What to make of Hisense? The Chinese manufacturer has long had a reputation for affordable TVs, speakers, and assorted home appliances – though its growth in the television space has shown there’s far more to the brand than simply budget tech.With ultra-thin models, forays into 8K and projector-television hybrids (you heard me), Hisense is proving a force of innovation in a rapidly evolving market, one where manufacturers are having to compete with new form factors like Samsung’s modular screens or LG’s rollable OLEDs.TV makers are finally thinking outside the boxAdd that to a host of superbly cheap televisions – like the well-reviewed Hisense A6200 – and you have a TV-maker competing on all fronts, with real value on premium picture technologies like UHD resolution and high dynamic range (HDR), even if you’re not necessarily seeing these features at their best.To keep you up to date with Hisense’s latest sets, we’ve put together … [Read more...] about Hisense TV lineup 2019: the year of ULED television
Want to know all the Panasonic TVs coming your way in 2019? Look no further, as TechRadar has your exhaustive, definitive, all-round perfect round-up of this year's Panasonic TVs – even if only one has been announced so far.We've seen the usual flurry of TV unveilings at this year's CES 2019, the massive Las Vegas tech expo for all things consumer tech. Panasonic showed up with a new range of 4K Blu-ray players and audio gadgets besides. In terms of televisions, though, the company is focusing attention on the GZ2000 – what Panasonic is calling 'the world's most cinematic TV' – an OLED TV with color tuning straight out of Hollywood.For more info on what makes a Panasonic TV panel tick, and the beginnings of our list of Panasonic 2019 TVs, read on below.Panasonic 2019 TV technology What's new with Panasonic TVs this year? We only have word on the company's top-range OLED television, the GZ2000, which appears to have... pretty much everything.Voice commands through … [Read more...] about Panasonic TV lineup 2019: the one Panasonic TV we’ve seen so far
Samsung’s 2019 TVs will include Google Assistant, reports Variety. Current Samsung TVs are limited to using the company’s own Bixby voice assistant, which significantly lags behind the competition. The new TVs are also expected to produce better sound by automatically adapting the audio to the room they’re in. It’s not clear exactly how Google Assistant will work on Samsung TVs, but the report suggests it will function similarly to how it does on LG TVs, which added support for both Google Assistant and Alexa in 2018. Voice assistants can be used to control the TV directly (to change the volume or switch inputs for example), to control other Google Assistant compatible devices, or to ask more general queries about topics such as the weather. LG TVs let you access the voice assistant via the TV’s own microphones or else via a paired external smart speaker. The addition of Google Assistant is a significant shift for Samsung, the world’s biggest seller … [Read more...] about Google Assistant is reportedly coming to Samsung TVs
Hisense has announced that it will unveil the next evolution of its VIDAA smart TV platform at CES 2019 next month, promising to take full advantage of artificial intelligence with version 3.0.Each television in Hisense's 2019 ULED TV lineup will boast the updated VIDAA 3.0 AI platform, with Amazon Alexa functionality fully integrated into the devices, meaning you won't need an Echo device to use Alexa voice control features. While Google Assistant functionality will also be offered by VIDAA 3.0 AI, you will need a standalone Google Home device to take advantage of it.As part of its new and improved user experience, VIDAA 3.0 AI will deliver Netflix content recommendations right to the TV's home screen, along with real-time weather updates, notifications and a new 'Discover' feature that will recommend popular apps to the user.Smarter in every wayAccording to Hisense, TVs in the new VIDAA 3.0 AI range will feature next generation chipsets capable of "superior performance, … [Read more...] about Hisense is bringing Android and AI smarts to its 2019 TV range
When it comes to TV deals, there are few brands that can compete with Vizio. Sure, Samsung, Sony and LG might be able to drop their premium screens a few hundred bucks during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you'll be hard-pressed to find something extraordinary from them for under $1,000.But that's not the case with Vizio.Not only are most Vizio TVs just as good as the competition, but thanks to some exceptional deals that happen right around the holidays, they're often available for around half the cost of the competition (see: the Vizio P-Series Quantum). The only problem with Vizio - and it's a good one to have - is that there are simply too many TVs on the market. With four series from 2018, and a dozen more from years prior, it can be hard to know which TVs are worth the cash - especially when the deals start flying fast and furious.To help you find the perfect screen at the perfect price, we've taken the liberty of creating a Vizio TV guide specifically for Black Friday. … [Read more...] about Vizio Black Friday TV deals 2018: which Vizio TVs should you buy this year?