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Evans Electric
On 03/06/2020 at 20:00, Murdoch said:

Do you have a size and price range in mind? 

Looking at a 42"   I think .       Strangely we can't , at the moment , think of an alternative to  Currys/PC World.          Need to get in there and look at them  , missus has spotted an LG  online  , I'd like to see that plus the Sony & Panasonic.

 

I noticed Specs mentioned buying from AO    I''ll take a look .   

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NozSpark

Deke.... they recon that you should size your TV to 1/3 of the distance that you sit from it.... Eg.. if you sit 9' away then you should get a 36"

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Murdoch
8 hours ago, Evans Electric said:

Looking at a 42"   I think .       Strangely we can't , at the moment , think of an alternative to  Currys/PC World.          Need to get in there and look at them  , missus has spotted an LG  online  , I'd like to see that plus the Sony & Panasonic.

 

I noticed Specs mentioned buying from AO    I''ll take a look .   

 

 

Richer Sounds ........... John Lewis

 

You really need to touch, hear and feel this stuff

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Evans Electric
14 hours ago, NozSpark said:

Deke.... they recon that you should size your TV to 1/3 of the distance that you sit from it.... Eg.. if you sit 9' away then you should get a 36"

Nice one !!   I'll measure that later .

 

7 hours ago, Murdoch said:

Richer Sounds ........... John Lewis

 

You really need to touch, hear and feel this stuff

Both those in the city centre  unfortunately , looking at disabled access.       Hence I mention Currys  which is on a nearby retail park  with disabled parking  at the door.   But thanks anyway ,   I didn't know there was a John Lewis here  & not heard of Richer Sounds  who are also in city .  

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Murdoch

Where I've been today, they have a 79" TV in their kitchen diner!

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Geoff1946

Some BIG Sharp sets in Lidl next week. Soundbar too.

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binky

John Lewis is a good source of goods, they tend to offer better warraties in the price. As for maakes I like Panasonic for price / quality. As someone mentioned above, there are only 2 TV screen manufacturers in the world, the difference is the bells and whistles attached.

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Geoff1946
9 hours ago, binky said:

John Lewis is a good source of goods, they tend to offer better warraties in the price. As for maakes I like Panasonic for price / quality. As someone mentioned above, there are only 2 TV screen manufacturers in the world, the difference is the bells and whistles attached.

Part of my deal at Richer Sounds was a 6 year warranty. Can't recall exact pricing details, included or extra, but I judged it OK at the time

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revjames
8 hours ago, Geoff1946 said:

Part of my deal at Richer Sounds was a 6 year warranty. Can't recall exact pricing details, included or extra, but I judged it OK at the time

I bought my LG 50 inch plasma from Richer Sounds. the deal is 10% of the purchase price extra for a 6 year warranty. as my previous  Hitachi TV only lasted 3 years I decided this was money well  spent. As it happens TV is over 9 years old and going great.

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Evans Electric
On 08/06/2020 at 15:47, Evans Electric said:
On 08/06/2020 at 01:01, NozSpark said:

Deke.... they recon that you should size your TV to 1/3 of the distance that you sit from it.... Eg.. if you sit 9' away then you should get a 36"

Nice one !!   I'll measure that later .

Not bigger than a 40"   by the  that yardstick then .  

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Onoff

Now on a 37" Panasonic plasma here after the 42" Sharp, our first, bought new,  big, flat telly died. 

 

The 42" LGs that replaced the Sharp for a few weeks, well it's HDMI ports weren't well. 

 

Both the Panasonic and LG were 2nd hand from a closing down sale at an old folks home. 

 

Nearly bought a 50" "name" in Lidl the other week. Just over £200 but they all went by the time I got there.

 

Was in Costco looking at the big ones there like 75" The OLED looks amazing sat next to the 4K ones.

 

Next telly when I knock the lounge diner through will be be the biggest / cheapest Smart one I can get. Cello or something like that. Really don't watch enough TV to be bothered. 

 

LG I hear have lettuced customer service. Panasonic won't play every downloaded video file you throw at them. Sony seem to have longevity but at a price.

 

 

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Evans Electric

Duly noted  Onoff .  

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rapparee
On 03/06/2020 at 19:30, ProDave said:

Sound,  ALL tv's have carp sound. The physics of trying to get "speakers" into a box no larger than the screen and as thin as possible mean you will not get decent speakers in there.  Buy a sound bar or better still a surround sound system, and treat the visual and audio bits as separate items.  It will transform your viewing having decent sound.

 

The "smart" bit of tv's always seems to be criticised, it either does not work well or does not get updated so stops working after a while.  Best to just buy a good dumb tv and a fire stick.  the fire stick is cheap (I paid £20 for mine when on offer a couple of months ago) and is far more likely to get updated or just buy a new one if it gives up.

 

I will stick to my now 10 year old Plasma sets until they become unrepairable, or someone gives me something more modern to fix.

I remember one time we had an old Grundig with an inbuilt subwoofer. This was old style where the TV was as deep as it was wide.

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Evans Electric

Another thing that just struck me about new TVs  .  I  see Freeview is mentioned a lot  but not Freesat .     Our present LG  has built in Freesat  with a small dish on the back of the house .       I don't think I've seen that mentioned while browsing through all the makes etc . 

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Onoff
On 27/06/2020 at 12:49, Evans Electric said:

Another thing that just struck me about new TVs  .  I  see Freeview is mentioned a lot  but not Freesat .     Our present LG  has built in Freesat  with a small dish on the back of the house .       I don't think I've seen that mentioned while browsing through all the makes etc . 

 

I thought most had Freesat HD built in now?

 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/lg-43um7050plf-43-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-led-tv-10206392-pdt.html

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