Answered Panasonic TX-50EX750B or TX-50EX700B

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    Hi there,

    Hopefully someone can help me out here.

    Looking for my first upgrade to a 4K TV set, have been looking at reviews of the TX-50EX750B which is from what I have read 4K certified unit. It's counterpart the TX-50EX700B suffers from motion blur which is no go for me as I watch a lot of footy and fast action paced movies including some gaming. However since all these 4K TV's have been available at some very affordable prices the TX-50EX700B price is more appealing.

    The TX-50EX750B will cost me a lot more talking about 200 squid + which I'm not willing to pay in all honesty.

    My question is simple as I'm a complete noob when it comes to TV sets, what other alternatives there are to the TX-50EX750B unit? I don't mind dropping to 49 inch size either. A colleague at work told me that the Samsung MU8000 should be a better performer altogether.

    Your help is appreciated as always...
     
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    Can you go to 55”? What’s your budget?
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply...

    I can certainly do that not sure what the other half will say though ha ha....I can stretch to about £750 I reckon....
     
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    You'll want a TV with a 120hz panel like the EX750 then. They are hard to find at 49"/50" the cheapest was the aformentioned EX750 and the Sony XE9005 from the 2017 ranges.

    In 2018 the only two options are the XF9005 and XF85/XF87 series at that size.

    At 55" there are more affordable options which represent better value like the Hisense 55U7A which has a 120hz panel at 55" compared to 60hz at 50".

    TVs like the Samsung NU8000, MU7000 and MU8000 all use 60hz panels at this size too much like the Panasonic EX700.

    Motion on 120hz panels though is only really that much better than 60hz ones if you use motion enhancements though, if you don't there is little point having a 120hz panel.
     
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    Very interesting stuff Dodgexander I really appreciate your insight on this I believe I may have learned something from you. I also wasn’t aware that 120hz was rather rare on the 50” sized panels.

    I’m that case I would definitely be interested going across to the 55” if there are wider options of models on the TV market. Is the Hisense 55U7A the only model I should be considering?
     
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    Currently, we sit at a time when 2018 models from other manufacturers are still quite expensive.

    Its a trend each year for manufacturers to release their models in the summer and release prices on those models are always very high, up to 50% more sometimes.

    The only company not to do that Hisense, which is why the 55U7A is so attractive at this time.

    If you were to wait for a better time to buy I could see the Samsung 55NU8000 be around your budget, possibly it sees its first big price drop at black friday.

    Apart from that Samsung choice overall is poor this year if you want a VA panel. Panasonic and Sony moved to IPS panels in the mid range (sans 49" Sony XF85) compared to last year when they were both shipping VA type panels.

    The other company that may have some reasonable value TVs this year in the mid range would be Philips but its only their 8 series that comes with 120hz panels and it may be far-fetched to expect those to come down to £750...especially with UK availability so poor.

    You may find that you can still find a Panasonic DX802 in stock somewhere reasonably priced or a EX750 at 58/50" these may be your best options. The Panasonic refurb store on eBay is a good place to look but their listings come and go fast and usually refresh early morning. I'm not sure how much their EX750 is selling for when they are in stock there but potentially they do some good deals.

    Sony centre direct also have a refurb store if you want to look at the XE85xx series instead.
     
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    @Dodgexander

    Thanks again for your run down on those sets I will take a step backwards from now and have a hard good think about it.

    Is there a website I can look at where all the refresh rates for panels are available to look at? I know some manufacturers don't even include this info on their spec pages but it would certainly be helpful.
     
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    Not sure such a site exists. But Dodge has listed the best ones within budget or likely to come within budget.

    The NU8000 is dropping in price rapidly.
     
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    @zeppelino

    I thought so it's a bit different than buying a top spec gaming monitor I suppose. Thanks for your help as well I have defo something to work on here. :thumbsup:
     
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    @Dodgexander

    Thanks man I already own a 144Mhz monitor it's 27" which is plenty for me and I don't do that great deal of gaming is my son who does most of it :smashin:

    That Sony looks great I have to say.

    TV is my own priority... want to start watching footy and movies in 4K, I know after that Xbox One X will have to purchased too :)
     
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    There are 2 50DX802 and 1 58DX802 for £550 on the Panasonic refurb site.

    looks like JL have finally sold out of their stock.


    if you can stretch(I did) there is a £999 TX-55EZ952B available.
     
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    Thanks @BobTheViewer appreciate the heads up! Damn didn't know you can only use that stand for the 50DX802, I just about to hit buy now button!
     
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    You don’t have to use the stand - you can get universal ones from eBay etc.
     
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    Do you have to use their soundbar as well?? I already own an AV Receiver so would be good just to have the tv sit on the stand etc...
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Decisions decisions shall I wait for the TX-50EX750B which set would you guys prefer?
     
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    I think the DX802 goes slightly brighter. But I don’t think it supports HLG (BBC World Cup trials) whereas the EX750 does, so I’d probably wait for that.

    Argos have it available new but wildly overpriced.
     
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    Tell me about it 729 is a rip off in my eyes I would probably go for an OLED screen if I was going to spend that much....

    I will sit back and wait, something to note i'm in the same building as Panasonic where I work. We have just received their partner program so I can get discounts...unfortunately the EX750 is not available at the moment.
     
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    EX750 probably won’t become available as it’s a 2017 model. As it is now the only 2018 Panasonic worth buying are OLEDs.
     
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    @zeppelino

    And the DX802 is a 2016 model if I'm not worng.....
     
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    Bingo. But a good one.

    Re the EX750 I meant it probably won’t become available on the partner scheme.
     
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    You can just use a Roku streaming stick like I do with my DX902 for HLG on the DX802, I would use one anyway because its so much better than built in smart TV anyway...well on the Panasonic's anyway.

    But TVs at this level are not really going to be great HDR TVs...so its not a big worry.

    You need to set the bar higher for a more capable model with HDR.
     
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    1 left it's very tempting I have to admit, I think I will wait for the EX750 perhaps I might even increase my budget and get an OLED panel
     
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    I was around the £700 mark for a 55" the 750 was on the list, but hit the £999button for the OLED, the LG was still a bit high then but came down to under £1,300 and the long warranty with RS/JL

    One other thing we went from 42 plasma(around 49" with bezels ) to 55" and it looked about right , now a few weeks down the line I keep walking in the room and thinking 65" would have fitted.

    The last of those 2017 LG 65" are hitting £1,800.
    (I won't be changing that is a budget creep to far this year)
     
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    If you watch tv in a bright environment it won’t be too bad, also good if you need wide viewing angles. But U7A will be better.
     
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    Thanks @zeppelino is the U7A a 50hz panel?
     
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    100/120 at 55”. 50/60 at 50”.
     
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    Ahh thats the catch then .... thanks for clarifying top man!
     

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