Question TV advice for Surround Sound Set up

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  1. Planter

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    Ok, so I need some advice for a new tv recommendation. I sit approx 9ft from my tv. I have a Denon AVR-X4400H receiver, with 2x B&W 686 s2 front speakers, a B&W HTM61 s2 centre, 2x B&W M1 rears and a B&W ASW608 sub.

    I am good with my knowledge of speakers, but in honesty, pretty poor with TVs as the change too quickly for my small brain.

    So, I watch a lot of movies, Amazon prime and just general HD tv (not 4k yet) and sport. Im looking for around about 55'' or slightly smaller, budget of around £1,000, but as ever, the lower the better.

    Ive read plenty of reviews from the site so far, but just wondering for my specific 5.1 set up is there anything better I specific I should be looking for?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    If the quality of HDR is important to you the only option this year that is reasonable value is the Sony 49XF9005. If you don't need good HDR then you can spend less than £1000.

    But to answer your question no there aren't any specific requirements, all TVs use HDMI CEC and ARC which will work with your receiver.
     
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    Thank you for the response. In answer to your question, yes, HDR is important. I’ll check out the Sony now. Thank you again.
     
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    fwiw @9ft, you ideally want to be looking at least a 55. whilst you do not watch a lot of 4k content now, chances are with amazon and the other services are all going 4k and hdr, anything smaller will not yield much improvement
     
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    Ok. Makes sense. Any recommendations?
     
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    The Same TV but at 55" :)

    The 2017 OLEDs are particularly attractive right now at around £1300.

    LG B7 or C7
    Panasonic EZ952
    Philips POS9002

    But these are above budget.

    A couple of months ago the Sony 55XF9005 was at £1000 in clearance, if you keep an eye on pricing you might be able to find it closer to £1000 come black friday.

    I agree with the above about going bigger, ideally you want 65-75" with UHD but such things aren't possible for a lot of people.#

    Outside choices would be the FHD LG A7 OLED from eBuyer at £900
    or the electriQ OLED from appliances direct for the same money.

    Although with those two, whilst being a better overall package than any TV at that price, also come from retailers without a fantastic reputation and without the usual 5-6 year warranty that seems to come standard right now.
     
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    That’s very nice to know. In all fairness I would love to go larger than 55” but the wall space unfortunately limits this.

    I’ll have a look at all the options mentioned.

    Thank you again
     

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