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#261860 18-Dec-2019 16:26
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Hi all, we are restricted to 50” for our next TV due to the existence of a fixed alcove unit in the family room wall. Can anyone recommend a good OLED of that size? Keen on HDR, Atmos, etc. so that we can take maximum advantage of our Apple TV 4K. I’d like as many HDMI and USB ports as possible. Thanks in advance!

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  #2377867 18-Dec-2019 16:42
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As far as I am aware there isn't a 50" OLED.  I thought the smallest was 55". 

 

 

 

You may want to have a look at the Sony A9G Master series.  More up to date for Dolby Atmos pass through with HDMI 2.1 and eARC.

 

 

 

 





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  #2377870 18-Dec-2019 16:53
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Yeah there aren’t any OLED TVs at 50 inches. HDR is pretty much standard on every name brand TV, Atmos will be a bit of a gimmick, or at least not fully realised, if you don’t have a proper setup for it. Most TVs also have four HDMI ports, 2-3 USB ports, all that stuff is pretty much standard.

 

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  #2377872 18-Dec-2019 16:57
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kharris:

 

As far as I am aware there isn't a 50" OLED.  I thought the smallest was 55". 

 

 

This is the correct answer. Maybe next year? CES 2020 is only about a month away.

 

In the meantime, you could always buy kharris's 50" Panasonic as a temporary solution if you are close


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  #2377910 18-Dec-2019 18:50
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You might want to actually measure the WxH rather than rely on 50". Most TVs have no bezel so you may find a 55" fits in an older 50" with large bezel.




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  #2377914 18-Dec-2019 18:57
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Yup, been measuring sizes of some sets with almost no bezel in both width, height and total diagonal and a 50 is as big so far as will go in the available space. As was mentioned above CES is imminent so we shall see what pops up. 


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  #2377915 18-Dec-2019 18:57
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sqishy:

You might want to actually measure the WxH rather than rely on 50". Most TVs have no bezel so you may find a 55" fits in an older 50" with large bezel.



There isn’t a big physical bezel but you’ll find the viewable panel on OLEDs doesn’t even go to the edge. Not sure how they measure (viewable panel or to the edge).

I had a 50” LCD 4k and I just got a Sony A8G. Would have got the A9G except for price and I didn’t really care about atmos. The A8G was on sale for $2750. An amazing price for an awesome OLED panel.




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  #2377916 18-Dec-2019 18:59
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corksta:

 

Yeah there aren’t any OLED TVs at 50 inches. HDR is pretty much standard on every name brand TV, Atmos will be a bit of a gimmick, or at least not fully realised, if you don’t have a proper setup for it. Most TVs also have four HDMI ports, 2-3 USB ports, all that stuff is pretty much standard.

 

What’s your budget?

 



 

No real budget limit. I want the best I can get at 50”, or 55 if by some miracle one is available that fits the alcove. The existing Bravia is a 42 and 7+ years old, so whatever comes next should be a dramatic improvement. The backlight is starting to fail. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2377917 18-Dec-2019 19:01
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ShinyChrome:

kharris:


As far as I am aware there isn't a 50" OLED.  I thought the smallest was 55". 



This is the correct answer. Maybe next year? CES 2020 is only about a month away.


In the meantime, you could always buy kharris's 50" Panasonic as a temporary solution if you are close


Yeah. That’s a great 50 inch LCD panel. Only got the OLED because of the amazing deal. Didn’t really need it.




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  #2377922 18-Dec-2019 19:09
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TheMungus:

corksta:


Yeah there aren’t any OLED TVs at 50 inches. HDR is pretty much standard on every name brand TV, Atmos will be a bit of a gimmick, or at least not fully realised, if you don’t have a proper setup for it. Most TVs also have four HDMI ports, 2-3 USB ports, all that stuff is pretty much standard.


What’s your budget?





No real budget limit. I want the best I can get at 50”, or 55 if by some miracle one is available that fits the alcove. The existing Bravia is a 42 and 7+ years old, so whatever comes next should be a dramatic improvement. The backlight is starting to fail. 



I got the Sony OLED because the upscale is really good. It would be nice If all content was 4k but it’s not.




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  #2377949 18-Dec-2019 19:23
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Some interesting speculation here regarding a 48" OLED panel from LGD as well as other desktop monitor sized panels.

 

I don't know enough to say if it is informed or not, but seems to fit. Guess we will see in just over a couple of weeks


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  #2378344 19-Dec-2019 11:14
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Not that this helps the OP, but it's raised one my pet peeves: I shudder when I see built-in 'alcoves' for TVs. How those installing these somehow think they know the size (or ratio) of TVs that will be available in the future, or the preferences of future owners so as to make a decision on a particular sized cavity is beyond me. Put in recessed power and conduit for cabling, sure, but stop there...

 

It's up there for me with placing a TV directly above a fireplace or heater; to put a TV above a heat source isn't particularly smart to begin with, but to make it worse they're often mounted so high up the wall watching them would give viewers a damn sore neck.


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  #2378348 19-Dec-2019 11:18
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OP - what about the option of installing a deep bracket within the alcove, so the TV sits flush with the main wall (ie, covers the alcove completely)? Or is there not enough wall space around the alcove to provide for this? If there is the space this may allow you to choose the TV size of your preference, whether that be 55" or larger..


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  #2378352 19-Dec-2019 11:22
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Wallpaper TV that sits over the alcove? Although the smallest “W” series LG is 65 :-)

 

But seriously, if you are after the best that will fit at the moment you may have to forgo OLED and look at a quantum dot display such as a Samsung QLED or tri luminous from LG (Both available in 49” I think).





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  #2378393 19-Dec-2019 11:23
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The boss has already given me a hard “no” on that option. She’s a “we don’t need a massive TV” type. It’s a problem.

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  #2378398 19-Dec-2019 11:33
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I feel for you... I thought it was frustrating that my wife won't let me look at anything larger than 65", including projectors being off the table (I'd thought about a ultra short-throw projector), so those limits would be painful!

 

What about taking her to a store where they have one of the massive screens (say 75" or more) next to a 55"? She'd get a good sense of the relative size and what a truly 'massive' TV looks like.

 

 


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