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# 165864 23-Feb-2015 11:18
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Looking at buying this TV.

It'll be the first TV I've purchased in about 4 years, and my first smart TV. 

I have an LG Tablet and Home Theatre Systems, and both are brilliant. Anyone heard anything that would make them hesitate in buying an LG TV?

Also is 42 inches too small to take advantage of the 4K resolution?

$999 for a 4K TV is just too good to pass up IMO. Let me know if you think differently.

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  # 1244680 23-Feb-2015 11:40
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42" is not too small for 4k, dependent on viewing distance etc. I have both a 27" 1440p and a 28" UHD display and they're both great. I'm generally no more than 1 - 1.5m back from them, though. 42" if you're sitting more than about 3m back might not be worth the benefit. Depends how picky you are, I guess.

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  # 1244683 23-Feb-2015 11:43
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Read reviews to make sure it doesn't suffer from the common LG back-light leakage. Wouldn't want to only be able to view it during the day.


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  # 1244685 23-Feb-2015 11:45
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insane: Read reviews to make sure it doesn't suffer from the common LG back-light leakage. Wouldn't want to only be able to view it during the day.

Cheers for the heads-up. Didn't know this was a thing! Reviews all look good, no mention of anything like this.

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  # 1245115 23-Feb-2015 20:12
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Yup - 42" for a UHD panel is on the small side all right.
Go bigger.

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  # 1245212 23-Feb-2015 21:38
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42" is small for a screen regardless. Unless you are constrained by the space it will go in, I would look at getting something larger.

Unless you live in a house the size of those tiny ones on the english house fixing up shows. Then a 42 might make sense.

You will get a small tv home, see all the gap around it where you are just looking at wall and kick yourself for not getting the 55 or 60.


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