The best TVs you can buy in Canada at every price point – Yahoo

There are so many things to consider when buying a new TV—to get 4K or stick with standard HD, the size, smart capabilities, sound — the list goes on. With so many tech advancements on the market today and every brand name under the sun, balancing the buffet of options with the price tag of the TV itself is important. You don’t want to pay too much for all the bells and whistles, but you also want to future proof your investment. 

With all of these considerations in mind, we’ve gone through and pulled the best TVs for every price point, keeping in mind all the tech you’d ever want so you can view all of your favourite content in virtually any space. 

Under $300

TCL 3-Series 1080p Smart LED Television (2019), 40”

TCL 3-Series 1080p Smart LED Television (2019), 40”
TCL 3-Series 1080p Smart LED Television (2019), 40”

Five years ago, I wouldn’t consider buying a TV less than $300. I’d worry about its quality, longevity and compatibility with my existing audio/video equipment. Now, there’s incredible value to be found in the sub-$300 range if you’re looking for a high-definition TV that gets the job done. The 3-Series TVs from TCL bring all the bells and whistles of today’s technology and pairs it down to its simplest form. A simple interface that brings the much-loved Roku streaming platform to the forefront, full HD 1080p picture, easy-to-navigate Roku remote, and for those who want to get fancy, a powerful mobile app for you to search and even use for headphone listening so you don’t bother your loved ones watching TV late at night. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, 269.99

Under $500

Samsung 43″ RU7100 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019)

Samsung 43" RU7100 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019)
Samsung 43″ RU7100 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019)

Once you approach the $500 mark, that’s when you start introducing the latest technology, like 4K. This 43” Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV features four-times the high definition resolution for your favourite streaming or cable content, while a built-in UHD processor optimizes picture quality—even if it isn’t in 4K. High dynamic range (HDR) enhances colours, while Samsung’s intuitive ecosystem brings a simple on-screen guide, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and AirPlay 2 support, all in a sleek and slim design primed for almost every environment. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $429.99

Under $1,000

TCL 6-Series 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Television (2019), 55”

TCL 6-Series 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Television (2019), 55”
TCL 6-Series 4K Ultra HD Smart LED Television (2019), 55”

For most, future-proofing their TV investment is more important than buying a specific brand name. Television technology has come a long way where you can guarantee a quality display and functionality without worrying too much about the label. For TCL, they’ve built a reputation for delivering on value while not compromising on technology. The TCL 6-Series, produced in 2019, features 4K Ultra HD resolution while bringing on high dynamic range (HDR) colour performance through Dolby Vision, and quantum dot technology for more vibrant colours, local dimming for improved contrast and deeper blacks. All of this wrapped in a sleek, brushed-metal design and built in Roku smart TV capabilities not only future proofs your investment, but offers tremendous value in the sub-$1,000 range for a 55-inch model. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $929.99

Under $2,000

LG OLED55B9PUA B9 Series 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV

LG OLED55B9PUA B9 Series 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV
LG OLED55B9PUA B9 Series 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV

LG has a track record of making great displays featuring OLED technology. You do pay a premium for OLED, which perfects black shades and infinite contrast. Colours appear extremely vibrant, bringing every detail to life, plus LG’s α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor refines every action. To give you better value, LG is offering one year of Disney+ when you purchase an OLED TV, plus, streaming features like built-in AirPlay means you can access content straight from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. For those who want a premium screen and don’t mind a heftier investment, there are some great deals to be found on LG’s televisions.

SHOP IT: Amazon, 1,697.99

$2,000 and above

Sony XBR-55A8G 55 Inch TV: BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019)
Sony XBR-55A8G 55 Inch TV: BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019)

Sony XBR-55A8G 55 Inch TV: BRAVIA OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019)

If you’re brand loyal to a premium label and want the latest and greatest, Sony’s A8G BRAVIA OLED line is a good pla

Your A-to-Z guide to the latest televisions – Breakfast Television

As aired on Breakfast Television, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, on City.
Details at: http://www.winstonsih.com

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Breakfast Television at BTtoronto.ca, or via the Breakfast Television iOS app! BT airs weekdays starting at 5:30 a.m on City.

CES tech trends for 2013 – Cityline

A close look at the year’s technology trends on showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

As aired on Cityline, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, on City.

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.

Show notes:

Samsung GALAXY Camera


LG Smart TV and Magic Remote


Nest thermostat



Samsung Wi-Fi-connected Fridge


VINCI tablet


Norton Multi Device Protection


Winston’s CES tour:




LG Smart ThinQ


Camera by Alex Tutt

Cityline visits CES 2013!

The Consumer Electronics Show—more popularly known as CES—is where hundreds of thousands of technology enthusiasts, journalists, and gadget-makers gather to find out what’s trending in the upcoming year in the consumer electronics market, and I had the pleasure of visiting the five-day event in Las Vegas, NV, on Jan. 7 through Jan. 11, 2013.

Among the sea of people were the latest innovations in technology today, including the smartest of smart refrigerators, eco-friendly app-controlled thermostats, and larger-than-life television sets.

Over the next year, the Smart TV Alliance will be working towards creating a connected environment across all of its member television manufacturers, like this curved, OLED television from LG.  The end result will include thousands of applications from weather to news to games to social media—all from the comfort of your television’s remote control.

When it comes to being connected, gadget-makers are pushing even harder this year to keep you connected to the Internet all the time.  For example, the Samsung GALAXY Camera is connected to the cellular network, so no matter where you are, your photos can be uploaded to your favourite social networks from Facebook to Twitter—all without a Wi-Fi network, USB cable, or computer!

Here’s a look at what I found in connected technology for the home:

With parents constantly on the go and kids more digitally connected than ever before (be it at home or in the classroom), families are facing increased challenges to stay caught up with the latest technology. Apps, gadgets, and “smart” technology for the family are largely in focus CES this year.

Busy moms are in luck this year, too.  Baby monitors, like VTech’s Safe & Sound, will allow you to not only hear your baby, but now you can even see your baby from multiple camera angles on a 2.8-inch full-colour screen.  If you are looking for something to keep your child occupied, the MINDSTORM EV3 will bring your LEGO to life!

Check out my web-exclusive look at family gadgets here:

What are you most excited for in the world of technology in 2013? Share them in the comments below!

Camera by Alex Tutt.