New 50 inch TV advice

My wife decided to surprise me last week with a new 50 inch Hisense H50B7300UK (£299) , to replace our Sony 32 inch. After the 'man buys gadgets in this house' argument D i have to decide wether to stick with it, or change for another at Argos. We currently have a Sky plus box.
The Hisense looks good when watching TV programmes in HD, but when watching football the pitch just appears hazy when the camera pans. I have watched a few youtube 4k clips on the TV and they do look really good.
Will I get much of an improvement if I change the TV for a slightly more expensive one , for example a Samsung UE50RU7100KXXU at £379 ? Buy Samsung 50 Inch UE50RU7100KXXU Smart 4K HDR LED TV | Televisions | Argos
Or how much higher price wise till I start to see a difference. Is the motion rate important for me ? As Saumsung use their own.
Or for the price range Im looking at , is it better to spend the extra money getting Sky Q, to get the 4K for sports ?
Appreciate any advice.
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  • cranford
    cranford Posts: 797
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    Yes ask your wife for her advice!
  • Mr_Benn
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    cranford said:
    Yes ask your wife for her advice!
      Yeh I know.  She was railroaded by her sister. All they see is a bigger tv - no idea about the quality of the picture, or that we couldve got the same tv cheaper elsewhere
  • cranford
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    have you tries different picture modes such as Sport?
  • Neil_Jones
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    There may be an option to reduce the motion blur and/or the picture as a whole, the effect is caused because the TV tries to be clever and "sharpen" the picture, but of course on football you can't sharpen what is effectively a round blur shooting across a sea of green.
  • Mr_Benn
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    Thanks for the replies guys . I will have a look for the settings to see if it changes. Obviuosly dont want to be having to tinker with settings all the time tho. 
    Any thoughts on wether the Samsung model will have a better clearer picture than the Hisense ?  Thanks 
  • mobileron
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    I have a hisense tv and dont have this issue,there are lots of videos and info online to setting up the tv,never buy from argos,6 year  free warranty at Richersounds.
  • sal_III
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    The best way to pick a TV is to go to a brick and mortar store and see it live. There are many subjective factors, that no one here can predict. Personally I wouldn't consider anything other than Sony, mainly based on personal preference for their interface and remote layout and interoperability so when we lose one remote you can use the one from any other TV in the house :)

    The main point when buying a TV is to do it from Either John Lewis or Richersounds for the 5/6 years warranty. Even if it ends up costing you £50-100 more it's well worth it. If you can return the TV to Argos I would highly recommend doing so, for the warranty alone.
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    edited 24 February 2020 at 3:27PM
    Mr_Benn said: a new 50 inch Hisense H50B7300UK (£299) , to replace our Sony 32 inch.  We currently have a Sky plus box.
    The Hisense looks good when watching TV programmes in HD, but when watching football the pitch just appears hazy when the camera pans. I have watched a few youtube 4k clips on the TV and they do look really good.
    Will I get much of an improvement if I change the TV for a slightly more expensive one , for example a Samsung UE50RU7100KXXU at £379 ?
    A £300 50" TV is never going to give high end picture quality. Neither is a £379 one. 
    In addition, a Sky HD decoder does not provide 4K material, but simply "upgrading" to  a Sky Q won't make your TV into less of a budget item...
  • Takmon
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    Mr_Benn said:
    cranford said:
    Yes ask your wife for her advice!
      Yeh I know.  She was railroaded by her sister. All they see is a bigger tv - no idea about the quality of the picture, or that we couldve got the same tv cheaper elsewhere
    Any 50" + TV under £600 is at the budget end of the scale and the £300 mark is lowest of the low and for people who don't care about picture quality at all. If you watch a couple of hours a days of TV then you to at least get a mid range one which will cost you at least £600. A TV with decent picture quality will be OLED and you will be looking to spend £1200+ for a decent one of these. So really you need to consider investing some money if your going to be using the TV a lot because if you actually work it out at cost per hour a £1200 TV isn't much over it's lifetime. 
  • teddysmum
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    I think 32" was the borderline screen size, where it was difficult to tell whether a broadcast was HD or SD, for this size or less. 
    Our last tv was a 32" and I could not tell the difference, but my son had a 50" at the same time and I could tell immediately, as SD gave a fuzzy picture.
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