Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


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Jimmy326
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4570 posts since 22/9/07

15 Sep 2015 10:38
Anyone have this by any chance and can comment on it?
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/sony-bravia-kd49x8309cbu-smart-ultra-hd-4k-49-led-tv-10124057-pdt.html

Doesn't seem to be many reviews around online for the latest Sony 4K sets, but that deal seems a steal, as it was £1300 when it came out back in April.
carl lewis
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23939 posts since 14/10/04

15 Sep 2015 14:50
Rick your right looks very crisp, but so few channels for 4k.

Got this TV recently massive lagging in picture movement if you watch things like Columbo

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40j6300-curved-led-full-hd-1080p-smart-tv-40-with-freeview-hd-and-built-in-wi-fi/p1940183?sku=234353506&kpid;=234353506&s;_kenid=2030eeda-571b-4e44-97ba-2b4d433bde7f&s;_kwcid=402x354852&tmad;=c&tmcampid;=73&kpid;=234353506
jogon321
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666 posts since 13/4/12

15 Sep 2015 19:56
Jimmy326 wrote: Anyone have this by any chance and can comment on it?
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/sony-bravia-kd49x8309cbu-smart-ultra-hd-4k-49-led-tv-10124057-pdt.html

Doesn't seem to be many reviews around online for the latest Sony 4K sets, but that deal seems a steal, as it was £1300 when it came out back in April.

Think it's the same price in John Lewis too where you'll get a 5 year guarantee and they'll let you return if you're not happy. Picture quality is great on these Sony 4K sets with but some people have had issues with the Android functionality and I think this has caused the prices to come down. Still very minimal 4k content available and most 4k tvs are not futureproof as there is still no set standard. OLED imo is better if you can stretch the budget but only LG doing OLED at mo.
jogon321
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666 posts since 13/4/12

15 Sep 2015 20:01
RickRude wrote: 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

Great if you live in a lighthouse
Dee
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11588 posts since 22/11/07

15 Sep 2015 20:27


shame
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1730 posts since 17/7/12

24 Sep 2015 18:54
…any londoners saw the samsung serif in person at the design festival? if the price isn't b&o like i absolutly need this. Cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QYF5TF_sdQ
Seventyfour
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8986 posts since 6/10/05

posted 25 Sep 2015 07:08, edited 25 Sep 2015 07:08
According to the mail they're not bad £499, £699, and £1,199 the biggest is only 40" though
shame
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1730 posts since 17/7/12

25 Sep 2015 16:41
sounds good to me, expected a little more and 32 or 40" would be fine for my flat, nice!
Bails78
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659 posts since 6/1/08

26 Sep 2015 10:40
Is it possible to get Flash or a flash player App for Android TV?
discobobulated
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857 posts since 21/4/10

13 Dec 2015 09:58
Just got a new Sony Bravia smart tv & thinking about getting a soundbar for it. Anyone recommend a discreet one that's not too expensive (not needing surround sound etc) & will sit in front of tv?
carl lewis
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23939 posts since 14/10/04

13 Dec 2015 13:18
Samsung but the brand harmony police will kill you on here.

Might be cheapish Sony ones on Argos
quixy
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713 posts since 27/11/11

13 Dec 2015 13:28
discobobulated wrote: Just got a new Sony Bravia smart tv & thinking about getting a soundbar for it. Anyone recommend a discreet one that's not too expensive (not needing surround sound etc) & will sit in front of tv?

Whats "not too expensive" mean?!

Just bought a refurb yamaha ysp-2500 from richersounds at £360 - it's excellent and includes a subwoofer- but they do cheaper ones.
I think yamaha tend to be best as they have been making them for years.
Bails78
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659 posts since 6/1/08

3 Mar 2016 14:42
I have a Sony Bravia Smart TV and am having an issue with the picture. Whenever I am watching anything on Kodi the picture goes from dim to light on each frame. I have tried adjusting brightness, contrast, colour etc.. But nothing is working it's still going light to dim, dim to light.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

posted 3 Aug 2016 15:13, edited 3 Aug 2016 15:13
Moved into a new gaff and need to get a tv for the living room, pretty clueless on where to start

Probably around 50- 55 inch….doesn't need to be anything over the top, just general viewing, sports, odd movie etc.

What do I need to be gettin in terms of specs and how much should I be spending? Circa £500??

Any good deals kicking around?
carl lewis
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23939 posts since 14/10/04

3 Aug 2016 17:47
Not sure if your get a decent brand at £500 that it most recent, but your looking for a 4K Smart TV. Samsung would be a good bet.
ODB
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3457 posts since 21/6/06

3 Aug 2016 20:53
mAK wrote: Moved into a new gaff and need to get a tv for the living room, pretty clueless on where to start

Probably around 50- 55 inch….doesn't need to be anything over the top, just general viewing, sports, odd movie etc.

What do I need to be gettin in terms of specs and how much should I be spending? Circa £500??

Any good deals kicking around?
http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv—all/samsung/ue55ju6800/sams-ue55ju6800
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

posted 3 Aug 2016 20:57, edited 3 Aug 2016 20:57
Cheers Carl, ODB

Been reading up this arvo about a few of my options……

Is 4K worth it in my instance? Just regular non HDsky combined with streamed movies/Netflix etc…..

No doubt they are better but am I going to notice it with my content?

Better spec full HD better value for money?

carl lewis
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23939 posts since 14/10/04

3 Aug 2016 21:13
Will save you having to upgrade for a good while. Some youtubers uploading in 4K one
ODB
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3457 posts since 21/6/06

posted 4 Aug 2016 07:24, edited 4 Aug 2016 07:24
Check ebay for refurbs will get more for your £500
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Panasonic-Official-Outlet/_i.html?_nkw=panasonic+tv&_trksid=p2045573.c0.m57

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/theelectronicswarehouseltd/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Argos?aspectFilter=%7B%22Screen%20Size%22%3A%2250%5C%22%20-%2060%5C%22%22%7D&sortOrder;=BestMatch&inCategory;=11071

If it was my money Id go for this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAMSUNG-UE50JU6800-Smart-Ultra-HD-4k-50-LED-TV-/291569836195?hash=item43e2eaa0a3:g:KfEAAOSw0HVWABU1
gets great reviews, and is future proof to an extent( can stream HDR)
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

4 Aug 2016 14:36
Cheers ODB grabbed the refurbed Samsung you suggested Cool

Seems a great deal for the price and looking at suggestions 55 may be on he large side for our viewing distance anyways

Hopefully it's not all banged up Laughing out loud