ever works alongside pixel contrast booster Technology to deliver unbelievable picture quality with 4K HDR clarity. Bright, vibrant colors, absolute black, and stunning contrast come to everything you watch. Acoustic Surface audio+ brings 2. 2 Channel sound right from the screen.

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Sony XBR-55A9G 55" MASTER Series BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV...

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We’ve had 4K TVs since the technology first went mainstream three or four years back, including a Sony XBR85X850D, which is currently our primary television. Even without a ton of 4K content—though we do have 4K blu-rays and Apple TVs—the picture quality on an Ultra HD TV is still light years ahead of regular HD sets. Add in HDR, and the picture is just really, really hard to beat.This is our first time experiencing OLED 4K and even with high expectations, my initial reaction to the picture is … Wow. The blacks are inky and the colors rich and full. Don’t think I’ve ever had a TV that needed so little out-of-the-box adjustment. Just stunning.I usually tweak and fuss with the settings on a new TV for hours initially; but this one, while infinitely adjustable, took just a couple minutes. So happy it doesn’t arrive with artifact creating settings turned on by default. The built-in “auto-switch” settings (which, unfortunately, only work on compatible inputs) that sense what you’re watching and change the picture settings to match are a game changer. Put in a 4K blu-ray and it changes your screen to Cinema Pro mode, watch Netflix and it auto-selects the best screen for that, too. Really cool and unlike a lot of default video settings actually seem to genuinely enhance the screen, even for someone like me who is pretty picky about video.The auto-brightness setting also works wonders. This set is in a bedroom and the difference between watching at daylight or in the dark just before bed is immense and the sensor does seem to work, making adjustments to keep the picture stunning in any light setting.Not that set-up was without flaw. The remote I received was either a lemon, or something else is up with the IR reception here. Even after replacing batteries with three fresh sets it would only work every third or fourth press, and usually only after taking the batteries out and shifting them around. Possible it was a short somewhere and I just had a dud, but it made the lengthy checkbox set-up process very cumbersome, as it wouldn’t even work with the remote actually touching the TV’s IR sensor.I use a universal remote to control all our home theater hardware, so once I had the initial set-up complete I could switch to that and it controls the set flawlessly (using TV’s built-in bluetooth which you have to get a pairing code for, which can’t happen until after initial set-up), but still not something you should be struggling with on a TV this pricey.My other complaint, and why I can’t rate this 5-stars, is the iteration of smart TV used here isn’t as navigable as our other Sony Android set. The apps you download don’t automatically appear on the apps line on the home screen, and you have to go to an additional menu setting or sidebar to access them. Just a clumsy process and the layout of the menu/home screen also isn’t quite as intuitive; The tweaks they’ve made are definitely not for the better.The one-button Netflix access does work totally flawlessly and is near-instant, but feels like they’ve made getting to apps that didn’t pay for consideration purposely more difficult to get to. Which, again, when you’re talking about a $3,000+ TV is fairly galling.We did have one other set-up snafu where we had sound, but no picture (menus were visible, but video didn’t display), that I messed around with for way too long before just resetting the system (hold power button on remote for 10 seconds until unit restarts with Android logo), which fixed it immediately.Other than those fairly minor gripes, both ameliorated for us by other devices (Logitech remote and Apple TV), this TV is simply stunning. Thinner than finger-width it was simple to mount on the wall and comes with plates that cover all the input areas, making it look almost as sleek from the back, as the front. (We did have to leave one plate off, because it wouldn’t fit over 3 HDMI + ethernet and antenna cables.) Attention to small details like that, and built-in cord management, make this an aesthetic, as well as functional, display device.By the way, when I say this TV is thin, I’m not kidding around. It made the three-year-old Samsung it replaced look like a clunky tube TV in comparison. Definitely a futuristic design with an emphasis on thinness.The built-in sound, if you’re using it, is solid; better than most flat screens, which is, again, impressive in a model this narrow, and the picture really is second to none, even in a house with multiple high-end TV sets.Gorgeous TV, and if you’ve got the money to spend, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
The tv has excellent picture quality and was pretty easy to set up. However, we were disappointed in Amazon’s shipping and customer service. Counted on fast shipping, but the tv arrived outside of the stated delivery timeframe. It took 8 days despite the claim of free one day Prime shipping. It was 4 days after the tv shipped before it arrived. Plus, since delivery required a signature, and tracking indicated incorrectly that the package was “out for delivery “ I ended up waiting all day for the tv to arrive. Then, waited again the following day. The result of my chat with Amazon customer service was an offer of $5 for the error. My last big ticket purchase here.
If you are concerned about OLED panel lottery, avoid LG and go with Sony. Why Sony OLEDs are more expensive than LG OLEDs, well the main reason is that Sony Master Series OLEDs use Grade A OLED panels from LG Display so the chances of getting a set with poor uniformity/banding and tinting is way less than with LG OLEDs. My set has almost perfect white uniformity and 5% looks great after the first short compensation cycle. Not to mention that colors, motion and upscaling are great on this set!! If you are looking for the best 2019 OLED, get the Sony, period!!!

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  • OLED + PIXEL CONTRAST BOOSTER: Millions of individual pixels are supercharged for more vibrant colors to complement absolute OLED black.
  • MASTER OF QUALITY: Faithfully conveys creator’s intent on screen to deliver the best picture quality.
  • PICTURE PROCESSOR X1 ULTIMATE: Sony’s best processor analyzes content to bring out OLED’s intense contrast with pure blacks, peak brightness and natural colors.

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TCL 55-inch 6 Series

TCL’s 6-Series combines stunning 4K HDR picture performance and the award-winning Roku TV smart platform in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.

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TCL 55" Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED Dolby VISION HDR Roku Smart...

TCL's 6-Series combines stunning 4K HDR picture performance and the award-winning Roku TV smart platform in a bold, brushed metal design for a superior TV experience. Dolby Vision delivers greater ...
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This TV looks great.PROS - vibrant, price, PQCons - Feet are wide, motion could be better, upscaling could be better.the motion ruins this TV for me, its very stuttery when watching 24p content
My set arrived this morning at 8AM and hasn't been turned off since 🙂 This far I've watched most of Blue Planet II in 4K (netflix), and Captain Marvel in 4K (vudu) and both were AMAZING. The fish in blue planet were so vivid it felt like you could reach out and touch them, and the coral bloom scene the color was unbelievable. While I don't have a comparison to do side to side, in my opinion, the color quality looks like the Samsung QLEDs at Costco, and MUCH better then the TCL 65r615 they have in stock now too.The UI is snappy and I love the familiar Roku interface that my family has become custom to over the last few years. Setup was a snap, just get connected to wifi, download a firmware update, and off to the racing streaming in a few minutes.The sounds quality actually wasn't too bad just from the sets built-in speakers. I ordered a TCL Alto 7.1+ to pair with it, but that won't get here until Tuesday. The fact you can get a system of this quality
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  • Led color technology delivers better brightness and wide color volume to provide exceptionally vivid and lifelike picture performance
  • Smart functionality offers access to thousands of streaming channels featuring more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV. Viewable Display Size – 54.6 inches
  • Pairs 4K ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture

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SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q80T

As intelligent as it is beautiful. A Smart TV interface learns the content you like and makes suggestions based on what you watch. Concentrated zones of LED backlighting deliver heightened contrast and impeccable detail. And with Object Tracking Sound, you won’t just see the action, you’ll feel it in your bones.

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SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q80T Series - 4K UHD Direct Full Array...

As intelligent as it is beautiful. A Smart TV interface learns the content you like and makes suggestions based on what you watch. Concentrated zones of LED backlighting deliver heightened contrast ...
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In doing research, I had determined the best all around performance of a 65 inch tv was the Samsung Q80R. I had waited for the 2020 model, hoping there would be more improvements. There were, in sound ,better upscaling and a more powerful processor, however, what was unique to the 90 series and the 80 series was the fantastic ULTRA VIEWING ANGLE. No other tv in it’s class, regardless of price had it. This feature increased off angle viewing and decreased room reflections appearing on the surface of the screen to a great degree . By removing this feature from the 2020 Q80T ,it will significantly be affected negatively.
Coming from a 2012-ish HD Samsung TV, I see a night and day difference in picture quality. The built-in speakers are also so much better. Completely happy with the video and audio.However, I have had to keep the TV disconnected from the Internet because, whenever it is connected and turned on, the modem will lose Internet connectivity every 5-60 minutes. I have tried wired and wireless, and they both cause the same issue. I have also tried using a static IP, but that doesn't help. Disconnecting it from the router allows the Internet to stay up. Samsung support has not been very helpful so far. They believe my network devices are the issue, even though this is only a problem when this TV is connected.I've never left a review before, but I'm leaving this in hopes that other people can chime in on if they have the same issue. If so, I'll suspect this is a firmware issue. Otherwise, I'll attempt replacing the TV.UPDATEI got the TV replaced through Amazon and the new one causes the same network issues as the first oneUPDATE 2It turns out my network problems were due to my modem. After getting a new one from my ISP, the network issues went away.
I've tried more than a few 49" Q80Ts from various vendors. #1 had two dead pixels that developed within a month. #2 had a quarter-sized welt on the screen, perhaps damage from shipping. #3 has vertical banding from DSE (the other sets were much cleaner). #4 was a keeper until it developed a dead pixel just slightly off-center overnight. The picture is gorgeous and bright, so it's the set I want, but the defects are disheartening. I'm currently using #3, the best of the worst, until I'm prepared to risk another purchase.05/21/20 - I went through 6 of these things. All had at least 1 dead pixel. The last had over a dozen dead pixels. What's going on with Samsung?

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  • DIRECT FULL ARRAY 12X (85″, 75″, 65″ & 55″): Controlled backlights offer deeper contrast for richer blacks and brighter whites.
  • ULTRA VIEWING ANGLE WITH ANTI-GLARE: Engineered to reduce glare and enhance color, providing a vibrant picture no matter where you sit.
  • QUANTUM HDR 12X (85″, 75″, 65″ & 55″): Fine-tuned shades of cinematic color make details leap off the screen.

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TCL 43S425 43 Inch

TCL, one of the world’s largest TV manufacturers in the world and America’s fastest growing TV brand, bring the latest in 4K technology and design. We’ve simplified the 4K Ultra HD TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment.

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TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018)

TCL, one of the world's largest TV manufacturers in the world and America’s fastest growing TV brand, bring the latest in 4K technology and design. We've simplified the 4K Ultra HD TV so you can ...
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I seriously cannot believe this thing for the money. I ordered two of these for my desk (don't laugh, I have a big desk), expecting that I would probably return them. I was thinking there's no way they would be good enough to run 4k clearly 3ft from my face, and low latency at 60Hz 4:4:4, and have deep enough blacks in a dark room, and produce great color. I've never been so happy to be wrong. It met all my requirements and then some. The only problem I'm currently having is finding a display port to HDMI adapter or cable that can handle 4k@60Hz, 4:4:4, HDR and HDMI 2.0a but that's not the fault of the TV.Is it something you would use for photo editing or perfect color and contrast for movie watching? Of course not, but you will be hard pressed to find anything in this price range that will even come close. I attached some pics for your viewing pleasure taken with my Gs9 at 4032x2268, although Amazon my compress them...Edit: Almost 2 months in and still very pleased with these. The panels were not identical in color in both sets, but that's not uncommon. I had to calibrate them and now they look almost identical. Unless you're getting two to sit side by side like I did, it should not be an issue. My office is dimly lit most of the time and these settings work well for me. Picture mode Normal, Backlight 75, Brightness 50, Contrast 100, Color 50, Tint 0.Edit 09/21/19: Figured I would update this post. Both displays are still going strong. No issues whatsoever. Still very happy with my purchase. These are true 4K displays and work great for gaming. As one of the comments mentioned, they are not going to compete with gaming displays and I have had overpriced small gaming monitors. I much rather play on this, and they have 100s of hours of gaming on them with no issues. Extremely sharp, and they work great as monitors. If you have a different experience, it needs to be calibrated. I spent a good few hours getting these dialed in, and it was worth it!
This product uses M6 threading instead of the required M4 threading for 100x100 VESA MIS part D. As a result, it incompatible with virtually every single VESA mounting system in existence. I attempted to contact TCL regarding this issue and they refused to provide any adapter to make this product compatible and claimed "there are no standards."TCL does not stand behind their products or care about their reputation and their support is unwilling to find solutions for you and usually doesn't even understand your issue.Prior to contacting TCL, their website listed the product as M4 100x100, however if you had download the user manual it correctly identifies the 43" version of the S425 series as inappropriately using M6 screws in a 100x100 layout.They have now updated their website's specification page instead of addressing the incompatibility to standards.Avoid the 43" 43S425 at all costs if you were planing on using a wall mount or other VESA compatible mounting system.I had purchased two of these but quickly found out after opening the box for the first one that I would not be able to use it so I haven't even turned on either one so have no review of other features or picture quality as the lack of standard mounting specifications was an absolute deal-breaker for me.Update: After unboxing the 2nd of two TVs I ordered, I found that the screen came cracked inside and TCL refused to support it under their warranty. Avoid TCL.
Let me start off by saying that I was extremely skeptical when I was actually thinking of purchasing this tv. I mean TCL? Can't be that good for that price, right?. A 43" 4k UHD HDR TV for under $300!? After reading mixed reviews I wasn't sure if I wanted to take a chance on wasting my time on this tv. I needed a budget 4k tv as I have an xbox one x. I took the chance after reading somewhere that TCL is the official Call of Duty tv for gaming tournaments. And now I'm still trying to find something to dislike about this tv! Awesome picture! Might have the best tv speakers I've ever heard! Gaming in 4k on here is amazing! Even the Roku feature on here is great! The Roku feature is very responsive with no lag! So yeah. If you're thinking about it, go for it! You wont be disappointed! Take it from a 36 yr old gamer that's very picky about his gaming screen. You'll love this tv!

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  • Dimensions (w x H x D): TV without stand: 38.2 x 22.4 x3 inches, TV with stand: 38.2 inches x 24.5 inches x 7.6 inches
  • Smart Functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500, 000 movies and TV episodes, accessible through the simple and intuitive Roku TV
  • Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of high dynamic range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture

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Sony A8H 55 Inch TV

Experience an ultra-realistic image with the power of OLED technology. The powerful Picture Processor X1 Ultimate utilizes over 8 million individual pixels to create an image with exquisite contrast and vibrant color. Pixel Contrast Booster supercharges each pixel to deliver incredible picture quality.

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Picture keeps dimming even with light sensor turned off.Picture starts off great , then gets dark.I want my picture settings to stay where I put them.I am UNHAPPY, wish I could send it back.Sony's auto dimming feature is terrible!
As far as picture quality goes, I don't have any complains. The panel is top notch while Sony's excellent processing provides another real-life quality improvement. Motion smoothing doesn't leave any obvious artifact, while upscaling works just as you would expect. The picture doesn't quite "pop" as LG TVs do, but the color is more accurate and is just more comfortable watching. The TV is a little on the more expensive side, compared to LG models, but if you have the budget, you should totally consider it.
First things First the moment i took this thing out the box it screamed Sex, Sleek, Elegant. It didn't stop there, i powered it up and ran through the 3 min set because i have an android account already. Launched my favorite shows on Netflix Altered Carbon in Dolby Vision and was greeted with Netflix calibrated mode which looked better than any set i have every seen. The colors just popped the motion was jag free and the contrast was just ridiculous.As for audio this was perfect for my AVR set up because this set supports the HDMI 2.1 Feature eARC for lossless audio, So the audio was also superb. I also dig the new Remote that comes with that set that works with my Xfinity box and can control my AVR from the on screen quick menu for quick audio adjustments like center channel db and more.As for app support its not the old android SOC that was super slow and laggy, it was just super fast and buttery. it also has tones of apps that get updated in the background so you never have to worry about not having the latest version of Disney+, Amazon, ESPN and more. i think there is over 5000+ apps and Android just keeps adding more . It supports my Apple cast and home kit stuff.As far as gaming this set has no VRR or Free-sync support, but the set has Auto picture which switches to game mode in the blink of an eye with an input lag of 15ms and lower on lower resolution. in all honesty it was super fast for me as i was playing the last of us 2 in HDR 4k. Not to mention Free-Sync and G-Sync are features for PC gamers and PS5 and the new Xbox, and i Don't know if games are going to take advantage of 4k 120FPS with HDR or even 1440P with 120FPS. To me eARC is more important to me along with all formats of HDR.I love the picture, the viewing angles are impossible to beat, Sony's Processing is unbeatable, thins like Object HDR Remastering, X-motion Clarity, Sony's Dynamic tone mapping, Supper Bit mapping and Triluminos colors are perfect for me i just haven't seen picture better than this set.

Features

  • PICTURE PROCESSOR X1 ULTIMATE: Sony’s best processor analyzes content to bring out OLED’s intense contrast with pure blacks, peak brightness and natural colors. X-Reality PRO upscale everything you watch to near 4K.
  • OLED + PIXEL CONTRAST BOOSTER: Millions of individual pixels are supercharged for more vibrant colors to complement absolute OLED black.
  • SMART ANDROID TV with GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Use your voice to control your TV and smart home devices, easily search for movies and shows, get answers, and manage tasks.

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LG OLED55B9PUA

When you’re ready to upgrade TVs, elevate your entertainment experience to LG OLED TV. It brings greater richness in color, crisp detail and perfect black to movies, shows, sports and gaming. Picture and sound benefit from LG’s AI-powered processor, α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor. Picture and sound are elevated with premium Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

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LG OLED55B9PUA B9 Series 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2019)

When you're ready to upgrade TVs, elevate your entertainment experience to LG OLED TV. It brings greater richness in color, crisp detail and perfect black to movies, shows, sports and gaming. Picture ...
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Bottom Line: Buy this TV!NOTE: Scroll down towards the end to see the calibration settings I used when initially setting up the screen to help you get started.The LG OLED TVs are very likely the best TVs on the market right now. You should absolute get one. I purchased my first one about a year and a half ago (an older version of this same model) and have been extremely pleased with it. So much so that I convinced my friend to hold off on buying a new TV for several months just to wait for this one to be released. He has it all setup now and I’ve spent the weekend playing around with it and helping him get it calibrated.I do not claim to be a tech expert, but I do my research, I am pretty savvy with electronics, and I probably have most of the same priorities as other people when it comes to a TV. This time around I didn’t do as much research of other brands as I did for my first LG OLED, but I did still make sure that they were top quality, and they are. Beyond that, the real challenge this time was deciding between a B9 and a C9 versions of the LG OLEDs. This one, the B9, is considered the most basic model and is $200 cheaper that the C9. While the C9 is absolutely an attractive option, I convinced my buddy to save the $200 and go with this one; as with my first OLED, I just didn’t feel the jump to the C9 was worth it (more on that below).There is so much that is amazing about this TV. If you haven’t gotten a new TV in a while, prepare to be blown away. In terms of size, the rule most of us seem to follow is go as big as you can. While generally I still like that idea, the 65” really is about as large as I’d want (though I definitely want that size!); there is, I believe, an OLED that is in the 70+ inches range, but at those sizes I think I would struggle to be able to even see the whole scene at a time. More importantly, few of us probably have the empty space necessary to place such a behemoth. Regardless of what size you go with, the quality of these screens almost gives you a sense of awe. The images are so rich, so clear, and so realistic that you feel overwhelmed by the technology and innovation that must have gone into this. The colors, no matter how dark or how bright, always appear as they are meant to (the C9 supposedly is better with brightness, but looking at them both next to each other, I honestly couldn’t see a difference). There is no light bleeding around the edges where is shouldn’t, no dead pixels that I can find (I looked), and absolutely no burn-in of images on the screen. As an aside, I have to respectfully disagree with the reviewer who said burn-in is a problem on these screens. I don’t want to post an external link here, but you can easily search the internet (I did!) and find numerous tests by neutral third parties that has run their OLED TVs for literally thousands of hours without any burn in appearing. Quite simply, for virtually all of us, this will simply not be an issue.Aside from the screen, which continues to blow me away every time I see it, I want to briefly mention some of the tech specs. I am not as interested in these as some might be, but I do like to make sure it has what I need (both in the now and potentially in the future—I plan to use this TV for years to come). This TV has HDMI, of course, but it is HDMI 2.1, which means that you can have 4K viewing at 120 Hz via the HDMI cable. In layman’s terms this means you get a super high-quality image and an incredibly high screen refresh rate. Honestly, I think 4K is a bit over-rated, as most of us don’t sit so close to our TVs that we can really notice a difference, but I always like a higher refresh rate. I have not used this TV as a monitor for a computer, but I imagine a 120 Hz rate would come in real handy with PC gaming. The TV also has all the various inputs a person could want or need (including DisplayPort). The processor is also quite impressive, though is one of the few areas where the C9 version is superior (the B9 has the a7 processor, the C9 has the a9 processor). Despite that, the processor in this one seems to be a real workhorse and able to handle everything thrown at it (my buddy and I tested Blu-ray movies, Xbox One games, live sports, streaming from Hulu, etc); I didn’t notice or feel any lack in comparison to the C9. My friend especially liked live sports on this TV, as he felt that the live action movements were smoother than on other TVs. One criticism I have is that this TV still appears to have only USB 2.0, rather than 3.0. Given how long this technology has been around, at least one of the ports really should be 3.0 (this likely won’t be an issue for anyone, but is more of a frustration on my part).Despite the fact that this is a smart TV, I don’t actually use it much as such. It comes with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and I’ve read that more connectivity is expected in the future (Amazon Echo, etc). I have not played around with any of these features, so I honestly cannot comment on their functionality (though from what I’ve read the voice command features work pretty well). The built-in smart TV apps, however, all seem to work quite well, utilizing the TV’s high quality capabilities (I tested the built-in Amazon and Netflix apps).Some of the other features of note on this TV are the sound and stand. The E9 has the best sound, followed by the C9, but the B9, supposedly having the lowest quality sound, will surprise you. LG significantly increased the output on this model, doubly the wattage from their previous models. The B9 also includes a built-in sub-woofer. While I freely admit to not being an audiophile (and many people buying a TV like this will perhaps have a full sound system), rest assured that the speakers on this TV are solid and offer full sounds sufficient for a typical living room or den, which most people should find to be enough for their purposes. The stand and backing of the B9 are plastic, so they certainly don’t feel quite as high quality as the C9. Being plastic, it does seem to have a bit more wiggle to it, but this is a minor thing and certainly doesn’t feel unstable. Once positioned, it stands firmly and I have no worries that it will fall over even if bumped.A final note is that this is a lot of money. My buddy didn’t wait to buy, but with Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up soon, it couldn’t hurt to wait for the deals. That said, it is definitely worth saving up and purchasing it; you’ll be getting a phenomenal TV that will last you for many years.As with any high-end screen, you will need to adjust the display settings after you’ve applied updates and connected to your WiFi. Below, I have included the settings I ended up using. While every screen is slightly different, feel free to use these as a starting point—they should at least get you close to perfection. Just make sure that you adjust all the settings first, as the image might not look right until all of the changes have been made. As I (and my friend) very much like to ‘set it and forget it’, when I set this up for him I wanted to take the time to do it right.NOTE: Anything I exclude below means I didn’t change/mess with that setting at allGo to Settings, choose the Picture tab:* Picture Mode – see below* Aspect Ratio – Set to 16:9 (if you watch old shows you can change this, but this is the standard now)* Energy Saving – set to Off (if On it can automatically adjust settings, which I find distracting)* Additional Settings – see belowUnder Picture Mode:* Choose Expert (Dark Room) – this is the set it and forget it option that will always look good* AI Picture – set to Off (doesn’t seem to do much, and I don’t like the settings being changed automatically)* OLED Light – 72 (I kept this fairly high so the picture mode never needs to be changed, but this may be too much for some people, anywhere in the range of 50-80 is where you should experiment)* Contrast – 83 (anything in the 80 to 85 range seemed solid, 83 is what worked for me)* Brightness – 54 (anything between 50 and 60 is probably what you want)* Sharpness – 8 (I wouldn’t go more than a few digits higher or lower than this)* Color – 50* Tint – 0* Expert Controls – see below* Picture Options – see belowUnder Expert Controls:* Dynamic Contrast – Off* Super Resolution – Off* Color Gamut – Auto (I haven’t notice a difference either way)* Gamma – 2.2* White Balance – see belowUnder White Balance:* Color Temperature – Warm 2 (choose whatever suits you, but this appealed the most to all four adults in the room at the time)Under Picture Options:* I left all these turned Off; this is a personal preference, but nowadays it doesn’t matter as much, since most content is being produced at a high video qualityUnder Additional Settings:* Eye Comfort Mode - OffNOTE: Be sure to “Apply to All Inputs” on every screen where it is listed to make these settings standard for your whole TV.Overall this is just an outstanding TV. If you already have an OLED TV from the last couple of years, it may not yet be time for an upgrade, but if you don't have one or need a second, this TV is the current king of the hill and will be a wild improvement over essentially all other TVs. Do yourself a favor and buy this TV, it's just that good.
Very aggravated! After the warranty expired my LG TV suffered burn in. We never left it on long at all without active video playing and still. As you can see from the picture, the piano LG background is burnt in. DO NOT BUY LG!! I didn’t buy mine on amazon, just trying to save other people the trouble.
Great display. Great user interface. Great remote. But "bad" for some important details...THE GOOD:Picture quality is amazing - have not done a lot of 4k viewing with it yet, so more to come on that.But the quality is obviously great. Amazingly bright and vibrant colors.The remote is very nice, and the OS uses a pointer/cursor, which makes it easy to navigate around the UI when changing settings, etc.The central processor seems to be really fast - everything is very responsive - user interface, volume changes, etc.FOR THE PRICE, I was hoping for better interoperation with home theater gear and devices.My lower-end, older, Samsung tv integrated just fine with my AppleTV box and home theater - this LG does NOT.It could be that I simply have not learned the settings yet, so, again, I'll update this later. My setup: Yamaha home theater receiver, AppleTV, Tivo Bolt (for over-the-air broadcast), Blu-Ray player. Tivo bolt is connected directly to TV, everifying else via the home theater. [A little explanation - the Tivo Bolt DVR sucks at HDMI output, so I have to connect it directly to the TV; can't connect through the home theater without getting black screen. Thus, I need to constantly switch between two inputs on the LG, and it doesn't seem to auto-sense which input is newly active.]Audio quality: not amazing, but decent sound quality coming out of the speakers. High end is not quite there, but good low end. Have not adjusted (or even found) EQ settings for audio.THE BAD:A) Does NOT switch input sources when I power up the AppleTV (connected via HDMI ports on a home theater).So, you have to keep going to the Home screen and choosing an input source. The TV seems to just stay on whatever source you last used - so I have to manually switch input sources a lot. It's possible the Tivo could be screwing everything up, since it really never sleeps or powers off, so perhaps there's an active signal on the HDMI, and this confuses the LG. Not sure.B) Does not sense power-off. So if I sleep the AppleTV, the TV remains on. Pain in the rear.C) Does NOT integrate with volume changes in home theater - so you have to turn the TV's volume down. And you can't then control the home theater volume with the TV remote. That is just lame - my older TV handled this seamlessly. I've played with the settings for this and still no success.D) The preset display settings are just ridiculous. The color saturation is so high that lots of things look unnatural - like a football game. The team uniforms are glowing and the field is neon green. A few other settings are too muted or too dark. So, you will have to change their presets. Not a big deal, but why have so many presets that are the same? Again, if I had this with a bargain tv it wouldn't be an issue. But a TV that cost me almost $2k? They should've dialed this in better. Also, regarding the color clarity, I find the black levels to be nice and deep, but no definition at all - I can't see detail in black colors, and it's very noticeable.E) No auto light sensing of the room? None of the presets for the display seem to respond to room brightness. My cheap tv did, why can't this expensive one? They have "power saver" presets, but they don't seem to adjust to room brightness. So this means you're going to have to change existing presets in order to create the right brightness for your various situations (say, all lights on, and low-lighting for movie viewing). Then, you'll have to manually switch between those settings when needed. Pain.F) One serious bug in their display technology - watching football, the ball, when thrown, looks semi-opaque. As if the compression or frame rate settings are not rendering it every frame. The ball looks semi-transparent, as if the grass on the field is showing through the ball, making it harder to track. I've not yet found any display settings that will let me adjust this (usually it's the motion or smoothing algorithms on these 'smart' tv's). But this is a serious flaw - will this tv not do sports well?G) Bad ergonomics for using with a wall mount. How do you move this thing around? The display panel is so thin, there's not way I'm going to grab it form the top corners and swivel the TV - I'm sure the glass would burst. So for a wall mount, you're going to have to really loosen up all the swivel joints so that you can more easily move the tv. And, in moving it, I guess grab it from the bottom, where the CPU housing is, because grabbing a 1/4-inch sheet of glass seems like a bad idea. Does no one at LG every swivel a TV from side to side?I love this thing, but now I'm forced to do a lot of research and testing settings just to get basic things working that used to work for me on a much cheaper tv. In the mean time, I'm forced to use three remotes often. I'm terribly disappointed with the lack of integration with a home theater setup. Especially at this price.Will update this review after more testing and research (fun - not!). I just want to watch tv, I don't want to be an HDMI sync expert.

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  • Your purchase includes One LG B9 Series 55″ 4K UHD Smart OLED TV, 2019 model, one Magic remote with batteries, one power cable and user manual
  • TV Dimensions: Without Stand – 48.4″ W x 27.7″ H x 1.8″ D | With Stand – 48.4″ W x 29.2″ H x 9.7″ D
  • Other specifications: Power Supply (Voltage, Hz) – AC 120V, 50/60Hz | Standby Power Consumption – Under 0.5W | Power Consumption – 109.3W | Refresh Rate – 120Hz

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VIZIO P-Series Quantum

Introducing VIZIO’s best picture ever. The VIZIO P-Series Quantum X 65” Class (64. 5″ Diag.) 4K HDR Smart TV delivers the pinnacle of home-theater experiences. Behold cinematic quantum-dot colors, our deepest blacks and brightest bright for captivating contrast. Take a quantum leap forward in picture quality.

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First, I am a geek, and perhaps I am too much in "like" with this TV, but it is fantastic. I have a family room with two pairs of French doors on one end, and a big bay window on the other, and like to watch college football during the afternoon. The LG TV OLED and the QLED Samsung TV's were just too dark for my room. I was amazed that the Vizio is so much brighter than both of them (in my installation). I think it is fantastic. At Costco this week (Hazlet NJ) they have the 65" tv for $1199, and that is where I bought it, with the Costco Card giving me 4 years of warranty and another $100 gave me 3 more years of warranty, plus the cash back from Costco as well as the Cash back from my exec membership. This is a fantastic TV if you like to watch sports, and I cant wait for more 4k broadcast TV.
I’m not to impress with it. I was inspecting more.
I have had this TV for a couple of weeks now and am very satisfied. I have been doing a side by side picture quality comparison to a 64in Samsung PN64 F8500 plasma that I bought about 5 years ago. According to most experts the F8500 was the best TV made until the introduction of the OLED by LG. I do not own an OLED and they are the highest rated TVs you can buy, if you are willing to pay the price. OLEDs are still a bit pricey so I decided on a 4K QLED, which can also be quite expensive. Of course I can not compare 4K material as the F8500 is a only a1080P TV. I made a similar comparison about 4 years ago with Vizio's first 4K TV, the P-Series 4K (2014 model). After a thorough comparison I decided to return the Vizio as the Samsung F8500 out performed it in every way. At that point I decided to give technology and marketing a little time to catch up with plasma technology. The Vizio Quantum X is a different story. It has taken four years but Vizo is now making a high end TV at an affordable price. As long as you provide the Quantum X with a 1080P source signal it really performs well. One category in which the Samsung F8500 looks better in is when you only have a source signal of 720p or 1080i such as a cable TV signal. The cable TV box I use has a 1080p upscale feature or I have used a stand alone up-converting video scaler between the cable box and TV so as to provide the Quantum X with at least a 1080p signal and cable TV programming looks as nice as the F8500. The Quantum X also has a much smaller sweet spot when viewed off angle as do all LED/LCD screens when compared to OLED and plasma TVs.I have watched several 4K UHD Blu-ray movies and the picture quality is really good. I have also viewed about ten 1080p Blu-ray discs and the 4K up conversion done by the Quantum X is really good as well. Considering the 4K features I can say the Vizio Quantum X is equal to or out performs the Samsung F8500 in almost all categories. Affordable technology has finally caught up with plasma TV. I am not an expert and do not have proper testing equipment, but the experts have concluded that if you were to buy a QLED TV of equaled performance made by any of the other QLED TV manufacturers you will pay as much as double the price. I am glad I watched the reviews of this TV on RTINGS.com, CNET and Digital Trends. If you are a Vizio fan or enjoy a high quality picture, for the price you can't go wrong. By far the Best Vizio TV ever!

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  • Quantum color: Delivers up to 165% more color than standard 4K TVs
  • Ultra bright 3000: Delivers bright, detailed highlights at up to 600 nits of brightness
  • 384 local dimming zones: Allows for deep black levels with stunning depth and contrast.
  • Dolby vision HDR: Capable of displaying a wider spectrum of colors &detail; Includes HDR10 and HLG content support

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Hisense 50-Inch Class H8

Perfect for presenting your favorite movies, shows, sports, and gaming, the Hisense 50H8G Quantum 50-inch 4K ULED Smart TV uses Quantum Dot technology to create astonishing images with richer colors, more detail, better brightness, and smoother motion.

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First Impressions:What am I looking at? Is this picture for real?! 4K, Dolby Vision 12-bit Color?! For so cheap!All of the sudden, the jazzy 4k HDR test video is looking better than on any computer monitor I've _ever_ viewed it on.Your research has paid off. This is by far the best-valued TV out there. Hisense is going to kill the competition.Features / Settings:I don't have any calibration equipment, but I did look at some other sites who did all that, and trusted that the basics were done at the factory. I set my Color Temp of "Mid-Low" (a little on the warmer side seemed right for my perpetually shaded viewing area), along with Enhanced Viewing Angle turned on, Picture Mode set to "Energy-saving," and local dimming set to "Medium." I found that lets the backlight basically go all the way off in dark zones for really great "infinite black" areas of the screen that make you question if the TV is even on. I also set Noise Reduction and Motion Clearness to "off" to minimize overprocessing 4k movies, so as not to reduce quality. Then, with some trial and error, I found I was happy with Auto Contrast set "Medium" to auto-adjust to difficult situations like bright white credits text scrolling by on a black background, since the "halos" / bleed-through from backlit zones when would drive my eyes bonkers in such situations. The 700 nits of brightness the TV offers is more than enough to make me look away or have trouble focusing in our darkened room when the camera catches the sun in a movie or something. I'm actually glad it's not brighter. Though even more dimming zones would be nice to bring higher resolution between the dark and light areas, I found halos only noticeable on some menus or other extreme light-dark / test situations, and not in normal viewing. The Quantum Dot color gamut combined with Dolby Vision is so enthralling; my brain doesn't have time to notice.Sound I basically set to "Theatre" mode and let Dolby Atmos do its job. I found the room filled with sound quite nicely using only the built in speakers (as long as it stayed set on "Theatre" setting), so I just leave it there all the time. I've never needed to go above 20 on the volume so far, and typically watch TV around a volume of 7, and movies at 15 (out of 100), to give you some indication of how loud things can get. Just got to remember to set playbacks to 2-channel audio (rather than 5.1-channel defaults on just about everything) until I get a surround system set up.Opportunities for Improvement:Similar to previous model years, the remote is still not backlit. It's usually not an issue in the daytime, but there are so many similar-shaped buttons so close together that finding the "pause" button at night ends up taking me 3 tries. Also, the pictures on the product description show little handles on the back of the TV that are screwed into the top two holes for wall-mount bracket. However, they only come with the 75" version of the H8G TV (a fact I didn't find out until I looked at the owner's manual for my 55"), and that's a bummer because I thought I could use those for extra wire management. There is one path on the back of the TV for wire management, but it only fits 3 or so wires, so I was hoping for more.The other thing I should mention is that, while the bezel around the screen is indeed very thin, the viewing area is not 54.5" on my 55" TV as advertised. It's closer to 53.75" due to an average of 3/8" of black space surrounding the picture before the edge, and I've found no way of fine tuning or adjusting the picture size. Not sure if it's a defect, manufacturing inconsistency, or intended (but off from spec), but my computer monitor doesn't have such a gap, and the picture is closer to the bottom bezel than on the sides or top, so not sure what's up. Just hope it helps set expectations for others, since I was expecting the picture to go right up to the edge and fill the specified "viewable" area, and it didn't.Oh and one last thing for early adopters like me who've been so excited and waited so patiently for this TV to come out. Hisense customer service isn't ready to service the H8G TVs yet, as of the end of April 2020. So you can't get replacement parts, order an extra remote, or anything like that currently. (Something about the new models not being in their parts system yet.) But to me, the value well outweighs the temporary risk. Overall, my experience with the TV, and with Amazon, inspires confidence in my purchase decision. I highly recommend getting yours now before they are all gone!
Nice build quality super thin bezel great sound picture is excellent with very good viewing angle on par with H9F. I found best pic for me is with vivid setting. Check out some hdr videos to see what this tv can really do. Its too bad that people will Rate a product poorly for For damaged during shipping or unpacking. That should be on the shipper not the product.
TV was amazing at first. Had it for 2 days before the right half of the screen turned all white washed. Tried resetting and nothing worked. Returning and getting a new one. Hoping this was just a lemon. Will update in a couple of weeks when I get a new one.Edit: Finally received the new TV so far its been great. I mainly use it for gaming on an Xbox one x and it has been really responsive. The HDR and Dolby vision work great. It's only 60 hz but the motion is feels good. Updating to 4 stars.

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  • Unlock the power of over a billion colors perfectly expressed with Hisense H8G Quantum Series ULED Smart TVs, which combine incredible, ultra-bright 4K detail with Android TV for quick access to entertainment and apps.
  • Transform your home into an entertainment powerhouse with Dolby Vision HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG picture and Dolby Atmos sound technologies, creating a truly cinematic experience featuring astonishing images with enhanced color and incredibly immersive audio.

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Samsung Q70 Series

The Samsung Q70 Series full array backlighting presents gorgeous blacks and radiant whites within scenes, plus an intelligent 4K processor that upscale the picture and optimizes every scene for an optimal Samsung 4K TV picture.

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 It’s tough not to plop down a knee-jerk 5-Star review after being in the presence of the 82 inch version of this television. Its size alone commands your attention, and when you factor in the picture quality (when it’s working), well it’s almost a done deal…EXCEPT for the fact that after having two of these behemoths delivered to my doorstep, I STILL don’t have one that’s working, hence the 2-Star rating: 1 out of 5 because of the poor product quality, with an extra star for the potentially beautiful picture if I ever get a set that works.OK…lemme explain. After finally convincing myself to spend north of $3700 (with tax) for the 82 inch version of the Samsung Q70, I experienced not one, but TWO out of the box failures! It’s pretty incomprehensible to me how a global technology company like Samsung can produce defective products right from the factory…what, are we in the 60’s? Oh wait, I forgot about those Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy Fold phone debacles. Maybe Samsung has a tad too many irons in the fire and is stretched a little thin in the Product Testing Department.Let’s start with the first TV…TV #1: take a close look at the photograph with the red circle; that circle is highlighting a perpetual ‘dark zone’ on the screen that never brightens. The flaw is most obvious on a monochromatic scene, such as sky or fog or snow-covered terrain and sadly, once you see it, you can’t ‘unsee’ it…it’s always there. I can only assume this is a failure of one of the Local Dimming Areas that this model touts as a feature. (NOTE: I took the photo using an ‘Ambient Mode’ screen saver setting to provide a consistent background)After a call to Amazon to arrange a replacement, it was back in the box to be returned. (SIDEBAR: Amazon has been nothing short of amazing throughout this whole ordeal, arranging simultaneous pickups of the bad units and delivery of the replacements. 10-Stars to Amazon Customer Service)Now to the second TV…TV #2: The first thing I did when the replacement TV arrived was to set it to the same monochromatic ‘Ambient Mode’ screen setting I used on the first TV to check for ‘dark zones’…YAY!!!! no dark zones! But wait a sec, what’s that flickering ??? Every 1 to 3 minutes, there’d be a very fast (less than a second), but very noticeable ‘blip’ on the right side of the screen (I made a Slo-Mo video of the defect, along with a pic of some frame-captures to give you an idea of what I’m talking about…they’re pretty self-explanatory). Once you notice ‘the blip’, you’re just sitting there WAITING for it to happen again, and waiting for that ‘blip’ to show itself completely sucks the enjoyment out of whatever entertainment you might be watching. Further experimentation showed that ‘the blip’ would occur regardless of source: BluRay disc, Streaming, built-in screen savers etc. I tried to update the firmware (not needed) and run the self-diagnostic to no avail. So once again, I’m forced to conclude it’s another hardware failure.For those who think these glitches is nit-picking, did I mention this TV cost $3700? I’m not a videophile complaining about seeing only 999-million of the claimed 1-billion colors this thing can produce. I’m talking about very noticeable picture quality faults that, in my opinion, are inexcusable for a television in this class. And don’t peg me as a Samsung-basher…I also own a 65-inch non-QLED Samsung TV and there’s never been a problem with that one…maybe Samsung just can’t build really big screens dependably.I should just quit now and get my money back, but Amazon is willing to do the swap and replace one last time (again, HUGE KUDOS to Amazon Customer Service); we’ll see what happens with the third TV. Even if it works flawlessly, I can’t see me bumping the Star rating of the review…this kinda stuff just shouldn’t happen on a $3700 TV. But I can certainly see myself going to 1-Star if I get another lemon…stay tuned.
I recently purchased the Samsung 65- inch QLED Q70R Smart TV. This is my first smart television and I just can’t stop raving about it! When it was delivered, I couldn’t believe how simple the installation instructions were, especially with only 2 cords to plug in. Set up was easy and straightforward- I didn’t even need to open the manual. Adjustments were obvious, and it was fun to play around with it to find the perfect settings.And I love the slim-line design, no more bulky, heavy tv. But what excites me the most is the vibrant picture with absolute brilliant color. The upgrade is so noticeable in comparison to my old set. To get a true sense of this, I turn it to ambient settings while not watching programs- it’s almost like having a piece of art in my living room! I also love the different sound settings- it truly is crystal clear.I was also pleasantly surprised how easy it was to navigate the smart tv features, as I couldn’t wait to start using my Amazon prime tv subscription. Once again, I didn’t even need to refer to the manual, as the button was right on the remote. Steps are straightforward, saving me both time and frustration. I also appreciate the convenience of using my iPhone as a remote.It’s obvious that Samsung did their research, as this product blew away my expectations- from specifications to ease of use. Overall, I’m so thrilled with my tv and can’t wait to discover new features. Hands down, Samsung nailed it and I am one happy customer!
Researched for a long time. Glad I did not buy a 2018 tv. The 2019 Q70 is full backlit where the 2018 Q7 was not. Very sharp picture. It is a step up from the Q60. I couldn't tell a difference between the 70, 80, and 90. I had a Samsung 52" LED tv before this one. It had a great picture but nothing like this one. Everyone prices this TV at around 2999.00 Costco and Sams advertise this TV with a 5 year manufacturers warranty. I called Samsung and they said this is not true. It has a 1 year manufacturers warranty. Amazon had the best extended warranty I could find. The delivery was trouble free. Very pleased!

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  • TV Dimensions: Without Stand – 48.4″ W x 27.9″ H x 2.4″ D .With Stand 48.4″ W x 30.7″ H x 9.8″ D. Product Weight – 39.7 lb. Screen Size – 54.6″ Measured Diagonally
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Hisense 55H9F

Make the leap to superior picture quality with the Hisense H9F series. Displaying premium quantum dot technology and Hisense’s innovative design, the H9F proves to be in the elite class of TVs— inside and out. The H9F benefits from Hisense’s patented ULED technologies.

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Update: The more time I spend with the H9F, the better it gets! It might be hard to find, but this tv is a true gift to consumers! There is no tv like it! Simply amazing for the price and quality!Excellent color, blissful brightness, stunning motion, and an elegant design, make this tv feel like it costs way more, than the $899 before tax! It does have black uniformity /night viewing issues from time to time, but if you compare this to everything in its price range, this is the best tv you'll find.Audio is awful from the tv speakers, if you expect bass, but is usable. The Ui is slow and sometimes clunky. The upscaling could be sharper. The remote could be nicer. But overall, that's really it. This tv does so very much right!Even though it has blooming issues, it gets black, inky, and super enjoyable majority of the time. I had a LG oled E8, and on God I returned it for this. I couldn't deal with this beating oled, and keeping oled. The color is amazing!Oh and gamers get 14.6 ms in game mode! I tested Myself! Rtings is wrong claiming 16 ms. This tv is a beast. Buy it before they sellout, or Hisense wisely raises the price. Don't miss out! Goodluck, if you need help look up Quantum TV. I have videos showing how great this tv is! Also check out the pics! This tv is unreal! It makes Me wonder how this tv is priced so low! Oh btw, theres no dirty screen effect or motion smearing like the tcl r617. I had that tv and just could not deal.Anyway, I hope this helps and finds you well. Goodluck friend!
I've left comments all over Youtube review videos and various websites, now I'm going to mash them all into one review. I know my pictures arent great and they don't do this TV justice in the picture quality category, use your imagination :)Not only as a "budget" TV, but as an TV period, the picture quality can be absolutely phenomenal. The brightness of HDR and SDR content is great, bright highlights on a dark background really does POP, the black levels are great, the colors are fantastic and not overly saturated as much as Samsung QLEDs. I watched Into the Spiderverse, Dark Knight Rises, and Infinity War and I was utterly shocked how amazing everything looked. Spiderverse and IW were 4k HDR and TDKR was 1080p upscaled perfectly and it was the best viewing experience I’ve had watching all 3 movies. Dare I say I got 4K content to look suspiciously close to OLED quality (how dare I say that, right). All the hype I've read about this TV is real, the picture quality (in the right conditions) performs way above it’s price point.4K gaming (HDR and SDR) blew me away on my PC and PS4PRO, coming from a 55" KS8000 it couldn't carry the H9F's gym bag (Why is a TV going to the gym you ask, because it's opening a can of whoop@ss on lesser TVs). See the pictures, it doesn't do the H9F justice, but the PQ was too beautiful to NOT take a picture.While on the topic of gaming, the motion handling is top notch! I was weary about buying budget because of the fear of bad motion processing (looking at you TCL and Vizio) and I was looking at the x900f just for the great motion processing Sony is known for, but this preforms better than the KS8000 and I'm not disappointed one bit. Game mode is fantastic across the board!Now, with all the good stuff out of the way. I'm going to break down the glaring negatives that's ultimately going to have lots of advanced users avoid this TV.1. Dirty Screen Effect (DSE): The DSE is doing my head in, it's running rampart on this TV. The first set that I ordered had very noticeable DSE on the borders of the screen (left right top bottom). The middle was perfectly clear and I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t connected my PC and started web browsing and using iTunes with the screen bright white. I could game and watch movies 100% fine without any distractions, but I’m not going to keep it as long as I’m in the return window.I had a replacement sent out and the DSE was slightly worse than the first TV when comparing them side-by-side. It’s unacceptable and I’m not playing musical chairs with sending it back for a third set. I probably wouldn’t have seen it at all if it wasn’t for me actively using it as a monitor everyday, but I would’ve been really upset seeing this in the future and not being able to return it.See Pictures: The one close up picture I saturated it a bit to show the DSE on the edges (it's not that dark and you can't see that much in the middle in person), but IT IS VERY PRESENT and noticeable. The pictures further away are more accurate to what I see at normal viewing distance, nasty isn't it?2. I also ran into an annoying problem when my PS4PRO and PC are connected and powered on at the same time with HDMI 2.0 set to “enhanced”, it causes my PS4's video signal to cut in and out making a loud popping sound. It stops when I either unplug or shut down my PC or change the HDMI 2.0 to “standard”. I may shoot down the KS8000, but it DID NOT have this problem and I'm not putting up with this on a brand new TV.3. The local dimming isn’t very good, Rtings got it right when they said this TV doesn’t handle small bright objects well. It's too aggressive, especially in the corners, a tiny dot will light up too much of a zone and in some cases create intense blooming (not all of the time, but in certain situations). Don't get me wrong, it does preform well in most cases for movies and games, but it'll struggle in some areas (see pictures). Hisense needs to adjust their algorithm because it can't compete with the top FALD competitors. More zones definitely doesn’t mean better performance.All-in-All, Picture Quality Hisense NAILED IT! The quality of the panels and more technical bits, not so much. That's why it's considered budget because of the trade offs the consumer will have to make. The average user will absolutely love this TV, and so do I, but it's marred by the more complicated aspects of what makes the SONY, SAMSUNG, and LG brands premium. It is still one of the best budget TVs you can buy, but for those that are very sensitive to DSE, overly aggressive local dimming and those that will use other devices outside of a game console, will want to look elsewhere until Hisense can iron out these problems.3* for overall value because you are getting 5* PQ, but 1* for the technical issues and bad panels.I WILL BE UPDATING THIS POST MORE AND MORE, I ACTUALLY REQUESTED A THIRD SET EVEN THOUGH I INITIALLY DIDN'T WANT TO, BUT I HOPE THE THIRD TIME IS REALLY A CHARM. THE PQ IS JUST TOO GOOD TO GIVE UP ON, IF THE DSE IS TOLERABLE I'LL PROBABLY KEEP IT.
We shopped around for a new TV quite a bit before deciding on the H9F. The Samsung QLED and Vizio P Series were the frontrunners until we discovered Hisense's answer to these high end brands. There is no other option even close to the performance of the H9F at the price.Quantum dot colors are vivid and beautiful, easily on par with Samsung's QLEDs that cost twice as much. Peak brightness is very intense, great in a bright room. The upscaling is brilliant. Response time is good for games. Motion enhancement is buttery smooth with hardly any artifacts. Great contrast, great local dimming, I could go on and on. It's great.There are a few gripes I have that may be a big deal to some, but they weren't for me. Uniformity is the only real weakness with the display. It almost like like it has a vignette effect because the corners and edges are a little darker than the rest of the screen. It's only noticeable on solid colors, specifically gray or white. You won't notice when you're actually watching it playing something. Something else that is strange is despite having a native 120hz panel, it won't display 120hz content. It will ignore every other frame to display it in 60hz. I hope they will update that in the future, but who knows. Lastly, my 4k Movies Anywhere content won't play in 4k. I don't think it's the TV's fault, but a compatibility issue or something. Again, hopefully an update with either the TV or app could fix this.All in all I'm very impressed. If you get a similarly priced model from one of the big guys, you're doing yourself a disservice because they don't have specs to match. If you get a similarly spec'd model from them, you're going to pay hundreds more and not see a difference. That's what made me pick the H9F and I would recommend it to anyone as not only the best option for the price, but one that should make Sony and Samsung scared. Look up some comparisons on YouTube.

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  • Peak Brightness/Full Array: Local Active Zones Full Array Local Dimming technology makes the H9F shine brighter. Now with even more zones, that’s greater contrast control for impeccable image detail. 

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