someone for the love of god help me pick a tv!!

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Found 29th Dec 2015
after my old TV died I've been refunded £730 from john lewis.I'm now looking for around a 55" don't mind paying a bit more..but I'm not very techy at all and just want a decent TV pref with 5yr guarantee.. what o don't know is should I pay the extra for 4k? I would like the TV to last for a good few yrs so want to make right choice..plz help?

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Original Poster

oops sorry was meant for misc

Tesco are offering 5 years with TVs bought from them

I'm not a tv person, that's the OHs job. But had to comment as people are voting this cold when you are asking for help! Idiots. That's what I hate about this forum.

k8y1988

I'm not a tv person, that's the OHs job. But had to comment as people are … I'm not a tv person, that's the OHs job. But had to comment as people are voting this cold when you are asking for help! Idiots. That's what I hate about this forum.



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waaqii

Tesco are offering 5 years with TVs bought from them

if you read the small print on the Tesco warranty it's rubbish. but your tv from John Lewis or richer sounds.

Original Poster

I'm on my own so don't have a clue when it comes to TVs and posted it in wrong category just want a bit of advice really

Original Poster

john lewis have been pretty good sorting my refund tbf but I don't know which TV to go for ...or price match?

winter_zombie

if you read the small print on the Tesco warranty it's rubbish. but your … if you read the small print on the Tesco warranty it's rubbish. but your tv from John Lewis or richer sounds.



so what the small print says?

In my opinion you can't go far wrong with a Sony. Saying that the guys in Richer Sounds know their stuff and will usually give you an honest review of their stock. Once you get below the silly priced TV's, i.e. in excess of £1000, then you pretty much do get what you pay for. Like I say just my opinion. Good luck and happy shopping.

What about this one ? Get's pretty good reviews and 5 year guarantee from JL

Samsung 55" TV

Original Poster

which one plz can't get link to work?

Okay, I'm just saying this because I have one (the 50" version) but I read the reviews and it ticked all the boxes. Before 24 December Sony did a free soundbar offer but I'm sure I read on HUKD somewhere there's a retailer still doing the offer.

Tesco and John Lewis do a 5 year guarantee. tesco.com/dir…prd

johnlewis.com/sto…582

Cheapest I can find the 55" for is £849 hispek.com/ent…php No 5 year guarantee online, though.

50" Reviews: techradar.com/rev…iew

digitalspy.co.uk/tec…tml

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th Dec 2015

prcdirect.co.uk/pro…500?

bought this telly in the summer, best money I ever spent!
Edited by moderator: "trimmed affil link out" 29th Dec 2015

spending that kind of money it would be silly not to go a bit more and get 4k, I've just got LG's 850v and it really is fantastic.

ceres

I was in Richer Sounds this week buying a couple of TVs. They reckon … I was in Richer Sounds this week buying a couple of TVs. They reckon either Panasonic or Samsung. Panasonic has the edge on picture quality, the Samsung Smart features are a bit easier to use.


I have a 6 mth old 4k panny and its picture is ok but its software is clunky and poor...... value for money not great for the money I spent on it tbh, 4k is a bit over-hyped at moment, however it is slowly building momentum as more 4k sources appear.

jumpinoffthbed

spending that kind of money it would be silly not to go a bit more and … spending that kind of money it would be silly not to go a bit more and get 4k, I've just got LG's 850v and it really is fantastic.


Do you have a link so we can inspect it?

edjaned

which one plz can't get link to work?


Try this link johnlewis.com/sam…c78

Ye canny beat a Sammy.

dereklogan7

Do you have a link so we can inspect it?



I got it from John Lewis not a deal on here but here's a link for one with a good saving if you don't need a stand

Edited by: "jumpinoffthbed" 29th Dec 2015

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pop to richer sounds

hi!!

we got a sony smart tv from JL with soundbar..its smaller than you want but just wanted to say pic is amazing..got a panasonic smart tv for son last year and thats fab too. Went to Martin Dawes and the prices are checked every morning there to be competitive and it was £100 cheaper than elsewhere and free 5yr warranty. Worth ringing them and asking what they got?

I got this one from Bolton markethttp://www.unicom.com/files/20080911-dtv-dino.jpg

Is a source 4k available in the uk from just Digital tv, sky or any of them netflix amazon pay per view subscription sites?

If you have or will get a streaming service like netflix and have a fast Internet service consider a 4k tv if you think you will use it assuming you can afford to pay the large price tag at the moment. Also consider they will drop in price over the next year or so which can be upsetting if you paid top price. There are some really good 50 inch tvs about for around the £450 or less as our own TV which I paid £800 in 2012 I've seen posted here for £250 in Salisburys I think? . A Panosonic plasma. I would pick up a top spec tv being sold off if you can and wait for the 4k tvs to drop in price and see how what happens in a couple of years when sky, virgin and freeview start a 4k service. I have 2 friends waiting for price drops and as one said his intended purchase dropped £350 at Christmas but still over £1000

raptorcigs

I got this one from Bolton market



but is it 4k?

Original Poster

thank u all for your advice.the last 2 I have had have been Samsung plasmas and both developed prob with the screen so I'm hoping led is better? I'm in north wales so nearest store is a Curry's so may call in and see what offers they have.I do watch Netflix and films on TV so need a smart rv really
I'm not sure what I need to know regarding MHz etc...or if its something I wouldn't notice being a novice?

Original Poster

think I will go for the Sony above if I can find out how to get john lewis to price match thanks everyone

edjaned

think I will go for the Sony above if I can find out how to get john … think I will go for the Sony above if I can find out how to get john lewis to price match thanks everyone



you dont want to buy Raptorcigs option? oO
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