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    Hello all.......
    I need some advice please

    Basically our house is being renovated and our living room TV suddenly broke....so we want to invest in a new living room TV.

    Size between 49 and 55 inches.

    The TV will have a Sky Box hooked up to it as well as the PS4.

    What I want to know is... is it worth getting a 4K TV? I have read that 4K TV's are not worth the price and it will be better to invest in a top quality LED 1080 TV, whilst others have said 4K TV's are worth getting especially for the future....

    My budget is around £500 and preferably from ARGOS as I can get discount.
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    I don't own a 4K TV yet as my Sony Bravia KDL42W653A is still going strong. I have done a fair bit of research into TVs & in terms of picture quality you really do get what you pay for.

    Samsung & Sony are well renowned for very good picture quality but the Samsung TVs usually have better smart features.
    For £500 you probably won't be able to get a premium branded TV around 50 inches unless there's a sale on. For that much, the best you're going to get is something like this:
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/3908271.htm

    If you can save up somewhat further you could get this which will provide a better picture as it's HDR.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5396582.htm

    This site is good for finding TV reviews:
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    I don't own a 4K TV yet as my Sony Bravia KDL42W653A is still going strong. I have done a fair bit of research into TVs & in terms of picture quality you really do get what you pay for.

    Samsung & Sony are well renowned for very good picture quality but the Samsung TVs usually have better smart features.
    For £500 you probably won't be able to get a premium branded TV around 50 inches unless there's a sale on. For that much, the best you're going to get is something like this:
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/3908271.htm

    If you can save up somewhat further you could get this which will provide a better picture as it's HDR.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5396582.htm

    This site is good for finding TV reviews:
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs
    Is it worth getting 4K?
    Also we could go a little but higher...like £600 if its really worth it!
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    I don't own a 4K TV yet as my Sony Bravia KDL42W653A is still going strong. I have done a fair bit of research into TVs & in terms of picture quality you really do get what you pay for.

    Samsung & Sony are well renowned for very good picture quality but the Samsung TVs usually have better smart features.
    For £500 you probably won't be able to get a premium branded TV around 50 inches unless there's a sale on. For that much, the best you're going to get is something like this:
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/3908271.htm

    If you can save up somewhat further you could get this which will provide a better picture as it's HDR.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5396582.htm

    This site is good for finding TV reviews:
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs
    Also the motion rate for that TV is only 50...that isn't great for gaming right?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Is it worth getting 4K?
    Also we could go a little but higher...like £600 if its really worth it!
    I suppose it depends how long you plan on keeping the TV for. If it's a long term investment then 4K is definitely recommended. If you're planning to buy a new one in 2/3yrs then a decent 1080p will do.
    It also depends on what 4K content you plan to view - games consoles like the PS4 can't output 4K & I'm guessing Sky's 4K content is at a premium.
    That said, if I was buying a new TV now I'd go for 4K although I'd probably pass on 3D.

    Here's reviews of the TVs I posted above:

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/aud...1311315/review

    http://www.s21.com/samsung-ue50ku6000.htm
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Also the motion rate for that TV is only 50...that isn't great for gaming right?
    Ideally 60hz would be better but you also have to worry about input lag. Quite a few PS4 games still aren't 60 FPS yet however.

    If you want a rather hardcore TV review site (some of the tests go over my head) then this site is great. However, it usually tests fairly expensive TVs.

    http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    Ideally 60hz would be better but you also have to worry about input lag. Quite a few PS4 games still aren't 60 FPS yet however.

    If you want a rather hardcore TV review site (some of the tests go over my head) then this site is great. However, it usually tests fairly expensive TVs.

    http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/
    Yes its going to be for many years....we won't buy another one anytime soon....thats why if it costs £750 my parents may be prepared to increase the offer since this will be our main tv.

    Any recommendations?
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    For £500 4K TV you'll have to compromise somewhere whether it's on certain aspects of picture quality, sound quality, connectivity etc. If you can live with that then that's fine.
    When you hit the £600-£700 barrier then you shouldn't have too worry so much out comprises. I'm confident I could find a Samsung one in that price range with good reviews which should be reasonably future proof. If I was going for a 4K TV at this time, that's the price range I'd look it. I certainly couldn't ever bring myself to spend a grand on a TV like some people do.
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    For £500 4K TV you'll have to compromise somewhere whether it's on certain aspects of picture quality, sound quality, connectivity etc. If you can live with that then that's fine.
    When you hit the £600-£700 barrier then you shouldn't have too worry so much out comprises. I'm confident I could find a Samsung one in that price range with good reviews which should be reasonably future proof. If I was going for a 4K TV at this time, that's the price range I'd look it. I certainly couldn't ever bring myself to spend a grand on a TV like some people do.
    Yes my parents are willing to pay up to £750
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    I don't personally think a 4K TV is worth it. They're very sparsely supported right now, with 4K Blu Rays and players only just coming into market. They're naturally still expensive to actually make use of the 4K you'l need to be buying more hardware in the future.

    Prices on 4K TV's are falling and as the hardware becomes more commonly adopted prices will drop even more. They aren't massively supported right now and by the time they are the prices will have dropped even more. I imagine it'll be at least a year before 4K support is really mainstream.

    But of course if you're looking to buy the TV now and keep it long term you may benefit from a 4K model. The issue is that you'll be spending more now and not actually getting your moneys worth out of it. If t were me I'd buy a cheap TV now and wait for a year or two for 4K to become a more supported TV technology. By then prices will have dropped enough to actually make 4K worth the purchase.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    I don't personally think a 4K TV is worth it. They're very sparsely supported right now, with 4K Blu Rays and players only just coming into market. They're naturally still expensive to actually make use of the 4K you'l need to be buying more hardware in the future.

    Prices on 4K TV's are falling and as the hardware becomes more commonly adopted prices will drop even more. They aren't massively supported right now and by the time they are the prices will have dropped even more. I imagine it'll be at least a year before 4K support is really mainstream.

    But of course if you're looking to buy the TV now and keep it long term you may benefit from a 4K model. The issue is that you'll be spending more now and not actually getting your moneys worth out of it. If t were me I'd buy a cheap TV now and wait for a year or two for 4K to become a more supported TV technology. By then prices will have dropped enough to actually make 4K worth the purchase.
    Yes I get what your saying
    It's smart logic
    However we need a TV now hay we won't replace for a considerable amount of time as I said...our house is getting renovated and we need a new living TV.
    I think our budget is £750 and we want 49 inches plus!!!
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Yes I get what your saying
    It's smart logic
    However we need a TV now hay we won't replace for a considerable amount of time as I said...our house is getting renovated and we need a new living TV.
    I think our budget is £750 and we want 49 inches plus!!!
    Well in that case then you just need to go out and look for a model that suits your needs. I've had a quick browse through Currys online site and you've got quite a few options. That said there's a bunch of models 46" to 55" category that are more than £750 so that narrows it down a bunch. I sorted it by price ad found a total of 5 models that fit your requirements. Of them these 2 stood out for having a lot of reviews, largely good:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-...35507-pdt.html

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-...24057-pdt.html

    But that's not a recommendation, that's just what I stumbled on with some basic browsing. You'd want to look at various models and check reviews, look for deals and discounts and so on. And of course pick whatever model is best for you.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Well in that case then you just need to go out and look for a model that suits your needs. I've had a quick browse through Currys online site and you've got quite a few options. That said there's a bunch of models 46" to 55" category that are more than £750 so that narrows it down a bunch. I sorted it by price ad found a total of 5 models that fit your requirements. Of them these 2 stood out for having a lot of reviews, largely good:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-...35507-pdt.html

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-...24057-pdt.html

    But that's not a recommendation, that's just what I stumbled on with some basic browsing. You'd want to look at various models and check reviews, look for deals and discounts and so on. And of course pick whatever model is best for you.
    Yeah I understand
    I just wanted recommendations....
    Thank you.
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    Has anybody got recommendations?

    I'm seeing this Panasonic 49' 4K TV but for £650 its pricy.
    Are LG good?
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    I don't own a 4K TV yet as my Sony Bravia KDL42W653A is still going strong. I have done a fair bit of research into TVs & in terms of picture quality you really do get what you pay for.

    Samsung & Sony are well renowned for very good picture quality but the Samsung TVs usually have better smart features.
    For £500 you probably won't be able to get a premium branded TV around 50 inches unless there's a sale on. For that much, the best you're going to get is something like this:
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/3908271.htm

    If you can save up somewhat further you could get this which will provide a better picture as it's HDR.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5396582.htm

    This site is good for finding TV reviews:
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs
    See this LG one 49' 4K is £549http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5328457.htmThis Panasonic 50 ' is £750http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5239539.htmIs it worth the jump in price?
 
 
 
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