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Topic # 198628 17-Jul-2016 00:09
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I'm in the market for a new TV, screen size no bigger than 49-50". Upper price limit is $2k.

The TV will mainly be used for watching Sky sports (and general free-to-air channels), so needs to be able to handle fast moving images well. I'm also quite keen to future proof as much as possible, so have been looking at 4k UHD.

In the past I've gone for Panasonic TVs (I currently have an old Panasomic plasma). However, I like the look of the LG 49UH770T... JB Hi-fi seems to have it for a pretty good price at all the moment too.

I've struggled to find any reviews for the 49UH770T online, so am interested to hear any thoughts on this TV.

Also keen to hear any other recommenations in the 49-50 inch size range.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts/recommendations!

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  Reply # 1593817 17-Jul-2016 11:07
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The Sony Android TV 48" is awesome.


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  Reply # 1593895 17-Jul-2016 13:22
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We've just been through a similar exercise. Unfortunately like you I was stuck with a 50 inch max size (to fit an existing built in cabinet); most of the cool new stuff (HDR, OLED) only starts at 55 inches. I really wanted an OLED but none I could find fit the space available.

 

I ended up with a Panasonic Firefox OS TV. I got a reasonable deal I think for last years CX model. Seems fine. But while I can certainly tell the difference between pictures in store when they're right next to each other, I'm not enough of an aficionado to really notice/care once it got home.

 

For me, it was the OS that decided it. Firefox OS is pretty basic, but the fact it offers a fully featured web browser essentially makes it compatible with any "app" (website) I care to throw at it. Also very high WAF (she can use a browser). The various exclusives/availability on differing devices left me a bit frustrated.

 

Personally, I didn't like the LG webOS interface and "magic" remote, but that's probably a personal call. I quite liked the potential for an Android TV OS (particularly sideloading Kodi), but it's not there in terms of "just working" yet. From what I gather (someone else may care to correct me on this) Android (phone) apps don't necessarily also run on Android TV.


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  Reply # 1593897 17-Jul-2016 13:25
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In my opinion 4K at that size has limited benefits.


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  Reply # 1593898 17-Jul-2016 13:28
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networkn:

 

In my opinion 4K at that size has limited benefits.

 

 

Agreed. But a bit like megapixels with cameras, the newer TVs (with higher specs) basically come with 4K/UHD by default. If you want something that has a reasonable processor (and who thought we'd be saying that about TVs 10 years ago!?), app support etc., you don't have a great deal of choice. If you insisted on 1080 only, you're probably getting your smarts from a separate box - not that that's necessarily a bad thing, just a different proposition.


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