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Points to consider in buying a 4K TV

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Hi all I'm looking to buy a 4K TV. Apart from size, resolution & money what else to consider in making my choice? Thanks Read More
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
Hi all

I'm looking to buy a 4K TV. Apart from size, resolution & money what else to consider in making my choice?

Thanks
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
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#1
Make - I choose Samsung
10bit/8bit - Important to some (inc me)
Warranty - 5 years (richer sounds, john lewis etc)
#2
philseery
Make - I choose Samsung
10bit/8bit - Important to some (inc me)
Warranty - 5 years (richer sounds, john lewis etc)
Thanks. My choice on the brand would be Samsung after doing some research n on feedbacks.
What's the importance of the 8/10bit?
Also looking at the processing aspect what's good?
#3
You can also look at Hisense if you want a good bang-for-buck 4K TV. They are native 8-bit but with a firmware upgrade, turns it into 10 bit.
#4
iKayZee
You can also look at Hisense if you want a good bang-for-buck 4K TV. They are native 8-bit but with a firmware upgrade, turns it into 10 bit.
Thanks. I have been looking at reviews on this brand. But wasn't sure if they could be reliable like well known brands.
#5
Should i considet whether the TV can upscale a video to 4K format and play?
#6
vassy4u
iKayZee
You can also look at Hisense if you want a good bang-for-buck 4K TV. They are native 8-bit but with a firmware upgrade, turns it into 10 bit.
Thanks. I have been looking at reviews on this brand. But wasn't sure if they could be reliable like well known brands.


Hisense are very well know just not in uk. They are one of the largest tv manufacturers in the world. I am very happy with mine.
#7
barrel24
vassy4u
iKayZee
You can also look at Hisense if you want a good bang-for-buck 4K TV. They are native 8-bit but with a firmware upgrade, turns it into 10 bit.
Thanks. I have been looking at reviews on this brand. But wasn't sure if they could be reliable like well known brands.
Hisense are very well know just not in uk. They are one of the largest tv manufacturers in the world. I am very happy with mine.
Thanks.. :)
#8
vassy4u
Should i considet whether the TV can upscale a video to 4K format and play?

Any 4K TV will upscale to 4K. How good it does it is another story :)
#9
rev6
vassy4u
Should i considet whether the TV can upscale a video to 4K format and play?
Any 4K TV will upscale to 4K. How good it does it is another story :)
Really? Does this depend on the quality of the content or any other aspect of the tv?
#10
Gaming lag
#11
Hi, I have a Samsung, it has the curved screen and to be quite honest I am not impressed. Its big shortfall is that you need to be sat right in front of the screen to get the best picture, so I suggest you reserch the field of vision angle before deciding.
#12
benjammin316
Gaming lag
Don't play any games :(
Just for movies YouTube and videos
#13
kpn272
Hi, I have a Samsung, it has the curved screen and to be quite honest I am not impressed. Its big shortfall is that you need to be sat right in front of the screen to get the best picture, so I suggest you reserch the field of vision angle before deciding.
Thanks. This is a common point i came across for curved tv s. I'm only looking for a flat one :)
#14
It's a bit difficult to say without knowing roughly where you're looking. If you're after a 32" or 40" TV then things like 4K and HDR should be of no interest to you - the former won't make a difference and the latter doesn't have any meaningful availability.

As you've specified a 4K TV I guess you're after a large TV (65"+) that you'll be running high end content like Blu-ray UHD on.

If that is the case then your biggest decision is probably what level of HDR you want. HDR is a technology that adds brighter highlights, adding realism and contrast. LCDs can only do that through varying the backlight in sections ('local dimming') but that is an expensive technology.

Generally an entry level HDR TV is something like a Samsung KS7000, going through mid-range options like a Sony XD93 and LG B6 to the flagship LCD models in each range like the DX902, KS9500 and ZD9.

Below that there are TVs that either only implement the supporting technologies, such as the Hisense M7000, DX750, XD80 or have no HDR hardware support and only accept an HDR signal, if that.

HDR only works with content designed for it though.
#15
EndlessWaves
It's a bit difficult to say without knowing roughly where you're looking. If you're after a 32" or 40" TV then things like 4K and HDR should be of no interest to you - the former won't make a difference and the latter doesn't have any meaningful availability.
As you've specified a 4K TV I guess you're after a large TV (65"+) that you'll be running high end content like Blu-ray UHD on.
If that is the case then your biggest decision is probably what level of HDR you want. HDR is a technology that adds brighter highlights, adding realism and contrast. LCDs can only do that through varying the backlight in sections ('local dimming') but that is an expensive technology.
Generally an entry level HDR TV is something like a Samsung KS7000, going through mid-range options like a Sony XD93 and LG B6 to the flagship LCD models in each range like the DX902, KS9500 and ZD9.
Below that there are TVs that either only implement the supporting technologies, such as the Hisense M7000, DX750, XD80 or have no HDR hardware support and only accept an HDR signal, if that.
HDR only works with content designed for it though.
Appreciate the detailed explanantion. I'm after a 50" or 55" one.

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