New TV Needed, 50-55", Budget of £550-£600 from John Lewis Only - Recommendation Template Questions Answered within


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Hi Everyone,

My Mum's Panasonic TX 42AS600B is dead and I want to get her a new TV for the details described below:

  • 50-55"
  • Budget: £550-£600
  • John Lewis Only (for the fitting service and taking away of the old TV)

I have been researching the models they have online and have narrowed it down to these:

LG 55UP81006LA (2021)
LG 55NANO756PR (2021)
Samsung UE55AU7100 (2021)

I know these are 2021 prices, but I need a TV in the next week, so am happy to pay that premium.

As for devices being connected to the TV, there will be:

  • Apple TV 4k
  • Virgin Media with HD channels

Streaming services:

  • Netflix 4K
  • Disney Plus

No DVDs, Blu Rays or Gaming.

Proportion of viewing:

Broadcast TV shows40% (all in HD)
Streaming TV shows or Movies40% (HD and 4K)
Broadcast Sport10% (all in HD)
Broadcast Movies10% (all in HD)

Viewing distance is 4-5 metres, TV will be wall mounted on Chimney Brest and viewing angle is slightly upwards.

As for descending importance:

  1. Picture accuracy out of the box (without pro calibration)
  2. Smart TV ease of use
  3. Sound
  4. HDR Picture quality
  5. Blacks
  6. Shadow Detail
  7. Value
  8. Cost
  9. Viewing Angles
  10. SDR Picture Quality
  11. Smart TV App selection
Happy to take recommendations too from John Lewis.


Samsung is the best that fits your points, only concern is HDR, which will be more of a hinderance rather than a boon on cheaper TVs. Not much you can do about that without raising the budget to around the 1000 mark though.

When I say HDR, this isn't to be mixed up with HD, which is completely different.

Make sure that she only views the TV head-on if you're going for the Samsung as its viewing angles are poor. If viewing angles are important then one of the LGs is fine. The two you linked are practically the same TV so may as well look at the Nano model.


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Thank you for the input.

Angles will play a part sometimes, so I think the Nano Model fits for what I need right now.

She isn't going to notice a huge difference from the old Panasonic we had, so if the LG can help slightly with the angles, then I'm going for this one.

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