Samsung 43 Inch Smart TV

akbarirfan

Active Member
Hi All,

Is there a better Samsung 43 inch TV (sub £500) than the UE43TU8500? (£429)

It might be the case that the QE43Q60TA is reduced by £50 on Black Friday, to bring it down to £500 - is it worth the extra money?

Thanks
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
Bottom of the barrel stuff sub 48" nowadays, can't really say one TV is going to be better than another. Best thing to do is spend less. Have a hard time recommending Samsung because you don't know the kind of panel that will come on the TV in Europe.

In the US they come with VA panels for sure.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
Wow ok, it's for a friend who doesn't want to go bigger than 43" as it fits the room well.

Thanks
My advice to your friend would be
1. Smaller TVs are all low end models now, if he wants better value for money shop instead at 48-55".
2. Smaller TVs are almost pointless to enjoy 4k content, to get extra detail you need to view very close.
3. Because smaller TVs are all low spec, no TV can display HDR properly which is one of the key reasons to buy a new TV nowadays, really TVs that are true HDR models start at 49" and higher and cost around £1000. The Hisense 50" U7Q gets half way there and costs £600. At 55" the Hisense U8Q also is a good HDR TV costing £800. Unfortunately lower sizes and lower budgets makes HDR a no-go.

If he's still set on buying small TV and doesn't want to save up for a higher tier, larger model consider just buying as cheap as possible. A £300 TV is not going to be better than a £600 one at 43". Black Friday should have some deals on models around the 300-350 mark.
 

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