Question Plasma upgrade advice

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  1. nixy9

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    Hi folks. Been looking through some of the great advice in other threads but now need some help specific to me. Currently have a Panasonic TX-P42X50B which I am now looking to change. Reasons for this are that hd picture quality doesn't seem that great and we now view the tv with a window directly behind us which is pretty rubbish in the way it reflects on the screen.

    Main uses are standard free view tv with some streaming via a firestick.

    We view from about 3m away and the maximum I can persuade the wife to go to is 50 inch so I am thinking that 4K is going to be a waste. My question would be should I look at any of the full hd sets that are still available over the uhd stuff. John Lewis currently still do a couple of Sony ones and a Panasonic. Maximum budget is about £750.

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    Thanks Angelo. Does this do a fair job of displaying SD and HD content?
     
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    Samsung 55mu7000 is best value right now within constraints of your budget. If you watch more SD content than HD then you’d be best off with a full HD set.
     
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    Thanks Zeppelino.

    If I go just for a full HD John Lewis only have two models now in stock the Panasonic TX 49ES503BSAT and the Sony KDL50WF663.

    Does anyone have any experience of either of these and in relation to the Sony this appears to be a new model so should I expect a better tv than a similar priced 4K one.

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    HD sets will only be better with SD content v 4K sets. I’d avoid the Panasonic one, it’s a rebadged set made by a third party company called Vestel.

    If you do watch SD content, would it be easy to swap to HD versions of the content?
     
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    I suppose most of the freeview stuff we watch is Channels 1-5 so yes there is an HD alternative.

    I presume I am also likely to notice some motion issues compared to the plasma?
     
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    Plasma motion is natively better than both LCD and OLED. Whether thats noticeable to you or not is another thing, you'd have to demo a new TV to see if you are happy with its motion. Don't just use the shop demo material either, view content you watch typically yourself and use the remote to play with the TVs motion settings.

    I've written more about it here:
    Thinking of replacing your plasma?
    Explanation and Best Buys for the Motion sensitive 2017 Edition

    If you are happy to use motion enhancements as explained in the second link above, you can get LCDs and some OLEDs close to the same kind of smoothness as a Plasma but you may not feel you need to or you may be discouraged by the drawbacks using them imposes.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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