New 4k/UHD TV - Advice Required


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Have been considering getting a 4K/UHD TV for a while and some of the models on display in Curry's look pretty damn good.

However, we're nervous about purchasing a 4k/UHD TV now before the standard has been properly set, as we don't want to purchase a new TV and find out that its not fully compatible with broadcasts / 4k Blu-Ray players etc. But the Boxing Day / New Year sales are looming and would be a great time to pick up a bargain if it existed.

We've got the following questions:-

1. What are the absolute essentials for a 4k TV - e.g. HDMI spec, refresh rate, etc, that should (will?) ensure it is fully future proofed for future broadcasts etc?

2. What else is there to look for, when choosing a TV - we're looking at the sub-£2,000 range. There is a Samsung in the shop - model UE55JS9000 - 55" smart 3D Ultra HD 4K Curved LED TV

3. What about LED or OLED (or any other technology type)? The main reason for purchasing the TV will be sport and being an existing Plasma owner its disappointing there are no (?) 4K Plasma's as they always handled fast motion better.

4. What is the general thought on curved TV's? They look visually good, but are they really worth it compared to flat TV's?

5. What are sky & BT's plans in 2016 - I know Sky are bringing out the Q box.

6. What about sound bars - again some of the curved sound bars that would sit under the TV look visually great but are they worth it and what sort of level of £'s get a decent one? Or is it better to get a dedicated surround sound system?

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