Tv has packed up, recommendations to replace it
I have had both Panasonic (presently) and Samsung—-both plasma and both good TV’s–high picture quality on either, although I think the Panasonic is just a little better. Sound quality on either is OK, but hooking up some kind of sound system (5, 7 channel or soundbar, etc) vastly improves the quality.Posted 4 years ago
The Samsung did have an electronic glitch (while under warranty) that a tech came out and fixd (replaced something) in about 10 minutes.TurnerGuyMember
The Sony and Samsung panels are made at the same factory but split production lines, or something like it, so Sony TVs do not have Samsung panels.
I think the current Sonys are pretty decent, whereas I have yet to see a Samsung that has impressed me, and I have seen loads which I thought were gash.
Particularly I think their picture processing (upscaling, etc) is poor, and anything that isn’t good HD is mess to my eyes.
I always used to say Panasonic, but I read something that put me off, but for the life of me can’t think what it was 🙁 They are probably still a good bet though, and have been impressed with a few.
Personally I am not sure about Samsung reliability, but neither am I about Sony – so I always make sure I get a decent warranty – maybe John Lewis for the 5 year.Posted 4 years agosharkbaitMember
Got two Panasonic Plasmas that I like a lot, before that had a Samsung plasma that blew up after 4 years. Brother has a Samsung Smart LED which is all very whizzy but we rarely use any of the built in gizmos (although iPlayer works well) and I’m not a particular fan of the picture – but that could be a plasma/LED thing.Posted 4 years ago
Visiting houses – other people’s tellies.
It’s just so gross, but we get used to it:
“BUY THIS/BUY THAT/IT’S GREAT WORKED FOR ME [and I’m paid to say this so who do you trust] WILL MAKE YOU MORE ATTRACTIVE/LOOK AT THIS CAR/LOOK THERE’S A WOMAN WITH SKIMPY CLOTHES/THIS WIDGET WILL MAKE YOUR OTHERWISE MEANINGLESS AND EMPTY LIFE FULFILLED “
“Now, back to My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding/Insert other lowest common denominator “entertainment” – SPONSORED BY OLD SPICE IT’S YOUR ONLY CHANCE OF GETTING LAID LADDO!!!!! SPEND SPEND SPEND”
Yep, really missing out 😉Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
What’s your budget? Just got a 55″ Samsung F8000 myself, very impressed with it (although 3D stuff is pretty disappointing, glad I didn’t buy it for that). Cost me just over £1700 from John Lewis (after getting them to price match http://www.totaldigital.biz/ ). The new curved OLED Samsung have out is amazing but near enough £7k…Posted 4 years agogrumMember
When our telly broke we replaced it with a HD projector which only gets used for iPlayer, Netflix via Apple TV, iTunes rentals, downloaded stuff, or DVDs. No regrets – we love it.
Projected screen size is about 75 inches but we don’t have to have a big chavvy box dominating the room.
And no adverts is definitely a bonus.Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Panasonic for picture quality or Samsung for features – have one of each.
The Samsung is the Samsung Series 5 F5500
Panasonic for plasma picture quality maybe but not for LED, depending on what model the Panasonic is it’s likely not fair to be comparing it to a 5500 series anywayPosted 4 years agoTurnerGuyMember
Look at the Sonys as well, I was fairly impressed with their PQ from terrestial broadcasts.
Don’t discount the importance of accurate color rendition, and don’t be fooled into thinking a set has good PQ when it has a reflective ‘anti-glare’ coating, as this always tends to make the picture look better, but is a PITA as you can see the reflections in it.Posted 4 years ago
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