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Hi guys. Just wondering what is the best 4ktv to get for under £400? Would have loved a curved TV but those are rather expensive. What's the best deal so far including decent warranty? HDR woul… Read More
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5m, 2d agoPosted 5 months, 2 days ago
Hi guys. Just wondering what is the best 4ktv to get for under £400?

Would have loved a curved TV but those are rather expensive. What's the best deal so far including decent warranty?

HDR would be great if possible.
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#1
I have this only has 8-bit HDR though, need to spend much more than your £400 for 10-bit HDR
#2
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.
#3
johnwillowlfc
I have this only has 8-bit HDR though, need to spend much more than your £400 for 10-bit HDR

Thanks for your reply. Should have mentioned looking for at least 48 inches. Can Increase budget slightly if that helps.
#4
EndlessWaves
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.


Thanks for that but ideally 4k so can take advantage of my ps4. Can Increase my budget a little for the right deal.
#5
Cheap 4k TV's right now are a false economy, you WILL end up replacing it in a few years.

You'd be very hard pushed for something decent.

The Samsung KS7000 is double the price, but is quantum dot, has a full HDR 10 panel and has low latency for things like gaming. You would not be changing that anytime soon.

My advice would be to spend double your budget or hold off, as it's not a great time to purchase decent sets yet.
#6
ash7612
EndlessWaves
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.
Thanks for that but ideally 4k so can take advantage of my ps4. Can Increase my budget a little for the right deal.

I'm not a console gamer, but I thought many games were also offering improved motion quality at Full HD through higher frame rates on the PS4 Pro?
#7
EndlessWaves
ash7612
EndlessWaves
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.
Thanks for that but ideally 4k so can take advantage of my ps4. Can Increase my budget a little for the right deal.
I'm not a console gamer, but I thought many games were also offering improved motion quality at Full HD through higher frame rates on the PS4 Pro?

They do, but HDR10 on a DECENT TV (can't stress that enough) is an absolute game changer and is a much bigger improvement than the resolution bump.

Of course, if you want that, you're having to pay a premium and also buying into 4k as no 1080p TV's are HDR.
#8
TwentyTwo
Cheap 4k TV's right now are a false economy, you WILL end up replacing it in a few years.
You'd be very hard pushed for something decent.
The Samsung KS7000 is double the price, but is quantum dot, has a full HDR 10 panel and has low latency for things like gaming. You would not be changing that anytime soon.
My advice would be to spend double your budget or hold off, as it's not a great time to purchase decent sets yet.

Thanks for your info. I don't really want to spend a large amount right now. I've seen some decent 4k tvs for around £350ish. I know they're not the full capabilities but best bang for buck is what I'm looking for at the moment.

Edited By: ash7612 on Feb 16, 2017 17:18
#9
TwentyTwo
EndlessWaves
ash7612
EndlessWaves
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.
Thanks for that but ideally 4k so can take advantage of my ps4. Can Increase my budget a little for the right deal.
I'm not a console gamer, but I thought many games were also offering improved motion quality at Full HD through higher frame rates on the PS4 Pro?
They do, but HDR10 on a DECENT TV (can't stress that enough) is an absolute game changer and is a much bigger improvement than the resolution bump.
Of course, if you want that, you're having to pay a premium and also buying into 4k as no 1080p TV's are HDR.

Yeah, but full high dynamic range is the province of £1500 TVs right now. A DX902 isn't much of an option on a £400 budget and even a more limited HDR TV like a KS7000 is over twice the budget.

It'll be great in 5-10 years when the prices come down, but right now you're not even going to get the wide colour gamut they're pushing alongside HDR for £400 at 49".
#10
EndlessWaves
TwentyTwo
EndlessWaves
ash7612
EndlessWaves
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.
Thanks for that but ideally 4k so can take advantage of my ps4. Can Increase my budget a little for the right deal.
I'm not a console gamer, but I thought many games were also offering improved motion quality at Full HD through higher frame rates on the PS4 Pro?
They do, but HDR10 on a DECENT TV (can't stress that enough) is an absolute game changer and is a much bigger improvement than the resolution bump.
Of course, if you want that, you're having to pay a premium and also buying into 4k as no 1080p TV's are HDR.
Yeah, but full high dynamic range is the province of £1500 TVs right now. A DX902 isn't much of an option on a £400 budget and even a more limited HDR TV like a KS7000 is over twice the budget.
It'll be great in 5-10 years when the prices come down, but right now you're not even going to get the wide colour gamut they're pushing alongside HDR for £400 at 49".

I agree, but as the TC mentioned the PS4 Pro it means the they will have a regular HDR source, one of the few devices you really need a respectable TV for.

The KS7000 is fantastic and is well worth it if you are a gamer due to the very reasons I have mentioned as it is HDR Premiuim certified - but I don't know how much you would get out of it if you use a cheap 4k set, or if it is even worth doing.
#11
Been having this same headache of 4k set at 49"... almost got a hisense m3300 but reviews on that wasn't so good so I'm tempted to get da 49" ks7000 but recent reviews show blurry motion in pictures and some back panel issues also...... Honestly I am lost myself
#12
ash7612
EndlessWaves
Samsung UE40K6300? Circa £400 and curved. It's not 4K, but 4K is pretty pointless at that size unless it's going to sit on a desktop or otherwise by viewed really closely.
Thanks for that but ideally 4k so can take advantage of my ps4. Can Increase my budget a little for the right deal.

HDR is the best improvement with 4k imo, so buying an 8bit set is pointless if you ask me.
#13
So guys what do you recommend on a budget of £400 ish?
#14
Same as a lot of you guys the actual decent UltraHD are way to expensive atm. The others are not the full package and for tech minded will leave disappointed especially a year or two down the line. Sucks.
#15
think hisense do 10bit HDR TVs around 48" around £400 but haven't got one so couldn't recommend.
#16
jez794
think hisense do 10bit HDR TVs around 48" around £400 but haven't got one so couldn't recommend.

Their HDR10 is not certified (needs to hit industry standard) and it is MUCH more than £400.

I'd probably just pick up that Hitachi 48inch from Argos for £400, then upgrade in a few years - similar to what people did with 720p to 1080p panels.
#17
ash7612
So guys what do you recommend on a budget of £400 ish?
Do you need to 'upgrade' just yet? Hisense offer the best 'bang for buck' with the Hisense H55M7000 but that's still going to cost you at least £600 plus.

Richer Sounds Ex demo units might be the way to go. Thing is at that price point you're unlikely to be wowed. Depending on how far you sit from the TV I am of the impression that 4K only really comes into its own with a 50"+ TV.

We're right on the cusp of where is the technology going to go in regards to HRD standards. We already have UHD Premium Certified and I believe another is Dolby Vision HDR.

This ex demo from Richer Sounds could be worth a consideration: http://www.richersounds.com/showclearanceproduct/buy/SAMS-UE50KU6000-ES/Samsung+Ue50ku6000+ES.html
#18
GasGaGlide
Same as a lot of you guys the actual decent UltraHD are way to expensive atm. The others are not the full package and for tech minded will leave disappointed especially a year or two down the line. Sucks.

Ultra HD is just 4K and has nothing to do with HDR. UHD is easy on TVs, hard on content and not a particularly big image quality improvement for typical TV sizes and viewing distances.

HDR is a bit of a muddle because there are a couple of technologies under that banner.

HDR itself is a higher brightness range that makes picture elements such as light sources and highlights more convincing by making them much brighter than the surrounding picture. This requires the ability to brighten the backlight in just a small part of the image which is currently only found on high end TVs. Generally cheaper TVs have less fine control and/or lower peak brightness. This starts at around £650 at 50-55" with models like the LG UH770 and Hisense M7000, but some people reckon Samsung's KS7000 is the point where it starts to be noticeable.

The change in broadcasting standards requires to include this new picture information has also resulted in manufacturers agreeing to make a wider colour range the new standard. That's technically Rec. 2020 but the narrower DCI-P3 is currently being used as an intermediate step for both current content and this generation of hardware. This is also where the 8-bit+FRC vs. 10-bit debate comes in, but it makes so little difference in practice it's hard to understand why people have latched onto that and not the much larger differences.

90% of DCI-P3 colour space coverage is available starting at around £550 with models like the Samsung KU6400 and Panasonic DX700.

Anything cheaper than that which claims HDR is effectively just saying that it can display any content that's HDR-only if such a thing ever gets made.

HDR could be a notable improvement in TV picture quality if they can get the price down, but it's a few years away from mainstream prices.

In short, at this sort of budget I'd just focus on general picture quality and ignore 4K/HDR. You've got my recommendation for the K6300 above if you want something curved but most TVs at ~£450-500 for 49/50" don't suffer from any major issues (in picture quality anyway, the sound can be ropey).
#19
Go halfway and get the Panasonic tx-50dx750 for £599 from Panasonics eBay outlet shop. Includes delivery and 12 months warranty and HDR10 on a 4k screen
#20
androidavis
Go halfway and get the Panasonic tx-50dx750 for £599 from Panasonics eBay outlet shop. Includes delivery and 12 months warranty and HDR10 on a 4k screen

With a 500cd/m² peak brightness and just four dimming zones it's not a TV to pick if you want to show HDR off at it's best, although it's a good TV generally.
#21
I bought this Samsung 4k TV for £349, and I think others got it for £299 during the Black Friday sales:

It's not a 10 bit panel, but 4k blu rays and gaming through my Xbox one S is considerably better than on my full HD TV. It's a 40 inch TV, and I can definitely see the difference from full HD. Hope this helps.

http://www.sonicdirect.co.uk/prod/4K-Ultra-HD-TVs/Samsung-UE40KU6020-40-4K-HDR-Ultra-HD-Flat-Smart-LED-TV-1300-PQI-in-Black?utm_source=googlemerchant&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googlemerchant&gclid=Cj0KEQiAuJXFBRDirIGnpZLE-N4BEiQAqV0KGq0loL71L_EbZiBEZ1Dddy9InBprC1sq0c_bj4tYz1oaAqMH8P8HAQ
#22
EndlessWaves
androidavis
Go halfway and get the Panasonic tx-50dx750 for £599 from Panasonics eBay outlet shop. Includes delivery and 12 months warranty and HDR10 on a 4k screen

With a 500cd/m² peak brightness and just four dimming zones it's not a TV to pick if you want to show HDR off at it's best, although it's a good TV generally.


I am going by the op not having the budget, but fair points

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