Question Samsung v LG

Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by mo786, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. mo786

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    Hi
    Tossing up between a 50 inch Samsung (MU6120) or a 49 inch LG (49UJ630V)

    The differences as far as I can see

    Samsung is thinner at 6.3cm v 8.1cm
    Samsung is slightly bigger 113 v 111 (rounded up but little in it)
    LG has satellite input which is slightly easier for me
    LG has Freeview Play which is a benefit
    Some LG reviews say the OS can be sluggish and crashes

    The other main features that matter to me are all roughly similar or the same.

    Does anyone have experience of both makes or models to think of why one might be better than other.

    Does one have a better OS?

    One of the main things I want to do is watch movies on a USB stick - is one better than the other in doing this?

    Does the Freeview Play work on the LG with a satellite input (i.e does it care where the live feed comes from if it is just downloading from the internet)

    Any other differences?
     
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    Both have good a OS. Samsung UI looks abit better, but both are top of the line in smart OS imo. Both are smooth but Samsung is silky smooth so to say.

    I have had a 43uj635, the colors were not great on it, especially anything with yellow in it was too dark, for example it showed really well with the google logo, I could not get this the way I wanted it.

    The Samsung my friend has, its more sturdy on the stand, and the 50 inch features a VA screen for better contrast and black levels.

    Furthermore there is the controversial RGBW panels LG uses. I would go for the Samsung 100% of the time. For movies, Id pick the Samsung 200% of the time ;)

    I cannot comment on Sat/freeview since im not located in the UK.
     
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    No need to get the LG unless you need wider viewing angles from its IPS panel.
     
  4. mo786

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    Thanks, Samsung it is then.

    I had initially found the LG and then the Samsung and my mind was probably a little more set on the Samsung

    Only minor annoyance is the power button is on the side rather than the middle as with the LG.
     
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    All the TV's at 50 are going to perform more or less the same so you could also consider other 50"models from Panasonic, Philips and Hisense.

    That's is 50", not 49".

    Maybe you prefer the design of the others better, although arguably smart TV is the best on the Samsung.
     

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