Sharp HD images and lots of extra: TV have developed into smart-rounders. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS shows you the best models of all classes and says what is really important when buying.
Kaum has established itself HDTV, the producers already drive the next sow through the village: Ultra-HD is the newest craze. Should we rely on the new technology when buying a TV? Or does a Full-HD device? And what about all the other cryptic abbreviations and technical terms is facing teeming in advertisements and data sheets?ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS clarifies and explains what it takes to TV-buying.
- 1 HDMI, USB, 100 Hertz – what does all this mean?
- 2 Attractive deals: Samsung UE55J5550
- 3 Well connected: Panasonic TX-50CSW524
- 4 The bestsellers: Samsung Series 6
- 5 With Ambilight and Android: Philips PUK7100 and PUS8601
- 6 Sharp Android: Sony KD-55X8505C
- 7 Smart TV with simple operation: LG UF8509
- 8 Setting the TV properly: So it works
- 9 Make more of it: Top Accessories for TV
HDMI, USB, 100 Hertz – what does all this mean?
For all conceivable setter the TV must have suitable connections: For Recorder, Receiver, PlayStation & Co many HDMI inputs are accordingly required. Three or four of them are common and usually sufficient, because thanks to built HDTV receiver for cable and satellite, a separate receiver is needed. Many TVs even allow the waiver of a recorder.The television company TV program on commercially available USB hard disks. That works with timer programming at the disconnected TV. Additional USB ports are required to play photos or videos of memory sticks or hard drives. The Hertz number originally stood for the number of images that displays a TV per second. Normal is 50 Hz, better TV set at twice the frame rate of 100 Hz cash movements and sharper. With electronic tricks producers try to increase the sharpness in motion further. They then apply with higher hertz numbers. With the frame rate that has to do very little – it is advertising nonsense.
Attractive deals: Samsung UE55J5550
The Samsung with the funny many fives in the type designation provides good image quality with natural colors and for this price range comprises outstanding facilities with three HDMI ports for PlayStation, Apple TV and more. Even a network connection and Wi-Fi are available, so you can look around from Netflix or Amazon without additional equipment videos. That the J5550 movements somewhat jerky reproduces as more expensive competitors and consolidated brothers, you can not bear considering the price. As a compact 80-centimeter model of UE32J5550 costs only about 300 euros , the largest and tested version is available for just 800 euros . Similarly, if the J5550 is to be a second TV: It is already for the 2016 upcoming HDTV reception via antenna (DVB-T2 HD).Most other cheap TV need a satellite or cable connection for HDTV.
Well connected: Panasonic TX-50CSW524
The Panasonic CSW524 has similar equipment such as the J5550 from Samsung and also an interesting Extra: With the satellite IP feature satellite TV is also in rooms without antenna cable receivable – The Panasonic accesses satellite TV in the home network to the satellite IP server (eg Kathrein EXIP 414 , 180 euros) or more expensive Panasonic TV feed as the CXW754. In testing , there was little to complain about on image and operation, only the sound is somewhat muffled. The price starts at 500 euros for the 102-centimeter model TX-40CSW524 the 127 centimeter TX 50CSW524 costs around 700 euros . Models with an S at the end have a silver instead of the usual black frame.
The bestsellers: Samsung Series 6
Samsung’s average 6 Series is the best seller among televisions. No wonder: There are models in all possible equipment variants and sizes including Ultra-HD and Curved Display. But beware, not all are attractive 6: The model J6150 about you can emphasize confidently. It has only two HDMI inputs, so as to the connection of PlayStation and Soundbar not reserve more for a digital camera or a recorder is free. Also, only one USB port is something a little today. And above all, you save almost opposite the next best, highly recommended model: TheJ6250 has like most other models in the series 6 whopping four HDMI and three USB ports. He also delighted in the test with natural colors and good sharpness, which is largely maintained even in motion. With 80 centimeters image size of costs UE32J6250 to350 euros . The largest possible version is the 152 centimeter UE60J6250 for 1,200 euros. The J6350 is technically comparable has a curved display – a matter of taste. The additional cost for this is around 100 euros. Away Who sits only 2 to 3 meters from the well-TV and a very large model searches, which should be the JU6450 look. This is Samsung’s low to ultra-high-definition televisions . Also liked the test with great amenities and natural colors. The sharpness is better than the Full HD model J6250, in fast motion but poor. For good 800 euros is UE55JU6450 all of the currently most attractive television. The JU6550 is technically comparable features a curved display and is much more expensive. The JU6580 is the Curved model in white. The models JU6480, JU6485, JU6490 JU6495 and are identical to the JU6450 and differ only in their feet and colors. And then there are the Series 6 have a special tip: The JU6850 waiting with Nano-Crystalline technology the expensive 9 Series on. The causes crisper colors what theJU6850 in the test brought a slightly better picture than the score otherwise virtually identical JU6450. The UE55JU6850 cost around 1,100 euros , which UE60JU6850 nearly1,800 euros . The JU6050 turn is a JU6850 with one HDMI and USB port less.
With Ambilight and Android: Philips PUK7100 and PUS8601
With Philips is really colorful: The modelsPUK7100 and PUS7600 have in the back of LED strips that match the current TV picture the wall illuminate color behind the TV – a wide area. The Philips PUK7100 liked in the test with its crisp image. The Android OS offers a wide selection App with many famous smartphone games, but could be a bit tough use. For an ultra-HD device tested fell 49PUK7100 with its 124 centime t er screen diagonal also from something small – because you have to almost 2 meters zoom back in order to recognize the benefits of 4K can. The 140-centimeter 55PUK7100 for 1,500 euros is meaningful. A little more expensive but slightly better in the test was the sister model PUS7600. Since the Ambilight is on three sides instead of two sides, the Android operating system reacted faster, and movements looked slightly sharper. In addition to the summer of 2016, this model HDTV reception via antenna allow. Promises for the UHD channels by satellite Philips an update for both 7-series. The 55PUS8601 can at the factory.
Sharp Android: Sony KD-55X8505C
As Philips continues Sony also on Android as an operating system for its televisions. The app selection with plenty of games is almost the same as with Philips, meaningless for TV apps about to navigation there is not even in the special TV Play Store. The menus are at Sony but somewhat cumbersome and cluttered. For the timelessly elegant appearance of liked X8505C in the test, the better the image quality with its superior Ultra HD sharpness as well. The remarkable sharpness is largely maintained even in motion. For currently around 1,800 euros of 140 centimeters is KD-55X8505C a good buy.
Smart TV with simple operation: LG UF8509
For Smart TV super class often heard a second remote control that is designed to simplify the handling of menus and apps: it leads a movement to control a cursor according to a hand gesture on the screen. Best is currently LG with its Magic Control order. The LGs like also with their Web OS surface on which can be favorite apps and functions simply place in a fast-access menu bar. An image quality of UF8509 there were in the test little to complain about. On the contrary, for a LCD or LED device the LG liked even with a large viewing angle, the colors even when viewed from the side still makes them look strong.With 140 centimeters image size of costs
Setting the TV properly: So it works
The picture quality is neither happiness nor taste. Good TV can be adjusted with little effort so that faces have a natural color, a deep green lawn and not garish green and from deep black to bright white all shades are seen. Current TV devices have two basic settings, between which you can choose one of the first Installation Steps: There is a home-mode and a store mode, which is intended for shops. According gaudy looks the picture, so that the TV in the bright electric market can enforce against others. In dimly lit living room of the mode is best to bear with sunglasses. Therefore it is essential to select the Home mode. The offers from the menu more picture modes. The default setting is often colorful, oversubscribed and detailarm. Corrections can be a change in the movie mode. Depending on the manufacturer’s of even Cinema or Movie.ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS shows the matching image settings for the major brands. Perfectionists can with special test patterns still operate fine-tuning.
Make more of it: Top Accessories for TV
A new TV is the first step to home theater experience – but for really good sound and a top program you need to beef up the TV yet. ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS presents the most popular accessory and reveals which Sound Bar, projector, AV receiver, 5.1 speaker and Blu-ray players most often go beyond the counters. Click through the overview.