It’s Day 9 of our exciting Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas that gives you plenty of suggestions about the products to buy for your friends and family – and for yourself.
Today we’re looking at televisions and the Blu-ray Disc movies that you can enjoy on them.
TVs have come a long way in the last 12 months and offers even better picture quality and more connectivity.
And what better way to showcase your new television’s quality than with the latest blockbusters movies and iconic TV shows on Blu-ray.
Here are the categories we’re covering in the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas:
Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs
DAY 9 – TELEVISIONS/BLU-RAY DISCS
SONY X90C 4K UHD TV – from $3,499
Sony’s design when it comes to its 4K TVs has always been excellent but the X90C takes it to the next level.
This is the thinnest 4K TV Sony has ever created. It’s just 4.9mm thick – that’s thinner than your smartphone.
Under the hood is the Sony 4K Processor X1 chip that provides amazing clarity, colour and contrast.
It can also intelligently upscale content to 4K quality on the dazzling Triluminos display.
The Sony X90C 4K TV is powered by the Android operating system so it brings the experiences and apps we’ve grown to love to the best screen in the house.
Read our complete report about the Sony TV range here.
LG 4K UHD OLED TV – from $5,999
LG’s success this year has been on the back of its remarkable OLED technology – something that sets it apart from its rival brands.
Available in 55-inch and 65-inch versions, this curved TV combines 4K Ultra High Definition quality with the remarkable OLED (organic light emitting diode) to deliver incredible black levels and stunning colour that sets a new standard for home viewing.
On the design side, the screen is super thin because there is no need for backlight thanks to the self illuminating OLED format.
This is one of the best TVs money can buy.
Read our complete review of the LG 4K UHD Curved OLED TV here.
SAMSUNG 65-INCH CURVED SERIES 9 SUHD TV – $9,999
You don’t become the world’s number one TV without continually producing great televisions year in and year out.
This year Samsung is once again at the forefront with its 65-inch curved Series 9 television.
This TV uses nano-crystal technology – the feature that puts the S in SUHD but what the S stands for could be anyone’s guess – super, sensational, special – take your pick.
The TV is running Samsung’s very own Tizen operating system so you’ve got all the smarts as well as access to apps and content.
Picture quality will hit you between the eyes – it is incredibly sharp and bright.
This Samsung TV creates an all-new standard.
Read our complete review of the Samsung 65-inch curved Series 9 smart TV here.
PANASONIC CX800 4K UHD TV – from $4,299
Panasonic’s new TVs have a thin bezel around the screen that can display four times the resolution of a full HD television.
That impressive screen is backed by the Studio Master Processor that controls colour, contrast and clarity so there’s plenty of bright warm colours and an incredible level of detail.
Panasonic has ticked the boxes when it comes to control, convenience and quality.
Available in 55 and 65-inch models, the CX800 can also be easily controlled by your voice.
The Panasonic CX800 is a high-end TV for anyone looking for high-end performance.
Read our complete report about the Panasonic TV range here.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
The remake of the 1960’s series is a cross between a Bond film and Mission Impossible.
There’s gadgetry, intriguing characters and a fast-paced story. The film does a great job recreating the 1960s look and feel.
Starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, Man from U.N.C.L.E. tells the story of the US and Russian operatives who must work together to find a missing scientist who holds the key to prevent worldwide nuclear destruction.
STAR WARS STEELBOOK EDITION
With the Star Wars The Force Awakens now in theatres there’s been no better time to relive the earlier movies in preparation for Episode VII.
Each Blu-ray Disc comes in a steel case and the cover features a different character on each movie.
A must for collectors and anyone who want to enjoy the colourful Star Wars universe.
Read our complete report about the Star Wars Steelbook editions here.
X FILES COLLECTOR’S SET
The truth is out there and fans of the series can find it in this complete box set which includes all nine series of the TV show as well as the two feature films.
This comprehensive collector’s set follow Agents Mulder and Scully as they investigate strange phenomena.
And being on Blu-ray, the series has never looked so good.
I want to believe.