Samsung 49 Inch 49MU6220 Curved 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR  £449.10  Argos with code
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Samsung 49 Inch 49MU6220 Curved 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR £449.10 Argos with code

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Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go for a Hisense? Anyone's opinion would be appreciated.

andy90_wfc4 m ago

Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go …Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go for a Hisense? Anyone's opinion would be appreciated.


Personal opinion but as a rule of thumb I’d choose Samsung or LG for a TV

Hisense is great too especally for gaming according to my 21 yr old

699 quid at Richer Sounds with a 6 year warranty!! BUT, get them to price match the original 499 Argos price so 50 quid extra for another 5 years warranty? Worth thinking about...
Edited by: "bellboys" 17th Nov

Just reserved one looks like a great deal. I was unable to use the flash10 code to get 10% off how do I get the discount? Thabks

Original Poster


Use fast track as a payment option for store reservation

pavel764 m ago

Use fast track as a payment option for store reservation

Thanks

This Hisense H60NEC5600UK 60 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR is £584.10 again with the same FLASH10 code. That is a lot of TV for the money.

argos.co.uk/pro…979

This or panasoni49"580b ?

Anyone know if this is hdr 8 or 10 ? Can’t find the info anywhere online

is this 8bit+FRC or 10bit HDR?

For this price it won't be 10bit.

andy90_wfc9 h, 43 m ago

Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go …Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go for a Hisense? Anyone's opinion would be appreciated.

I've got this telly, I paid £650 a while ago, it's fantastic

RJUK17 m ago

For this price it won't be 10bit.


one can only hope on Black Friday right? xD

justonemore9 h, 54 m ago

Personal opinion but as a rule of thumb I’d choose Samsung or LG for a TV


Agree. Had my plasma lol LG for yrs. Know plasma not fashionable anymore but it's been brill. Sorry, can't help re best for gaming, don't do it but can say LG are good. A x

RJUK42 m ago

For this price it won't be 10bit.



And if it is, it's likely to have been made on the cheap and held together with sweet wrappings :P

Jamie_Pinjara-1006527044656 m ago

Anyone know if this is hdr 8 or 10 ? Can’t find the info anywhere online


There is no such thing as HDR 8. Anything that advertises HDR is capable of handling an HDR10 signal.
chaosprime53 m ago

is this 8bit+FRC or 10bit HDR?


The question doesn't make sense. 8-bit + FRC is only applied to the LCD panel's bit depth which doesn't have much affect on HDR.

In terms of HDR capability this doesn't have much ability to recreate HDR, there's no wide gamut and no local dimming. You definitely want to spend more if HDR is any sort of priority.

EndlessWaves30 m ago

There is no such thing as HDR 8. Anything that advertises HDR is capable …There is no such thing as HDR 8. Anything that advertises HDR is capable of handling an HDR10 signal. The question doesn't make sense. 8-bit + FRC is only applied to the LCD panel's bit depth which doesn't have much affect on HDR.In terms of HDR capability this doesn't have much ability to recreate HDR, there's no wide gamut and no local dimming. You definitely want to spend more if HDR is any sort of priority.

Indeed. The prerequisites of HDR is 10bit. 8bit+FRC does some trickery making it seem like 10bit which will enable HDR. But, would not look as good as a true 10bit panel.
Edited by: "Dookie1985" 17th Nov

EndlessWaves29 m ago

There is no such thing as HDR 8. Anything that advertises HDR is capable …There is no such thing as HDR 8. Anything that advertises HDR is capable of handling an HDR10 signal. The question doesn't make sense. 8-bit + FRC is only applied to the LCD panel's bit depth which doesn't have much affect on HDR.In terms of HDR capability this doesn't have much ability to recreate HDR, there's no wide gamut and no local dimming. You definitely want to spend more if HDR is any sort of priority.


I'm not after a top tier TV to be honest. It's just one to go in an upstairs gaming room to replace my HD Panasonic. When you say it doesn't have much ability to recreate HDR... does that mean you'll barely notice that it's a feature if you've gone all these years without and are comparing it to an HD TV? Or would you still notice but it's just not anywhere near as pronounced as on a TV that's £1000+?

Dookie198519 m ago

Indeed. The prerequisites of HDR is 10bit. 8bit+FRC does some trickery …Indeed. The prerequisites of HDR is 10bit. 8bit+FRC does some trickery making it seem like 10bit which will enable HDR. But, would not look as good as a true 10bit panel.


That's not how it works.

The panel doesn't have much impact on HDR. The extra range in HDR is created by the backlight with it's wider colour gamut and higher brightness range. That's what the 2 extra bits are being used for, not to display extra shades within the panel's dynamic range.

andy90_wfc19 m ago

I'm not after a top tier TV to be honest. It's just one to go in an …I'm not after a top tier TV to be honest. It's just one to go in an upstairs gaming room to replace my HD Panasonic. When you say it doesn't have much ability to recreate HDR... does that mean you'll barely notice that it's a feature if you've gone all these years without and are comparing it to an HD TV? Or would you still notice but it's just not anywhere near as pronounced as on a TV that's £1000+?


I wouldn't expect it to look much different. Without a wide gamut backlight or local dimming it's the same functionality most SDR TVs have with 'dynamic contrast' - changing the backlight between scenes - except that it's under control of the content creators rather than the TV software.

As a TV to replace something worn out this is perfectly decent (although I'd lean towards the M6300 if you're just watching normal TV) but if you're upgrading specifically for HDR after seeing it demo'd then you're going to be disappointed.

EndlessWaves10 m ago

That's not how it works.The panel doesn't have much impact on HDR. The …That's not how it works.The panel doesn't have much impact on HDR. The extra range in HDR is created by the backlight with it's wider colour gamut and higher brightness range. That's what the 2 extra bits are being used for, not to display extra shades within the panel's dynamic range. I wouldn't expect it to look much different. Without a wide gamut backlight or local dimming it's the same functionality most SDR TVs have with 'dynamic contrast' - changing the backlight between scenes - except that it's under control of the content creators rather than the TV software.As a TV to replace something worn out this is perfectly decent (although I'd lean towards the M6300 if you're just watching normal TV) but if you're upgrading specifically for HDR after seeing it demo'd then you're going to be disappointed.


I'm upgrading because I recently got a PS4 Pro and I'll prob be getting the Xbox One X once it comes down in a price. Might watch the occassional film but I'm simply after a decent TV that can display 4K images and if it has HDR support then even better. But I understand what you're saying... at this price range the HDR feature is barely worth putting on the box. But unless you're willing to pay £1000+, can't the same be said for all TV's at £350-600? Or is there one in particular you know of that is better in this regard? And I'm no TV expert, any help is appreciated.

andy90_wfc20 m ago

I'm upgrading because I recently got a PS4 Pro and I'll prob be getting …I'm upgrading because I recently got a PS4 Pro and I'll prob be getting the Xbox One X once it comes down in a price. Might watch the occassional film but I'm simply after a decent TV that can display 4K images and if it has HDR support then even better. But I understand what you're saying... at this price range the HDR feature is barely worth putting on the box. But unless you're willing to pay £1000+, can't the same be said for all TV's at £350-600? Or is there one in particular you know of that is better in this regard? And I'm no TV expert, any help is appreciated.


Around £600 you see the first TVs with a wide gamut backlight which offers colours that TVs couldn't previously display. It still looks nothing like intended so it's debatable if it should be called HDR, but it should at least be a visible improvement.

That starts on the Sony XE80, Panasonic EX700, Samsung MU6400, Hisense N6800 and I'm not sure on LG's range, probably the SJ800.

Hisense FTW.

andy90_wfc11 h, 56 m ago

Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go …Is this a good TV for gaming on for the money or do you save £50+ and go for a Hisense? Anyone's opinion would be appreciated.

I've got one, they're great for 4k but don't have a wide enough colour gamut for the HDR to be effective, imagine the hisense will be the same story, fantastic for the price though I paid £600 in june

EndlessWaves45 m ago

Around £600 you see the first TVs with a wide gamut backlight which offers …Around £600 you see the first TVs with a wide gamut backlight which offers colours that TVs couldn't previously display. It still looks nothing like intended so it's debatable if it should be called HDR, but it should at least be a visible improvement.That starts on the Sony XE80, Panasonic EX700, Samsung MU6400, Hisense N6800 and I'm not sure on LG's range, probably the SJ800.


So realistically, if my budget is under £600, I'm going to see no benefit from paying extra for a £450-500 Samsung model? I may as well just go for a Hisense and save £150 as the HDR is going to be at the same level? Will there be any difference to the 4K image?
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 17th Nov

andy90_wfc20 m ago

So realistically, if my budget is under £600, I'm going to see no benefit …So realistically, if my budget is under £600, I'm going to see no benefit from paying extra for a £450-500 Samsung model? I may as well just go for a Hisense and save £150 as the HDR is going to be at the same level? Will there be any difference to the 4K image?


Well I'd expect the TVs above to available under £600 at 49" in deals, a couple already are.

But yeah, for a non-noisy 4K source like gaming I'd expect most of the differences between a £300 and £450 TV to come from the traditional determiners of quality like contrast and response time rather than anything related to new technology.

bellboys4 h, 43 m ago

699 quid at Richer Sounds with a 6 year warranty!! BUT, get them to price …699 quid at Richer Sounds with a 6 year warranty!! BUT, get them to price match the original 499 Argos price so 50 quid extra for another 5 years warranty? Worth thinking about...

How do you go about getting the price match?

M19C16 m ago

How do you go about getting the price match?




Apparently they won't price match unless the TV they are price matching has a 5 year warranty. But fear not, John Lewis have this mode at 499 with 5 year warranty so buy from there or get Richer Sounds to price match for the extra year! IMO worth it for the equivalent of a tenner a year, 20p a week!

m.johnlewis.com/sam….ds
Edited by: "bellboys" 17th Nov

EndlessWaves24 m ago

Well I'd expect the TVs above to available under £600 at 49" in deals, a …Well I'd expect the TVs above to available under £600 at 49" in deals, a couple already are. But yeah, for a non-noisy 4K source like gaming I'd expect most of the differences between a £300 and £450 TV to come from the traditional determiners of quality like contrast and response time rather than anything related to new technology.


How do you find out which models have the wide gamut backlight as I've been on Samsung's website and I can't see any differences between the MU6400 and MU6220 in their description. And I think Argos are doing the 40" MU6400 for under £500 with a code. Did want at least 49" though

Can any of you guys in the know give your opinion on the 55mu6470u . thanks

andy90_wfc39 m ago

How do you find out which models have the wide gamut backlight as I've …How do you find out which models have the wide gamut backlight as I've been on Samsung's website and I can't see any differences between the MU6400 and MU6220 in their description. And I think Argos are doing the 40" MU6400 for under £500 with a code. Did want at least 49" though


Look at independent testing basically. On the Samsung website Active Crystal Colour on the MU6400 instead of PurColour on the MU6220 translates into wide gamut support, but higher end Samsung TVs with wider gamuts call it something different again (Dynamic Crystal Colour, Q-Colour etc.).

Although unusually this year for Samsung the MU6400 49" is using a lower contrast IPS panel so it won't have as much contrast as the MU6100. The curved MU6500 may or may not be the same, I haven't seen any reviews yet.

Can you use the code and buy it in store

EndlessWaves17 m ago

Look at independent testing basically. On the Samsung website Active …Look at independent testing basically. On the Samsung website Active Crystal Colour on the MU6400 instead of PurColour on the MU6220 translates into wide gamut support, but higher end Samsung TVs with wider gamuts call it something different again (Dynamic Crystal Colour, Q-Colour etc.).Although unusually this year for Samsung the MU6400 49" is using a lower contrast IPS panel so it won't have as much contrast as the MU6100. The curved MU6500 may or may not be the same, I haven't seen any reviews yet.


Okey cheers. Not sure what to do really as I am shopping on a budget with Christmas on the horizon. Not expecting a brilliant TV with all high end technology but just one with a decent 4K picture and HDR support, even if in reality it's going to offer very little because of the lack of wide color gamut. Would you advise me taking a punt on this for under £450, or wait and see if a £600+ model drops to under £500 in the next 7 days? I did have my heart set on a curved screen for some strange reason.

I doubt the MU6500 will be sub-£500 in the next few days judging by the deals posted for last year's model:
hotukdeals.com/sea…500

It sounds like you'd be happier saving the money and going for this MU6220 and leaving HDR for the next upgrade when there'll be much better support available at this price.

Khyl_Hardman-1034059026539156960212 h, 24 m ago

I've got one, they're great for 4k but don't have a wide enough colour …I've got one, they're great for 4k but don't have a wide enough colour gamut for the HDR to be effective, imagine the hisense will be the same story, fantastic for the price though I paid £600 in june


I guess you upgraded from a HD TV. Was the difference noticeable for you? It would be for gaming primarily to replace my Panasonic 1080p as I recently bought a ps4 pro. And as for the HDR, I'm guessing you can toggle this on and off from the settings. Was it really not worthwhile turning it on then?

Use a Barclays card for further 10% off as cashback.

andy90_wfc2 h, 33 m ago

I guess you upgraded from a HD TV. Was the difference noticeable for you? …I guess you upgraded from a HD TV. Was the difference noticeable for you? It would be for gaming primarily to replace my Panasonic 1080p as I recently bought a ps4 pro. And as for the HDR, I'm guessing you can toggle this on and off from the settings. Was it really not worthwhile turning it on then?


You might as well, the HDR capabilities are only used by HDR content so you don't lose anything from having it turned on. (well, the tone mapping may darken some scenes too much, but I wouldn't preempt that).

You don't want the 'fake HDR for non-HDR content' mode turned on if it has one (Samsung typically calls it HDR+) but that'll be seperate from actual HDR content support.

EndlessWaves18 m ago

You might as well, the HDR capabilities are only used by HDR content so …You might as well, the HDR capabilities are only used by HDR content so you don't lose anything from having it turned on. (well, the tone mapping may darken some scenes too much, but I wouldn't preempt that).You don't want the 'fake HDR for non-HDR content' mode turned on if it has one (Samsung typically calls it HDR+) but that'll be seperate from actual HDR content support.


The 40" 6400 is under £400 at RGB Direct... you're losing quite a bit of screen size but is it going to be worth it for active crystal colour and slight improvements that'll bring? Or will the differences be barely noticeable?
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