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oi oi

Im finally in the market for a new telly, and would like some advice

Im not a gamer, just film, sport and telly. Smart tv important but number of inputs arent

Ill use a sound bar so integrated sound quality is neither here nor there

I lean toward the future proofing side of technology purchasing

I cant really go above 49" for the space, although am willing to go as low as 43"

Thoughts please hive mind?
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We need a budget.
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Oh and go as big as you can ;)
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Samsung, Sony, Panasonic or LG
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Sandstorm wrote:Samsung, Sony, Panasonic or LG
LG budget, Sony and Panasonic high end. Samsung either.
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RodneyRegis wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Samsung, Sony, Panasonic or LG
LG budget, Sony and Panasonic high end. Samsung either.
I know bugger-all about TV prices in the UK but I'd go for either of Panasonic or Sony if it fits within your budget. We're happy with our current TV, a Panasonic.

That said, plenty of folk here in Straya buy LG and Samsung TVs and recommend them as good value for money.
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RodneyRegis wrote:We need a budget.
Quite. Bang and Olufsen might hit you hard.
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LG 8200 49" for medium price point.
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Don’t get suckered into buying one of those cut price “smart” TVs which advertise having Netflix, YouTube and a few other common apps but that’s it, you can’t install any other apps.
You might as well get at least a 4K screen resolution TV. That’s not even the most cutting edge. Oled or Qled picture quality is even better but much more expensive, well Oled definitely is.
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Go 4k.

Even if you don't have access to much 4k content. The upscaling of 1080p content on a 4k tv is such a huge benefit.
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make sure it's 4K
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panasonic is the best brand around, sony sucks when it comes to TV/Stereos......phillips is worst...LG is decent but will have audio issues, Ssmsung is for the rich, go Hisense, cheaper but a big company (one of the 10 biggest companies in the word in electronic goods) Toshiba is still good..don't buy american crap or australia ones, they die within 3 years..
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Same requirement- in Aus.

Looking at:
- LG Series SM8600 65-inch (165cm) Super Ultra HD LED ThinQ AI TV - price $ 1,699
- Sony - Sony Series 7000G 65-inch (165cm) 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TVSeries 7000G 65-inch (165cm) 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV - price$1,399.00

Any thoughts?
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I have a Sony, LG and Samsung and I discovered that they all have pretty different colour palettes. Among all of them I really like the LG colours.
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RodneyRegis wrote:Oh and go as big as you can ;)
Very much this. 4k OLED if possible. LG OLEDB9P
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julian wrote:I have a Sony, LG and Samsung and I discovered that they all have pretty different colour palettes. Among all of them I really like the LG colours.
I was going to post this. We have Panasonics as I prefer their colour rendition.
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Cant go OLED unfortunately, dont think they start until the 55" and Im not going that big in a medium sized living room


Is QLED definitely better than LED backlit?
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colonel wrote:Cant go OLED unfortunately, dont think they start until the 55" and Im not going that big in a medium sized living room


Is QLED definitely better than LED backlit?
I found Sony to be a solid bet in the 43-49in market - go to a shop and actually look at the pictures.

Samsung was fine if you were looking head-on - but poor if viewing from any sort of angle

LG put most of their efforts into OLED & 55in+ models
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The thing with TV's is that they last for years so you only change them every 10+. Best to go for the top of the range, latest model and technologies.
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kiwigreg369 wrote:Same requirement- in Aus.

Looking at:
- LG Series SM8600 65-inch (165cm) Super Ultra HD LED ThinQ AI TV - price $ 1,699
- Sony - Sony Series 7000G 65-inch (165cm) 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TVSeries 7000G 65-inch (165cm) 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV - price$1,399.00

Any thoughts?
:shock:

I could buy a car for that money.
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not much point in UHD stuff unless you are going 55 inch plus as you wont notice the difference...
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sorCrer wrote:The thing with TV's is that they last for years so you only change them every 10+. Best to go for the top of the range, latest model and technologies.
4K and Smart is the current technology. Every telly over 40" has both now.

But 8K will turn up in 2 years time and then your 4K is "old hat"

I'd spend £350-£450 on one of these big brand 49" 4K tellys. Spend the money you save on OLED/QLED on booze and pigs-in-blankets :thumbup:

https://www.johnlewis.com/browse/electr ... y=priceLow
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a rough idea of budget would be helpful, but assuming it's under 500 quid, this ticks all your boxes:

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-project ... 073su.html

I've got the previous gen of KD43 which I bought in 2016, and they were over 600 then.

It's served well for 3 years, and I'll probably keep it for another 3 or more before thinking about changing it.
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ukjim wrote:not much point in UHD stuff unless you are going 55 inch plus as you wont notice the difference...
No. No. No.

The difference in HD stuff on an HD telly and HD stuff on a 4k telly is very notable. I have both. same size TVs. And it really is night and day.
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Kid A wrote:
ukjim wrote:not much point in UHD stuff unless you are going 55 inch plus as you wont notice the difference...
No. No. No.

The difference in HD stuff on an HD telly and HD stuff on a 4k telly is very notable. I have both. same size TVs. And it really is night and day.

yep you are right I was meaning HDR stuff not UHD....
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Just go to Currys and get whatever end of line tat they are flogging cheap for £300
It will have the same guarantee as a £2000 telly, and you can enjoy the £1700 safe in the knowledge that others are paying for 4K even though very little is broadcast in it still.

I still watch non HD telly , usually because I forget to choose the HD channel on the hoofer doofer - doesn’t make the viewing any less enjoyable.

I have a LG in the lounge , a toshiba with dvd built in in the kitchen, and a Samsung with dvd built in the guest bedroom - all are smart tv, and work fine.
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Yeah, imo Samsung make the best TVs. If that wasn't an option, LG.
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Can highly recomend this one

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-43um7500pl ... n/p4115212

Huge step up from my old non smart tv, picture is awesome and sound is good enough not to need a sound bar. Maagic remote and Alexa very good too. I got my from Costco and that came with a 5 year warranty as standard.
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Poshprop wrote:Can highly recomend this one

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-43um7500pl ... n/p4115212

Huge step up from my old non smart tv, picture is awesome and sound is good enough not to need a sound bar. Maagic remote and Alexa very good too. I got my from Costco and that came with a 5 year warranty as standard.
Gotta love Costco :smug:
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backrow wrote:
Poshprop wrote:Can highly recomend this one

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-43um7500pl ... n/p4115212

Huge step up from my old non smart tv, picture is awesome and sound is good enough not to need a sound bar. Maagic remote and Alexa very good too. I got my from Costco and that came with a 5 year warranty as standard.
Gotta love Costco :smug:
Yarp and money saved can be spent on a £1.50 1/4 pure beef hot dog and soda with free refill
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RodneyRegis wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Samsung, Sony, Panasonic or LG
LG budget, Sony and Panasonic high end. Samsung either.
LG Budget :lol: - The best TV's you can currently buy are LG OLED TV's, Panasonic and sony both also do them using LG made panels.

https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/tvs/best-4k-tvs
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Poshprop wrote:
backrow wrote:
Poshprop wrote:Can highly recomend this one

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-43um7500pl ... n/p4115212

Huge step up from my old non smart tv, picture is awesome and sound is good enough not to need a sound bar. Maagic remote and Alexa very good too. I got my from Costco and that came with a 5 year warranty as standard.
Gotta love Costco :smug:
Yarp and money saved can be spent on a £1.50 1/4 pure beef hot dog and soda with free refill
Or toward a 48 pack of cushelle bogroll for £12 which, for a house containing 5 females and myself , is about a months worth. :uhoh:
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sorCrer wrote:The thing with TV's is that they last for years so you only change them every 10+. Best to go for the top of the range, latest model and technologies.
I'd always go for one year old. TV's have moved in to the 'new models every year' mode with a massive markup.

I got a got a good deal on a Samsung Q90 ex display at Richer Sounds. It was half the price of the new model they were bolting to the wall with almost the same specs.
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Poshprop wrote:Can highly recomend this one

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-43um7500pl ... n/p4115212
Certified, Black & Titan
Shite, that's one cool telly. I want!!
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backrow wrote:Just go to Currys and get whatever end of line tat they are flogging cheap for £300
It will have the same guarantee as a £2000 telly, and you can enjoy the £1700 safe in the knowledge that others are paying for 4K even though very little is broadcast in it still.

I still watch non HD telly , usually because I forget to choose the HD channel on the hoofer doofer - doesn’t make the viewing any less enjoyable.

I have a LG in the lounge , a toshiba with dvd built in in the kitchen, and a Samsung with dvd built in the guest bedroom - all are smart tv, and work fine.
The Lounge?? :shock:
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Don’t buy OLED from LG, the sky Q has left faint lines on it.
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Openside wrote:
backrow wrote:Just go to Currys and get whatever end of line tat they are flogging cheap for £300
It will have the same guarantee as a £2000 telly, and you can enjoy the £1700 safe in the knowledge that others are paying for 4K even though very little is broadcast in it still.

I still watch non HD telly , usually because I forget to choose the HD channel on the hoofer doofer - doesn’t make the viewing any less enjoyable.

I have a LG in the lounge , a toshiba with dvd built in in the kitchen, and a Samsung with dvd built in the guest bedroom - all are smart tv, and work fine.
The Lounge?? :shock:
.......and the guest bedroom! Especially kitted out for a Globby visit no doubt?
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