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The Best 4K TVs for Watching Movies and More

Summer is a great time to upgrade your home theatre with a new TV.

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Need a new TV to binge watch your favorite movies? With a 4K TV, you’ll get theater-level clarity right in your living room.

4K TVs are designed to deliver crisp and clear images with more color resolution and deeper picture depth for a truly immersive viewing experience. Because there are so many options to choose from, we found some of the best 4K UHD and Ultra HD TVs from top brands including LG, Sony, Hisense, Toshiba, and Insignia. While the roundup features mostly 50″ to 75″ TVs, you can get 4K TVs in a variety of different sizes. See our list below, and for more shopping recommendations check out best soundbars, best Blu-ray players, and more home theater upgrades.

Caixun 50-Inch Smart LED 4K TV

This 55″ 4K LED smart TV from Caixun will take your movie viewing to the next level. It boasts 4K UHD technology for a clear, crisper picture resolution, and a slim LED display so that you can place it in any room (mounting hardware sold separately ). The Bluetooth-enabled TV also supports Google Assistant and Chromecast, to easily access the latest from Netflix, Prime Video, Google Play, and other streaming platforms.

Insignia 43-Inch Smart UHD 4K TV

The Insignia 43” inch 4K smart TV is a pretty solid option for the price, and if you act now you’ll save $100. The TV features Ultra HD picture quality with over eight million pixels to deliver stunning clarity, deep contrast, and vivid colors to watch your favorite movies and TV shows in ultra-high definition. The Fire TV remote lets you easily launch apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, with just one button (you can also use Alexa voice-control).

Samsung 75-Inch Q60T QLED Smart TV

Perfection doesn’t exist, but this smart TV gets pretty close. Thanks to the power of Quantum Dot technology, Samsung’s QLED TV produces over a billion shades of coloring to make sure that the picture stays bright, no matter how dim the lighting in the room may be. The TV includes a 4K resolution design, 4K quantum processor, and dual LED lighting. This isn’t your typical smart TV, it’s an “intuitive” device that will learn what kind of programs you like and make suggestions based on your preference. If you want something smaller, check out the Samsung 58″ 4K Crystal UHD TV.

LG 65” 4K OLED Smart TV

Step your game up with this LG 65” OLED C1 smart TV. Whether you’re watching sports, movies or gaming, no detail goes unseen. Besides a 4K processor, the TV has self-lit pixels that emit their own light for infinite contrast, intense color, and stunning picture, paired with LG’s best to make the quality that much better. Additionally, the LG OLED C1 model features automatic picture and sound adjustments, advanced gaming technology such as NVIDIA G-SYNC, and a Game Optimizer giving you easier access to all your game settings. It has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, and HDMI connection, plus built-in Alexa and Google Assistant.

Hisense 55-inch class H8 4K ULED Smart TV

Hisense is an affordable brand that tends to get high marks from users. This 55″ 4K ULED smart TV uses quantum dot technology, along with Dolby vision HDR picture, Dolby atoms sound technologies. It’s also Alexa-enabled and Bluetooth compatible, with HDMI, and ethernet capabilities.

TCL 50-Inch 4K UHD Smart Roku TV

Another budget-friendly option, TCL offers some of the most affordable LED TVs on the market. This 50” TV has built-in Roku so you can access thousands of streaming channels featuring over 500,000 movies and TV shows. The direct-lit LED serves up stunning picture quality with high dynamic range (HDR). The TV also comes equipped with multiple inputs including: HDMI, USB, WiFi, a jack for headphones, and optical audio port. You can also get a TCL 55″ on sale at Walmart for $529.

Toshiba 55-Inch 4K UHD TV

You’ll get lots of bang for your buck with the Toshiba 55” 4K UHD TV, which lets you seamlessly integrate live TV and streaming channels. The Fire TV features Dolby Vision HDR with 4K HDR picture quality, and it’s super easy to set up (just plug it in and connect to WiFi). The remote control has Alexa built-in so you can use voice control to watch your favorite content, surf the web, and more.

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