Monday, December 11, 2017

What TV to buy Christmas 2017

In this Christmas 2017 we recommend that you buy televisions according to your uses and budget. If you're not sure what size or features best suit your needs we recommend visiting our buying guide TV before choosing a new TV.

We recommend different models of different brands depending on what you are going to use or what you are willing to spend.

The cheapest TV

The TVs of good brand, simpler and cheaper that we recommend are LG, a model SmartTV with FullHD resolution, enough to see the DTT and some film by USB, with good definition.

TV recommended for the whole family

For TVs that go in the living room of any family, not extremely freak of image quality but they want a good Smart, good connections and picture to watch movies, sports etc ... this type of TV we recommend the average range of LG as of Samsung (6000 series). They are televisions with the new 4K resolution, good Smart platform and "compatible" with HDR.

Good image quality TV:

If we look for one more level of picture quality, with a HDR panel 10 bits, deeper blacks to enjoy the cinema, we recommend a Sony model, the best quality-price of 2017 in our opinion, but somewhat expensive for most of families.

Best TV of 2017:

We think that the OLED of LG 2017 C7 or B7 is the best TV of the year that can be purchased for a reasonable price, less than £2000. The rest of televisions of similar quality (TOP) are quite more expensive.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Best TV 2017 price-value

In this post we try to recommend what TV you should buy the best value of 2017. If you want to save in the first half of the year are also available TVs 2016. To learn more: When is the best moment to buy a TV?

Best TV £2500-3000

The high-end TVs in 2017 are 4K resolution, compatible with HDR10 and feature SmartTV. In this category we differentiate OLEDs from LCD-LEDs.
  • LG OLED B7 / C7: (8.5) is probably the most recommended TV if you have a high budget. The B7 and C7 are the same in picture quality. Ideal for any type of use and for any situation, both front and sides. The price in 55 inches over £3000.
  • Sony XE9305: (8.2) Best LCD-LED TV. Good picture quality and very good in HDR too. It is not a recommended TV to watch from the sides. About £200 cheaper than LG's OLED

£1500 55 inches

Without being the best have very good picture quality, its price about £1500 in 55 inches. Good choice for lovers of picture quality, with budget less than OLED. Compatibility supports HDR10 but not other formats.
  • Sony XE9005: (8) Model with direct LED, good uniformity and good contrast, to watch better front. Too expensive at the moment.
  • Samsung MU8000: (7.5) A TV to watch from the front with good contrast and ideal for gamers. Good overall.
  • Panasonic EX750: VA and 3D.

Mid-range £1000:

Televisions with more than enough picture quality for most users. They include Smart, 4K and are compatible with HDR, although its panel is something inferior: 8bits. Price of about £1000 in 55 inches.
  • Samsung MU6400: The Samsung midrange, every year gives an excellent result combining: performance, picture quality and price. They are televisions with panel VA so it is better to watch them from the front (Models 49 and 55 inches with PLS panel?).. Any of the series is recommended: MU6445, MU6505, ...
  • LG UJ670V: With IPS panel is more suitable for those with large family or sofas from the sides. Not recommending to watch movies in the dark.

The Televisions FullHD this 2017 are few, only reserved to the lower range. We recommend you visit our list with all FullHD TVs if you don't want to spend much for a TV.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Samsung M5000 FullHD cheap perfect to watch TV

The Samsung M5000 is a simple model. This is the lower Samsung range for 2017, but maintaining a FullHD resolution. The Samsung M5000 does not have a Smart platform so we can recommend this TV as a device to watch TV and little else. A television that is good enough for those users who are simply looking for a television from a trusted brand and want to watch TV, sport or movies on the DTT or Internet TV platforms. As connectivity are available a USB port and two HDMI inputs, enough to connect the PC or some movie from a USB. The M5000 does not include the TDT2 tuner, which seems to someday be the new DTT.

We recommend you look for the Samsung M5500 which includes improvements in image quality, TDT2 tuner and Smart platform. It is available in 43 inches and is a bit more expensive.

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen: 32 and 40 inches. Flat
TechnologyLCD-LED EdgeLED 
Resolution: FullHD 1920x1080
PQI: 200Hz (50Hz)
Smart TV: -
  • 2xHDMI 
  • 1xUSB 
  • Audio: 20W
View all specifications (Samsung website)

Design Samsung M5000:

Model Name: Name of 2017 Samsung
  • Samsung UE32M5000
  • Samsung UE40M5000
  • Samsung UE49M5000

Monday, October 16, 2017

What is RGB and RGBW on an LED TV?

In this post we show you the difference between a TV with RGB panel and a RGB-W TV. These acronyms refer to the color of the LEDs they contain: Red, Green, Blue and White.

What is usual and what is available in medium-high-range 4K televisions is the RGB panel, the RGBW panel is present in a few models.

Which is better?

Thus, RGB is superior, since 4K resolution involves a certain number of Red / Green / Blue pixels that the RGB panel "tricks" by adding a White pixel.

What does this difference mean?

The difference lies in the resolution, according to an expert user:

"... seeing aerial golf presentations ... it was more difficult to see grass blade and grass patterns on the RGBW screen." AVFORMUS

We can also make it clear that it is difficult to realize the difference by watching TV, movies, etc.
According to LG (who is the one who offers this technology in some models).

"RGBW TV meets all the qualifications required to render 4K Ultra HD images"

More differences:

The brightness is something different also, if the images are very luminous but not of strident colors the white pixel can help, if it is a very luminous image of saturated colors it is counterproductive.

Consumption is lower in RGBW panels because to provide brighter images use the white LED. Thus the LG SJ810V in 55 inches consumes 10% less than the SJ850V.


While it is true that to choose to appear that the RGB is superior, it is very difficult that we get to score the difference if we sit on our sofa 2-3 meters away. We think that there are other factors to consider, more important for most users before choosing a new TV.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sony XE7002: is it the same tv than XE7073?

The Sony XE7002 is a cheap TV with 4K resolution. This TV includes some features of the Smart but not the Android platform so it is not recommended if you are looking for a SmartTV. The image quality is correct. The IPS panel offers a wide viewing angle but it is not the best TV in image quality to watch movies. The Sony XE7002 is the same TV as the Sony XE7073 with the difference of the MotionFlow: 100Hz and the design Frame Color: Black. We recommend you check out our full review of the Sony XE7073.

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen: 43, 49 and 55 inches. Flat
TechnologyLCD-LED EdgeLED
Panel: IPS
Resolution: 4K UHD 3840x2160
3D: -
MotionFlow100Hz (50Hz)
Smart TVApps (Linux)
  • 3x HDMI
  • 3x USB
  • Audio: 20W
View all specifications (Sony website)

Design Sony XE7002:

XE78002 variants:
Sony XE7077 400Hz (silver)
Sony XE7003 200Hz