Sony W605 or Samsung F6400

Skibble Dazzle

Novice Member
Hi, am looking to buy a new LED TV for under £500, and am confused of choosing between Sony KDL40W605 or Samsung UE40F6400 (£490 and £480 respectively from Currys).

With Samsung, I get 3d extra, which fascinates me as I have never owned a 3D tv. But I have heard Sony's PQ is much more natural, warm true, where as Samsung has overblown colors and loss of detail, is that true ? Which one should I go for ? Don't want to compromise PQ for all other gimmicks including 3d, unless Samsungs PQ can be calibrated to be just as good as Sony's.

Lastly, is Sony KDL40W605 a 2014 model ?

Can anyone help or guide with this ? Thanks.
 

seasidersrock

Active Member
Does it have to be Currys. If you need after sales best of luck.
Have a look at Richer Sounds, a solid 5 year warranty. You can buy in store or Internet.
I just bought the Samsung UE46F6320. Replaced a 5 year old Panny 42" 720p Plasma.
Straight out the box the picture is good, with a bit of tweaking excellent. LED has improved.
The Smart Hub works well. Easy to navigate, wireless is good, connected straight away and no issues.
 

Skibble Dazzle

Novice Member
Does it have to be Currys. If you need after sales best of luck.
Have a look at Richer Sounds, a solid 5 year warranty. You can buy in store or Internet.
I just bought the Samsung UE46F6320. Replaced a 5 year old Panny 42" 720p Plasma.
Straight out the box the picture is good, with a bit of tweaking excellent. LED has improved.
The Smart Hub works well. Easy to navigate, wireless is good, connected straight away and no issues.
Curry's cuz my cousin who is an employee there will be able to get me a discount.
 

Vaolis

Member
Review of the Sony 40W605B: Sony KDL40W605/ KDL-40W605B (W6) Review

Review of the Samsung 40F6400: Samsung UE40F6400 (F6400) Review

The 40W605B is a 2014 model. The B at the end is the indicator for 2014 models. The 2013 W6 (e.g. 42W653A) was not available in 40". According to the review it has extremely accurate greyscale and colours even without calibration. This makes for an accurate and excellent picture right out of the box, as stated in the review.

The Samsung 40F6400 (2013 model) does have slightly better black levels, as well as 3D and real MCFI (motion compensated frame interpolation) which should come in handy when watching fast paced sports but can also be useful for movies. Out of the box it's not as accurate as the Sony.

I would say that the Samsung is better value for money IF you're not playing video games, it also looks a bit better in my opinion. The Sony has lower input lag in game mode, which makes it the better choice for playing games.

For me it would be down to one question: Do you play a lot of video games and want low lag? Yes? Buy the Sony. No? Buy the Samsung. Gaming on the Samsung is still very possible, it's all down to individual sensitvity to lag.
 
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jlost

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Skibble Dazzle

Novice Member
Review of the Sony 40W605B: Sony KDL40W605/ KDL-40W605B (W6) Review

Review of the Samsung 40F6400: Samsung UE40F6400 (F6400) Review

The 40W605B is a 2014 model. The B at the end is the indicator for 2014 models. The 2013 W6 (e.g. 42W653A) was not available in 40". According to the review it has extremely accurate greyscale and colours even without calibration. This makes for an accurate and excellent picture right out of the box, as stated in the review.

The Samsung 40F6400 (2013 model) does have slightly better black levels, as well as 3D and real MCFI (motion compensated frame interpolation) which should come in handy when watching fast paced sports but can also be useful for movies. Out of the box it's not as accurate as the Sony.

I would say that the Samsung is better value for money IF you're not playing video games, it also looks a bit better in my opinion. The Sony has lower input lag in game mode, which makes it the better choice for playing games.

For me it would be down to one question: Do you play a lot of video games and want low lag? Yes? Buy the Sony. No? Buy the Samsung. Gaming on the Samsung is still very possible, it's all down to individual sensitvity to lag.
Hi Vaolis, firstly thank you for such a clear reply as it certainly gives me more perspective now. As I am not going to game anytime soon therefore I think F6400 would be the one to go for. As far as PQ is concerned, from what I have read, F6400 can be calibrated to show a picture as good as Sony's. Therefore F6400 probably will be my final choice.
 

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