It’s Day 9 of Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gadget gift ideas which gives you plenty of ideas on the right tech presents that your friends and family will absolutely love.
Today we’re talking about gifts the whole family will be able to enjoy – TVs, Blu-ray and 4K players and the best new movie releases on 4K disc.
At this time of year when families are taking a break over Christmas, we’ve got even more time to kick back and enjoy watching some great content.
Be sure to check back with Tech Guide each day in the lead up to Christmas to see all the categories and take a look back at the categories we’ve already covered for great gift suggestions.
Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs/4K
Day 10: Gadgets
Day 11: In-car gadgets
Day 12: Computers
DAY 8 – TVs/Blu-ray/4K
SONY 65-INCH 4K BRAVIA Z9D – $6,999
If you wanted to use Christmas as an excuse to splurge on a television, then go all the way with the exceptional Sony Z9D 4K TV.
The 65-inch LED TV has HDR (High Dynamic Range) onboard so there is even more detail and colour accuracy so 4K content looks spectacular.
The Z9D is powered by the Android operating system which offers an easy way to navigate the features and find online content.
LG 65-INCH B6T 4K OLED – $5895
LG has stood out from the competition with its OLED screen technology which produces the blackest blacks, stunning colour and Dolby Vision – a souped-up version of HDR – that offers jaw-dropping picture quality.
And add 4K resolution to the equation and you’ll have a TV that you won’t be able to take your eyes off.
SAMSUNG HW-K950 DOLBY ATMOS SOUNDBAR – $1,999
It’s not a TV but the Samsung Dolby Atmos soundbar can make your TV viewing experience even better.
The soundbar delivers three dimensions of sound so you can things all around you as well as above you when playing Blu-ray Discs and 4K movies with the Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
PANASONIC DMP-UB900 4K UHD DISC PLAYER – $1,099
You’ve got a 4K TV and want to watch some 4K content then you need to get yourself a Panasonic UB900 4K UHD disc player to showcase the quality of your TV. You even got two 4K movies in the box for free – Creed and Mad Max Fury Road. But there are now lots of 4K movies available (see below).
The Panasonic player delivers stunning quality and can even upscale DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (which it can also play) into near 4K quality.
SAMSUNG K8500 4K UHD PLAYER – $599
Samsung were the first to market with a 4K disc player – the K8500 – so you can watch 4K movies on disc in all their glory on your 4K UHD TV.
The player has an elegant curve which matches Samsung’s TV along with built-in wi-fi connectivity and upscaling of all your old movies.
LASER BD3000 MULTI-REGION DVD/BLU-RAY PLAYER – $99.95
With Laser’s BD3000 it is not only affordable but can also play DVDs and Blu-ray Discs from any region if you purchase them from overseas.
And not only can you watch your discs but also access other content that’s on your network plus play content from a USB drive as well.
THE SHALLOWS 4K DISC
Starring Blake Lively, The Shallows is a harrowing story about a visit to a special beach on a holiday that goes horribly wrong.
It involves a rather large shark and a lot of tense moments. Makes the shark in Jaws look like a goldfish.
JASON BOURNE 4K DISC
Matt Damon is back on board as one of his most famous characters – the super spy with amnesia. But this time out, he knows who is and who he wants to get square with.
Lots of amazing stunts and close combat along with a stellar support cast including Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones.
WAR DOGS 4K DISC
This story about two twenty somethings in Miami that become international arms dealers is incredible and what’s more amazing is that it’s a true story.
Excellent performances by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as the business partners that get in way above their heads.
GOODFELLAS 4K DISC
Arguably one of the best gangster movies ever made, Goodfellas looks better than ever on 4K.
Martin Scorsese’s movie is a classic and stars Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.