ByJoe Horner 2019-06-21 1597
Connected TVs became the norm in 2019. Directly connected to your Internet box (via Wi-Fi or Ethernet), the connected televisions allow you to surf the Internet, access SVOD services such as Netflix, OCS or Amazon Prime, as well as various applications, and even games. They can also connect to your smart devices, such as a Google Home or Amazon Echo speaker.
These TVs run on different OSes depending on the manufacturer. We can therefore distinguish Smart TVs, which use operating systems such as webOS or Tizen, from Android TVs, which run on Google's OS.
The LG C8 TV is the best reference in this guide, but also the most expensive. It features a slab that incorporates OLED technology for an almost infinite level of contrast that enhances colours, details and textures. It is compatible with UHD 4K, but also with various HDR formats such as HDR 10, HLG, HDR Dolby Vision and Advanced HDR by Technicolor.
For the audio part, the LG C8 TV is compatible with Dolby Atmos technology to provide 360-degree sound for an even more immersive movie experience. It offers Smart TV functionalities via WebOS, with Google Assistant, and it also has 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports.
To learn more about the LG C8, do not hesitate to consult our test, we have assigned it a score of 9/10.The LG C8 TV is available in 55 inches and 65 inches at Darty.
The LG OLED LG B8 TV displays 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). This TV is not as complete as the C8 series above, which we tested in our columns, but both TVs share many common technologies, including LG Display's sublime OLED tile.
To deliver an atmosphere as if you were in the cinema, LG TV is compatible with most HDR formats (HDR 10, HLG, HDR Dolby Vision and Advanced HDR by Technicolor), but also with Dolby Atmos technology for sound reproduction with spatialization. With WebOS, it obviously offers all the classic functionalities of a Smart TV. It is therefore possible to access sVOD applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, OCS, Molotov TV and much more.
The TV is delivered with the Magic Remote, a motion recognition remote control, and integrates voice recognition to easily control the TV with voice.
Like the C8, this TV is available in 55 inches and 65 inches on fnac.com, but at a slightly more affordable price.
If your only concern is image quality, the LG SK8100 will be the new companion in your living room. Compatible with 4K and various HDR formats such as Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), 4K Cinema HDR, HDR 10 Pro, Technicolor Advanced HDR, as well as Dolby Atmos sound technology. In short, it offers a complete cinematic experience.
It is also Smart TV via Web OS compatible to enjoy all the streaming services you want, as well as some applications, and integrates Google Assistant to control your TV with your voice. As for connectivity, it offers 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports.
In its 49-inch format, it is generally available for around 800 euros. It is also available in 55, 65 and 75 inches.
Image quality is important, but so is the software inside the screen. The Android TV benefits are many, such as the native integration of Google Assistant and Chromecast-related features, as well as a ton of applications via the Play Store.
This TV has an elegant design that will blend nicely into your home with its slim edges. It is compatible with 4K and HDR for high resolution and image quality. Sound level, it has two 10 Watt speakers. You can choose between 5 sound modes (standard, music, cinema, games, sports) and 4 types of surround sound (cinema, sports, music, games, classical).
The Sony XF8505 TV is available in its 43-inch format for just under 1000 euros. The 49 inch format is available for more than 1000 euros.
If you want to enjoy the 4K without having to break your piggy bank, the TV TCL C7006 is a very good choice. It offers satisfactory image quality and is also HDR compatible. The HDR Pro format allows you to capture deeper blacks and exceptionally sharp images.
Like the previous TV, it takes Android TV on board to enjoy the latest news.
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