40", Approx £400, movies and gaming

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  1. reno79

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    Hi all,

    A friend has asked me to help her buy a new set to replace an aging Teknika (Tesco brand) POS.
    Roughly 40", budget around £400.
    Main uses will be terrestrial TV (Freeview HD tuner a must), PS3 gaming and Movies either from USB or via the PS3. Also needs three HDMI inputs and optial out.

    I've had a quick look and all the sets I'd think fit the technical aspects are way over on budget (cheapest I think was about £480)

    Any ideas anyone? No brand loyalty to consider, she'll take whatever I recommend.
     
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    Samsung UE39F5300 - £419 @ Amazon
     
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    Is there a particular reason you wouldn't choose the Samsung UE40ES6300 instead? That's the one I'd kind of decided would be her "best fit".
     
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    That is a 2012 model...doesn`t have the NEW SMART TV
     
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    Ah ok that's perfectly fair. Makes sense why the ES6300 is a little cheaper as well then.

    Are these SMART features still not user upgradable? Guess that's how they get people to buy them every couple of years when there's nothing wrong with the TV.
     
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    No, you need a firmware update from the manufacturer and they don't really bother with the older models. Can always hook up a laptop or get a Smart BR player. Kind of depends what Smart features are envisaged
     
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    like Android...you need to buy a new phone to get the latest version

    :thumbsdow
     
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    Thanks for that Vickster. Are there any competing models, just so I can give her a "one or the other" choice? I like the look of the Samsung myself, may even get one for my bedroom as I'm looking to replace my old 32" Tosh in there.

    Vril: as soon as a decent rom is posted I'll be running 4.3 on my S3, so you don't always need to upgrade ;)
     

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