On behalf of TopUpTVUK, we would like to greet our readers and everyone in the world a Joyful Season and Happy Holidays! Despite the troubles, the ups and downs, and the struggle of life, there’s always a time to be happy. Being with your family and loved ones are already something to be joyful and thankful for this holiday season. Make sure to read this Holiday Gift Guide 2017 now!
Although, we’re pretty sure that most of you want to be generous and return the kindness and love that you received from your family, friends, or loved ones in a small simple way such as the giving of presents. Fortunately, we wrote this guide to aid you in your journey of finding that perfect present. If you plan to hand something to your geeky friend or to one of your family member who is a binge watcher, then this guide is for you.
Our guide will help you find that perfect present as we listed down our top ideal presents. Gifts that will surely make your geeky friend or tech inclined family member appreciate your relationship.
Best 4K UHD TV Holiday Gift Guide 2017
In this guide, we listed down the things that we believe will make any geeky person jump for joy and happiness if they received any of this.
Streaming devices that let you stream movies or videos from YouTube or NetFlix to your TV became so popular in 2017. So popular that other major brands saw the potential market for streaming devices and manufactured their own streaming devices to offer to the consumers.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular streaming device you can buy. It supports 4K resolution and HDR playback via HDR10 but not Dolby Vision. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is not a gaming-focused device like the Nvidia Shield TV, but it’s much better for gaming than any Roku model. Learn More About Amazon Fire TV Stick on Amazon UK.
- Our most affordable Fire TV Stick—enjoy fast streaming in Full HD. Comes with Alexa Voice Remote Lite.
- Press and ask Alexa—use your voice to easily search and launch programmes across multiple apps.
- Thousands of apps, Alexa skills and channels—including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Now, Disney+, ITV, All 4, My5 and more. Subscription fees may apply.
- Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of films and TV episodes.
- Live TV—watch your favourite live TV, news, and sport with subscriptions to Eurosport, ITV Hub, Sky News and more.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV
The Nvidia Shield TV is probably the most popular gaming-oriented streaming device on the market. The device supports the 4K resolution and HDR streaming based on the Android platform. Enjoy 200+ games via Android TV with many exclusive to the Nvidia Shield TV. If you’re a PC gamer, the ability to stream PC games to your Shield TV makes this device an even more attractive option. Learn more about Nvidia Shield TV here.
- Fast, Really Fast: The latest advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor makes SHIELD up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
- Dolby Vision·Atmos: The fusion of Dolby Vision HDR picture and Dolby Atmos sound transforms your TV into an entertainment powerhouse.
- AI Upscaling: Upscale HD video to 4K using the power of AI. Crisper, clearer video enhanced to 4K resolution in real-time.
- 4K HDR: The most 4K HDR entertainment. All your favourite shows in the highest possible quality. Period.
- Note: SHIELD Stand sold separately
The Nintendo Switch was first released on March 3, 2017, and it took the market by storm with its gaming features that no other consoles had. Nintendo Switch is designed as a console to go, transforming from home console to portable system in a jiffy. So we’re pretty certain that whoever gets this as a gift will surely make his or her year. Learn more about Nintedo Switch here.
- Nintendo Switch allows you to get the family together and enjoy gaming on the big screen
- You can also enjoy the console gaming experience on-the-go, without the need for a TV; play anytime, anywhere, in handheld mode
- Share the fun with Joy-Con; detach the Joy-Con from the Nintendo Switch system and give one to a friend or family member for local multiplayer
- You can even link up to eight consoles for local or online multiplayer
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
Any geeky person will definitely fall in love with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony claims that this is their best gaming consoler that they ever created and will be the best for this year until they release PlayStation 5. Get your friend or loved ones immerse in their favourite gaming titles with PS4 Pro and they will immerse you in love and affection too. Learn more about PlayStation 4 Pro here.
- PlayStation 4 Pro - the super charged PS4 - take play to the next level with PS4 Pro: See every detail explode into life with 4K gaming and entertainment, experience faster, smoother frame rates and more powerful gaming performance and enjoy richer, more vibrant colours with HDR technology
- 4K gaming and entertainment - games and movies shine with amazing 4K clarity; graphics become sharper and more realistic, skin tones become warmer and more lifelike, while textures and environments burst into life like never before
- High dynamic range - With an HDR enabled TV, compatible PS4 games display an intensely vibrant range of colours, closer to the full spectrum that the human eye can see
- Enhanced games - PS4 Pro games burst into life with intensely sharp graphics, stunningly vibrant colours, textures and environments and smoother, more stable performance; every PS4 game is playable on PS4 Pro at a minimum of 1080p, while others get a boost to enhance their graphics to incredible 4K. No matter what TV you play on, all PS4 games benefit from enhanced graphics and smoother, faster, more detailed action
- The best in 4K entertainment - stream the biggest movies, hottest TV shows and latest videos in 4K resolution from Netflix, YouTube and a host of entertainment apps coming soon - all with auto-upscaling for the sharpest picture possible
Ultra-High Definition Televisions
LG 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (Model – 43UJ630V)
This LG 43-Inch 4K UHD Smart TV is probably the best entry level and the most affordable 4K TV that features HDR. On the record, it’s been pushing the ranks of Amazon UKs best selling 4K UHD Smart TV. We did though saw it got dethroned one time by Hisense TV but it got its spot in the top rank after a few weeks. In our list, anyone will pop their eyes if they receive this TV as a gift.
- Stunning 4K Ultra HD picture quality with sharp and detailed images
- Immersive sound quality (Ultra Surround)
- Stylish design and sleek crescent stand
- Award-winning easy to use smart platform LG webOS
- Use your voice to find your favourite programs and control your smart home - in-built Google Assistant and Alexa
Toshiba 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (Model – 43U6763)
Another 4K UHD Smart TV that’s been taking the bestseller ranks of Amazon UK by storm is the Toshiba 43U6763 UHD Smart TV. It features an elegant design and amazing picture quality performance that any binge watcher or movie lovers will surely appreciate using this as their Cinema display system. On our list, this is one of the best and most affordable 4K UHD Smart TV that you can gift.
We hoped that this Holiday Gift Guide 2017 helped you in any way or somehow to your journey of finding the best tech present for your techy friends or loved ones. For us, if we received any of this, it will surely make our year 2017 a good one. Happy Holidays and a Joyful Season!