Question What TV? 65"

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    1. pogologo

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      Hi, looking for TV recommendation. Room 20' X 15', sit about 12, away from the screen.

      90% of viewing is Sky Q. About 80% of that would be HD normal "TV" viewing. 10% SD, then 10% movies. Very occasionally sport.

      Other 10% bluray

      Looking for the best 65" for my viewing habits. The 75 has been vetoed.

      Viewing nearly straight on.

      Budget around £2000 but do I really need £2000 bells and whistles? Best picture for my viewing ideally. TV gets wwtched by someone around 5 hours per day.

      No brand affinity. Don't even mind if it is an older model if the pic is good.

      Any recommendations greatly received.
       
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      Best TV for that money is the Sony XE93 but probably only worth the upgrade over the cheaper XE90 if HDR performance is important to you.
       
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      That's what I was looking at in that budget. Just not sure if I need "all" of that TV with my viewing style. Thanks
       
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      Should add my current TV use a 50" LG. The sound doesn't work anymore so needs replacing.
       
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      I would also like to use onboard sound. Something ok in that department too would be good. Don't really want a sound bar.
       
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      You won't find good onboard sound (or even OK) with these TVs (or any others in this price range) I strongly recommend a soundbar unless you don't care that the TV sounds awful. Even a cheap one will blow away the TV speakers. Sorry to be so blunt but that's the way it is with modern flat screens. Since you haven't mentioned HDR I assume you won't use it, therefore I recommend a 65" Sony XE90.
       
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      You really don't. Probably be equally as happy with a TV like the Hisense 65N6800.
      You will maybe get small gains by going for a higher end model but most of the gains will be with HDR which by the sounds of it you won't be using.

      Are you on to use lots of motion enhancements to reduce blur and judder?
       
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      Thanks. Should have checked the things to include...

      Motion Blur
      Motion Judder
      Temporary image retention

      These things really bother me. Would the hisense still be OK?
       
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      Your best bet would be to view one in a store with some standard HD TV and see what you think of motion yourself. I could go on (and have done previously) for a long time regarding motion but ultimately its what you make of it yourself that counts.

      If you are talking technicalities a TV like the Hisense I mentioned out of the box is going to perform similar to more expensive models with motion. What you do get when you buy a step up model with a 120hz panel though is the ability to use more motion enhancements. Another good reason to demo the TVs would be to see what you make of these enhancements.

      Whether you use these or not is up to you, I wrote about the two methods modern TVs allow you to enable to increase both motion resolution and decrease blur here: Guide: Motion explanation and Best Buys for motion 2017 Edition

      Temporary image retention isn't something you need to worry about with these models.

      But to be honest, for most people the Hisense will be fine. It just depends if you are one of the particular people or not that needs a TV to have a large plethora of enhancements to smooth out motion...most people keep these disabled or turned low.
       
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      Thanks for your help here and elsewhere. It is appreciated.

      Saw your £999 eBay thread and it did raise a couple of questions...

      1) if I need wider viewing angles what would you go for? Current budget and up to £2000

      2) and as above in general up to £2000 or are they the same?

      The £2000 as that was the price point you mentioned. Thanks again.
       
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      Been measuring my angles, certainly looks like I do need something wider. Any ideas? Thanks
       
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      You can't get high end LCDs with wide viewing angles so that leaves you with the 65" OLEDs that are currently outside your budget, they may fall in to it in clearance sales though.
      If you go LCD and have wide viewing angles it means you need to consider tv's much poorer in quality overall, particularly with performance in dark viewing conditions and dark scenes, but also with HDR...but really I'm not sure any of this matters given your viewing habits.

      LCDs with wide viewing angles at 65"? You're looking at the LG SJ800 series or higher...so SJ800, SJ810, SJ850 etc.
       
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      FALD/direct lit TVs will have better speakers then slim edge lit TVs. My LG has quite good speakers for a TV. My TV is old tech now though (2014).
       
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      Thanks again for all of your advice (and particularly Dodgexander). Seriously thinking about upping my budget to around £3k. If I keep the TV for 6 years (like the current one) then I will probably regret penny pinching now.

      This brings the LG E7 into budget. It has a built in soundbar but is there anything else worth having over say the £500 cheaper C7?

      Is there a better alternative around that price?
       
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      There's nothing gained from the E7 with picture quality. Only the sound bar and design.

      Just get the b7 or c7, anything more right now isn't worth the extra.
       

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