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  1. Barnes1988

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    Would love some help with finding a new TV.

    Currently have a Samsung 32" TV and looking to upgrade after many years.

    I have a Man Cave and would need the TV for my PS4 and watching Sky, movies and lots of sport. I have a Samsung phone so would like to stick to a Samsung TV so I can connect them.

    TV in the link below is the one I like the most so far but would love to know the best/cheapest place to find one and if anyone can recommend a great TV? Ideally I don't want to be spending anymore than £550.

    Buy Samsung 49 Inch 49MU6220 Curved 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR | Televisions | Argos

    Will appreciate any help.
     
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    Would you say the option you gave is better than the original one I posted?

    Any other ideas?
     
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    It’s not better. Roughly the same.

    If sticking to Samsung look for MU700 @ 49” or curved MU6xxx where the exes represent interchangeable numbers.
     
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    I am looking for anything between 42" and 49". What would you buy if you were looking for the same as me? Really appreciate the help
     
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    Hisense U7A is pretty hard to beat at the moment. There’s a 50” version available. Samsung 49MU7000 is decent too.

    Other than those and others mentioned, there’s not much else. If they’re all roughly the same price then it’s between MU7 and the Hisense
     
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    Really appreciate your help. I ideally would like a Samsung so for my price range the MU7000 is my best option? Any idea where it's cheapest or best place to buy?

    Thank you again
     
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    Yes. Try Richer Sounds, it’s sold out almost everywhere but still a few knocking about. Try using pricespy.
     
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    Thank you again.

    So to confirm, for my money the MU7000 is my best bet? Or are there alternatives to consider? I ideally want to stick with Samsung. I'm sorry to be a pain but want to get my TV choice right.
     
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    Read post #6
     
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    couple of things.

    what sources? sky q? blu ray? do you want 1080p or will you be watching 4k?

    distance? how far will you be sitting? will you need wide viewing angles?

    at that price point, there are a lot of TV's to choose from.

    I understand you want to stay Samsung but the reality is will you really need connect direct to your phone? what would you be utilising this feature for?

    give this a read

    My best value TVs, 2017 Edition
     
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    Thank you for your help.

    Regular Sky HD as we haven't had Sky Q yet. I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean when you say will we be watching 1080p or 4k?

    We won't need wide viewing angles as we are sat around 5/6 feet away from the TV and were head on.

    I get the football on my phone and want to transmit that onto the TV using Samsung Smart View as I have BT Sport on my phone but not on my Sky.

    I watch a lot of sports and movies and play regularly on the ps4.

    Thank you for your help and I would really appreciate further guidance
     
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    I haven't seen it anywhere else cheaper but richer sounds do not deliver and I'm based near Chester so it is a long travel to London to get a TV.
    In regards to my post above this one, could you help me with some of the questions I asked? Thank you again
     
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    They have stores all over the country.

    To be frank, it’s a horrendous time to buy right now unless you’re flexible. 2017 models are all but sold out, and most 2018 ones are overpriced.
     
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    This years nu7XXX is the same as last years mu6XXX series

    The higher numbers mean a better tv (generally)

    So a mu9000 is better than a mu6000 etc

    They pretty much all have the same systems and most features, but colour accuracy, refresh rates, brightness etc are better on the higher number models.
     
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    I'm not sure what I can really say other than what has been said already, its a hard time to buy right now with no good value alternatives to the MU7000 mentioned.

    I would delay your purchase until a time where there are better models available.

    Potentially keep an eye out at the pricing of the new NU8000.

    As just noted above before I posted, bad time to buy and if you do buy now rather than getting a good value TV you will pay a lot for less quality from the new 2018 range.

    I would also look at 55" if you can fit that, much better value to be had at that size normally.

    Edit* of course this is because you want a Samsung.
     
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    Thank you very much.

    I will be sat around 5 feet from the TV so would 55" be too big?

    If not, what would you recommend? When would you suggest is the best time to buy?

    The only reason I like a Samsung is I can connect my phone but can I do that with other brands? If so, for my price range, what is the best TV I can get?

    P.s is £500 a good price for the MU7000 or still overpriced?
     
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    Not for UHD content no, for UHD to look its best you need to view very, very close..to the point where it could be said UHD is pointless even on a 65" TV at most people's viewing distances. Whether 5ft from a 55" is too close for your liking though is another matter and down to what you feel is a comfortable field of view. You could have a look 5ft away from some 55" models in a shop.

    There is more than just size to a TV though. At 49/50" TVs often come with 60hz panels instead of 120hz ones. This is the case for both the Samsung MU7000 and Hisense U7A...its not a big deal unless you plan on utilising motion enhancements to clear up blur and judder.

    And generally there is better choice at 55", with higher competition for prices meaning you can get a lot better deals.

    Because of lack of availability on 2017 models and 2018 models still being very overpriced there is a lack of choice currently. Hisense don't inflate their new models pricing like other manufacturers so the Hisense U7A remains the best value right now. The best time to buy would have been a couple of months ago when the 2017 models were in clearance but still available. The first time each year we see the largest discounts on new TVs is Black Friday, so you could plan on waiting until then to buy a 2018 model if you prefer.
    Every TV has Miracast if that is what you are talking about. In my experience casting doesn't work very well. Much better idea would be to connect a computer via HDMI and watch BT via their website. It will be a lot better quality that way anyway.
    At 50"?
    If you are talking 50" there are probably better value models available like the Hisense 50N6800 or U7A but its not bad value.

    If you are talking 55" then that's very good value.
     
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    Is there an area on here that talks about good new deals?

    That price was for the 49" not the 55" so as you say, it's not bad value.

    I'm inpatient and don't really want to wait but I'm guessing I'll have to wait until December for a great deal?

    Apologies for all the questions but I just want to get it right.

    Really appreciate all the help
     
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    Yes, this section. If someone finds a deal they can post a bargain thread. If you filter bargain threads you can see the deals of the past.
    Yes, most people are like you when it comes to purchasing a TV. Seems to be that once you want to buy a TV it is hard not to buy one right now, but if you care for the best value, you should wait.

    The wisest people who pick up the deals are those that track prices over time and swoop when the price is right, sometimes we are talking £100s of difference.

    The best time to buy a TV
     
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    Thank you.

    I have read this previously but still can't work out exactly the best times to buy. When would you say this is?

    Also, which TV's should I look out for deal wise? I am coming around to the idea of a 55" as you suggested.

    Please could you give me some 49 & 55" TV's that would you recommend and what you believe to be good price?

    Sorry again for being a pain but just want all the help I can get.

    Appreciate all the help
     
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    Black Friday is the first time the serious discounts start but the best time is getting a clearance model from the year before when new models are unveiled and released between April and June.
    The Samsung 55NU8000 hopefully will drop as much as the MU7000 did. Also you could keep an eye on the electriQ OLED. There may be more models too but we don't know much about the new lines yet so hard to think of anything else.
    Any 50" (not 49") right now like the those from Hisense, Panasonic, Samsung and Philips. They are in the best buy thread.

    @dollag posted two great deals for example.

    The info is out there in the guides and in various threads made by others in the past month or so.
     
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    Thank you again for your help.

    I can't find a best buy thread, please could you direct me?
     
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    @Dodgexander

    So say I had £1000 to spend now and wanted to buy a Samsung.

    What is the best TV I could get for under £1000 for a 55" TV? Would it be the 55MU9000?

    For the best Samsung you could recommend, what would be a great price for it to drop to for me to consider buying it? Only asking this as you said it's currently a bad time to buy so would be good to know what a great price is so I can keep an eye out.

    Thank you very much again
     
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