£1500 - £1600 Budget 50" - 55"

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  1. Aman123

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    I'm in a lookout for a new TV, I'm looking for 50" - 55".

    I would love to have the 'smart' features and would like to have good 3D quality. I'm kind of unsure about passive or active 3D.

    The main usage of the tv will be for:

    Sports
    Daily tv (mainly SD channels)
    3D/Blue Ray Movies

    I don't play a lot of games so the lag issue isn't a problem for me.

    I have a budget of about £1600. Could someone please recommend me something which would fit the requirements.

    Thanks
     
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    Vt50 50 inch with 5 yr panasonic warranty is good value from hi Fi spek
     
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    Doesn't have the 50hz bug, VBI or DFC like the Panasonics, still some brightness pops noted by some, though not as big an issue IMO.
     
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    I'm going to order a TV tomorrow, just last question which TV has better 3D and smart features?

    VT50 or E8000?
     
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    3D wise you need to demo, the Samsung should be brighter.
    Samsung is known for its smart functions and for me is the winner there.
     
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    I would go for the Panny, its got Eurosport on Viera Connect.
    Picture-wise, both excellent but Plasma seems to beat LED every time.
    Let us know what you buy and how it does.
     
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    Agree but Im referring to the E8000 PDP not LCD.;)
     
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    Ended up with the VT50, thank you everyone. I love it :D, I got it for £1200 as my friend worked in the store
     
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    Would that be the 50, 55 or the 65?
    Will it be wall mounted?
    What are your first impressions?
     
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    50 as 55 was out of stock, its on a stand at the moment but will wall mount it this weekend. As for first impressions its amazing :D
     
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    just one question, the 3d glasses are they rechargeable? if not how do you replace the battery when they run out?

    Feels so silly asking this lol
     
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    Sorry to but in but yes you can replace batteries, they last a very long time too, still got some left from a pack after over a year.:)

    Amazon sell batteries for a about £3 for big pack.
     
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    Which batteries are they? Also could you recommend 3D glasses which work well with this TV and are rechargeable?

    And Thank you soo much for your advice and help.
     
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    The 3D3 glasses work perfectly.
    No problems with the ones I have ;)
     
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    Arman, now that you have a P50VT50 perhaps you could shed some light on the recording facilities built into the TV since I am also in the market for a new Panasonic Plasma. I was going to wait for prices to fall for the 2012 models, specifically a TXP55VT50, but having read the review of the 2013 models, I was pleased to see the phrase ' use as a PVR because most models have two tuners'.

    1) Does this mean that a Freeview channel, or even two, could be recorded to a USB3 HDD, and a 3rd Freesat channel viewed?
    2) Could recording go on while watching iPlayer, Netflix or Eurosport over the WiFi link? Because it stops on the HW220PVR that I have.

    If so, why would we need a PVR at all?

    Thanks in advance.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    There is the OrbitsoundT12v3 for around £300, it includes a separate Sub, which IMO is necessary

    John Lewis list 19 sounbars for under £300 so plenty of choice, and they deliver.

    I like the look of the Yamaha YAS201 for £349 with its separate sub since it simulates 7.1 and there is a free air-wired adaptor - whatever that is.
     
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    I ordered Yamaha YAS401 for £380 and regarding the PVR features tbh I haven't looked at it yet sorry.
     

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