$25K buys a good TV, but 4K's benefits are slim
In November 2012, the first TVs withwent on sale in the United States. The very first was the , but hot on its heels came this Sony XBR-84X900.
As of early 2013, they're still the only 4K TVs you can buy. If you have the money. And you probably don't. The list price is $20,000 for the LG and $25,000 for the Sony.
Both TVs are 84 inches diagonal and equipped with what Sony admits are the same panel (made by LG) and similar backlight technology, namely edge-lit with local dimming. For the extra cash Sony throws in fancier speakers and a free server loaded with a few 4K movies and shorts, but the real selling point of both TVs, if one exists, is the extra resolution of their screens. After all, you can get a for less than half the price.
How to buy a TV in early 2018
The new year is upon us! The latest update to our ever-popular guide provides the best TVs right now, and what to consider for the entire year.
Tomorrow's TVs will disappear when not in use
With the debut of a rollable TV that disappears when not in use, the days of the big black rectangle are numbered.
Samsung's The Wall makes massive, 146-inch modular TV a reality
Using a modular display technology Samsung calls MicroLED, The Wall is truly gigantic, and shipping this year. We took it all in at CES 2018.
Sony’s new 4K, $30K projector is basically furniture
The LSPX-A1 is a novel short-throw projector with a marble top, aluminum legs and a wooden shelf. Really.
Sony expands local dimming X900F LCD to a whopping 85 inches
At CES, one of our favorite LCD TVs of 2017 gets a new huge size and some picture quality extras.
LG OLED TVs don't mess with success in 2018
The best TVs we've ever tested get mostly minor tweaks this year, including improved processing, high frame rate capability and voice control.
At CES, Sony's 2018 A8F OLED TVs still promise peak picture
The companion to Sony's superb 2017 OLED-based TV is very similar, and that's a good thing.
Samsung's best TV uses QLED, local dimming to challenge OLED
The biggest TV maker in the world debuts a tricked-out LCD with a redesigned panel augmented by quantum dots and full array local dimming.
Samsung TVs tap Bixby for voice, SmartThings for home control
The company improves its already excellent Smart TV system with an app for easy setup and smart home control, as well as the Bixby voice assistant.
Westinghouse is powering its 4K TVs with Android -- and they're cheap
They offer scads of apps, built-in Google Assistant and Google Cast capability at low, low prices.
Aren't TV OLED and phone OLED the same thing?
Gorgeous OLED screens come in sizes fit for your hand and your living room wall. Here's how they compare.
5 TV technologies I hope we’ll see at CES 2018 (but probably won’t)
There will be countless amazing TV technology innovations debuting at CES this year. These won’t be among them.
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