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With 4K video content and PC/console gaming becoming increasingly popular, most of the TV manufacturers are already focusing on releasing 4K TVs at very affordable rates for the normal consumer. While you can easily buy a UHD TV below AED 2500, choosing the right model can get a little tricky since there are a lot of different models out there with different specifications and screen sizes.
The Team at Feedbaac.com have done their own extensive research and making sure that the features offered on the selected models provides a bang for the buck value for what the customer spends.
TCL is one of the few companies that produce cheap televisions with great specifications at lower prices. The P1000US series is one of TCL’s UHD line-up that we think is worth checking out. The series comes in several screen sizes, including 43-inch, 50-inch, 65-inch and 70-inch variants, and the smallest one falls much lower than the AED 2500 price range. The affordable 4K smart TV is powered by a quad core processor to ensure a snappy experience, along with several preinstalled applications such as Netflix that brings in movies and TV shows at 4K resolution with high detail. GoLive is a feature that brings free TV channel streaming from around the world by simply using the internet. The TV also supports cloud storage and the display has its own App Store.
The Wide Color Enhancer Plus increases the color spectrum and boosts shades to improve the image quality and display tonnes. The contrast ratio of the display is rated to be 4000:1, which produces good blacks while seeing movies. As for the ports, the P1000US series has 4 HDMI ports, one component in, one A/V in, one headphone jack, one SPDIF, one A/V out, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0. The USB PVR mode enables the ability to record content to external storage devices. TCL claims that the motion rate feature with 400 MHz CMI speed helps for smoothening fast moving scenes.
LG Electronics are known for producing low-cost IPS UHD displays and the UH603V are one of the few that offers great features for the price. You can easily get a 43-inch and 49-inch versions of the series for less than AED 2000. The TV features HDR Pro that makes it the ideal and affordable choice for HDR gaming with the latest game consoles or watch movies in true to life colors. The display runs on WebOS 3.0 operating system software with preinstalled applications such as Netflix, BBC News, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and more. Applications run fast with a quad-core processor. The 3D color mapping reduces color distortion and the Ultra Surround mode brings in the experience of seven virtual speakers with just the two built-in 20W speakers. Smart Share allows users to send and receive files or media with WiDi, Miracast, and DLNA.
The UH603V includes 3 HDMI 2.0 ports, one USB port and one LAN port, along with two RF in, one component in, one digital output and one headphone output. The TV also features local dimming for improving black scenes and the Color Prime Pro enhances the colors of images. To improve fast moving scenes and to reduce flickering, the TV used a feature called TruMotion 100 and the native refresh rate is 50 Hz, making it a good choice for PC and console gaming at 4K resolutions.
If you're in the market for a good, budget oriented 4K TV, then the LG UH651V is a television worth considering. In fact, we had the opportunity to try out the 43-inch version of this series. The UH651V also comes in 49 inches, 55 inches, and 65-inch display sizes. The display features an IPS panel, offering great viewing angles from looked from most sides. The quality of the picture will not reduce when watching from different angles. LG's ColorPrime Pro technology helps to create vivid images with a wide range of colors. Adding to that is the HDR Pro that brings true to life colors for UHD movies. This is an added advantage while playing with the Sony PlayStation 4 and HDR Gaming.
The TV comes with ULTRA Surround technology that brings in the experience of a virtual seven channel speaker system via the built in 20W dual channel speaker system with the support of Dolby Digital technology. The UH651V series comes with 3 HDMI 2.0 ports, one LAN port, and two USB ports. With the HDMI 2.0 ports, users will be able to connect their personal computers or game consoles and play games at 4K resolution and 60Hz refresh rates. To increase the motion flow of fast moving scenes in gaming and movies, users can take advantage of LG's TrueMotion technology to avoid stuttering of frames. The TV also features a very slim design and it support stands include two legs on either end of the bottom of the display. The TV runs on WebOS 3.0.
Samsung stays strong as one of the best brands and a world-leading manufacturer for advanced display technologies. And so, selecting one of their low-cost UHD displays is a good choice. The JU6000 series from Samsung maybe a bit old but still packs a load of features with performance that adds value to its low cost. The 40-inch variant which falls in the budget category, runs on its own operating system software, along with a series of preinstalled applications, namely YouTube for free video content, Netflix to catch up with the best of movies and TV shows, BBC iPlayer, and an application store to install more games and programs. The display is powered by a powerful quad-core processor for fast loading of application and games.
The Contrast Enhancer feature improves flat images and content for a life-like 3D effect, making the viewing experience as good as possible. The TV also comes with its own 4K upscale option to enhance low-resolution content to UHD standards while not losing the detail. Samsung’s Easy Sharing brings sharing content between your smartphone and TV instantly. The JU6000 series also comes with a Wide Color Enhancer that improves the quality of an image or video for unveiling more hidden details. The display comes with three HDMI ports, two USB ports, one Ethernet LAN, one headphone jack, composite in, and more. The 20W speakers are backed by DTS Premium Sound 5.1 audio technology. The TV also supports picture-in-picture mode so you can use and view content from more than one device.
Hisense makes some seriously impressive cheaply priced UHD televisions that are not only affordable but also good in performance with a lot of features. The 50-inch Hisense K3300 easily falls under the budget criteria, featuring a Direct LED 4K panel with a contrast ratio of 4000:1, and brightness measured at 370 cd/m.sq. The contrast ratio is quite decent as the TV model is concered. The Smart TV interface offers access towards many popular applications such as Netflix for the latest in movies and high definition TV shows, Twitter and Facebook for posting on social, YouTube for free video content in 4K and more. You can also schedule to record TV shows to an external storage device. The Hisense K3300 packs 4 HDMI ports which are quite sufficient to connect multiple devices such as game consoles and PCs, 3 USB ports, one AV input, component input, one 3.5mm headphone jack, one LAN port and one RF tuner.
You will also be able to play media files from external HDD drives such as MP4, MP3, images and more. There are two 10 Watt speakers integrated into TV with support for Dolby Digital and dbx audio enhancements. There is also the sound equalizer that helps to fine tune the audio. Other features of the Hisense K3300 include child lock, sleep timer, auto tune setup wizard, power-on volume lock, power on selection and more.
If you aren't really a fan of the big brands and want to have something different, then how about trying out the Philips PUT6801 series 4K UHD TVs? Philips is also known to produce great budget 4K TVs and the PUT6801 runs on Android TV OS. This gives the user the access to install a lot of applications from the Google PlayStore and Android OS works smoothly, thanks to the fast quad-core processor. The TV also features HDR Plus support so this is a TV for console and PC gamers who want HDR gaming at affordable rates. The Micro Dimming Pro enhances and optimizes the contrast ratio of the TV and improve the blacks for better image quality. 4K video content is further improved with the Philips Pixel Plus Ultra HD engine for better picture quality and smoother frames in incredible detail and depth. Furthermore, the HEVC standard helps to watch 4K resolution broadcast in high quality.
The PUT6801 features two 20W speakers with audio enhancements such as DTS Premium Sound, Incredible Sound, Smart Sound, and Clear Sound modes. The display holds 4 HDMI ports, three USB ports, component in, and more. While the internal storage is 8GB, users will be able to expand the storage via external drives. However, you can only use 4GB for installing applications. Wireless connectivity includes dual-band WiFi 802.11n standards.
Samsung’s 7-series KU7000 displays are one of the best budget 4K televisions in the market if you’re looking to play HDR games and UHD video content. The KU7000 comes in 50-inch, 55-inch, 60-inch, 65-inch, and 70-inch screen sizes. These displays come with support of HDR Premium standard so you can connect the latest game consoles and high-end PCs for HDR gaming. The mega contrast ratio helps to enhance and brighten images and UHD Up-scaling allows users to watch low-resolution videos at the highest quality. The 2-channel, 20W speakers comes with support of Dolby Digital Plus and DTS. And of course, you get to use a bunch of applications, including Netflix, Amazon, hulu, HBO Go and more.
The TV also comes with support of UHD dimming, and the Ultra Clean View feature reduces the noise present in videos and images. All these are powered by the quad-core processor present in the Tizen smart TV. The Motion Rate 120 smoothens quick-moving subjects in movies and eliminating flickers in videos. There are three HDMI ports present on this model, along with two USB ports and a LAN jack. Picture-to-Picture mode is also supported on the KU7000 series and ConnectShare allows users to send and receive content between compatible devices. The TV also supports TV-to-mobile and mobile-to-TV mirroring, along with WiFi Direct. The stand type used to hold the TV has a V-shape design. The KU7000 supports 60Hz native refresh rate for 4K resolutions.
While Sony stands as one of the best in the market for high-performance UHD displays, their budget-class X80D series televisions are also worth thinking if you’re into HDR Gaming and Android. The Sony X80D or X8000D series TVs as called in other countries, comes in 43-inch and 49-inch display sizes and run on the Android TV operating system. This means you can install applications on the device. Netflix app also is preinstalled on the device and users will be able to use the remote and call out “OK Google” to ask for information or search for specific videos. There is 16GB internal storage. The 4K X-Reality PRO technology helps to bring out the best of image quality and detail while the 4K HDR feature delivers great colors while playing games on HDR mode. Fast moving sequences in movies run smoothly, thanks to the Motionflow XR technology by Sony. While the Motionflow is marketed as 200 MHz, the display has a native refresh rate of 50 Hz at 4K resolutions. This is a crucial feature needed if you intend to play PC games at UHD resolutions.
The display comes 4 HDMI outputs, with two of them that allows full bandwidth of HDMI 2.0. There is also a total of 3 USB ports with support for MP4, MPEG4, AVC, MP3, JPEG and more file formats. The type of display panel used here is an LCD and the backlight configuration is taken care of by Edge LED. The TV also holds two 10W Bass Reflex speakers with support of various audio technologies such as Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse and DTS Digital Sound.
While we already covered three different Samsung 4K TVs, how about trying a curved 4K TV for less than AED 2000. The Samsung KU7350 series is one of the few curved televisions on the market that doesn’t cost a lot if you choose the 49-inch model. The series also comes in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes if you want a bigger model. The display comes with HDR Premium support, out of the box if you fancy HDR gaming on a curved TV. Along with that is the PurColor that enhances the image quality with true to life tones. Samsung also featured the KU7350 with the UHD upscaling for enhancing general content for 4K-level resolutions and the UHD Dimming features helps to improve the blacks and optimize the colors. The curved screen design enables a deeper viewing experience when compared to flat screen televisions.
The screen comes with a 20W, 2-channel speaker system. You can take advantage of the three HDMI ports and two USB ports for connecting multiple devices and external storage units. Other features of the KU7350 includes the Picture-to-Picture mode for watching videos from different devices or channels at the same time, Connect Share to stream and share content between different smart devices, Digital Clean View that filters noise from videos and more. There is also an Ethernet port on the display, along with digital audio outputs, RF in and composite in input ports.
If you’re looking for a high-end display with better specifications, it’s a good idea to look into the models that were released a year earlier. In this case, the 49UH850V is one such model that should be considered. The IPS panel with Quantum Display is capable of reproducing better shades and colors with finer gradation of images, with a billion colors in total for a lifelike picture quality. The Ultra Luminance improves blacks and increases the contrast of the display. The Smart WebOS 3.0 brings in applications such as Netflix for the latest TV shows and HD movies, YouTube for free 4K video content, a browser, news applications, Amazon Prime and more apps. The high-quality 20W, 2-channel speakers are designed by Harman/ Kardon and the Ultra Surround feature helps to bring out the experience of a channel virtual speaker system with just the inbuilt speakers.
The ColorPrime Plus improves and expands the overall range of colors for better vivid picture quality and the IPS screen features great viewing angles. If you plan on gaming with HDR-capable game consoles, the 49UH850V features the HDR Super that enables compatibility for multiple formats such as HDR10, HDR Premium and Dolby Vision. The display also packs three HDMI 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, 2x RF in, one LAN port and one headphone output port. The 49UH850V also supports the latest 802.11ac WiFi standards.