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Hi,
I am replacing a ten-year old TV and want a Smart TV with catch-up apps, should be easy to use (voice command?) and 65 inch.  Budget is around £600 but can go a bit higher if it's worth it.
So far I like the look of this one:
Or maybe:

Please let me have comments and suggestions thanks.

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  • LambyrLambyr Forumite
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    This is over your budget by £50, but you may find it cheaper elsewhere. I have the 50" version of it (bought after a friend's recommendation) and have been very happy with it. It does have voice controls, although I'll be honest, they're fairly limited but the picture quality is brilliant, and it came with an LG Magic Remote which can control pretty much everything you might plug into your TV.
    No real complaints. It's the second LG WebOS TV I've bought and would buy another one in the future.

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  • SteveOkSteveOk Forumite
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    Hi. I have very good experiences with Samsung TV's. Have you already looked at the Samsung RU7099? According to the reviews, the TV is great :)
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    edited 7 May at 2:46PM
    You shouldn't buy a TV based on what apps it has, buy yourself a Firestick or a Roku stick (other options are available eg Now TV box stick), these both have catchup services but you will need to check both to see which fits your needs.
    Problem with buying a TV is the apps could in theory not be updated in 2 years time and because they aren't updated it wont work but fear not the TV will still work, you will just need to buy 1 of the previously mentioned items.
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    DCFC79 said:
    You shouldn't buy a TV based on what apps it has, buy yourself a Firestick or a Roku stick (other options are available eg Now TV box stick), these both have catchup services but you will need to check both to see which fits your needs.
    Problem with buying a TV is the apps could in theory not be updated in 2 years time and because they aren't updated it wont work but fear not the TV will still work, you will just need to buy 1 of the previously mentioned items.
    The main differences are that Now TV is not on the Firestick, Amazon video is not on the Now TV stick and Britbox is not on the Roku or the Now TV stick.
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    Don't buy from Currys , atrocious back up If problems. Buy from richer sounds or John Lewis for the free extended warranty.

    I have 3 LG TVs , regular operating system and app updates . 

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    What Browntoa said. JL and RS will price match if not already cheaper, and you'll get a minimum five year warranty. 
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  • SteveOkSteveOk Forumite
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    DCFC79 said:
    You shouldn't buy a TV based on what apps it has, buy yourself a Firestick or a Roku stick (other options are available eg Now TV box stick), these both have catchup services but you will need to check both to see which fits your needs.
    Problem with buying a TV is the apps could in theory not be updated in 2 years time and because they aren't updated it wont work but fear not the TV will still work, you will just need to buy 1 of the previously mentioned items.
    I believe that all TVs today have the same apps. Netflix, YouTube, Amazon ... What more do you need? The software of the Tv is important. Android from Sony runs very well
  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    SteveOk said:
    Android from Sony runs very well
    I find my Sony very frustrating. Every now & then I have to unplug the power lead then reconnect to get the catch up services to work properly.
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    pphillips said:
    DCFC79 said:
    You shouldn't buy a TV based on what apps it has, buy yourself a Firestick or a Roku stick (other options are available eg Now TV box stick), these both have catchup services but you will need to check both to see which fits your needs.
    Problem with buying a TV is the apps could in theory not be updated in 2 years time and because they aren't updated it wont work but fear not the TV will still work, you will just need to buy 1 of the previously mentioned items.
    The main differences are that Now TV is not on the Firestick, Amazon video is not on the Now TV stick and Britbox is not on the Roku or the Now TV stick.
    No way, I never knew that.
    Yes of course Im aware of that.
    I gave the OP some options where the apps will still be useable.
    If they disregard that advice then up to them.
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    SteveOk said:
    DCFC79 said:
    You shouldn't buy a TV based on what apps it has, buy yourself a Firestick or a Roku stick (other options are available eg Now TV box stick), these both have catchup services but you will need to check both to see which fits your needs.
    Problem with buying a TV is the apps could in theory not be updated in 2 years time and because they aren't updated it wont work but fear not the TV will still work, you will just need to buy 1 of the previously mentioned items.
    I believe that all TVs today have the same apps. Netflix, YouTube, Amazon ... What more do you need? The software of the Tv is important. Android from Sony runs very well
    Yes I know TVs have the same apps, well some might have a little variation.
    I wasn't disputing about the apps.
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