Recommend me a TV

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bmwmike

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2,152 posts

57 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Budget of £1500 ish and 65 inches. I've got bored of looking at them. Was settled on OLED at £2k but then I heard about the burn in and all that -don't want yet another device I need to babysit. Then I thought I'd settled on Samsung Qled until a mate said his family had no end of software glitch type trouble with recent Samsung TVs.

I don't want a webcam built into one. Ideally no mic either but a button operated mic is ok. Must be 4k obvs and it'll be used for watching the odd movie and game mostly. Bonus points for not needing a soundbar as I don't have one.

So what do you have and would you recommend it? Thanks biggrin


scjgreen

457 posts

83 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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I'd look at a 65" LG B9 OLED

I have a 55" B8 in my Lounge and was also worried about Burn In but tbh theres been no issues what so ever.

danrc

2,522 posts

159 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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toasty

5,544 posts

169 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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scjgreen said:
I'd look at a 65" LG B9 OLED

I have a 55" B8 in my Lounge and was also worried about Burn In but tbh theres been no issues what so ever.
+1

The_Jackal

4,320 posts

146 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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You will never buy a TV if you just listen to horror stories.
Just go to Richer Sounds and see what TVs they have for £1500 choose one the size you want and you know you will have a bargain.
Doesnt sound like you have many requirements, so dont bog yourself down with specs and issues.
They will give you a decent warranty too.
Any telly at that price is not going to be st.

washingitagain

282 posts

6 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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The_Jackal said:
Any telly at that price is not going to be st.
Although I have found TVs at that price are the ones which take the biggest drop in price a year later. £1500 is a lot for a new TV. I'd scan some of the AV forums and you'll start hearing the same ones recommended, then head for them. One that's been out a year or 18 months will often be cracking value.

bmwmike

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2,152 posts

57 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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Thanks for the help so far.

A few mates recommended richer sounds but I've found them more expensive than other online so far.

If there is a decent 65 inch for less than 1500 I'm all ears. Has to be 65 coz the viewing distance is 3m and I currently have a 10yr old 40 inch lcd which has been great but lately my eyesight is letting me down!! I paid 1k for that so figured 1.5k for a bigger telly is fine if I get another 10yr out of it. If I spend less great it'll help me pay for the nox sensor I just had to fork out for.
Leaning toward LG or Sony at the mo.


CharlieH89

8,696 posts

114 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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If it means anything, I've a Samsung 4k TV for 2 years and had no software issues whatsoever.

SS2.

11,628 posts

187 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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bmwmike said:
A few mates recommended richer sounds but I've found them more expensive than other online so far.
Pricebeat at Richer Sounds.

rsbmw

2,734 posts

54 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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Check out AVforums classifieds. I got a 65" Sony XE9305 for £800 with 3 years warranty remaining. Was £3k or so new and still regarded as one of the best LED TVs around, HDR looks stunning.

I too couldn't be arsed with burn in, software problems etc etc for 2-3 times the money.

bmwmike

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2,152 posts

57 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Went for a QE65Q85R in the end.

Kermit power

24,350 posts

162 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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I'd take a look at 55" in store before you buy. I've just got a 55" Philips 55OLED804 from Richer Sounds and it's amazing!

I'm currently watching rugby on BT Sport Ultimate from about 2m, but it's absolutely fine also for everything else from the sofa which is around 4.5m away.

The Philips Ambilight is wonderful as well, to the point where I already can't imagine buying a TV without it in the future.

With regards to burn in, you might find this article helpful. My understanding, in short, is that it's much less of a risk than it used to be on plasma screens, and I never had so much as a sniff of it on my previous plasma in nine years of regular use.

Lastly, worth noting that with Richer Sounds, you get a 6 year guarantee.

bmwmike

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2,152 posts

57 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Thanks. Bought from RS with 6 year warranty.