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After a new TV.

 

I think I've so far narrowed my requirements to:

 

40 - 48 inch

Smart TV

Wall mountable

Built in WiFi

Around but preferably under £500

 

 

Anyone done any research lately. Any suggestions.

 

I've also briefly read (in the last 10 minutes) something about using the USB slot to record. We don't record much but would this allow us to dump the sky box. Has anyone ever recorded this way.

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LG are pretty well made and seem excellent value for money. I prefer my new one to my Panasonic plasma, which cost 3 times as much as the 42" LG I just got . Smart TV / WebOS is excellent too

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Also, is there anything out there to watch in 4K? I think Netflix might offer it but not sure of anything else.

BT are using it for football.

 

There's also a quite a bit of porn available - not for everyone but where porn goes, the rest of the net/entertainment industry usually follows.

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TalkTalk, Kodi and now Televisions in three days. We're back to 5 years ago when CT used this place as his personal consumer watchdog site. Somebody please give him some terrible, but convincing, advice

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you can definitely go big on a new smart tvs. there's so little border on them - my new one is 55" but it doesn't take up much more room on the wall than my old 42" plasma

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After a new TV.

 

I think I've so far narrowed my requirements to:

 

40 - 48 inch

Smart TV

Wall mountable

Built in WiFi

Around but preferably under £500

 

 

Anyone done any research lately. Any suggestions.

 

I've also briefly read (in the last 10 minutes) something about using the USB slot to record. We don't record much but would this allow us to dump the sky box. Has anyone ever recorded this way.

 

The new Samsungs just about swept the board in the what Hi-Fi awards for 2015, so worth checking if you can find a deal on them...

 

http://www.whathifi.com/awards/2015/televisions

 

If not it looks like they would suggest the Panasonic TX-40CS520

 

Recording via USB depends on the TV I think. I set up a 1TB hard drive on my father in laws tv so he can record to that directly via usb connection. His wife filled the crappy BT box they had. He never actually used it, upgraded to a 1tb Tivo instead and has kept my 1tb drive.

 

Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to berate him and get it back.

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They're mostly all wall mountable. If you have an android box hooked up then you can forego the smart/wifi features as they are usually shit, slow and useless after a year or two. Get a 50'' telly with thin bezel, plenty good ones available for under £500

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TalkTalk, Kodi and now Televisions in three days. We're back to 5 years ago when CT used this place as his personal consumer watchdog site. Somebody please give him some terrible, but convincing, advice

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you can definitely go big on a new smart tvs. there's so little border on them - my new one is 55" but it doesn't take up much more room on the wall than my old 42" plasma

Going off the guided to buying a TV compared to how far away you are from it, that would be too big. I think I'd be pushing it at 48" to be honest.

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The new Samsungs just about swept the board in the what Hi-Fi awards for 2015, so worth checking if you can find a deal on them...

 

http://www.whathifi.com/awards/2015/televisions

 

If not it looks like they would suggest the Panasonic TX-40CS520

 

Recording via USB depends on the TV I think. I set up a 1TB hard drive on my father in laws tv so he can record to that directly via usb connection. His wife filled the crappy BT box they had. He never actually used it, upgraded to a 1tb Tivo instead and has kept my 1tb drive.

 

Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to berate him and get it back.

Cheers HF, I love Samsungs (mams got a 32) but I'm not sure I fancy a curved one. It's available at a few places under £500 so will go on my list.

 

As for the USB I was assuming you could just stick a USB stick into and the TV would record onto that. Sounds like that's not the case from what you're saying.

 

Cheers.

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Going off the guided to buying a TV compared to how far away you are from it, that would be too big. I think I'd be pushing it at 48" to be honest.

How close to your telly do you sit? My spot on the sofa is probably about 15ft away. And if anything I reckon we could have gone a bit bigger.

 

I don't think the curved TVs are worth it unless you're getting a monster size one. The whole idea with them is to be immersed in it.

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How close to your telly do you sit? My spot on the sofa is probably about 15ft away. And if anything I reckon we could have gone a bit bigger.

 

I don't think the curved TVs are worth it unless you're getting a monster size one. The whole idea with them is to be immersed in it.

About 7ft

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