So I decided on a 55" as it's the best for the space in my room, if I don't want to move some shelves around. I feel OLED is a bit too expensive for my budget at the moment and it feels prices will continue to drop and technology will improve in the meantime. Now I'm torn between a budget LED LCD or a midrange model. One option is last year's Philips 55" budget series - 6162 costs 460 euros (or 470 for the 6262 that comes with the ambilight-2). Downside, it's an IPS panel and uses the old Philips Smart TV platform, which is slow and clunky or so I have heard. Other option is this year's 7503 model that comes with the P5 processor and it's a VA panel (oh and it's an Android TV). However it is edge lit and I have found people complaining about banding issues, no idea how serious I should take this, will this vary between each set (I'm sure the budget model isn't immune to variation, but at 240 EUR less, I'd also be less annoyed). I suppose another contender is last year's Sony 55EX7005, which I belive is a VA panel? No frills TV, retails for 640 eur here or 590 across the border (might be able to get it VAT free, so that would lower it down to 490 EUR). Or the KD55XE8096 is 700 EUR across the border, but I haven't researched this model yet. I have ruled out LGs due to their RGBW panels and so far haven't really gotten into Samsung sets (Panasonics seem to be a bit meh on the lower end, feel free to correct me and suggest a model/range to check if there are deals/what's available). On paper the 7503 Philips looks great (and would show at least some HDR benefits). On the lower end, if I could get it sans tax, the 55EX7005 would likely be a better choice than the cheapest Philips is my guess?