+50" hardcap of £1k

Need a recommendation as to what would best suit my needs given a HARD cap of £1000. Last TV took an eternity to choose and has served me well (alltho its started bleeding around the edges now) which i used to console game a lot on. I have since moved to PC gaming so gaming features on any future TV are going to be unused.

Which external devices do you plan to connect to the TV?
  • LG soundbar
  • Nvidia Shield 4k
What content will you watch on the TV?
  • What streaming services do you plan to use?
  • Netflix 4K
  • Amazon prime
  • Discovery+
  • KODI
  • Catch up TV apps,
  • bbc iplayer, itv player etc..
  • Broadcast TV
    • If so, channel resolutions?
  • What proportion of your viewing will be broadcast TV shows, broadcast sport, broadcast movies, streaming TV/movies, DVDs, FHD Blu-Rays, UHD Blu-Rays or games?
Broadcast TV shows10%
Broadcast Sport5%
Broadcast Movies0%
Streaming TV shows or Movies85%
HD Blu-Rays0%
UHD Blu-Rays0%

Will you use internal or external apps or tuners for the following? If external, via which device?
  • Broadcast TV - Aerial or freesat (have access to both)
  • Streaming services (internal or via shieldTV)
  • Catch up apps (internal or via shieldTV)
Situational questions:
  • What TV are you currently using and what are expecting to see upgrading to a new TV?
Our bedroom TV has given up the ghost and i've decided to move our old Samsung 49KS7000 into bedroom and get a new one for living room. I just want a nice viewing experience with as few annoyances as possible :)
  • Are you a tweaker or set and forget kind of person?
set and forget
  • What is your viewing distance?
  • If you place yourself in the position of your TV facing towards where you watch, at what angle from the centre is each integral seating position? (Tip, use a protractor to measure angles).
20 degrees tops
  • When will you use the TV and what kind of lighting will be in your room?
    • Bright conditions during the day.
    • Always use a lamp or light in the room, even in the evening.
  • Would your usage of an OLED TV put you at risk of permanent burn in?
I watch a lot of content with persistent overlays/tickers so, yes, burn in is a risk.
  • Do you need any legacy connections like composite or component?
  • If using planning to use an internal tuner will you use satellite or free to air?
have rooftop aeriel and satalite feed (old TV had built in freesat tuner)

Please rearrange the following, in descending importance:
  1. SDR Picture quality
  2. HDR Picture quality.
  3. Shadow detail
  4. blacks
  5. Picture accuracy out of the box (without pro calibration)
  6. Cost
  7. Value
  8. Smart TV ease of use
  9. Smart TV app selection
  10. Sound
  11. Viewing angles
Now for bugs, tell us your possible pet hates related to TVs, in descending order:
  1. Motion stutter
  2. Motion judder with 24hz movies/TV shows. See: Judder-Free 24p on TVs
  3. Motion blur
  4. Bad screen uniformity, Dirty Screen Effect, Clouding, Light Bleed, Blooming, Vignetting, Haloing
  5. Colour banding
  6. Loss of detail in dark areas or crushed blacks.
  7. Raised blacks
  8. Reflective screens
  9. Slow smart TV
Any extra notes you'd like to add/questions not covered here?

I have gigabit fibre and stream everything in the highest quality available via shield TV and mainly US movies/shows that me and the missus enjoy, alltho she insists on having the light on :)

Been looking at the following but open to any suggestions

Sony 55 inch XR55X90JU - but read stutter issues? is it that bad?
LG 65 inch 65NANO866PA - but read local dimming is dreadful? would that even come in to it given my viewing situation?

Thanks for any suggestions.


You're always going to have some stutter from TVs now, being brighter, and bigger doesn't help. Most people seem to get along with Sony motion more than others, so in this respect and for mainly an SDR TV sometime like the Sony X90J or X85J is fine.

As far as FALD systems go the Sony X90J is the first in their lineup to have one. In LGs lineup the Nano90 models, although LG are quite behind the curve with LCD TVs now so its hard to recommend those.

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