Innovation always comes at a premium, but when the prices fall, it’s a great time to enter the class of the early adopters. This holiday season, 4K televisions are dropping like the temperature — but only some models. The Sony XBR 55-inch takes the eye-popping resolution to under four grand ($3500), with a design that's equally stunning. With deep blacks and rich color thanks to a backlit LED display, the picture is excellent. Made of Gorilla Glass, the screen has 65-W front-facing speakers on either side, giving it good sound to boot. To date, 4K video is lacking — Netflix has announced some support for it, but cable hasn’t — so it’s a longterm investment. But with 4K content seemingly just around the corner, it's wise to plug into something that takes advantage of all those top-notch graphics.
Link: Sony XBR 55-inch 4K TV