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help with choice of 4K TVs


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Hi my 37" Sony Bravia has seen better days so we went to look at 48" HD TVs but when we seen the Quality of the 4K TVs we were hooked  I wanted a Sony as I have a 5.1 surround system, but the Samsung really caught my eyes ( what are your views) other than the price and one is 3D which I don't want what is the difference between these two.   

 

http://www.currys.co...124832-pdt.html

 

http://www.currys.co...124830-pdt.html


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main differences between the 2 i'd say is the more expensive one has dual tuners for both freeview and freesat built in, where as the other only has a single freeview tuner.

 

it also has a faster processing rate and voice control.

 

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Would they work okay with my Sony surround sound.
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i'd be very surprised if it didn't but can't see where it says what audio out options it has so can't say for 100% sure.

 

what connections do you use with your current tv?

 

:popcorn:

 

while i was looking at the tv a support person popped on so i asked them.

 

the tv has

 

ok so this tv has both optical port and a 3.5mm jack so you could use optical directly or phono with an adapter

 

so you can connect this tv to your sony surround sound by either the optical out or the 3.5mm jack and it should work just fine.


Edited by terry1966, 26 April 2015 - 04:31 AM.

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I connected to the Sony TV by HDMI and the sky, bluray also connected to the sound system by HDMI.
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Hi sorry to throw a spanner into the mix but I found a Sony that should fit in tight (49")

 

http://www.sony.co.u...details_default

 

this is my sound system

 

http://www.sony.co.u.../product/ht-as5


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not really sure what you want to know.

both the sony and samsung tv's will work with your surround system and both make good tv's,

nothing really jumps out at me with any of the tv's as a reason to buy one over the other, so it's really just a brand preference thing on which you'd like to buy.

 

i doubt you'd be disappointed with any of the tv's you've linked to, personally i've always been a fan of samsung so would probably get the UE48JU7000 tv but can see no reason why you wouldn't want to buy the sony especially seeing how you have experience already with sony tv's, owning the bravia.

 

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Hi terry1966 I think I will be going for the Sony, also we have Sky and a Sony Blu-ray they should be okay for the upscaling, I also see the Samsung says to use Sandstrom Silver Series HDMI they are pretty expensive.
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you can ignore any rubbish like that, a cheap hdmi cable is as good as an expensive one.

 

https://www.avforums...ifference.10801

 

and i think you'll be very happy with the sony tv. :thumbsup:

 

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I got the last tv direct from Sony and I think I will be doing the same this time,

http://www.sony.co.u...TV_soundbar_X83
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don't forget to add the sound bar for 1p :D

 

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Sound bar and 5 years warranty for a penny.
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bet loads of people forget to add them both for 2p and regret it later too. :rofl:

 

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Hi well I finally went for it after unforeseen delays and it is getting delivered on Friday, I went for the http://www.currys.co...124057-pdt.html. I preferred  to stick to sony even when I seen it my mind was made up, the only thing I would like some advice with is I have a sony bluray player and the tv says it upscales to near 4k should I buy the Sony 4k player http://www.sony.co.u...ayers/bdp-s6500 or do I need it.


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sorry for late reply been away, no don't get the 4k blu-ray player it does no more than upscale the picture exactly the same as what the tv does already with your current blu-ray player so you won't see any difference in picture quaility in my opinion.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 25 July 2015 - 02:46 PM.

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