A TV is usually a major purchase for any entertainment setup, especially when you're looking for one that can display in 4K and HDR. The Chromecast Ultra is a great streaming device to get the content you love at the highest resolution and dynamic range, but you need a TV that supports the standards as well. Nowadays, you're getting a lot of TV for the money as prices on mid-tier models drop and the high-end fluctuates regularly. It's a buyer's market, so if you're thinking about buying now, it's the time to act!
- OLED stunner: LG 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV
- Amazing value: Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV
- Mid-range discount: Samsung NU7100 Series Smart TV
- Tried and true: Sony X900F
- Inexpensive option: TCL S425
- Money's no object: Samsung QLED Q90
LG 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV
LG's OLED TVs are a thing of beauty. They bring perfect blacks and vivid color with incredibly sharp images and crystal-clear motion. If you want the best of the best in a TV, you'll look for LG OLED. The base 55-inch model comes complete with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built in, plus Dolby Atmos sound, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG for 4K HDR content.
Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV
Vizio's P-Series TVs strike a perfect balance between quality and price, continually proving to be the best value in the business. For under $1,000, you're getting a 65-inch LCD with 4K HDR, Dolby Vision, and the typical slate of apps. It even has built-in Google Cast support if you don't want to plug in a separate dongle.
Samsung NU7100 Series Smart TV
Samsung's 7 Series TVs aren't the cutting-edge QLED panels that make all the headlines, but they get the job done and provide fantastic value in a 4K HDR TV. You can pick up a 50-inch for $400, and even get a 65-inch for just $700. Those are killer prices for a good TV from a well-respected brand.
Sony's X900F series strikes a really good balance between cost and performance. Starting at around $800 for a 49-inch set, it's cheaper than most of the other big brand names, and the quality is just as good. Sony's LCD panels are amazing, and you won't find any problems with the picture quality or capabilities.
TCL makes solid TVs and does so at incredible prices. You don't get a ton of frills, nor will you get the absolute best picture, but we're talking about a 43-inch 4K TV for under $300 here. This may not be the best choice for your living room, but for other rooms in the house or as a starter set to get into 4K, it's a great choice.
Samsung QLED Q90
Perhaps you have some money to burn and you want one of the best TVs available today. Well, you get a Samsung QLED TV. Not to be confused with OLED, QLED is an LCD-based technology that uses quantum dots for a stunning picture and fantastic response times. You'll pay about $1,000 more than a good mid-range panel of the same size, so you need to really commit to this.
If we're making some suggestions
With a Chromecast Ultra and the right streaming service as a given, any 4K TV is going to a look a whole lot better than an older 1080p set. But just how good it looks will depend on the model you choose and the size.
Any of the TVs on this list will get the job done and wow you with their picture quality, but the best balance of price and amazing quality is the latest LG 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV . For a still-great 4K TV for hundreds less, the Sony X900F is an amazing value. And believe it or not, you can get a 43-inch 4K HDR TV for under $300 with the TCL S425 series .
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