After years of hype and showpiece televisions becoming more expensive than your average car, the age of 4K Ultra HD may finally be upon us. With four times the resolution of 1080p HD, the quality of 4K is undeniably impressive, but until recently, content has remained elusive. Online streaming juggernaut Netflix took the first step into the realm of 4K content with the release of its hit series, House of Cards, and recently announced the addition of the popular Breaking Bad to its Ultra HD library. Netflix promises more 4K content in the coming months, and Amazon, M-Go, and YouTube are jumping on board as well. That said, 2014 is poised to be a great year for 4K content, so long as you own a new Ultra HD television.
Fortunately, as evident from our four-star Samsung UN659000 review, the South Korean company is producing some of the best models available at an affordable price to match. Though the TV touts brilliant picture quality and strong screen uniformity, the UN659000 still seemed too ahead of its time given the lack of available content and the TV’s expensive price tag when we first reviewed the model. Eight months later, however, the Samsung UN659000 is looking like an incredibly smart buy, especially given the recent price drop from online electronics retailer Abe’s of Maine. During the month of July, you can purchase the 4K TV and a bundled wall mount for a mere $2,299 as part of the company’s promotion. In addition to the aforementioned 4K Ultra HD resolution, the Samsung UN65900 comes standard with Samsung’s Smart TV features and a full Web browser, along with built-in Wi-Fi, camera capabilities, and full HD 3D.