New TV 8k recommendations

in Phones & TV
9 replies 231 views
azz007azz007 Forumite
211 Posts
Fourth Anniversary 100 Posts
Hi all

First Post in this section. I have a budget of £2500 for a new TV. What is new latest technology right now is it worth getting an 8k smart tv. Size 55-65 inch?
I do like Sony as its android tv with built in chromecast. But recommendations welcome. 
Thanks 

Replies

  • Carrot007Carrot007 Forumite
    4.5K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    No point in 8K at those sizes. 80+ maybe. What content do you have for it anyway. Much better spent on a decent 4K model rather than a overpriced 8K.

    Many do android these days (sony was one of the first). LG with webos (what was to be next gen palm) is another good option.

  • edited 6 June 2021 at 11:02AM
    phillwphillw Forumite
    5.4K Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    edited 6 June 2021 at 11:02AM
    Micro led is the latest technology, but it's outside your size and budget for now.
    TV's aren't really an investment. I would look for the cheapest TV you can live with rather than whatever is the best today.


  • LambyrLambyr Forumite
    437 Posts
    Seventh Anniversary 100 Posts Combo Breaker
    There are diminishing returns with higher resolution TVs. To actually be able to discern the difference between 4K and 8K, you'd need a very large TV and probably have to sit a lot closer to the screen. You'd also need 8K content to play on it... and there isn't much. Even 4K resolution is overkill for a lot of people - a kinda typical 50" 4K TV at a typical living room sitting distance won't look that different to 1080p for many people, especially if the source is streaming video which uses compression. There is a more noticeable difference with Blu-Rays, or less-compressed video sources, but there are no 8K Blu-Rays and streaming 8K video that hasn't been compressed to the point of pointlessness is going to require a connection speed of around 200Mbps.

    The latest consoles can theoretically support 8K, but there aren't currently any titles using it and there is some debate over whether we will see 8K games on them in this generation.

    You could look at a 65" OLED which will come under that budget which will give you a fantastic picture with the best black levels, but you do have to take care of it - don't leave static images (eg. news channel banners) on the TV for too long or burn-in is very likely to happen. Most of them have a maintenance feature you should be performing every few months.

    If you don't want the faff, there are plenty of sub-£1000 sets from LG, Philips, Samsung, Sony, etc. that will perform well, and you could put anything extra in your budget towards a decent sound system (if you don't already have one).
    She would always like to say,
    Why change the past when you can own this day?
  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
    20.3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    ( Most of them have a maintenance feature you should be performing every few months.)
    My Panasonic does a short maintenance about 3 times a week itself .
  • edited 11 June 2021 at 8:46PM
    getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
    46.9K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper I've helped Parliament
    Forumite
    edited 11 June 2021 at 8:46PM
    Depends on your cycle time with TV.
    A decent 55"-65" OLED will give best for now at £1k-£1.5k

    Some viewing options with high use will get screen retention issues even with the protective cycles.
    (Panasonic 55" with YouTube, sky news and BBC news retention on red.)

    Resolution is not the key feature it's HDR, What makes a good TV is its HDR performance that's where you get your biggest upgrade in viewing experience.
    Plenty of UHD/HDR sources now.



  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Ambassador
    49.2K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Ambassador
    As above , by the time there is 8k content the TV you buy today may well be obsolete or outdated.

    Go for a top end uhd 4k TV
    I'm a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on the Shopping and Freebies, Phones and TV and Over 50s boards. If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing . All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
  • jeradonjeradon Forumite
    89 Posts
    Third Anniversary 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    Forumite
    Another vote for 4k. Video quality is awesome.
  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
    4.4K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    oled seems nice to view, definatley agree 8K will need much larger screen sizes, and content to watch.
    Replenished CRA Reports.2015 Zoe i nav -90-100 miles top charge. Savings continue.Faster Fibre has arrived albeit 1gb to 500mb.
  • PZ19PZ19 Forumite
    394 Posts
    Third Anniversary 100 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    Not an 8k tv but I got Samsung Q80T at start of year, 55 inch, very impressed with it. 4K and surprisingly sound is very good also
Sign In or Register to comment.
Latest MSE News and Guides

British Gas prepay meter users...

...to pay less for gas from 1 April

MSE News

The 'odd Easter flavours' thread 2023

What bizarre food stuffs have you spied?

MSE Forum

Energy Price Guarantee calculator

How much you'll likely pay from April

MSE Tools