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Old 18-01-2014, 19:29   #321
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Re: The LCD TV buying thread.

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What would you say with a near 15 foot viewing distance then?

We're buying a new build, still being completed now, but an obvious justification for a new TV. Am looking at 55 inch. Don't think it'll be too big?
Our viewing distance is about 7.5 foot (because of the way we've arranged the lounge) and with the 50" I find it's perfect for me for gaming and movies.


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Old 18-01-2014, 19:32   #322
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Well my nearest where I sit for gaming is about 4 foot and then for the movies is about 8 foot and longer and for that reason I dont want anything bigger than 40". Thanks for the input but I am more after the advice I am looking for rather than being pursuaded to go larger
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Old 18-01-2014, 21:24   #323
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Well, like you, I'm not especially bothered about 3d but do find that the better reviewed screens tend to come with all the bells and whistles, including 3d. And the better deals tend to be in those tvs, rather than the specific model you want!!

I'm almost inevitably gonna end up with a 3d tv anyway!

Google 'best 40" tvs' or something. Genuinely useful links I found!
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Old 18-01-2014, 21:38   #324
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I've got a Samsung 40F6400 and I think it's pretty good but I'm no TV expert. I paid £450 but that was on special offer.
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Old 18-01-2014, 22:05   #325
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Re: The LCD TV buying thread.

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What would you say with a near 15 foot viewing distance then?

We're buying a new build, still being completed now, but an obvious justification for a new TV. Am looking at 55 inch. Don't think it'll be too big?
I sit a similar distance away and my 50" does seem a bit small. In my old house it was perfect but now I've moved to a bigger place it looks a bit lonely on the big wall!

I think I'm going to leave it though as I have an attic bedroom that is crying out to be a home cinema/gaming room. A projector would be ideal but it's a low ceiling, so might have to suffice with a 60"+ TV.

Anyway to keep this thread on track, what is the OPs budget? If you only want up to 40" I wouldn't go overboard. If you are desperate for a smart TV then the Samsungs are the way forward. My Panny plasma looks better than any Sammy LED I've seen, but when it comes to smart features it's a different story.

My parents have Samsung 5500 led, pretty cheap but sky HD looks fine and has loads of smart apps. Football looks good on it but no idea about gaming.
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Old 19-01-2014, 08:55   #326
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FWIW, my parents have just got the Panasonic 47et60b and from my view it's bloody awesome. I assume they do a smaller version.
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Old 19-01-2014, 18:41   #327
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Can anyone recommend a 32" LCD, non 3d, smart if possible with freeview.
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Old 03-04-2014, 16:27   #328
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Apologies if this is not the correct thread, but could someone tell me what bricks and mortar stores I should be looking at for a new TV that I could ultimately get John Lewis to price match.

I can only remember Crampton and Moore from when I was last in the market for a new TV.

I (think) I'm after a Samsung UE46F6500.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:25   #329
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Notice Currys are firing these out for £350:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-...89369-pdt.html

Now I know its only 720p, but picture quality is meant to be cracking. Mainly would be used for playing on Xbox 360, Netflix (via 360, so 720p anyway), and freeview HD (or sky SD).

A decent buy for those purposes? Or worth saving and getting a 1080p LCD? Would be going from an old 5 series Samsung 37" for comparisons sake (which i think is 1080p...)
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Old 06-01-2015, 17:44   #330
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I picked up a SONY KDL 42705B last month. Cracking set once calibrated properly.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:28   #331
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Anyone any experience of the Samsung UE55HU8200 ?

And is the best place to get rid of my 50" Pioneer Ebay ?
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Sister got rid of her old set on ebay.
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Any of the 4K sets worth buying at the moment? Seems the LG 49" thin bezel ones are under £800 now..

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Old 01-04-2015, 14:34   #334
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To watch what though?
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4k netflix, upscaled stuff..
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Old 02-05-2015, 19:07   #337
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Going to be looking for a 50" TV myself soon now.
Wall mounted (so need connectors to come out sideways, hope that's standard)

Seems lots of offers on right now, on 50" sets, but are the all poor ones?
I presume "Smart TV" is a waste as they go out of date, get updated, become slow, and just not worth it.
Just use the TV as the screen and plug a box in to do all that kinda thing, not have it built into the TV.

If I said, sub £500

Anyone care to suggest anything, as user reviews are all over the place
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Old 21-05-2015, 08:18   #338
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Looking at 2 tvs to mount on wall in small back room. both 32inch one of the following two - price the same give or take a fiver.

Samsung UE325500
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LG LB32650V

anyone have a preference? Ive got the previous samsung model with smart features but want something for youtube but not too bothered about 3D which the LG has but might as well have it if the models are similar. In my head Ihave the LG as the better set but nothing to back that up.

cant find a comparision review between the two so any advice would be helpful
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Old 23-10-2015, 11:21   #339
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Looking for a 42" for our back room, mainly for daughter duties, cbeebies, you tube etc

I have a 55" Samsung 8500 in front room and can never get close as its always got Mr Tumble or Bing on !

Needs to be Wi-Fi and would prefer FreeSat built in but understand that boosts cost a fair bit

Any suggestions
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Old 28-11-2015, 11:02   #340
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this any good? - have reserved it at argos - just want to upgrade my old plasma and not interested in 4k - seems a good deal - def can't see it cheaper
Samsung UE55J6300 55 Inch FullHD FreeviewHD Smart Curved TV.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/4367244.htm
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