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What TV to buy


collywobles Avatar
collywobles 19 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2020 2:15PM
I am looking to buy a 55" LED TV has anyone got any recommendations. I currently have a 42" LG which I am impressed with, Any thoughts .?
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Mike_Smith Plus
16 1.1k 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2020 6:49PM
I recently bought a 48 inch smart TV, its a Panasonic. And I am very pleased with it, especially that I can watch You Tube on it to name one. Picture quality is outstanding, prices have come down considerably on TVs. Think I paid 300 for it
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Mike_Smith Plus
16 1.1k 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2020 6:50PM
Forgot to mention I got it from AO.com
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dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
16 Jun 2020 12:29PM
A couple of years or so ago we got a new LED TV and in the shop (!) the Samsung looked the best. I know things move on so the currnt best may be different. Though to be fair none were bad by any means. If you can get the chance to compare it would be worthwhile.
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collywobles 19 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 1:47PM
Yeah, am looking at Samsung too. Many thanks

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JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
16 Jun 2020 3:26PM
I suppose those large screens are OK if you have the space ?

My sister ( well her husband ) has a massive screen mounted on the wall over the fireplace and it is very impressive indeed but not something I would get, even if I had the space.
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
16 Jun 2020 4:05PM

Quote:I suppose those large screens are OK if you have the space ?


There are recommendations which relate the size of the screen to intended viewing distance. Here is one such chart
collywobles Avatar
collywobles 19 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 4:23PM
Thank you, that was very helpful.
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 4:49PM
We bought a 49" Samsung TV 3 1/2 years ago. We looked at several different makes and models, it was a choice between a flat screen and a curved screen, we thought the curved picture was slightly better and the sales blurb suggested that it had a wider viewing angle for the audience and was liable to less reflections than the flat one. Very happy with it Grin but there are noticeable reflections.
Also I was unable to connect my expensive and comfortable AKG wired headphones, bluetooth only.Sad
collywobles Avatar
collywobles 19 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 5:19PM
Interesting, I use headphones 80% of the time. My wife can only take so much of Police Interceptors....... 😮
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
16 Jun 2020 5:33PM

Quote:Interesting, I use headphones 80% of the time. My wife can only take so much of Police Interceptors....... 😮

My wife has hearing problems - especially with English language programmes. Her headphones are independent of the volume I listen at and she can adjust the volume in her headphones to a level that would be intolerable for normal listening through the soundbar, which I use. Perfect for when we watch together.
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DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 6:00PM
We bought a 43" screen Blaupunkt a few years ago.
I thought the picture and sound excellent - then earlier this year I added a sound bar.
What a difference...

collywobles Avatar
collywobles 19 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 6:05PM
Yes, fully agree, a sound bar makes a tremendous difference. Evem a cheaper one like the ABox I bought makes a difference.
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col.campbell 19 1.4k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 6:58PM
Just ordered a Philips telly with 'ambilight' - LED's on the rear of the casing cast a glow onto the wall behind refelecting whatever's on the screen at the time. Supposed to be easier on the eyes. Thought it might be a gimmick, thought we'd give it a go anyway because how bad could the picture be, anyway? - turns out one of the guys at my work has one and rates it highly, and another has just bought one too. We're currently waiting.
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collywobles 19 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2020 7:12PM
It's an option...... Will check it out.

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