Too late for good 50" this year?

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    Hi guys,

    I have failed to convince my Mrs that sitting 3m away requires at least 55". I must now retreat for 50" and instead upgrade to a decent sound system.

    Am I too late getting a good 50" screen this year? I am in love with XE90 series, but 49" models are gone already (not interested in refurb). Option of waiting for XF series to drop in price on Black Friday is a bit daunting... I can see PANASONIC TX-50EX750B @ £599 at the moment, not sure if it's a good shot.

    Conditions:
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    - enjoy watching TV with lights dimmed
    - 4k movies
    - SDR/HD streaming
    - Sports
     
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    The Panasonic is more than enough for SDR but falls short with HDR compared to the XE9005. An alternative and a more capable HDR model would be the Samsung Q7 but not sure on availability on that 49" model and you haven't mentioned anything to do with HDR so maybe you don't need a more capable HDR TV like the Q7/XE90/XF90 anyway.

    Downside is the EX750 seems to be at Currys at that price, I personally don't buy anything from them due to poor after sales.
     
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    Thanks for a swift response Dodge. Personally, I think Q7 is overpriced, still.

    Yes, shame it's Currys.. Would 49MU7000 be a good alternative offered by both JL and RicherSounds?
     
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    It is overpriced yes, its not helped by the poor choice in general at that size. Manufacturers seem to only make most of their TVs at 55" or higher now, at least the more premium models.

    The MU7000 at 49" isn't really any better than the 50" models from Panasonic, Hisense, Philips and Samsung. That's 50", not 49" and it also tends to be more expensive so not usually a good choice. Sadly Samsung put a 60hz panel on the 49" variant rather than 120hz like 55"+
     
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    Get a 55” and tell her it’s 50”.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses, chaps. I am now contemplating between EX750B and EX700B (as an interim, thanks for heads up Bob, cracking price)

    I understand EX750B works better for sports/action in the 50" segment, but priced £200+ over EX700B .... no idea what to do..
     
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    Look for cash back deals, widely available - then go for the ex750. If it’s within your budget then all should be well.
     
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    The EX750 will only be better if you make use of the better anti reflection filter and motion enhancements, if you don't may as well stick with the EX700. It's how you use the TV that counts if you care for value for money.
     

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