New TV for birthday

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  1. ArcticFox77

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    Hi, my lovely wife is buying me a TV for my 40th. However, she has stated the budget and left it up to me now. I have had a Panasonic 500 series for 11 years now and never failed us. I am looking to upgrade to a 4k tv.
    Budget is £550 or close to.
    Screen size max 50"
    Brand Panasonic, Sony or Samsung. If there is another one out there that can match or beat the bigger names ideal.
    Needs to be 4k, ultra hd/ her.
    Also needs to be smart TV preferably android but not too fussed.
    Must have at least 4 HDMI sockets.

    Thanks in advance.
    We have seen this
    Sony Bravia 49 inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Youview, Freeview HD, PlayStation Now (2016 Model) for £550.
    It ticks the boxes that I'm looking for. Just need advice.
     
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    Seen what? All I see there is a list of features without any specific model. Is it an XD70, XD80, XD83 or SD80?

    The XD70 is a reasonable TV on it's own but the trouble is the XD80 is better in several areas for a trivial amount more (~£25 at the moment). The XD83 adds twin tuners and a 100hz panel but seems less of a worthwhile improvement.

    If you want Android TV the other option is Philips, although without the Sony-exclusive youview app you don't get the UK catch-up players aside from iPlayer.

    The 6501 and variants was recommended by AVforums and the 49PUS6561 was discounted today to £545:
    Philips 49PUS6561/12 49 Inch 4K Ambilight Android TV | Costco UK -
     
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    Or if you can stretch for it, you get much better contrast and blacks from a Panasonic DX-700
     
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    Is Panasonic DX 700 40 inch better than sony XD80 43 inch?
     
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    @Twister48 I think they are on par generally.
     
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    Thank for your advice. I have went for a Sony bravia 43" 8088. Got it for £529 with 5 yr gaurantee. Waiting for it to arrive today.
     
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    Finally arrived. Setup up is quite long. I feel that the sound is quite funny on it compared to our old TV. Does anyone have any tips or advice on anything I should change or do to enhance my TV??
     
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    Panasonic DX-700 usually good quality and my brother got one for over 4 years and never had any problems with that. I don't know how they make really good TV's, my respect.
     

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