Thursday, July 25, 2019

Best TV 2019 OLED LG C9 QLED 90R Sony AG9 Comparison

The comparison between the best TVs of 2019. We selected these three models: Samsung Q90R, Sony AG9 and LG OLED C9 as the three best TVs of the year (with a high but reasonable price), leaving aside the expensive ZG9, W9 or Q900R.
These televisions share most specifications, and being high-end of course are: 4K, HDR, good Smart, excellent image quality in general, all necessary ports (* HDMI 2.1)
The LG and Sony are OLED and the Samsung Q90R is QLED. Difference between OLED and QLED

The Samsung Q90R offers images with vibrant colors, bright reflections, deep blacks ... In HDR, where brightness is most important, it is a TV that has no equal. In HDR it is not compatible with DolbyVision, but with HDR10 +

The LG C9 offers absolute blacks and unmatched by any technology other than OLED. The viewing angle is total and the brightness does not reach the level of QLED but it is more than enough. Pixel accuracy ensures that the HDR looks impressive. In this case there is support for DolbyVision but not HDR10 +

The Sony A9G shows the perfect blacks of OLED technology, has excellent viewing angles but is not brighter than Samsung. It is compatible with DolbyVision but with HDR10 +. The sound is superior to the rest of televisions in the market.

The main differences are that Samsung is brighter and LG and Sony OLEDs offer somewhat better uniformity and blacker blacks. Support for HDR DSolbyVision vs HDR10 + content. In addition, each one has its own Smart platform, they all work more or less the same. Sony Audio is superior to the rest.

The price of the Sony AG9 is much more expensive, the approximate price in 55 and 65 inches is:
Samsung Q90R
  • 55" ‎£1800
  • 65" ‎£2500
Sony AG9
  • 55" ‎£2400
  • 65" ‎£3000€
  • 55" ‎£1800
  • 65" ‎£2600
The price of the Sony AG8 is more similar to the other two, so it should be the TV to consider, not the AG9. The AG8 is very similar, with something worse than Sony AG8 vs AG9 audio. Which one to choose?

Our score:
This score is totally subjective, it is formed from subjective personal sensations, different reviews and does not attend to technical aspects or numerical measurements.

Smsg Q90R LG C9 Sony AG9
Picture Quality 9,5 10 10
Movies 9,5 9,5 9,5
Angle vision 8,5 9,5 10
Sports 9,5 9 9
TVShows 9 9 9
Gamers 9 9 8,5
HDR 9,5 8,5 8,5
Smart 8,5 8,5 8,5
Audio 8,5 8,5 9,5
Value-price 7,5 8,5 8
Valuation 8,9 9 9,05


In a totally subjective way and without taking measurements into account we can say that the TVs we value are excellent, the truth or we expect less since its price is really high. If you are going to watch movies in the dark I would opt for the Sony AG9, which combines perfect blacks, incredible color with a good sound, but its price is too high, so I would look for the AG8. We recommend the Samsung more for bright rooms, to watch sports, ... The LG is for us the most balanced, it adapts better than Samsung to dark rooms and better than Sony to bright, and video games. If you buy any of these televisions you will not go wrong.

Full Reviews:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sony XG8396: medium range too expensive 2019

The Sony XG8396 is a mid-range model 2019, it is the same TV as the XG8596 with the difference in size, this XG83 is only available in 43 and 49 inches, just like its big brother is compatible with 4K and HDR10. The panel is IPS so it is best to see in brightly lit rooms that look good both from the front and from the sides. The Smart is Oreo8 which is pretty good. Sony has prices for its mid-low range TVs too high in our opinion and although this has a good color with its panel Triluminos and native 100Hz is too expensive. We advise you to visit our full review of the Sony XG85096 which is the same as we have for this model. Available at Amazon

This TV has different versions, in the Spanish stores the XG8396 has arrived at the moment
  • The best: 100Hz panel, Triluminos, Smart.
  • The worst: EdgeLED, price, maximum 49 inches.

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen: 43 and 49 inches. Flat
Technology X1 EdgeLED Triluminos
PanelIPS 8Bits
Resolution 4K 3840x 2160
3D: -
MotionFlow: 1000 (100Hz)
Smart TV: Android TV 8.0
  • 4x HDMI
  • 3x USB
  • Audio: 20W
View all specifications (Sony website)

Design Sony XG8396

Model Name: Name of 2019 Sony TV
  • Sony 43XG8396
  • Sony 49XG8396
    • Sony XG8377 gray1000Hz
    • Sony XG8305 black 800Hz
Line-up 2019 Sony TVs

Sony XG8096: 4K HDR10 Triluminos with Android Smart

The Sony XG8096 is a mid-low-end 2019 TV, one of the cheapest TVs with 4K-HDDR10 and SmartTV resolution that Sony offers for this year. In image quality it offers the typical colors of Sony, with its Triluminos screen. The technology is IPS so it is best to see in rooms with ambient light and offers a good viewing angle. The panel is 50Hz and EdgeLED is 49 and 43 inches and DirectLED is 55 and higher. DirectLED panels offer better panel uniformity. The Smart platform is fine, it is the same as the higher models. It has no dual tuner and the audio is somewhat inferior to the XG85 modleo since it does not include DolbyAtmos. Available at Amazon
  • The best: Triluminos, Smart, angle vision, DirectLED +55 "
  • The worst: EdgeLED, shallow blacks, price

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen: 43*, 49*, 55, 65,  and 75 inches. Flat
Technology DirectLED *EdgeLED Triluminos
PanelIPS 8Bits
Resolution 4K 3840x 2160
3D: -
MotionFlow400 (50Hz)
Smart TV: Android TV 8.0
  • 4x HDMI
  • 3x USB
  • Audio: 20W
View all specifications (Sony website)

Design Sony XG8096

Alternative to Sony XG8096?

Do not forget to check out out "TV Buying Guide"
  • Samsung RU7100
  • Sony XG8396
  • LG UM7390

Our opinion Sony XG8096(veredict):

Our opinion of the Sony XG8096 is not good for the 43 and 49-inch models as the EdgeLEd panel and the 50Hz are features of low-end televisions. In addition the price of Sony TVs in this category are not so cheap with those of other brands such as LG that offer more for the same price. The main difference with the top models of the series 8 like the XG8596 is the 100Hz of the panel. Anyway it is a TV recommended for those who do not want to pay too much, have a TV compatible with the most common formats currently, enjoy a good Smart and who like the type of image offered by Sony TVs thanks to its Triluminos screen. Not recommended to watch movies in the dark.

Model Name: Name of 2019 Sony TV
  • Sony 43XG8096 * EdgeLED
  • Sony 49XG8096 * EdgeLED
  • Sony 55XG8096 DirectLED
  • Sony 65XG8096 DirectLED
  • Sony 75XG8096 DirectLED
Line-up 2019 Sony TVs

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Samsung RU7400: Good image good price (RU7470/RU7410)

The Samsung RU7400 is a 2019 TV with 4K resolution and SmartTV, like the vast majority of current TVs. It is a mid-range model, with a reasonable price to be a TV of a quality and guarantee brand like Samsung. The EdgeLED screen offers quite bright colors, uses Dynamic Crystal Color technology and is compatible with current formats, but not with DolbyVision. This TV is one of the cheapest of the Korean brand that includes everything currently needed for "normal" buyers. The Smart platform is good, and this RU7400 includes the TM1950A remote control: Samsung Premium One Remote. Available at Amazon
  • The best: good price, more than enough for most
  • The worst: angle vision, uniformity panel
* The Samsung RU7470 is the same but in light gray (TITAN GRAY), it is usually more expensive, and Samsung RU7410 is white colorfront

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen43, 50, 55 and 65 inches. Flat
Technology: Edge-lit LED Dynamic Crystal Color
PanelPanel de 8 bits + FRC
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160 UHD Dimmng
PQI:  1900 (50Hz)
Smart TVTizen
  • 3xHDMI 
  • 2xUSB 
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio: 20W
View all specifications (Samsung website)

Design Samsung RU7400:

Alternative to Samsung RU7400?

Do not forget to check out out "TV Buying Guide"
  • LG C9
  • Samsung Q9FN
  • Sony AG8

Our opinion Samsung RU7400 (veredict):

Our opinion about the Samsung RU7400 is good, if you are looking for a TV with everything you need without more, good for sports, watching TV, movies etc. On the other hand it is not the best TV to watch from the sides and the uniformity of the panel is not as good as in the best TVs of the year, if you are very freak of the image quality it is convenient to look for other more expensive TVs with directLED screens, control by zones, 100Hz native, ... but they are quite more expensive. You can also save by looking for the equivalent TV of 2018, very similar and that can be found on offer during 2019: Samsung NU7400.

Model Name: What do Samsung TV 2019 model numbers mean?
  • Samsung 43RU7400
  • Samsung 50RU7400
  • Samsung 55RU7400
  • Samsung 65RU7400
  • Samsung 43RU7470
  • Samsung 50RU7470
  • Samsung 55RU7470
  • Samsung 65RU7470
  • Samsung 43RU7410
  • Samsung 50RU7410

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    LG UM7600: mid range of LG 2019 (UM7500)

    The LG UM7600 is a mid-range TV 2019. This TV has an IPS panel with 4K resolution. The IPS panels offer a wide viewing angle, making it ideal for living rooms with sofas on the sides. On the other hand, these types of panels are not recommended for watching TV in the dark, since the blackest blacks are "gray". The LG UM7600 is mid-range, compatible with the main formats, but not with the best HDRs: DolvyVision and HDR10+. The available screen size is 43 or 50 inches, a size not large for current TVs, but which adapt well to rooms with a distance between 2 and 3 meters of sofa-TV and sizes of 55 and 65 inches are named  LG UM7610. The Smart platform is the best, it includes some new features but for us the main thing is that it allows access to the main TV applications in Streaming: Netflix, HBO, ...

    The LG UM7600 is the same as the LG UM7500 with the only difference of the design of the base and that includes a USB port more¿?. The UM7660 only changes the color.

    Technical / Specifications:

    Specs and comments are of the specific product,
    the same model can undergo important variations
    Screen43, 50,  55, 65, 75 and 86* inches. Flat
    Technology: DirectLed Processor Quad Core de 10 bits.
    PanelIPS 10bits
    Resolution: 4K 
    Smart TVwebOS 4.5
    • 4xHDMI 
    • 2xUSB (*3x)
    • Bluetooth
    • Magic Reomte Control
    • Audio: 20W
    View all specifications (LG website)

    Design LG UM7600:

    Alternative to LG UM7600?

    Do not forget to check out out "TV Buying Guide"
    • LG SM7500
    • Samsung Q60R
    • Sony XF8596

    Our opinion LG UM7600 (veredict):

    Our opinion about the LG UM7600 is good if you want to spend little and have one of the best Smart platforms that allows you to access many applications such as HBO or NetFlix. The price is adjusted and the image quality is correct for the price you have, but we do not recommend it if you like to watch movies in the dark. On the other hand it is suitable if you go to the TV from the sides. Otherwise it's fine, a bit for all kinds of content and with the current resolution that is 4K; We do not recommend buying FullHD TVs anymore. If you are looking for a similarly priced TV but to watch movies in the dark we recommend you to search for the Samsung RU7405.

    Model Name: What do LG TV 2019 model numbers mean?
    • LG 43UM7500
    • LG 50UM7500
    • LG 55UM7510
    • LG 65UM7510
    • LG 43UM7600
    • LG 50UM7600
    • LG 55UM7610
    • LG 65UM7610
    • LG 75UM7600
    • LG 86UM7600* 12bits, DolvyVision 40W
    • LG 55UM7660
    • LG 65UM7660