40" and 43" recommendations for bedroom

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  1. clive sharkey

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    Hi all, need some advice for the best bedroom tv, which will obviously be viewed in a pretty dark room. Most important is football viewing and then just some general tv viewing.

    Viewing distance will be 10 or 11 feet looking straight on. 43" is the max size I can get, due to width constraint of 1000mm. Not really worried about smart features as I have other options for that. Just looking for best picture quality and sound.

    Trying to keep under £400, but would prefer if I could find something cheaper.
    Most of the HD only tvs are the same price as the 4K ones!

    4K Samsung UE40MU6400 £399 John lewis price match
    4K Samsung UE40MU6100 £399 RGB-direct
    4K Samsung UE40MU6120 £349 John lewis
    HD Panasonic TX-43D302B £299 Argos
    HD Panasonic TX-40ES400B £349 Amazon

    Am I missing any other good options?


     
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    The Samsung and Sony Full HD options are good choices at this price for picture quality, although I wouldn't expect particularly good sound from anything.
     
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    UHD isn't better in all respects, anything non-HD like standard TV/streams won't look as good but at your kind of viewing distance I'm not sure you will even notice it.

    I would get the MU6120 and save a bunch. We know it has a VA type panel which suits your dark room with nicer blacks and higher contrast.

    Do you need wide viewing angles?
     
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    I don't need to worry about viewing angles.

    Thanks for the input guys, it's always good to get a second opinion.
     
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    Then the MU6100/MU6120 will suit, whichever is cheapest they are the same TV except the 20 model lacks the smart remote.

    If you want to go FHD then the Samsung 40M5500/40M5510/40M5520 will suit.
     
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    At 40 or 43" Will the FHD sets handle motion any better especially for football?
     
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    They will be the same motion wise. No TVs at this size are beyond decent with motion.
     
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    Last question, is there any benefit in going for the mu6400 if it costs more.

    Alternatively if it costs the same as 6100 or 6120 would it be a better buy.

    Are there no 43" Samsung TVs that have va panels.

    Sorry that turned into 3 questions.
     
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    Not for football and TV. The FHD Samsung 43M5500 may be VA but not sure, most 43" panels are IPS.

    The last digits at the end of the model numbers are small differences, no difference in PQ. In fact for your use there is no difference in PQ getting the MU61xx instead of MU64xx.

    The MU6100 or MU6120 are essentially the same TV. I think the 20 model just lacks the extra smart remote and bluetooth input device support.
     
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    Thanks dodgexander, I'll keep an eye and see which of the 40" samsungs I can get the cheapest.
     
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    MU6120 is same as MU6100 - just need switch ON in service menu!
    I did it, and my MU6120 have BT - I use it for external audio (or BT hedaphones) and for BT keyboard.
    It is option for smart remote - just enable in menu and buy smart remote (voice control).
    I no open MU6100 and MU6120 but I think is same main board.
     
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    @goral so basically they release the same model, different numbers, different remote just so they don't have to price match/compete on prices so much.

    poor form if you ask me ;) thanks for letting us know!
     
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    I suspect it's a cutdown Black Friday special of the 6100, no bluetooth, no Smart Remote, possibly no USB Recording. I've downloaded the manual from Samsung and says it supports USB recording, albeit in certain territories, but doesn't say whether the UK is one of them. Lots of sites are selling them but the detailed specs are all over the place, so if someone could confirm USB recording then I'd be much grateful.

    Maybe USB Recording could be enabled in the Service menu?
     
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    I have UE50MU6120 - I connect my old 2,5 inch HDD (7 years old) by USB - IDE adapter:) Like this on picture below.
    And TV recognize all my partition (4) and I can see my old files.
    Recording with no problem, just select which partition and that's it.
    It is working with timeshift as well.
    You don't need switch anything in service menu.
    Bluetooth - is working as well, but need to enable by service menu.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Economies of scale are wonderful. Make lots of the one model, then hobble it and sell it as a slightly different model for promotional purposes.
     
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    Is brilliant idea! Same TV sell it in different price.
    Between MU6100 and MU6120 is about £150-£250 different.
    I not open any of this TV, but i bet is same motherboard...
    MU6120 has just switch off BT and voice control - what take 2 minute to put ON. And have no fancy "Smart remote control" - cost probably around £20-£40...
    Just look, £20-£40 but you can get more then £150 profit!
    And we writing just about 1 TV....
    What about rest? Other staff?
     

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