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The best TVs in 2017

by on March 4, 2018
 


There are a lot of models of TV that released in 2017, from entry level TVs to premium TVs where each of them has advantages and disadvantages to the others. This will certainly make you a little confused to determine when you want to buy a TV.  But basically, there are two options in major technology that offered those are LED and OLED TV, where each of them has advantages and disadvantages to each other. Overall, OLED TVs has better picture quality than LED TVs due it has infinite contrast ratio and other advantages offered, but the price tends to be more expensive than LED TVs. On the other hand, the advantage that offered by LED TVs, they usually have far brighter peak brightness than OLED TVs. Choose between OLED TVS and LED TVs certainly is depending on your need.

Best TV in 2017 for Gaming

Before we buy TV for gaming, of course we should know first, what aspects need to be considered. The expecting of picture quality, there are some other aspects that should be considered in order to play game feel comfortably. Since most of games usually need fast movement, choose TV with excellent motion handling certainly will be a best option. Additionally, in order to play game feel responsively, you must also choose the TV that has low input lags. Not just that, if you often play games with a group of families or friends, the side viewing angle coverage also must be considered. Below are some models you can consider when you want to buy a TV for gaming.

In higher-end, you will have no difficulty in choosing a TV for gaming. Almost all of them have excellent picture quality, excellent motion handling, and low input lags. There some models from LG like OLED E7, OLED G7, and OLED C7 or some models from Samsung like its QLED TV lineup including Q9F, Q8C, or Q7F. All of them offer excellent motion handling and low input lags. Meanwhile, there are no Sony TVs which have excellent input lags, particularly at 1080p inputs.

So which is the best? With excellent picture quality, excellent motion handling, low input lags, and great side viewing angle coverage, LG OLED C7 might be the best higher-end TV for gaming. Performance offered might be similar to OLED E7 or OLED G7, but they are sold far more expensive. On other hand, there is also LG OLED B7A that priced far cheaper but has similar performance to OLED E7, but it is not equipped with built in woofer that makes its audio performance is not as impressive as OLED C7. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean OLED C7 doesn’t have an issue when used to play games. As we know, the major drawback of OLED TVs is about their images retention that is bad. On the other hand, a game usually has static User Interface. This certainly makes playing a single game for a long time will be at risk of burn-in. Although it has some feature to get rid the burn-in, but for you who often play a single game in a long time, you should choose LED TVs like Samsung Q7F or other. Nevertheless, overall, LG OLED C7 is excellent TV for games

LG OLED C7 Review (OLED55C7P OLED65C7P)

LG OLED C7

In middle-end, there are also a lot of options for you. There are LG SJ9500, SJ8500, Samsung MU8000, Samsung MU8500, Samsung MU9000 and other models which have good picture quality, low input lags and excellent motion handling. But overall, Samsung MU8000 offer a bit better performance than others. It has excellent picture quality, excellent images retention, low input lags and good motion handling. Samsung MU9000 might offer similar performance when used to play games, but it is priced more expensive. Meanwhile, the other competitor like LG SJ9500 and SJ8500 also has good motion handling and even its input lags is lower, but they have low native contrast ratio and their image retentions is not as good as Samsung MU8000. But even so, if you often play games with a group of your friends and family, MU8000 has an issue on poor side viewing angle and choose a TV with wider side viewing angle coverage like SJ8500 or SJ9500 might be better. As long as you don’t often play games in a dark room, both of them still offer good picture quality.

Samsung MU8000 ReviewSamsung MU8000

At Entry level TV, Samsung MU6300 might be the best TV for games. For its class, its picture quality is fairly well. It also has excellent input lags in Games mode and good motion handling. But like other LED TVS with VA panel, it has poor side viewing angle that course makes it is less suitable for you who often playing games with a group of your family or friend. As the competitor, there is LG UJ6300 that has lower input lags and better side viewing angle, but like other TVS, its native contrast ratio is low that makes its dark room performance is also poor.

Samsung MU6300 ReviewSamsung MU6300

Best TV in 2017 for Sports

Like for games, for maximum result when playing sport programs, a TV also has excellent motion handling and picture quality. Nevertheless, it doesn’t need excellent low input lags and since the images of sports are usually always dynamic and it doesn’t have static images like User Interface games, the excellent image retentions also are not so required. Additionally, when watching sports, you don’t also need impressive sound quality like when watching movies or playing games.

In higher-end model, you will not be difficult to find a TV that offer great performance when used for watching sports because almost all higher-end models has great performance when used for watching sports. But also considering the price, overall, LG OLED B7A might be the best choice. It has excellent motion handling and superb picture quality, not far different to the higher series like LG OLED C7, E7, or even G7 that sold hundreds to thousand dollars more expensive. Additionally, it also has excellent side viewing angle coverage that allows you to watch sports with a group of your friend or family where each of you certainly watches TV from different viewing angle. Meanwhile, its drawback on images retention should not be a problem since sports usually has dynamic picture. A bit drawback is about its peak brightness that is not so bright, makes it is not the best choice when used in very bright room. So, if you often watch TV in a bright room, LED TVs like Samsung Q7F or Sony X900 might be a better alternative for you.

LG OLED B7 Review

LG OLED B7

 In middle range, there are also a lot of options for you. There are Samsung MU9000, MU8000, MU8500, Sony X930E, X900E, LG Sj9500, LG SJ8500 and more. All of them have excellent picture quality and motion handling that makes them have great performance when used for watching sports and among them, overall, Sony X900E might be the best. In addition to its price is affordable, it also has excellent native contrast ratio, bright peak brightness, wide color gamut, and its pixel response time is a bit lower than the competitors. Nevertheless, its poor viewing angle coverage limits the viewers to watch TV from the center and front only. It certainly is not suitable for you who often watch sports with a group of your friend or family where they usually watch TV from multiple angles. Nevertheless, if you are searching TV with wider viewing angle, Sony X850E might be a better alternative for you because it uses IPS Panel. But unfortunately, it is only available with big screen size, 65 inch and 75 inch.

Sony X900E ReviewSony X900E

In entry level model, Sony X720E might be the best choice for you. Although its pixel response time is a bit higher than the competitor like Samsung MU6300, MU7000, LG UJ6300, LG UJ7700 or others, but it has far better image flicker and wide viewing angle coverage, makes it is as the best entry level TV for sports. But the issue, its native contrast ratio is low, makes it is not suitable when used to watch sports in a dark room environment. But even so, if you prefer watch sports in a dark room, Samsung MU6300 or Samsung MU7000 might be a good alternative for you. But the drawback, since they use VA panel, their side viewing angle coverage is n poor.

Sony X720E ReviewSony X720E

Best TV in 2017 for Movies

For watching movies, you certainly need a TV that has excellent picture quality, good motion handling for fast paced movies, and impressive sound quality. Additionally, since most of people watch TV in a dark room, it must also have strong native contrast ratio. Although you might not sensitive to judder, this would be nice if you also consider its ability to remove the judder. Not even just that, since there are a lot of HDR movies that released in the market, of course, you should choose a TV with great HDR performance and support a lot of HDR formats. Fortunately, there are a lot of TVs that offer performance like you need.

At higher end model, almost all of them offer performance that meet what you need. But even so, also considering the price, overall, LG OLED C7 might be the best among them. Like other model of OLED TVs, it has infinite native contrast ratio, bright peak brightness, wide peak brightness, good judder handling and good performance on other aspect which required. Additionally, compared to other model of OLED TVs, its price is more affordable, while compared to OLEDD B7A that sold cheaper, its audio performance is more impressive. OLED C7 also already supports most of HDR formats like HDR 10, Dolby Vision, HLG, and even Advanced HDR. OLED C& is also equipped with built-in subwoofer for delivering impressive sound quality. But a bit drawback, its peak brightness is still less than 1000 nits and a bit less ideal to deal the glare of ambient light when used in a very bright room environment with a lot of light or sunny window. Nevertheless as long as you don’t often watch movies in a very bright room, it is still the best TV for movies. But even so, if you want a TV with excellent peak brightness, Sony X930E or Samsung Q7F might be a good alternative for you.

LG OLED C7 Review (OLED55C7P OLED65C7P)LG OLED C7

In middle-range, you also not too difficult to find a TV that has great performance when used for watching movies. But overall, Sony X900E might be the best. Its native contrast ratio is a bit stronger than the competitor. Additionally, it also has brighter peak luminance than the competitors. Its ability to remove the judder is also excellent, no matter the frame rate of the movies. But unfortunately, it only support HDR 10 and HLG only and doesn’t yet support Dolby Vision. The major drawback, its side viewing angle coverage is poor. As the alternative, there is Sony X850E with IPS panel that has wide viewing angle coverage. But as the consequence, you should avoid to watch movies in a dark environment due it has low native contrast ratio.

Sony X900E ReviewSony X900E

In entry level, almost all models only can remove the judder from 24p movies like Blu Ray movies, while from 24p via 60p or 60i signals, they don’t have this ability. Fortunately, most of people don’t sensitive to judder, so this should not be considered seriously. For this case, Sony X690E might be the best. As an entry level TV, what offered by Sony X690E is fairly good. It has good native contrast ratio, good motion handling, and the ability to remove the judder from 24p movies like Blu Ray player. Nevertheless, like most TV with VA panel, its side viewing angle coverage is poor, so watch TV from the side should be avoided. But unfortunately, in the market, it only comes with 50 inch, 60 inch, 70 inch. As an alternative, there is Samsung MU6300 that stronger native contrast, and overall, it actually has a bit better picture quality than X690E. But it motion handling is not as good as X690E that certainly makes its performance is not good as X690E when playing fast movies. Additionally, MU6300 doesn’t have the ability to remove judder, even when the source is 24p video like Blu Ray Movies. But as mentioned, since most people don’t sensitive to judder, we can ignore this issue.

Sony X690E ReviewSony X690E

Best TV in 2017 for Watching TVs Shows

If your main consideration in buying TVs is for watching TVs shows like News, The Series, Talk Show, and others, criteria that should be considered is simpler. As long as this TV has good picture quality, good reflection handling, and decent sound performance, it is suitable for watching TVs shows. Since the criteria that should be considered for watching TV is simple, almost all TVs is suitable for this type of usage, even for entry level TVs with more affordable price. TV with more expensive price that usually has a better picture quality might give you some more satisfaction, but the difference might not too significant.

In high-end model, there is LG OLED B7A that might be the best TV for watching TV shows like news, talk show, the series, and more. As we know, all of OLED TVs, from the cheapest model to most expensive model offer similar picture quality. They have excellent picture quality with infinite contrast ratio and bright peak luminance, and excellent reflection handling, allow you to watch TV shows in the day time with consistent picture quality. Additionally, OLED TV also has excellent viewing angle coverage, allows the users to watch TV from multiple angles without losing excellent picture quality.That differentiates is usually about their sound performance, design, and some features. On the other hand, LG OLED B7A is the cheapest model of OLED TVs, but its picture quality is similar to other model that price hundred even thousands dollar more expensive.

LG OLED B7 Review

In the mid-range model, since the criteria that should be considered is simple, you will not be difficult to find good TV for watching TV shows due almost all models do a great job for this type of usage. But of course, among them, there certainly is the best.  For this case, Samsung MU9000 might be the best. Its excellent picture quality, good sound performance and good reflection handling make you comfort when enjoying TV shows in the day time or in the night. But unfortunately, its side viewing angle is poor, so watching TV from a side should be avoided if you don’t want to lose its excellent picture quality. As the alternative, there is LG SJ8500 or Sony X850E with IPS panel that offer good side viewing angle coverage. But their contrast is relatively low, make their performance is not so good when used in a dark room.

Samsung MU9000 Review

In entry level model, you will not also difficult to find good TV for watching TV Shows. There is MU6300, MU6500, and MU6290 from Samsung, UJLG6300 from LG and X690E or X720E from Sony. But among them, Sony X720E might be the best. It uses IPS panel that has wide viewing angle coverage. Additionally, its peak brightness is also quite bright to deal with the glare when used in a bright room or in the day time. But the issue, its native contrast ratio is relatively low, make it is not suitable when used in a dark environment. As an alternative, there is Samsung MU6300 that has excellent native contrast ratio, makes it does a good job when used in a dark environment. But like other TV with VA panel, it side viewing angle is poor.

Sony X720E Review

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