Smart TV Recommendations pls

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  1. robinhood1701

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    I'm looking for recommendations fora new TV,
    I'd like it to have 1080p, Freeview HD, and if poss wifi+LAN, and all iPlayers etc,
    26" - 32"
    Anyone have any thoughts pls ?
     
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    For the actual smart TV bit, I always reccomend the Samsung Platform. The reason for this is that they support the most UK catch-up services and by a long shot.

    They have:
    BBC iPlayer
    BBC Sport (just about to watch the live Rugby on it now, in HD, here in Germany :O)
    ITV Player
    Demand 5
    (with 4oD coming soon apparently)

    Plus:
    Netflix
    Lovefilm
    Crackle
    Plex Server
    and loads more, though these above are the best.

    I think most of the brands have the iPlayer, but it is pretty hard finding one with another catchup service, and when Samsung get 4oD, they will be the only make with all four main UK Networks.

    Nothing is perfect though. recently Samsung had some serious server issues which shut down all the on-demand services globally for a couple of days, and that isn't the first time this has happened. But, it's better to have a service shut down for a couple of days due to a fault than to not have them at all. ;)

    Anyway, that's my suggestion.
     
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    Ok, thanks,

    I know I put wifi on my specs, but what can u use it for ?

    Just realised, when I set my router and repeaters up, got a better result with LAN cables when I could, same with TV ?
     
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    Yes; if you're able to use a direct Ethernet cable to your router then the result is always going to be superior to using Wi-Fi.

    For playback of high bit rate files (especially 3D) then that can be very important :smashin:
     
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    Thanks, am bit of a noob at this, assuming the TV's iPlayer etc comes thru the tv signal, what sort of thing could I use the LAN for ?

    I have a Synology Disk Station I'm just getting used to, n could store a lot of video on that ?
     
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    The iPlayer comes via the internet. That's what the i stands for.
     
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    Thank you Derrick,

    Anyone recommend any particular TV's 26"-32"?
     
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    Quite a bit really. Any photos or videos stored on your PC can be played on demand (handy if your PC is in different room).

    Assuming your Smart TV supports them then you can also use on-demand streaming services such as iPlayer, LoveFilm and NetFlix.
     

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