With some of the biggest shows coming to streaming services later this year, it's a good idea to invest in a big-screen TV or even a projector so you can lie in bed and watch a movie shown on your ceiling. On top of getting the best screen quality, you'll also want the best sound to really enhance the experience. So whether you're planning to Netflix and chill, or watch the latest Marvel superhero movies on Disney+, here are our picks.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2
Powered by Android TV, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2 sits right on top of our list due to its loud but clear audio, good screen clarity, and a somewhat brighter image. While daylight use is still not recommended, this projector shines in a dark environment. Perfect for lazing in bed while watching Stranger Things on Netflix.
Samsung QN95B Neo QLED 4K TV
If you have cash to spend, the flagship Samsung QN95B Neo QLED is one to consider. Its design is sleek and attractive, and the picture quality is great — for a mini-LED TV. It will definitely make watching Netflix and Disney+ shows in brightly-lit rooms more enjoyable. However, OLED TVs are probably a good alternative to consider as well, and if you can really splurge, look towards the LG Z2 OLED.
LG Sound Bar S95QR
Those looking for the best sound from LG you can get, look no further than the S$1,999 LG Sound Bar S95QR. In my time testing out this 9.1.5 soundbar, it delivered immersive, accurate sound. Height channels were distinct, which is no surprise here, thanks to the five upward-firing speakers. The two rear speakers bring an extra dimension, and work great even in small rooms. Your Netflix and Disney+ shows, especially the Dolby Atmos ones, will sound like you're right there in the cinema for sure.
The Sonos Ray is the most compact soundbar from the audio brand. It's a more affordable gateway to Sonos and its wireless multi-room system. You can easily add more wireless speakers and even a subwoofer to the Ray and get them all to stream music via Wi-Fi from the major streaming services through the app. But while it sounds great for its size, it's more suitable for a second TV or projector in the bedroom. If you can, get at least a Sonos Beam (Gen 2), which has Dolby Atmos and HDMI, for your TV in the living room instead.
Apple TV 4K
If your current TV feels a tad sluggish when using apps, maybe it's time to get an external TV box like the Apple TV 4K. It will do all the magic, and works great if you have iOS devices at home to seamlessly search for shows, view photos, and more. The Apple TV 4K will make your streaming experience even better thanks to Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support. One caveat though — your TV needs to be able to support those two formats for the best experience — and if you're on a budget, consider last year's LG C1.
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