Sharp AQUOS LC-70UD1U THX-Certified 4K UltraHD TV
The Sharp AQUOS LC-70UD1U is one 4K UltraHD TV that is definitely worth checking out. The LC-70UD1U features a large 70-inch screen size complemented by an edge-to-edge thin bezel design.
This set THX Certified for 4K performance and features LED lighting technology, four 4K-compatible HDMI inputs, incorporates 4K upscaling for all sources, provides 3D viewing (using active shutter Bluetooth-enabled glasses - 2 pairs included), and has the same Smart TV internet and network connectivity (including the ability to make Skype video calls) and access that is commonly available on most of Sharp's TV line.
For audio, the LC-70UD1U also provides a built-in dual-subwoofer 35-watt sound system.
Toshiba L9300U Series 4K UltaHD TVs
The L9300U Series 4K Ultra HD TVs come in 58, 65, and 84-inch screen sizes. All of the sets incorporate Toshiba's own CEVO 4K Quad-Dual Core Processor for accurate processing of both native and upscaled 4K content sources that includes a 240Hz screen refresh rate, built-in edge enhancement, and UltraClear Dynamic Noise Reduction.
For connectivity, the L9300U series provides HDMI, built-in Wifi, Miracast, and WiDi wireless connection options for easy content access from both network/internet sources and compatible portable devices and PCs.
Read the Official Toshiba Announcement for more details on the L9300U series 4K Ultra HD TVs.
Seiki SE50UY04 50-inch 4K Ultra HD TV
What can possibly follow the $40,000 Samsung UN85S9? How about taking 4K UltraHD TV in the totally opposite direction with a stripped-down model priced at less than $1,500? OK, so it is isn't a Samsung, LG, or Sony, but Seiki has been making TVs for awhile.
Where you save the money is, of course, is that Seiki is a third-tier brand, and the TV does not provide any real extra features - the black levels are not that impressive, there is no 3D, no internet streaming, and the stand is not as sturdy as it could be, but it does display a native 4K resolution image from 4K sources and can upscale 1080p to 4K.
Let's face it, if you have a little spare cash and want to be the first on your block to own a 4K UltraHD TV, the Seiki SE50UY04 is one way to do it. For more details on whether this TV is right for you, read my more extensive report.
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Also Available in a larger 55-inch screen size. Compare Prices for the SE55UY04.
Hisense 55T880UW LED/LCD Smart 4K Ultra HDTV
Hisense joins in on the 4K UltraHD bandwagon with its first U.S. entry, the 55-inch 55T880UW. The set features an LED/LCD panel, 3840 x 2160 native pixel display resolution, 120Hz screen refresh rate and Dual Core Processor.
Provided connections include four HDMI inputs (one of which will accept a 30Hz 4K input signal), a PC monitor input, three USB ports for playback of media files stored on USB flash drives (or other compatible devices), and built-in Wifi for accessing a host of internet streaming content from sources such as Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Vimeo, as well as networked-based content from DLNA compatible devices. The set even includes an analog audio output that doubles as a headphone connection for private listening.
However, the 55T880UW does not offer 3D display capability (although one of the major benefits of 4K is the ability to display a much more detailed 3D image). On the other hand, it's suggested price is only $1,999.99, which adds to the growing number of 4K Ultra HD TVs that are coming in at lower price points.
TCL LE50UHDE56921 50-inch 4K ULtra HD TV
TCL, the third largest TV maker in the world, and supplier of LCD panels to several brand names, has introduced a $999 50-inch 4K Ultra HD TV, with an attractive slim-bezel design, which as been officially designated as the LE50UHDE56921.
The LE50UHDE56921 does not include 3D or Smart TV features, but it does include some important core features, such as LED-edge lighting, 120Hz screen refresh rate, a wide contrast ratio, and four HDMI inputs (including one that is MHL-enabled).
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More TV Product Picks
If you aren't ready to make the jump into 4K UltraHD TV, 1080p LED/LCD and Plasma TVs will be here for many years to come. Check out my current selections: