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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Won't be watching the World Cup. Won't be buying a new TV to not watch the World Cup on. Simples.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    No, bought one during Black Friday.

    If the World Cup was being broadcast for free in 4K I would be interested in watching a little bit just to see the tech in actions - I did see a very impressive 4K football match demo in John Lewis once.

    But I'm guessing that will have to wait for 2022. Or, more likely, 2026.

    I think Saracen has subconsciously made me put my cynical hat on again.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Also, I got a new 4k telly about 18 months ago, and I haven't gone past the wife's NTU, which is the well known SI unit, the New Telly Unit, currently about 6 or 7 years.
    lol, I also have to steel myself for having that conversation about why anyone would want a TV larger than about about 24" again

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    lol, I also have to steel myself for having that conversation about why anyone would want a TV larger than about about 24" again
    You need to quote viewing distances, ask her if she wants to be sitting 6" from the telly to get the full effect. And then when she says 'why do we need a new telly then?", you're on your own. Unless you 'accidentally' break the old one...

    And bezels. Back in the day, bezels were at least 50% of the screen size, so you could get a 48" and it would have the same overall size. Maybe.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    Spend a lot of money on a new TV to watch a bunch of overpaid, badly behaved, immature pansies kicking a ball? Sod off!
    In the context of players playing for their clubs, I'd agree with you. Players aren't paid to play for their countries though, they play only for pride. And to kick each other and roll around in agony

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Already bought a Bravia 49EX9005 a couple of months ago. In my case it was to watch F1 in 4K though (and other stuff in due course, as the range of content slowly improves).

    And before all you sport haters start again, I couldn't give a rat's ass if you like F1 or not. I like it, so I choose to watch it

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Was thinking about getting a 4k TV not because of the world cup but because my tv is getting on in years and it might be time to upgrade.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    Already bought a Bravia 49EX9005 a couple of months ago. In my case it was to watch F1 in 4K though (and other stuff in due course, as the range of content slowly improves).

    And before all you sport haters start again, I couldn't give a rat's ass if you like F1 or not. I like it, so I choose to watch it
    Who's a sports hater? I hate football, and have no interest in many other sports, but SOME I do watch. Used to include F1, but got bored years ago. I still watch a lot of bike racing, especially MotoGP, and World and British Superbikes .... but I wouldn't buy a new TV for that, either.

    A better QOTW might have been about buying a new TV to watch the next premiere event of your favourite sport, but it's a bit of a gob-full.

    As for F1, why I got bored with it is another thread (and been done before, IIRC) but I regard choice of sport to follow as being like favourite music, or foods you do/don't like - my reaspns are good enough for me, but nobody else will give a hoot if, or why, I don't like horseradish.

    Hey, there's an original QOTW - do you like horseradish? I might have to patent that one.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    You need to quote viewing distances, ask her if she wants to be sitting 6" from the telly to get the full effect. And then when she says 'why do we need a new telly then?", you're on your own. Unless you 'accidentally' break the old one...

    And bezels. Back in the day, bezels were at least 50% of the screen size, so you could get a 48" and it would have the same overall size. Maybe.
    The bezels thing is certainly the case for our current living room TV. Samsung had a name for it, a crystal bezel or somesuch, it was so huge they tried to make a feature of it. So yes, our current 46" screen (which was greeted with something like "what the hell have you bought") has about a 50" diagonal in modern terms. I think for the viewing distance, a 55" would be fine.

    However, in wife terms it doesn't matter how close or far she is sitting from the TV, she will be reading a book

    That might make a better QOTW on here mind, "If there is going to be nothing but football on the TV, will you be buying a book"

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post

    Hey, there's an original QOTW - do you like horseradish? I might have to patent that one.
    Horseradish? Horsebleep more like.

    So no.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The bezels thing is certainly the case for our current living room TV. Samsung had a name for it, a crystal bezel or somesuch, it was so huge they tried to make a feature of it. So yes, our current 46" screen (which was greeted with something like "what the hell have you bought") has about a 50" diagonal in modern terms. I think for the viewing distance, a 55" would be fine.

    However, in wife terms it doesn't matter how close or far she is sitting from the TV, she will be reading a book

    That might make a better QOTW on here mind, "If there is going to be nothing but football on the TV, will you be buying a book"
    I think I had the same telly. The B7020, but 40", I actually measured it, and the diagonal was the same as the 49" we ended up getting, so you should easily get away with a 55". I would have pushed it, but the legs were too wide for our telly stand. And trying to get a new telly stand and a new telly past the wife? Not when you chuck in a new 4k BD player as well (discounted, almost more expensive not to buy it...)

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    ... That might make a better QOTW on here mind, "If there is going to be nothing but football on the TV, will you be buying a book"
    Physical or Kindle? Got a couple on my wishlist that are due this summer...

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    Wait is buying a new tv for a major sporting event a thing? Who in the hell does that?
    Major sporting events often acts as a showcase for new live broadcasting technologies.
    And it's a shame the Beeb won't be broadcasting in 4K (as per news on 15th May). So folks may as well stick to their old shoddy tellies.

    However, World Cup or not I would say upgrade your telly regardless. Watching your 4K Bluray and Netflix 4K/HDR shows really is a huge improvement. You only have to watch Blue Planet II in 4K to see why upgrading to see why upgrading is a good thing.

    I've already got an LG 43UH661V 43 inch Ultra HD telly. It's lovely.

    Tech support time:
    On occasions watching things via Xbox One X. I get the image flickering on and off. Sometimes I get "Invalid Format". Turning the telly off/on will resolve it. But I don't know if it's the telly, the cable or the Xbox.

    Anyone else get this?
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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    I'll be watching the WC but a new TV? No. Don't be silly.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    Buying a new one just for the World Cup - no way.
    In any case, I got a new one last year that does UHD and HDR, so no worries !

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    Re: QOTW: Are you buying a new TV for the World Cup?

    We bought a TV. A big shiny 65" Samsung QLED.

    It's all the bells and whistles with 4K UHD and HDR1000, lovely for watching the footy on BBC iPlayer in UHD.

    Got ourselves a Samsung soundbar to go with it, the quality is glorious.



    I think we can consider that job jobbed.

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