If you’re buying a new TV, 4K is obviously the way to go (4 times the clarity of regular HD). Especially now that prices have become affordable for the Average Joe. In this article I’ve put together a list of the best 4K TVs for the average household to help simplify and expedite your new TV purchase. In other words, I’ve done all the hard work of researching and comparison shopping for you so you don’t have to. And if you’re not only look for a great 4K TV but also the best deal on the best 4K TV — I’ve been sure to include some incredible 4K TV deals here as well.
But what do I mean by average household? For the purposes of this article I mean middle class folks who aren’t looking for a luxury or bargain basement TV. That effectively translates into a list of the best 4K TVs under $1,000 (probably in-between $600-1,000). The TVs in this range are going to be perfect for watching your favorite streaming content (Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Starz and the like) and will be excellent for gaming.
And since TVs are so different — and because every person has different needs, preferences and setups — I’ve made sure to include a nice variety of options. Here I’ve simply included my top 5 4K TVs but if you want to see everything that’s out there for comparison purposes, just click here.
Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K TV
Price: $898 (savings of $501.99)
This stylish Sony TV is powered by Android and automatically upscales non-4K content to Ultra-High Definition. Thanks to the Android smart features you’ll be able to use Google’s Cast function to send content from your phone or tablet to the screen and you’ll be able to use voice search to avoid typing letter by letter. Finally, with this smart TV you’ll have access to a huge selection of apps. I mentioned already that this TV upscales non-4K content, which is awesome, but it also analyzes and improves streaming content to make sure it looks are crispy and pristine as possible. Of course action will looks great with a 120Hz refresh rate and the general picture will look great thanks to Sony’s X1 engine which maximizes color, clarity and contrast. One final thing I love about Sony TVs: you can stream PS3 games on them (no console required).