4k UHD tv


#1

Whats the deal/difference in them all? Getting a bit confused at all this 4k tv/UHD tvs/Ultra HD tvs

What should I be looking for? @VirulentPip you seem to be the man in the know with all this


#2

What’s your budget? You want to make sure it’s Certified UHD or Certified Premium UHD for starters. There will be a logo on them.


#3

Not sure on budget, but wouldnt want to push much more than 500. Just looking at the minute. Need to clear things with the missus! lol


#4

Okay. My mum’s TV was just replaced via Insurance she got a price replacement seems very good for a 2018 model… Samsung 49" NU7100 for £549.


#5

or wait for 8k :smiley:


#6

Haha. What we need is people to buy into 4K first… Be a wee while longer till 8K is consumer friendly… I mean heck people are still buying DVDs when Blu Rays have been out for over a decade.


#7

but unlike 4k, 8k has the might of Japan and the Tokyo 2020 olympics to push it! Or at least that appears to be Japan’s plan. I’m not sure it’s a good plan, there was a world cup or european championships that had 3d broadcasts and it wasn’t enough to save the format (in terms of live 3d broadcasting; Coraline made the case for 3d being a cinematic option).

My TV unbroke itself while i was looking at new TVs so i’m stuck on the wait and see train anyway :confused:


#8

If you’re not really committed for the moment, I’d recommend hanging on. The issue is that while you can get 4K screens at a budget, the underlying tech for the budget screens is still pretty weak so long-term it could still feel like a bad investment.

I know it’s both unsatisfying and kinda obvious to say ‘wait and technology will improve’, but I’d wait till either your budget can slip up a few hundred or TVs come down to meet you, as you otherwise might find yourself with about 8 million just ‘okay’ pixels. Sadly, a good screen isn’t as simple as that.


#9

Oh for sure. That’s why mines worth just over £1200 lol

Edit - However I might add… Every tech has an entry, mid and high point for reason… But yes generally even like £100-200 extra with these kinds of things gets you much more.


#10

TBH, I just want something to play my PS4 Pro on, though it will go in the livingroom which means the wife will have control of it. At least I get a better tv for the man cave then though.


#11

Yeah makes perfect sense, not everyone needs the best of the best… Like the TV I mentioned, that will be perfectly fine for my mums needs for years to come. She has a 4K Blu ray player and watches 4K stuff on Plex and TiVo. It’s all down to what your needs are… If you could though, I’d recommend the lil extra £50-£100 more for the NU7400 model as the extra spec you get is definitely worth the small extra.


#12

Thoughts on this on @VirulentPip


#13

Can’t go wrong with that, but for the same price I’d personally go with this for the HDR10+


#14

Oh wait oops that’s 43" lol ignore that


#15

The one I mentioned before. £100 less than the Sony but better tech wise.


#16

Thank you good sir! Getting new tv unit so will of course need a new tv for it.


#17

Nice Hammy…i would always go Samsung over Sony


#18

With Sony, you’re still paying for the name.


#19

If you’re ever after a 4K Blu-ray player…

Zoom have an amazing offer on.

Samsung K8500 with 5 films for £199.99

  • Jason Bourne
  • The Shallows
  • Split
  • The Great Wall
  • Chappie

#20

This may be arriving on Saturday.