NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread

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by Ad7 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:05 am

Sounds good, thanks

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by BID0 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:11 am

Ad7 wrote:Went to Currys to look at TVs and a 65 inch screen really isn't big enough. 75 or bust :nod:

Have you seen any place demoing a 75" screen? I stopped off at a nearby Currys last week and 65" screens were all they had. Apparently the model I wanted to buy "sells really well so we don't have any stock" :fp:

I'm guessing I'll probably have to stop off at a flagship store in London when I'm next out drinking.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Poser » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:17 am

jamcc wrote:Is this a good deal?

Toshiba 49U6763DB LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49" with Built-In Wi-Fi, Freeview HD & Freeview Play, Black @ John Lewis

Seems kinda perfect for me. I'm looking for a cheap-ish large TV to watch F1/football and play Xbox on, preferably with 4K for the coming years.


I'm not sure about Toshiba, tbh. £450 seems like it would bring some slightly better brands into range. (Actually, I've had a quick look, and maybe I'm wrong on that, without sacrificing screen size.)

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:33 am

BID0 wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Went to Currys to look at TVs and a 65 inch screen really isn't big enough. 75 or bust :nod:

Have you seen any place demoing a 75" screen? I stopped off at a nearby Currys last week and 65" screens were all they had. Apparently the model I wanted to buy "sells really well so we don't have any stock" :fp:

I'm guessing I'll probably have to stop off at a flagship store in London when I'm next out drinking.


No the biggest they have is 65 inch and those are on the wall displays. Those make me laugh too, oh look how much more vibrant this technology is!!!111 Well yes the one above has the brightness on max and the colours set to vivid while the one on the bottom has the backlight right down and the contrast on next to nothing :fp:

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by HSH28 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:44 am

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jamcc wrote:Is this a good deal?

Toshiba 49U6763DB LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49" with Built-In Wi-Fi, Freeview HD & Freeview Play, Black @ John Lewis

Seems kinda perfect for me. I'm looking for a cheap-ish large TV to watch F1/football and play Xbox on, preferably with 4K for the coming years.


I'm not sure about Toshiba, tbh. £450 seems like it would bring some slightly better brands into range. (Actually, I've had a quick look, and maybe I'm wrong on that, without sacrificing screen size.)


The TV looks pretty shoddy though (reading the Hotukdeals thread it appears to be made by someone else). Better off spending a bit more and getting a decent make.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Poser » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:20 am

HSH28 wrote:
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jamcc wrote:Is this a good deal?

Toshiba 49U6763DB LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49" with Built-In Wi-Fi, Freeview HD & Freeview Play, Black @ John Lewis

Seems kinda perfect for me. I'm looking for a cheap-ish large TV to watch F1/football and play Xbox on, preferably with 4K for the coming years.


I'm not sure about Toshiba, tbh. £450 seems like it would bring some slightly better brands into range. (Actually, I've had a quick look, and maybe I'm wrong on that, without sacrificing screen size.)


The TV looks pretty shoddy though (reading the Hotukdeals thread it appears to be made by someone else). Better off spending a bit more and getting a decent make.


^^^ seems reasonable.

jamcc - what's your max budget? Or would you be happy to go for a slightly smaller screen?

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by BID0 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:45 am

Ad7 wrote:
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Ad7 wrote:Went to Currys to look at TVs and a 65 inch screen really isn't big enough. 75 or bust :nod:

Have you seen any place demoing a 75" screen? I stopped off at a nearby Currys last week and 65" screens were all they had. Apparently the model I wanted to buy "sells really well so we don't have any stock" :fp:

I'm guessing I'll probably have to stop off at a flagship store in London when I'm next out drinking.


No the biggest they have is 65 inch and those are on the wall displays. Those make me laugh too, oh look how much more vibrant this technology is!!!111 Well yes the one above has the brightness on max and the colours set to vivid while the one on the bottom has the backlight right down and the contrast on next to nothing :fp:

The only good thing a shop is for and they can't even demonstrate their products :fp: I'm always wary of the picture quality because their video sources are terrible and the TV settings are configured by morons.

I wonder if John Lewis will have the sets, I could try there but it's a bit of a drive to my nearest store.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:47 am

Out of interest, what set are you looking at? I'd it a 75 inch?

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by BID0 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:42 pm

Yeh Panasonic brought a 75" LCD out this year by the looks of it and I wanted to see if I find LCD acceptable before parting my money (I'm currently Panasonic Plasma and tend to find LCD washed out)

Unfortunately Panasonic OLEDs seem to go up to 65" right now, maybe next year they'll be a 75" OLED and if I'm not happy with the LCD panel from this year I'll probably see what next year brings.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:59 pm

Nice. Yes you definitely have to see these in person to be dropping this kind of money on them.

Was looking at one Samsung one and it was 4 and a half grand :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread:

strawberry float that.... but I want it to be amazing :fp:

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by BID0 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Ad7 wrote:Nice. Yes you definitely have to see these in person to be dropping this kind of money on them.

Was looking at one Samsung one and it was 4 and a half grand :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread:

strawberry float that.... but I want it to be amazing :fp:

I always find it funny how much time we as people spend on these kind of purchases... but houses you walk in and can't wait to get out from the house tour :lol: same for car purchases too (at least for me) I tend to drive it once and just buy it.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by jamcc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:50 pm

Poser wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
Poser wrote:
jamcc wrote:Is this a good deal?

Toshiba 49U6763DB LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49" with Built-In Wi-Fi, Freeview HD & Freeview Play, Black @ John Lewis

Seems kinda perfect for me. I'm looking for a cheap-ish large TV to watch F1/football and play Xbox on, preferably with 4K for the coming years.


I'm not sure about Toshiba, tbh. £450 seems like it would bring some slightly better brands into range. (Actually, I've had a quick look, and maybe I'm wrong on that, without sacrificing screen size.)


The TV looks pretty shoddy though (reading the Hotukdeals thread it appears to be made by someone else). Better off spending a bit more and getting a decent make.


^^^ seems reasonable.

jamcc - what's your max budget? Or would you be happy to go for a slightly smaller screen?


Yeah I was going to buy it until I saw the HUKD comments about it being a rebadged TV with a £100 premium.

To be honest, I'm not sure what my budget is. I'd happily pay £600ish for a good (Ultra HD?) TV which will last or around £400 for a 1080p TV. As for size, I've kind of got used to my parents' 55" TV so I'd like one that size or near enough.... Maybe 46" minimum?

The problem with TVs is there are sooooooo many different models and the reviews are always of £1500+ TVs which no one can afford. It's almost like Top Gear reviewing cars.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by jamcc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:53 pm

BID0 wrote:Yeh Panasonic brought a 75" LCD out this year by the looks of it and I wanted to see if I find LCD acceptable before parting my money (I'm currently Panasonic Plasma and tend to find LCD washed out)

Unfortunately Panasonic OLEDs seem to go up to 65" right now, maybe next year they'll be a 75" OLED and if I'm not happy with the LCD panel from this year I'll probably see what next year brings.


Christ, a 75" OLED TV.... :lol: I don't even want to know what that would cost.

(Actually, I do.)

(£5k?)

(Also, well jel.)

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by KK » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:01 pm

jamcc wrote:The problem with TVs is there are sooooooo many different models and the reviews are always of £1500+ TVs which no one can afford. It's almost like Top Gear reviewing cars.

Keep an eye on Rtings.com - they usually review everything bar the budget model from Sony, Samsung and LG.

For example the 50'' Samsung UE50MU6100 reviewed here: http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/mu6300 is currently £519 at Curry's: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-au ... 3-pdt.html

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by jamcc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:57 pm

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jamcc wrote:The problem with TVs is there are sooooooo many different models and the reviews are always of £1500+ TVs which no one can afford. It's almost like Top Gear reviewing cars.

Keep an eye on Rtings.com - they usually review everything bar the budget model from Sony, Samsung and LG.

For example the 50'' Samsung UE50MU6100 reviewed here: http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/mu6300 is currently £519 at Curry's: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-au ... 3-pdt.html


Wow that looks awesome, thanks! I have a Curry's literally across the road from me. Should I go and buy it? :shock:

I have a lodger, so I don't want to delay replacing my broken TV you see.

Actually, the specs on the 49" LG 49UJ634V seem a lot better - see here. Are you sure the Samsung is a better deal?

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by KK » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:26 pm

I'm not able to look myself at the moment, but on a general observation, LCD LG teles tend to be the worst out of Sony and Samsung in terms of picture quality .

Every TV reviewed this year is ranked in terms of quality here: t:hdtv-threadcoming-soon?p=4168241#p4168241

If you scroll down the various Rtings.com reviews they list what the UK model code is for any particular TV.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by jamcc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:47 pm

KK wrote:I'm not able to look myself at the moment, but on a general observation, LCD LG teles tend to be the worst out of Sony and Samsung in terms of picture quality .

Every TV reviewed this year is ranked in terms of quality here: t:hdtv-threadcoming-soon?p=4168241#p4168241

If you scroll down the various Rtings.com reviews they list what the UK model code is for any particular TV.


Thanks yeah. Was reading that Rtings site and they leave no doubt that the Samsungs blow the LGs away, even though the LG I was comparing the Samsung to looked like it had better specs.

My last question would be whether it's worth paying £30 more for the Samsung 50MU6120 at Argos instead of the 50MU6100 at Curry's? What's the difference?

Edit - seems like the 6120 is the 6100; the specs are the same. Are Argos just mongs or are they trying to trick people into thinking it's a superior model? :fp:

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by KK » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:05 pm

The TV doesn't appear to be listed on the Samsung website or stocked anywhere else but Argos. It's probably what is known as a Warehouse version. Same TV but with a few cosmetic tweaks (such as the bezel or stand). It also makes comparing prices difficult.

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by jamcc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:06 pm

KK wrote:The TV doesn't appear to be listed on the Samsung website or stocked anywhere else but Argos. It's probably what is known as a Warehouse version. Same TV but with a few cosmetic tweaks (such as the bezel or stand). It also makes comparing prices difficult.


God that's weird. Sod that, I'm gonna go and get the 6100 from Curry's now. Thanks so much! :wub: :wub: :wub:

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PostRe: NickSCFC presents: the HDTV thread
by KK » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:13 pm

Make sure to check if it is the cheapest - John Lewis price match Currys and will also give you a 5 year guarantee.

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