Question Up to £1200; 55" Not OLED - What's best?

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  1. steve 111

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    Looking to upgrade my old 49" Sony Bravia.

    TV will be used primarily be used via Sky Q for Netflix, Sports, and Movies. Won't be used for any gaming.

    Room doesn't receive direct sunlight and viewing distance is 4 metres without any large viewing angles.

    Not interested in OLED as kids have the tendency to leave TV on pause!

    Budget is up to £1200 and 55" is probably the largest size I can accommodate.
     
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    Sony XF9005 or Samsung Q70.
     
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    Q80R is £1,329 at Richer Sounds. Is it worth stretching the budget to this?
     
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    Not in your case as you don’t need wide viewing angles. The Sony and Q70 are c£1k at the moment.
     
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    Oleds dim if left on pause, I would personally only go lcd if needed for a bright room, seeing as your room isn't bright then I would seriously consider an oled, why not goto your local richer sounds as most of them have light controlled demo rooms, you can then put the best lcd in your budget against an oled in your budget, I know which one you will buy if you do this
     
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    4 metres from a 55" is really, really far. Have you considered a larger TV? If you don't use HDR much then you can get very good SDR picture quality on a 65" model like the Samsung Q6FN or NU8000.

    In fact, even the Hisense U7A or A series may be more than good enough, the latter available in 75" for less than £1200.

    With LCDs more money doesn't get you much better picture quality with every day sources, its mainly with HDR where expensive models outshine cheaper ones.
     
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    Gone Samsung Q70. 18 months interest free from Richer Sounds at £1,059.

    A couple of features that swayed it. Integrated Apple TV App and integrated BT Sport Large Screen App, so no more casting from phone.
     

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