Question What TV to buy for a light room

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    1. rjames1701

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      Hi, I am looking to replace my 55" Panny (plasma) with either the Sony AF1 or Samsung Q9FN but I cannot make up my mind which one to go for. I prefer to watch movies and was told that the Sony will handle motion better but as I am in a light room with the light coming from a bay window directly only to the TV which is hanging on the opposite wall from the window I suspect I may need the extra brightness of the Samsung. The one thing that has recently put me off the Sony was the possibility of screen burn but when I was talking to the Samsung rep he said that if you get screen burn within 10 years on the Samsung then they will replace it. I am surprised something of this nature is not better publicised unless I need to get that in writing from the rep!!

      Anyone else weighing up between Sony AF1 and Samsung Q9FN? Like to hear pros & cons.

      Thanks
       
    2. zeppelino

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      Ten year screen burn warranty is standard on Samsung’s upper ranges of TVs. Burn in is a small risk, though most OLED screens have systems to limit chances of it happening - I.e. screensavers, slight movement of pixels etc.

      Either will be fine in a bright room. Arrange a demo of both and pick whichever you prefer. Though obviously the Q9FN is new so carries a premium.

      Is the A1 new for 2018?
       
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      I would get the Samsung if you’re going to watch during the day.


      The A1 is the same as 2017’s A1.
       
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      LCDs very rarely get burn-in outside of commercial applications so it's purely a marketing stunt on Samsung's behalf.

      OLEDs aren't that bright for a bright room, but they're certainly far brighter than any plasma made, and many mid-range LCDs come to that.

      If you can go larger than your current 55" then I'd lean towards one of the high end Sony LCDs from last year like the ZD9 or XE94 which will give you the best of both worlds. Sony motion handling with flagship LCD brightness.
       
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      Two models you’ve suggested as alternatives are not widely available.

      And it’s not like the Samsung has horrendous motion.
       
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      The af1 is the Sony flagship released 2017 and the af8 was released beginning of the month. I was told by Sony rep that af1, as a flagship, will be around longer than af8. Qf9 not bad price if bought from RS with World Cup disc. Thanks
       
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      Both models along with the Sony AF8 are available to view in Currys. But they don’t have a good setup as most of their content is from a usb flash drive.
       
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      Appreciate the advice but the missus has said 55 is the limit. To be honest for the size of room I would agree. Good to hear that OLED are brighter than plasma. I know everyone’s opinion is different but I’d like to stick with natural colours that panny and Sony give. I think the Samsung slightly exaggerates the colours. I need to find a shop where I can get a decent demo. Perhaps RS or JL.
       
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      Thanks for the advice. The one thing i really liked is the control box on the Samsung and the thinnest of cables going to the tv. Easily hidden in cavity. Heads or tails!!!
       
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      Not aimed at you, other person who suggest two alternate Sony options
       
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      Yes sorry. I lost the thread!! I did like the Samsung but need a decent audio/visual shop to demo a film.
       
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      If you like natural colours then the Panny EZ952.
       
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      I think by "Other TV Technology" they're referring to OLED. Since Samsung made the monumental marketing masterstroke of making QLED logo look like OLED, they can't put the two words on the same page without REALLY confusing folk...
       

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