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Old 25-07-2017, 09:47   #1
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When did buying a new TV become such a slog?

Dear lord!!

This is a nightmare! Last time we bought a new to, all we had to consider was 'is it hd compatible?' Easy enough.

Now we're looking to upgrade, I want 4k, but reading up, if I want to future proof a bit more, I also need HDR too. Fine, sorted! I've found a Sony that sits in the budget, has 4k HDR, we can get Netflix in super hd (or whatever) and all is well.

Ah! But is it an 8bit or 10 bit panel? What does that even mean?!

Am I drilling into stuff too much?right now, our content will be sky hd and Netflix, as well as ps4 gaming.

Days researching, reading reviews, watching YouTube reviews, its consuming my life! All I'm trying to do is buy a tv!!
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Old 25-07-2017, 10:03   #2
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I haven't bought a TV in a while, but I tend to use whathifi's awards as a starting point for these sort of purchases.
https://www.whathifi.com/awards/2016/televisions
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Old 25-07-2017, 11:23   #3
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Think future proofing is a false economy, get a cheaper one that does what it needs to do and then upgrade later. I bet you'd save money and have a more modern TV.
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Old 25-07-2017, 11:59   #4
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Dear lord!!

This is a nightmare! Last time we bought a new to, all we had to consider was 'is it hd compatible?' Easy enough.

Now we're looking to upgrade, I want 4k, but reading up, if I want to future proof a bit more, I also need HDR too. Fine, sorted! I've found a Sony that sits in the budget, has 4k HDR, we can get Netflix in super hd (or whatever) and all is well.

Ah! But is it an 8bit or 10 bit panel? What does that even mean?!

Am I drilling into stuff too much?right now, our content will be sky hd and Netflix, as well as ps4 gaming.

Days researching, reading reviews, watching YouTube reviews, its consuming my life! All I'm trying to do is buy a tv!!
I'd hazard a guess you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between 8bit and 10 bit no matter what the difference is?
If it has a Good picture and you like it then job done. Check reviews but if you like it then Job done.
Myself I always recommend Panasonic,Samsung and LG if asked by friends.
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Old 26-07-2017, 05:36   #5
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Have a look at rtings and also thier youtube channel
Great reviews and do sets for all budgets,
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Old 26-07-2017, 07:17   #6
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I haven't bought a TV in a while, but I tend to use whathifi's awards as a starting point for these sort of purchases.
https://www.whathifi.com/awards/2016/televisions
I used to listen to everything they said until they started telling me how 1 HDMI cable gave a better quality picture than another or how a USB audio interconnect gave a "brighter" sound etc.
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Old 28-07-2017, 10:49   #7
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www.avforums.com for the best technical advice on TVs
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Yes, that's always my first port of call.
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Also http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/
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