Linsar 55UHD - HDR £429.97 @ Appliances direct
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Linsar 55UHD - HDR £429.97 @ Appliances direct

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Found 25th Jul 2017
Looking at getting a 55 inch 4ktv and I remember seeing a lot of people say that the cheaper ones don't have HDR! Well this one seems good ?! Just want to check the reaction first before I buy. Thanks!
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Have a look at the Hisense range with this sort of budget. Never heard of the brand but has 5 years warranty so not too bad. Be interested to see what other people say about quality of brand. Will be a rebadge no doubt.
Says this brand is a British one with the TVs put together by Vestel in Turkey.
Chris1910

Says this brand is a British one with the TVs put together by Vestel in … Says this brand is a British one with the TVs put together by Vestel in Turkey.


Thank you for your replys ! I mean it all seems good to me , but ok no expert !
Cheap!
It says HDR and 4K so surely this is the best ? Again I'm not an expert so any advice is appreciated !
It's a cheap TV made by Vestel.
Yeah - you have to take the description with a pinch of salt - I bought a no-brand full HD tv years ago and it just wasn't worth it. The picture was not that pleasant to view, and it developed a flicker after a view months, save a up just a little longer and get a decent brand, you wont regret it.
tommycbs

It says HDR and 4K so surely this is the best ? Again I'm not an expert … It says HDR and 4K so surely this is the best ? Again I'm not an expert so any advice is appreciated !



The marketing for HDR has been rather a trainwreck. There are loads of cheaper TVs that claim HDR but don't have display hardware that's any different from a non-HDR TV. They seem to be doing it purely based on the fact that they can read HDR content.

If you want a TV with the improved picture quality the HDR technologies make possible, like improved contrast from more realistic highlights and light sources, then you will currently need to spend three or four times the cost of this one.

The price will come down in future, provide manufacturers haven't shot themselves in the foot by making customers think HDR doesn't make any difference. Or worse, a lot of cheap 'HDR' TVs go into lurid mode when fed HDR content and the picture ends up looking less realistic rather than more.
EndlessWaves

The marketing for HDR has been rather a trainwreck. There are loads of … The marketing for HDR has been rather a trainwreck. There are loads of cheaper TVs that claim HDR but don't have display hardware that's any different from a non-HDR TV. They seem to be doing it purely based on the fact that they can read HDR content. If you want a TV with the improved picture quality the HDR technologies make possible, like improved contrast from more realistic highlights and light sources, then you will currently need to spend three or four times the cost of this one.The price will come down in future, provide manufacturers haven't shot themselves in the foot by making customers think HDR doesn't make any difference. Or worse, a lot of cheap 'HDR' TVs go into lurid mode when fed HDR content and the picture ends up looking less realistic rather than more.


Thank you for that! So do you think this tv is no good ?
tommycbs

Thank you for that! So do you think this tv is no good ?



Yes this TV is no good. You can get real 10bit HDR TV's 49 to 55 inch between £700 to £1000. I would strongly suggest against this TV if you're interested in HDR.
tommycbs

Thank you for that! So do you think this tv is no good ?



It's just a generic budget TV.

Anyone shelling out extra for Netflix 4K, Blu-ray UHD, fancy consoles or other improved picture quality would be silly to go for a TV like this regardless of what it supports as it's not going to produce a high end picture even from the highest quality sources.

If all you want it something that's cheap, big and provides watchable picture quality then it could be a good buy. Although the 49/50" versions are often £300-330 which seems like a better deal to me.
That's a shame ! Thank you for the feedback tho. I'm preparing for the Xbox one x so I want a good tv that'll make the console purchase worth while being 4k and all. I don't really wanna pay 700-1000 tho what's the point of these 4k TVs being about if they're no good ! Also how can I tell what's good ? Because this one has the same specifications as a expensive one
Edited by: "tommycbs" 25th Jul 2017
tommycbs

That's a shame ! Thank you for the feedback tho. I'm preparing for the … That's a shame ! Thank you for the feedback tho. I'm preparing for the Xbox one x so I want a good tv that'll make the console purchase worth while being 4k and all. I don't really wanna pay 700-1000 tho what's the point of these 4k TVs being about if they're no good ! Also how can I tell what's good ? Because this one has the same specifications as a expensive one



These budget 4k TV's are marketed in such a way as to make you think you're getting a lot for your money, when in actual fact you're being misled.

If you look into the detailed specifications, such as 'panel bit depth' you will find it's not the same spec at all
jayjayuk1234

These budget 4k TV's are marketed in such a way as to make you think … These budget 4k TV's are marketed in such a way as to make you think you're getting a lot for your money, when in actual fact you're being misled.If you look into the detailed specifications, such as 'panel bit depth' you will find it's not the same spec at all



I agree on that but where do you get details on panel bit depth or nits etc... not a lot of info available online either?
jayjayuk1234

These budget 4k TV's are marketed in such a way as to make you think … These budget 4k TV's are marketed in such a way as to make you think you're getting a lot for your money, when in actual fact you're being misled.If you look into the detailed specifications, such as 'panel bit depth' you will find it's not the same spec at all

8-bit colour (2^8 = 256)256 x 256 x 256 = 16.7M10-bit colour (2^10 = … 8-bit colour (2^8 = 256)256 x 256 x 256 = 16.7M10-bit colour (2^10 = 1024)1024 x 1024 x 1024 = over 1 Billion



Yeah it's of course more difficult for lesser known brands, and for something of this nature I would probably avoid brands like this altogether TBH. Especially when there is no data as you stated.

Brands with a strong internet presence will display the detailed specs for their items, even if they are a little hidden

If the TV is any good you would usually have already heard of it by now, especially with all the avid bargain hunters we have here.


Anyway, this TV has revealed to me via its downloadable manual that it is in fact an 8 bit panel..

Display Colors 16.7M
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 25th Jul 2017
tommycbs

what's the point of these 4k TVs being about if they're no good !



Marketing basically. You can advance engineering reasons like the benefit of everything being on a common platform but the reason it's being rolled out so fast is that in the current culture people buy something that's perceived as being high end and cutting edge rather than evaluate products based on their actual performance in everyday situations.

tommycbs

Also how can I tell what's good ? Because this one has the same … Also how can I tell what's good ? Because this one has the same specifications as a expensive one



Ignore anything put out by the marketing department like the specifications and go by independent tests and reviews.

tommycbs

I'm preparing for the Xbox one x so I want a good tv that'll make the … I'm preparing for the Xbox one x so I want a good tv that'll make the console purchase worth while being 4k and all. I don't really wanna pay 700-1000 tho



That's simply what a reasonable HDR TV costs right now. If you don't want to pay that then you can keep your current TV and wait for it to come down in price or ignore the technology and buy the best TV at a comfortable price.
The hdr on this is likely. Able to read the content . But then simply over saturates the displayed image possibly using some local dimming techniques to extend the range . But then again I saw Dolby hdr on a expensive tv and wasn't that impressed . You're better off just pumpijg the money into oled as that gives you way better image contrast grey to grey
Need your daily vegetables
The help on this thread has been great thank you all! I don't want the very best of the best. I just want a good 4ktv that'll make my purchase of the Xbox one x justified. Is that even possible for a decent price!
linsar = 2 english guys set up this company their wives names are linda and sarah ,all tv's come with a 5 year guarantee
Checkout whathifi bestbuys for a good range of sizes and prices, something like this is not much more and would be better whathifi.com/pan…iew
paulstanley1979

Checkout whathifi bestbuys for a good range of sizes and prices, … Checkout whathifi bestbuys for a good range of sizes and prices, something like this is not much more and would be better https://www.whathifi.com/panasonic/tx-50dx700/review


That all sounded really good but Im aiming for a 55! I can't see anything wrong with that one tho other than the size! I'm sure a few people here could find things tho
tommycbs

That all sounded really good but Im aiming for a 55! I can't see anything … That all sounded really good but Im aiming for a 55! I can't see anything wrong with that one tho other than the size! I'm sure a few people here could find things tho



Get a Samsung ks7000 then
tommycbs

It says HDR and 4K so surely this is the best ? Again I'm not an expert … It says HDR and 4K so surely this is the best ? Again I'm not an expert so any advice is appreciated !



I've spotted a flaw in your reasoning.

Let's analyze this >

You see specs HDR and 4K, your brain says hey buddy it says HDR and 4K and we know these are the latest technologies, you're with me here aren't you bud, of course you agree. Then even though you haven't already disqualified yourself as an expert, you state again that you disqualify yourself as an expert, making your initial reasoning based on acronyms that this is the best completely moot. What we can say from this is absolutely you're nowhere near being an expert and it's good that you acknowledge this, what we can say is that assumption is not akin to being an expert. I'm not sure what advice I could give, I suppose, well actually I have a bridge to sell and bridges are good investments at the moment, so I think you should buy it from me.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Jul 2017
Now £50 cheaper at Ebuyer.
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