Deciding to buy a new TV can be an exciting process, but when it comes to what’s available on the market, it can be quite overwhelming. So, before you make that impulse buy, it’s a good idea to get a little more familiar with that the key characteristics are with the brands out there. Of course, finding a TV that suits your specific needs is most important, but for an overview of each brand, we’ve rounded up what the likes of Samsung, Hisense, LG, and JVC are commonly known for.
In addition to a number of other devices and appliances, Samsung has taken the crown as the leader TV brand in the world. With Samsung TVs, you’re guaranteed a certain level of quality, along with the high-end bells and whistles you’d expect on Smart 4K TVs. The company’s own quantum dot LED (QLED) is their proprietary technology which delivers extremely impressive high-contrast displays with fantastic brightness. If you’re looking for an all-rounder TV, Samsung units always deliver.
LG’s own OLED technology has become so highly regarded that its found its way into other manufacturers’ units too. LG’s OLED TVs have a focus on vivid colours, sharp contrast, and gorgeously deep blacks, with LG’s leading webOS smart platform also becoming a firm favourite amongst the other TV operating systems. In addition, LG has been doing some fantastic design work with their range, with the ‘floating glass’ display of their high-end models being notably stunning.
Where quality and price meet, you find Hisense. While not the biggest TV manufacturer in the world and a relative newcomer to the high-end market, Hisense deliver extremely good TVs with a slightly lighter price-tag. Their ULED technology is very impressive, presenting amazing image quality for users. They lack a little on their high-end features, like voice-recognition only being available in some models, but what you lose in the bells and whistles, they make up for in picture quality and price.
South Africans have a great love for JVC TVs, but the Japanese company hasn’t been making the best products in recent years. That’s not to say anyone shouldn’t buy a JVC TV though. If you’re looking for something decent on a budget, JVC has some great displays that’ll save your wallet and give you something to watch Netflix or play games on comfortably. However, expect a slight lack of high-end ‘sheen’ to the image quality and a few missing features that you’ll find on top-tier smart TVs these days.
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