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New 55" tv. Reviews?

Hello people. We are currently redecorating and after a trip to currys to just have a look at TVs, i couldnt believe it when my girlfriend said how amazing tvs look now and thinks we should get a 55". It would look good in our new living room. I couldnt believe it, as just a couple years ago she said tvs that big looked horrific on the wall. Well after she said that, I now have to get one. lol. My current samsung 46" is approaching 5 years anyway and is starting to get glictchy, so......

Can anybody recommend a decent 55" tv. Has anyone bought one recently? I like the look of the LG 55LA690V but whathifi havent reviewed it. Also like the samsung UE55F6510.

I dont want to spend more than £1300, and have found the LG for £999. So i think thats a good price. I just dont know if its any good?

Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou

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This is a cracking

This is a cracking one:

http://www.panasonicstore-leeds.co.uk/3d/520-txp50st60.html

You can get it cheaper too. Just got the VT65 and can't wait.

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RE: New 55" tv. Reviews?

Blimey that's a result with the other half saying lets get a new tv that's big! First time for everything I guess  Smile

are you a big gamer at all? If so lgs generally don't have the best input lag ratings and so it might be an idea to stay away from that one.

another to consider is the Sony w805. If your a gamer it's great with very little input lag, downside isbthat apparently the blacks aren't great. I say apparently as I haven't seen it myself to confirm the magazines.

make sure you get your tv from a good retailer. John Lewis will normally price match

happy shopping

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RE: This is a cracking

gel wrote:
This is a cracking one: http://www.panasonicstore-leeds.co.uk/3d/520-txp50st60.html You can get it cheaper too. Just got the VT65 and can't wait.

Where did you get your TV from, Gel?

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RE: This is a cracking

Pindi wrote:

gel wrote:
This is a cracking one: http://www.panasonicstore-leeds.co.uk/3d/520-txp50st60.html You can get it cheaper too. Just got the VT65 and can't wait.

Where did you get your TV from, Gel?

 

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Davro83 wrote:Can anybody

Davro83 wrote:
Can anybody recommend a decent 55" tv. Has anyone bought one recently? I like the look of the LG 55LA690V but whathifi havent reviewed it. Also like the samsung UE55F6510.

Funnily enough, we're in the middle of finalising our list of 2013 Award winners - to be revealed on October 17th - including the best 50in+ TVs. If you can wait until then... Wink

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RE: This is a cracking

gel wrote:
http://www.panasonicstore-leeds.co.uk/3d/520-txp50st60.html.

When you click on the link, despite the text of the link it turns out to be not for the 50-inch set, but rather for the 55-inch ST60 at £1,299, which just fits the OP's budget, happy days.

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I would recommend you buy

I would recommend you buy your TV from John Lewis or Richer Sounds with a 5-year warranty. Their after sales support is amongst the best, while Currys after sales support leaves a lot to be desired. Both of them price match.

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Thanks for your help

Thanks for your help everyone. I showed the other half the panasonic youve suggested, but she didnt like it. Its more about the look for her. lol
I will wait for october 17th then make my choice after the reviews..
As for warranty, my samsung 5 year warranty runs out in 2 months and it has a big line going down the screen untill its warmed up and 1 of the hdmi ports doesnt work, so i will be finding out very soon, what Richer Sounds service is like.

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RE: Thanks for your help

Davro83 wrote:
Thanks for your help everyone. I showed the other half the panasonic youve suggested, but she didnt like it. Its more about the look for her. lol I will wait for october 17th then make my choice after the reviews.. As for warranty, my samsung 5 year warranty runs out in 2 months and it has a big line going down the screen untill its warmed up and 1 of the hdmi ports doesnt work, so i will be finding out very soon, what Richer Sounds service is like.

Never know, if its beyond repair and they offer you a replacement you might be able to pay some extra for a 55". Worth asking me thinks  Smile

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RE: I would recommend you buy

bigboss wrote:
I would recommend you buy your TV from John Lewis or Richer Sounds with a 5-year warranty. Their after sales support is amongst the best, while Currys after sales support leaves a lot to be desired. Both of them price match.
Also worth taking a look at Costco. They to offer a five year warranty and excellent customer service. Recently returned a 2 year old bean to cup coffee machine that stopped working and got a full refund, no questions asked. I agree about Currys/PC World, they are awful.
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