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# 250913 31-May-2019 11:03
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Hi all,

 

Looking for suggestions on what I should look for in a tv for an office envrinonement

 

We are an architectural office so we will view a lot of drawings, pdfs, 3d models etc.

 

Budget is around 2k approx for a 65 inch (thinking this would be the perfect size for the room)

 

 

 

I looked at a few 4k tvs online, plan is to take a laptop to Noel Leeming next week and plug in to read these documents.

 

If I could get any pointers before hand on what I should keep an eye out for that would be helpful! 

 

Any help would be appreciated! 

 

Thanks :)

 

 


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  # 2249050 31-May-2019 11:56
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Given the budget and location (offices being typically bright and high glare), OLED is out, and I assume you'd want 4K at that size; so, as a starter and assuming a budget of no more than $2,200, an indicative search on PriceSpy shows 10 65" sets and 2 70" sets: https://classic.pricespy.co.nz/category.php?b=s329224560

 

LCDs will provide a really bright image, which will be useful in an office space, but the viewing angles on them can be poor - depending on where the TV is situated and the shape of the room, this could be an issue to be aware of (or could influence the location of the TV).

 

 

 

 


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  # 2249067 31-May-2019 12:36
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any old 4k tv will do! 

 

I suppose a backlit TV could be better for viewing angles (compared to edge lit) but it really depends on the actual TV, my cheap TCL has better viewing angles than my cheap Samsung. I don't know how the TCL is lit (?back lit) but the cheap Samsung is indeed edge lit.





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  # 2249796 2-Jun-2019 08:37
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Ok so in summary I should go for a standard 4k backlit tv. No oled or qled due to glare etc.

Q: are most standard 4k tvs backlit or is this a specfic feature.

Thanks :D

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  # 2249824 2-Jun-2019 09:53
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As well as being unsuitable due to a less bright image, all OLEDs are out of your budget; QLEDs TVs (which are simply a specific type of LCD - not related to OLEDs at all) are bright but out of your budget.

 

Given your budget, similarlly I wouldn't think you've got much of a chance of getting any 65" backlit LCD. Cheaper LCDs are sidelit, which is probably going to be the case with any TV in your budget. It's a big issue (IMO) if you're using the TV for entertainment, or if lighting fidelity is important - but then again many people don't care about this issue!   

 

I've been somewhat freaked out by how bright the image on our new (cheapish) LCD is - even with the backlighting turned down a decent amount an all-white image is retina-burning - so brightness won't be an issue. 

 

What you may want to also think about is interface - are any of the models you look at particularly easy to operate? Do you want the added features of Android TV? Do you need specific or a great number of inputs (eg, I'm not sure if VGA is common anymore)? Do any of them take a long time to turn on, which could be annoying in an office setting? 

 

Best thing to do is go and trial some, noting it won't be until you get it in the actual room that you'll really know how it'll perform (noting room location point earlier). 

 

 




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  # 2249846 2-Jun-2019 10:29
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Awesome. Thanks so much for the info.

I could probably convince the boss to budge a little bit.
The andriod feature will be good. Easy of use for staff is a bonus. Vga not required as most are air play and hdmi.

I found this qled on sale 450 off.


Samsung Q6 65" Series 6 4K UHD QLED TV
$2345



https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/features/current-catalogues/?utm_campaign=20190530-long-weekend-edm%20%28PPT8aF%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter%20Active%20Last%20120%20Days&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJzaGFua21hbjIwMTBAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS0dLQnN5In0%3D#view=catalogue&saleId=10556&page=1


I might have a look at this tomorrow. Thanks again for the info!

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  # 2250916 4-Jun-2019 10:21
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Forget about OLED for a work TV as it'll burn in while showing static images.

 

 

For what you want you may benefit from an IPS panel TV as it'll give you wider viewing angles and poor IPS black levels shouldn't matter too much in a bright environment.

 

 


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  # 2250931 4-Jun-2019 10:44
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If you're in Dunedin I can sell you mine 65" for $1000 lol





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  # 2250939 4-Jun-2019 10:49
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In Auckland unfortunately  

 

We have windows on one side, the room is fairly linear (tv on end of rectangular meeting table size) 

 

also during meetings we will have curtains down (meeting room lights on) 

 

in terms of screen burn, we won't be having a static image on for more than 3-5 mins at a time as we are always zooming in and out into plans etc, not sure if screen burn is a huge concern? 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2251129 4-Jun-2019 14:11
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Given you'll be looking solely at LCD TVs then screen burn-in is unlikely to be an issue for you; Samsung's own advice is here - https://www.samsung.com/za/support/tv-audio-video/are-lcd-tvs-subject-to-screen-burn-in/

 

 


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