So, I know a few people on HUKD are seriously into TVs and tech in general, and I'm hoping for some well informed advice. We're looking at buying a new TV, our first one actually. We currently own a 720p projector and we're used to watching stuff on a screen that's massive.
So far we've been to a local shop and noticed the 4K sets look good. I work on a pretty his-res computer screen and I'm a sucker for quality. 4K seems like an obvious choice, but after reading some information on what size of TV to buy, I'm lost. Apparently there's "no point" in 4K if the screen is too small, or you're the wrong distance from the screen. In the shop we stood back as far as we think we sit from the projector at home and agreed that 55" looked like a sensible minimum size for us. We sit about 3.5m away and won't be changing this due to the room's layout.
We will be watching blu rays, streaming Youtube, NowTV and Amazon Prime. I will probably want a PS4 or XB1 once I have the TV so I want to take this into consideration.
We can't work out how much we have to spend, what spec to get (e.g UHD, 8/10 bit and all the other technical stuff I don't know much about) and what size screen to get. At first we were looking to spend around £600, but now it looks more like we might need a budget of around £1000. My girlfriend isn't too impressed about spending 1K on a TV, and I'm just not sure. If the spec' was significantly better I'd consider it.
Oh, and I know some retailers offer long warranties of 5/6 years, which I'd really like if we're spending so much!
Thanks for reading this waffle, feel free to make suggestions!