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Sony’s 2019 4K UHD TV Lineup How Do They Compare?

Sony’s 2019 4K UHD TV Lineup How Do They Compare?

Sony has announced pricing and availability information for its entire lineup of 2019 TVs. At the top of the heap is a 98-inch behemoth boasting 8K resolution and a fairly ridiculous $70,000 price tag. But the range also includes 4K OLED TVs at competitive prices, and a number of models that will support Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit protocols. Read on to get all the details and see how it fares against the competition.

Sony has announced pricing and availability information for its entire lineup of 2019 TVs. From a 98" 8K behemoth for $78,000 to 43" $650 affordable OLED displays. Checkout the entire lineup here.

— May 22, 2019 23:00 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio Readies Its New 2019 TV Lineup

Vizio Readies Its New 2019 TV Lineup

Vizio is preparing to launch its new lineup of TVs at an upcoming event in New York. The company will announce pricing and availability for the updated P-Seres, M-Series, and V-Series UHDTVC models, which were first introduced at CES. New for 2019 is the flagship P-Series Quantum X collection, which will push beyond the already impressive performance of the PQ65-F1 that recently received a very favorable review here at Audioholics. Read on to learn more.

Display giant Vizio will soon announce pricing and availability for the updated P-Seres, M-Series, and V-Series UHDTV models, which were first introduced at CES 2019. Will they beat the competition?

— April 29, 2019 22:00 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) 4K/UHD TV Review

Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) 4K/UHD TV Review

There's no better time to buy a 4K/UHD TV and there's arguably no better high performance value on the market today than Vizio's outstanding P-Series Quantum TV. This 2000 nits light canon can produce breathtaking HDR images, cover nearly 100% of the P3 color gamut and produce rich, deep black levels. Factor in Dolby Vision and HLG HDR, an outstanding Chromecast implementation, and compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's HomeKit (via firmware update) and you have a TV that rightly deserved one of our product of the year awards for 2018.

Vizio's P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) is a reference-grade 4K/UHD TV delivering breathtaking 4K and HDR images with 2000 nits peak brightness and covering nearly 100% of the P3 color gamut under $2,000.

— April 15, 2019 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

Sony Aims High With Twin Flagship ‘Master Series’ TVs

Sony Aims High With Twin Flagship ‘Master Series’ TVs

With its new Master Series TVs, Sony aims to bring professional image quality into the home. The Master Series includes the A9F OLED and Z9F LCD models, both of which use Sony’s next-generation X1 Ultimate video processor. Will these new TVs make Sony the undisputed image-quality champion?

The new Sony Master Series TVs include the A9F OLED and Z9F LCD models. Both use Sony’s next generation X1 Ultimate video processor. Will these TVs make Sony the undisputed image-quality champion?

— October 10, 2018 09:00 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung’s 85-inch Q900FN 8K TV Lands In The U.S.

Samsung’s 85-inch Q900FN 8K TV Lands In The U.S.

Samsung’s Q900FN will begin shipping in October, making it the first 8K TV available in the United States. The 85-inch QLED display delivers over 33 million pixels — four times more than a 4K TV. But with no 8K content expected any time in the near future, is an 8K screen really necessary, or is it just a gimmick?

Samsung’s Q900FN will begin shipping in October, making it the first 8K TV available in the United States. But with no native 8K content available is this just a gimmick? Read on.

— September 07, 2018 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

CEDIA Amazing Displays- Sony VPL-W5000ES and X900C, Vizio RS120-B3

CEDIA Amazing Displays- Sony VPL-W5000ES and X900C, Vizio RS120-B3

We saw three amazing displays at CEDIA this week. Sony's VPL-W5000ES, a 4K SXRD laser light source projector, Vizio's RS120-B3 120" Reference Series 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, and Sony's X900C 65" 4K Ultra HDTV their thinnest TV yet. As CEDIA is primarily an installer show the displays options were a little sparse, but we still had a chance to view some amazing displays and companies were eager to show us what they had to offer. Since CEDIA was held in Dallas, Texas this year we could say that the theme of standout displays was Everything is bigger in Texas and usually that comes with a price tag to match. So without further ado here are the top three displays at CEDIA 2015.

We saw three amazing displays at CEDIA this week. Sony's VPL-W5000ES, a 4K SXRD laser light source projector, Vizio's RS120-B3 120" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, and Sony's X900C 65" 4K Ultra HDTV.

— October 28, 2015 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung 2014 Display Lineup Preview

Samsung 2014 Display Lineup Preview

When we saw all the new 4k curved displays at CES, we were afraid that much like 3D, this new "feature" was going to be shoved down our throats. Samsung has allayed our fears with their new 2014 line of displays. While many are curved, some aren't. Prices and screen sizes are large but there is a lot of technology in these 4k displays. On top of this Samsung hasn't abandoned 1080p with two new lines - one of which is curved as well.

Preview: Samsung's new 2014 line of displays feature both 4k and 1080p models. Some are curved and others aren't. All have top-notch technology and a price-tag to match.

— April 14, 2014 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E-Series LED Displays Preview

Vizio E-Series LED Displays Preview

Vizio's new E-Series continues their tradition of low prices and dropping 3D. Sporting models from 23- to 70-inches, the E-Series runs the gamut. The smaller models have edge-lit backlighting, while others have normal LED backlighting. Smart models all have built-in Wi-Fi and smart TVs 39-inches and larger have local dimmable backlighting. While the number of dimmable areas might not impress (from 5 to 16 depending on model), it is better than nothing. Priced between $160 and $1700, these displays are sure to sell well.

Preview: Vizio's new E-Series continues their tradition of low prices and dropping 3D. With models with local dimming and prices from $160 to $1700, these are sure to sell well.

— April 07, 2014 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

Acer K272HUL 27" WQHD LED Display Preview

Acer K272HUL 27" WQHD LED Display Preview

We like seeing displays that can be used in your bedroom or your office. The 27" Acer K272HUL has a better-than-1080p WQHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, two HDMI inputs, and integrated speakers. While its intended use is certainly at a desk, the K272HUL has everything you'd need to watch movies. As more people are using their computer monitors for gaming or other content, having a good all-purpose display is a must. At $450 MSRP, the Acer K272HUL certainly fits the bill. We're curious to see what the street price ends up being on this one.

Preview: The 27" Acer K272HUL has a better than 1080p WQHD resolution, 16:9 aspect, two HDMI inputs, and integrated speakers making it perfect for spreadsheets, games, or movies.

— February 28, 2014 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Displays Preview

VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Displays Preview

The VIZIO P-Series looks top-notch with an Ultra HD panel, 64 areas of dimmable LED backlighting, 802.11ac dual-band MIMO wireless connection, H.265 codec support for 4k streaming, and a variety of sizes. What it doesn't have, and it seems no future VIZIO displays will have either, is 3D. While pricing hasn't been announced, historically, VIZIO has tried to undercut the competition. We can't wait to see what they come up with for the P-Series.

The VIZIO P-Series looks top-notch with an UltraHD panel, 64 areas of dimmable backlighting, 802.11ac dual-band MIMO wireless connection, H.265 codec support for 4k streaming, and a variety of sizes.

— January 08, 2014 20:55 in HDTV Reviews

AOC Q2963PM 29" 21:9 UltraWide IPS LED Monitor Review

AOC Q2963PM 29" 21:9 UltraWide IPS LED Monitor Review

The AOC Q2963PM is an ultra-wide, 29" IPS LED display monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio. That is like having two 4:3 monitors side by side. It will accept two sources and show them to you Picture-in-Picture or Picture-by-Picture. It performed admirably on our HQV tests, it has integrated speakers, HDMI and DVI input (both cannot be active at the same time), and a D-Sub or DP input for your computer. It sports a fairly innovative pivot plate that allows up to 25 degrees of movement on the stand or on a wall mount. While we did find some idiosycracies, all in all, it is an excellent monitor. The only problem is the price. At $500, it certainly isn't cheap and you could easily pay less for two 16:9 monitors of similar sizes.

The AOC Q2963PM is an ultra-wide, 29" IPS LED Monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The only problem is the price. At $500, it certainly isn't cheap and you could easily pay less for two 16:9 monitors.

— September 17, 2013 14:05 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung PN51F8500AF Plasma TV Review

Samsung PN51F8500AF Plasma TV Review

I love plasma TVs. I love how black the blacks get. I think that LCD has gotten tremendously better over the years, but when I come back to plasma it just reminds me of how good television can be. But this isn't a plasma TV technology review, it's a review of Samsung's latest and greatest television, the PN51F8500. This is the best plasma TV Samsung has ever released. In fact, it's probably the best plasma TV we've ever reviewed. In fact, it's probably the best TV you're going to see this year. Just let that sink in a bit...

Samsung's latest and greatest television, the PN51F8500, is the best plasma TV Samsung has ever released. In fact, it's probably the best plasma TV we've ever reviewed. Just let that sink in a bit...

— September 10, 2013 17:00 in HDTV Reviews

VIZIO M801d-A3 80" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D Preview

VIZIO M801d-A3 80" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D Preview

The VIZIO M801d-A3 80" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D may not have the latest Ultra HD/4k resolution, but it also doesn't have a $25,000 price tag. At just under $4k, you can have 80" of 1080p resolution, a full suite of network apps, and passive 3D technology for a lot less. With edge-lit LED backlighting and local dimming, 240Hz refresh rate, and more, it seems impossible that only a few years ago, the same $4000 could barely buy you a 50" with no networking. The VIZIO M801d-A3 80" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D is probably the best argument we've seen for passing on 4K for the foreseeable future.

The VIZIO M801d-A3 80" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D may not have the latest Ultra HD/4k resolution, but it also doesn't have a $25,000 price tag. Passive 3D, built in Wi-Fi, and more.

— July 08, 2013 13:30 in HDTV Reviews

Planar UR8450 Series 4K Displays with 1080p x4 Tiling Preview

Planar UR8450 Series 4K Displays with 1080p x4 Tiling Preview

Planar has announced three new 84" 4K displays. The UR8450LX is your typical display, the UR8450MX can be oriented in portrait as well as landscape, and the UR8450-3D adds 3D with passive glasses. All the displays feature 4k resolution, local dimming LED backlighting, and an energy efficient design. The prices are certainly high but there are not the most expensive sets out there. With very few 4K displays on the market, the ability to provide four 1080p images at the same time natively (something other displays need external hardware for) may be enough differentiation to influence buyers to choose one of the UR8450 displays. As for us, we'll wait a few years until the prices come down to a more reasonable level.

Planar has announced three new 84" 4K displays. The UR8450LX is your typical display, the UR8450MX can be oriented in portrait as well as landscape, and the UR8450-3D adds 3D with passive glasses.

— June 10, 2013 15:25 in HDTV Reviews