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My TV is on it's last legs (problems with lines on the screen on start-up and these persisting for ever-lengthening periods). We had budgeted for a cheapy from January sales, but bespoke offers of … Read More
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
My TV is on it's last legs (problems with lines on the screen on start-up and these persisting for ever-lengthening periods).

We had budgeted for a cheapy from January sales, but bespoke offers of Amazon vouchers has essentially doubled our £300 budget.

Our thoughts on specs:
Size - 40 or 42" to fit into it's place
Resolution - 1080p - 4ks are not much use just now
3D - Definitely not, don't like the fad nor forsee it being used ever even if TV had it, so not willing to pay to sit wearing silly specs and the extra purchase cost
Smart/Wi-Fi - not really essential - we have HD Virgin Media cable which delivers all the on-demands as well as owning peripherals which have more channels/apps than most Smart TVs have built-in
USB functionality - has to be able to play the various video formats of movies from a portable HDD.

Budget - £300-550. but looking for quality/VFM on either end of that price range.
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
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#1
If anyone is kind enough to make a suggestion which could foot the bill, I was intending to keep the model suggested on watch to see if any good deals of that model appear in the sales.

Edited By: ianidall on Dec 24, 2014 05:12: typo
#2
You might want to go a bit bigger ie 46 as most TVs now are frameless so tend to look a lot smaller, I'd stick to Samsung, lg, or Sony, and lastly buy from John Lewis if possible, if not richer sounds as you get a free 5yr warranty from both but John Lewis are easier to deal with
#3
Thanks bug - I'm for a bigger screen but 'er indoors isn't! Battle of the sexes!
#5
I'd spotted that one before and was hoping for confirmation as a goodie - cheers!
#6
Thebug
You might want to go a bit bigger ie 46 as most TVs now are frameless so tend to look a lot smaller, I'd stick to Samsung, lg, or Sony, and lastly buy from John Lewis if possible, if not richer sounds as you get a free 5yr warranty from both but John Lewis are easier to deal with

Great advice. I'd add Panasonic to that list as well.
#7
ianidall
I'd spotted that one before and was hoping for confirmation as a goodie - cheers!

Google the make and model and add the word 'review' lots of specialist TV review sites out there!
#8
ipswich78
ianidall
I'd spotted that one before and was hoping for confirmation as a goodie - cheers!

Google the make and model and add the word 'review' lots of specialist TV review sites out there!

OOPS - this is why I value input - thanks for help
#9
It wasn't meant as sarcasm, why don't you tell the forum of a few models you are interested in then ask for feedback. At the moment your query is wide open.
#10
Go a bit bigger she'll never notice a few extra inches.
#11
LOL lliam - no inferiority complex X)
#12


parents bought this on black Friday. Very happy with it but dad now wishes it was 44".

get lowdown on specs as very varied for little variation in price. ..
#13
ipswich78
It wasn't meant as sarcasm, why don't you tell the forum of a few models you are interested in then ask for feedback. At the moment your query is wide open.

Sorry ipswich, I'd been looking at this when it was on Amazon for £339 by a 3rd party seller some days ago:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J3328KA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=PIJHJJ1F16OY&coliid=I1D5ZJ0XRD9PAG&psc=1

My 5 year old Samsung is on it's last legs which has become a bit of an unexpected blow (shouldn't have) so I'm a bit clueless and just seeking pointers. My given budget is quite wide-open I think....if I could get the right TV for a good price, then just settle again! Hope I've explained my dilemma. If I could have made it less wide-open, I'd probabley know the exact model I was chasing.
#14
ianidall
ipswich78
It wasn't meant as sarcasm, why don't you tell the forum of a few models you are interested in then ask for feedback. At the moment your query is wide open.

Sorry ipswich, I'd been looking at this when it was on Amazon for £339 by a 3rd party seller some days ago:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J3328KA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=PIJHJJ1F16OY&coliid=I1D5ZJ0XRD9PAG&psc=1

My 5 year old Samsung is on it's last legs which has become a bit of an unexpected blow (shouldn't have) so I'm a bit clueless and just seeking pointers. My given budget is quite wide-open I think....if I could get the right TV for a good price, then just settle again! Hope I've explained my dilemma. If I could have made it less wide-open, I'd probabley know the exact model I was chasing.

My comments were based on the fact you are asking for advice but you have no idea on the person who is giving the advice as such you don't know if it's good or bad...

A good place to start would be here: http://www.whathifi.com/news/best-budget-tv-deals-under-ps500 AND http://www.techradar.com/news/television/tv/10-best-40-and-42-inch-tvs-in-the-world-today-657803

As mentioned above go into your local Richer Sounds / John Lewis with your list of requirements, see what they come up with - take a note of the make and model then come home and read reviews etc.
#15
FMJ1000

parents bought this on black Friday. Very happy with it but dad now wishes it was 44".

get lowdown on specs as very varied for little variation in price. ..

Been suggested twice to me and I think it might fit the criteria in my OP.........not the bestest or biggest but seems ok. Thanks for posting.
#16
I bought this at the start of the year from Richer Sounds for £525: http://www.whathifi.com/samsung/ue40f6500/review really rate it and looks like it is from the same family as the one you are looking for.
#18
I really appreciate the help folks like you wouldn't know it.....I'm in flux wanting a F big tele (F word they say in Trainspotting but gets mods down on you if ***** it).

Yes i can look at review sites myself and obviously have ipswich - was just seeking/polling other thoughts.

Wish I'd never bovvered ipswich - you should have told me to eff off at the start and raged at another innocent
#19
ianidall
I really appreciate the help folks like you wouldn't know it.....I'm in flux wanting a F big tele (F word they say in Trainspotting but gets mods down on you if ***** it).

Yes i can look at review sites myself and obviously have ipswich - was just seeking/polling other thoughts.

Wish I'd never bovvered ipswich - you should have told me to eff off at the start and raged at another innocent

What on earth are you on about I have tried to help you???
#20
Yup you told me to go to whathifi and stop listening to HUKD users - could have said that all at once and ended this irritation you are now giving
#22
ianidall
Yup you told me to go to whathifi and stop listening to HUKD users - could have said that all at once and ended this irritation you are now giving

Wow, genuinely thought I was helping you by giving you links to both reviews and places where you could actually buy the Televisions. Some people are beyond ungrateful.

Based on your opening post you clearly do not know anything about the subject so links to reinforce knowledge etc. would generally be found useful by most people. Odd.
#23

I like that one .....I am a bit of a Sony fanboy!
#24
ipswich78

Based on your opening post you clearly do not know anything about the subject so links to reinforce knowledge etc. would generally be found useful by most people. Odd.

So please step-out and save your expertise for elsewhere - OK?

If you genuinely thought you could teach me how to use review sites rather than just an ask to HUKDers you are indeed a plonk

Edited By: ianidall on Dec 24, 2014 12:11
#25
ianidall
ipswich78

Based on your opening post you clearly do not know anything about the subject so links to reinforce knowledge etc. would generally be found useful by most people. Odd.

So please step-out and save your expertise for elsewhere - OK?

If you genuinely thought you could teach me how to use review sites rather than just an ask to HUKDers you are indeed a plonk

Again wow, based on your opening post it did suggest you didn't have a clue and clearly struggled with review sites. Really pleased I gave up my time to try and help you... Some people are just a lost cause.
#26
Leave it dude - (Mods - this thread is ****, ipswitch has moved us all over to whathifi - please delete whole thread)
#27
ianidall
Leave it dude - (Mods - this thread is ****, ipswitch has moved us all over to whathifi - please delete whole thread)

Let's think... you want specialist TV knowledge, use a more relevant source information. Really not rocket science. Again, tried to point you in the direction of both reviews and places where you could actually buy the TV... Which part of that did you find unhelpful?
#28
Christmas rage ? ;)

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