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This is tough to narrow down all of the best 4K TV deals that exist today in 2017 because there are so many of them.  We highly recommend going to Amazon and using our Amazon links below to take you there.  This helps to support our cause as a site www.4KADVICE.com who is providing helpful and free information about ‘All Things 4K’.  This mainly pertains to 4K Ultra HD Televisions since these are the most common 4K devices purchased.

Purchasing something like a fragile Television online is the new ‘thing’ to do.  As many people have seen on the news,…many brick & mortar stores are closing across the country.  This is because consumers have turned to the internet to make their most valued purchases.  Everything ranging from washing machines to cars are being bought online.  Many people are using nifty mobile applications to make these purchases because of the cost-savings and convenience.

We prefer to use Amazon and this is where we purchased our very first Sony 4K UHD TV.  It was the best decision that we made.  We saved over $300 and it was extremely convenient buying it through Amazon online.  It was delivered right into our family room within 2 days.  Amazon is a Pro at shipping large fragile products like televisions.  You need not worry about the shipping & handling of your new 4K TV….because Amazon has it down perfectly.  See the main benefits of buying products like 4K TVs on Amazon below.





2017 is the year that most consumers are upgrading their televisions.  4K UHD TVs have been on shelves for over 3 years now.  Prices have plummeted and this has been done on purpose by manufacturers.  These companies no longer want to make 1080 HD TVs…since 4K TV are replacing 720 & 1080 HD TVs entirely.  In order to speed up this process, manufacturers & merchants have decreased prices to the point where they are near equal with 1080 HD TVS.

You might be wondering what “4K” means.  Many people are clue-less as to what 4K is or what it means.  For starters, if you want a detailed education we recommend you go to our “4K SCHOOL“.  It is very helpful and provides a detailed explanation about 4K and where it came from and what it is exactly. 4k prices equal to 1080 HD TV prices

In a nutshell, a 4K TV is not some special, exotic electronic device that only rich people buy as a ‘toy’.  This is certainly not the case.  4K is simply the newest TV technology that is replacing the current High Definition (HD) technology that we have been enjoying for over 15 years now.

Most households own at least one 1080 HD TV right now.  However, when they upgrade they will be buying a 4K Ultra HD TV.  Don’t worry, this is good news.  Very good news!

“4K” simply refers to the number of pixels within the resolution of the TV display.  They added “Ultra” to “High Definition:” to give us the “Ultra High Definition” label that you will see on boxes and shelves.  They added ultra because there is an ultra mount of pixels in the resolution.  To be exact, there are FOUR times as many pixels in a 4K TV than there are in a 1080 HD TV.  And, it makes a huge difference in the quality of the picture image.

4K TV pictures images look astoundingly real and true-to-life.  This is what makes these TVs so wonderful.  720 & 1080 HD TVs were already fantastic especially compared to those older standard definition analog televisions.  Remember those?  They were big, ugly and very heavy.  It would take 3 grown med to move one of those larger tube boxes.

However, back in the early 2000s we had a saving grace.  After many decades of watching analog tube boxes, we finally got an enhanced picture image which they called “HD” – High Definition.  Many of you currently own a 1080 HD TV.  Probably more than one if you have them in several rooms of your house.

High Definition also meant that the TVs themselves were flat panels. They were lightweight and very slim.  They could be hung on walls and over fire places.  Back during this time, HD TVs were simply amazing.  The picture was clear and crisp and provided much detail while you were watching a movie or TV show.

But, it is time for another enhancement.  This isn’t any small or minor enhancement to TV watching.  This is BIG.  Scientists at Sony figured out a way to add FOUR more tiny little pixels into what is equal to the size of only ONE small pixel in 1080 HD resolution TV.  This means FOUR times better quality, four times better sharpness and four times everything…

HD was a great picture to watch, but 4K is a much, much better quality picture.  We suggest you go to your local electronics store and request a demo.  Be sure to ask for a real, or native 4K movie or show and make sure you watch the demo on a 4K TV sized at 60 inches or larger.  The larger the TV display size, the better the picture is on any 4K Ultra HD TV.


So, now you are probably asking what the best 4K UHD TVs are.  This is a great question.  We recommend Sony since they were the first to pioneer this 4K technology.  Our first 4K TV was a Sony and we absolutely love it.  We purchased it via Amazon back in 2014 and paid a steep price since this technology was so new at that time.  But, it was well worth it.  We have enjoyed watching 4K movies and shows for over 2 years now and it has been delightful.

However, there are many other high quality televisions.  As a matter of fact, many of the largest TV manufacturers use the same exact company to purchase parts from.  Therefore, most of what you are paying for is ‘name.  Panasonic, LG, Vizio and Samsung build very quality televisions.  Its a matter of personal preference.  Or, which SMART dashboard layouts you like best.  Price of course is usually a top factor.  But, at Amazon….there are special deals on 4K UHD TV from all of these large manufacturers.

It makes it hard to watch something less than 4k because the quality of the picture is so lacking compared to 4K.  Not everything you watch on a 4K TV is going to be top-notch resolution.  It all comes down to how the movie or show was filmed.  They call this ‘mastering’ in case we refer to this on our site www.4KADVICE.com

For the past 15+ years producers have been mastering movies and TV shows using 2K cameras.  This is what gives us 1080 high Definition films.  However, over the past several years producers have been switching over to 4K camera systems.  This is what gives us real or native 4K movies and TV shows.  These are the best to watch on your new 4K TV.

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Check out our Post called “REAL or FAKE 4K“.  This is a database of most movies and TV shows which verifies if the film was mastered using 2K or 4K cameras.  This way you can know or choose what you are watching on your new 4K UHD TV and not be disappointed.

Producers have also been taking older movies that were mastered using 2K cameras and doing what is called UPSCALING or UPCONVERTING.  These two words essentially mean the same thing.  They take a 2K camera made 1080 HD movie and upscale it.  They are basic filling in and using all of the extra pixels that a 4K TV provides.  They are digitally enhancing the film and then labeling it “4K”.  However, this is NOT true or real 4K.  The only way to get real true native 4K content is to make the movie using 4K camera systems.  This Post and the database within verifies all of this per movie or show.  It is very helpful so that you can get the most out of your new 4K TV.


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  1. Do you own a 4K UHD TV yet? If not, you will whenever you go to upgrade your TV. Most likely like us, you own 3-4 1080 HD TV and have had them for many years. We have had HD TVs (flat panels) for over 15 years now and they have been great. Reasonable prices and lightweight easy to move around and hang on walls.
    But, we switched over to a Sony 4K when the time was right for us to upgrade. We still have 2-3 other 1080 HD TVs that we need to upgrade to 4K.

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    1. Glad to hear it. 4K Ultra HD TVs are taking this world by storm. They are replacing 1080 HD and consumers need to know about it before they buy another television. Thanks, Matt Bronowicz

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