Question My 2 year old just smashed my tv, budget tv choice help

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  1. Potatoe Farmer

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    My wife has text me to say our youngest son who is nearly 2 has smashed my old trusty tv.
    :mad::mad::mad::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
    It was a TOSHIBA 46ZF355 LCD that i got in 2008 following advice from AV forums and was a good set in its day. The screen is smashed beyond repair and only the top 5 inchs or so showing any image.

    i need to replace it today with a budget tv, i dont want to buy something high end that will potentially get scuffed and knocked by my 2 year old and 3 year old lunatic sons.
    I' hoping to move home next year, and im aiming to get a new quality set up then, and my boys will be that bit older and safer.....

    i can only really afford to spend £400, ideally i want 46'' to 50odd''. i am not up to date with tech now, (kids do that!).
    Someone please recommend a good deal on a decent set from somewhere like amazon or argos that i can pick up today or get delivered tomorrow. ideally not some obscure make.
    Great if it has netflix and youtube etc.... (probably all set have that todayo_O)
    Thanks.:clap:
     
  2. sraper

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    Recently got two Blaupunkt 43" tv from Tesco for under £200 (sure I only paid £169 so price gone up recently). This was for my childrens bedrooms! so quality was not important. Benefit is its quick and cheap!
     
  3. Potatoe Farmer

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    thanks sraper. ideally i want something better than that.
    i dont need 4k or HDR.
    we just use for Sky HD.
    i dont even game anymore.
    could go to £500.
     
  4. Billy Goodgun

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    How about a 50" Panasonic CX680? It's a 2015 model, 4k (but not HDR), can be found for around £500, and I had it myself until just a few weeks ago. It's an absolutely cracking panel for the price.

    I now have a Samsung KS8000, which is the best TV I have ever owned - but in terms of handling SD and HD, the Panasonic is every bit as good.

    It was also an AV Forums best buy when released. Review here:

    Panasonic TX-50CX680B (CX680) 4K UHD TV Review | AVForums
    Panasonic TX-50CX680B (CX680) 4K UHD TV Review
     
  5. Potatoe Farmer

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    Thanks Billy Goodgun. i cant find the CX680 for less than £600.
    Really can afford to go over £500.

    what about this, it £469 at argos and currys:
    PANASONIC VIERA TX-49DS500B Smart 49" LED TV
    PANASONIC VIERA TX-49DS500B Smart 49" LED TV
     
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    You can get a refurb from Richer Sounds at £550.

    I can't comment on the Samsung as I have no experience of it, but I'm sure it's quality - the 2016 models are great.
     

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