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Nowadays, many technology brands are releasing Smart TVs to compete against each other. However, not all brand uses the same technology hardware and software to build them. Hence, making it harder for users to choose which one best suits them.

A smart TV is different from a standard TV as they're packed with processors, operating system, and built-in Internet connection which allow users to stream their favourite content directly from the Internet. Here's what you need to consider when buying one:

5 Best Smart TVs in Malaysia 2019

  • Sony A9F Master Series OLED 4K HDR Smart TV
  • Samsung NU7090 4K Smart UHD TV UA50NU7090KXXM
  • Samsung RU8000 Smart 4K Premium UHD TVUA55RU8000KXXM
  • LG 77" Signature W9 OLED HDR Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ® OLED77W9PTA
  • Sony A8G Series OLED 4K HDR Smart TV

1. Samsung NU7090 4K Smart UHD TV UA50NU7090KXXM

Best Smart TV for bedroom

Price from RM2,111.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,111.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,599.00
add_circle PurColour Technology for realistic colours and sharp details
add_circle UHD Dimming for comfortable viewing
add_circle Affordable
remove_circle Lack of built-in Chromecast
remove_circle Less variety of apps
Technical Specifications
Display technology LED
Screen size 50-inch, 55-inch & 65-inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Connectivity Wireless LAN Built-in & Ethernet (LAN)

This TV offers you more than just a big screen. With 3840 x 2160 resolution, it provides you with pre-installed streaming service apps so you can access them with just a click.

Image details in bright and dark scenes will also look more vibrant, which is great for all kinds of content. Especially during nighttime-viewing, colours, sharpness and contrast levels will be optimized so that it doesn't strain your eyes when streaming Netflix.

Built with a slim and stylish design, it still blends with any settings in your room. The best part of all is that you can control it via SmartThings app directly on your smartphone, so you don't have to get up from your bed to turn off the TV.

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2. Samsung RU8000 Smart 4K Premium UHD TVUA55RU8000KXXM

Best Smart TV for gaming

Price from RM3,659.00

search Search on Lazada Malaysia shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM3,659.00
add_circle FreeSync (VRR) technology and Real Game Enhancer support
add_circle Dynamic Crystal Colour
add_circle Powerful 4K UHD processor
add_circle Built-in Bixby
add_circle Built-in Apple TV app for the first time
add_circle Chromecast Assistant, Amazon Alexa and AirPlay 2 support
remove_circle No DTS
remove_circle No local dimming
Technical Specifications
Display technology LED
Screen size 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch & 82-inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Connectivity
  • Wireless LAN Built-in & Ethernet (LAN)
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Alexa
  • AirPlay 2

When it comes to gaming, nobody wants to get held back with lagging. This Smart TV from Samsung offers lower input lag gaming with FreeSync (VRR) technology to give you the real-time gaming speed you need to climb to the top.

See more details with its HDR support; games supporting it will look more vibrant when it's enabled. Coming in at 55-inch, you can experience every moment of the game, feel every explosion and be right in the middle of the action.

Even better is that this TV has Smart Hub support and Samsung One Remote. Control every single content right at your fingertips from your gaming consoles to your set-top-box, Netflix and Live TV.

3. Sony A9F Master Series OLED 4K HDR Smart TV

Best Smart TV for Netflix - Suitable for elderly

Price from RM10,999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM10,999.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM11,549.00
add_circle Extraordinary viewing experience
add_circle Slim and sleek design
add_circle Breathtaking sound experience
add_circle PlayStation and Netflix Recommended TV
remove_circle Expensive
remove_circle Some slight moiré during detailed pans
Technical Specifications
Display technology OLED
Screen size 55-inch & 65-inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac & Ethernet (LAN)
  • Chromecast

People say the bigger, the better, which is true especially for the elderly who may have poor eyesight. If you want a truly great screen, Sony's OLED TVs are well-known for its best picture quality and vivid colour, and they're also Netflix preferred and recommended.

With Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate built into the TV, witness the ultimate realism no matter the genre of the show. Its 4K HDR provides an exceptional experience with its vibrant colour, contrast and resolution.

Moreover, Sony has also implemented an Acoustic Surface Audio+ which is three actuators and two powerful subwoofers that delivers multi-dimensional sound for an immersive entertainment experience.

4. Sony A8G Series OLED 4K HDR Smart TV

Best Smart TV for wireless casting

Price from RM8,299.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM9,799.00 shopping_cart Sen Heng RM8,299.00
add_circle Immersive sound experience
add_circle Amazing display quality
add_circle Netflix certified and recommended TV
remove_circle Expensive
remove_circle Some slight moiré during detailed pans
Technical Specifications
Display technology OLED
Screen size 55-inch and 65-inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    & Ethernet (LAN)
  • Chromecast

Casting content onto the television from our smart devices for the purpose of sharing with family and friends has become a prevalent trend. However, not all Smart TVs are capable of doing that. Although some Smart TVs have built-in Chromecast, it limits devices from other OS like Apple to cast directly to view content.

Thankfully, newer Android Smart TVs like Sony's A8G has AirPlay 2 feature so Apple users can cast their content directly without needing to purchase an Apple TV, which saves a lot of money.

The TV’s OLED display offers true-to-life quality images, and with its built-in 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme feature, images will upscale closer to 4K HDR quality stunningly like never before. Available in both 55 and 65-inch display, you can now view and focus on what's more important from any angle.

5. LG 77" Signature W9 OLED HDR Smart UHD TV with AI ThinQ® OLED77W9PTA

Best Smart TV for best picture

Price from RM59,999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM59,999.00 shopping_cart Harvey Norman Malaysia RM59,999.00
add_circle Brings images to life
add_circle 4K Cinema HDR quality
add_circle Dolby Vision & Atmos Cinema Experience at Home
add_circle Ability to blend against any wall
remove_circle Ridiculously expensive
Technical Specifications
Display technology OLED
Screen size 77-inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Connectivity
  • Wireless LAN Built-in & Ethernet (LAN)
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Alexa
  • AirPlay 2
  • AI ThinQ®


This TV brings images to life with its OLED Black feature. That results in stunning contrast which adds depth and creates more intensitivity to images, making it pop.

With Dolby Vision & Atmos Cinema Experience, it transforms your regular home into an entertainment powerhouse with cinematic HDR imaging and sound.

Not just that, but LG's W9 OLED TV also has 4K Cinema HDR support where you can view HDR content through a filmmaker's vision in cinematic images with major HDR formats including Advanced HDR by Technicolour and HDR10 Pro.

Differences between a regular Smart TV and an Android TV Box?

Just like all electronics, television sets are more complicated than they've ever been. Smart TVs have been in the market for a very long time, and it's also the current standard, but how do they differ from Android TV Boxes?

Smart TVs

Pros Cons
Easy to set up Limitations on apps and software
Made by many manufacturers Operates on an OS that is more likely to become obsolete
Requires only one remote control Limited casting features for some devices

Smart TV is a television that offers more capabilities than a regular TV. Not only can they hook up to your Blu-Ray player or your gaming consoles, but they also come pre-installed with several services and apps.

The most notable function of a smart TV is the ability to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet Cable and the convenience of accessing popular built-in streaming apps such as Netflix and YouTube.

Android TV Box

Pros Cons
Typically cheaper Lesser manufacturers
Seamless and easy to update The interface could be hard to get used to for newcomers
Pairable with Bluetooth Keyboards Some applications require a subscription
Worldwide channel availability and variety of movies to choose from Requires high-speed Internet to stream LIVE programs smoothly

Android TV boxes are becoming more popular these days, and they're technically part of Smart TV category. Except that they're built in a set-top-box design and operating under Google's Android OS where you can sign in via your Google account to download apps and games directly from the set-top-box itself.

Moreover, because almost every household also owns an Android TV Box, many users found it to be advantageous as it allows them to stream worldwide content via the Internet without having to pay for monthly subscription.

The big thing about Android TV Box is that the software can be updated very easily, just like our Android smartphones. This means that regular updates will give you improvements and optimizations to continually keep your Android TV Box up-to-date.

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