10 Best Tv Consumer Reports 2019

TV shoppers should expect to see some obvious differences in stores in 2019, starting with the sizes of the latest televisions. Over the past few years, 65-inch sets have been available, but only recently did they start to feel mainstream. And not many consumers chose larger TVs.

But in 2019, more 70- and 75-inch models will be available, and at least some of these jumbo sets will come down in price.  That’s among the TV trends Consumer Reports has seen at CES 2019, the annual consumer-electronics trade show in Las Vegas. At this massive tech gathering, television makers promote their new models and show off forward-looking technologies.

This year, the best example of emerging technology is the 8K display, which has four times the resolution of today’s 4K models. Even though consumers aren’t clamoring for 8K sets, we’ll see these TVs from several brands—and they will likely be very big and very expensive.

In 2019, smart TVs will get even smarter, as more models add Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. That means you won’t need a separate additional smart speaker or another smart device to access a digital assistant to control a variety of compatible smart products, such as speakers, thermostats, and major home appliances.

Top 10 Tv

Bestseller No. 1
TCL 49S325 49 Inch 1080p Smart Roku LED TV (2019)
716 Reviews
TCL 49S325 49 Inch 1080p Smart Roku LED TV (2019)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 43.5" x 25.4" x 3.1", TV with stand: 43.5" x 27.6" x 8.7"
  • Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, accessible...
Bestseller No. 2
TCL 50S425 50 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019)
380 Reviews
TCL 50S425 50 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 44. 1" X 25. 7" X 3. 2", TV with stand: 44. 1" X 28" X 8"
  • Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500, 000 movies and TV episodes, accessible...
Bestseller No. 3
Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition
3558 Reviews
Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition
  • 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...
Bestseller No. 4
TCL 32S327 32-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
716 Reviews
TCL 32S327 32-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
  • Dimensions (w x H x D): TV without stand: 28.8" x 17.1" x 3.0", TV with stand: 28.8" x 19.1" x 7.1"
  • Smart Functionality offers access to over 5, 000 streaming channels featuring more than 500, 000 movies and TV...
Bestseller No. 5
TCL 40S325 40 Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV (2019)
716 Reviews
TCL 40S325 40 Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV (2019)
  • 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...
Bestseller No. 6
TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
4834 Reviews
TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
  • 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...
Bestseller No. 7
Toshiba 43LF621U19 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition
3558 Reviews
Toshiba 43LF621U19 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition
  • Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition delivers true-to-life 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8...
  • With the Fire TV experience built-in, enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, including...
Bestseller No. 8
Toshiba 50LF621U19 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition
3558 Reviews
Toshiba 50LF621U19 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition
  • Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition delivers true-to-life 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8...
  • With the Fire TV experience built-in, enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, including...
Bestseller No. 9
TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018)
380 Reviews
TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018)
  • 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...
Bestseller No. 10
Element ELEFW328R 32' 720p HDTV (Certified Refurbished)
360 Reviews
Element ELEFW328R 32" 720p HDTV (Certified Refurbished)
  • Panel Resolution 1366 x 768
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio 1000:1

TV Buying Guide

You’d think shopping for a TV would be simple, given that it’s a pretty mature product category. But buying a TV still involves many choices, some of which may be new to you. You’ll see plenty of Ultra HD (UHD), or 4K, TVs with greater promised picture detail than that of HDTVs, and improved contrast and color. There’s also a new 4K featured, called high dynamic range, or HDR, which promises brighter, more dynamic images, and more vivid, lifelike colors. So one question you’ll face is whether it’s time to move to one of these newer 4K UHD TVs or stick with a regular 1080p set.

New TV Technology

While there was any number of eye-catching prototype TV designs at CES, many may never see the light of day as a real consumer product. The TV technology that will likely have the biggest impact on consumers this year will be improvements to LED backlights and local dimming.

“I’m expecting to see more full-array local dimming LED backlights this year as a way to enhance the performance of LCD against OLED,” IHS’ Gagnon told us just before the start of the show.

Full-array LED backlights is one way LCD TVs can come closer to OLEDs, which are noted for producing extremely deep black tones. Full-array backlights offer more effective local dimming, in which the LEDs are divided into zones that can be separately illuminated or darkened. When done well, that can help black areas of the screen stay darker, with fewer noticeable halos around bright spots.

Technology That Caught Our Eye
LG’s “rollable” TV. LG showed a TV concept called OLED TV R, where the TV rises out of and disappears into, its soundbar/table base. (It uses a flexible OLED screen that rolls up into the base.) That allows the TV screen to completely disappear, so you can use the soundbar alone as a speaker. There’s also a “Line View” mode, where just the top portion of the screen appears. In this mode, you can see a clock and weather info, play music, view photos, and access a dashboard to use some TV features.

Samsung’s MicroLED displays. Samsung continues to refine its MicroLED concept, which is essentially a “real” LED TV. With MicroLED sets, there’s no longer a need for a separate backlight; every pixel is made up of tiny LED sub-pixels that give off their own light. That means each pixel can be turned on or off, just like in an OLED set. The screens are modular, so you can create TVs of virtually any size.

At CES last year Samsung wowed the crowds with a giant MicroLED TV concept is called The Wall, but this year the company showed a 75-inch 4K MicroLED that’s a bit more practical for the home. Still no price or timetable, though.

LG Display’s 88-inch OLED TV with no separate speakers. Yes, Sony’s OLEDs have a similar technology, called Acoustic Surface. But LG Display, the panel-making arm of LG, showed off an 88-inch OLED with its Crystal Sound technology that it says can produce 3.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos sound, not just stereo. Hisense also showed off a speakerless TV concept it calls Sonic One.

Hisense Adonis MD MicroLED. Joining Samsung in the MicroLED camp, Hisense’s Adonis is a 145-inch MicroLED display that’s made up of more than 10 million microscopic LEDs. Right now it’s just a concept, albeit an intriguing one.

Screen Size

Perhaps the most important choice you’re going to make with a new TV is the size of the screen. TV screens are measured diagonally, and they range in size from fewer than 20 inches to more than 80 inches. However, not many people shop at the extremes. Televisions going into kitchens or small bedrooms might measure just 24 to 32 inches, but if you’re shopping for your primary TV, we recommend going bigger—say, a set with a 50- to 65-inch screen. You could consider an even bigger set for spacious family rooms or if you’ll be sitting very far from the TV.

While there are no hard-and-fast rules for determining the right size TV—personal preference, the field of view, and even visual acuity come into play—there are some general guidelines you can use. You can try one of the many online calculators that are available free or apply the following, easy-to-use, equation.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

As we previously noted, perhaps the TV industry’s biggest buzzword is a high dynamic range or HDR. When done right, HDR boosts a TV’s brightness, contrast, and color, making the pictures on the screen look more like real life.

As you can see in the dramatized image below, when HDR is at work, you’ll see details that might not otherwise be obvious, from the texture of the brick on a shady walkway to nuances in the white clouds in a daytime sky.

You’ll also see brighter, more realistic “specular highlights,” which are glints of light, such as the sun’s reflection off a car’s chrome bumper or an airplane wing. With HDR, those highlights pop; without it, they wouldn’t stand out against other bright objects.

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