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Topic # 189079 16-Dec-2015 12:00
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These are the things that are important to me:

- being able to view US Netflix through Unblock-US. At the moment I do this on my Samsung 48" set through Apple TV (3)  but I would like to eliminate this process. I like being able to change the DNS on the     Apple TV without doing it at the modem, and I would hope to do the same directly on a new TV.

- picture quality up to 4K

- The Samsung Series 5 I currently own has a really crappy remote, in that you have to point it almost directly at the tv sensor or it won't read, annoying... So a decent remote would be good

- Freeview Plus

- I have always liked the image quality of Panasonic TVs in the past (about 5 years ago), but have seen some flash looking LG sets recently.

- If OLED was more available (cheaper) I could be seriously interested. Are there drawbacks to OLED over LCD - I have heard that unless you are sitting directly in front of the TV you can experience colour shifts   with OLED.

- I dunno about curved screens, is the jury still out?

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 1451478 16-Dec-2015 12:03
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None of the smart tvs seem to allow multiple region of apps on them now, the samsung work arounds are gone. Netflix is ok now that its in NZ you can add the app from the NZ store. Or do what I do and set the TV to UK so that the BBC and 4OD apps are available too.

My samsung remotes are fine, its only the warehouse TV's that have the useless have to be a sniper remote - not running rechargables or non alkaline cells in the remote are you? Or they arent just flat?


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  Reply # 1451486 16-Dec-2015 12:07
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not running rechargables or non alkaline cells in the remote are you? Or they arent just flat?

No not flat, nor rechargable batteries, its always been a trashy remote. When you set the TV to UK settings will it give you the Netflix UK App then?


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  Reply # 1451489 16-Dec-2015 12:10
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Yeah. Its the same app, just limited to stores where netflix operate.

But samsung stuff is silly, my old smart one was pre-NZ netflix, so I had it on UK and used that one. But after setting the TV to NZ to get the TVNZ app it removed it. Set it back to UK and its gone from the store list. Apparantly never supported on that model and would never have been there according to samsung.


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  Reply # 1451556 16-Dec-2015 13:31
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There was a TV thread back which touches on your query - in summary

- Perhaps Series 7 might fit your bill at the size. Go check it out as they have the best picture for the price spent compared to other panels. JU7xxxx

- Forget OLED. Your budget will not fit the bill and LCD blacks are "good" enough today until OLED becomes mainstream. OLED technology is also quite new and quoting a source from local yellow branded retailer the LG panels have horrible return rates for failure

- Most if not all OLEDs are curved these days. Nothing wrong with them unless you plan to wall mount. Also looks great when it is turned off

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