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I wondered if I could get some guidance from the boffins on HUKD about a new Television. First of all, I'm looking for a 55" model with a budget of around £1,000. Clearly I'd want the best bang for… Read More
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I wondered if I could get some guidance from the boffins on HUKD about a new Television.

First of all, I'm looking for a 55" model with a budget of around £1,000. Clearly I'd want the best bang for buck I can get, I'd also prefer HDR support for my PS4 Pro and Xbox One S.

Whilst I'm not fussed about brand, I've had LG sets in the past which have been really easy to use and ran for years, before needing replacement.

I'd prefer a 10 bit panel and the chance to avoid the RGWB/faux K sets, but willing to consider anything.

Any have any pearls of wisdom to consider or specific sets with to consider. I'd also prefer a 5+ year guarantee as part of the package?

It's an absolute minefield.

Thanks in advance.
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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#1
Hisense gives the best value for your money. Got my 65" 65k5510 for just over £700.
This is their latest model in John Lewis with free 5 years guarantee

Edited By: lunauk on Mar 15, 2017 13:13: typo
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If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.

I personally have the Sony and love it. The samsung is a good TV too but you have to manually turn on HDR everytime you want to use it on a compatible game. The Sony is automatic.

Also go with John Lewis or Richer sounds as Curry's guarantee is as good as toilet paper.

Edited By: Matty8787 on Mar 15, 2017 19:41
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Matty8787
If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.

It's debatable whether they offer 'Full' HDR with their limited number of dimming zones* but they are certainly the best options for HDR for around £1000

*And they only cover ~65% of the Rec. 2020 colour space, but that's the case with all TVs on sale right now. Even the few of this years models I've seen reviewed only increase that by 5% or so. They do cover the center of the colour space with all the more subtle shades though, the expansion is outwards to be able to display the more saturated/extreme shades.

lunauk
Hisense gives the best value for your money. Got my 65" 65k5510 for just over £700. This is their latest model in John Lewis with free 5 years guarantee

The M7000 is a decent TV for the price (especially when it was £630) but it doesn't compare to the XD93 for HDR. That's a 2016 model so this years models may be worth keeping an eye on if they launch at lower prices than the TV industry norm.
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EndlessWaves
Matty8787
If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.
It's debatable whether they offer 'Full' HDR with their limited number of dimming zones* but they are certainly the best options for HDR for around £1000
*And they only cover ~65% of the Rec. 2020 colour space, but that's the case with all TVs on sale right now. Even the few of this years models I've seen reviewed only increase that by 5% or so. They do cover the center of the colour space with all the more subtle shades though, the expansion is outwards to be able to display the more saturated/extreme shades.
lunauk
Hisense gives the best value for your money. Got my 65" 65k5510 for just over £700. This is their latest model in John Lewis with free 5 years guarantee
The M7000 is a decent TV for the price (especially when it was £630) but it doesn't compare to the XD93 for HDR. That's a 2016 model so this years models may be worth keeping an eye on if they launch at lower prices than the TV industry norm.

Agreed with all points, but for his budget the two I mentioned are the best available imo.
#5
Matty8787
If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.
I personally have the Sony and love it. The samsung is a good TV too but you have to manually turn on HDR everytime you want to use it on a compatible game. The Sony is automatic.
Also go with John Lewis or Richer sounds as Curry's guarantee is as good as toilet paper.

EndlessWaves
Matty8787
If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.
It's debatable whether they offer 'Full' HDR with their limited number of dimming zones* but they are certainly the best options for HDR for around £1000
*And they only cover ~65% of the Rec. 2020 colour space, but that's the case with all TVs on sale right now. Even the few of this years models I've seen reviewed only increase that by 5% or so. They do cover the center of the colour space with all the more subtle shades though, the expansion is outwards to be able to display the more saturated/extreme shades.
lunauk
Hisense gives the best value for your money. Got my 65" 65k5510 for just over £700. This is their latest model in John Lewis with free 5 years guarantee
The M7000 is a decent TV for the price (especially when it was £630) but it doesn't compare to the XD93 for HDR. That's a 2016 model so this years models may be worth keeping an eye on if they launch at lower prices than the TV industry norm.

Thanks lads, the Sony model mentioned seems the pick of the two. I've never been a fan of Samsung, their QC is tat, as would be evidenced from the recent ad campaign to patch up after the Note 4 fiasco.

Some of the proposed pricing for this years models seems >10% higher than the launch prices for last years range, although the economic/EU situation will have an impact there.

I don't know if I should just bite the bullet with the Sony model or wait and see what the 2017 range brings.
#6
Pokkai
Matty8787
If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.
I personally have the Sony and love it. The samsung is a good TV too but you have to manually turn on HDR everytime you want to use it on a compatible game. The Sony is automatic.
Also go with John Lewis or Richer sounds as Curry's guarantee is as good as toilet paper.
EndlessWaves
Matty8787
If you are wanting full HDR support then it is either the Samsung 55KS7000 or the Sony 55xd93.
It's debatable whether they offer 'Full' HDR with their limited number of dimming zones* but they are certainly the best options for HDR for around £1000
*And they only cover ~65% of the Rec. 2020 colour space, but that's the case with all TVs on sale right now. Even the few of this years models I've seen reviewed only increase that by 5% or so. They do cover the center of the colour space with all the more subtle shades though, the expansion is outwards to be able to display the more saturated/extreme shades.
lunauk
Hisense gives the best value for your money. Got my 65" 65k5510 for just over £700. This is their latest model in John Lewis with free 5 years guarantee
The M7000 is a decent TV for the price (especially when it was £630) but it doesn't compare to the XD93 for HDR. That's a 2016 model so this years models may be worth keeping an eye on if they launch at lower prices than the TV industry norm.
Thanks lads, the Sony model mentioned seems the pick of the two. I've never been a fan of Samsung, their QC is tat, as would be evidenced from the recent ad campaign to patch up after the Note 4 fiasco.
Some of the proposed pricing for this years models seems >10% higher than the launch prices for last years range, although the economic/EU situation will have an impact there.
I don't know if I should just bite the bullet with the Sony model or wait and see what the 2017 range brings.

Waiting game can go on forever! I say bite now. It is a great TV.
#7
Pokkai
Some of the proposed pricing for this years models seems >10% higher than the launch prices for last years range, although the economic/EU situation will have an impact there.

1.25 £/USD exchange rate instead of the 1.5 it was last year.

Pokkai
I don't know if I should just bite the bullet with the Sony model or wait and see what the 2017 range brings.

If you're not in any hurry then it makes sense at least to wait a few more weeks for the model line-ups and initial details to come out but it's typically not until the end of November that prices get down to the current levels.

I haven't seen anything major at this price point so far though. The XE93 is improved a bit over the XD93 and the XE90 looks like it'll offer XD93 performance at a lower price. The 7502 only looks like it'll offer DX750 performance and the EX750 isn't going to better the XD93. Rtings found the Q7 didn't offer much over the KS7000 but maybe the Q8 will offer something between the KS7000 and KS9500 instead of just minor improvements like the 8000/9000. LG are focusing on IPS screens again understandably. Hisense are releasing some new high end models that could be interesting, although I'm not sure if they're aiming higher than the XD93 or just planning to match it.

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