Question 55" TV for Amazon, Now TV and IPTV, less than £1k?

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  1. broona

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    I'm ditching Sky (again) after my 1yr half price Q offer ended and they couldn't offer me anything comparable.

    I'm going over to Now TV for broadband, phone and TV, I've got Amazon Prime, and I'm looking into IPTV too.

    Is there a reasonably priced 55" 4k TV that can do all of the above? I was initially looking at Hisense but they don't appear to support Now TV.
     
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    Got my eye on the Panasonic 802b, it's 58 though, 999 in JL at the moment
     
  3. broona

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    I only have 115cm maximum on my TV stand, so the DX802B wouldn't fit unfortunately, and I'd also prefer a newer 55".
     
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    If you want a VA type panel, better blacks, contrast, screen uniformity (in dark) but narrow viewing angles Samsung 55MU7000

    If you want an IPS type panel for better viewing angles then LG 55SJ850 or even cheaper LG 55SJ810 / 55SJ800.

    For just general TV watching in the day and/or with lights on there is no harm really in having an IPS panel but the only benefit to it over VA is if you need wide viewing angles.

    Samsung and LG only ones that bundle the Now TV app.

    Its worth noting if you wait to buy at the right time you can either knock some money off the ones I suggested or be able to reach a higher end model.

    Apps aside, its likely the Sony XE9005 is going to come close to your budget after discounts hit, so if you can wait that is a much, much better TV than the ones I suggested. You can just pair it with a Now TV box...which is a small price to pay for having such a better TV.

    See: The best time to buy a TV
     
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    Judging from the NowTV site it appears they've written apps for LG and Samsung Smart TV systems, and the Sony Android TV may also support it as they have a custom Sony Youview App not found on other Android TVs:
    Watch NOW TV instantly on over 60 Devices
     
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    The Sony Youview app does not have Now TV unfortunately.
     
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    Built in Now TV compatibility isn't a deal breaker, I was just trying to avoid an extra box, but I'd rather have the best TV regardless of that.

    Any opinions on Hisense? The H55N6800 looks to be decent for the price and seems to be well reviewed.
     
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    You won't beat it for value thats for sure, similar TVs are priced 200-300 more.
     
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    I’m thinking about getting the 55n6800... ticks all the boxes and leaves cash in the bank

    It runs android as well so can install plenty of apps
     
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    From what I have I read Vidaa is based on android

    Is ‘vidaa u’ not android based now then? That would be a shame
     
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    No idea if its android based or not but I wouldn't count on it being easy to install custom apps on it even if it was!
     

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