As technology evolves and more and more online streaming services emerge, Smart Televisions are stepping into the spotlight. From what a Smart TV is to some of the brands available in South Africa, Junk Mail highlights some cool models you might find well worth investing in. If you are thinking of making the move and finding a Smart TV for sale, or just want to know what options you have available, this post is for you.
What is a Smart TV?
A Smart TV is a television that has ‘built-in’ or integrated internet connectivity. This connection to the internet allows access to a range of online services like streaming (as seen with Netflix and Showmax) and even social networking sites.
Because the ‘smartness’ of these televisions are reliant on an internet connection, you’ll find that they have Ethernet ports or are able to connect wirelessly to your network. Other models can also be connected to the internet using a dongle plugged in to one of its USB ports.
These televisions also have apps that allow for an optimised and easier access to services like Netflix, Twitter and YouTube. Depending on the brand and model you do choose, apps and services will vary, so be sure to check out the specs and available services before you buy it.
If you are starting the hunt for your first Smart TV for sale, some great brands available in South Africa include Samsung, Hisense and LG.
Opting for a Samsung Smart TV
Choosing a Samsung TV can be quite difficult purely because there are so many ranges to choose from. This in itself is also a benefit. Whether you are looking for a HD TV or SUHD TV, Samsung has one that will blow your socks off.
Do keep in mind that this brand can sometimes be expensive, so if you are buying new, you can expect a Smart TV price starting at around R 6 500 going all the way up to R 55 000.
40” FHD Flat TV J5000 Series 5 (Model: UA40J5000)
With a starting price of around R 5 000 at retailers like Makro, this full HD TV from Samsung is a stunner. This Samsung Smart TV not only offers vibrant colours through its Wide Colour Enhancer, but also allows you to watch your favourite flicks from a USB.
With a range of smart and functional Apps, you can also expect a 1920 x 1080 resolution, Dolby Digital Plus audio, 2 HDMI and one USB port, and a beautiful slim design that will add a modern touch to your home.
50” Samsung Smart UHD LED TV (Model: UA50KU7000)
On the pricier range of the Smart TV price spectrum – coming in at around R 12 000), this Ultra High Definition Samsung TV offers everything a viewer could want and a little more. With Purcolour technology, this is a 4K television promising an experience not soon to be forgotten.
This Smart TV for sale has a 3840 x 2160 resolution, Dolby Digital Plus audio, three HDMI inputs, two USB ports and slim design. You can also expect a range of cool apps, a web browser, and the Smart Hub setup that allows for effortless switching between sources and the Smart View App that allows you to share content from your PC or phone to your super Smart Samsung TV.
A Hisense Smart TV for a smart home
Hisense is another great television brand that offers stunning TV models to choose from. Starting at around R 5 000 and climbing all the way up to around R 18 000, you can expect to pay more or less the same Smart TV price that you would for a Samsung TV, maybe even a little less.
Hisense 40” Smart Full HD LED TV (Model: 40K3110PW)
With a starting price of around R 5 000, this Hisense Smart TV is a great addition to your home. With built-in Wi-Fi, two HDMI inputs and a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, watching TV will never be the same again.
Equipped with apps and Dolby Digital audio, this Hisense TV makes use of D-LED technology and also has two USB ports, Ethernet input and weighs in at only 7.5 kilogrammes.
55” Hisense Smart Full HD LED TV (Model: 55K3110PW)
Starting at around R 9 500 at retailers like Makro, this 55 inch Hisense Smart TV wows straight off the bat with its built in Wi-Fi, D-LED Technology and two HDMI inputs. Offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution and apps that truly makes your television smart, you can also count on the Dolby Digital audio for a great sounding experience.
This Hisense TV also has two USB ports, an Ethernet input and weighs in at 15.3 kilogrammes. Along with the outstanding features of this TV also comes a Sleep Timer and automatic backlight control.
Get smart with an LG Smart TV
LG is another reliable brand you can check out if you are in the market for a Smart TV for sale. Manufacturing reliable products, this is a more expensive brand sporting a Smart TV price that starts at around R 9 800 and goes all the way up to around R 85 000. Though that number is huge, there are also viable options available.
55” LG Smart Super UHD LED TV (Model: 55UH770)
With a high starting price coming in at around R 17 000, this LG Smart TV offers loads of awesome features and functionalities. An impressive IPS 4K Quantum Display, webOS 3.0 and multiple HDR compatibility are only a fraction of this beast’s capabilities.
Featuring ColorPrime Plus, ULTRA Surround audio, a 3840 x 2160 resolution, three USB ports and 3 HDMI inputs, you can take advantage of this Smart TV’s cool apps, connectivity features and premium sound designed by Harman/Kardon.
LG 55” Smart UHD LED TV (Model: 55UH617)
Also on the higher end of the scale when it comes to the Smart TV price – around R 14 000 – this LG TV also has ULTRA Surround sound, webOS 3.0 and HDR Pro, which adjust the colours of your screen and picture to create a vibrant, real-life clarity.
3D colour mapping, a 3840 x 2160 resolution, 4K upscaling and two HDMI inputs are only some of the cool features you can expect from this LG Smart TV. Though pricy, this television offers smart capabilities, a UHD Mastering Picture Engine, a range of cool features – like Multi-view and Magic Mobile Connection – and smart connections that will add to your viewing pleasure.
Though you can expect to pay a little more for a Smart TV, its capabilities and functionalities might make the buy a well-worth-it spend. While some homes might not need to go smart, others’ – like this writer’ s for example – runs off the internet.
With great online services like Netflix and Showmax, and stunning YouTube productions and Channels growing every day, the viewing preferences of people are changing, Smart TVs are a simple answer to this change in viewing preferences.
Remember that a Smart Television is only a viable option for your home if it matches your viewing patterns and you have a good internet connection. So, before you buy, weigh the pros and cons before deciding whether this living room revolution is for you.
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