TV Advice on 32" TV

Hi, I have been looking for a TV for the bedroom, will be mainly connected to an android box but will also connect to aerial point for HD tuner


I didn't want anything bigger than about 32" and also didn't want to pay more than arount £200.


I had convinced myself on a particular TV, the LG 32LK6100 i noticed it said this was 100Hz which seemded good for a cheaper TV, its currently £199 but when i was in the currys store, there was another LG TV for sale with £100 off so was the same price at £199, the LG LM6300.
The guy convinced me this was a newer and better TV at the same price. I have got it home but not opened it yet due to when i looked it up i noticed it was only 50Hz and wasn't too sure if this would make a big difference or not for the use it will have, i won't be gaming on it.


It also doesn't have to be an LG TV, they are just the ones that caught my eye, but from the limited information in the store and the fact they are all on demo mode, its hard to know which is the best for the money.


Would i have been better with the 32LK6100 or is there another 32" brand at similar price that would be worth getting instead?


Its important it had freeview HD built in and also has WIFI.


Thanks


James

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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,812
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    To be honest the human eye can't notice a lot of difference once you get over a refresh rate of about 30 so its arbitrary anyway for the most part.
  • when you say " 50Hz " is the previous wording or wording afterwards something like 2** v

    50Hz is the uk mains frequency and associated with mains voltage , ie: 220v
  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 2,599
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    The 100Hz/50Hz display thing won't make much difference in actual use. Don't worry about it.
  • Hi James

    It's getting harder and harder to find decent TVs at that size, but what you will find is that most won't be full HD (1080p), and will only be 'HD Ready' (720p). Something else to look out for is how good the built in smart functionality is. IME both Samsung and LG have the best offer there. A good 32", while you can still get it, is the Samsung UE32M5520. This is 'Full HD' (1080p) and a fantastic smart interface with all the apps you could need. The M5520 is still showing on Argos for £249 - (sorry, I'm not allowed to post a link, but just search for 32M5520 on Argos' website) - which I know is more than you wanted to pay, but that extra £50 buys you a TV that's leagues ahead of the other 32" offerings.

    There is a newer UE32N5300 which is basically the same, but with a slightly uglier (IMO) frame and chunkier back (which you won't be looking at anyway I suppose). This is currently priced way too high though for what it is (simply because it's the "newer" version - with no new features!)

    Whatever you do avoid the UE32N4000 and UE32N5000, which although very similar model numbers, have NO smart features. I have no idea what Samsung are even thinking producing these models in 2019. Who only watches live TV? I'd be surprised is digital broadcast wasn't switched off by 2025 tbh!
  • "Samsung UE32M5520."
    A relative has just purchased this model (Argos) for a bedroom and, as you say, for the extra £50 it really is worth paying that bit more. An excellent t.v..
  • Neil_Jones
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    rickwookie wrote: »
    Whatever you do avoid the UE32N4000 and UE32N5000, which although very similar model numbers, have NO smart features. I have no idea what Samsung are even thinking producing these models in 2019. Who only watches live TV? I'd be surprised is digital broadcast wasn't switched off by 2025 tbh!

    Contrary to popular belief there are people in this country who only watch live TV and have no need for a Smart TV. There are probably no end of people who only have a TV and a Freeview box and no internet connection.

    So there must be a demand for these non-Smart TV's otherwise Samsung wouldn't make them, surely?
  • Most people use a smart box/pvr anyway.
  • mobileron
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    You could also consider a tv with Android OS,you will have all the apps in the playstore, beats both LG and Samsung for quantity.
  • Mister_G
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    rickwookie wrote: »
    Who only watches live TV? I'd be surprised is digital broadcast wasn't switched off by 2025 tbh!

    Since the terrestrial broadcasters are still spending millions on upgrading the network to cope with the release of broadcast frequencies to the mobile networks, I reckon it will still be with us in 20 years time.
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