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Purchasing HDTV or Smart TV: which brands to choose from Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung?

What are the pros and cons from each brands. How about price and value?

My friend recommended me Sony because he said that Sony made a decent Full HD TV. He doesn’t have opinion about 4K TVs from Sony. Need your opinions.

It’s mid 2017, Should I buy Full HD or Ultra HD TV?
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  1. sony has the best colors

    samsung and lg has great quality and great prices, panasonic, last time i saw one working, the image was awful, but perhaps was a cheap model

    ultrahd, that is 4k, do you have 4k content to enjoy in that tv?

    if you don't have, the 4k feature will not be used at all

    it is mid 2017 and i still don't find a reason to move to full hd, not going to bother buying 4k yet, and remember that if you buy 4k, you must buy a 50" tv to enjoy the 4k in it

    about hdtv or smart tv, there is not really a offer of 4k hdtvs anymore almost all tvs are smart tvs

    a useless feature if you use a ps4 or connect to a pc the tv to view content from internet, it the tv will work alone, then it should be smart tv
  2. They all make both good and bad products. Smart and HDtv is two things that TV's can have both. IE get a smart hi res TV like 4K. I would suggest atleast a 42 inch 4k and try to get one with Roku as it supports all online tv. http://

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  3. I believe only Samsung, LG, AUO, and Sharp manufacture TV panels today. All other brands buy the panel from one of these companies, and adds their own electronics and cases. Yes this means Sony doesn't make their panels. As of a few years ago, Sony TVs typically used a Samsung panel (they partnered with Samsung in developing panel manufacturing, but sold their share to Samsung in 2011). But I don't if that's still the case. That said, it's generally acknowledged that Sony has very good image processing electronics which, to the discriminating viewer, can produce a (slightly) superior image even on a the same panel.

    As long as you stick to the big brands, you should be safe. You may want to visit a big box store and compare the user interface and menu options side by side. I find those make a big difference in how you'll use the TV (particularly, channel selection, favorites, etc - maybe not if you'll always be using a cable box). Ignore the picture quality unless the store lets you tweak it. Usually the image settings on display TVs are too bright, oversaturated, and oversharpened, making them pretty useless for a side-by-side comparison.

    The larger the TV the easier it will be to see the pixels on a 1080p screen, and the more useful 4k can be. For anything below about 50", I wouldn't bother with 4k. At that size you have to be sitting like 6 feet from the TV to see the difference between 1080p and 4k. 50-69" is kinda borderline for 4k. 70+" I would definitely consider 4k. I use a 1080p projector to project a 130" image, and the pixels are totally obvious and distracting. I cannot wait to replace it with a 4k projector as soon as those become reasonable in price.
  4. You left out Hitachi and its really not a buy but more of these companys own all the others. IE Hitachi owns hisense among others sort of thing and or straight up just rebrands.
  5. atljsf said:
    sony has the best colors

    samsung and lg has great quality and great prices, panasonic, last time i saw one working, the image was awful, but perhaps was a cheap model

    ultrahd, that is 4k, do you have 4k content to enjoy in that tv?

    if you don't have, the 4k feature will not be used at all

    it is mid 2017 and i still don't find a reason to move to full hd, not going to bother buying 4k yet, and remember that if you buy 4k, you must buy a 50" tv to enjoy the 4k in it

    about hdtv or smart tv, there is not really a offer of 4k hdtvs anymore almost all tvs are smart tvs

    a useless feature if you use a ps4 or connect to a pc the tv to view content from internet, it the tv will work alone, then it should be smart tv


    Well, They don't sell 720p. so just full HD and 4K, the salesperson said that 42 or 40 inch is the best if I will be sitting 2 meters from it.

    Then I look at other answers said that anything below 60" is not worth for 4K. so like 55 for full hd and I guess I will end up choosing Sony 42 or 40 full HDTV
  6. Best answer
    i didn't said get a 720p tv, i said i will keep mine for more years

    you are on the market between two choices, 1080p and 2160p

    if you find a really great 1080p, go for it, if you find a great 2160p that is good too

    be sure to buy one that does at least 60hz
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