Question Best 40" or 43" TV - for use as a TV!?

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  1. wheezy11

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    Help! we are looking for a new 'family' TV. Either 40 or 43 inch. trying to cut down on the endless trips to Currys, John Lewis (and we live in the sticks).

    On the shortlist so far Sony XD83, Sony XD80, Panasonic DX700. Samsung SUHD7500 possibly, but don't really like the look of the curved screens.

    Keen to have all BBC iplayer, ITV player, 4OD, amazon prime, netflix etc. A Freesat tuner would be good. Catch up tv (freeview play type) would be really nice. Have had conflicting info from Currys staff on whether all these TVs have or don't have the above. eg. Sony appear to have satellite input, but not a freesat tuner?

    Rather boringly the tv is used as a tv, not for gaming. A few DVDs. We don't subscribe to Sky or cable.

    Any help much appreciated
     
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    The Samsung model is the KS7500 (UE43KS7500), the SUHD is a marketing buzzword. Samsung don't have All4 at the moment.

    If you're after the Freetime guide on freesat (I think it's been renamed Smart TV Guide or something) then Freesat's website maintains a list of TVs with it. I'm not sure how comprehensive it is but it's a good starting point.
     
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    The only TVs that have the smart TV guide for sat are the Panasonic DX-802 and DX-902.

    Sony's have sat tuners but no guide.

    Other TVs wth sat tuners like certain Samsung and LG models use a non smart TV guide so you'll get access to catch up apps separately. In which case you want to avoid Samsung as they don't have all the catch up apps. That leaves you with LG and LGs aren't usually the best TVs for picture quality as most models use IPS panels with poor contrast.

    A few people have come on here with the same dilemma and the problem is you just can't get a good quality budget sat TV without compromising on integrated smart features, smart features completely or picture quality.

    That leaves having a separate box as still the best solution. It's also a lot better for recording.
     

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