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2015/01/07 18:04:30 (permalink)
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New TV - should I wait or jump now

It seems everyone is talking about new TVs at the moment. My LG 47" is about 5 yrs old now and it was a runout model then so I have been biding my time for the last couple of years waiting for the right time to upgrade.
 
I hear good things about the Samsung 55HU 4k LED. but I would love to stretch to the LG 55EC930V as it is getting rave reviews at the moment due to the OLED technology and awesome picture. - trouble is the LG is just over 2k in price and is only 1080p.
 
Or do I wait another year for OLED and 4K to come in the same set at a reasonable price ~2.5k?
 
 
 
 
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    Re: New TV - should I wait or jump now 2015/01/07 18:10:41 (permalink)
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    Id wait now OLED is a much nicer picture again and should be offering pretty much perfect blacks/ contrast than we will ever need.
     
    We have been waiting a decade to get OLED to get to market, might as well wait a bit out for the sake of it when its so close.
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    Re: New TV - should I wait or jump now 2015/01/07 18:19:33 (permalink)
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    Its not close though it is here now, just not in 4K spec at a reasonable price. The LG I mentioned can be had for £2k which makes it viable for me right now, ok it's not 4k but I am thinking that I would be more wowed by 1080p OLED than a 4K Samsung at the 55" size I want.
     
    Trouble is, it seems LG are pretty much one there own with backing the OLED technology and unless Sony, Samsung and the rest take it seriously then I can see the 4K OLED sets still commanding top money for a while yet.
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    Re: 2015/01/07 18:29:45 (permalink)
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    Don't bother with 4k, we got a nice Samsung 55" for £1600 not long ago and the picture is outstanding

    Forget the model number but pretty hight spec, wish I got the curved screen one now that I seen in Costco

    Remember John Lewis is best giving you a Standard five year warranty, so I'd check there first and last and they should price match
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    Re: New TV - should I wait or jump now 2015/01/07 18:31:09 (permalink)
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    Damn just seen this on the BBC. Looks as though Samsung and the others are betting on a different technology to OLED. These will undoubtedly be cheaper to produce so I might have to wait another year!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30695528
     
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    Re: 2015/01/07 18:34:33 (permalink)
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    But then by then there could be even better technology, it'll be never ended now constantly changing.
    Two years time my tv will be a low end set, which is annoying.

    The picture will be good enough for home viewing if you have a good amount to spend, I wouldn't worry about newer technology when you have a TV with an excellent picture you'll be happy
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    Re: New TV - should I wait or jump now 2015/01/07 18:34:34 (permalink)
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    Its not close though it is here now, just not in 4K spec at a reasonable price. The LG I mentioned can be had for £2k which makes it viable for me right now, ok it's not 4k but I am thinking that I would be more wowed by 1080p OLED than a 4K Samsung at the 55" size I want.
     
    Trouble is, it seems LG are pretty much one there own with backing the OLED technology and unless Sony, Samsung and the rest take it seriously then I can see the 4K OLED sets still commanding top money for a while yet.


    Sorry what I meant as in "here now" as in a realistic price point for many people, its okay if you have 2k to spend but that's a long way off for most.
     
    I think yes OLED would be more wow than 4k.
    Sony cant afford to make new TVS right now, they are struggling big time and closed down all R&D in new screen, so has Samsung.
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    Re: New TV - should I wait or jump now 2015/01/07 18:36:55 (permalink)
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    @chris182
     
    I do like the Samsung 4K models I must admit, but the OLED screens are pretty astonishing , especially with dark movies. ah, decisions, decisions!
     
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    Re: 2015/01/07 18:46:35 (permalink)
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    Doesn't oled suffer screen burn though? Not sure how it compares to plasma for burn
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    Re: 2015/01/07 19:16:57 (permalink)
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    No it doesn't, even plasma in the last years of its life didn't really have this problem.
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    Re: 2015/01/07 20:25:38 (permalink)
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    Its the same as PCs you keep waiting as a new graphics card is due out but you end up waiting forever.
     
    I always find its better to just go for it, whatever you buy youll get a good 5 years out of it and its going to be a fantastic TV looking at the ones mentioned above and there will be something new coming along then as well.



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    Re: 2015/01/07 20:27:10 (permalink)
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    No it doesn't, even plasma in the last years of its life didn't really have this problem.


    yes ended up being a bit of a myth the screen burn thing people saying if you watch sky news you will still see it when you turn the TV over. At first maybe but not the later plasmas.



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    Re: 2015/01/07 20:39:20 (permalink)
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    I sold my old Samsung plasma with screen burn, it was a full HD decent model at the time but it gave off some amount of heat and it wasn't that old

    I dont know where you heard it was a myth I'm on the av forum and it's pretty consistent.
    There's reports of screen burn on the LG g watch r from the p-oled, the screen shifts pixels when the watch face is left on so it doesn't burn
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    Re: 2015/01/07 20:39:25 (permalink)
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    Yes, but there are times when there are definite paradigm shifts in the technology even in the pc arena.   My head says to wait for 4K and OLED (or Samsungs SUHD) as it is difficult to see a set like that getting dated for a good 5 years or so. In fact 5 years is probably when 4k content will start to become properly available!
     
     
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    Re: 2015/01/07 20:40:28 (permalink)
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    Well Sky got wise and made their on screen logs transparent, so the colours would cycle it, plus Panasonic made pixel cycling, so if it detected static graphics it would shimmer the fixed image to stop it from happening.
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