Question Urgently need new 43-50" £500ish

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    Hi,

    My Sony KDL40HX723 has given up the ghost.

    I'm looking for something that is great for sports but also decent at all round viewing. Don't want to go over 50inch

    I'm very particular with uneven back lighting and have returned a few sets in the past because of this. Would have to be local dimming I think.

    I have a surround sound system so audio is not important.

    Would like 4k for future proofing

    Any recommendations. Ideally want it before the World Cup starts!
     
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    Sony XF9005 is your only choice with the XE9005 sold out most places. You can't get what you want for less, unfortunately. So I can't really recommend any models that are more than average with motion or have operable local dimming.

    My best value TVs, 2017 Edition
     
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    Thanks but those are too expensive. What would be a cheaper alternative? I'm willing to compromise on features!
     
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    If you are limited to 50" this model will be the next best and is a good TV for SDR but not really up to good HDR standards:
    PANASONIC TX-50EX750B 50" Smart 3D 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV

    There aren't really any TVs between the above and model and the cheaper low range ones, at £600 its very good value right now although at 55" and only £100 more there are better options.

    Such is the way at 50" now with next to no competition compared to 55" and higher.
     
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    That's exactly the TV I was going to get but it's just in stock anywhere, I can't find any stock in any Currys shop
     
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    What about this? LG 49sj800v? 100hz and local dimming....any opinions?
     
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    Poor black levels and poor contrast on that one - due to using an ips panel.
     
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    Are ips really that bad or is it people just repeating what someone else said?

    So I'm still no further forward, every TV that I consider ends up being the worst TV you could possibly buy in other threads on this site. My 7 year old one handles motions fine and the blacks levels are deep...have things got worse? It was a mid ranger back then.

    So what's a 50" TV good for sport and has decent blacks? Will go up to £600
     
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    @Vincenoir every TV in my guide uses a VA panel.

    Do you need wide viewing angles?

    Will you watch mainly with the light on?

    IPS is an older technology and part of the reason VA was invented, to a layman it probably means very little in picture quality, especially if not in the dark.

    However things have moved on and we are in a HDR era, in the HDR era where the backlight is on full it matters even more to have a VA panel to shield more light from behind and therefore have a more uniform screen.
     
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    Yeah the light will mainly be on.

    What's the Samsung 49mu7000 like?
     
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    Because Samsung have gimped that model at 49" with a 60hz panel its no better really than the cheaper 50 inch models in the guide. If it's not in the guide there's usually a reason.

    If the light is usually on then you don't need to worry about panel types, if you don't view at an angle though then there's no need to not get a TV with a VA panel though.
     

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