We'd like to review more lower tier TVs and we will where we can. However there are two issues, first we are currently dependent on the manufacturers to provide the majority of review samples and they have spent the last few years concentrating on higher tier models and larger screen sizes. Secondly we only have finite resources, so we often need to concentrate on the most popular models.Interesting to see you guys covering these low-end brands, but I don't see why this warrants any score above 5-6/10.
It would also be interesting to see how some of the low-end non-Android Sonys perform when tested. I had a play around with a WD/E75 FHD 49" which uses a panel which I'd never seen before, a BOE IPS/ADS panel (great left/right viewing angle, terrible up/down viewing angle, low contrast but a little higher than typical IPS), and has no CMS. It had blue whites even in Warm, but apart from those issues a very good picture for its place in the market. It used a Mediatek SOC with a slight Sony tweak (presumably to still call it X-Reality PRO), and apart from the lack of contrast, archaic apps and no CMS still managed to impress as a non-main room TV. Amazon had the 49" for 400 as a DOTD last weekend.
They're still selling those FHD ranges in high numbers. I know this site is aimed at the enthusiast, but it would be interesting to see some of those mass market models make the test bench too IMO.
I'd also like to see reviews of Panasonic EX700 (I'm sure the 50Hz stutter is still there as it's still a slow Innolux panel and Novatek SOC I'll bet!), Sony XE7000-series (must be like the 4K version of that WE75?) and one of the LGs that uses an Innolux VA panel (e.g. 58"). Any chance of these?
You said the two figures were different but then quoted 33ms for both modes Steve. That's what I was referring to.Anything below 40ms is considered good and 29ms in Game mode seems very good to me. I know some manufacturers are getting the lag down to 20ms but I don't personally believe that anyone could tell a difference of 10ms.
All TVs (and review samples for other items) are returned once the review is done. If I could I would remove the scores from the TV reviews as you really need to read what is being said, not just look at a score card and then troll.Did they let you keep the TV?
A good and professional answer, especially considering that at least I would be rather offended at any suggestion that a pro TV reviewer and ISF calibrator could be bribed with a Mitchell & Brown televisionAll TVs (and review samples for other items) are returned once the review is done. If I could I would remove the scores from the TV reviews as you really need to read what is being said, not just look at a score card and then troll.
Same thing. All Vestel built badged sets.Very are advertising a Luxor 49" 4K set which has an identical rear panel. Likely to be identical functionally or are there likely to be differences?
£349 at Very (down from £399). Alternatively it's £449 at Littlewoods (down from £509) even though Very and Littlewoods are the same company.
I too wish the score card went away, it's all but absurd.
I cannot for the life of me see how this is a 7. Out of the box, it's rubbish, then it's impossible to calibrate. Then, finally to rub salt in the wound, it's hundreds of pounds more expensive than better alternatives yet scores 7 out of 10.
The problem is that some people will just look at the score without digesting the detailed review.