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The time is finally right to buy a 4K/HDR television — the next step up after HD.

I just bought one, which is saying something — I despise buying electronics, and that goes doubly so for TVs.

I’m not a videophile, and I don’t buy bleeding-edge tech. I only considered the concept of buying a 4K/HDR TV because I had to review the newest Xbox One, which exists solely to provide 4K/HDR visuals.

After spending an inordinate amount of time digging in, I was convinced: It finally makes sense for the average person to consider buying a 4K/HDR TV. Here’s why!

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1. The prices are finally reasonable.

I started looking for a new TV with a price in mind: I wouldn’t spend over $1,000. If I couldn’t buy a good 4K/HDR TV for $1,000 or under, then I would wait another year.

Turns out that was no problem whatsoever — I actually ended up spending well below $1,000.

I started by reading up on TVs at my favorite review-focused publications: CNET and The Wirecutter. I spoke with colleagues who know more about displays than I do. (Thanks, Tony and Jeff!) I went back and forth over whether to wait for OLED TV prices to come down. I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube.

In the end, I went with the TCL P-series you see above. It’s Wirecutter’s highest-rated TV, period.

“It’s the best value we have ever seen in a TV,” Wirecutter’s Chris Heinonen said. “It produces images with more detail, brightness, and color than most TVs that cost hundreds more. Even when viewed side-by-side with TVs that cost 250 percent more, Read More Here