The new TVs are getting bigger, ready for 8K and with many more features for those who love streaming or video games. Here are the 5 best models to choose your new TV
2021 is the right year to choose new TVs. Not only because the pandemic forces us more and more to spend our evenings in the living room, but also because the arrival of the new digital terrestrial system risks making more than 30 million devices obsolete throughout Italy. The strong technological investment in recent years has fragmented the market, making it difficult to find the right model for you. What is certain is that a simple 4K smart TV on large format is no longer enough, now we have to look to the future and take into consideration giant 85-inch displays, 8K panels and many other features that can make us comfortable. What is the starting point for choosing the best?
First, select the technology that interests you the most. The best options of the moment are OLED, QLED and LED. Let’s start from the end, LED TVs are the old liquid crystal televisions: cheap, bright but with many defects. Some houses have replaced them with an updated version (the mini LEDs or QNEDs announced by LG) and are a good budget alternative to the more expensive models. Then there is the usual duel between QLED, an evolution of LEDs with a nanocrystal filter that improves color rendering and OLED, self-emitting panels, in which each pixel is able to emit light autonomously, giving it the ability to create the perfect black and thus obtain an infinite contrast ratio. Pending the arrival of the micro LED at the end of the year, considered the next evolutionary step in the TV field by combining the best of the two technologies, it is difficult to say which is better, it depends on your tastes: if you want a bright and saturated image, choose QLED if you want an image with more contrast then the OLED is for you.
Then look at the cut that best suits the size of your living room and look for some technical features that can make you comfortable: if you love to play and you have the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X you need a TV compatible with the HDMI 2.1 port that maximizes their performance. , while if you like Netflix you can take a look at the HDR models to improve the performance of movies and TV series. To try to help you in your choice, we have selected the 5 best TVs coming in 2021 trying to find the best alternative for everyone. Unfortunately they are not yet available in Italy and their selling price has not been formalized.
LG G1 neo:
LG is the brand that brought OLED technology to success and now aims to further improve it with the new neo OLED panels, characterized by greater brightness for images characterized by surprising clarity, detail and realism. The new G1 range uses a new α9 Gen 4 AI processor that leverages deep learning to improve upscaling, making content of any quality perfect for large displays. It also integrates a new version of LG AI Sound Pro, which boasts two major innovations for 2021. Virtual 5.1.2 surround up-mixing delivers an incredibly immersive sound experience via the TV’s built-in speakers, while Auto Volume Leveling ensures a constant volume level when switching from one channel to another, or from one streaming app to another. Then there is the HDR, the HDMI 2.1 port and support for Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos to take the viewer’s immersion to a whole new level. It will be available in the spring in 55-, 65- and 77-inch sizes.
Samsung’s answer is called Quantum Mini Led, a kind of enhanced QLED precisely controlled by Quantum Matrix technology and the Neo Quantum processor, a powerful optimized image processor. Quantum Matrix technology enables ultra-precise backlight control, reducing blooming and allowing viewers to enjoy the content to the fullest. In practice, it increases the luminance scale allowing you to obtain even darker dark areas and even brighter bright areas, for a more precise and immersive HDR experience. The new borderless and bezel-less look is also nice, bringing the viewer really into the center of the action. Available in 65, 75 and 85 inch sizes, it will have an HDMI 2.1 interface with the possibility of 8K upscaling at 60 Hz.
Sony Bravia XR Z9J:
The new TV line implements Sony’s best proprietary technologies to faithfully reproduce the intentions of the content creators on the screen. With this new range, Sony aims to deliver the most immersive viewing experience on the market, with industry-leading image quality, innovative audio and a smooth user experience, all on large premium screens that please both those looking for OLED and LED panels.
The flagship model is the Z9J, equipped with the new Cognitive Processor XR, a completely new processing system, which goes beyond conventional AI and which has been designed to replicate the listening and viewing modes of the human brain. When we observe something, we unconsciously focus on certain points. The Cognitive Processor XR, equipped with cognitive intelligence, divides the screen into numerous areas and detects the position of the “focal point” in the image. The new Cognitive Processor XR simultaneously performs a cross-analysis of multiple elements, just like our brain does. In this way, all the elements are adjusted jointly with each other, resulting in a better final result, in which every factor is synchronized and the scene appears realistic. You can have it in 75 and 85 inch sizes.
Calibrated by Hollywood’s best colorists, Panasonic OLED TVs are a great alternative for watching movies and TV series in high quality. But the JZ2000 model takes it a step further, also winking at gamers, who will be thrilled by the minimal latency ensured by the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and HFR (High Frame Rate) of HDMI 2.1. Not only that: those who do not like to tinker with controls and settings will immediately fall in love with the JZ2000 thanks to the new processor that uses AI to identify what type of content is being played and automatically calibrate sound effects and images, creating an absolutely perfect experience. without moving a finger. The addition of the side-emitting speakers to the fabulous speaker upfiring set up helps to build an enveloping surround sound that completely immerses the viewer in movies, sports and video games. Coming in the course of 2021 in 55 and 65 inch formats.
Hisense TriChroma Laser:
Who has tried to mix the cards on the table is Hisense, who has focused on Laser TVs. A very short range projector – is positioned a few centimeters from the wall – combined with a panel to be mounted on the wall capable of ensuring images in 4K and bright enough to be seen even during the day. The TriChroma technology built into Hisense Laser TVs guarantees users extremely real and immersive images for a cinema-like viewing experience. These TV models adopt RGB laser light architecture, which uses three separate lasers to deliver purer colors. With the great advantage of being able to offer really huge dimensions thanks to a panel capable of up to 100 inches and two motorized speakers that appear at the time of switching on.