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02-11-2019, 18:34   #16
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I wouldn't be overly happy buying those TV's from mainland Europe. Regardless of the panel used, they are poor quality sets in general and far more likely to fail than better built models. Which is fine because you get what you pay for, but you can get very cheap brand 4K TV's here for not a huge amount more, and if something goes wrong you can easily return it.

Curry's for example have a 49" JVC 4K for €370 - that's just €70 in the difference when you factor in delivery. The JTC may have a better panel but it's far more of a headache if something goes wrong at any point. Especially if you're using parcel forwarding services to buy from sites that don't ship to Ireland, then you are effectively buying a 2nd hand TV as there's no realistic warranty.

If they develop a fault under warranty then the seller has to pay for shipping within the EU. I'll not hold my breath for them to develop a fault though.
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If they don't ship to your country in the first place, I'm not sure that is true?

Also, once the item is in the care of the mail forwarding service, the retailer has no obligations either. So if it gets damaged, lost, or otherwise, the issue is between you and the courier, not the retailer.

My point is, for the sake of €70 I would personally rather avoid all that hassle, that's all.
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If they don't ship to your country in the first place, I'm not sure that is true?

Also, once the item is in the care of the mail forwarding service, the retailer has no obligations either. So if it gets damaged, lost, or otherwise, the issue is between you and the courier, not the retailer.

My point is, for the sake of €70 I would personally rather avoid all that hassle, that's all.

When you buy from a store online or other, the receipt is what matters.
If I buy in Spain and move to France under Warranty and it develops a fault, the store has to pay for repair or return.
The same applies if I buy while I am on holiday and bring it back with me.
All once it happens within the EU.

I am not recommending anyone buy using that method, It could work out saving you a lot of money, less likely to end up costing you a lot of money. They are all covered under the same EU warranty.

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You’d be crazy to spend any big money on anything in winter and not wait for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals.
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Got a 50 inch Samsung UHD SMART TV for €343 two weeks ago(20% discount code applied)

https://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/sa...1600405399.prd
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This is the slightly newer 50" panel version from richersounds.ie for €541 including a 6 year warranty:
https://euro.richersounds.ie/p-20395...tv-tvplus.aspx

Or if you are open to looking at other brands then my father bought this recently and it's very impressive for the money:
https://euro.richersounds.ie/p-20406...view-play.aspx
The 50" is guaranteed to be a VA panel, nobody makes 50" 60Hz IPS panels. Unfortunately Samsung is not renowned for consistency in the lower end of the market and 49" might be either IPS or VA, whatever they had in stock. Secondly, RU7400 is a wide gamut TV, while RU7300 is not. The RU7300 is a curved TV - which is a gimmick and unless you sit very close to the TV, it actually makes the experience worse than better. RU7400 has a better stand as well that allows a bit of cable management.

Overall, UE50RU7400 is a poor TV (low SDR brightness, abysmal HDR brightness, lack of 100/120Hz panel, 24p Judder issues, woful sound etc.), but taking all things into consideration: experience of the OS, ease of use, minimalistic remote etc. - it's a great value proposition. RU7300 is not as good.

LG approach to software design processes brings only one thing to mind: incompetent monkeys. That's enough to avoid LG at all cost. On top of that their low and mid range TVs are all IPS, which for majority of people is an inferior option.

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@ Grogi - have you got a “go to” TV for budget, mid and high range price bracket?

Would seem the technical know-how you have might rule out 99% of the TVs out there? So difficult to see screen quality in the shops.
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@ Grogi - have you got a “go to” TV for budget, mid and high range price bracket?

Would seem the technical know-how you have might rule out 99% of the TVs out there? So difficult to see screen quality in the shops.
I had the same question. I'm looking at the Samsung 43ru 7100 for about €420 or the 43ru 7200 for €380. Any thoughts??
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The 50" is guaranteed to be a VA panel, nobody makes 50" 60Hz IPS panels. Unfortunately Samsung is not renowned for consistency in the lower end of the market and 49" might be either IPS or VA, whatever they had in stock. Secondly, RU7400 is a wide gamut TV, while RU7300 is not. The RU7300 is a curved TV - which is a gimmick and unless you sit very close to the TV, it actually makes the experience worse than better. RU7400 has a better stand as well that allows a bit of cable management.

Overall, UE50RU7400 is a poor TV (low SDR brightness, abysmal HDR brightness, lack of 100/120Hz panel, 24p Judder issues, woful sound etc.), but taking all things into consideration: experience of the OS, ease of use, minimalistic remote etc. - it's a great value proposition. RU7300 is not as good.

LG approach to software design processes brings only one thing to mind: incompetent monkeys. That's enough to avoid LG at all cost. On top of that their low and mid range TVs are all IPS, which for majority of people is an inferior option.
I just bought this tv https://euro.richersounds.ie/p-20408...view-play.aspx I don't understand all the tv jargon so don't know if it's good or not but all I know is its' better than the one we had.
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03-11-2019, 13:45   #25
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I just bought this tv https://euro.richersounds.ie/p-20408...view-play.aspx I don't understand all the tv jargon so don't know if it's good or not but all I know is its' better than the one we had.
For High-End TVs, there are only one option: Panasonic OLEDs.
For lower-high-end you can go and get cheapest LG OLED - B8 or B9. But with those two (any any other OLED bar Panasonic) you probably will experience something called chrominance overshoot (wrongly BTW - as it is not chrominance, but luminannce that is overshot) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjObx--Oq8g). Depending on your sensitivity, you might not notice it or it might be super-annoying.
I would get a Samsung QLED only if I intended the TV for long gaming sessions.

Outside of OLED territory, there isn't that much difference between TV. Some models are brighter a bit, but most of the time it is marketing trying to push more expensive models onto people. Philips have an edge with the Ambilight technology, which really changes the perception - and with it, the IPS poor blacks don't annoy that much. AndroidTV guarantees that the smart platform will be usable longer than any other choise out there. 55PUS7394 seems like a good deal from RicherSounds right now.

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Is the 55SM9010PLA from LG worth considering?
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You’d be crazy to spend any big money on anything in winter and not wait for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals.
For anyone who bought TV's in previous years, do you think it would be best waiting for black Friday or new years sales? I'm looking to buy a 4k tv by February, trying to figure out when I'll get the best deal. Sony 49" XG900 preferably.
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In the last 2-3 years, there hasn't been any better value except for Amazon own brand electronics and some odd items. I remember 2011-2014,you could pick up rakes of bargains.
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Got a 50 inch Samsung UHD SMART TV for €343 two weeks ago(20% discount code applied)

https://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/sa...1600405399.prd
Hello Jack May I ask what you think of the TV? I am looking at a smaller size of the same model and the one that says 2019 but am unsure which to go for.

I have someone in the house with special needs who uses Alexa and the google mini for chrome cast but was hoping this Samsung would have more functionality than the chrome cast which is limited.

I would appreciate your experience thank you.
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Hello Jack May I ask what you think of the TV? I am looking at a smaller size of the same model and the one that says 2019 but am unsure which to go for.

I have someone in the house with special needs who uses Alexa and the google mini for chrome cast but was hoping this Samsung would have more functionality than the chrome cast which is limited.

I would appreciate your experience thank you.
I have written that many times - with some brands in the low to mid range, the different sizes might have completely different picture quality, as they don't use same type of panel. Last year, that was the case with all NU7xxx TVs, Xf85 range from Sony and some LG models... Insane...
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