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Topic # 147129 10-Jun-2014 07:47
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Hi There,

I'm looking to buy a new 50" TV. I was thinking either Sony or Samsung but if anyone can recommend something else feel free (I'm not a fan of LG). I'm really not interested in 3-D.

To me it seems like the Samsungs have more apps etc but I'm just not sure how much I'll use them on a TV to be honest. Sony TVs has been around for years and I trust them. What does everyone else think.

Although 3-D does interest me sound does so I was looking at getting a sound bar - any recommendations?

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  Reply # 1062847 10-Jun-2014 20:23
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LG? I don't like the idea of a TV that spys on you but who knows how much better the other brands are.

The KDL50W800B is the highest model out of 50" Sonys. Noels was selling it for $1600 so you should be able to get it for that.
http://www.sony.co.nz/product/kdl-50w800b


Samsung has lots of 48" televisions this year. They do have a 50" 4k. I don't know how good it is but it should be better than LG's.
https://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UA50HU7000WXRD

Panasonic has some IPS panel models for wide viewing angles.

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  Reply # 1062876 10-Jun-2014 21:18
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Soundbars are pretty simple, figure out what ones won't obscure the TV's infrared sensor (some need an IR blaster to work) and then listen.
Take a demo USB stick with music / movies on it and listen to them, then make your decision.
I'm yet to hear a soundbar made by a TV company that sounds even remotely good... good luck.

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  Reply # 1063092 11-Jun-2014 00:03
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Just saw this - how about one of them?:

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/10/titan-zeus-370-inch-4k-tv/



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  Reply # 1063165 11-Jun-2014 09:09
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Thanks guys. Think i'll go for eracodes's suggestion.

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  Reply # 1063229 11-Jun-2014 10:31
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some of the newer samsungs come with a free soundbar as a promo at present. The samsung website has a list of mmodels it applies to.

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  Reply # 1063303 11-Jun-2014 12:20
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I just got Sony KDL48W600B recently which is 48" non 3D 2014 model. I can highly recommend it. The picture looks great, I watch 1080p content, freeview and HD sports and all looks good. It does have Netflix app if this is of any interest for you. It cost us $1188 which was a fair price..



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  Reply # 1063356 11-Jun-2014 13:47
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lomenak: I just got Sony KDL48W600B recently which is 48" non 3D 2014 model. I can highly recommend it. The picture looks great, I watch 1080p content, freeview and HD sports and all looks good. It does have Netflix app if this is of any interest for you. It cost us $1188 which was a fair price..


Ha! that's what I've decided to go for.

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  Reply # 1064745 13-Jun-2014 10:49
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I listened to a Sonos sound bar recently.  Impressed with the sound quality when playing music (didn't try any movies).  Nice and clear, tight base and lots of 'warmth'.  As my description will reveal I am not an audiophile, but I do know good sound when I hear it.  Price was $1,300 from memory.




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  Reply # 1064749 13-Jun-2014 10:51
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i have a Samsung 55" 3d tv. Love it cause i use plex ALOT! got it on sale form 3000-2000. Very happy with it!, looking for a sound bar.




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