The Eurogamer HDTV Guide Page 251

  • hedben2013 11 Oct 2020 11:19:06 1,730 posts
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    Some decent deals on at Very... anyone have an opinion on which of these is better? The Samsung one has a gaming mode but not sure how much of it is marketing fluffy talk (and it won't be my main TV for gaming anyway if the Mrs gets her way and banishes the Xbox upstairs)

    LG
    https://www.very.co.uk/lg-43un7100-43-inch-ultra-hd-4k-hdr-smart-tv/1600469937.prd

    Samsung
    https://www.very.co.uk/samsung-ue43tu7100-43-inch-crystal-view-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-smart-tv/1600463101.prd
  • Worlds 11 Oct 2020 23:01:19 37 posts
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    Ordered a 55CX.

    For weeks and weeks I was set on the 48CX but the recent price drop with 55 tipped me over the edge.

    Now, the size of it. I have one of those ‘cool’ apartments with scandi furniture, lol. It will overhand on my TV stand by a couple of inches. That’s why I was going to get the 48”.

    Tell me I’ve made the right decision getting the bigger one and that it’s worth just buying a bigger bloody TV stand 😂

    This and the PS5 are literally all for Cyberpunk. Let’s hope it looks better on PS5! 😉
  • ozthegweat 12 Oct 2020 07:13:01 2,677 posts
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    @Worlds Yes, you did good. Feeling better? :)
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Oct 2020 16:26:11 29,126 posts
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    Looking to upgrade my dad's TV, he's on an old 42" Panasonic Plasma and watches almost tons and tons of football.

    Anything worth looking at beyond a 55CX????
  • Derblington 12 Oct 2020 16:29:28 34,075 posts
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    If you're spending that kind of money then it's only really LG/Sony OLEDs and Samsung QLEDs at the top of the pile.
    If he doesn't need all the new tech and is just looking for a decent picture and motion handling for sports then you likely won't need to spend quite that much.

    ed: I'd add that sports broadcasting, along with news, is going to be the thing that causes burn-in if he's watching a lot of it.

    Edited by Derblington at 16:31:07 12-10-2020
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Oct 2020 16:52:56 29,126 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    If you're spending that kind of money then it's only really LG/Sony OLEDs and Samsung QLEDs at the top of the pile.
    If he doesn't need all the new tech and is just looking for a decent picture and motion handling for sports then you likely won't need to spend quite that much.

    ed: I'd add that sports broadcasting, along with news, is going to be the thing that causes burn-in if he's watching a lot of it.
    Cheers, I did think about that although he never had any plasma burn-in issues, any other non OLED suggestions?
  • monkman76 12 Oct 2020 16:56:29 16,816 posts
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    Sonys are supposed to be good for sports. XH95 looks good (that's an LED/LCD).

    Edited by monkman76 at 16:56:51 12-10-2020
  • hedben2013 13 Oct 2020 11:39:08 1,730 posts
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    Wow- this morning I saw a deal marked as Amazon Prime Day, not even a lightning deal, and snapped up the LG 43" 4K TV I'd been looking at for £268. Within an hour, the same TV was listed at £379.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-43UN71006LB-Freeview-Freesat-built/dp/B0853M2SXL

    I know it's a properly budget 4K TV by the standards of most people here but I'm still feeling pretty smug about it. Hope it turns up!
  • gamecat 15 Oct 2020 18:16:54 1,009 posts
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    Made a big post about deciding between the Samsung Q80/90T and the LG CX, deleted it and just got the LG, I think I would always be thinking it's the 2nd best TV I could afford. Got through John Lewis with the £100 gift card and headphones I don't really need thrown in, arrives Saturday!
  • Derblington 15 Oct 2020 19:33:58 34,075 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear
    I wouldn’t be overly concerned about burn-in, especially coming from a plasma. Just thought it worth calling out.

    I don’t have any other recommendations to be honest. I was looking at the LG OLEDs, the Samsung Q90T or the LG Nano90 for my needs. I would assume your dad doesn’t need HDMI 2.1/gaming tech so you may be able to go a lot cheaper.
  • Technoishmatt 15 Oct 2020 20:25:04 4,624 posts
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    I do what this guy says.

    https://youtu.be/byGAagPC0Jg
  • MrWonderstuff 17 Oct 2020 22:24:26 3,369 posts
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    Just joined the CX club. PS4 and PC hooked up - now to get my head round all rhe options. The black levels and clarity is very nice. My Panny plasma was good but this is so much better.
  • Dougs 18 Oct 2020 06:28:45 95,995 posts
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    iPlayer for Attenborough's Seven World's in 4K HDR now!
  • MrWonderstuff 18 Oct 2020 11:06:05 3,369 posts
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    @Dougs Yea? OK think I will give it a shot.
  • Armoured_Bear 18 Oct 2020 11:13:46 29,126 posts
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    Looking at probably getting a CX for my dad, anyone know how much better reasonably priced sound bars are compared to the built-on speakers on a tv like that?
  • Technoishmatt 18 Oct 2020 11:20:13 4,624 posts
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    One million times.
  • ozthegweat 18 Oct 2020 11:41:49 2,677 posts
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    The only OLEDs with acceptable sound quality are the LGs with a soundbar (E6–E9) and the Sonys.
  • Dougs 18 Oct 2020 15:22:53 95,995 posts
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    MrWonderstuff wrote:
    @Dougs Yea? OK think I will give it a shot.
    It's jaw-dropping stuff. Not got a UHD disk to compare but it's easily the best of any online 4k content. Some decent YouTube nature stuff too though.

    Edited by Dougs at 15:23:15 18-10-2020

    Edited by Dougs at 16:24:32 18-10-2020
  • MrWonderstuff 18 Oct 2020 16:23:53 3,369 posts
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    @Dougs wow great stuff. Gives you an even more connection with thw wildlife seeing alll the detail. Only done ep1 but wilk check out the rest.

    Edited by MrWonderstuff at 16:24:08 18-10-2020
  • Technoishmatt 18 Oct 2020 17:44:00 4,624 posts
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    Geez, looks like rtings.com have now put up a paywall. $45 a year / $10 per month.
  • ozthegweat 18 Oct 2020 18:34:11 2,677 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    Geez, looks like rtings.com have now put up a paywall. $45 a year / $10 per month.
    They have a limit of 3 review per month I believe. Simply delete the cookies from the rtings.com domain to get another 3, or block all Rtings cookies using an adblocker. Private browsing mode on your browser might work as well.
  • gamecat 18 Oct 2020 20:47:10 1,009 posts
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    LG CX up and running, picture is as good as everyone says, the webOS store is not the best though, think I'll get a chromecast or similar soon. Also now I'm noticing my soundbar is not the best (still better than tinny internal audio though), so I'll probably end up upgrading that not far down the line, more money required.
  • Zerobob 18 Oct 2020 22:11:17 2,560 posts
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    I'm absolutely stuck in my search for a 43" TV, and I think that's because there simply aren't any good 43" TVs anymore, regardless of cost.

    I've read endless reviews and watched endless YouTube comparisons, but it seems all the best features are reserved for larger TVs.

    I'd love to get a 65" OLED with 120hz refresh and proper HDR etc. but I just don't have space in the alcove in my living room for one.

    I'm currently considering the 43" Samsung QLED Q60T, but again, reviews say last years model is better, and motion blur is an issue, or the black levels are terrible.

    It all makes me utterly despondent about buying a new TV, when it should be an exciting purchase. The TV market is a bizarre confusing mess these days.
  • uiruki 18 Oct 2020 22:56:57 5,414 posts
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    Is that 43 because that's the size you measured or 43 because that's size of the TV you previously had? I have a 49 inch TV that's only a little bigger than my previous 42 inch plasma because of the much smaller bezels.

    LG do make a 48 version of the CX but it's on offer less than the 55 etc.
  • Zerobob 19 Oct 2020 07:53:44 2,560 posts
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    @uiruki I'm after a 43" because they all measure a few centimetres less than my alcove, so a modern 43" really is the maximum size I can get away with.

    It's not a huge front room either, so anything bigger would be unnecessary anyway. Unfortunately it seems I'm strangely limited to budget LCDs at that size, so despite its shortcomings, I think Samsung's cheapest QLED is the best 43", but I'm open to recommendations.
  • Dougs 19 Oct 2020 08:53:35 95,995 posts
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    The Panasonic HX800 at 40" seems to review quite well, with some more premium features...
  • monkman76 19 Oct 2020 09:31:58 16,816 posts
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    @Zerobob what about the Sony XH85? Seems to be 100Hz, which is seriously rare at that screen size these days (and even at the 49" size I'm looking at).

    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/televisions/xh85-series/specifications

    Motionflow™ XR 800Hz (Native 100Hz), Auto mode
  • Zerobob 19 Oct 2020 09:40:06 2,560 posts
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    @Dougs Strange you should mention that... I was just looking at that TV on Richer Sounds having initially ruled it out for only being 40".

    You're right though, it does review very well and has some great features. Only drawback is I think the Samsung's software is better, and I keep reading bad things about Panasonic's not supporting certain apps, or apps being broken. Decisions decisions.
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