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Topic # 242218 16-Oct-2018 17:31
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I am looking for a replacement TV for the in-laws. Cost is not a huge factor for them but they do have other special requirements. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a TV with all or most of the following specs.


65", probably not smaller


4k HDR


They would like to access all the UK TV Apps (BBC iPlayer, 4OD, ITV) as well as Netflix and Youtube. I have set them up with a DNS service and the UK apps on their old Samsung TV so they are used to that. They like the setup where they can use one remote and not have to cast to the TV.


The real tricky part to find is a TV with multiple audio output. My MIL finds it hard to hear a TV unless it super loud and zero bass. She would like to use wireless headphones while the rest of us can listen on the TV speakers or soundbar at a normal level. I know that usually plugging in headphones will disable all other sound but I have heard there are models that will over come this, buggered if I can find any though.


Any help would be appreciated.





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  Reply # 2109046 16-Oct-2018 18:13
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I would suggest that you get any 65" 4K HDR and use an Apple TV 4K for all smart TV functions. It can operate on/off of the TV, as well as the smart TV functions. You can use multiple iTunes accounts easily so you can download the UK apps and its easy to set up with DNS. By keeping the smarts out of the TV, you are future proofing it.


There has been a lot of apps that has been removed from older Samsung TVs for example.


And if you need a more powerful smart TV in the future, you just change the box.


Not sure what to do with the wireless headphones part, but if you are using a receiver for the sound, you might be able to find something that can do that part.

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  Reply # 2109066 16-Oct-2018 19:20
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Get a TV with a good picture (4K, HDR and 65"+ if that's what they want), with a decent number of inputs. Don't really focus on anything else.


As Jarledb says, ignore the smart functions, and get an Apple TV (or Nvidia Shield TV, or even a small windows PC). One of these will beat the features or a smart TV hands down any day, and offer far more flexibility and ongoing updates/support tan you can be confident of with any smart TV.


Ignore sound quality. It's pretty bad on new TVs, even at the high end. Even a cheap soundbar will be better. Get a good soundbar or, if they are into movies etc and have the budget, a 5.1 receiver and speakers (including a good sub).


Buy on picture quality, with 4 HDMI inputs. Period.


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  Reply # 2109070 16-Oct-2018 19:32
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If money is no object then grab the LG C8 OLED, if money is an object after seeing what a 65” OLED is worth then I’d suggest the Sony X900F.

+1 for Apple TV but the remote is a bit finicky.
+1 for a decent HT or a sound bar, although you mention all treble and no bass, not worth going HT just get a sound bar without the sub or turn down the sub down.

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