The 2015 TVs shown at CES 2015 were almost all high end 4K UHD TVs. Most were LED backlit LCD Panels, which is a disappointment. LG was the only manufacturer to forge forward with OLED 4K, and we hope they succeed with this superior technology. There are fancy new names for the LED backed 4K TVs. Samsung calls theirs an SUHD (“S” stands for Super), Sharp uses Beyond 4K, while LG uses Quantum Dot. I’m not saying these new top of the line UHD 4K TVs don’t look incredible. They do. Processing engine technology certainly matters prominently since most all of the programming we watch is HD or Standard Def. So here are our top quality models for 2015.
Last year we predicted that LED backed 4K UHD TVs would be the dominant new technology in 2014 as costs and therefore prices came down. And that is exactly what happened. LG and other manufacturers that tried OLED just could not bring the cost down fast enough. We hope that changes in 2015 and they can bring down costs substantially.
We here at Consumer Electronics Advisory Group are huge fans of OLED technology and done right, nothing compares. It’s the best TV technology we’ve ever seen and when it has a 4K UHD resolution and content pumped of the same pumped in, it’s unmatchable. Enter LG for 2015 with several OLED 4K Models. But for our purposes here we’ll just point out one as Best Overall TV of CES 2015 (and thus for the year 2015).
Forget value. This years CES 2015 TVs are focused on convincing the public (and retailers) that you need to spend more money and purchase a 4K LED or even 4K OLED TV. Forget those old 1080p LED TVs say the manufacturers. The prices of 4K TVs are coming down fast. They will enter the mainstream in 2015. And the processing up-scaling is better, so HD content actually looks much better on a good 4K UHD TV. But will there ever be much in the way of 4K UHD content to watch? Only Sony seems committed to producing much.
Bendable and curved TVs still seem gimmicky to us. Bendable is certainly more so. Curved TVs may improve your viewing experience from side angles on an LED backed 4K TV. But here’s a question. All that time and money spent in the last few years developing and promoting the benefits of a super thin depth of half an inch or less is kind of lost on a curved TV isn’t it? A curved TV will have a 3 inch or more depth correct?
Bendable and curved TVs seem a bit gimmicky to us. Bendable is certainly more so. Curved TVs may improve your viewing experience or they may not. But here’s a question. All that time and money spent in the last few years developing and promoting the benefits of a super thin depth of half an inch or less is kind of lost on a curved TV isnt it? A curved TV will have a 3 inch or more depth correct?