Which TV for an £800 budget?

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Found 4th Feb
I've spent the evening researching TV's and to be honest it all gets hugely confusing!

Here is my criteria:
£800 budget
49"-55" (ish) required
No curved screens
Used for TV/Xbox One X/movies

I have of course seen the top deals available, but I felt that they were mostly focused towards the actual price rather than the quality/usefulness of it.

I'll be waking up and heading to John Lewis or Richer Sounds to take a look, but I'm hoping that someone can sway me either way with what would be the best buy.

The best pick so far seems to be the Samsung UE55MU7000, but I'd be interested to see if anyone can come up with better ideas!

Thanks guys!
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MU7000/8000 SJ850/950.
Maybe £200 above your budget but if prices fall, this is a decent tv

techradar.com/rev…005
I’ve never regretted buying a Samsung, and you can’t go wrong with the mu7000.
MIDURIX2 h, 2 m ago

MU7000/8000 SJ850/950.


Thanks!
adamnsu1 h, 57 m ago

Maybe £200 above your budget but if prices fall, this is a decent …Maybe £200 above your budget but if prices fall, this is a decent tvhttp://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-bravia-55xe90-kd-55xe9005


Yeah sadly a fair way above budget. My 10-odd year old TV died yesterday and unfortunately I need to source a replacement ASAP!

Dan_Monkfield1 h, 22 m ago

I’ve never regretted buying a Samsung, and you can’t go wrong with the mu7 …I’ve never regretted buying a Samsung, and you can’t go wrong with the mu7000.



My TV before my current LG was a Samsung, and despite being about 15 years old has found itself to be a great temporary replacement once again for the 10-year old LG that died! Thanks!
bildo12 m ago

Thanks! Yeah sadly a fair way above budget. My 10-odd year old TV died …Thanks! Yeah sadly a fair way above budget. My 10-odd year old TV died yesterday and unfortunately I need to source a replacement ASAP!My TV before my current LG was a Samsung, and despite being about 15 years old has found itself to be a great temporary replacement once again for the 10-year old LG that died! Thanks!


Fair play. But if you go to John Lewis they have the Sony. Please do have a look at it.
adamnsu23 m ago

Fair play. But if you go to John Lewis they have the Sony. Please do have …Fair play. But if you go to John Lewis they have the Sony. Please do have a look at it.


I don't know if I want to at £300 over budget! Haha. I'm 'that guy' who'll leave with it!
Samsung mu557000. Had it 24 hours. Not regretting it. Got john Lewis to price match it for 729 with prc direct.

was watching a 1080p blu ray of guardians 2 and the colours were amazing
Edited by: "fitzyfitz29" 4th Feb
Just noticed the 49 inch is cheaper on PRC today prcdirect.co.uk/sam…tml?pdg=pla-97878947784:kwd-97878947784:cmp-293865633:adg-24275872233:crv-75232985193:pos-1o1:pid-UE49MU7000&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI36byxJGM2QIVzrztCh0-1wOnEAQYASABEgK4kPD_BwE
I know that the screen on the 55 is better 10bit rather than 8+2) but in real terms how much difference does this make?
(Hope you don’t mind me adding a q on your thread op-hope it’s relevant to you too)
traceyat1 h, 31 m ago

Just noticed the 49 inch is cheaper on PRC today …Just noticed the 49 inch is cheaper on PRC today http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/samsung-ue49mu7000-49-mu7000-dynamic-crystal-colour-ultra-hd-hdr-smart-tv.html?pdg=pla-97878947784:kwd-97878947784:cmp-293865633:adg-24275872233:crv-75232985193:pos-1o1:pid-UE49MU7000&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI36byxJGM2QIVzrztCh0-1wOnEAQYASABEgK4kPD_BwEI know that the screen on the 55 is better 10bit rather than 8+2) but in real terms how much difference does this make?(Hope you don’t mind me adding a q on your thread op-hope it’s relevant to you too)


You would most certainly expect the 49" version to be cheaper than the 55". The 55" has been that price in the past.
Guys I've just been to John Lewis and looked at the UE55MU7000 and although it looked great, the prcdirect discount code is no longer working so it's 799 and can't find a genuine better deal.

The UE55MU6400 is £180 cheaper and to my eye at least it didn't look much worse. Can anyone convince me that the MU7000 is worth the 180 extra before I buy?
bildo4th Feb

Guys I've just been to John Lewis and looked at the UE55MU7000 and …Guys I've just been to John Lewis and looked at the UE55MU7000 and although it looked great, the prcdirect discount code is no longer working so it's 799 and can't find a genuine better deal. The UE55MU6400 is £180 cheaper and to my eye at least it didn't look much worse. Can anyone convince me that the MU7000 is worth the 180 extra before I buy?


For the 55" model the 7000 is a considerable stepup. Just wait a few weeks and it will be down again somewhere else, it's been dipping up and down since mid December, seems silly to make a rushed choice for an item you're going to have for years anyway.
When you are looking for a tv you have to be ready to buy straight away, you don't want to pick out a single model and wait until it drops unless you've got a long time to wait, better to get a good idea of a range of units and then pick the best deal for whatever TV at the time.
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