What TV is right for me £2,000 - £3,000

rob887

Standard Member
Hello.
I'm just wondering what everyone's opinion on the best tv for me is.

The TV will be going in the cinema room. With a viewing distance of around 2 - 3 metres.
I'm unsure if it's best to go BIG or go good quality.

At first i was all for getting a Dolby Vision compatible UHD 4K tv. But thinking about it maybe it would be better just to get a larger 4k TV.
also can't really go projector as its a very bright room in the day.

Got a 7.2.4 dolby atmos system getting installed so wanting a TV that is going to immerse you into the experience alongside the sound.

Thank you.
 

rob887

Standard Member
Wide viewing angles needed?
What about your sources? Any plans to use lots of HDR? Dolby Vision important?
2-3m with UHD content you'll want 65" ideally.
Thank you for the reply.

The viewing angle will be narrow (3 seat sofa and another behind on a tier). 2-3 metres first set and 3 - 4 metres second set viewing distance
All the other equipment (AV receiver Onkyo TXRZ3100, Blu Ray OPPO UDP-203) supports Dolby Vision, HDR. We have a B7 in the living room and can't decide if bigger will be better in cinema room.

Thanks
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
65" on the B7 and viewing around 3 metres
I’d be tempted to go to 75” - makes it more of an experience and something different. Obviously another OLED @ 65” is within budget....

75” sets worth looking at and waiting for price drops - Sony XF9005, Samsung Q8DN, Samsung Q9FN (this may not drop in price by much), possibly Panasonic FX750 - no reviews of this one yet and reviews of smaller sets in same range will be of no use as they use different panel types.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
If you are looking for a good HDR then I agree with the advice above, it would make sense to go for the 75XF9005 at the right price, it is probably very expensive right now but will drop over time...ideally spring-summer next year it will probably be at its cheapest but tracking prices over a length of time lets you get the best deal. The Samsungs are also an option, it depends how much their price drops compared to the Sony. Maybe also you can find a refurb Sony ZD9 at 75" in budget.

If you need to buy now and you don't mind forgoing HDR looking good, you can settle for a TV like the 75MU7000 and 82MU7000 now which are priced well.

The big screen experience is certainly something to consider, especially if you plan on making the most out of UHD viewing at your seating distance.
 

rob887

Standard Member
Thank you both.

I'm actually looking at buying right away.

Looking at all these TVs is making my budget change a little bit.

On my list now are.

kd-75xf9005 - £3,200
ZD9 Series KD 75ZD9 - £4,600

Now my budget is stretching a bit more would you suggest any others?

Thank you
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
Thank you both.

I'm actually looking at buying right away.

Looking at all these TVs is making my budget change a little bit.

On my list now are.

kd-75xf9005 - £3,200
ZD9 Series KD 75ZD9 - £4,600

Now my budget is stretching a bit more would you suggest any others?

Thank you
Have you seen the Sony 75ZD9 for sale in the classifieds?

The Sony XF9005 will come down, look at the price history of its predacessor, potentially you're looking at £2700 at black friday: Sony Bravia KD-75XE9005 (TVs)

ZD9 and maybe even XE9005/XF9005 may appear here: Sony Centre - Refurbished

Potentially new ZF9 will push the price of ZD9 down.

If you buy a 2018 model now chances are you'll pay a few £££s extra for the privilege of having it sooner.
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
Hisense U9A could be worth a look. Hisense release prices tend to be pretty reasonable.

Look for cash back deals, regardless.
 

rob887

Standard Member
Have you seen the Sony 75ZD9 for sale in the classifieds?

The Sony XF9005 will come down, look at the price history of its predacessor, potentially you're looking at £2700 at black friday: Sony Bravia KD-75XE9005 (TVs)

ZD9 and maybe even XE9005/XF9005 may appear here: Sony Centre - Refurbished

Potentially new ZF9 will push the price of ZD9 down.

If you buy a 2018 model now chances are you'll pay a few £££s extra for the privilege of having it sooner.

I did just see that ZD9 in classifieds. only problem is its in ireland and i'm not sure of the complications of getting it to me.

I am starting to sway towards the ZD9. Does it support Dolby Vision ?
 

rob887

Standard Member
There is also the Sony 75XE9405 if you can still find that one too, released last year. Its a mini ZD9.

Yes all the Sony's support Dolby Vision.
You say its a mini ZD9. Would you still stay the ZD9 was better ?.
I feel like the ZD9 might be a bit old ?
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
You say its a mini ZD9. Would you still stay the ZD9 was better ?.
I feel like the ZD9 might be a bit old ?
The ZD9 was a 2016 model that was sold through 2017 too.
The XE9405(2017) was the replacement to the XD9405 (2016).

Its a mini ZD9 in the sense it's not quite as good (not as many dimming zones, not as bright) but its still a very fine TV and usually better value.

Soon it looks like they will be releasing the XF9405 and the ZF9 so potentially there may be bargains to have with their predecessors.
 

rob887

Standard Member
The ZD9 was a 2016 model that was sold through 2017 too.
The XE9405(2017) was the replacement to the XD9405 (2016).

Its a mini ZD9 in the sense it's not quite as good (not as many dimming zones, not as bright) but its still a very fine TV and usually better value.

Soon it looks like they will be releasing the XF9405 and the ZF9 so potentially there may be bargains to have with their predecessors.


Tooooo many model numbers :(

In my situation. Taking into account i would like the tv in the next month or so.

What would YOU do ?

Thanks
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
I'd probably get this: TPS - The Perfect Signal Ltd

Not being able to wait is a demon when it comes to technology, its how they make their money. The less you wait, the more likely it is you spend more :) So if you need to buy right now I would try to get a 2017 model to avoid overpaying.
 

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