Friday, December 1, 2017

Best TV 2017 price-value

In this post we try to recommend what TV you should buy the best value of 2017. If you want to save in the first half of the year are also available TVs 2016. To learn more: When is the best moment to buy a TV?

Best TV £2500-3000

The high-end TVs in 2017 are 4K resolution, compatible with HDR10 and feature SmartTV. In this category we differentiate OLEDs from LCD-LEDs.
  • LG OLED B7 / C7: (8.5) is probably the most recommended TV if you have a high budget. The B7 and C7 are the same in picture quality. Ideal for any type of use and for any situation, both front and sides. The price in 55 inches over £3000.
  • Sony XE9305: (8.2) Best LCD-LED TV. Good picture quality and very good in HDR too. It is not a recommended TV to watch from the sides. About £200 cheaper than LG's OLED

£1500 55 inches

Without being the best have very good picture quality, its price about £1500 in 55 inches. Good choice for lovers of picture quality, with budget less than OLED. Compatibility supports HDR10 but not other formats.
  • Sony XE9005: (8) Model with direct LED, good uniformity and good contrast, to watch better front. Too expensive at the moment.
  • Samsung MU8000: (7.5) A TV to watch from the front with good contrast and ideal for gamers. Good overall.
  • Panasonic EX750: VA and 3D.

Mid-range £1000:

Televisions with more than enough picture quality for most users. They include Smart, 4K and are compatible with HDR, although its panel is something inferior: 8bits. Price of about £1000 in 55 inches.
  • Samsung MU6400: The Samsung midrange, every year gives an excellent result combining: performance, picture quality and price. They are televisions with panel VA so it is better to watch them from the front (Models 49 and 55 inches with PLS panel?).. Any of the series is recommended: MU6445, MU6505, ...
  • LG UJ670V: With IPS panel is more suitable for those with large family or sofas from the sides. Not recommending to watch movies in the dark.

The Televisions FullHD this 2017 are few, only reserved to the lower range. We recommend you visit our list with all FullHD TVs if you don't want to spend much for a TV.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What Tv to buy Black Friday 2017?

Black Friday is November 24th, this is the day of the great deals in electronics before Christmas. What TVs should you buy during this day of offers?

Actually in many stores the BlackFriday lasts all weekend or even the whole week. We focus on 2 or 3 stores that we consider the main ones to buy a TV. It is important to be clear that not all products are reduced, stores try to get rid of less-selling products.

We are going to follow the price of the most recommended TV sets of the year to be able to check if the offer is real and in which shop it is convenient to buy. If you are not sure what type of television you need, we advise you to read our TV 2017 buying guide.

Amazon BlackFriday:

The large online store, have almost all models of all brands. The price is mixed: some cheap and some very expensive.

Price 7 NovemberPrice Black Friday
40-43 inchesSony 40WE663£428

Samsung 43M5500£428

LG 43UJ651V £479
49 inchesSamsung 49MU6400
Samsung 49Q7F

55-58 inchesSamsung 55MU6400 £778

Sony 55XE9005 £1,492

Panasonic 58EX780E £1,603

Sony 55XE9305 £1,536

LG OLED55B7 £1,700

Currys BlackFriday:

One of the online stores that we recommend the most because of its low prices. The BlackFriday offers last all week.

Price 7 NovemberPrice Black Friday
40-43 inchesSony 40WE663£389

LG 43UJ630V£399
49 inchesLG 49UJ630V£479

Sony 49XE8077

Sony 49XE9005 

55 inchesSony 55XE8577£1,099

Samsung 55MU7070£949

Samsung QLED 55Q7£1,799

    These are the models that we recommend you buy during this black Friday 2017, sure some stores offer super deals of models that do not appear in this post but may be because they could not sell during the year. In our blog you can find the opinion of all models for sale.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Samsung M5000 FullHD cheap perfect to watch TV

    The Samsung M5000 is a simple model. This is the lower Samsung range for 2017, but maintaining a FullHD resolution. The Samsung M5000 does not have a Smart platform so we can recommend this TV as a device to watch TV and little else. A television that is good enough for those users who are simply looking for a television from a trusted brand and want to watch TV, sport or movies on the DTT or Internet TV platforms. As connectivity are available a USB port and two HDMI inputs, enough to connect the PC or some movie from a USB. The M5000 does not include the TDT2 tuner, which seems to someday be the new DTT.

    We recommend you look for the Samsung M5500 which includes improvements in image quality, TDT2 tuner and Smart platform. It is available in 43 inches and is a bit more expensive.

    Technical / Specifications:

    Specs and comments are of the specific product,
    the same model can undergo important variations
    Screen: 32 and 40 inches. Flat
    TechnologyLCD-LED EdgeLED 
    Resolution: FullHD 1920x1080
    PQI: 200Hz (50Hz)
    Smart TV: -
    • 2xHDMI 
    • 1xUSB 
    • Audio: 20W
    View all specifications (Samsung website)

    Design Samsung M5000:

    Model Name: Name of 2017 Samsung
    • Samsung UE32M5000
    • Samsung UE40M5000
    • Samsung UE49M5000

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    What is RGB and RGBW on an LED TV?

    In this post we show you the difference between a TV with RGB panel and a RGB-W TV. These acronyms refer to the color of the LEDs they contain: Red, Green, Blue and White.

    What is usual and what is available in medium-high-range 4K televisions is the RGB panel, the RGBW panel is present in a few models.

    Which is better?

    Thus, RGB is superior, since 4K resolution involves a certain number of Red / Green / Blue pixels that the RGB panel "tricks" by adding a White pixel.

    What does this difference mean?

    The difference lies in the resolution, according to an expert user:

    "... seeing aerial golf presentations ... it was more difficult to see grass blade and grass patterns on the RGBW screen." AVFORMUS

    We can also make it clear that it is difficult to realize the difference by watching TV, movies, etc.
    According to LG (who is the one who offers this technology in some models).

    "RGBW TV meets all the qualifications required to render 4K Ultra HD images"

    More differences:

    The brightness is something different also, if the images are very luminous but not of strident colors the white pixel can help, if it is a very luminous image of saturated colors it is counterproductive.

    Consumption is lower in RGBW panels because to provide brighter images use the white LED. Thus the LG SJ810V in 55 inches consumes 10% less than the SJ850V.


    While it is true that to choose to appear that the RGB is superior, it is very difficult that we get to score the difference if we sit on our sofa 2-3 meters away. We think that there are other factors to consider, more important for most users before choosing a new TV.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Sony XE7002: is it the same tv than XE7073?

    The Sony XE7002 is a cheap TV with 4K resolution. This TV includes some features of the Smart but not the Android platform so it is not recommended if you are looking for a SmartTV. The image quality is correct. The IPS panel offers a wide viewing angle but it is not the best TV in image quality to watch movies. The Sony XE7002 is the same TV as the Sony XE7073 with the difference of the MotionFlow: 100Hz and the design Frame Color: Black. We recommend you check out our full review of the Sony XE7073.

    Technical / Specifications:

    Specs and comments are of the specific product,
    the same model can undergo important variations
    Screen: 43, 49 and 55 inches. Flat
    TechnologyLCD-LED EdgeLED
    Panel: IPS
    Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
    3D: -
    MotionFlow100Hz (50Hz)
    Smart TVApps (Linux)
    • 3x HDMI
    • 3x USB
    • Audio: 20W
    View all specifications (Sony website)

    Design Sony XE7002:

    XE78002 variants:
    Sony XE7077 400Hz (silver)
    Sony XE7003 200Hz