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Cheapest so far for this LG 55 inch 4k TV with 3D. Also comes with 5yr guarantee & free LG G tablet. HDMI 2.0 and HVEC codec supporting Netflix 4k.

The 1st review of the 49 inch (http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/49ub850v-201406033786.htm) did not get good reviews, but from AVforums looks like a lot of the happy TV owners think the reviewer must have got a faulty one.

Another review here - http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/lg-55ub950v-1255901/review

AVforums comprehensive discussion - http://www.avforums.com/threads/4k-lg-ub850v-and-ub950v.1878217/
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#1
I would appreciate if anyone could comment on how Selfridges customer support compares to John Lewis especially with the 5 yr guarantee both offer on televisions. which of the 2 is better when it comes to TV issues?

Edited By: deepu25 on Jul 05, 2014 19:27
1 Like #2
deepu25
I would appreciate if anyone could comment on how Selfridges customer support compares to John Lewis especially with the 5 yr guarantee both offer on televisions. which of the 2 is better when it comes to TV issues?

Well if you were purchasing a fridge it would be a simple choice :)
#3
I saw my neighbour having this delivered on Thursday, jealous!
#4
Sky and the BBC don't have plans for 4K anytime soon so as far as I'm concerned these sets are pointless at the moment. I was also reading that all the main service providers aren't paying much attention to 4K as 8K isn't far behind. The tokyo 2020 Olympics is being shown in 8K and that's only 6 years off
#5
Still convinced that 4K is totally pointless atm.
Not enough content, it will be a basic model by the time content comes available (that's worth buying a 4k tv for)
Japan have 8k so 4k will be gone before it gets going.

Anyone else not remember, HD ready/Full HD/ 3D/ Smart Tv... Yeah well that is this all over again.

Sorry OP but I feel like if you bought this you're just going to be annoyed when the good content comes out and all your mates have a much more updated model with a better pixel count.

AV forums will rate the TV now but what's the point in basing it on reviews now?
Unless everyone is over the moon on shedding £2kish on a good looking Chanel 4 soap drama.
There are no 4K Chanel's currently, "great picture aint it fred" "yes john, it's the exact same as 1080p at the moment" ol
#6
4k aside, that tv looks lush
2 Likes #7
My dad bought this TV - it's cracking!

Considering it's 3D, 4k, 55 inch and at £1,600 - we thought it was fairly good value.

Watching Blurays on it is intense with the upscaling, so immserive and realistic. Just watching Transformers 2 on HD and it was miles better than watching it on my 42' HD TV we had previously. :D
1 Like #8
I got one recently for the same price via HIFI Confidential. excellent TV, 4k Netflix and YouTube is stunning. It up scales everything to 4k + the 3d is the best I have ever had, zero ghosting or crosstalk unlike my old Sammy plasma. The World Cup matched look great on it + Web OS makes the TV feel like a giant tablet almost, love the multitasking
1 Like #9
joewall33
Still convinced that 4K is totally pointless atm.
Not enough content, it will be a basic model by the time content comes available (that's worth buying a 4k tv for)
Japan have 8k so 4k will be gone before it gets going.

Anyone else not remember, HD ready/Full HD/ 3D/ Smart Tv... Yeah well that is this all over again.

Sorry OP but I feel like if you bought this you're just going to be annoyed when the good content comes out and all your mates have a much more updated model with a better pixel count.

AV forums will rate the TV now but what's the point in basing it on reviews now?
Unless everyone is over the moon on shedding £2kish on a good looking Chanel 4 soap drama.
There are no 4K Chanel's currently, "great picture aint it fred" "yes john, it's the exact same as 1080p at the moment" ol

Yes, you are right these are early 2nd generation 4k TVs and better ones are coming in future...this offer might appeal for anyone interested in replacing their existing TV now / early adopters. Also something to remember is that all content get upscaled to UHD and 1080 especially from blu-ray look better on these. Regarding 8k, couple of points from pocket-lint

"Can a screen do 8K justice? In reality, anything less than an 84-inch screen isn't going to be able to handle an 8K feed and look good. This is another reason 8K is far from ready"

"If 8K screens ever do arrive, surely it will be ahead of pipelines fully equipped to handle them, as the NHK's first test broadcasts don't come until 2016."

"So should I upgrade to 4K? In a word, yes. 4K is the next format shift and, just like Full HD, will be around for quite some time before 8K arrives."
#10
The tech radar review linked is for a different model isn't it?
#11
Extract from HDTVtest review on 49":

"The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of the worst-performing televisions we’ve reviewed to date in terms of image quality. Its subpar picture performance is made all the more difficult to accept by the display’s retail price of £1500."

Edited By: Daniel_Saeed on Jul 06, 2014 00:22
#12
joewall33
Still convinced that 4K is totally pointless atm.
Not enough content, it will be a basic model by the time content comes available (that's worth buying a 4k tv for)
Japan have 8k so 4k will be gone before it gets going.

Anyone else not remember, HD ready/Full HD/ 3D/ Smart Tv... Yeah well that is this all over again.

Sorry OP but I feel like if you bought this you're just going to be annoyed when the good content comes out and all your mates have a much more updated model with a better pixel count.

AV forums will rate the TV now but what's the point in basing it on reviews now?
Unless everyone is over the moon on shedding £2kish on a good looking Chanel 4 soap drama.
There are no 4K Chanel's currently, "great picture aint it fred" "yes john, it's the exact same as 1080p at the moment" ol

On the other hand you could buy an expensive 1080p TV right now and find it is "old hat" in the space of a few months. Technology always comes first and then the service providers/big studios will follow always has been that way ..., just a matter of what means they get that content to you.

BBC have been trialling live 4K broadcasts and you can bet your bottom dollar that SKY are first to the table in the UK as they have a lot to lose to the likes of Netflix and other streaming providers.

If you need a decent large TV right now you would be absolutely bonkers to buy a 1080p panel.
#13
WebOS

Isn't that the os that killed the hp touchpad?
#14
deepu25
joewall33
Still convinced that 4K is totally pointless atm.
Not enough content, it will be a basic model by the time content comes available (that's worth buying a 4k tv for)
Japan have 8k so 4k will be gone before it gets going.

Anyone else not remember, HD ready/Full HD/ 3D/ Smart Tv... Yeah well that is this all over again.

Sorry OP but I feel like if you bought this you're just going to be annoyed when the good content comes out and all your mates have a much more updated model with a better pixel count.

AV forums will rate the TV now but what's the point in basing it on reviews now?
Unless everyone is over the moon on shedding £2kish on a good looking Chanel 4 soap drama.
There are no 4K Chanel's currently, "great picture aint it fred" "yes john, it's the exact same as 1080p at the moment" ol

Yes, you are right these are early 2nd generation 4k TVs and better ones are coming in future...this offer might appeal for anyone interested in replacing their existing TV now / early adopters. Also something to remember is that all content get upscaled to UHD and 1080 especially from blu-ray look better on these. Regarding 8k, couple of points from pocket-lint

"Can a screen do 8K justice? In reality, anything less than an 84-inch screen isn't going to be able to handle an 8K feed and look good. This is another reason 8K is far from ready"

"If 8K screens ever do arrive, surely it will be ahead of pipelines fully equipped to handle them, as the NHK's first test broadcasts don't come until 2016."

"So should I upgrade to 4K? In a word, yes. 4K is the next format shift and, just like Full HD, will be around for quite some time before 8K arrives."

I can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a smartphone. Also 1080p looks ugly on my sony 40" screen after seeing 4k demos in currys. But as you say early adapters do get a bum deal.
#15
Idiots! £1,600 for a tele! oO

Edited By: WelshBenson on Jul 06, 2014 05:51
banned#16
WelshBenson
Idiots! £1,600 for a tele! oO

Now just because you can't afford one......
#17
Surely the TV companies need to do 1080p first, or will they just bypass it and 4k to get to 8k?
#18
FYI on avforums remember they are owners and will defend an item to the last breath even if it's mediocre! The reviews for this aren't good save your money people
#19
This same television is only £1497 in currys at the moment. Bought it last week and had if delivered yesterday, the picture is awesome and hot a soundbar or £150 at the same time. They are also giving a free 5 year guarantee at the moment.
#20
To get 4k broadcast in the uk the broadcasters need a lot more make up artists and botox
#21
Tony1965tb
This same television is only £1497 in currys at the moment. Bought it last week and had if delivered yesterday, the picture is awesome and hot a soundbar or £150 at the same time. They are also giving a free 5 year guarantee at the moment.

Are you sure it's the same one as its showing & has been - £1799. I'm pretty sure you are referring to 55LA965w which is last years model, supposedly has a better display (bcos its fully backlit as opposed to edgelit) but lacks HDMI 2.0 and latest HEVC codecs to play Netflix 4k.
#22
montana78
WebOS

Isn't that the os that killed the hp touchpad?

Android killed web os, LG brought it back onto a platform that its suited to :)
#23
Had the 49inch version of this TV. Took it back to richer sounds within a few days. The picture quality when watching normal TV is horrible.
#24
WebOS was a very good OS
#25
Also in response to the HD TV test, the 55 inch has been seen to be significantly better than its smaller brother - if you look at the AV Forums even the people with the same model think the guy had a dodgy TV set. I would use the Techradar review as the more reliable test here.

Also, downloaded a 4k trailer for transformers last night - my face = BLOWN OFF.

Edited By: ArchedEdge on Jul 06, 2014 11:54
1 Like #26
WelshBenson
Idiots! £1,600 for a tele! oO

Can't say i'm overly impressed with the deal, but spending £1600 on a TV doesn't make them an idiot.

Unless it's crap ;)

Edited By: Ferrit on Jul 06, 2014 12:30
#27
Ferrit
WelshBenson
Idiots! £1,600 for a tele! oO

Can't say i'm overly impressed with the deal, but spending £1600 on a TV doesn't make them an idiot.

Unless it's crap ;)

The way I look at it is that a decent 55 full hd set like the Sony 55W905 or 55W829 costs around £1100, so you are paying around £500 extra for 4K and HDMI 2.0 & HEVC codecs, which will future proof you for the next couple of years at the least. Now how these TVs compare, I don't know.
#28
Nicko1387
FYI on avforums remember they are owners and will defend an item to the last breath even if it's mediocre! The reviews for this aren't good save your money people

There are positive and negative points on AVforums on the owners sections. That's what they are for.
#29
crofter
joewall33
Still convinced that 4K is totally pointless atm.
Not enough content, it will be a basic model by the time content comes available (that's worth buying a 4k tv for)
Japan have 8k so 4k will be gone before it gets going.

Anyone else not remember, HD ready/Full HD/ 3D/ Smart Tv... Yeah well that is this all over again.

Sorry OP but I feel like if you bought this you're just going to be annoyed when the good content comes out and all your mates have a much more updated model with a better pixel count.

AV forums will rate the TV now but what's the point in basing it on reviews now?
Unless everyone is over the moon on shedding £2kish on a good looking Chanel 4 soap drama.
There are no 4K Chanel's currently, "great picture aint it fred" "yes john, it's the exact same as 1080p at the moment" ol

On the other hand you could buy an expensive 1080p TV right now and find it is "old hat" in the space of a few months. Technology always comes first and then the service providers/big studios will follow always has been that way ..., just a matter of what means they get that content to you.

BBC have been trialling live 4K broadcasts and you can bet your bottom dollar that SKY are first to the table in the UK as they have a lot to lose to the likes of Netflix and other streaming providers.

If you need a decent large TV right now you would be absolutely bonkers to buy a 1080p panel.

I agree there will be content coming (of course) :)

I just don't see the point in updating now.
Yeah tech always gets better so I recommend everyone to wait for the content to come available then there will be better models and a strong competition.

I have a Panasonic V plasma and I can't fault it, I'm not recommending anyone to get a 1080p either (unless theirs is broke or something)
Upscaling things to 4K is a much terrible picture than 4K full resolution will be when the content comes available.

Seriously nobody is going to say its worth taking the plunge just for netflix.

Also when I upgrade to 4K it will be Plasma if Panasonic pull their finger out or OLEd, not LCD/LED.

I'm not knocking anyone who disagrees, this is my honest opinion to you and not a war of words.
If you go for 4K now I hope you enjoy your tv, just you know you're going to be P'eed off when everyone has a much better model.
#30
cbr900rrt
WebOS was a very good OS

Shame HP didnt have patience
#31
Ferrit
WelshBenson
Idiots! £1,600 for a tele! oO

Can't say i'm overly impressed with the deal, but spending £1600 on a TV doesn't make them an idiot.

Unless it's crap ;)

My sister paid £2k for a 28" toshiba crt tv and vcr package once. Was very good for its time
#32
Price is almost at my biting point, needing a larger TV as my 47" (never thought id say this) is too small for my living room.
#33
joewall33


I agree there will be content coming (of course) :)

I just don't see the point in updating now.
Yeah tech always gets better so I recommend everyone to wait for the content to come available then there will be better models and a strong competition.

I have a Panasonic V plasma and I can't fault it, I'm not recommending anyone to get a 1080p either (unless theirs is broke or something)
Upscaling things to 4K is a much terrible picture than 4K full resolution will be when the content comes available.

Seriously nobody is going to say its worth taking the plunge just for netflix.

Also when I upgrade to 4K it will be Plasma if Panasonic pull their finger out or OLEd, not LCD/LED.

I'm not knocking anyone who disagrees, this is my honest opinion to you and not a war of words.
If you go for 4K now I hope you enjoy your tv, just you know you're going to be P'eed off when everyone has a much better model.

Sounds like by the time 4k content is common you'll refuse buying a suitable TV because you're waiting for 8k to become more popular instead...

Meanwhile in the 4/5 years it'll take for 4k TV's to become popular enough to make a TV that's genuinely good and superior enough to **** me off, I'm more than happy in the knowledge all my mates are P'eed off with me for my ridiculous TV setup :D
#34
I had the 49" but sent it back. Horrible vertical banding on football. Great telly otherwise though so might go for the 55" when refund clears.
#35
ArchedEdge
joewall33


I agree there will be content coming (of course) :)

I just don't see the point in updating now.
Yeah tech always gets better so I recommend everyone to wait for the content to come available then there will be better models and a strong competition.

I have a Panasonic V plasma and I can't fault it, I'm not recommending anyone to get a 1080p either (unless theirs is broke or something)
Upscaling things to 4K is a much terrible picture than 4K full resolution will be when the content comes available.

Seriously nobody is going to say its worth taking the plunge just for netflix.

Also when I upgrade to 4K it will be Plasma if Panasonic pull their finger out or OLEd, not LCD/LED.

I'm not knocking anyone who disagrees, this is my honest opinion to you and not a war of words.
If you go for 4K now I hope you enjoy your tv, just you know you're going to be P'eed off when everyone has a much better model.

Sounds like by the time 4k content is common you'll refuse buying a suitable TV because you're waiting for 8k to become more popular instead...

Meanwhile in the 4/5 years it'll take for 4k TV's to become popular enough to make a TV that's genuinely good and superior enough to **** me off, I'm more than happy in the knowledge all my mates are P'eed off with me for my ridiculous TV setup :D

Lol your mates won't be envious tho because you will own a 4K tv that displays a picture on par with 1080p
Upscaling is like like watching eastenders and putting your tv on 3D mode... It won't play as it should because it's not 3D content.

I will adapt to 4K if content fills the market and 8K is nowher to be seen.
I think 4K will roll out bigger this time next year, and if that happens I'll get one but if it's only a year till 8K then I'll wait.
(Possiable but who knows)

I already have 4K on my iMac when I create content video editing in 1440p but for tv shows like game of thrones and the walking dead (that's about all I watch, oh and top gear) and gaming etc it's all 1080p anyway.
#36
For those who keep saying no 4k content, theres actually a small amount right now on Netflix. I've bought this TV and it looks great for Netflix 4K
#37
joewall33

Lol your mates won't be envious tho because you will own a 4K tv that displays a picture on par with 1080p
Upscaling is like like watching eastenders and putting your tv on 3D mode... It won't play as it should because it's not 3D content.

I will adapt to 4K if content fills the market and 8K is nowher to be seen.
I think 4K will roll out bigger this time next year, and if that happens I'll get one but if it's only a year till 8K then I'll wait.
(Possiable but who knows)

I already have 4K on my iMac when I create content video editing in 1440p but for tv shows like game of thrones and the walking dead (that's about all I watch, oh and top gear) and gaming etc it's all 1080p anyway.

Your example is poor since it's not even about upscaling it, it's about changing it into a completely different format.

I can assure you that Blurays upscaled on a 4K TV look a LOT better than blurays on my standard HD TV.

And my friends ARE envious - even if it's just from the fact I now own a 55 inch 3D TV
#38
Didn't realise LG had started using WebOS.

For me WebOS at the time was a lot better as an operating system than iOS and Android, loved it on my Pre3. Unfortunately it was pathetically supported by both HP and third parties as there just wasn't enough downloadable applications compared to other devices.
#39
ArchedEdge
joewall33

Lol your mates won't be envious tho because you will own a 4K tv that displays a picture on par with 1080p
Upscaling is like like watching eastenders and putting your tv on 3D mode... It won't play as it should because it's not 3D content.

I will adapt to 4K if content fills the market and 8K is nowher to be seen.
I think 4K will roll out bigger this time next year, and if that happens I'll get one but if it's only a year till 8K then I'll wait.
(Possiable but who knows)

I already have 4K on my iMac when I create content video editing in 1440p but for tv shows like game of thrones and the walking dead (that's about all I watch, oh and top gear) and gaming etc it's all 1080p anyway.

Your example is poor since it's not even about upscaling it, it's about changing it into a completely different format.

I can assure you that Blurays upscaled on a 4K TV look a LOT better than blurays on my standard HD TV.

And my friends ARE envious - even if it's just from the fact I now own a 55 inch 3D TV

Please sir, you don't need to talk to me about blurays, I think I have the largest collection in the UK

Like I said its not a war of words so get down off your high horse.

What I said about upscaling was for 4K tv content but while we are talking about it, A bluray is not 1440p native resolution it is 1080p.
Upscaling to 4K is not a better picture, you think it is because you want to believe you are seeing something worthwhile on a new TV that has features that are pointless right now.

Honestly your friends are not envious, What would they be envious for?
You have a 4K tv that doesn't receive any 4K content.

I too have a 51" 3D TV and I love it, The money is also there if I want a 4K tv but I don't yet because its money not well spent.

Put it this way, When 4K content comes available next year, there will be much better models to buy.
That is when I will upgrade but only if its a Plasma (1st choice) or OLEd (2nd Choice) LCD and LED are not for me.

Edited By: joewall33 on Jul 07, 2014 19:50
#40
btw I think my comment sounded like It would come across in the wrong way so I won't get involved in any arguments.

Im merely just sharing my opinion which I think most will agree, Yes a lot of people want a new 4K TV but they will no doubt wait for a year until its worth it.

If you have one and are enjoying it, then great.
Im sharing my opinion, not trying to talk down something you may have purchased. :)

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