55 Inch 4k TV under £600

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  1. omariqy

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    Hi I am looking for the best 55 inch TV for under £600. Preferably with at least 2 to 3 years warranty. I've come across these so far:

    LG 55UK6400PLF LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview Play/Freesat HD & Crescent Stand, Metallic at John Lewis

    PANASONIC TX-55EX580B 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV

    Hisense 55U7A ULED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview Play, Ultra HD Certified, Black/Silver at John Lewis

    Does anyone recommend any others? Looking for something with a bright picture and good colours.
     
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    The Hisense U7A is in the best value guide 2017. Take a look at my signature.
     
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    1. What are your sources going to be? Sky Q and Netflix/Amazon 4k
    2. SD vs HD vs UHD use percentage? 20% 60% 20%
    3. Movies, sport, console games, PC use (in percentage)? Movies and Sport 50% each
    4. How close can you view the TV? The distance will be 3 Meters
    5. Do you need to view the TV from the side or only straight on? Straight on mainly but sometimes from the side
    6. What conditions do you like to view in? During the day? At night with lights on? In the dark? Usually during the day and at night with the lights on
    7. What are you currently using and what do you expect by upgrading to a new TV? No TV at present - it is for my mum
    8. Are you interested in being able to use motion enhancements on your TV to reduce judder and/or reduce motion blur? Both frame interpolation and frame insertion let you do this, read more about it here. They both have their upsides and downsides, so read carefully. Not really

    Please rearrange the following PQ attributes, in descending importance:
    HDR Brightness
    HDR Colour Accuracy
    HDR Colour Saturation
    Blacks
    SDR Brightness
    SDR Colour Saturation
    SDR Colour Accuracy
    Local dimming

    How accurate the picture is out of the box (without having to change any settings) - Ideally it would be good to have it working well out the box but I am happy to fiddle with the settings if a guide to the best picture is easy to find.

    Now which is most important to you?

    Price

    Connections
    HDR PQ
    Smart TV - Netflix, Amazon, Youtube
    Sound
    SDR PQ
     
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    I find the Colour Saturation pretty dull on my Panasonic TV when looking on the 42 inch Sony at the same time the greens really pop out more I would go with the Sony when the football was on .
     
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    The Hisense mentioned is the better overall TV due to its 120hz panel.
    The Sony is also in the guide but I struggle to see a reason to buy it now considering it's price compared to the Hisense.

    As for colour well the Hisense has a wide colour gamut which the Sony does not.

    @omariqy those two Sony's you linked are the same TV. The XE70 series.

    If you look at my guides there's a whole thread on the best value TVs there.
     
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    I think given your ranking of priorities above, you need to be upping the budget quite significantly to c£1000.

    The U7A is not great with HDR. It’s great value and good with SDR, but comes up short for HDR.

    ElectriQ OLED or Sony XE9005 (if still available).
     
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    Thanks. What's your view on the Panasonic from Currys? I ask because I made my mum refund it thinking I could get a better one for the same price!
     
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    I don't know which Panasonic models you mean. If it's not in the guide then its not recommended or overpriced. The EX700 can be found at a good price but the new FX series are not good value at all.
     
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    It was the PANASONIC TX-55EX580B. I think it is a Currys exclusive however.
     
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    Yeah its not a good option, overpriced for what it is and using a IPS panel.

    The Hisense U7A will be miles better.
     
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    Perfect, thanks. Annoyingly it has just gone out of stock on the JL website!
     
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    It should be back, its a new model.

    No surprise it's out of stock, I think Hisense are practically losing money selling the model prices are so low.

    Have you checked Richer Sounds? 5 or 6 year warranty if you join their VIP club.

    It really is a much better TV than anything else in its price range.
     
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    Thanks. Yes I have but not in stock anywhere.
     
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    Curry's would be their own 2 year guarantee I expect. You'd have Hisense's to fall back on if need be as well.
     
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    I've just spoken to John Lewis and they said they should have some back in stock this week. I will go with them as I have found their 5 year warranty to be excellent with my own TV. Thanks all.
     
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    I managed to find a Hisense 55U7A in stock in a Richer Sounds store and I am off to pick it up tomorrow. £629. They wouldn't price match Hughes or Currys as they dont offer the same warranty.

    When I was looking at the RS website I also noticed this TV. It's pretty much the same price. Thoughts?

    Panasonic 58 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play

    Which would be better?
     
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    Hisense due to having a 120hz panel, which allows for more use of motion enhancements.
     
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    Thoughts on the Samsung
    UE55NU7100?
     
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    not as good as the Hisense U7A or even the N6800 really.

    Also not sure yet what panel it uses so it could be really bad.

    Also its probably more expensive.

    You may see other TVs and wonder if it's better but don't be fooled and don't waste your time looking at overpriced 2018 models unless you don't mind paying more for less!
     
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    Thanks. I picked up the Hisense yesterday. The guy was really trying to tell me that this TV Panasonic 58 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play was better.
     
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    Nope. Its not better. I think they don't make much money on the Hisense' because Hisense sell it to next to no profit. Hisense is a much better TV.
     

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