Samsung UE40F5500 vs Panasonic VIERA TXL42E6B

Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by ca4fil, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. ca4fil

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    Hi guys,

    I need an expert opinion please. My budget is £500, and i have shortlisted those two tvs. Now wondering, which brand/tv is best to buy?

    Also if you want to add another led tv in that budget, you're more than welcome.
    Thank you.
     
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    Uses, viewing angle, lighting conditions?
     
  4. ca4fil

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    Just for daily watch...program, sports, movies etc. I am not gaming fan.

    Not sure about the viewing angle

    lightning is just normal...

    sorry i am not very expert.

    Thanks.
     
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    Hi - which one did you go for in the end as I too am contemplating the Panasonic model....
     
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    I have had both these TV's and can say hand on heart that the E6B blows the F5500 out of the water! In fact even the F5000 has better PQ than the F5500. I now have the 46" F5000 and its great. The Sony W653 42" has also been
    getting lots of positive feedback.
     
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    Sorry for digging up an old thread but it almost exactly matches something I was trying to find out.

    Short version: As the girlfriend moves in, there's only room for 1 TV. The difference here being the Panasonic is the previous years model - TX42E5B. Everything I've found suggests that with the F5500 vs E6B is a clear winner for the Panasonic but I noticed the Panasonic had a different panel with the E6B which may have contributed to it.

    Just wondered if people had any thoughts or recommendations?
     
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    The E5B has an IPS panel so viewing angles are good but black levels and contrast are not the best. However, HDTV Test reported that it still has the best black levels for an IPS panel. If you are sitting more or less directly in front of the TV then the E6B is a better TV as the black levels are as good as it gets for an LED TV. Image processing is also very impressive. Viewing angles are poor though. More backlight bleed as well compared to 2013 Samsung's.

    In my experience, the F5500 has inaccurate colours and poor black levels compared to the F5000. There is a panel lottery situation with the F5000 so if you get lucky it will be brilliant but there is a chance you get a poor one. If you get a good one then colour saturation is better than E6B but image processing not as good. (I know its way too complicated!!!)

    I read on the Digital Versus website that the 2014 range of Samsung LED's all use the same PSA panel which, if true, will eradicate the whole panel lottery issue.

    I might be tempted to check out the new H5500 or H5000 models as potential candidates. If you're watching SD and HD then check out the 40" sizes and if mostly HD then the 48 inchers.

    Let me know if you need me to clear anything else up!
     

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