Question 49 inch wanted £1500 budget

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  1. Tim_Field

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    Hey all,

    Lazy question :) after a new TV for around £1.5k, 49inch and no larger. Can you get a decent screen at this size / price? Can't go larger I'm afraid, no room!

    Thanks, Tim
     
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    Do you need wide viewing angles?
     
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    Reasonably wide but not extreme, won't be viewing side on often and when we do the picture quality won't matter too much e.g. Mum and friends watching the Royal Wedding lol
     
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    There is only one option at this size if you want good HDR and thats the Sony 49XF9005.

    If you don't need good HDR you can look at the cheaper 49XF85xx series but its pretty overpriced for what it is. It does however retain the better motion controls of the XF9005.

    And if you want to go even cheaper without needing good HDR there are many different models that are good buys at 50" like the Hisense 50U7A.

    EDIT# realise you said max 49", not sure if the extra inch makes a difference. Be sure to leave ample ventilation if you are putting the TV in a small gap. From the manual of the XF9005 for example:
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    Thanks v much for the advice!

    Oh 50" would be ok, it's the folks fussing about going too big in the room not a lack of space. I would want the best screen possible at the price range HDR etc. they have a new Sky box etc.

    Most of the time the viewing isn't side on, so what would you recommend if that's the case? How bad would the side viewing be anyway, unwatchable or just some lack of colour?
     
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    Best is the XF90 as already mentioned, even going to 50”

    From the side you lose contrast and saturation. I’d buy for main usage so wouldn’t worry too much about angles.
     
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    Hi - sorry to hijack but I have been looking at this, or the last years XE version for a while... am just waiting for the "right time" to buy... so what do people think a good price to pay would be for the 49XF9005. Currently circa £950 - is it likely to go significantly lower for Black Friday? I missed the XE by waiting and new stock now non existent... there is a refurb XE in the Sony store for £800 which is tempting but doesn't seem enough saving over a new this years model.

    Would appreciate thoughts.

    Thanks

    J
     
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    I think that for the next Black Friday the 49XF9005's price will drop to around the £ 850. :)

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    Sounds v cheap but isn’t oled etc worth getting ?
     
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    Only available in 55” and above. And ones from established brands are at least £1200.
     
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    The smaller 49" XF9005 is a hard price to predict. Its predecessor only went as low as £800 in clearance. This year there is less competition.

    Buying it now you will probably at most lose a £100 or a £150 come black friday, if you wait for clearance next year in spring or summer I doubt it will go lower than £800.

    The general consensus is to wait, but with these lower sizes and lack of competition I don't see the 49XF9005 drop that much.

    Of course, I could be wrong, but its my prediction.

    And at other sizes, I usually recommend waiting at every cost :)
     

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