Amazon Fire TV 4-Series TV Review

 

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series TV Review

Type LED
Sub-Type 
 VA
Resolution 4k

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is a very basic, entry-level 4k TV. Along with the Fire TV Omni, it's one of the first Amazon-branded TVs. It's best-suited for a dark room, as the VA panel delivers deep blacks but can't get bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room. It has fantastic low input lag for gaming, but it doesn't support any advanced gaming features. The Fire TV smart interface is easy to use, and it has a great selection of additional apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service. Unfortunately, it's not a very good TV overall, with poor viewing angles, mediocre gradient handling, and a slow response time. It has terrible accuracy out-of-the-box, and even calibrating it doesn't fix many issues with the accuracy, so the image looks off.


The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is an okay TV overall. It's best suited for a dark room, as visibility can be an issue in brighter rooms. It's passable for watching movies or TV shows, with a great selection of streaming apps. It's not very good for watching sports or playing video games, though, as it has a slow response time, and HDR adds very little, as it's not bright enough for small highlights to stand out, and it can't display a wide color gamut.

PROS
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
CONS
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • Slow response time.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Terrible accuracy.
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