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Topic # 230593 3-Mar-2018 16:55
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After some advice here - the Samsung MU7000 or MU8000 (curved) seem to be the best I can find after a bit of research (55"), but am keen to see if there any other low input, good picture quality screens I should look at.

 

 

 

Pretty tough to find a dumb screen, but I don't need any apps due to console, and I have speakers, so sound isn't a major factor either 


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  Reply # 1967750 4-Mar-2018 09:14
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I have found this is a great site to research screens https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/mu8000 the also suggest screen calibration settings.and rate for gaming

Hope this is of use.

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  Reply # 1967756 4-Mar-2018 09:25
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This is what I think (probably wrong) I would do.

 

Buy the cheapest 4K HDR TV (usually a Samsung 6xxx) or go OLED. 

 

But I think for gaming you want something with the fastest response rate so perhaps if there's one then that's the number you want to look out for.




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  Reply # 1967799 4-Mar-2018 10:27
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DeepBlueSky: I have found this is a great site to research screens https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/mu8000 the also suggest screen calibration settings.and rate for gaming

Hope this is of use.


That site is really good - just tough to sometimes find the equivalent NZ model (if we even do have one!)

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  Reply # 1967829 4-Mar-2018 11:33
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There is still some concern about OLED for gaming due to burn in. The current crop are out of your price range at the moment but I would avoid where there is a persistent image on parts of the screen anyway.




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  Reply # 1967875 4-Mar-2018 13:16
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I have a 43" 4K HDR LG in the bedroom, and the same model but 65" in the lounge.  Both very good.  The 43" was around $900 when I got it 18 months ago, the 65" I got for about $2000 with an LG SJ5 sound bar.  




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  Reply # 1967883 4-Mar-2018 13:58
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gehenna:

I have a 43" 4K HDR LG in the bedroom, and the same model but 65" in the lounge.  Both very good.  The 43" was around $900 when I got it 18 months ago, the 65" I got for about $2000 with an LG SJ5 sound bar.  



Could you let me know which models they are please?

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  Reply # 1967912 4-Mar-2018 14:53
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gehenna:

 

I have a 43" 4K HDR LG in the bedroom, and the same model but 65" in the lounge.  Both very good.  The 43" was around $900 when I got it 18 months ago, the 65" I got for about $2000 with an LG SJ5 sound bar.  

 

 

Could I ask - with the LG operating software, could you play say an MKV file from a windows computer in your home network? These things are not normally in reviews and can't really test in the shop.


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  Reply # 1968018 4-Mar-2018 21:17
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@Batman I'm not sure, I haven't bothered trying the native media player or DLNA file sharing.  I just use the Plex app to view content on my Plex Server.  I did buy the LG because I prefer WebOS though.  The little app tray that shows all the smart apps is so quick to access and get rid of, and changing between apps is super quick.  I've always found smart TV interfaces to be clunky/bloated and slow, so that's why I prefer the WebOS interface.  All the apps I use are there: Plex, Netflix, Lightbox, Amazon Prime, etc.  It does have native media playback if you plug in with USB or access via DLNA, but again I haven't had a need to test this.

 

@NZBuc the 65" is 65UJ634V-TD 


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  Reply # 1968507 5-Mar-2018 21:16
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What about this?

 

 

 

Or this?




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  Reply # 1971030 8-Mar-2018 09:05
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I’ll see what I can find out about both of those

The mu7000 is now $1600 which may be the cheapest it’s been too



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  Reply # 1972536 10-Mar-2018 21:47
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Update - got the 55uamu7000 (Samsung) for $1499, with a $328 soundbar (because it has $288 cashback).

Now I just need a really good Xbox one x deal!

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