Below is a list of the best Smart TVs available in Nigeria.
1. Samsung KS9500 Series
The Samsung KS9500 series TV comes in 65-inch and 78-inch models with model numbers Samsung 65KS9500 and 78KS9500 SUHD. The Nigerian models of the KS9500 series are different from the American’s as the latter has edge-lit LED panel. Samsung delivered in the KS9500’s high dynamic range making it the brightest TV the world. This means it’s uniquely qualified to unlock the full potential of HDR, delivering incredibly life-like, dynamic and dramatic pictures that also contain more detail and colour information in bright areas than you’ve ever seen before. The Samsung KS9500 SUHD models rock a metallic body boosting its aesthetic in the home. It boasts of Quantum Dot technology and 4K resolution. One great feature of the Samsung KS9500 is the awesome multi-zone full-array back-lighting.
The KS9500 which is powered by Tizen OS can automatically sync with home theater equipment. The Smart Remote that comes with the TV set lets you control cable/satellite boxes and game consoles, amongst others. All these other devices are automatically recognised as soon as plugged in. The TV features a full web browser which would allow you surf the web, use social media etc. The TV set can be used to control appliances in the home, such as lights, thermostats and security cameras. It uses a 4.1-channel, down-firing speaker system (with woofers) to deliver sound output of 60 watts. Ports and interfaces include four HDMI ports, three USB ports and an Ethernet port.
2. LG OLEDE6 Series
The LG OLEDE6 series TV comes in 55-inch and 65-inch models with model numbers LG OLED55E6 and LG OLED65E6. The OLEDE6’s incredibly slim ‘picture on glass’ design technique creates simply the most gorgeous TVs ever made. The TV’s OLED pixel produces its own light and colour independent of its neighbours means the OLEDE6 series delivers levels of contrast and light control just not possible with LCD. Unexpected deep black colours sit right alongside even the brightest HDR whites without a hint of light ‘bleed’ – something just not possible with current LCD technologies. This works wonders for high-contrast HDR sources, as well as making today’s standard dynamic range sources look better than on any other TV. A sound bar attached to the bottom of the screen, meanwhile, produces sound quality that wouldn’t be out of place on an external audio system. The OLEDE6’s lose some detail in very bright HDR areas, and occasionally suffer fleeting colour noise.
3. Panasonic DX802 Series
The Panasonic DX802 series TV comes in 50-inch and 58-inch models with model numbers Panasonic TX-50DX802B and Panasonic TX-58DX802B. The DX802s enjoy a unique design that finds their screens hanging within two easel-style silver legs, between which you also rest the external sound bar speaker (though you can remove the screen from the legs and wall mount it if you prefer). The DX802s’ edge LED lighting sometimes means you can see bands and blocks of unwanted light around bright objects. Otherwise, though, provided you use the TVs’ adaptive backlight feature on its highest setting, the DX802s produce lovely, refined pictures with HDR and especially SDR content that exude Panasonic’s self-proclaimed obsession with making pictures look like their creators intended them to look. The DX802 models HDR are not as bright as some of its HDR rivals.
The feature list of the Panasonic DX802 models includes an awesome-sounding 12-speaker external sound bar audio system, native UHD screens, support for high dynamic range playback, and a brilliantly simple smart TV system.
4. Samsung KS7000 Series
The Samsung KS7000 series TV comes in 49-inch, 55-inch and 60-inch models with model numbers Samsung UE49KS7000, Samsung UE55KS7000 and Samsung UE60KS7000. The Samsung KS7000 series combines great value with ultra-bright HDR pictures and a slick smart TV system. The TV set’s combination of an ultra bright panel and Quantum Dot colour reproduction enables it to deliver levels of dynamism and colour vibrancy. The sets are attractive, featuring slim, metallic frames and minimalist desktop ‘feet’. It’s also nice to find the airy design kept relatively free of cable spaghetti by an external box that passes on picture and sound via a single cable. The KS7000s make it easy to find favourite content via a new, improved version of Samsung’s Tizen smart interface. 3D lovers will have to look elsewhere as Samsung has abandoned the feature. The bottom line of the KS7000s is that no other TV in its price range delivers HDR as successfully as they do.
5. Panasonic DX902 Series
The Panasonic DX902 series TV comes in 58-inch and 65-inch models with model numbers Panasonic TX-58DX902B and Panasonic TX-65DX902B. In a bid to deliver levels of light control beyond the typical capabilities of LCD TVs, the Panasonic DX902 series employs a new honeycomb panel designed to limit how far unwanted light around bright objects can spread. Panasonic was so obsessed with nailing high dynamic range picture quality on its flagship 4K TV series for 2016 that it came up with an all-new ‘honeycomb’ LCD panel technology. This puts physical dividers between the areas of the different ‘zones’ of picture illuminated by its direct-lit backlight system to cut down on the usual LCD problems of backlight clouding around bright HDR objects, and even introduces a new diffuser filter to try and stop the light ‘breaks’ between different LED zones looking too obvious.
Even this doesn’t completely solve the LED’s light control issues with very extreme HDR content, but it certainly does enable the TV to deliver picture quality with HDR sources that for the majority of the time are second only to Samsung’s KS9500 TVs for their combination of dynamism, detailing and sheer spectacle.
LG OLEDB6 Series
The LG OLEDB6 series TV comes in 55-inch and 65-inch models with model numbers LG OLED55B6V and LG OLED65B6V. The OLEDB6 series isn’t quite as ultra-slim and unfeasibly gorgeous as the OLEDE6 models, they do deliver broadly similar picture quality. The OLEDB6 pictures lack some of the refinement of the more expensive OLEDE6 screens, and there’s slightly more potential for noise in dark areas. There’s also no support for 3D unlike the OLEDE6 series, and audio is noticeably thinner than that of the sound bar-equipped in the OLEDE6s.