NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:47 pm

Here's a link to the AV Forums end of show video which has links to info about all the major manufacturers.

https://www.avforums.com/video/video-ce ... d-up.13287
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Peter Crisp » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:42 pm

Does anyone know when we can expect to see reviews of this years bunch of new TV's as I've decided that this is the year I'm going to upgrade as I have a Pro so have a 4k source.
I'm at the moment leaning towards the mid range QLED as a set with good picture but that's hopefully cheaper than my beloved OLED which is still too expensive for my liking. I'm going to have a budget of about £1k so certainly not high end but enough for something pretty decent.
One thing I am sure of is that the size mustn't be over 55 inches as it's for my bedroom and even a 55 inch set is pushing it a bit and any bigger would just be bloody stupid.
I'm not bothered about the design and really don't see the point in shelling out a premium just to have an ultra thin TV.
I'm even willing to go with a manufacturer that isn't part of the normal bunch as Hisense had a very well reviewed set last year and if they can upgrade that set and have it priced keenly I'm all in.

I just need a set with great HDR and 4k picture and sound that isn't tinny gooseberry fool and I don't care what it looks like for about £1k.
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KK » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:19 pm

You'll probably start seeing reviews from around March and then throughout the course of the entire year. No website reviews all the TVs in one go. For reviews you'll want AVForums, HDTVTest, rtings.com (product names can be different though), TechRadar and T3.
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by Lotus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Would like a bit of advice from anybody in the know about these kinds of things...two questions really.

1) My Samsung TV has developed 4 separate grey patches on the screen. It started out as one, and has gradually increased over the last few months. They're there all the time, but are more noticeable against certain colours, etc. I have a 5 year guarantee (bought the TV in 2013) with Richer Sounds - does anyone know if this would be covered, or does it come under the similar category of dead pixels etc? I understand some manufacturers/shops don't deem those to be their problem.

2) Having only ever relied on Freeview and my 360 for watching stuff, I'm looking to get something that ideally has: Blu-Ray player, DVD player and a Freeview Recorder. I found this: http://www.tesco.com/direct/samsung-bd- ... rce=others but it hasn't got great reviews (sounds good initially, but subsequent firmware updates seem to have borked it, from what I've read on other sites). I've tried looking for similar products, but they seem to be a bit old hat now - is that the case, and if so, what's the best alternative?
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by Grumpy David » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:59 pm

Lotus wrote:Would like a bit of advice from anybody in the know about these kinds of things...two questions really.

1) My Samsung TV has developed 4 separate grey patches on the screen. It started out as one, and has gradually increased over the last few months. They're there all the time, but are more noticeable against certain colours, etc. I have a 5 year guarantee (bought the TV in 2013) with Richer Sounds - does anyone know if this would be covered, or does it come under the similar category of dead pixels etc? I understand some manufacturers/shops don't deem those to be their problem.

2) Having only ever relied on Freeview and my 360 for watching stuff, I'm looking to get something that ideally has: Blu-Ray player, DVD player and a Freeview Recorder. I found this: http://www.tesco.com/direct/samsung-bd- ... rce=others but it hasn't got great reviews (sounds good initially, but subsequent firmware updates seem to have borked it, from what I've read on other sites). I've tried looking for similar products, but they seem to be a bit old hat now - is that the case, and if so, what's the best alternative?


Can't help with 1 but suggest you ring them up and find out.

With 2, my advice is to save your money and get a regular Blu Ray Player and just rely on iPlayer/ITV player/4od/5od for catch up services and if you want to download something for a permanent copy, get it on the high seas......and chuck it on external hard drive and plug back into TV to watch.
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by JChalmers » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:11 am

Looking at buying a new TV as my current 30" LG is a good 6-7 years old and want a larger one in our new lounge.

Seen this one - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LYHIZR3/

Would basically be used to watch TV and play the PS4 on. Any recommendations - looking to spend about £400.

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by darksideby182 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:24 pm

JChalmers wrote:Looking at buying a new TV as my current 30" LG is a good 6-7 years old and want a larger one in our new lounge.

Seen this one - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LYHIZR3/

Would basically be used to watch TV and play the PS4 on. Any recommendations - looking to spend about £400.

Chalmers

Have a look at the co-op electrical Ebay store as they have 20% off everything but a max of £50 may get a slighty better TV.
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by GrinWithoutaKat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:32 pm

I've been looking at the Samsung KS7000, but noticed it came out around June last year. Would there be a replacement for that coming in the next few months? I've tried googling but Samsung 2017 TVs just seems to bring up articles about their high end sets that cost a good few grand.
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by Poser » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:34 pm

GrinWithoutaKat wrote:I've been looking at the Samsung KS7000, but noticed it came out around June last year. Would there be a replacement for that coming in the next few months? I've tried googling but Samsung 2017 TVs just seems to bring up articles about their high end sets that cost a good few grand.


:lol:

I'm in almost the same situation, with the exact same TV. TBH, I'm hoping it gets replaced soon so it comes down in price. Looks like the ideal telly for me, just £200 too expensive.

To answer your question, I think the new stuff usually comes out around April/May time.
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