AND THE BEST FLATSCREEN 4K TV IS
Let’s get this straight: there’s really no perfect 4K TV at the moment. We’ve given the nod to the Samsung HU8500 (the one we tested was the 65-inch UA65HU8500KXXS) simply because it made the fewest mistakes. In short, we noted excellent upscaling, very good black level response, and a good set of smart TV features. The pretty HU8500’s ability to upgrade its hardware shouldn’t be ignored too. The Panasonic AX800’s image quality is equally good, but its UI is beginning to look dated and its speakers are a tad weak. The LG UB980T is also a good TV, especially for daylight viewing; and it has the best 3D performance. Its slightly weaker black levels and backlight control are what held it back. If you don’t need 3D or prefer an Android UI, the Toshiba L9450 is worth considering. It has very decent image quality, though the UI is a bit clunky. For non-hardcore users, its sensible price tag is another big draw.