This is the final Smart TV countdown of 2016. As we step into 2016, let’s see what’s the best that the UK market has to offer in terms of Smart TVs.
The Smart TV technology has become wide-spread and because of enormous competition, it’s become cheaper. In 2016, we’ll hopefully see a lot more 4K content and possibly newer innovations, better ways to access the TVs and growth of the OLED technology.
As we stand today, there’s a smart TV in every range! In this article, we’ve reviewed hundreds of Smart TVs – both 4K and Full HD to come up with our start of 2016 list of best smart TV.
Introduction to Smart TVs
Majority of TVs in the market today are smart TVs. Some come with smart features that are better than others such as integrated voice and motion control. Some come with numerous applications to make your TV experience a total entertainment. Others just come with a few apps just to fall in the category of smart TVs
They have inbuilt web browsers and majority of them can access applications such as Netflix, Amazon instant video, BBC iPlayer and Hulu.
Apart from media streaming, they also offer games and internet protocol television IPTV. IPTV refers to any video that is streamed to your TV through the internet. This can be in the form of continuous live channels or short clips.
Features within Smart TVs
The features of smart TVs will vary from one model or make to another. Most of them will give access to the popular social media sites such as twitter and Facebook. Some also give the user internet messaging services such as Skype.
Some come with superior webcams which give the user the prestige of holding a full screen video calling to friends and family.
The most used feature and probably the best according to most users is the ability to stream video on demand. Video on demand services include the free services such as YouTube that allow you to listen and download music audios and videos, to the subscription based ones such as Netflix.
Netflix offers subscribers access to a huge array of TV shows and movies available for streaming anytime. Other online services offered by most smart TVs are the catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer and Channel 4.
Apps and Accessories
Smart TV manufacturers are taking inspiration from modern smart phones and coming up with their own play stores and their own Smart TV app systems. This allows users to download and install extra applications to their features. S
amsung and Panasonic have taken this concept a notch higher. The Panasonic appstore offers a wide variety of games to download, as well as the video on demand and social networking services. They also come with other optional apps such as Smartphone applications and game controllers making it easy to play the games.
Some also come with an electronic touch pen that allows the user to write directly on the television screen. This can be used to leave messages for people in the house making it look like a pin up board.
Others come with BMI scales directly connected to the WiFi thus allowing the user to keep a regular check on their fitness and health.
Different Categories of Smart TVs
4k smart TVs
4k, full HD, ultra HD and UHD all refer to the same category of smart TVs. This smart TV comes with more than 8 million total pixels giving the best picture quality. Display is crisp and crystal clear and the detail is enhanced. This display is four times the number of full HD TV sets.
Majority of the big brands such as Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony and LG offer 4k TVs ranging from less than 1000 pounds to thousands of pounds. 4k TVs come in big screen sizes starting from 40 inches.
Best Smart TV Under £200
Samsung UE22H5600 22-inch Widescreen
- Full HD 1080p providing clear, crisp and breathtaking photos
- Access favourite content such as video on demand, games and catch up TV with the Samsung smart hub.
- Fast access to smart features through the quad core processor.
- Video and sound can be optimized to bring the football stadium effect.
- Built in WiFi
- Freeview HD built-in
- Free delivery in the UK
- Discover an all-in-one content and entertainment centre
- Deliver a personalised guest experience
- Deliver information to guests with Welcome Video Channels
- Offer more entertainment options than on standard displays
- Graphics resolution type: WXGA
Best Smart TV
This TV manufactured by Samsung comes with a smart full HD.