Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


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rotring
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60 posts since 13/9/11

25 Apr 2019 17:02
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-oled55b8s-55-inch-oled-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-smart-tv-freeview-play-6-year-warranty-98900-richersounds-3219912
jogon321
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666 posts since 13/4/12

25 Apr 2019 19:09

That one
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

posted 13 Nov 2019 20:28, edited 13 Nov 2019 20:28
Picked up a Philips the other day and I'm really feeling the Ambilight. Well underrated as a feature.

Has anyone hot rodded theirs with all the extra Hue bits?
Dreep
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1418 posts since 29/7/08

14 Nov 2019 05:33
illwill wrote: Picked up a Philips the other day and I'm really feeling the Ambilight. Well underrated as a feature.

Has anyone hot rodded theirs with all the extra Hue bits?

think it's much better to get xiaomi yeelights than pay premium for ambilght, can do so much more with them.
blackham
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1782 posts since 17/7/13

14 Nov 2019 13:49
illwill wrote: Picked up a Philips the other day and I'm really feeling the Ambilight. Well underrated as a feature.

Has anyone hot rodded theirs with all the extra Hue bits?

how bright is it? thinking about getting one for the bedroom but don't want to be blinded…
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

posted 14 Nov 2019 14:10, edited 14 Nov 2019 14:10
blackham wrote:
illwill wrote: Picked up a Philips the other day and I'm really feeling the Ambilight. Well underrated as a feature.

Has anyone hot rodded theirs with all the extra Hue bits?

how bright is it? thinking about getting one for the bedroom but don't want to be blinded…

It's a backlight so it's never going to blind you.

Plenty of settings too…

Probably wouldn't bother for the bedroom though.
joe6886
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858 posts since 16/11/08

17 Nov 2019 19:25
What’s the best 43” tv for around £500? It’s for my old man so doesn’t need to have loads of tech as he won’t know how to use half of it, just a decent picture and something fairly easy to use.

I’ve always had Samsung with no complaints but if there’s better options I’m all ears
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

29 Jan 2020 10:15
Any thoughts on the positives and negatives of a Panasonic TX-43GX550B versus a Samsung UE43RU7100 versus a Sony Bravia KDL43WF663?

I've always bought Panasonic in the past but wondered if anyone had experience of these others.
Rirawin
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9361 posts since 17/7/05

29 Jan 2020 12:14
Lifelong Sony customer, but switched to Samsung last year as I like what they're doing with the whole gap less wall mounting and one box solution they offer. There aren't many other manufacturers out there which are doing the same.

If you're not wall mounting, go for Sony, purely due to picture and build quality, rather than features, etc. Also try and make sure you're getting a TV that runs Android o/s. Some apps like Amazon Prime eventually drop support for manufacturers own operating system and you end up having to buy a Firestick or similar.
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

posted 29 Jan 2020 16:06, edited 29 Jan 2020 16:06
How does the picture quality of your Samsung compare to your previous Sonys?

There's only 50 quid in it but I've already increased my budget.

The Panasonic is off the list as it's not a proper Panasonic, it's actually made by Vestel in Turkey.
Rirawin
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9361 posts since 17/7/05

30 Jan 2020 13:44
Difficult to say as my previous Sony ones were only up to 1080p, the Samsung one I have now is 4K. I find the colours to be a little bit more natural on the Sony than the Samsung, but that's most likely due to the lack of me playing around with the settings on the Samsung than anything else. Build quality? Well we'll see, but previous Sony TVs have lasted a very very long time.
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

30 Jan 2020 14:08
Cheers Rich, going to go and compare the Samsung and Sony at the weekend.
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

30 Jan 2020 14:58
+1 for samsung. We've got a frame TV and it's brilliant, everything about it from the look and features we couldn't really ask for more. As rirawiun said the no gap and box are really handy.
I was worried about the colours and especially the blacks(no racist) but its really good. 4k stuff looks amazing Cool
pops
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4143 posts since 2/9/09

21 Mar 2020 06:59
looking to buy a new TV to help get though the next few months. Minimum 55” and budget is (ideally) south of £1k. Any recommendations welcome. Thanks.
ismvil
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1219 posts since 16/9/11

21 Mar 2020 07:37
https://petertyson.co.uk/philips-55oled754-oled-television#

Job done, it’s an OLED, supports all the HDR formats and the ambilight is a good gimmick if you watch in the dark. The panel is a LG panel as well, which is top.
toiler
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126 posts since 4/5/09

25 Apr 2020 06:24
Anyone got a 24" serif they don't want/use? Want something for the kitchen
ismvil
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1219 posts since 16/9/11

2 Aug 2020 08:39
Got this a few months ago and it's pretty fucking amazing, is now at a cheaper price for anyone wanting a solid OLED https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-55oled754-55-smart-ambilight-4k-ultra-hd-oled-tv-ps89010-delivered-at-ao-using-code-3516797