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Buying a new TV
show user profile  zeefusion
When HD TV's first came out it was relatively simple to choose one to suite both budget and picture quality. It was about contrast ratios, refresh rates and what size you wanted.

Now I am looking to buy a 4K smart TV as I hear they will be coming down in price this year but I am a little out of the loop in terms of whats good and what isn't. I don't want 3D as I think its crap.

All TV's appear to be of a similar quality and what sets them apart is the smart TV interface and a few gimmicky features such as gesture control and a curved screen. I see there's LED and OLED but is OLED worth the extra cash?

Living in the UK my main options are Sony, Samsung and LG but I see Kodak are bringing one out and Panasonic are upping their game a bit. I wondered if anyone had any insight in to what I should be looking out for and whats good/bad about them as there are so many TV models.

Thanks,
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1/7/2014 3:02:34 PM (last edit: 1/7/2014 3:10:39 PM)
show user profile  scotch_
Try using the software - the general channel/ volume/ guide stuff as well as the smart features. You won't even be able to see small differences in picture quality after a few minutes (assuming you don't buy real shite), but the slightest irritation in the software will bug you forever.
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1/7/2014 8:37:15 PM (last edit: 1/7/2014 8:37:15 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
AFAIK OLED is the absolute best display technology....light years ahead of LCD. (and dont get caught up in all the LED hype...it is still LCd only with LED backlighting).

Do some googling on LCD,LED vs OLED...etc. (do not listen to me)

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1/7/2014 10:53:40 PM (last edit: 1/7/2014 10:53:40 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Thanks guys, I am swinging towards Samsung purely because they seem to offer good tech for a good price. As suggested I need to sit in front of some and test out the UI.
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1/8/2014 10:13:02 AM (last edit: 1/8/2014 10:13:02 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Yeah agreed about trying out the menus etc, nothing worse than a poorly implemented or slow tv guide.

I heard recently there are tv`s now where the built-in freeview allows pause and record? Haven`t looked into it myself but sounds like a nice option if you refuse to pay Sky etc a premium for an extra couple of channels that you never watch..


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1/8/2014 11:15:21 AM (last edit: 1/8/2014 11:15:21 AM)
show user profile  elizabeth1111
Thanks guys, I am swinging towards Samsung purely because they seem to offer good tech for a good price. As suggested I need to sit in front of some and test out the UI.

maybe that was right move, goodluck
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1/17/2014 9:42:17 AM (last edit: 1/17/2014 9:42:17 AM)
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