The Best TVs of CES 2019 | LG Rollable, GZ2000, Sony AG9, ZG9, Samsung Micro LED and more

  • Published on Jan 12, 2019
  • We take our annual pilgrimage to Red Rock Canyon for our best TV and round up video. We recap our week spent out in Vegas for this years CES show and let you know which TVs have impressed us and we also announce our Best in Show winner. If you have enjoyed our coverage this year please like and subscribe and give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Well nas
    Well nas 4 months ago

    MicroLED was first introduce by Sony. Guess Sony sell it to Samsung.

  • Jeff Assassin
    Jeff Assassin 5 months ago

    Why is this guy in the desert reporting on tvs from ces? Shouldn't he be at CES?

  • quatz1981
    quatz1981 5 months ago

    Overall great coverage of the show.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 5 months ago

    Great reviews, thank you.

  • Anders Madsen
    Anders Madsen 5 months ago

    I might buy a TV every 5 years. HDMI 2.1 is way too important for me to invest in a TV now without it. My plan is HDMI 2.1 this upgrade and micro LED next

  • James Wilkinson
    James Wilkinson 5 months ago

    Would NEVER buy another Samsung TV. I bought their top of the range TV a couple of years ago and within two years there was banding at the side AND bottom of the picture. They are utter crap IMO. I now own a Panasonic and it’s WAAAAY better than the Samsung ever was banding aside.

  • Boe Dillard
    Boe Dillard 5 months ago +1

    Sorry I think the rollable thing is about as necessary as rear lighting or a combination VCR/TV. I'm going to look at this as a glass half full year with promise of much better things next year. If we can have top emissive OLED with significantly more brightness and less chance of burn in and possibly microled single sheet design for consumers in 2020 we may really finally be moving forward again.

  • Headcartoon
    Headcartoon 6 months ago

    Shoot your videos in 4K. Geez you’re a TV tech review channel.

  • Pro1er
    Pro1er 6 months ago

    Warning! Skip the first 30 seconds to avoid really loud, unnecessary, annoying "music".

  • MaZEEZaM
    MaZEEZaM 6 months ago +4

    That intro music is WAY TO LOUD!!! I had to suddenly pause it and turn the volume down so I didn't wake people. Otherwise, Great video and great coverage :-)

  • Lee Varino
    Lee Varino 6 months ago

    You’re forgetting. VIZIO. They showed up big time with P series Quantum

    • MaZEEZaM
      MaZEEZaM 6 months ago

      Lee Varino Visio isn’t available outside the US

  • djgcue
    djgcue 6 months ago

    Unfortunately, we can't buy it in the US @ 5:45

  • Bill Crane
    Bill Crane 6 months ago

    Except for most of the Sony's, all the TVs were set to vivid mode. The "blind" people have never seen nature just neon.

  • reviewfor thetube
    reviewfor thetube 6 months ago

    That's awesome you thought that highly of panasonic because I know that tv is amazing I might actually be getting a vizio this year because of bang for your buck I know I want a full array local dimming with plenty of zones with quantom dot and over 1000 nits of peak brightness for 1000 dollars hell the m series has so much to offer and that's going to have the price point of past m series and that's amazing to me so your looking at getting a full array local dimming with high peak brightness and quantom dot disp is way for around 700 dollars for the 55 inch how the helk can you best that for the price I think there going to be the best budget and best mid range TVs this year hell there p series quantom x may even be one of the best led tvs with 2900 nits peak brightness 400 local dimming zone or 500 something like that and quantom dot and around the p series quantom price from last year again best too model bang for your buck and the thing is there local dimming is actually really good think about it all of there models have double of what they did last year some even more and with there algarithm already it's going to be amazing alot of companies have a good amount of zones but still bloom like crazy or are way to aggressive so I cant wait to see it in person

    • Itachi Uchiha
      Itachi Uchiha 5 months ago

      I sell TV's for a living. You might want to put the Vizios specs on a side to side comparison with TCL. I love Vizios deep color spectrum, the TCL can do the same thing for less. If your looking for more bang for your buck take a look at TCL. They've actually been in the market over 15 to 20 years longer than Vizio. They're mainly stationed in Hong Kong and has a huge building that has been featured in some of today's major Hollywood films. If Hollywood didn't like you in their filming air space they would CG the buildings they don't want featured. Don't limit your options.

  • Rokib
    Rokib 6 months ago

    A lot of false information

  • melvin khosa
    melvin khosa 6 months ago

    I miss the other guy who use to host these. This guy's accent is weird.

    • bitTorrenter
      bitTorrenter 5 months ago

      This guy is from Scotland. I believe.

  • Island Nassau
    Island Nassau 6 months ago

    i live in the us region. what's the possibility of me purchasing another Panasonic TV. i purchased my veria from amazon

    • AVForums
      AVForums  6 months ago

      You may be able to import from Canada?

  • Cesar Villegas
    Cesar Villegas 6 months ago +3

    I disagree with the best award, it should have gone to LG 4K OLED Lineup as its the only 4K OLED lineup with HDMI 2.1 this year (others are TCL LED and Sony 8K LED), they are far beyond the competition in features (4K120, Improved 120hz/25% cycle BFI, VRR, QFT, etc) that they well deserve it...

    • MaZEEZaM
      MaZEEZaM 6 months ago

      Karl because it enables 4K at 120Hz, which is fantastic for gaming for those that want to connect their pc, or future consoles.

    • Karl
      Karl 6 months ago

      Why are you going on about 2.1 it's for 8K TVs anything needed such a VRF can be added via firmware ?
      Best in show is Panasonic get over it.

  • Bud The Cyborg
    Bud The Cyborg 6 months ago +1

    As long as the 65" QLED 8K isn't ridiculously expensive, and it has all the capabilities of the 4K models (48G 4K120fps), then I will probably just go for 8K this year.
    That upscaling sounds like a feature I would appreciate.

    • Nathalie Emmanuel 2020
      Nathalie Emmanuel 2020 5 months ago +1

      I’ll wait till next year when it starts to get mainstream

    • Jose's Channel
      Jose's Channel 6 months ago

      Samsung has it listed on their website as $6,999.99. 👍

  • richmouland
    richmouland 6 months ago

    Ah, the cheese head 2000. He he.

  • mg tow
    mg tow 6 months ago +3

    What the people want is an 8K 75 inch or higher OLED with HDMI 2.1 with onboard 3D......

    • MaZEEZaM
      MaZEEZaM 6 months ago +1

      mg tow bugger the 3D, I don’t care about that.

  • B J
    B J 6 months ago

    so many dumb comments below smh

  • Tony Z
    Tony Z 6 months ago +1

    Agree with the Panasonic as the best OLED. Held off the 65 inch FZ 950 here in Canada as I was waiting for the possibility of higher peak brightness on the new models and hopefully fix that little micro stutter over slow panning sequences. Loved the new add-ons though that I didn't expect. Can't wait for you to get it in-shop and do a full review - which I know you'll be doing as soon as you get your hands on it.

  • Tony Z
    Tony Z 6 months ago +1

    Great job Phil - in absence of your regular sidekick.

    T CREED 6 months ago

    I want a 75inch 8k tv with 3D..

  • Tase
    Tase 6 months ago +7

    I have to disagree that HDMI 2.1 isnt needed on Tv’s this year. This may technically be correct but a TV purchase is a long term investment that most people cannot afford to upgrade every year. So, if one is in the market for a new TV then this makes absolute sense to buy one that has the very features that we might need in the coming years or do what Samsung does and have a separate external box that can be upgraded relatively cheaply.

    • GimpyGGaming
      GimpyGGaming 2 months ago

      Tase I disagree with your disagreement. HDMI 2.1 doesn’t have sorted out standards yet(May 2019) and the attributes people want are bandwidth for 8K and eARC which have no apps for years to come. Waiting for a future proof tv will require infinite time.

  • Adriaan
    Adriaan 6 months ago +5

    ‘Best in show’ but no HDMI 2.1?? “ISN’T GOING TO BE A BIG THING”??! What...
    8k is a thing that you can have in 2019, so are all the other things HDMI 2.1 brings.
    Look at a company that manages to bring HDMI 2.1 for ‘best in show’.

    • Mordakie
      Mordakie 5 months ago

      tbh he's right

    • Michelle Alexandria
      Michelle Alexandria 6 months ago +7

      Adriaan a $15k tv isn’t a thing. a $15k tv that has NO Native content available for it is even LESS of a thing.

  • Ben 01
    Ben 01 6 months ago +1

    One thing I know for certain is that LG cant guarantee no burn ins for you. They wouldnt even mention the word burn ins lol. Now they are transitioning to nano sys which is a quantum dot tech lol

    • Michelle Alexandria
      Michelle Alexandria 6 months ago

      woopit 01 No LCD maker guaranteed no Banding, Blooming, Flashlighting, or DSE. But hey, Burn In.... But hey, every LCD TV in the world is absolutely perfect.

  • Tech and Travel
    Tech and Travel 6 months ago +8

    Sorry but i don't believe for one minute that Samsung wouldn't let people get near the 75 inch micro led TV for health and safety reasons/people climbing on the stage,they have done it to keep people at a distance for some reason.Why didn't they have another on display that people could get up close and personal with ? i know it's not in mass production but they must have more than one of them.

    • Boe Dillard
      Boe Dillard 5 months ago

      They didn't want people noticing the GINORMOUS cracks in the jigsaw puzzle TV. When they come out with a 75" and 85" single sheet microLED they'll control the market. Until then I don't think most people will want cracks in their screens for each panel.

    • Tech and Travel
      Tech and Travel 6 months ago +1

      @reviewfor thetube im going by what the guy said at the start, and the guy said he didn't think it was because Samsung didn't want us to get too close but it was the way it was set up and healthy and safety and all the rest of it you can understand why they didn't want people climbing up and down onto that stage.

    • reviewfor thetube
      reviewfor thetube 6 months ago +1

      It's because of all of the competition around them remember it hasn't been released yet and other companies could see what there doing it was smart by samsung they dont want anybody stealing the idea just remember the pros all around can look at a tv and figure out what's going on inside of the display samsung has always had amazing picture quality there not hiding anything but the new tech and for good reason that's why even he said I can understand why there doing it and for good reasons

  • The Boogeyman
    The Boogeyman 6 months ago +8

    That Panasonic TV has a really nice design looks slick like a Lamborghini

    • Play GT
      Play GT 6 months ago +1

      With vintage desing, retro style

  • Jordan Norton
    Jordan Norton 6 months ago +1

    Xg95 has my name on it

  • Sam Esdale
    Sam Esdale 6 months ago

    Haven't bought a Panasonic in years! How good are they for smart features and the OS? Also how good are they for quality control and long term wear?

  • Ramon Stodghill
    Ramon Stodghill 6 months ago +4

    It's oled so it sucks because of burn in

    • Oppenheimer
      Oppenheimer 4 months ago

      For high-end products it's rare.

    • FreeD00M
      FreeD00M 5 months ago +1

      @bitTorrenter So it happens.

    • bitTorrenter
      bitTorrenter 5 months ago

      That can only happen on static images.

  • apmmasterpc99 apmmasterpc99

    lol poor burn in hater burn in is here to stay for five years

    • B J
      B J 6 months ago

      apmmasterpc99 apmmasterpc99 so many dumb people in the comments

  • Uk Gamer
    Uk Gamer 6 months ago

    Linus discussed new hisense tech that I'm surprised you guys haven't covered. It has two modules one greyscale and then another colour one and it gets rid of blooming apparently.

    • B J
      B J 6 months ago


  • Przemysław Boczarski
    Przemysław Boczarski 6 months ago +4

    I totally agree with you Panasonic stole the show. They listen to us customers, I don’t need 8K I don’t even fully utilize 4K at the moment. As for 2.1 I don’t play games so I couldn’t care less. I’m movie 🎥 fan and Panasonic delivers the best cinematic experience. Micro led, hmm 🤔 I like the idea of it but I think it will not be in for at least 3-5 years. First it will be expensive and then we might finally be able to buy it without paying to much. Meanwhile I enjoy my OLED. In 3-5 years I will switch to MicroLed.

  • DigiTroll Foundry
    DigiTroll Foundry 6 months ago +5

    Lets hope TCL actually deliver some decent products to the European market for 2019 . I would like to remind TCL that 1st impressions count and in 2018 they turned up unwashed and scruffy to boot !!! Lets hope they smarten themselves up for the 2019 European product launch .....

  • DOHC2L
    DOHC2L 6 months ago +9

    Hmmm.... is he really filming in the desert or is he standing in front of the 'The Wall'?

  • Radha K. Ugo
    Radha K. Ugo 6 months ago +9

    Why does Panasonic not sell in the USA?

    • Alex Saraceno
      Alex Saraceno 5 months ago

      @C Johnson So Panasonic is no longer selling their Oleds in Canada ? I was thinking of taking a 6 hour drive up to Montreal to grab the upcoming GZ2000 Oled when it goes on sale in the Spring. I drive up to montreal once a year, so it's no big deal for me. I even see a Best Buy off of Rue St. Catherine every time I'm there. This is definitely true ?

    • Headcartoon
      Headcartoon 6 months ago +1

      They didn’t secure a store to sell their products. That last store that sold Panasonic was Bestbuy and it was only their Plasma. I own a Panasonic plasma 600z 3D with amazing sound, it’s badass. I would buy Panasonic again.

    • C Johnson
      C Johnson 6 months ago

      Good luck finding the truth on that one...they were trying to join forces with Sony to beat LG to OLED but that failed and now they are gone, even up in Canada too.

  • MîLåN SăJãn
    MîLåN SăJãn 6 months ago +3


  • varietyrange32
    varietyrange32 6 months ago +15

    More years to wait for Micro-LED fans😢

    • Dan Beaman
      Dan Beaman 6 months ago

      @sweetbrandigirl how long did it take to get IR and how much sport to you watch per week?

    • B J
      B J 6 months ago

      woopit 01 wtf are u saying ?

    • Ben 01
      Ben 01 6 months ago +2

      One thing I know for certain is that LG cant guarantee no but bnb ins for you. They wouldnt even mention the word burn ins lol. Now they are transitioning to nano sys which is a quantum dot tech lol

    • sweetbrandigirl
      sweetbrandigirl 6 months ago +5

      Right there with you friend , here's hoping my 65" OLED holds out that long it's already got image retention in spots. I'm so disappointed in LG I paid $3000 Grand for this Tv...SAD !!