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Dilemma between 49'' 4k TVs

Niki93

Novice Member
Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well :)

I am hesitating between 3 TVs and would love some insights as I'd like to keep it for a few years. I'll try to be as concise as possible.
- Watch a lot of action & sci-fi movies, and ps4 gaming, so nice colours and good motion blur
- Nighttime movie watching but TV will also have direct sunlight, so not too much reflection & good black levels
- Can Netflix from ps4 so slow os bearable
- Mostly 2 people so no need for wide angle quality

Considering my price range I've come to these 3 TVs:
- Sony Bravia KD49XE8077
- LG 49SJ810V
- Samsung UE49MU7000


I am aware of potential compromises considering the price range, just want some opinions on which would be the best solution. Thanks a lot for your time and help!

Nikita
 
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Goldorak

Distinguished Member
What is your price range and flexibility on it?
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
The NU7100 is a completely different TV from the MU7000. M and N denote the year, so the NU7100 is a 2018 model while MU7000 is a 2017 model. I think Samsung might have shifted their model numbers up this year, so NU7100 could be a model from further down the range than the MU7000, likely more comparable to the MU6100 or MU6400.

Samsung always plays silly buggers with their naming schemes.
 

Niki93

Novice Member
The NU7100 is a completely different TV from the MU7000. M and N denote the year, so the NU7100 is a 2018 model while MU7000 is a 2017 model. I think Samsung might have shifted their model numbers up this year, so NU7100 could be a model from further down the range than the MU7000, likely more comparable to the MU6100 or MU6400.

Samsung always plays silly buggers with their naming schemes.
Thank you very much for that, I went a bit too fast there. Definitely the MU7000 vs NU7100, will be updating my question then :)
 

zeppelino

Well-known Member
NU7100 is Samsung’s lowest range of 4K sets - equivalent MU is the 6100.

To match the MU7000 you have to go the NU8000.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
I received your pm too @Niki93, sorry I haven't been on recently, been feeling unwell.

Have you read the: My best value TVs, 2017 Edition thread? My recommendations are there.

All the 50" models in the budget section of the guide would suit you, the Samsung 49MU7000 is also a good option if you can find it as cheap as the other options. It's not any better though so don't spend more on it thinking its the better TV.

I do have to say that TVs at this price level do not have anything other than the standard anti reflection filters so direct sunlight may be a problem.

Having said that, TVs do get a lot brighter now than they once did so unless your room is extraordinarily bright you will probably be fine. Even the dimmest 49" TV now will be 3-4 times brighter than last gen plasma TVs. Out of all the 50-49" options maybe the Samsung 49MU7000 is the brightest..but not by much.

Last thing to note is motion blur on TVs in this price range will be no better than average and that HDR performance in this price range is relatively poor.

If you can fit a larger TV there are better and more options at 55" and you can probably get a better bargain close to £700 at this size than £500 at 49".
 

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