Originally Posted by JohnSwenson
Hi, I'm looking for a 43" screen for my wife's sewing room.
usage: TV viewing, computer monitor, Blu-Ray/DVD movies
inputs: 2 HDMI (satellite box and computer)
distance: varies all over the place, the room is 12' x 13', she can be pretty much anywhere in the room.
ambient lighting: bright
Since she will be all over the room a wide viewing angle is a must. Probably meaning IPS or equivalent.
Do not require "smart TV" connectivity, any such will be through the computer.
A 4K TV is not required.
Has to be wall mountable.
I found a TV for this room. I was in Walmart Monday and saw this Samsung TV that was much brighter than the rest, but still had awesome color fidelity and it even had wide angle viewing with almost no fading or color shift way off angle. And the price was only $432 for a 49".
The model was UN49M5300, which I did not recognize and there was almost nothing on it online, it must have just come out. I did find it at Samsung's site, and buried in the fine print in the spec sheet it says it is a quantum dot TV, for $432! It says it has micro dimming pro, I'm not exactly sure what that is, it sounds like some form of backlight dimming, which is probably a good thing, especially with such a bright image.
Now this is a low level TV, HD not 4K, no HDR etc, but it is a QLED panel. It is a little larger than I wanted, but for a QLED panel I'll figure that part out. I went ahead and ordered one, it is arriving Monday.
They have upped the price to $457 now, but that still seems like a steal.
Next week I'll be trying it out and doing a comparison to my Panasonic plasma S60, it is way brighter, but if I turn the brightness way down I may be able to do some form of comparison of black levels and color rendition.