4K TV's

Discussion in 'Technical Support / Computing / Gaming' started by sw88, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. sw88

    sw88 Chief Commentator!

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    25,678
    Likes Received:
    7,140
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £1,019.91
    The old folk are looking for a new TV. I've seen this one on offer but don't really know much about specs etc. Looks OK to me, 50 inch is cheaper than the 43 at the minute. Anyone able to translate in simple terms whether it's any good?
    They only ever watch 'normal' tv programmes - soaps, drama's etc, rather than films, and they're certainly not gamers! :)

    TOSHIBA 50U6863DB 50" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
     
  2. duffer

    duffer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    5,389
    Credit:
    £322.00
    Hey SW, I've literally just bought the 43" version of this on Amazon for £299, though now I can only find it for £310, sorry...



    I don't really know a great deal about TVs, and this is last year's model, but I can connect it to my hub via an RJ45 lead and get stuff like Netflix, Youtube and even browse the internet directly (though the latter is a bit clunky), and there's a HDMI and a SCART connection too. Setting up was a bit of faff mind, it seemed to take a while to understand that I wanted to connect via HDMI for the TV (via the hub), but in terms of picture and sound it's certainly good enough for me. Very nice for watching the cricket highlights, for example.

    The reason we didn't go for the 49 inch version is simply that it's massive - it would dominate the entire room. Others, of course, might prefer that.

    Again though, this isn't my area of expertise, and I'll bet there's someone here who will know a ton more about this than me. But at the price, it seems like a good deal, and our last Toshiba TV is still going strong after almost two decades!
     
    sw88 likes this.
  3. sw88

    sw88 Chief Commentator!

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    25,678
    Likes Received:
    7,140
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £1,019.91
    Cheers @duffer
    The old folk have decided against it purely because of the size - well i think Mum won the argument basically :) think it’ll be a 40-43 inch they will look out for.
     
    duffer likes this.
  4. dutchman

    dutchman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    3,181
    Likes Received:
    949
    Location:
    Spon End
    Credit:
    £643.87
    You understand none of those programmes are produced in 4K so they'll be paying for a feature they will never use?
     
  5. Covstu

    Covstu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    11,608
    Likes Received:
    2,184
    Location:
    Costa del Cov
    Credit:
    £307.05
    I have always found that quality manufacturers w8n c9mpared to the cheaper cousins when talking around TVs (most technology to be fair). The picture quality and sound are usually far superior to the cheaper makes and prices really coming down.
     
  6. Mr Panda

    Mr Panda Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    248
    Credit:
    £293.60
    Anyone got any advice around larger TV screens and how compatible they are with Xbox one games?

    I bought an LG couple of years back which is 50inches and games like FIFA suffer terrible input lag, even when you change the settings so that it's in game mode and alter the input settings. Other games work fine, just FIFA.
     

Share This Page