Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Best TV first half of 2018 price-value

In this post we try to recommend what TV you should buy the best value for first half of 2018. If you want to save in the first half of the year are also available TVs 2017. To learn more: When is the best moment to buy a TV?

Best TV £2500-3000

The high-end TVs in 2018 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 2018 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.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Best TV 40-43 inches first half of 2018 in UK

Most televisions that are sold are of this screen size. We always recommend: the bigger is better. However most users have enough of those inches or no more space.

The best televisions of the year are not available in this size, they are 49-55 inches or larger. In this post we recommend the best of each brand available in 40-43 inches.

Best TV 40-43 inches first half of 2018

  • Sony XE8005: IPS panel with wide viewing angle, not recommended for watching movies, in the dark. 43 inches £650
  • LG UJ750V: IPS Panel, best for viewing in rooms with some light, wide viewing angle and good Smart. 43 inches £500.
  • Panasonic EX700B: Panel VA, good for gamers, cinema, etc ... better to see from the front, with light or dark room. 40 inches £650.
  • Samsung MU6400: Better to see from the front. The best quality-price for non-demanding users. Available in 40 and 43 inches for £500.

Smsng MU6400 Sony XE8005 Pana EX700 LG UJ750V
Image Quality 7 7 7 7
Movies 8 5 8 6
Viewing Angle 6 8,5 7 8,5
sports 7,5 7,5 7,5 7,5
TVShows 7,5 8 8 8
Gamers 8 7 8 8
HDR 7 6,5 7 7,5
Smart 9 8 7 9
Audio 7 7 7 7,5
Price 8,5 7 7 8,5
Rating 7,55 7,15 7,35 7,75


We can differentiate between IPS and VA panel televisions. Also we see as the price varies a lot, we recommend you choose between VA Samsung or LG IPS.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

LG SJ800V / SJ810V: The Cheapest NanoCell TV (IPS)

The LG SJ810V is a SmartTV in sale during first half of 2018. This TV is the cheapest with NanoCell 2017 technology that allows to improve the range of colors. The panel is 10bits IPS, so it offers a wide viewing angle and is compatible with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. This year most televisions do not include 3D and almost all are flat like this. The Smart is the new webOS 3.5 that evolves which already works quite well for some years. The connectivity and tuners are good, everything you need including a USB 3.0 port. The same TV has the variant LG SJ800V that only changes the base by a central half-moon. Available at Amazon

Technical / Specifications:

Specs and comments are of the specific product,
the same model can undergo important variations
Screen: 49, 55, 60 and 65 inches. Flat
TechnologyLED RGBW NanoCell
Panel: IPS 8bits+FCR?
Resolution: 4K UHD
HDRHDR10, DolbyVision y HLG
3D: -
PMI2800Hz (100Hz)
DCI-P3: 90%
Smart TVwebOS 3.5
  • 4x HDMI 2.0
  • 3x USB (1x3.0)
  • Magic Reomte Control
  • Audio: 20W
View all specifications (LG website)

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Our opinion LG SJ810V(veredict):

Our opinion on the LG SJ810V is good if you are looking for a good TV with IPS panel, which means a wide viewing angle, ideal for large rooms, large families, ... The contrast is superior to IPS models no NanoCell Although it is not the best if we watch movies with the lights off, the LG SJ850V improves the local attenuation improving the level of blacks. The resolution is 4K and it is compatible with the current HDR formats, the panel is 10bits so we can reproduce : The best quality formats. Smart is the WebOS that works quite well. We recommend you buy the SJ800V or SJ810V, which are the same with different stand, during 2017 if you are looking for a high-end IPS TV at a good price.

Model Name: Name of 2017 LG
  • LG 49SJ810V
  • LG 55SJ810V
  • LG 60SJ810V
  • LG 65SJ810V
  • LG 49SJ800V

Best TV 49-50 inches first half of 2018

First half of 2018 models are available in 49 inches, this is a recommended size to view from 2m away with quality content and a little more if we are going to see mainly TVShows.
Almost all low-, mid- and high-end televisions are available in 50 inches although the best televisions of the year are 55 inches or more. We recommend the best 49-50 inch TV that can be purchased in first half of 2018.

Best TV 49-50 inches first half of 2018

  • Sony XE9005: VA Panel DirectLED with good uniformity and deep blacks, better to see from the front than from the sides. 49 inches £1200
  • LG SJ810V: IPS 10-bit panel, better to see in rooms with some light. Good Smart and wide viewing angle. 49 inches £1000.
  • Panasonic EX750B: 10 bit VA panel with 3D. A very complete TV good image and extras, price a bit high. Available 50 inches £1300
  • Samsung MU8000: 8-bit VA panel. Good image but a bit behind the direct competition. At 49 inches for £1100.

LG SJ810V Pana EX750B Smsng MU8000 Sony XE9005
Image Quality 7,5 7,5 7 8,5
Movies 6 8 8 8,5
Viewing Angle 8,5 7 6 7,5
sports 8 8 7,5 8
TV Shows 8 8 8 8,5
Gamers 8 9 8,5 8
HDR 7,5 7 8 7
Smart 9 8 9 8
Audio 8 7,5 7 7,5
Price 8 7 7 9
Rating 7,85 7,65 7,6 8


The Sony XE9005 is one of the best TVs that can be bought in value for money and ranks as the best in 49 inches available in stores. The LG is the only IPS and also the cheapest, good choice if you are not going to watch the TV in the dark or you will see the TV from the sides. Panasonic is the most complete, the only one that includes 3D. We do not recommend buying the Samsung MU8005 in general.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Differences Sony XE8505 vs XE9005

They are two 2017 TVs with 4K resolution and compatible with HDR. The screen is flat VA, so it gains in deeper blacks and loses in viewing angle. The panel is 100Hz in both cases. These are some of the main features they present in common, but there are important differences.

Comparison XE9005 vs XE8505

The first difference we highlight is the panel type, the XE9005 is DirectLED and the XE8505 is EdgeLED. The XE9005 is superior in HDR with the direct LED backlight that improves the HDR performance and in addition this one has something more of MotionFlow. In image processing they have the same X1 processor that works well. The X-tended Dynamic Range PRO included in the top model only allows you to combine deeper blacks with superior brightness in each scene by enhancing the HDR.

Recommended Price:
In sizes of 55 inches on the £2000 the XE9005 and £1700 the XE8505.


The stand is different and on top thinner the EdgeLED. The XE8505 has variants with small differences like the XE8577, XE8588, XE8596 and is available from 55 inches. The XE9005 has a 49-inch model.


The Sony XE9005 is a better model, the DirectLED panel is the main difference, but the XE8505 is not far, it is a good model if you find it at a good price. The Sony XE8505 is more than enough for most users who need a good TV to watch movies, sports, etc. The XE9005 also fits the same type of buyer, but improves HDR content a bit. Both models are recommended if you are going to watch from the front, as the angle of view of both models is reduced.

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