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It’s a cold, rainy night with slippery roads and blustery winds. Fortunately, that’s not stopping your family from going to the movies. One family member heats up a pizza while another gets the home theater ready. There are cozy blankets, supportive pillows, and a quality entertainment system that provides stunning visuals and sound quality.
Most people will agree that the TV is the most important aspect of a home theater. After all, how can you enjoy your favorite flicks or shows if you can barely see what’s going on? Use this guide to find the best TV for your home theater system, so you can watch movies with your family or by yourself for years to come. Here’s everything you need to know when choosing the top home theater TVs on the market.
There are two main factors to consider when buying a TV for your home theater: the size and the quality. Here are three options to choose from that vary by pixel quality and hardware size. Choose the best model based on your personal preferences and room needs.
Best 75” TV: Samsung Neo QN85B 75" 4K QLED Smart TV
This model by Samsung might be the best 75-inch TV on the market. It is designed with a Neo quantum processor and 4K upscaling to provide some of the best color and pixel quality out there. The mini LEDs enhance any viewing experience, whether you are watching your favorite team qualify for the playoffs or relaxing with a reality show.
Samsung has also built multi-view into this model, so you can watch up to two things at once, including what’s on your mobile device. You no longer have to toggle back and forth between shows to keep each family member happy. Everyone can curl up together and watch what they want at the same time.
This is a top-rated LED TV that is popular with customers. Check out online reviews to learn more about this option. One buyer writes, “I love the big, bright, picture, how nice it looks in my family room and how easy it is to see from my Kitchen, and it works really well with my LG sound bar and my cable box. From movies to cable TV shows, it's a great TV!”
Best Smart 75” 8K TV: Samsung Neo QN800B 75" 8K QLED Smart TV
The next step beyond 4K TV is an 8K television, which Samsung is already developing and selling. This ultra-premium TV model combines the latest television hardware with artificial intelligent settings. The AI system by Samsung allows you to relax while the TV chooses the best light and sound settings for your enjoyment. You can disable this setting and manually adjust the settings yourself.
Not only is this TV technologically advanced, but it is also chic. The monitor itself is less than an inch deep, allowing the TV to rest against any wall. You no longer have to create space for your television to stick out and get in the way of family members grabbing popcorn or refilling their drinks.
Check out customer reviews to learn why TV for home theater viewing gets top marks from its buyers. On review, in particular, comments, “The picture and color are much better than 4k TV. The AI upscaling really works and makes a better resolution even if you watch a YouTube channel. I recommend you also buy Q990B Soundbar together which creates an amazing sound like in a cinema.”
Best 85” TV: Samsung Q80B Series 85" 4K Ultra HD QLED Smart TV
While technology is a big factor in TV design, size also matters for people who are designing home theatres. If you want to feel like you stepped into the cinema, consider upgrading to one of the best 85-inch TVs on the market. This model still offers the 4K technology that so many viewers want while making you feel like you are an active part of the viewing experience.
This television was designed with Supreme UHD Dimming, which evaluates the pixels and adjusts them as you watch different shows and movies. Viewers can enjoy deeper hues and brighter colors, increasing the overall contrast on the screen. The adaptive picture automatically senses, reacts, and adjusts to your current space, so you can enjoy a great viewing experience regardless of whether you are watching TV in a windowless home theatre or in a well-lit sunroom.
This Smart TV powered by Tizen automatically connects to next-gen apps, streaming services, and advanced controls. Gone are the days of a dozen remotes to control one TV. You can enjoy endless viewing options and apps with one simple interface.
It’s easy to get caught up in the technology and various dimensions that come with TV shopping. However, there is a strategy for buying the right TV for your home. Follow these tips to choose the best model for your home theater.
- Measure your space. Just because you want an 85-inch TV doesn’t mean you have the wall space for this unit. Determine how much room your theater has, and then decide which TV size fits those parameters best.
- Plan your placement. Consider whether you will use a TV stand or if you need a TV that mounts on the wall. What home accessories will be placed near or below the TV?
- Decide if you prefer one brand over others. Many TVs have smart capabilities and can connect to your phone. See if you already prefer one technology brand based on your smartphone and home assistant experiences.
- View your TV options in person. You might be amazed by one display over another by seeing the difference in person. From there, you can search for online deals, like the discounts offered by Spencer’s TV & Appliance.
- Set a budget. Don’t get carried away by pixels and promises of sound quality. Know how much you can pay for a TV.
There are hundreds of different TVs on the market. Following these steps can help you sort through your options and objectively choose the best TV for your home theater.
The top TV models can accommodate any room and present quality entertainment at the click of a button. However, you can take steps to improve your home theater and create a more cinematic experience. Here are a few things to consider.
- Natural light is often the enemy of good image quality. Invest in thick curtains that you can close when it’s time to watch a movie.
- Evaluate how sound travels. In a poor home theater setup, you will lose key sound elements. Consider investing in surround sound or designing the room to keep sound enclosed in the space.
- Play with soft and hard surfaces. Sound bounces off hard surfaces and gets absorbed by soft surfaces. If you have a soft couch and rug in your home theater, look into hard elements to create a sense of balance.
- Make sure you are comfortable. It doesn’t matter how high quality the viewing experience is if you are fidgeting in an uncomfortable chair or couch. Look into loungers or a sofa where everyone can snuggle together under pillows and blankets.
When it’s time for a family movie night, eliminate your distractions. Consider placing a basket in the room for phones and other devices that could distract from the show. Your family can spend time together away from the distractions of social media and other online content.
Learn a little more about the latest TVs with these answers to common questions.
What is a QLED TV?
QLED stands for Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode. This TV model uses a layer of quantum dots against a LED backlight to display a brighter picture. This technology makes TV models that use them slimmer in design, which many homeowners prefer. Designers can also make these TVs bigger as well.
Is 8K better than 4K?
In terms of pixel count, 8K outdoes 4K by 4:1. In other words, 4K TVs have just a fourth of the pixels 8K TVs have, which results in less crisp images. Just keep in mind that most of the entertainment and content is made in 4K display, while 8K content is still pretty much non-existent.
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