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I've looked back until December but I can't find any advice on TV's.

 

I've got a perfectly good LG Smart 42" TV which cost me 20k about 3-4 years ago which still has a perfect picture.

However, as I watch UK TV , EPL every weekend and some downloaded movies, I thought about treating myself to a 55" version as they have some good offers in Powerbuy until 31st Jan ( I'm sure there will be other offers also).

 

I am looking at a Samsung 11,449 Baht, LG 13,990, Samsung 12,568, LG 13,379, Samsung 12,989 and 13,969.

 

But what do I look for which makes one model better than the other ? I know roughly what to look for in the spec of mobiles and laptops but what do I look for in TV's ?

 

I asked a youth in the shop and he said one of the Samsungs had better/more ? pixels than the LG but when I read the spec they were the same.

 

I did think about buying the one with the biggest discount as the original RRP was the highest but it could just be reduced because an older model.

 

Any pointers appreciated. The above prices are from their website but the same prices are offered instore as online.

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check on Lazada, there is 2 different models that constantly go on sale. one from LG and one from Samsung

both usually go down to 11500 or big sales 10500

 

Samsung RU7100 vs LG UM7300: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/samsung-ru7100-vs-lg-um7300/783/822

 

choosing between the two, I wouldn't know.  they are quite similar.

 

personally I will likely buy the Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro that comes out in like a month or two, should be about 16,000b at most.

 

those are the two models (possibly exact listing) that constantly went on sales

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/-i368074024-s719528785.html

http://www.lazada.co.th/-i317820545-s599576069.html

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I watched a TV repair video on YT not long ago.  The presenter specializes in "dumpster" TV's, bringing them back to life cheaply.  He was repairing a 55" Samsung LCD TV and had completely opened the back.  He remarked that Samsung used the cheapest components and cut more corners than any other brand he had worked on.  

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10 hours ago, kekalot said:

check on Lazada, there is 2 different models that constantly go on sale. one from LG and one from Samsung

both usually go down to 11500 or big sales 10500

 

Samsung RU7100 vs LG UM7300: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/samsung-ru7100-vs-lg-um7300/783/822

 

choosing between the two, I wouldn't know.  they are quite similar.

 

personally I will likely buy the Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro that comes out in like a month or two, should be about 16,000b at most.

 

those are the two models (possibly exact listing) that constantly went on sales

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/-i368074024-s719528785.html

http://www.lazada.co.th/-i317820545-s599576069.html

Both out of stock on Lazada this morning

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i would stick with LG I have 42 inch now for 7 yrs never had any problem and pic is still very good !!!

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I'm usually an LG fan back in the UK have a 65 and a 50 there. Here last year we bought a SONY 50 from Tesco for around 14k and I have to say the picture looks fab and upscales 1080p torrented movies from YIFY that almost look 4k. Good enough sound as well. 

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i bought a toshiba 6/7 years ago mainly because it played the most file formats via usb, it's been a great telly and is still going strong, i almost wish it would fail so i can justify updating to a smart tv, i'd go for toshiba again, though back home i've had samsung which has also been great...

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I think tbh now they are all pretty good probably made in pretty much the same factories in China with many circuit boards being the same. If budget is a real issue maybe one of the no names such as Hisense might be the solution. 

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Consider the Operating system - do you want to be stuck with the proprietary Samsung or a Generic Android?

 

I have a Samsung and find the apps I can down load to be very restrictive and the ability to stream from my computer to be awkward. I feel android would have been better.

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9 hours ago, dddave said:

I watched a TV repair video on YT not long ago.  The presenter specializes in "dumpster" TV's, bringing them back to life cheaply.  He was repairing a 55" Samsung LCD TV and had completely opened the back.  He remarked that Samsung used the cheapest components and cut more corners than any other brand he had worked on.  

Same as their air cons then, their hoovers are good that's about it

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On 1/29/2020 at 12:11 PM, briley said:

Consider the Operating system - do you want to be stuck with the proprietary Samsung or a Generic Android?

 

I have a Samsung and find the apps I can down load to be very restrictive and the ability to stream from my computer to be awkward. I feel android would have been better.

Some Sony TV models use Android.

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I've had Samsungs and LGs that have failed quickly, just luck of the draw. Buy the one with the best deal at the time. If you like watching sport why not go for a 65 inch. I've seen some going for around 16,000 baht.

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Henry 65" looks too big for my living room.

 

I always considered LG & Samsung to be similar quality in TV's and the salesman in Power outside Homepro here in HH said the Samsung was better value than the similar priced LG I was looking at although it took 2 assistants to tell me the difference between model 7100 and 7200 ! ( 7200 has 2 remotes.......but same spec TV).

 

Anyway the Sony seemed to have a better picture although it wasn't showing the same programme as the LG or Samsung, probably a promo programme to accentuate the colours.

 

The Sony KD55X8000G has Android and today is 17,870 online in Powerbuy with a 10% discount code today making it 16,083, a bit more than the c11-12k cheap price that enticed me in the first place.

Cheapest I could see that model on Lazada today is 14,750 and although I use Lazada for a lot of purchases some of the TV sellers look a bit dodgy, some selling a different, I presume older, 55''  Sony for just 8k !

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