Smart TVs aren’t just popular, they’re the status quo now. As an example, every single model on our list of the best TVs you can buy is a smart TV. Originally called “connected TVs,” these sets were later branded as “smart TVs” by companies such as Samsung and LG. Even the models on our list of the best TVs under $500 are all smart TVs.
The major feature separating smart TVs and not-so-smart TVs is an internet connection. Nearly all smart TVs come equipped with both an Ethernet port and built-in Wi-Fi support, so they should be able to connect from anywhere in your house. Generally speaking, Wi-Fi should be fast enough for most purposes, but if you plan on streaming games or 4K content, you might want to hardwire to your network instead.
5 Best Smart TV:
Virtually every major TV manufacturer makes a smart TV today, with the trend toward making every set “smart.” A smart TV uses either a wired Ethernet connection or built-in Wi-Fi to connect to a home network for internet access. Most models today have built-in Wi-Fi, but check that it does before you buy. For streaming movies, some sets support the latest and fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
LG Electronics 55UK6300PUE 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
The UK6300 is crafted with a slim, seamless body that’s ideal for any room aesthetic. This new LG UHD TV with AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ becomes the hub for the smart home: Using Intelligent Voice control, speak into the LG Magic Remote* to pull up family photos, control light settings, check the weather and more. The UK6300 uses a powerful quad-core processor that minimizes video noise, enhances sharpness and assures accurate colors for a remarkably lifelike 4K picture. This LG 4K TV supports multiple formats of HDR content, including HDR10 and HLG, both optimized with scene-by-scene picture adjustment.
*Service limited to certain languages. Some features require 3rd party service subscription. Requires LG Magic Remote, sold separately.
Dimensions (Wx H x D): TV without stand 49.1″ x 28.7″ x 3.5″, TV with stand: 49.1″ x 30.9″ x 9.1″
LG UHD TVs with AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ become the hub for your connected smart devices. Beyond apps and entertainment, LG AI TV uses intelligent voice control to create a hub for the smart home and beyond.
The multi-format 4K high dynamic range support includes HDR10 and HLG, both with LG’s advanced tone mapping technology that provides scene-by-scene optimization.
2. LG Electronics OLED65C8PUA 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model)
The sleek C8 is designed to elevate a room’s aesthetics while complementing any decor. This new LG OLED TV with AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ becomes the hub for the smart home: Using Intelligent Voice control, speak into the LG Magic Remote to pull up family photos, control light settings, check the weather and more. Movies, sports, and games come to thrilling new life, more immersive with the perfect black and intense color made possible by LG OLED display technology. The new α9 (Alpha9) Intelligent Processor makes the most of the self-illuminating pixels, providing true-to-life images with rich colors, superior sharpness, and enhanced depth. The C8 features comprehensive support of major 4K high dynamic range formats including premium Dolby Vision, as well as HDR10 and HLG.
3. Sony XBR65X900F 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
BEYOND HIGH DEFINITIONThe Sony X900F model television offers the best in 4K HD TV picture quality. With stunning clarity plus high dynamic range color, contrast and detail, and full-array local dimming technology, enjoy a lifelike picture, enhanced contrast and remarkable brightness packed inside an incredibly slim design. ENHANCED QUALITYFeaturing the X1 Extreme Processor, 4K X-Reality PRO and X-tended Dynamic Range PRO 6X, this tv offers superior brightness and a wide contrast range for a premium 4K television experience. Enjoy detailed and powerful real-time image processing whether you are surfing channels, watching a movie or playing a video game.PREMIUM DISPLAYThe Sony X900F includes X-Motion Clarity technology and a TRILUMINOS display. X-Motion offers the best in fast action clarity to control blurriness and maintain smooth, clear and bright images whether you are watching a high-speed chase in an action movie or speed skating. TRILUMINOS combined with 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping provides the widest, brightest and most vivid color palette seen on a tv.VOICE CONTROLThis tv offers voice control compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
4. LG Electronics 32LK540BPUA 32-Inch 720p Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
This LG LED TV, in 720p high definition, gives you a crisp, clear picture that rich with detail. The LEDs brings exceptional brightness to the beautiful high-definition picture, plus Virtual Surround Plus, HDMI, and USB.
Dimensions (Wx H x D): TV without stand 28.8″ x 17.4″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 28.8″ x 18.8″ x 6.9″
Smart Functionality gives you access to your favorite apps and content using webOS. Connectivity Wi-Fi built in 802.11ac
An Array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) across brings exceptional brightness to the beautiful high-definition picture
Virtual Surround Plus adds new life to TV shows and movies with Simulated Surround effect
5. Sony XBR65X850F 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
Beautiful scenery comes to life with the 4K HDR X1 Processor and TRILUMINOS Display in the X850F 4K HDR TV. Lifelike detail is revealed in your favorite entertainment with Dynamic Contrast Enhancement and 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping, displaying contrast and color gradation in stunning accuracy. It doesn’t just display content, it evokes emotion.
Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57 1/8 x 33 x 2 1/8(9/16) inch, TV with stand: 57 1/8 x 35 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch
Stand width: 44 3/8 inch (diagonal) . Take non-HDR content to the next level with the X1 processor and 4K X-Reality PRO
Enjoy smooth and vibrant colors with TRILUMINOS Display & 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping
Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture
Voice-control your TV with Amazon Alexa compatibility. Android TV with Google Assistant technology gives you a genius TV
120Hz native refresh rate plus Motionflow XR technology gives you fast moving action scenes with virtually no motion blur
In a nutshell, a smart TV incorporates an operating system/platform that allows you to access, manage, and view online and network-based media content without the need to connect to an additional box. The main benefit of a smart TV is access to a large number of “channels” that offer TV programs, movies, music, without having to connect a TV antenna or subscribe to a cable/satellite service. Also, some smart TVs may provide web browsing, gaming, as well as access to compatible media content stored on your PC.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 35.6" X 20.5" X 2.9", TV with stand: 35.6" X 22.7" X 7.2"
- Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500, 000 movies and TV episodes, accessible through the simple and intuitive Roku TV
- Toshiba HD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition delivers 720p picture quality with deep blacks and rich colors.
- With the Fire TV experience built-in, enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and more.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9" x 17.1" x 3.2", TV with stand: 28.9" x 19.2" x 7.2"
- Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
- Dimensions (w x H x D): TV without stand: 38.2" x 22.4" x3", TV with stand: 38.2" x 24.5" x 7.6"
- Smart Functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500, 000 movies and TV episodes, accessible through the simple and intuitive Roku TV
- Dimensions (Wx H x D): TV without stand 38.5" x 22.6" x 3.2", TV with stand: 38.5" x 24.8" x 8.5"
- LG UHD TVs with AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ become the hub for your connected smart devices. Beyond apps and entertainment, LG AI TV uses intelligent voice control to create a hub for the smart home and beyond
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