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Best 4K TV 2016: These are the 12 best UHD TVs you can buy

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LG 65EF950V

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Reviewed by John Archer

03 November 2015

LG 65EF950V

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Key Features:

  • 65-inch flat 4K OLED TV
  • WebOS smart TV
  • DLNA and USB support

When LG first started making its lovely OLED TVs, they were all curved. After much demand, they made the flat-screen  LG 65EF950V. It's also one of the best looking TVs we've seen, which kills the idea curved TVs look better. That's nonsense.

As ever with OLED TVs, the contrast and black level is beyond belief. This is a 2015 model and LG's 2016 models are a clear step up. But don't let that put you off, especially when it's now available for £1000 less than its original asking price.

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At time of review the LG 65EF950V was available for £4,999.

Our Score:

9

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Prem Desai

December 18, 2015, 7:13 pm

Really want to get the Sony. However, I'm not sure if it's worth holding on for Dolby Vision (HDR?).

Hank Marvin

May 24, 2016, 8:36 pm

I have had the Sony 65kdx9305c for 11 months. worst TV I have had. don't get me wrong when it works its great.
it just does not work well a lot of he time.
stability poor
picture stutters every day and need a reboot
it has corrupted 3 USB pen drives (2 were brand new)
needs to boot on a regular basis due to various issues. lots more wrong with it.

I suggest keep away from Sony. they can't fix these faults. well they have not done after 11 months

Anton B.

June 12, 2016, 8:38 pm

Seriously? A 40" UHD TV even gets mentioned? To experience 4K on a 40" TV you have to sit one foot or closer to the TV: A 40" UHD TV is basically fraud.

Me

August 27, 2016, 5:58 pm

you don't experience 4k on UHD tv's.

Anton B.

August 27, 2016, 7:11 pm

You "don't experience DCI 4K" since the horizontal resolution of DCI 4K is 4096 and UHD is 3840. However, the only difference perceivable by a user is the aspect ratio, not the resolution. The human eye perceives resolution (sharpness) in moving imagery (within reason) through the vertical resolution (the number of lines of resolution) and not through horizontal resolution. In other words, since UHD and DCI 4K have the same vertical resolution of 2160 pixels, they have the same sharpness when watching movies.

BTW, both DCI 4K and UHD is considered 4K.

Marquer

September 1, 2016, 12:12 pm

I think "Me" meant that you actually dont notice the difference at all from 1080p to 2160p. I dont think he was referring to the 3840 / 4096 horizontal res. difference of the two 4k standards, because it makes no tangible difference, apart from slightly diff. aspect ratio). I have a 40" 4k TV and the problem isn't the resolution (nor the screen size), because when I pause the pic, there are clearly more detail as opposed to the 1080p playback of the same 4k movie. BUT, the 4k playback is generally more dimmed, so the perception is that it's not a higher resolution at all. Best pairing so far is to watch 4K video (my STB requires HEVC) on 1080p res., it definitely gives a sharper pic than that of a native 1080p shot. I say, this is not related to my relatively small screen size of 40" because, by design, no UHD TV supports onboard playback of 4k content (shame!), therefore I bought Technisat UHD receiver box (EUR 499!) last year, but again, it plays UHD picture more dim than on 1080p (HDMI cable is of best quality possible, but still 4k is not sharp enough and the actors' motion not smooth enough, under this setup, at least.) Of course, I could try with a high-end UHD TV to see if theres an advantage, but because of the ambiguous prospects, I'd rather wait with stepping up with UHD now...

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