Question Upscaling quality difference between 49" and 55" Samsung ks8000

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  1. skibuddy

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    I'm looking at getting the ks8000 while still on offer but having trouble deciding on which size. The TV will be in a kitchen extension and wall mounted and viewing distance will be between 2.0m - 2.2m

    As most of my viewing will be either 720p content (Now TV) or 1080p (Catch-up, other streaming) it feels like the deciding factor is what this content will appear like when it's upscaled to 4K on the TV and therefore how gods/bad it will seem from only 2 metres away

    It feels the safe bet is the 49" TV but obviously don't want buyers regret, although I could probably return and purchase the other size if I needed to

    Thoughts welcome. Thanks
     
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    Thats pretty far for an UHD TV so I would definitely recommend to get the advantage of the extra resolution you go for 65" vs 55".

    Of course it would mean taking a step down in PQ and it depends on personal preference but I would prefer to notice the extra resolution than having better contrast/blacks. I wouldn't blame you if you went the other way round @49" you may as well get a FHD TV.
     
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    Thanks for the reply

    I know what you're saying about size and 4K etc. It's just the better TVs now seem to be all UHD and the FHD TVs older with less choice. Over time I will begin to watch more 4K content, so it's a question of getting the right balance

    With this constraint I just wanted to know whether upscaled HD content looked better/worse/same on a 55" panel compared to the 49" panel for this particular model at my viewing distance. I will try and ask for a demo in JL of a HD broadcast to compare but was hoping someone may have firsthand experience

    Cheers
     
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    As far as I know the Samsungs are still missing All4.
     
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    Anything 720p+ should look just as good on an UHD TV as a FHD one but limitations of source quality would mean you may notice 720p look worse at your viewing distance with a 55" TV vs 49" but likely 1080p you won't.
     
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    Thanks

    I went in JL today and looked at both sizes and also a 65 curved version. You can tell at each size, the slight deterioration in PQ as you go larger but I thought the 55" looked good enough at close distance with BBC HD and ITV HD being shown on it.

    I don't really need the 4K Blu-Ray player that's bundled for free but I guess I can get £150-£200 for it if I sell it in, which offsets the cost a bit. JL price matched RS for the UE55KS8000, which will reduce the price by £50 and I can get another £50ish cashback
     

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