Black Friday deals for 4k TVs have been announced and there's some great savings to be had. If you've not yet upgraded to the UHD future, now’s the time to do it; whether you're streaming from Netflix or YouTube, or you've got a Sky Sports and/or a BT Sport subscription, there's more content available than there ever has been. More panels support HDR and prices are lower than ever before - and they're going to be even lower over the next few days. We've rounded up the best deals on 4k TVs going and as more Black Friday bargains emerge, we'll add them to this article as well as shouting about them on our main round-up page here. Thinking of picking up a 4k TV? Want a games console to go with that? LG UJ630V - 43, 49, and 55-inch 4k HDR smart TVs LG's UJ630V range of 4k Ultra HD TVs are equipped to handle high dynamic range (HDR) algorithms including HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and HDR 10. Built-in Freeview and Freesat tuners mean you can quickly and easily hook this up to your aerial … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2017: Best 4k TV deals
The release of the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) has unlocked 4K gaming for anyone who's already invested in a 4K TV as well as anyone considering a new TV. Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem now and it has to do with the latest firmware update Sony released. When the PS4 Pro launched last month, it shipped with firmware version 3.70. This had been replaced with version 4.00, an updated that unlocked a number of specific features including High Dynamic Range (HDR). More recently, Sony released version 4.05 on October 25 with the description stating, "This system software update improves the quality of the system performance." This new updated caused a major issue for some 4K TV owners. After installing it, a PS4 Pro can no longer display a video signal on certain 4K TV models. It could leave users thinking their console has been bricked. Fret not, there is a fix. Reddit user Bravo514 experienced the no signal problem on his Vizio D Series 4K TV. After some … [Read more...] about How to Fix the PS4 Pro ‘No Signal’ 4K TV Problem
LG will ring in the New Year by unveiling a new 4K Ultra HD TV series with "quantum dot" technology. The set will be on display at January's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and LG's lineup promises a wider color palette and better color saturation than conventional LCD TVs. Most notably, LG's new sets come with "quantum dot" technology, which is often used in medical sensors and lighting systems. Composed of nanoparticles that react to light and electricity, each quantum dot emits a different color depending on its size. By adding a film of dots in front of the LCD backlight, picture color reproduction rate and overall brightness are significantly improved, LG said. Ideal for 4K content, the technology enhances the company's current Ultra HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays and increases high color accuracy by more than 30 percent. "Quantum dot's vibrant and vivid color reproduction capabilities brings LG's LCD TVs to the next level when it comes to picture … [Read more...] about LG Tips Quantum Dot 4K TVs for CES
Every January, tech insiders try to predict what will succeed and fail in the coming year. In 2018, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cryptocurrency are popular buzzwords, but according to the Consumer Technology Association, the organization behind CES, a familiar segment will top futuristic tech this year. As Statista outlines above, CTA projects that 4K TV sales in the US will hit $15.9 billion in 2018, leaving other emerging tech categories far behind. Despite their prices having come down significantly in the past couple of years, the pace at which 4K TVs are replacing HDTVs is expected to yield healthy year-over-year growth of 14 percent. Related Articles The Best TVs of 2018 The Best TVs of 2018 Consistent with other market assessments, CTA indicates that this year will be a robust one for smart speakers. Fueled by the entry of Apple and others, as well as expanded portfolios from Amazon and Google, the market is expected to nearly double to $3.8 billion, … [Read more...] about Smart Speakers Pick Up Steam, But 4K TVs Lead the Pack
Ultra high-definition (4K) technology has loomed over the television industry for years. Just over a decade ago we made the jump from standard definition (480p resolution or lower) to high-definition (720p resolution or higher), and many people bought new TVs in the process. Now that it's clear 4K is here to stay, it's time to decide if another upgrade is in order. 4K, which is recognized as 3,840-by-2,160-pixel resolution for televisions, boasts four times the amount of pixels as 1080p displays. 4K televisions have been trickling into the market slowly, seeing similar curves of both adoption and price that HDTVs once had. A few years ago, 4K televisions were incredibly expensive, lacked a standardized format for transmitting video, and very little 4K content was actually available. A lot has changed since then. At the end of 2015, we can freely recommend purchasing a 4K television as your new big screen. The technology and market have matured to the point that it … [Read more...] about Should You Buy a 4K TV Now or Wait?