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The Best High Performance TVs

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TCL 49S405 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV

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If you're looking for a high-quality television experience, this is your answer. The picture will come alive in your room thanks to the built-in technology that delivers four times the resolution of full HD. This model features a 10-bit HDR panel, which is an upgrade over the normal 8-bit panels found in most televisions. While that might not seem like much, the picture quality you get with this TCL proves otherwise.

Are you a sports fan? This TV brings your games to life, with a 120Hz refresh rate. That means you can follow the action without any blur. You'll appreciate that when watching a movie with lots of action sequences. Those battle scenes will be impressive -- and sound impressive -- thanks to the Dolby Digital sound system. There is no tinny sound coming from these speakers.

The Roku Streaming TV Platform is included, making finding your favorite shows and streaming services seamless. We found this to be the simplest way to have thousands of shows at your fingertips. It is also compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing you to put all of your technology to use.

Navigating your way around the television is easy with a simple to use remote featuring only the most necessary buttons. You can also turn your smartphone or tablet into your remote

TCL has been delivering quality products since the 1980s, improving technology with each new generation of products. We believe you will be as impressed as we are with this model.

Key Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Technology
  • Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Compatible With Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Simple To Use Remote

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Insignia NS-50DF710NA19 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition

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Insignia's latest entry into the 4K television market delivers everything we're looking for in a product. The picture quality is second to none, thanks to the more than 8 million pixels delivering rich colors, clarity and contrast.

The key to this Insignia TV is the built-in Fire TV, which gives users seamless access to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and dozens of other streaming services. It incorporates a voice-control remote with Alexa, allowing you to control all aspects of your television with just your voice. No more looking for buttons on an overwhelming remote.

Insignia makes setting things up so simple with its dual-band Wi-Fi. And with three HDMI inputs, adding your gaming device or other electronics to this set is as easy as plugging them in.

Automatic over-the-air software updates guarantee your set will always be up to date.

And at just 25 pounds, this lightweight set is a breeze to move or mount.

Key Features

  • HDR-compatible to showcase HDR content
  • Voice Control Remote via Alexa
  • A-quad-core CPU/Multi-core GPU processor for impressive speed

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TOSHIBA 43LF711U20 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition

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If entertainment is your passion, owning this Toshiba is one of the best decisions you can make. The 4K Ultra HD delivers a high-quality picture with vivid colors and contrasts, making it the perfect television to enjoy your favorite movies or TV shows. The actors pop off the screen, making you feel like you're right there in person, which is enhanced further by Dolby Vision HDR, opening up a vivid array of colors and contrasts.

The built-in Fire TV couldn't be easier to use. Just plug in the set, connect to your Wi-Fi, and hundreds of streaming services are at your fingertips. Or, if you prefer, accessible with your voice thanks to the remote control with Alexa.

With three HDMI ports and a refresh rate of 60Hz, maintaining your picture quality at all times with any device is a non-issue.

Key Features

  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • Voice Remote With Alexa
  • 4K Ultra HD picture

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Hisense 50R7E 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV HDR (2019)

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When it comes to electronics, Hisense is often overlooked. But we're here to tell you that could be a big mistake. This Hisense model delivers everything a viewer wants and needs, starting with a 4K Ultra HD/HDR display that will surprise you with its sharp contrasts and pure colors. The clarity is outstanding on this set, and the features are vivid.

If action is your thing, Hisense has you covered. Whether live sports, gaming or action-packed sequences in films, we were particularly impressed with the Motion Rate 120 technology, which makes it easy to enjoy the action without any lag. The DTS Studio Sound make the speakers great on their own, helping to accurately and cleanly reproduce soundtracks and audio without the aid of additional speakers.

It also comes equipped with Roku TV, giving you instant access to all of your favorite streaming services and apps to make this a true entertainment experience. We are particularly a fan of the 4K Spotlight Channel, which rounds up 4K movies, TV shows, and more to really make use of this TV's tech.

Hisense has been honored on several occasions for its quality products. You'll quickly see why when you turn on this set.

Key Features

  • HDR10 compatible
  • Three HDMI Ports
  • Easy-To-Use remote, or download Roku app to use smartphone instead

Some common terms to watch for when shopping for a television:

HDTV

High Digital Television is the video standard that is common in all new TVs. It is a digital signal, rather than the outdated analog signal, and eliminates interference.

HDR

High Dynamic Range is technology that improves the color and contrast of a digital image.

UHD

Ultra High Definition is the next step up from HDTV. It quadruples the resolution.

Refresh Rate

Refresh Rate is the number of times per second a television refreshes its image. Measured in hertz (Hz), most TVs refresh at 60 Hz, with some higher-end models at 120 Hz.

Dual-Band WiFi

Dual-band routers transmit two simultaneous wireless signals, providing a better performance.

LED

Light-Emitting Diodes are a device that emits light when an electrical current passes through it.

Pixel

Picture Elements are the tiny dots that make up the images on a television screen

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