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#299360 1-Sep-2022 21:43
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This question is prompted by the dreaded child induced crack in an LCD.. but what do people recommend for a quality mid-range TV (i.e. not Veon)? I'm not sure what people consider the mid-range price point but I was thinking $1000-$1800?

I would prefer something that is not smart or comes with Android/Google TV.

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  #2973577 27-Sep-2022 15:31
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TCL and Hisense (formerly Toshiba & Sharp) both have a few options in that price range and look to provide serious bang for your buck! I'd recommend going into a shop to see for yourself as watching reviews etc online are limited by the device you're watching them on, and you can never tell if they are unbiased.


If I did a blind test from normal viewing distance you'd be hard pressed to tell their TVs apart from the more common name brands (unless you're comparing mini/nano LED to OLED)




I realise your question is a bit old now, so what did you end up going for?  








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  #2973591 27-Sep-2022 15:36
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My Samsung TVs are something like 8 and 12 years old and still working fine. I'd probably buy another when one fails, but I can't recommend models or say if they're midrange. I buy the simplest panel as I add external boxes like Mi Box S to add smarts.

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  #2973618 27-Sep-2022 16:50
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I've been pretty happy with my Sony TV, with the exception of the smarts dying a few years into it's life. 


Effectively the wifi connectivity gave out. Not a major loss as I have Apple TV to cover that anyway. 


Wasn't expensive at the time and the 50" version of what I have sits in OP's price bracket. 


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