Sony X930C 4K Television Review


The Sony XBR-65X930C is our favourite TV presently. It’s our hold-over TV that’s meant to last us a few years until OLED comes down in price and other 4K technologies and standards mature.

The most important features of the Sony X930C are:

  • Supports the 4K HDR Standard.
  • While it’s not OLED the picture quality is damn good.
  • Not as expensive as other top models.  It’s still an expensive set, but it’s within range of most TV enthusiasts.
  • Our Sony A7r II looks great displayed on this set.
  • 65-inch screen.
  • Packed with technologies and features and makes the best of less than 4K signals.
  • The built-in speaks are surprisingly decent.

If the $3,000 price is within your budget do give this TV a look.

Xiaomi Mi 3 70″ Smart TV


Xiaomi is one of the better Chinese TV produces and they have announced their 70-inch 4K TV for a price that converts to around $1500.

Their 60-inch TV was launched for under $800 recently too but we find the 70-inch version more interesting because at that size the benefit of 4K is more obvious.

The 70-inch model has a 120 Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution, Android 5.1, 178 degree viewing angle, and about 85% of the NTSC color gamut.  The brain unit is separate from the TV (but included).

Samsung’s JS7000 4K TV: Affordable SUHD Line Set


Samsung’s SUHD line has been associated with premium pricing, but the new JS7000 line is priced lower at $1300 (50-inch), $1600 (55-inch), and $2,100 (60-inch).  Given that these new sets still utilize quantum-dot technology and have full-array local dimming, we think they should do well.  SUHD is not OLED nor is it priced like OLED.

This line remains based on the Tizen smart TV platform.