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Topic # 189072 16-Dec-2015 09:57
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I'm sure this has been covered before, but since prices are always changing and new models are coming out, I wanted to start a new thread.

Friend is in the market to replace his dead 40" TV, and wants to go a bit bigger - but also doesn't really want to spend more than $1500. Wants to stick with known good brands.

So, like the title says, what is currently the best in that price range?




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  Reply # 1451424 16-Dec-2015 11:23
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I don't mean to sound rude to so please don't take this the wrong way but "What is the best" doesn't mean anything.

Is he after the best picture, energy efficiency or amount of ports on the back? Does he want a cheap TV or is willing to spend all of the $1500


You have asked on behalf of a friend who we know nothing about, to be honest you are best to go with your friend to a store and have a look, that is going to be more beneficial to both of you.


Once again this isn't meant to sound rude I am just trying to help by providing an answer that will help you and your friend.

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  Reply # 1451490 16-Dec-2015 12:11
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Agree with BTR, but this one and this one are worth considering. I like Samsung LCD TVs.




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  Reply # 1451517 16-Dec-2015 12:26
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BTR: I don't mean to sound rude to so please don't take this the wrong way but "What is the best" doesn't mean anything.

Is he after the best picture, energy efficiency or amount of ports on the back? Does he want a cheap TV or is willing to spend all of the $1500


You have asked on behalf of a friend who we know nothing about, to be honest you are best to go with your friend to a store and have a look, that is going to be more beneficial to both of you.


Once again this isn't meant to sound rude I am just trying to help by providing an answer that will help you and your friend.


Fair enough.

He's just after a decent all round TV. Wants to stick with major brands. Only requirement is for it to have the likes of Netflix builtin, which I guess means needs to be a smart TV. Good picture is important.

Can possibly push him a little over the $1500 if it is a good deal. Looking at Panasonics at the moment (mainly because they have smaller stands than many other brands and he would like to to fit on his existing cabinet).

These two have stood out:

Panasonic TH-50CX610Z for $1499 - This is the cheaper of the two but only 50", it is 4K (but is there much point in 4K on a 50" TV?).

Panasonic TH-55CS650Z for $1699 - Not 4K, but 55".

Does anyone have any thoughts on these two?


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  Reply # 1451531 16-Dec-2015 12:49
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4K TVs apparently don't look much better than 1080p at standard viewing distances. Have a look at the LG option I suggested, 49" for $998. They may have a 55" version. No need for a smart TV, just attach an R.Pi or something.




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  Reply # 1451569 16-Dec-2015 13:43
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Sony do the best pictures in LED right now, then Samsung. LG have OLED but it's outside your budget. 

I'd say get a better picture and a smaller tv.


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  Reply # 1451598 16-Dec-2015 14:13
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Just as a side comment - It may be best to pick two or 3 models that you like and keep an eye on all the stores for the best sale price between here and New years day? :)

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