Recommendations for up to 48” TV

Lesmond

Active Member
Hi everyone

I’m looking for recommendations for a second TV to be used in a conservatory, please?

Must haves:
  • Horizontally no wider than 1m, or diagonally 48” and wall mountable
  • Bright (so probably FALD LCD)
  • Established brand (Sony, LG, Samsung, or any other brand at same quality level)
  • Good sound from internal speakers (as it won’t be supplemented by external speakers or a sound bar)
  • Good smart TV system
  • Reasonably accurate out of the box
  • Budget £1000

Nice to have but not needed:
  • 4K or UHD (I’ll mostly use 1080p)
  • Any gaming centric features
  • Option for a white bezel (or virtually bezel-less ideally)
  • Something on a Black Friday deal or a good bargain!


I have a Sony OLED as my primary TV in the living room, so I’m not sure if there is any value of having multiple Bravias in the house. I’ll be happy with LG WebOS as it’s supposed to be good, but if the Samsungs are noticeably brighter, I may try one of those.

In short, needs to fit, have a bright picture for a bright room, good standalone sound, decent smart TV capabilities.


Thank you!
 

tvdavid

Well-known Member
the 48 inch C1 maybe in budget.
 

tvdavid

Well-known Member
if not this sony
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
  • Bright (so probably FALD LCD)
TVs sold smaller than 55" have reduced brightness than the same models at larger sizes. Samsung QN90A or QN94A will be brightest at 50", followed by the Sony 50X90J. Sadly these TVs fall just short of a 1000 nits which is recommended as a minimum for HDR use on LCD TVs. This may mean the picture looks too dark in certain titles.
  • Good sound from internal speakers (as it won’t be supplemented by external speakers or a sound bar)
Also something reserved for larger TVs I'm afraid, expect to budget in a soundbar or sound system for better built in sound.

I haven't seen a TV with a white bezel for years. Most have really thin bezels now.
 

tvdavid

Well-known Member
you need to go with a 43 inch LED tv then and they are not as good as the ones I have posted.
 

tvdavid

Well-known Member

jenam93

Well-known Member
I stumbled across this white surround 43" LG which also meets the width restriction (only 43" TVs will) and brand you are after:

Might not be as bright as you need though, but hey its a lot cheaper!
 

Lesmond

Active Member
I stumbled across this white surround 43" LG which also meets the width restriction (only 43" TVs will) and brand you are after:

Might not be as bright as you need though, but hey its a lot cheaper!
Thanks, brightness needs to outweigh aesthetics.
 

Lesmond

Active Member
I’ve shortlisted 43” Samsung QN90A vs. 48” LG C1, but still concerned about brightness between the two at those sizes.

@Dodgexander Your thoughts on perceived brightness at those sizes, in theory at least?

Thanks.
 

Lesmond

Active Member
Its not worth considering the smaller LCD TVs because they don't get as bright.
Forgive me but I’m not sure I follow the logic.
Are you referring to total light output because they don’t have the quantity of mini leds due to size of panel, but they have the same type of leds?
If that is the case, for a given square inch of panel the brightness would be same irrespective of what size panel it’s part of?
Why wouldn’t that be the case for OLED too?
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
Smaller size LCD TVs get crippled by manufacturers and are not to the same specs as larger ones.

OLEDs are the same across the range, so a 77" LG C1 is the same as a 48" version.
 

jenam93

Well-known Member
If you can make it fit....Sony 49xh9505... few left at John Lewis.... approx £750 if you can find one near you. Their website was store checker....
 

Lesmond

Active Member
They could make smaller LCD TVs as bright if they wanted too, but they don't. So buy buying the QN94A Samsung at smaller than 55" you are essentially getting a TV more similar to the 55" Q80A than the 55" QN94A.

i pulled the trigger on the Samsung but I’m tempted to get a C1 from Costco at a good price this Black Friday and compare them side by side….
 

KevinHall

Novice Member
Hi everyone

I’m looking for recommendations for a second TV to be used in a conservatory, please?

Must haves:
  • Horizontally no wider than 1m, or diagonally 48” and wall mountable
  • Bright (so probably FALD LCD)
  • Established brand (Sony, LG, Samsung, or any other brand at same quality level)
  • Good sound from internal speakers (as it won’t be supplemented by external speakers or a sound bar)
  • Good smart TV system
  • Reasonably accurate out of the box
  • Budget £1000

Nice to have but not needed:
  • 4K or UHD (I’ll mostly use 1080p)
  • Any gaming centric features
  • Option for a white bezel (or virtually bezel-less ideally)
  • Something on a Black Friday deal or a good bargain!


I have a Sony OLED as my primary TV in the living room, so I’m not sure if there is any value of having multiple Bravias in the house. I’ll be happy with LG WebOS as it’s supposed to be good, but if the Samsungs are noticeably brighter, I may try one of those.

In short, needs to fit, have a bright picture for a bright room, good standalone sound, decent smart TV capabilities.


Thank you!
I can recommend you LG OLED48A16LA. oled, 48 in., 4k uhd, LG WebOs, good quality of sound (2 Dolby Atmos speakers). I have the same one in my living room. Love to watch different space videos on it, because it has a great variety of colors. The price is almost £1000. Also recommend you to watch Interstellar on it, it's such a pleasure!
 

JustTheFacts

Active Member
I have a 48” OLED and a Sony 43X800E. The OLED is definitely in a class of its own, but if you don’t watch your TV with the lights off the 43X800E is also a phenomenal TV. I was totally satisfied with the 43” TV, but had to buy the OLED because I had to have the best. If you study TVs and have the money to spend I would just buy an OLED otherwise you will always be dreaming because there is a TV out there that has unlimited contrast and viewing angle that is better than the TV your watching.
 

Lesmond

Active Member
I can recommend you LG OLED48A16LA. oled, 48 in., 4k uhd, LG WebOs, good quality of sound (2 Dolby Atmos speakers). I have the same one in my living room. Love to watch different space videos on it, because it has a great variety of colors. The price is almost £1000. Also recommend you to watch Interstellar on it, it's such a pleasure!
Too big. I have a 65” Sony OLED for the living room.
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
It's 48". You titled the thread up to 48".

So you actually want a 43" then?

I would agree that the 48A1 is not what you need though as it's less bright than the C1.
 

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