Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


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Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

6 Jun 2015 14:57
Burt wrote: Bought that 32" Sony for my parents recently and it's spot on for them, simple to use and none of the internet shite that come with TV's nowadays.

You don't need to drop money on a warranty for a tele, Vazza. If it fucks up after a couple of years you'd still be able to argue that the lifespan of a Sony should far exceed that period even with more than moderate usage and thus make a claim using your statutory rights against the seller for reimbursement in the form of a repair. Personally, I've exclusively bought Sony tele's over the years and NONE of them have ever given up the ghost.

True Burt but don't want the hassle of arguing with the store/manufacturer if it ever were to go wrong and an extended warranty would prevent this or at least make it easier.

Also that Sony does have the "internet shite" you speak of? Laughing out loud
Burt
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5746 posts since 3/1/10

6 Jun 2015 15:03
Oops, apologies Smiling

Must be a different model although exactly the same style - I specifically looked at one that only had the TV/Freeview as I didn't wanna receive a panicky call when they mistakenly had Youtube up on the screen but wanted to watch Corrie.
LFC
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3936 posts since 14/6/11

6 Jun 2015 16:58
If you can find one of these with the extended gaurantee it would be perfect. I have the 42 inch version and it's class

http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products;_id=5066&zenid;=u07fp1sqo6cvudq8aq1i8h9og0
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

6 Jun 2015 17:31
LFC wrote: If you can find one of these with the extended gaurantee it would be perfect. I have the 42 inch version and it's class

http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products;_id=5066&zenid;=u07fp1sqo6cvudq8aq1i8h9og0

It's the same model as the one posted before Sticking out tongue
jogon321
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648 posts since 13/4/12

posted 6 Jun 2015 18:55, edited 6 Jun 2015 18:55
What about Richer Sounds? http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv—all/sony/bravia-kdl32r433bbu/sony-kdl32r433bbu

This one comes with 6 year guarantee included £199.95

Or W series with 6 years £299.95 http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv—all/sony/bravia-kdl32w706b/sony-kdl32w706bsu

copy and paste links……
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

posted 6 Jun 2015 19:23, edited 6 Jun 2015 19:23
Sorry, should have said I called them about the KDL32W705/706 (essentially the same TV but a different colour) on their site but apparently most are ex-display/returns/missing parts etc as the model has been replaced.

First link is HD ready only i.e. 720p, which I do not want.
LFC
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3936 posts since 14/6/11

6 Jun 2015 20:45
Sorry didn't realiseOops
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

6 Jun 2015 21:05
At least now a couple of fukers have confirmed it's decent Cool
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

posted 8 Jun 2015 09:17, edited 8 Jun 2015 09:17
Bought the one off Amazon even though it doesn't have the extended warranty as checking on Sony's website I can buy it from them within the first year for £20 anyway so works out cheaper than the Richer Sounds deal, which jogon321 posted.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

19 Jul 2015 16:18
Looking to buy a smart TV with free view build in, not interested in sky. Will I need to connect this to a TV point/ ariel? Or does it all do it over wifi?
carl lewis
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23669 posts since 14/10/04

19 Jul 2015 16:48
TV point or ariel
bill
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4924 posts since 5/8/09

19 Jul 2015 16:49
of course you need to connect it to an aerial.
diederik
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3209 posts since 16/8/11

5 Aug 2015 13:54
4K on 50" worth it or just marketing bullshit?
Crackajack
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7308 posts since 21/4/05

posted 5 Aug 2015 14:33, edited 5 Aug 2015 14:33
Mate got a 55" 4K set. Looks fantastic but there is very little content at the moment, and some artifacts/issues playing certain content at high refresh rates.

Also, watching stuff in normal HD and non-HD looked awful in comparison on it.



PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

13 Aug 2015 20:30
So no to 4k? Whats the best value samsung to go for at the minute?

Tnis seems good for 500?

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue48j5100-led-hd-1080p-tv-48-with-freeview-hd/p1951625#tabinfo-ratings

4k version?
http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue48ju6410-led-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-48-with-freeview-hd-freesat-hd-and-built-in-wi-fi/p1939778#tabinfo-ratings
jogon321
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648 posts since 13/4/12

13 Aug 2015 20:44
Would you wanna drop an extra £350 just for 4K? 4K looks good on larger screens 55" and above. Problem is that there's not a great deal of content out there right now in 4K and some TVs with 4K have worse picture than some decent 1080P sets.
Rirawin
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9273 posts since 17/7/05

13 Aug 2015 20:46
If you're you're going down the 4k route, best make sure you have a decent internet connection (at least a 25Mbps connection) and sign up to Netflix or similar. That way you have a lot more content to play with.

Here's a good guide http://4k.com/movies/
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

13 Aug 2015 20:52
Cheers, think I'm going to get this:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/samsung-ue48h6400-smart-3d-48-led-tv-22074703-pdt.html

This is tempting for an extra 150:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/samsung-ue48ju6445-smart-ultra-hd-4k-48-led-tv-10124850-pdt.html

But to be fair I don't even watch much TV.
Crackajack
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7308 posts since 21/4/05

14 Aug 2015 07:28
Your Wireless connection, if you use one, may be a weak link when trying to stream 4K (even though its compressed) from Netflix, Youtube etc. As Rirawin says worth checking the speeds you are actually getting via speedchecker.net you might need to look at Network plugs or upgrading.

Obviously content on a disc like blu-ray isnt the future long term (streaming must be) but when 4K Blu ray is launched there should be a lot more content about.
RickRude
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3277 posts since 13/1/12

14 Aug 2015 07:46
Most 4k TVs are UHD so they upscale standard HD - I brought a curved Samsung 55" and watching the Chelsea game last week was unreal. Can't wait for champions league to start with BT new UHD