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TheBlueCat

What Telly To Buy

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3 minutes ago, Dave Beans said:

How much you wanna spend?

No limit, I'm feeling lucky!

8 minutes ago, Hopeful said:

Pull down screen and a projector

or a nice painting,

or failing that, some walking boots, backpack and a tent.

I did think about a projector and stuff but the way my man cave is constructed would make that difficult. I have all that other stuff already - and a load of bikes too. :)

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3 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

No limit, I'm feeling lucky!

50 or 55?

They'd be two choices...either Samsung's QLED or LGs (and a couple of others) OLED...Me personally, I'd go OLED..

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/lg/oled55e6v/lg-oled55e6v

2017 TVs are coming out, so you should get a good deal on a 2016 model...

Edited by Dave Beans

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Was going to mention Richer sounds - can't really go wrong with well rated brand name from them with 6 year guarantee. Best to go and view them really and see the picture quality of each one. 

Edited by onlyme

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OLED is self emitting, but produces a more natural picture, QLED uses a backlight, which produces a brighter, or more "vivid" picture...OLEDs AFAIK, only come in 55 and above...

QLED starts at 49 inch...

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/140566-samsung-4k-hdr-tv-choices-for-2017-qled-q9f-q8c-q7c-and-q7f-compared

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/search-keywords/xx_xx_xx_xx_xx/qled/xx-criteria.html

Edited by Dave Beans

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15 minutes ago, onlyme said:

Was going to mention Richer sounds - can't really go wrong with well rated brand name from them with 6 year guarantee. Best to go and view them really and see the picture quality of each one. 

Sadly they don't have a branch in Toronto that I'm aware of. 

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6 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

Sadly they don't have a branch in Toronto that I'm aware of. 

Oops, Sorry!

Maybe  steer towards panasonic if cannot get long warranty.

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4 minutes ago, onlyme said:

Oops, Sorry!

Maybe  steer towards panasonic if cannot get long warranty.

Actually, my old (broken) TV was a panasonic and that lasted 10 years so it's a possibility. In the end, I'll likely go to Costco as they have fairly decent customer service and do a five year warranty for TVs for a small amount extra (like 30 CAD on a 2K telly).

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If you want to future proof - consider a 4K with HDR model (although arguably at 50inch you won't notice the difference).  Not bothered? You'll likely pick up some nice bargains for standard HD.  Avoid anything "HD ready".  

Consider saving some money for separate sound as the sound out of most TV speakers is terrible nowadays. 

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34 minutes ago, SCC said:

If you want to future proof - consider a 4K with HDR model (although arguably at 50inch you won't notice the difference).  Not bothered? You'll likely pick up some nice bargains for standard HD.  Avoid anything "HD ready".  

Consider saving some money for separate sound as the sound out of most TV speakers is terrible nowadays. 

It depends what content you want to play, as there's different types of HDR. Cheaper 4k TVs will be 8bit, but the mid-range TVs will be 10/12bit, meaning more colours, better depth of colours, and so on.  HDR is almost like 3D without the glasses.  You typically don't find new HD ready TVs over 32".  http://www.techradar.com/news/hdr10-vs-dolby-vision-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-hdr-format-war

For me, these two TVs are pretty good 49s

Samsung KS7000

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue49ks7000/sams-ue49ks7000

LG UH850V

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/lg-49uh850v-smart-3d-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-49-led-tv-10144245-pdt.html

There may be equivalents in Canada...Some in the UK, at least will be specific to the retailer...

Edited by Dave Beans

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1 hour ago, MrPin said:

I expect Canadian TVs are made of logs, like something from the Flintstones!

Yes, and the TV service people wear lumberjack shirts at all times!

1 hour ago, Dave Beans said:

It depends what content you want to play, as there's different types of HDR. Cheaper 4k TVs will be 8bit, but the mid-range TVs will be 10/12bit, meaning more colours, better depth of colours, and so on.  HDR is almost like 3D without the glasses.  You typically don't find new HD ready TVs over 32".  http://www.techradar.com/news/hdr10-vs-dolby-vision-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-hdr-format-war

For me, these two TVs are pretty good 49s

Samsung KS7000

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue49ks7000/sams-ue49ks7000

LG UH850V

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/lg-49uh850v-smart-3d-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-49-led-tv-10144245-pdt.html

There may be equivalents in Canada...Some in the UK, at least will be specific to the retailer...

Thanks for that - I didn't know the 8bit vs 12bit thing was an issue.

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1 minute ago, TheBlueCat said:

Yes, and the TV service people wear lumberjack shirts at all times!

This is the correct PPE for wrestling bears! I've never been to Canadia, but I expect it is cold!

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