There have been so many spectacular moments during the World Cup games. From van Persie’s amazing header, to Suarez’s two goals (and bite) to Howard’s stunning blocks and manoeuvres. If you were watching the games on a pint-sized TV you probably missed some of the stunning details and colour of these historical matches.

Ultimate viewing

Upgrade your game watching experience with the new 4K Ultra HD TVs. These state-of-the-art TVs deliver four times the pixels to your screen. The average TV watcher sees 1080 x 1920 on their screen but 4K Ultra HD delivers a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 to your screen. Experience all of the World Cup action like you were on the stadium.

Samsung beauties

Samsung has just launched their line of 4K Ultra HD TVs delivering the sharpest resolution on the market.

Samsung UN65HU9000FXZC 4K Ultra HD comes with a 65″inch curved screen to deliver an lifelike picture. The curved screen offers a more immersive experience while correcting the distortions that happen at the edges of flat screen TVs. The curved screen offers a more even distribution of light and reducing the trapezoid effect often seen with large flat screen TVs, especially when watching 3D. To compensate for the lack of 4K content, the Samsung 4K HU9000 comes with an UHD up scaling process that transforms your SD and HD content to a closer UHD quality.

Samsung “PurColor” technology further enhances picture vibrancy by adding secondary colours of magenta, cyan, and yellow to the primary red, green, and blue colours. This result is an incredibly vibrant picture. Those FIFA team shirts will really pop on these screens. The Multi-Link feature lets you create a four-way screen split so you can watch the game, browse the web, track the weather and watch for ground breaking news. The One Connect Media Box is a stand-alone hub that connects all your video components to the Samsung 4K HU9000 leaving the back of the TV free from clutter. The Samsung 4K HU9000 is simply one of the best 4kHDs TV on the market.

The Samsung UN60HU8550FXZC 60″ 4K Ultra HD is aLED Smart also with a curved screen. With a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 delivering over 8 million pixels on the screen, you can expect stunning clarity and details. Samsung’s Quadmatic detail engine up scales HD and Full HD content to match the HU8550’sresolution while a 120Hz refresh rate and 1200 Clear Motion Rate motion-enhancement technology means any fast-action scenes appear smooth without blurring. An Auto Depth Enhancer, instantly analyzes each image and adjusts the contrast further to add even more depth to the picture. The Samsung Smart Hub lets you stream both from entertainment and social media sites and with four HDMI 2.0 ports you can connect all you home theatre components. It also comes with the One Connect Box to keep you upgraded to all the UHD and Smart TV technology.


Sony smarts

Sony’s XBR55X900B 4K Ultra HD Smart TV TV has a 55” flat screen offering 3840 x 2160 resolution that provides a cinematic viewing experience.

TRILUMINOS LED display drives more brilliant colour tones and hues and the Sony X-Reality PRO brings more clarity to normal HD images. Sony created the wider screen to also accommodate the S-Force Surround Sound uses four front-facing speakers giving 5.1-surround sound.

The Sony Magnetic Fluid Speaker technology creates a thinner 65 watts speaker with the same high-fidelity sound.

Motionflow technology smooths out any fast moving objects or scenes on the screen. It’s wired for WiFi like any good Smart TV but also comes with a great little app called TV SideView. This gives you control of the TV from your IOS or Android smartphone or tablet device.

Three USB ports give you direct transfers of data and media files from enabled devices such as jump drives and hard disk drives. Its sleek wedge designs saves you space while letting you enjoying an immersive viewing experience.

Early adopters are buzzing about the Sony KDL70X830B’s 70″ screen. This 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV uses the same TRILUMINOS display drives for the ultimate eye candy. The increased pixels means you can sit closer to this TV and with a 60° viewing angle you can be completely immersed in your own personal movie theatre.

Dynamic Edge backlighting ensures scenes are lit in the right areas for a more realistic picture. You’ll get so you get pitch-black night scenes and illuminated bright scenes without any distortions. With a 120Hz refresh rate and Motionflow XR 240 technology action sequences and quick-moving scenes appear synched and natural on screen with no time lag delays.

The 4K X-Reality Pro uses an XCA8-4K chip enhances the video’s picture quality and up scales all of your content to 4K UHD clarity enhancing the colour, contrast, and texture of the picture. Add the TRILUMINOS feature and you get stunning emerald greens, deep blues, and vibrant crimsons whether you are watching TV, film or streaming from the Net. DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified so you can share photos, videos, music and more between your various devices, like PC or tablet, and big-screen TV. A built-in Skype camera along with the WiFi means face-to-face video chats with family and friends will feel like the person is standing in front of you. You won’t find a more realistic and stunningly vivid picture.

LG views

The LG 55UB8500 Smart TV offers a 55″ screen paired with 4K Ultra HD technology and a sleek Cinema Screen design. UCI 1200 technology means Ultra HD and Ultra Clarity with stunning colours and crystal clear images that are bright and natural.

The LG Tru-ULTRA HD Engine converts SD/HD video. This four-step process analyses the source of the picture and up scales it to near-4K standards enhances the detail and colour. Side viewing angles are smooth and the entire light flow though the screen also translates to a more brilliant image.

LG doesn’t have its own content distribution system so has opted to improves it webOS operating system for its Smart TVs. The new webOS has faster load time that makes browsing and selecting from the NET quick and easy. A simple layout makes it easier to stream Netflix and YouTube. Even the Magic Wand remote has been improved to include an Input button as well as mic button for voice controls. It means navigating the menus and web browsers has never been faster. Smart Share lets you easily share content from a compatible mobile device to your TV and the Virtual Surround Sound makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of all the action.

All of these models come equipped with 3D Glasses that let you enjoy the latest in this technology. Be in the moment with all the World Cup action with these 4K Ultra HD models. It’s the next best thing to actually being in Brazil.

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Shelagh McNally
I’ve been covering technology since 1992 and I’ve seen a lot of technology come and go. I enjoy following the trends, spotting the winners and losers and teaching consumers how to get the best products and services for their needs. My work has been published in the National Post, Reader's, Yahoo, Miami Herald and other North American publications and websites.