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Old 11-22-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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Trying to choose between the Samsung UN55KU6300 and the LG 55UH6030 . Amazon has the LG on sale for BF at $398 . Samsung has its on sale for $479 . I currently have an LG 42 inch that has been problem free for 3 years. I do think Samsung would have a better picture, though.

Here is a link to both

Samsung - Samsung UN55KU6300 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E69WHP6..._dannybGR08NKQ

LG - LG Electronics 55UH6150 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CHZXLG0..._7annybJME7586
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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A friend recently got a Samsung and notes that it has a problem with MKV files and he has to use an older blueray player as a pass-through. He likes the picture though.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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I prefer Samsung to LG but not for about 16% higher in price...the difference between the 2 brands is not that great..you can probably get a squaretrade warranty via Amazon that would ease any reliability issues you have while still being cheaper than the Samsung
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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Samsung is better but I dont think its 16% better....you could buy a squaretrade warranty from Amazon on the LG and still be cheaper than the Samsung....neither TV has HDR which is the real difference maker these days so I would opt to spend less to get a generally good, not videophile level, budget 4K TV...recommend the LG
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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"I think the Samsung would have abetter picture?"
Why? That's absurd. LG makes amazing TV's.
Get the LG.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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The picture quality is purely subjective. There are other differences that I've seen with the TV's I own. Mainly the tuner and remote. My Samsung has a better tuner and more responsive remote. I have cable without a box and use the TV's tuner to scan/change channels. My LG is from 2010 and my Samsung is from 2012. That may have something to do with it. For most folks this would not be a factor. Compare picture, features, warranties/repairs and price of course to make the choice.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It is subjective but they are the 2 major players in the TV space today. Much of it is subjective. For example I prefer LG's SmartTV interface over Sammys'.
Neither is a bad choice.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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QUOTE=whogoesthere;46287401]Samsung is better but I dont think its 16% better....you could buy a squaretrade warranty from Amazon on the LG and still be cheaper than the Samsung....neither TV has HDR which is the real difference maker these days so I would opt to spend less to get a generally good, not videophile level, budget 4K TV...recommend the LG[/quote]


According to depth specs , they are both HDR10 compliant. For the LG you have to turn it on in the settings for the hdmi port youre using . The remote on the Samsung doesn't have many buttons, which you have to use the on screen guide to change inputs or numbered channels. LGs remote is alot more user friendly .
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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A friend recently got a Samsung and notes that it has a problem with MKV files and he has to use an older blueray player as a pass-through. He likes the picture though.

I read that both TVs have problems playing mkv files, but play AVI just fine
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I got the LG from Best Buy this week. I think it's great. There's a huge difference in picture quality VS my older Sharp 32" TV. It's night and day. There's even a big difference compared to the 144hz 27" AOC monitor I just bought for my PC about a month ago as well. The picture quality is much sharper and the whites are brighter. For $400 it was a great deal, even if it doesn't have all the cutting edge features (which you aren't going to get in any $400 TV).
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