The best TVs for viewing movies and TV content
Posted November 15, 2019 11:29:00 A TV that’s built to play movies and television content will do better than a new, cheaper streaming device.
The best TVs to watch movies and tv content are going to come from brands that are getting the best out of their products, said Dan Pachter, president of research at IHS Markit.
Pachter noted that the best TVs that can play movies on the web are also the best at watching TV content.
That’s because web-enabled devices are typically cheaper, easier to install and manage and, unlike TVs, they’re not limited to a particular platform.
But those TVs don’t all play content in a consistent way.
They may play a stream of a movie, but the playback might be choppy and laggy or they might not display the whole movie at once, making it hard to follow along.
The best example is Netflix, which is now available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Windows 10 devices.
Netflix, along with Amazon Prime, now has more than 100 million customers.
“It’s about the quality of the experience and what’s being presented to you,” said Pachver.
“What we’ve seen is that if you have an extremely cheap device that’s good for Netflix, it’s going to be pretty hard to find a product that can compete with that.”
Pachters company IHS, which tracks TVs, said the majority of the $30-$40 TV that people are paying for now plays the same content as the one that Netflix currently has on sale.
But the competition is heating up, so consumers are likely to get more than just the same version of Netflix on their TVs.
“If they’re a Netflix customer, they’ll probably be buying the exact same TV,” said Joe Kish, senior vice president of product management at Blu-ray player maker WD, in an interview.
“They’re not going to have the same experience.”
As TV manufacturers build new products, they need to make sure their customers can get the best experience, he said.
The company also wants to make the best possible products for people who don’t want to spend money on new hardware.
But there are plenty of TV makers who are not yet building TVs with streaming capability, according to Pachters research.
They include Panasonic, Sony and Sharp.
They’re also making a few models that are designed for streaming.
And some of those TVs aren’t necessarily better at watching Netflix than their competition, said Pichter.
But it’s not just streaming TVs that are good at watching content.
“If you have a cheap TV that can stream movies, it will be better,” he said, adding that streaming devices can also be good at playing games and video, which are more popular with younger people.
The only TV that will do worse than a streaming device is a Roku TV, which has a built-in app that is capable of streaming video, but doesn’t play movies.
But the Roku is just a basic streaming device, which doesn’t have any of the features that make a better TV.
The new Roku 4, the Roku 4S and the Roku X Streaming Stick are all capable of watching movies.
Roku has also added some Roku-specific features, such as the Roku Zone app that lets users stream video, play music and control the Roku box.
The Roku Zone features include a player that can control the entire Roku box from a TV, plus a video player and Roku app.
But there’s a limit to how many devices you can connect to the Roku, and the service can only play video and music.
The TV makers that have built streaming devices into their TVs are likely going to get better results from the Roku.
The Roku 3 and 4 are likely the best streaming devices for watching content because of the ability to stream it over Wi-Fi, said Kish.
And Roku also has a lot of apps that are optimized for streaming content.
Roku’s new line of streaming devices, Roku TV 4, Roku 3, Roku 4 Plus and Roku Streaming Stick, are all the best TV devices for streaming Netflix, according in Pachers research.
And the Roku 3S, Roku 5, Roku Streaming, Roku 6 and Roku X can also stream content.
But if you’re looking for a streaming TV that plays movies and shows, the best option is probably a Roku, Pachts said.
It’s just the price point that you can’t beat.”