Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


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joe6886
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890 posts since 16/11/08

22 Nov 2020 18:49
What’s the main difference between these two tv’s apart from one being slightly smaller but more expensive?

Is the more expensive one better in any way that will be noticeable?

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/all-tvs/samsung-qe50q60t.html

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/all-tvs/samsung-qe49q80t.html
LFC
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5113 posts since 14/6/11

22 Nov 2020 18:54
Can anyone recommend a 55inch £600 or less please
Dreep
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1624 posts since 29/7/08

posted 22 Nov 2020 18:54, edited 22 Nov 2020 18:54
joe6886 wrote: What’s the main difference between these two tv’s apart from one being slightly smaller but more expensive?

Is the more expensive one better in any way that will be noticeable?

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/all-tvs/samsung-qe50q60t.html

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/all-tvs/samsung-qe49q80t.html

https://kagoo.co.uk/tvs/compare/samsung-series-6-qe50q60t-vs-samsung-series-8-qe49q80t

Would try get a LG OLED for a little more, recently got a lg cx after looking at sonys/samsung instore, found it worth paying more for.
joe6886
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890 posts since 16/11/08

22 Nov 2020 19:05
I can only really get away with 49/50, anything bigger would be too big for the room so rules out OLED and I don’t really want to spend that much. Can’t see any obvious reasons on that site either to spend the extra £150 unless I’m missing something obvious? Not hugely into tech so probably wouldn’t notice any minor picture differences, just something to watch footie and Netflix on.
Dreep
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1624 posts since 29/7/08

posted 22 Nov 2020 19:40, edited 22 Nov 2020 19:40
joe6886 wrote: I can only really get away with 49/50, anything bigger would be too big for the room so rules out OLED and I don’t really want to spend that much. Can’t see any obvious reasons on that site either to spend the extra £150 unless I’m missing something obvious? Not hugely into tech so probably wouldn’t notice any minor picture differences, just something to watch footie and Netflix on.

if you don't particularly care about the tech side of things then sure go for the cheaper one.
£50 cheaper here; https://www.robertdyas.co.uk/samsung-2020-50-q60t-qled-4k-hdr-smart-tv-with-bixby-alexa-google-assistant.

so get richersounds to pricematch it and they'll give another £20 off I think.
joe6886
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890 posts since 16/11/08

22 Nov 2020 19:53
That’s the answer I was looking for, cheers mate
joeyjojo
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4440 posts since 24/8/06

23 Nov 2020 21:02
Anyone have a projector and can offer some advice. Have a room which would be perfect for one but would prefer to avoid ceiling mounted. How much are decent ones now ? And do you need extras speakers etc or are the in built ones decent enough ( for the average user like me)
discobobulated
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941 posts since 21/4/10

posted 23 Nov 2020 21:06, edited 23 Nov 2020 21:06
https://www.audioaffair.co.uk/optoma-uhz65ust-ultra-short-throw-4k-laser-projector?gclid=CjwKCAiA2O39BRBjEiwApB2Ikv0P6jgCfCQ2zJN0na03yIE8a_jmM3UTalxUSzLw9-hGzeMxcrWpbRoCIN4QAvD_BwE

Get a short throw one. You will defo need to hook up to a speaker/sound system though. Any semi decent one is not really designed to give that great audio from internal speaker.
joeyjojo
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4440 posts since 24/8/06

23 Nov 2020 21:11
3 grand is quite a lot !! And I don’t think I want one like that but was thinking of having on a shelf on the back wall. The room is small ish maybe 4 metres by 4 metres. I’m just weighing up whether it’s worth it or just getting a bigger lcd like 55.
joeyjojo
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4440 posts since 24/8/06

23 Nov 2020 21:13
That does look well good though. !!
discobobulated
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941 posts since 21/4/10

23 Nov 2020 21:30
To really get the best image from a projector, you need to paint the frame size of the image screen with this or similar paint
https://stagedepot.co.uk/scenic-effects/paint/emulsion/rosco-tv-paint-white-379l?gclid=CjwKCAiA2O39BRBjEiwApB2IkhSN9vknjvLHv3DYWyu4odSe9D1smTxfSP74qp_Q6YvPAu3wMsgBdRoCV1gQAvD_BwE

Otherwise, the image is not as crisp and clear. Then, when not on you have a white rectangle on the wall. Better off with a decent larger TV, IMO.
FrIEND
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13657 posts since 27/11/03

23 Nov 2020 23:10
I got a £500 benq a few years back and it’s been great. Mainly use it at weekends and for watching films etc…just project onto a white wall and have it going into a soundbar - then have sky/chromecast/playstation going into that.

Sure there better options now and much better setups but we love it - easy to take to other people’s houses too and I will deffo replace when it packs up.

But - if it’s for full time use….tv all the way.
FrIEND
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13657 posts since 27/11/03

23 Nov 2020 23:21
joeyjojo wrote: 3 grand is quite a lot !! And I don’t think I want one like that but was thinking of having on a shelf on the back wall. The room is small ish maybe 4 metres by 4 metres. I’m just weighing up whether it’s worth it or just getting a bigger lcd like 55.

Btw - what you’ve described there was pretty much our old setup.
joeyjojo
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4440 posts since 24/8/06

24 Nov 2020 07:13
Yeah will only be for occasional use, it won’t be for day to day. Just to watch movies really and maybe video games. So is the soundbar wired? Because ideally I’d have the projector on a shelf on the back wall quite high up but then I’d need the soundbar at the front right? But then I’d have to have a wire going around the room or can the soundbar work wirelessly like Sonos ?
FrIEND
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13657 posts since 27/11/03

posted 24 Nov 2020 07:55, edited 24 Nov 2020 07:55
On mine it has to be connected by hdmi but it’s prob 6 years old. I’d imagine the ones now must have wireless connections but you are right - you need a way of getting the sounds and images to the projector.
Heath
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2541 posts since 26/7/06

24 Nov 2020 10:23
PM'd you Joey.
seenmy
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6624 posts since 17/6/06

24 Nov 2020 12:56
I was looking at these (not the supreme one) if anyone is using would be good to know thoughts, again set up as an alternative to tv, more for a holiday property than as a replacement to our tv. main reason being cuts out the issues with finding well designed mid priced tv etc
https://www.supremenewyork.com/shop/accessories/ospdlc2wh/kbxsn9id0
Heath
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2541 posts since 26/7/06

25 Nov 2020 09:59
I looked for ages for a projector for a similar reason seenmy - the problem with most of them was that they were all 720p and not 'true' HD.

This is the one I ended up with - https://smile.amazon.co.uk/XGIMI-Projector-Portable-Android-Theater-Black/dp/B0813B55DL/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2PIKDZGXKR0TK&dchild;=1&keywords;=xgimi+halo&qid;=1606213748&sprefix;=xg%2Caps%2C220&sr;=8-3
seenmy
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6624 posts since 17/6/06

25 Nov 2020 10:16
good to know, how have you got on with the above? straight forward to use/hook up to laptop to use skygo or similar?
Heath
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2541 posts since 26/7/06

25 Nov 2020 10:45
Super easy - it's got a built in Android OS so Netflix / YouTube / Sky is all there to be installed, or I can HDMI it to my laptop or bluetooth my phone.