Everyday living room TV with 4K viewing.

Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by Smiler54, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Smiler54

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    Hiya,
    Pretty new to the modern TV world. We were given a 50in plasma Pioneer but we're giving it to a family member. We've got used to the size though in the last 2 months we've had it, so now we're looking up upgrade.

    • Just purchased a new stand that is pretty wide so leg positioning isn't an issue
    • We'll mainly be watching basic tv, HD channels, F1 sports, Netflix. So nothing high spec is really needed at the moment. But would like it future-proof as possible, Smart TV.
    • Ideally nothing more than around £750, cheaper the better as I would like money left over to buy a decent soundbar.
    • Our viewing distance: 7'5" (220cm)
    Originally I was looking at 49" because we got used to the Pioneer but from most guides I've looked at 49" is a little big for that viewing distance with an LED TV.
    Seem like 40-45 would be a better fit? What would you recommend at this size?

    Original 49"s I was looking at, are there similar/better at a smaller size if that is better for us?
    • LG 49UH850V
    • SAMSUNG UE49KU6470
    • SONY BRAVIA KD49XD8305BU (I was directed to this in Currys after specifying my needs)
    Many thanks!
     
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    I'm no expert but I think you need about 50" minimum, even at that viewing distance, to notice the difference between HD and 4K, if I had a 50" plasma I'd keep it for now.

    Saying that, the LG you mentioned looks good value at the moment, it's on my shortlist.
     
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    Thanks guys, @Stiv that's one thing I couldn't quite decide on. Too big and I'll be seeing pixels even with 4k and too small and the 4k will be irrelevant.

    @dodge, I actually saw you post that article on another thread during my research. The only issue with this plasma is that another relative was given the TV stand so I would need to fork out for a new stand.
    So I'm not sure if it would be worth just putting that money straight to a new tv.
    Its a Pioneer PDPSX5080 and its great but its so heavy (35kg) that I'm hesitating with the stand. I had already brought and returned one, it had a fault and it was a huge faff to return.
    We have a new tv unit already so it would need to be table top as I don't think the wall we would want it on will support that weight. I wouldn't risk it anyway
     
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    Have you seen the tabletop stands on ebay/amazon? Think I've seen them for about £20. They use the VESA mounting holes on the back of the TV (same as for wall mounting).

    Thats what I would do and hold fire until the OLEDs are more affordable. Unless you can afford something like the LG 910v for around 1k...if you can still find one!
     

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