Question 2017 new TVs - which one??

Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by paulwIre, Mar 30, 2017.

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Which is the best picture quality TV

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  1. paulwIre

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    I'm in the market to replace my old TV (6 year old now). So, I'm looking for a new 4K TV. Seems that there are a few coming to market next month, those new 2017 models announced at CES.

    Samsung Q9F
    Sony A1E
    LG W series

    I'll be looking for a 55" model, and am prepared to pay (no need to skimp). But, obviously price Vs quality will come in to it.

    So, what would you recommend? I will be piping sound through a 7.1 sound system, so audio quality is not critical. I just am looking for good tech and the best viewing screen.

    I really appreciate opinions from those more in touch with TV tech than me.
     
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    Its hard to say with next to no reviews yet. If you are talking high end I would also consider models from Loewe and B & O, Panasonic's new OLED shouldn't be overlooked either.

    Right now I think the best OLED is the Philips 901F as its the only OLED to offer frame insertion giving it the best motion capabilities from any OLED TV. Problem is it uses a 2016 panel so HDR isn't the best on it.

    Given that you need to sit very close to an UHD TV (even at 65") I would perhaps consider a bigger TV if you can, for many people UHD is pointless at normal viewing distances. It also has its drawbacks. See: UHD vs FHD
     
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    Most flagship models no longer come in a 55". I believe the W7 is only 65" and 77", with the Q9 being 65" and 88".

    Surprisingly the A1 does look like it'll be available at 55" despite the LCD flagship ZD9 being 65"+
     
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    Ah, maybe they've added new sizes. They said 65" and 88" when they launched it.

    I don't think philips are launching their flagships, the 9602 and 8602, until later in the year. The 9002 OLED could be worth looking at though.
     
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    Thanks.

    More choices now to check out. :)

    From my research so far -

    Samsung - great brightness and almost lifelike colour (overpriced??)
    Sony - deep blacks and great depth, great processor for upscaling (still expensive)
    LG - panel maker and some nice features (possibly cheaper)
     
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    I personally would hold back on the OLEDs until I know they add frame insertion like with the Philips. It looks so far like the LGs won't have it whilst the Sony OLED i'm not sure about. Fairly certain the samsung will have it though like the 2016 models. Only OLED so far to have is the Philips 901F.

    Whether you care about using frame insertion is up to you, it gives clearer motion without introducing SOE unlike interpolation.

    But for most people the standard motion without any settings is fine.
     

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