It’s been a great year for TV fans, especially if you have a lot of money to spend.
The launch of Samsung’s 8K QLED TV was a definite highlight, along with the increasing prevalence and affordability of OLED panels.
4K is the new standard for TV resolution, and as high-speed broadband continues to become cheaper and more content becomes available through platforms such as Netflix and Showmax, it only makes sense to buy a high-end television.
There are a number of great options available in South Africa from major brands like Samsung, LG, and Hisense.
We looked at the best TV from each of these manufacturers that are available to buy in South Africa.
Samsung Q900 8K QLED
Samsung launched its new QLED TVs in South Africa earlier this year, which were headlined by an impressive 8K range.
The Q900 8K QLED TV is available in a number of sizes, up to a whopping 98-inch panel.
The TV boasts AI-powered upscaling features in addition to HDR support and boasts a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320.
This means that even if you are watching 4K content, it will look far better than on a standard 4K display thanks to the upscaling effect.
The Samsung Q900 8K QLED TV is available in the following models:
- 65-inch – R76,999
- 75-inch – R112,999
- 82-inch – R179,999
- 98-inch – Up to R999,999
LG C8 OLED TV
LG has an impressive collection of OLED TVs, headlined by the C8 range.
These devices include HDR compatibility, panels with 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, and are available in sizes up to 75 inches.
There are a number of models available, with the South African lineup of devices topping out at the 75-inch C8 OLED – which is priced at R134,999.
Hisense Laser TV
Hisense’s most impressive product is its Laser TV, which offers a 100-inch screen with 4K resolution.
The TV is powered by Hisense’s Laser Engine projection technology and offers HDR support in addition to 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut support.
The latest generation of these TVs is available in 80-inch and 100-inch variants, with the larger of the two priced at R138,999.