If you are in the market for a new ultra high definition TV, it is worth shopping around for the best price. A comparison of prices from several online stores across a variety of brands showed that you can save thousands of rands on a large 4K TV depending on where you shop.
You could save even more if you catch the TV on a special.
While the availability of 4K content remains relatively limited, platforms like Netflix and YouTube already offer a solid selection of UHD content.
For platforms like DStv and Showmax that do not have offer 4K videos, many UHD TVs offer upscaling functions that improve the quality of lower resolution content.
The growing adoption of UHD is leading to more affordable offerings from several top TV brands including Samsung, LG and Hisense.
Choosing the right screen size is a key consideration. From a comfortable 40-inch to a monster 100-inch TV, the market has something to suit everyone’s needs.
For the purposes of our comparison of prices across different retailers we limited our search to only 55-inch screens — a good middle ground. An asterisk signifies that the TV is on promotion.
Samsung 55-inch 4K UHD LED
LG 55-inch 4K UHD LED
Hisense 55-inch 4K UHD LED
Skyworth 55-inch 4K UHD LED
Sony 55-inch 4K UHD LED
Toshiba 55-inch 4K UHD LED
The table below summarises the best prices for each 55-inch 4K TV from different retailers.
|55-inch TV Prices in South Africa|
|Samsung 55-inch UA55TU7000 4K UHD LED|
|LG 55-inch 55UN7100PVA 4K UHD LED|
|Hisense 55-inch 55A7100F 4K UHD LED|
|Skyworth 55-inch 55SUC9300 4K UHD LED|
|Sony 55-inch 55X7500H 4K UHD LED|
|Toshiba 55-inch 55U7950EV4K UHD LED|