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  Reply # 1448324 10-Dec-2015 18:10
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My first Loewe was a Calida and the second was this beast!

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/loewe-articos-55-dlp-rear-projection#OZvmY3bfy7UB5lye.97

Took 2 people (and a half actually) to get it done!

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  Reply # 1453387 19-Dec-2015 09:40
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geekiegeek: The Sony TV's have excellent up-scaling of 1080p which is a must have with a 4K TV as most of your viewing will be 1080. I recently brought a X85C 65" and the picture is fantastic.


I'm looking around at TV's at the moment as my much beloved Pioneer Plasma is getting near the end of it's life and I was foolish enough not to grab a Panny VT last year before they were dumped.

To me there are two main requirements - picture quality and audio (I don't want to turn my amp on just to watch TV). Despite the fact every Sony TV I've ever looked at in the past has been absolute rubbish I've actually been impressed by the quality of the current Sony's instore. What's your opinion of the audio? It seems these TV's have reasonable speakers and don't seem to require the mandatory soundbar that many others do. Does it actually support Freeview Plus? It's something I hadn't noticed support for.

I'm also interested in Android TV. To me the smart capabilities aren't a big deal but having Android TV does offer some benefits.

Anybody else have any views on what I should be looking for? To me the picture quality on the LG's (excl OLED) and Samsung's I've seen is still pretty rubbish, but once again we all know how difficult it is to judge picture quality in a store.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1453389 19-Dec-2015 09:46
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geekiegeek: The Sony TV's have excellent up-scaling of 1080p which is a must have with a 4K TV as most of your viewing will be 1080. I recently brought a X85C 65" and the picture is fantastic.


I'm looking around at TV's at the moment as my much beloved Pioneer Plasma is getting near the end of it's life and I was foolish enough not to grab a Panny VT last year before they were dumped.

To me there are two main requirements - picture quality and audio (I don't want to turn my amp on just to watch TV). Despite the fact every Sony TV I've ever looked at in the past has been absolute rubbish I've actually been impressed by the quality of the current Sony's instore. What's your opinion of the audio? It seems these TV's have reasonable speakers and don't seem to require the mandatory soundbar that many others do. Does it actually support Freeview Plus? It's something I hadn't noticed support for.

I'm also interested in Android TV. To me the smart capabilities aren't a big deal but having Android TV does offer some benefits.

Anybody else have any views on what I should be looking for? To me the picture quality on the LG's (excl OLED) and Samsung's I've seen is still pretty rubbish, but once again we all know how difficult it is to judge picture quality in a store.



I have some feedback on audio, admittedly not from a Sony set, but the TV Plasma I own.  My previous set was a 55" Sony LCD, about 7 years ago, when sets where a lot thicker.  That set has good speakers, never had problems, however with the new Plasma which is a lot thinner and with its use of rear facing speakers, it is noticeably worse.  And this seems to be a trend with new sets that are thinner and thinner - there is no space for a decent set of speakers so sound bars (or amp+speakers) are becoming mandatory.

I think with any new set you need to accept we are at the stage where the set is basically a monitor and external speakers are needed.

And I still haven't seen anything except OLED that looks better than a Plasma.

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  Reply # 1453395 19-Dec-2015 09:59
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timbosan:

And I still haven't seen anything except OLED that looks better than a Plasma.


Yip that's still definitely the case IMHO.

I'm off to the US soon for a holiday and to attend CES so it'll be interesting to see all the new TV stuff there, particularly the OLED.


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  Reply # 1459299 30-Dec-2015 21:41
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Just bought a Samsung JS8000 around 6 weeks ago. Replaced a 6 year old topend Sony LCD - KDL55x4500 - loved that telly.  Pictures ( IMHO ) are exceptionally good, as is motion flow etc.  Sound is utter garbage. First night watching it -hansel and gretel the movie - sounded like a chainsaw behind the set...Turned out the back plastic panel was vibrating with the bass.  Did some googling and this has been happening on the ultra thin models for years by looks of things.   Only fixed it by turning off movie mode on the sound and keeping volume low. Not a big issue for me as I already had a speaker setup that was waiting to be re-instated post decorating. If I didn't have that I'd seriously be considering taking it back as not fit for purpose.  I now realise why they keep pushing the soundbar etc with this type of telly.

Flat screen as well. Smart app features are okay but not terribly great so I just use the htpc for that stuff on it.



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  Reply # 1459306 30-Dec-2015 22:03
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Ended up with a JS9000 - you'll be hard pressed to reject curved screens at the top end range. Majority of non curved models are mid range budget - but doesn't mean you won't get a good picture. All OLEDs in your budget are curved



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  Reply # 1459315 30-Dec-2015 22:14
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We bought the Sony 9000 Series. Got a good deal through Sony Store in SP. 

It arrived today gets installed tomorrow. Also bought a Sony AMP.

I also bought a 43" Sony Android TV which has a VERY nice picture. I need to fix the colour as skin looks orange. 


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