Help buying TV for my mum?

Stinja

Distinguished Member
She's moving into a retirement apartment and looking for a new TV.
It will have a bracket for 40-50", so low/even depth may be good. Doesnt have the biggest budget (definitely sub-750, prefer less), but then wouldn't care about an older model. Most likely using built-in speakers (yeah i know). Mostly SD/broadcast "HD", maybe the odd bluray.
Viewing angle could be important (so she can see it from the kitchen), as could be sunlight (fairly bright).

I've gone through the 43"-50" ones in Dodgexander's best buy list, but not sure if she's the targeted demographic? I don't exactly want to recommend something with poor quality (reliability, image etc), shes not an visual/audiophile, but might be nice the last TV she (may) buy really impresses her.
Any of the cheap HiSense / Konka TVs worthwhile? Do not want something which might catch fire!

Any help appreciated :smashin:

Pulled from new best TVs post:

LG 43UN7300 / 43UN7390, 48CX, 49UN7300 / 49UN7390 ("any BX, CX, GX, ZX, RX OLEDs")

Sony 43XH8196 / 43XH8096 / 43XH8305, 43X7052 / 43X7053, 49XH9505, 49XH8505 / 49XH9196, XH9505

Philips 43PUS7805 / 43PUS7855, 48OLED935

Samsung 43TU7000
 
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Kapkirk

Active Member
If just for your mother then a Hensense 43ae7400 can be had for £350 at richersounds, plenty good enough for basic tv watching, if you want a better brand then something like the Sony Bravia kdl43wf663 would also be fine.

 

tvdavid

Well-known Member
if a bigger tv still able to buy this
 

Stinja

Distinguished Member
So checking whats around her, sales, etc these models seem to be available, if anyone has thoughts please?

Samsung UA43T6500
Samsung 43TU7000
LG 49UN7340
Panasonic 40" and 50" FS500
Sony KDL50W660F
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
If viewing angle is important then check out the models with IPS panels in the guide such as the 43" LGs or Sony's.

Sony's have the best viewing angles, but LG models sound better.

Its not a bad idea going for the older HD sony model suggested above (kdl43wf663) since its HD and has good viewing angles. HD TVs are more suited to people watching traditional broadcast TV.
 

Loopthrough

Member
She's moving into a retirement apartment and looking for a new TV.
It will have a bracket for 40-50", so low/even depth may be good. Doesnt have the biggest budget (definitely sub-750, prefer less), but then wouldn't care about an older model. Most likely using built-in speakers (yeah i know). Mostly SD/broadcast "HD", maybe the odd bluray.
Viewing angle could be important (so she can see it from the kitchen), as could be sunlight (fairly bright).

I've gone through the 43"-50" ones in Dodgexander's best buy list, but not sure if she's the targeted demographic? I don't exactly want to recommend something with poor quality (reliability, image etc), shes not an visual/audiophile, but might be nice the last TV she (may) buy really impresses her.
Any of the cheap HiSense / Konka TVs worthwhile? Do not want something which might catch fire!

Any help appreciated :smashin:

Pulled from new best TVs post:

LG 43UN7300 / 43UN7390, 48CX, 49UN7300 / 49UN7390 ("any BX, CX, GX, ZX, RX OLEDs")

Sony 43XH8196 / 43XH8096 / 43XH8305, 43X7052 / 43X7053, 49XH9505, 49XH8505 / 49XH9196, XH9505

Philips 43PUS7805 / 43PUS7855, 48OLED935

Samsung 43TU7000
From what I've seen Konka are not good (they are being used by Currys for some of the 'JVC' models and apparently have the highest return rate there!!).

Is there any point in even looking at 4K TVs here? I wouldn't pay the extra.

I'd go for the Sony 43" WF663 at Richer Sounds (6 year guarantee). Sony reliability, excellent picture processor, not bad sound, wide viewing angles, FHD which is all you need at 43". Simple, no fuss UI and Freeview Play.

OP probably decided by now but leaving it here for reference as model still on the market!
 

Stinja

Distinguished Member
I think mum is vacillating, but yes i pushed her to a Sony for generic value-for-quality-for-money.

She has decided not to wall mount, which frees up options somewhat.
 

Loopthrough

Member
I think mum is vacillating, but yes i pushed her to a Sony for generic value-for-quality-for-money.

She has decided not to wall mount, which frees up options somewhat.
I would always pick Japanese and then Korean for guaranteed quality and reliability (although many Chinese brands are good, there are some very poor budget options like Konka).
At sizes below 55/65, it's pointless to pay extra for 4K if there's still a decent FHD option as with the Sony.
Good luck!
 
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