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    Hello! Im from Norway, so pardon my english.

    I bought a new tv for my livingroom yesterday. But today Im not sure if this tv is good enough. I want a 65" screen, with a good quality picture, without going bankrupt. Sound is not important. Im watching films, football, sometime used to play games, but most of all normal tv programs.

    The tv i bought is LG 65UJ701V. It was on sale for 885 pounds. Normal price for this in Norway is 1 675 pounds. Is this a good tv? The specs seems OK, but Hz is a little low i thing. Only 60Hz. Some say that Hz isnt that big of a deal, but im confused. Has edge LED, that is not as good as Full back led?

    Im just looking at some cheaper TVs with pretty much the same specs (4K, HDR, 65", 50-60Hz, LED Edge/full back) but they are 100 - 200 pounds cheaper, and not even on sale. So i cant understand why the TV i bought would produce a better picture then the cheaper ones? Espesially if the other has full back LED.

    For example: Philips 65PUS6262
    A tv with pretty much the same specs as i can understand. Had direct led. This tv is in Norway in another lower price range. Normal price without sale is 745 pounds.

    My question is why is the LG 65UJ701V priced so much higher than for example Phillips 65PUS6262?

    Sony Bravia KD-65XE8505 is a Tv with better specs as i can see. This cost the same as i bought my tv, and its not even on sale. So i cant understand this....

    Im starting to think if i might should bought the Samsund QE65Q6F and be finished with all this tv confussion. This wil cost me 420 pounds more, and kind of out of my budget. The LG tv i bought is actually with normal price more expensive then the samsung qled tv...

    Thanks for replies!
     
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    I would avoid LG, the lower end models have RGBW panels, which means 1/4th of the screen is not able to produce color, but use white "filler" pixels. Its not that noticeable but you can see abit less detail in small objects on 4k resolution.


    In the lower-end models, screen is pretty much the same quality, minor differences, biggest being IPS vs VA, and LG using RGBW instead of RGB

    If the Sony is the same price, definetly get that. The LG and Philips is Low-end, the Sony model you spek about is Mid-range.
     
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    Or for eksample this:

    Sony Bravia KD-65XE9005 ?
     
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    Thank you!

    What would you reccomend between The Sony Bravia KD-65XE8505 or Samsung QE65Q6F? 400 pounds in price difference. Or do you have any other recommendations? 1000 - 1400 pounds segment. Thank you so much!
     
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    Best one mentioned so far. What price are OLEDs where you are?
     
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    It seems like pricing is a bit crazy in Norway, the Sony XE85xx series should be a lot more expensive than the LG you purchased, if you can give us the prices you can get each TV for it would help.

    Also, do you need wide viewing angles from a TV?
    What is your maximum budget?
    Do you want good HDR or is HDR not a priority?

    I think you shouldn't give much thought to direct/edge LED unless you are looking at higher end TVs like the Sony XE9005. The models cheaper than that do not benefit from direct or edge nowadays, what is more important is the panel that comes on each TV and if that type of panel suits your viewing.
     
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    Thank You!
    65xe8505 is the same price AS the LG i bought, to 1000 pound. Also on sale now. The 65xe9005 was on sale to 1300 pound, but not anymore.
    I think 1400 pound is Max budget.
    Im normalt sitting in front of the TV in the sofa, so maybe va panel is best for me? Should i Get the Sony 65xe8505? Is IT better than the LG i bought?
     
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    It depends what you want from the TV and how much you want to spend. A TV like the XE9005 is worth the extra if you want good HDR. If you won't use HDR much then the Sony XE85xx series is fine.

    Does HDR interest you? Do you need good HDR or will you not use it much?

    What are prices like on the following?
    Hisense U7A, NU8700
    Samsung Q6, Q7, MU9000, MU8000, MU7000
    Panasonic EX750 (or EX780)

    Trying to see which is the best deal for you, short answer is yes the Sony is a lot better than your current LG :)
     
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    HDR is not that important. Q6 is my Max budget. MU 7005 is almost Max budget. I like the price of the Sony. What do u think?
     
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    If HDR is not important a TV like the Sony XE85xx series is more than enough.

    Its on par with the Panasonic EX750/EX780
    Samsung MU8000/MU9000
    Hisense NU8700
    Samsung Q6

    So get whichever is best price or you like the look of the best.

    If Samsung MU7000 is quite a bit cheaper than Sony, get that instead.
     
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    Thank You so much! I decided to go for Sony 65xe8505. IT was the cheapest one. Thanks for your time!
     
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    No worries, sounds like a bargain. Let us know what you think of the new TV!
     
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    I will let you know! Delivery in two weeks (due to vacation for me).
    :clap:
     
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    Have a nice vacation :)
     

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