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Need some advice. I'm not super clued up on current TV. So looking for you techy experts for advice. Every TV deal someone says 8bit not 10bit, cheap boards etc I'm so confused. I don't have much luc… Read More
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6m, 4w agoPosted 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Need some advice. I'm not super clued up on current TV. So looking for you techy experts for advice. Every TV deal someone says 8bit not 10bit, cheap boards etc I'm so confused. I don't have much luck (especially with very ill health this year) decided to treat my wife & I to a new TV.
So I'm looking for a 4k smart TV 55" or more and my budget is £600 max
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6m, 4w agoPosted 6 months, 4 weeks ago
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#1
£689 HDR which is what you need for true 4K. John Lewis offer free 5 year guarantee too. Check out the reviews no matter what TV you choose.


https://m.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue55ku6400-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-55-with-freeview-hd-freesat-hd-playstation-now-active-crystal-colour/p/2693380

Edited By: rodders443 on Nov 26, 2016 15:04
#2
Out of stock and over my budget.
Any others in stock under £599
#3
Six year warranty for free but will need to go to the shop, £599

http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/SAMS-UE55KU6020
#5
LG And Sony have the most complete collection of Smart Apps this year. I'm not sure if the Sony XD70 is in budget at 55" but something like the LG 668v would be an option.
#6
thanks for all your comments guys ... i really appreciate it.
I don't really care about app (apart from you tube & catch up) I just want a good quality product (picture more than anything) usb playback and recording would be a nice bonus.
#7
the samsung UE55KU6020
is the one i fancied ... but this is the one that HUKD comments put me in doubt ... some said its NOT true 4k
another said that 8 bit board crap colour ????? its so confusing.
I know some people a TV snobs and a certain brand lover ... i just want a good reliable tv that wont be out of date in 2 years etc
#8
Personally , on this budget I wouldn't go for so much in the ways of specs/size as the lower models are pretty trash , better off loosing 4K and getting a mid to high range HDR 1080 as 4K isn't going to become the new norm for a long time if at all . I would never buy a budget Samsung set either as I hated my (low model) Samsung (I know the top models are good ) and ended up going back to my old mid range Sony.
#9
Basically to put it simple if you want a future proof tele then its probably best to get a 10 bit hdr tv the problem is at the moment they are close to or over £1000. I am having the same problem i guess its a case of going for a cheaper 8 bit tele now and waiting or just stick with what you have and wait until 10 bit teles drop to within your price range.
#10
codnan
Personally , on this budget I wouldn't go for so much in the ways of specs/size as the lower models are pretty trash , better off loosing 4K and getting a mid to high range HDR 1080 as 4K isn't going to become the new norm for a long time if at all

That would be great advice... if such a mythical beast as a Full HD HDR TV actually existed.

aor5000
i just want a good reliable tv that wont be out of date in 2 years etc

You can take the former as a given at this price, and equally they'll all be out of date in 2 years if HDR takes off.
#11
EndlessWaves
codnan
Personally , on this budget I wouldn't go for so much in the ways of specs/size as the lower models are pretty trash , better off loosing 4K and getting a mid to high range HDR 1080 as 4K isn't going to become the new norm for a long time if at all
That would be great advice... if such a mythical beast as a Full HD HDR TV actually existed.
aor5000
i just want a good reliable tv that wont be out of date in 2 years etc
You can take the former as a given at this price, and equally they'll all be out of date in 2 years if HDR takes off.
Admittedly I don't really know about HDR but assumed that if an Xbox one used it at 1080 then TVs would be availible at 1080 but I was wrong I guess .
I stick by avoiding lower models (especially Samsung) tvs
#12
aor5000
thanks for all your comments guys ... i really appreciate it.
I don't really care about app (apart from you tube & catch up) I just want a good quality product (picture more than anything) usb playback and recording would be a nice bonus.

To be honest I'd just get a normal HD smart TV and forget about 4k. Without a 65 inch + OLED you are wasting your time really. Get a normal, maybe even 3D TV for your £600.
#16
rodders443
aor5000
thanks for all your comments guys ... i really appreciate it.
I don't really care about app (apart from you tube & catch up) I just want a good quality product (picture more than anything) usb playback and recording would be a nice bonus.
To be honest I'd just get a normal HD smart TV and forget about 4k. Without a 65 inch + OLED you are wasting your time really. Get a normal, maybe even 3D TV for your £600.
Sounds great - but which normal HD smart 55" TV would you get?
#17
Usuallyalurker
rodders443
aor5000
thanks for all your comments guys ... i really appreciate it.
I don't really care about app (apart from you tube & catch up) I just want a good quality product (picture more than anything) usb playback and recording would be a nice bonus.
To be honest I'd just get a normal HD smart TV and forget about 4k. Without a 65 inch + OLED you are wasting your time really. Get a normal, maybe even 3D TV for your £600.
Sounds great - but which normal HD smart 55" TV would you get?
I would get this set
http://www.geraldgiles.co.uk/store/sony/televisions/kdl55w805c/product-6278/
#19
What do you think of this TV guys

LG 55UH661V LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" With Freeview HD/freesat
#20
If you don't mind Currys PC World then you can typically get the 668v for the same price which includes LG's fancy magic remote in the box, which has a gyroscope to control an on-screen pointer.

WebOS 3.0 is supposed to be a good system, and from what I can tell has the most comprehensive set of UK SmartTV apps at the moment.
#21
thank all
after viewing the LG today compared to the samsung range the LG looks **** ... dark and grainy.
the £569 UE55KU6020 is discontinued due to a poor tv stand (that came from samsung themselves) in the end went to richer sounds where the staff were super helpful
even tho they pushed the LG i went for the crystal SAMSUNG UE55KU6400

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