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Top 10 Smart Televisions 2017

Their lack of ability to talk about Einstein's concept of relativity with you or shipping your family immediately to the Starship agency notwithstanding, this type of smart TVs can, at the very least, supply superior excessive-definition video, audio, and streaming content designed to immerse you in an amusement enjoy unlike any other, all from the consolation of your own home.

Samsung UN78KS9500 Curved 78-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVSharp LC-90LE657U 90-Inch Aquos HD 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSony XBR75X850D 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TVLG Electronics OLED65B6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TVHisense 65H10B2 Curved 65-Inch 4K Smart ULED TVVIZIO D50-D1 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED TVSamsung Electronics UN65MU8000 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)LG Electronics 60UJ7700 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

Talk Back To Your TV

There were scenes in a television show from the 90's, called Saved By The Bell, in which the show's protagonist, Zach, would periodically break the fourth wall and speak directly to the camera. In doing so, he spoke to the audience and as a five-year-old boy watching the show, I wondered if there was a TV out there that would allow me to talk back to the actor. So, I asked my mother.

She laughed at the idea of a TV smart enough to allow a conversation to take place between its stars and its viewers. After all, these shows were pre-taped. Then the internet came along, and our TVs have gotten a heck of a lot smarter than ever before. In 2011, for example, a Japanese video streaming service, akin to YouTube, created live programs that responded to feedback from the live audience. It was reminiscent of one of those choose-your-own-adventure books.

If you had one of the smart TVs on the market at the time, you could have probably used it to interact with the broadcast the way I wanted to as a child.

That's because smart TVs are all about connectivity and recognition. For the most part, they function like any other high-end HD or UHD television. They have tremendous resolution, USB and HDMI ports to display the lion's share of available media in today's market, and they fill the room for a remarkably low cost.

Deeper in the systems of these TVs, however, is an interactive menu system connected to the internet that allows you to stream content from your favorite providers like YouTube and Netflix. You never have to switch input sources or buy additional hardware to clutter up your living room to make it work.

Some of these TVs also have the ability to recognize your voice and respond to specific commands so that your setup experience on the way to your videos is seamless and fast.

Resolved To Make A Decision


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As you peruse the smart TV options available, you may be surprised by their large size, ranging from 65 to about 80 inches diagonally or more. The thing about a TV with good resolution is that it has to be particularly large for you to appreciate it without having to sit right on top of it.

Think of the pixels on your TV like the dots of paint in a masterpiece from the school of Pointilism. If you took a look at one of these paintings from across the room at a museum, you'd be plenty impressed by its level of detail and clarity. If you got up close to the picture, however, you'd see that it was composed of thousands upon thousands of little dots of paint, rendering the art virtually meaningless from a certain viewing distance, while being very meaningful from another.

That said, television resolution is limited by screen size. A 1080p HDTV is called that because it has 1,080 pixels stacked vertically in each column and 1,920 pixels running across the screen in each row, making a total of 2,073,600 pixels. A bigger TV necessitates bigger pixels, which reduces your overall resolution unless you can increase the pixel count.

4K, or UHD, televisions have literally four times as many pixels as a television with 1080p HD. If you want to go big with your smart TV purchase, it will behoove you to shoot for 4K quality where possible.

The other important factor to consider is the television's onboard menu system for your smart TV. The first smart TV I owned had a menu that I'm sure was coded by brilliant engineers. However, it almost felt as though it had been designed by one of the engineer's pet hamsters. I felt consistent like I was running around in a small wheel trying to get my settings in place and use the smart functions to my liking.

Of course, as with so much in technology, there's a trade-off here. In the past, Samsung has been lambasted for their shoddy menu and remote design, and they've even had legal troubles with some of their smart TVs listening in on their owners' conversations. The problem escalated to such an extreme that, for a few models, Samsung released a statement warning their owners not to discuss any sensitive personal information around their TVs. The trade-off was that Samsung has one of the most consistently crisp and enjoyable pictures on the market.

Television Online


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Long before anyone thought to make a TV that could act as its own content retrieval system, a startup out of Palo Alto, California in the mid-1990's developed a set-top box for the average consumer that would allow their televisions to access the internet through their phone lines over a 56K connection. The service was called Web TV, and it came complete with its own keyboard and mouse to make surfing the web on your television that much easier. The invention was certainly forward-thinking, as increasing numbers of television companies today offer their clients internet-only packages for competitive prices, where just a few years ago the only way to save was to bundle with a cable television plan. More and more viewers are switching to online platforms.

Given this wave of online viewership and the corresponding boom in access points from Roku, Nyrus, and Sling Box to a dozen other video streamers, television companies began to incorporate internet connectivity into their HDTVs, creating the smart TV as we know it.


#10.TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


TCL, one of the world's largest TV manufacturers in the world and America’s fastest-growing TV brand, bring the latest in 4K technology and design. We've simplified the 4k Ultra HD TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. With HRD compatibility, choose from more than 4,000 streaming channels that feature 450,000 movies and TV episodes plus live sports, news, music, kids, and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more.


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#9.LG Electronics 60UJ7700 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


The affordable UJ7700 series puts advanced Ultra HD TV technology within reach, bringing together an IPS 4K screen with Active HDR + Dolby Vision and True Colour Accuracy for more natural images. Dolby, Dolby Vision and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.


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#8.TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


32-inch class HD Roku smart TV. Roku TV personalized home screen. Dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. 3 HDMI inputs, analog video input, USB port, digital and analog audio output. Digital television tuner. 720p resolution. 60Hz CMI.


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#7.Samsung Electronics UN65MU8000 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


Every scene deserves a brilliant picture. Experience lifelike color with a billion more shades than regular 4K UHD and enjoy the expanded depth of HDR. With the extreme contrast between the darkest darks and lightest lights, you never miss a detail. MR 240 brings the fast action to life, and you can take it all in on a TV that's streamlined from every angle- from a sleek frame to a clean back.


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#6.VIZIO D50-D1 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV


This is the best TV we have ever had. Crystal clear. Color spectrum is beautiful. Loud sound if wanted. No soundbar needed unless you want top notch extreme sound. Extremely easy to set-up, just put the feet on. The initial menu set-up very straight forward and easily understandable.


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#5.Hisense 65H10B2 Curved 65-Inch 4K Smart ULED TV


The next evolution in entertainment is here. Enjoy an immersive and true theatre-quality home entertainment experience with more vivid colors, high definition for sharper images, and Ultra SMR (Smooth Motion Rate) for minimal shaking and blur of moving images. The Hisense 65-inch H10B Series Curved 4K ULED 3D Smart TV is the crown jewel for any man cave, media room or family room in your home bringing you closer to reality than ever before.


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#4.LG Electronics OLED65B6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV


The individually illuminating OLED pixels can brighten, dim and power off fully to achieve perfect black. That means contrast - the ratio between the lightest and darkest areas of the screen—is truly infinite. Perfect black is essential to a more lifelike image as well as the great shadow detail you can only get with OLED.


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#3.Sony XBR75X850D 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV


This is a fabulous tv! I'm not one to buy TVs often but was able to set this up and adjust setting as I wanted. There are reviews by experts that helped me and Sony has a good help option.

The browser is not the same as a computer & reviews made this clear but I hope for that in the future. VERY happy with this tv!!!!!!!!!


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#2.Sharp LC-90LE657U 90-Inch Aquos HD 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV


The family has had the 90 inch sharp for almost 2 years now. It is the centerpiece of our movie room coupled with an Integra receiver and a Complete set of PSB Image speakers for 5.1 surrounds. IT JUST ROCKS! I love my TV. I got the top of the line Sony Blue Ray player at the time for the system and Blue Ray movies look fabulous. Whether it is Cars or Aliens, Twister or Phantom of the Opera, everything looks good.


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#1.Samsung UN78KS9500 Curved 78-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV


Best TV period..4k true experience especially when xboxone S connection or 4kHDRblue ray player..ultra thin curve, picture and vividness like no other..Samsung continue to get my money with there tvs the past 10 years..must buy


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