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Recommend me Qled Samsung tv

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Yasmin, 16 Sep 2020.

  1. Yasmin


    Joined: 6 Dec 2012

    Posts: 37

    Hi everyone,

    I recently moved to my new home, I'm looking to get a new tv but I'm kind of helpless with technology and I went to currys and looked at some sites but I got confused with what is right for me.

    I live in a small flat, so the living space is quite small so I'm not sure whether to get a 55 inch or 65 inch tv. The living room has a lot of natural light so I think my only option is QLED tv. My original spending price was max £1000 but I'm willing to spend slightly more to get a decent tv. Everyone I talk to thinks I'm crazy to think about buying 65 inch tv and spending that much money on it.

    I would appreciate any support on this.

    Thank you
  2. kitfit1


    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,611

    Location: Stourport-On-Severn

    I don't live in a small flat at all, in fact a quite large house with a 65inch Oled. But last weekend i went to to my nephews flat for one of our usual boozy F1 weekends. It was the first time i had been to his flat and it shocked me how tiny it was. If yours is similar..............one bedroom, a bathroom, a lounge with the kitchen at the back.............then it will be tiny. In all honesty, even a 55inch might be to big and defo too small for a 65inch.
  3. Poneros


    Joined: 18 Feb 2015

    Posts: 4,827

    Depending on how much light and what control you have over it it's down to Samsung Q80T (better anti-reflection coating) versus Sony XG95 (just a much better TV overall especially the picture quality). Unless the sunlight shines straight unto the TV get the Sony (also £100 cheaper to boot). Comparison here:
  4. Claw


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 402

    Location: North East

  5. Midlife Crisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Aug 2009

    Posts: 1,536

    Looking at the Samsung myself, not in a hurry as black Friday around the corner
  6. Yasmin


    Joined: 6 Dec 2012

    Posts: 37

    Hi Thank you for this. I'm wondering how the samsung Q80t compares to samsung 2019 65" Q90R.
  7. Yasmin


    Joined: 6 Dec 2012

    Posts: 37

    Also is it worth waiting for black friday, I'm concerned they will run out of stock.
  8. Poneros


    Joined: 18 Feb 2015

    Posts: 4,827

    Q90R is better in almost every way, and certainly for picture quality. The advantage for Q80T is that it has proper HDMI 2.1 for 4K 120hz HDR gaming while the Q90R can do 4K 120hz but with reduced chroma (4:2:0) and no hdr or other features. If you don't game then it's irrelevant.

    As for BF who knows, it's been a mad year!
  9. willhub


    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

    Posts: 22,791

    Location: MediaCityUK

    I live in a 1 bed flat and have a 55" but I wouldn't say a 65" would be too big, it would just give you a more immersive experience I think.
  10. lucid


    Joined: 29 May 2010

    Posts: 5,431

    Location: Cheshire

    I'm not convinced that BF is always such a good deal. Historical price trackers such as CamelCamelCamel show how prices are manipulated to make the discounts appear bigger than they really are.

    Philips 50PUS7304 RRP £999 BF price £439. However, it was the same price in mid-September. A week prior to BF the price spiked to £779. A month later (just after Christmas day) the price was down to £429

    LG OLED55B9 – BF price £1099. Late Oct - £1179. For the two weeks before BF - £1299. Two weeks after BF it dropped to £1079

    Sony OLED KD65AG8 – BF price £1999, but in the 6 weeks prior to BF a high of £2499 and a low of £1999. Two weeks after BF £1949 and by mid Jan 2020 £1749

    The best real deals are on unpopular or over-priced stock that isn't moving. Stuff that's already in demand generally won't see big price drops unless the manufacturers are reacting to some new pricing from competitors.

    I think for this year all bets are off though. COVID has disrupted production and shipping. The economic uncertainty about Brexit combined with the disruption of COVID has got to have a lot of product managers worried about their TV sales forecasts. If I were in their shoes I would be concerned about the credit risk with smaller retailers/e-tailers.
  11. mmj_uk


    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 24,433

    Q80T is similar spec to the 2019 Q70R, there isn't a 4K Q90R equivalent in 2020 but the top end 2020 Q90/95T appear to be much better for gaming, they have optimisations as well as HDMI 2.1. There's a video doing the rounds comparing Q90R and Q95T and the Q90R seems to have a lot more issues in gaming mode, it's like they've gimped the local dimming to improve latency. Q90R is undoubtedly better for films though.