I'm interested in purchasing a large 4K TV.

One feature I promised myself I'd check on, before purchasing another television, is the ability to turn the TV's screen off at any time, while still being able to hear the audio.

Sometimes I just want to listen to the TV without watching it, and I'd like to save energy during these times (by turning off the screen).

Is this feature offered? Ideally, I'd like it to be a button on the remote control, so I don't have to navigate through a bunch of menus to toggle the screen on and off.

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    How are you getting the signal to the television? If its out of a cable box you could always get an inexpensive soundbar/sound system (which you'll probably want anyway considering how lackluster most TV speakers are these days) and run your audio through that device first. Then you could just turn the TV off while keeping your sound system on. That would give you your one button solution, and it would also allow you to purchase a TV without tying yourself down to that feature.
    – INV3NT3D
    Jun 23, 2016 at 13:01

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Yes this feature is offered, as for a remote option, I'm not sure.

I owned a Panasonic Viera TC-65AX800U, which was purchased in 2014. It was a 65" 4K LED model. This option was located in a separate "Format" sub-menu, not the main picture options menu (contrast, brightness, etc). I've owned many TV's over the last 10 years or so, and this is the only one that had it. The others were LG, Visio, another Panasonic, and Samsung.


I own a Samsung JU6050 which offers this feature.

However it does not have a button on the remote, but maybe I just don't know it has. This TV also offers smart features like youtube, which makes this option quite usable. However in my opinion the menu reacts quite slow, but it never crashed or so. It just needs some time.

Maybe the higher end models of Samsung offer this feature to and react faster.

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