Found 31st Jan
Hi

Sorry if this in the wrong category.

I need some opinions please. Everytime I think I'm getting somewhere and have made a decision I find another TV or find out more info on them which makes me doubt myself!

I'm looking for a TV 43"+. Wifi enabled, web browser, USB recording etc. In Samsung or LG. I don't really want to spend over £400 if I can help it.

I've found this - LG 43LH570V

argos.co.uk/pro…380

This says browser enabled but looking at some reviews it's looking like that's not true.

I've also found this - LG 43UH650V

argos.co.uk/pro…178

This is 4K. Would I really benefit from 4K? I have no intentions of getting a blu ray player and my understanding is there isn't many 4K shows out yet.

Has anyone got either of these TV's and can share their opinions?

Or perhaps recommend any other similar TV's in Samsung or LG?

Thank you

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I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't really want 4k but I wish I had now as there's certainly more content around now and will only increase.

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stefromuk

I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't … I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't really want 4k but I wish I had now as there's certainly more content around now and will only increase.



Oh really? What content is there available? Thanks

stefromuk

I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't … I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't really want 4k but I wish I had now as there's certainly more content around now and will only increase.



​Agree with this, I just purchased a 4k curved tv and 4k content does look great and more 4k content is being released all the time so wise to future proof your purchase, that said it really does depend on how much you care about a mark up in picture quality and how much use your TV would get... if it doesn't bother you much there's nothing wrong with standard HD.

Tbh 4K Will be wasted on a 43" TV - so don't pay extra for 4K.

That said, a lot of tv's will include 4K as standard - so what I'm trying to say is go for as good a tv spec you can. If it has 4K that's a bonus.

If you could stretch your budget to the LG 43UH750V I would do that, but otherwise the LG 43UH650V with a free soundboard all in for £400 at Argos is a very good price and buy.

Get it before the offer ends


Edited by: "Kenp8257" 31st Jan

stefromuk

I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't … I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't really want 4k but I wish I had now as there's certainly more content around now and will only increase.


Nothing to be too conerned about with your size TV. A 43" screen size is generally too small to provide any noticeable benefit of 4k over 1080p when watched from typical domestic viewing distances, unless you have your TV so close to you that you are knee-capping yourself on the TV's stand. Would only be noticeable if you used the TV in monitor-type applications.

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Kenp8257

Tbh 4K Will be wasted on a 43" TV - so don't pay extra for 4K.That said, … Tbh 4K Will be wasted on a 43" TV - so don't pay extra for 4K.That said, a lot of tv's will include 4K as standard - so what I'm trying to say is go for as good a tv spec you can. If it has 4K that's a bonus. If you could stretch your budget to the LG 43UH750V I would do that, but otherwise the LG 43UH650V with a free soundboard all in for £400 at Argos is a very good price and buy.Get it before the offer ends



Looks like the soundbar is £199 if bought with that TV, not free? Unless I'm being dozy lol

Sorry - my mistake - completely misread it.

The TV is a good buy. Maybe not the sound bar :-)

stefromuk

I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't … I bought a Sony 43" Android tv last year 1080p and thought nah I don't really want 4k but I wish I had now as there's certainly more content around now and will only increase.

rhii27

I'm looking for a TV 43"+. Wifi enabled, web browser, USB recording etc.



Bear in mind that the likes of Netflix provide their 4K streams with substantially increased bitrate and not just increased resolution, so that may be why it looks better rather than because it's 4K.



A TV remote isn't a very good tool for browsing the web so TV web browsers tend to be rather awkward.

If that is an important requirement then it's going to cut your choice of TVs down substantially as you'll probably find you need one either either a gyroscopic/motion sensing remote or the ability to take a bluetooth mouse.

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Dabstar

​Agree with this, I just purchased a 4k curved tv and 4k content does l … ​Agree with this, I just purchased a 4k curved tv and 4k content does look great and more 4k content is being released all the time so wise to future proof your purchase, that said it really does depend on how much you care about a mark up in picture quality and how much use your TV would get... if it doesn't bother you much there's nothing wrong with standard HD.



I do use my TV a lot, and have Now TV, but not Netflix - and I think Netflix release some things suitable for 4K? What size is your TV?

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EndlessWaves

Bear in mind that the likes of Netflix provide their 4K streams with … Bear in mind that the likes of Netflix provide their 4K streams with substantially increased bitrate and not just increased resolution, so that may be why it looks better rather than because it's 4K. A TV remote isn't a very good tool for browsing the web so TV web browsers tend to be rather awkward.If that is an important requirement then it's going to cut your choice of TVs down substantially as you'll probably find you need one either either a gyroscopic/motion sensing remote or the ability to take a bluetooth mouse.



How do they suppose you use the web browser if they don't provide a suitable remote? Thanks

rhii27

I do use my TV a lot, and have Now TV, but not Netflix - and I think … I do use my TV a lot, and have Now TV, but not Netflix - and I think Netflix release some things suitable for 4K? What size is your TV?



My TV is 55" so as others have said you maybe wouldn't notice 4K resolution on a smaller screen. Netflix and Amazon both have a decent amount of 4k content but I'm not sure about Now tv. There's a definite mark up in picture quality but I think the real question is would I have enjoyed it any less in standard HD or does is it make that much of a difference to the experience.. personally for me no but that's my personal opinion.

EndlessWaves

Bear in mind that the likes of Netflix provide their 4K streams with … Bear in mind that the likes of Netflix provide their 4K streams with substantially increased bitrate and not just increased resolution, so that may be why it looks better rather than because it's 4K. A TV remote isn't a very good tool for browsing the web so TV web browsers tend to be rather awkward.If that is an important requirement then it's going to cut your choice of TVs down substantially as you'll probably find you need one either either a gyroscopic/motion sensing remote or the ability to take a bluetooth mouse.



​Ahh okay, I didn't know that, do you know if Amazon do the same with 4K?

Most of Amazon's 4K stuff you have to pay for over and above Prime subscription.

Kenp8257

Most of Amazon's 4K stuff you have to pay for over and above Prime … Most of Amazon's 4K stuff you have to pay for over and above Prime subscription.



​They do sell a lot of content not just 4k either, that said they also offer 4k content on all new Amazon original programming (recently anyway) at no extra charge.

rhii27

Oh really? What content is there available? Thanks


​for me it's mainly YouTube and Netflix and I've been toying with getting Sky q which has 4k planned.

AndyRoyd

Nothing to be too conerned about with your size TV. A 43" screen size is … Nothing to be too conerned about with your size TV. A 43" screen size is generally too small to provide any noticeable benefit of 4k over 1080p when watched from typical domestic viewing distances, unless you have your TV so close to you that you are knee-capping yourself on the TV's stand. Would only be noticeable if you used the TV in monitor-type applications.


Yeah I think your right it was just the bigger 4k version in store seemed sharper and clearer but maybe it was just the settings they use in store.

stefromuk

Yeah I think your right it was just the bigger 4k version in store seemed … Yeah I think your right it was just the bigger 4k version in store seemed sharper and clearer but maybe it was just the settings they use in store.



Or the increased size, or a higher contrast panel, or a different screen coating.

rhii27

How do they suppose you use the web browser if they don't provide a … How do they suppose you use the web browser if they don't provide a suitable remote? Thanks



Oh they all work, but some of them can be rather laborious to use. They're fine if you occasionally need to show something on a big screen, but many of them are too awkward if you want something you can use instead of a laptop or tablet.

I just had this delivered yesterday, it was a bit cheaper at £229 but even at £299 it's a steal, really nice thin bezel and 4k looks amazing, I had a 42" 1080p before and the difference is night and day.

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