Which 55" TV?

Hi guys,

What would you choose out of the following?

  • Samsung (RU7100) 55" 4K UHD TV
  • Hisense (55R7) 55 INCH SERIES 7 4K UHD SMART TV
  • LG (55UM7600PTA) 55 inch 4K UHD SMART LED TV

Or something else?

I've had a look at all 3 in store, and for my eyes the LG looks best with colours that seem closer to the depths you could obtain on an OLED TV. Could have just been the contrast on that particular unit though.

Priorities are:

  1. Panel quality / colour
  2. Build quality
  3. Software (will run an external box)
  4. Price (will pay more $$$ if needed)

Thanks.

Comments

  • for my eyes the LG looks best with colours that seem closer to the depths you could obtain on an OLED TV.

    You have answered your own question.

    In addition to this claim, I have an LG and I can say that they are great during the day and at night, you do get DSE (Grayscale) rather than blacks which can be annoying on an IPS screen.
    However the biggest advantage is the LG WebOS magic remote where you can wave the remote like a wand and you get to use it as a pointer for smart TV operations.

    Cheers

    • Do you find the grey-ish tones annoying? I wonder if I might. TV will be used at night 95% of the time.

      • Slightly but tbh, if you want the best get an OLED (which I did)

        I have 4 x 4K TV's:

        1. LG OLED
        2. LG LED/LCD
        3. Philips LED/LCD
        4. JVC LED/LCD

        The price is hierarchical and also the picture quality respectively :P
        However I am very happy with the LG LED/LCD too … I am used to the DSE … some people can't stand it.
        So if you are a perfectionist and hate slight picture artifacts like DSE, just bite the bullet and get the OLED.

        Cheers

  • So…

    I recently went through the same process and had the same options in mind cause I wanted to pay roughly 1k for a 55".

    LG the IPS panel is it downfall. Overtime it will be the worse even tho right now it seems the best now cause at the end of the day you`ll get glow all over not just the blacks. Still good for bright rooms and decent against reflections. If you are gonna get an LG at least go for the 55SM8100PTA.

    Hisense 55r7 the viewing angles arrh you see the colour fade even to the side of the screen but everything else feature wise is the best (dolby vision and atmos) and 3 year warranty.

    While Samsung are also a VA panel, it better with with viewing angles and the all rounder out of these options. Most will be happy with a Samsung.

    so which did I buy?

    none

    went LG OLED

    end of the day personal preference really

  • +1

    Why 55? There's a chance you'll regret not going bigger. I'm loving my 65

    • Room size & budget are usually the factors. I'm looking to replace a 55" and although the 65" is tempting, I'm a bit worried it'll dominate the room.

  • The Samsung is 20% off at appliance central on ebay.

  • Samsung

  • +1

    So silly question but I haven't bought a TV since the Plasma / LCD contest days, but there is a big difference in quality between a $500 Kogan TV and a $1500 Samsung or LG?

    • +2

      Short version: Yes
      Long version: It depends. I find that the Kogan/Aldi type screens don't have the same black performance, contrast etc. That's not to say that they're bad screens, they have their place. I'd grab one in a heart beat to put in the kids room where it'll mostly be used for bright animated movies. For the main TV, I'd rather go smaller on size and grab a better quality panel that'll show off movies in better detail.

      Of course, much of this is subjective and YMMV.

  • Once you go QLED hard to go back to standard LED

  • I have not read anything other than your initial post OP.

    If money is at the bottom of the priority list then get yourself an LG 4K 55inch OLED TV.

    It is the best TV technology you can get and will tick your first priority, panel quality, and color, providing you are watching your movies in a darkened room or at night (which most of us do).

    You will not regret the purchase and the 2019 model is equipped with eARC and the latest HDMI revision for future-proofing the next range of consoles and hardware.

    I have an LG 4K 65inch OLED from last year's range and they are the bomb.

    • You will not regret the purchase and the 2019 model is equipped with eARC and the latest HDMI revision for future-proofing the next range of consoles and hardware.

      This is only exclusive for the OLED C9 and not other cheaper LG's

      Fantastic TV if you have $3K+ to spend, especially with its HDMI 2.1

      However we have to wait for the AV receivers to catch up with this technology.
      The closest receiver that has eARC (not HDMI 2.1 however faux 2.0b) is the Yamaha RXV **5 series.

      Cheers

  • Point 2 Build Quality of LG 55UM7600PTA etc.

    I am disappointed with the stand which appears to be quite unstable allowing the TV to flex backward & forward.
    I am unaware of the engineering that has gone into the frame, attachment of circuit boards etc & the stand, but visually there appears to be too much flex, which questions durability & longevity of the TV.
    Workarounds could be wall mounts, replace the stand with a non standard stand or even attach "seat belt" safety straps, but do the points of attachment on the TV stop the flex.
    If a warranty issue arises will there be a problem with the use of non standard accessories.
    Do I want to engage in this exercise?
    imho