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LG 55UB820V Smart 4k Ultra HD 55" LED TV £799.00

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2y, 4w agoFound 2 years, 4 weeks ago
Seems like a good deal for a 4k tv of this size. was £999 in an earlier post.
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I wouldn't bother with anything 4k. Nothing out in it yet other than a few Netflix things. You would have to upgrade all cables, go to fibre UNLIMITED to be able to handle the data requirements get a 4k DVDs player to handle the DVDs that aren't even around until at least next Christmas - and that will be a select few. Think about it logically. Most Broadcasters STILL HAVENT made it to HD yet never mind 4k and those that have aren't going to go and spend millions on replacing new HD equipment with 4k equipment and probably never will. No one will try and broadcast Coro or EastEnders in 4k- certainly not for another 5-10 years anyway. By then the 4k technology in today's TV will be obsolete.

4k will not be the next big thing because full hd is perfectly clear. Your eyes can only see so much detail. Can't stress enough I would (and I have 2 weeks ago) spend £1000 on a really good HD Sony before I would buy a £799 4k LG.

Forget advertised process rate at 100hz or lg's 1200hz. All a load of jargon as each manufacture has there own measuring scale and none of them equal another, 200hz at Sony could be 2000hz at lg and so it means jack didley squat!

Sorry, just offering advice for those uming and arhing.

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#1
Been looking at this.. Not sure whether it's worth the extra ££s for the 850v
#2
just seen the tv advert for this cracking price, but im not upgrading until theres a 4k oled 65 inch for 2 grand 18 months to 2 years away
#3
any opinion between this or the Sony 55W829 at the same price? Obviously the Sony isn't 4k but with lack of content that may not matter
#4
Cracking deal this. Was the same price Black Friday but missed out
#5
shame no 5 yr warranty
#6
extra 50 quid for 49 inch with 3d if 3d is what you're looking for at tesco if not this is grest price
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I wouldn't bother with anything 4k. Nothing out in it yet other than a few Netflix things. You would have to upgrade all cables, go to fibre UNLIMITED to be able to handle the data requirements get a 4k DVDs player to handle the DVDs that aren't even around until at least next Christmas - and that will be a select few. Think about it logically. Most Broadcasters STILL HAVENT made it to HD yet never mind 4k and those that have aren't going to go and spend millions on replacing new HD equipment with 4k equipment and probably never will. No one will try and broadcast Coro or EastEnders in 4k- certainly not for another 5-10 years anyway. By then the 4k technology in today's TV will be obsolete.

4k will not be the next big thing because full hd is perfectly clear. Your eyes can only see so much detail. Can't stress enough I would (and I have 2 weeks ago) spend £1000 on a really good HD Sony before I would buy a £799 4k LG.

Forget advertised process rate at 100hz or lg's 1200hz. All a load of jargon as each manufacture has there own measuring scale and none of them equal another, 200hz at Sony could be 2000hz at lg and so it means jack didley squat!

Sorry, just offering advice for those uming and arhing.
#8
Interesting.
#9
very good tv with lots of features only downside sounds a little lacking but still ok
#10
just buy the new
lg 55ub830 uhd and 3d £899
lg 49ub830 uhd and 3d £699
brought both from rgbdirect other retailers have it
hdmi 2.0
playing pc games at 60fps hdmi 2.0
#11
the 820 dosent have 3d
the 830 does
#12
I HATE currys website!!
#13
darren67
just buy the new
lg 55ub830 uhd and 3d £899
lg 49ub830 uhd and 3d £699
brought both from rgbdirect other retailers have it
hdmi 2.0
playing pc games at 60fps hdmi 2.0

What is your experience with this vendor? Because the 49UB830 is £899 everywhere else
#14
Must be heavy as it made of led
#15
zyany
darren67
just buy the new
lg 55ub830 uhd and 3d £899
lg 49ub830 uhd and 3d £699
brought both from rgbdirect other retailers have it
hdmi 2.0
playing pc games at 60fps hdmi 2.0

What is your experience with this vendor? Because the 49UB830 is £899 everywhere else
£699 seems the normal price

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simonhyams
I wouldn't bother with anything 4k. Nothing out in it yet other than a few Netflix things. You would have to upgrade all cables, go to fibre UNLIMITED to be able to handle the data requirements get a 4k DVDs player to handle the DVDs that aren't even around until at least next Christmas - and that will be a select few. Think about it logically. Most Broadcasters STILL HAVENT made it to HD yet never mind 4k and those that have aren't going to go and spend millions on replacing new HD equipment with 4k equipment and probably never will. No one will try and broadcast Coro or EastEnders in 4k- certainly not for another 5-10 years anyway. By then the 4k technology in today's TV will be obsolete.

4k will not be the next big thing because full hd is perfectly clear. Your eyes can only see so much detail. Can't stress enough I would (and I have 2 weeks ago) spend £1000 on a really good HD Sony before I would buy a £799 4k LG.

Forget advertised process rate at 100hz or lg's 1200hz. All a load of jargon as each manufacture has there own measuring scale and none of them equal another, 200hz at Sony could be 2000hz at lg and so it means jack didley squat!

Sorry, just offering advice for those uming and arhing.

I'm torn, on the one hand some of what you say is correct, some of it is misleading.

Yeah, currently very little UHD content, biggest selection is on Netflix iirc, but this is a chicken and egg situation, will content creators all start releasing in UHD and then consumers catch up? Nope, gonna have to upgrade together, and it's a lot quicker to get consumers to buy new TVs since those don't cost tens of thousands each in lump sums, and they'd probably do it anyway.

Cables don't need upgrading, just the devices at either end. Only exception would be if your cable is made of really thin copper and is tens of metres long, but that's just the laws of physics getting in your way.

Unlimited fibre is a darned good idea, who in the UK isn't on unlimited broadband by now though? Fibre is only necessary for streaming UHD content live, if you're happy downloading then playing something like ADSL would be fine.

Broadcasters moving to HD, that depends on your region but is getting better, in my region at least we have three full HD BBC channels, one ITV, and one Channel 4, so things are at least as good as when we all had analogue TV with its 4 or so channels and they'll only get better with time. UHD will take a while since we haven't finalised the broadcasting standards yet, this is another chicken and egg situation but if you think back to 2009 when freeview HD was first broadcast, and then consider that today there are still TVs sold without freeview HD tuners... I wouldn't be comfortable waiting 5 years in the hopes that one day I can get a TV which will receive UHD broadcasts, especially given how popular full HD blurays became in that time, it'd be shooting yourself in the foot.

What else, detail you can see, this one's easy to debunk. Go stand close to your TV and look at some text on screen, try a news channel or something, do the edges of the text look jagged? Good, you're not blind and have proven that more than 1080p would have some beneficial impact on the image. Test 2 is to see if this would matter to you at all, go sit back down keeping your eyes on the jagged edges of the text. Does it still look noticeably jagged? If so, upgrade to UHD! If not, you should consider an eye test, if you've just had one and still can't see the difference then you actually cannot see one and are one of the lucky few who can stop spending money on TVs forever, congratulations, this is the pinnacle.

Picture quality and motion compensation is another argument all together, we're talking contrast ratios, colour gamuts, colour accuracy, response time of the panel and frame interpolation. All of those have practically nothing to do with the resolution of the image, they're also why some TVs with a given resolution and size cost a couple of hundred pounds while others cost thousands. While these factors should be considered let's not mix them in with full HD vs UHD, unless you're actually thinking about colour accuracy in source images, which very few consumers do :P
1 Like #17
simonhyams
I wouldn't bother with anything 4k. Nothing out in it yet other than a few Netflix things. You would have to upgrade all cables, go to fibre UNLIMITED to be able to handle the data requirements get a 4k DVDs player to handle the DVDs that aren't even around until at least next Christmas - and that will be a select few. Think about it logically. Most Broadcasters STILL HAVENT made it to HD yet never mind 4k and those that have aren't going to go and spend millions on replacing new HD equipment with 4k equipment and probably never will. No one will try and broadcast Coro or EastEnders in 4k- certainly not for another 5-10 years anyway. By then the 4k technology in today's TV will be obsolete.

4k will not be the next big thing because full hd is perfectly clear. Your eyes can only see so much detail. Can't stress enough I would (and I have 2 weeks ago) spend £1000 on a really good HD Sony before I would buy a £799 4k LG.

Forget advertised process rate at 100hz or lg's 1200hz. All a load of jargon as each manufacture has there own measuring scale and none of them equal another, 200hz at Sony could be 2000hz at lg and so it means jack didley squat!

Sorry, just offering advice for those uming and arhing.


people said the same thing about blu ray "oh it won't take off"...
do you really think all the top brands would be spending millions on ranges of TV's that might not be the future? of course not, 4k is coming and they know it. if you're in need of a new TV you need to consider this. if I'm going to spend a grand on a TV (& I just have on the 3d version of this) I want it to last me nearly 10 years. 2 years from now you'll be kicking yourself for spending that much on inferior hd technology. 4k images are outstanding compared to HD you can definitely tell the difference unless your eyes aren't too good.
my advice is either spend the extra to be future proof or don't spend more than £200 and wait till it gets a lot cheaper in a year or 2.
#18
It's a tough call to buy a 4k TV at the moment. No doubt, in a year or 2 they will be very, very cheap. Also the tech will have matured enough that the picture will be excellent and there will also be a lot more 4k content. At the moment I'm very, very tempted but holding off.
#19
japes
any opinion between this or the Sony 55W829 at the same price? Obviously the Sony isn't 4k but with lack of content that may not matter
It's an excellent TV especially for gaming as it has very low input lag whereas most 4K tv's have quite high lag at the moment due to the extra processing to upscale the image.
#20
Also torn with thiTV but my current one is a 37in Samsung which has served me very well.

But I've just moved and with the extra space I feel as though I should upgrade

Also there is a very good thread on AV Forums about his TV which contains some updated settings which vastly improve on the factory settings.

I think for 799 this is a fantastic deal
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Makes me chuckle when i see the "only netflix do 4k".

You tube have quite a few vids, also ive ermmm heard that certain adult "education" websites now stream in 4k. Add to that my phone records footage in 4k too.
#22
amazon prime also do 4k now
#23
also sky have something in the pipeline according to google
#24
burdini
Also torn with thiTV but my current one is a 37in Samsung which has served me very well.

But I've just moved and with the extra space I feel as though I should upgrade

Also there is a very good thread on AV Forums about his TV which contains some updated settings which vastly improve on the factory settings.

I think for 799 this is a fantastic deal

do you have a link for the post please ?
#25
4K is a miles better picture from what I have seen than 1080p and this has HDMI 2.0 and H.265 decoders so it is somewhat futureproof. As with anything this cost, I would look at it in Currys first.
1 Like #26
a 4k large monitor is not to be sniffed at esp for technologists. the work space helps a great bit.
#27
dearley1231
4K is a miles better picture from what I have seen than 1080p and this has HDMI 2.0 and H.265 decoders so it is somewhat futureproof. As with anything this cost, I would look at it in Currys first.

850v also has usb 3 which is pretty good. if you get it from John Lewis 5yr accident cover is only £100
#28
Tempted to take a punt on it but would have to upgrade my broadband to make the most of it. Anyone got an O2 Priority code they could PM me for Christmas? Just switched to Vodafone and waiting for an O2 PAYG sim to turn up. :p
#29
DelBoy_Tr0tt3r
Tempted to take a punt on it but would have to upgrade my broadband to make the most of it. Anyone got an O2 Priority code they could PM me for Christmas? Just switched to Vodafone and waiting for an O2 PAYG sim to turn up. :p

Think they all expired
#30
Shame if they have expired, I'm really tempted. Would also get an extra tenner back from American Express as well as possible cashback.
#31
where do you get o2 priority code from ? i get priority tickets
#32
The
tinktink
where do you get o2 priority code from ? i get priority tickets

The priority Moments app from google play or Apple Store.

The offer has expired now though unfortunately, will have to try and barter in store I reckon. Reserved one with £10 tracked cashback with TCB.
#33
got app, oh i have reserved one in store to pick up tomorrow, so will not get it for £799. ?
#34
tinktink
got app, oh i have reserved one in store to pick up tomorrow, so will not get it for £799. ?

Still worth checking on the app but I was told the offer had finished unfortunately. :|
#35
The price is £799 instore and online, voucher would have made it £749
#36
simonhyams
I wouldn't bother with anything 4k. Nothing out in it yet other than a few Netflix things. You would have to upgrade all cables, go to fibre UNLIMITED to be able to handle the data requirements get a 4k DVDs player to handle the DVDs that aren't even around until at least next Christmas - and that will be a select few. Think about it logically. Most Broadcasters STILL HAVENT made it to HD yet never mind 4k and those that have aren't going to go and spend millions on replacing new HD equipment with 4k equipment and probably never will. No one will try and broadcast Coro or EastEnders in 4k- certainly not for another 5-10 years anyway. By then the 4k technology in today's TV will be obsolete.

4k will not be the next big thing because full hd is perfectly clear. Your eyes can only see so much detail. Can't stress enough I would (and I have 2 weeks ago) spend £1000 on a really good HD Sony before I would buy a £799 4k LG.

Forget advertised process rate at 100hz or lg's 1200hz. All a load of jargon as each manufacture has there own measuring scale and none of them equal another, 200hz at Sony could be 2000hz at lg and so it means jack didley squat!

Sorry, just offering advice for those uming and arhing.

This is a load of BS.. im sorry but theres a massive diffrence in 4K and 1080p.. Ive got a 4k TV which upscales and you can tell the difference.. The only way i can summarise it as the same difference you can tell from a 720p and a 1080p. It does make a difference.

And a 4K tv of the same size will be the same price in around 5 years time so why wait until then when you can get one now?!

Sorry, just offering advice for those uming and arhing.
#37
dies anyone know if anywhere sells this with 5 yr warranty?
#38
Can't find any stock in the north-west and it is sold out online.
#39
Got one today before they sold out just about everywhere, got £25 knocked off for taking up the extra cover (which I will be cancelling on Monday). Also £10 through top cashback for reserving it and £10 back through the Amex card so a good deal overall.

I'm pleased with the picture so far on all formats. The 4K pictures are superb and when watching native HD you really do notice the upscaling on scenery and slow moving scenes. As is the obvious problem with these TV's there isn't much content about yet. I thought that Netflix had a few films on offer now for the extra monthly charge, but it turns out there is only Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Marco Polo and a few measly sample videos on offer. Apparently there will be a lot more added early next year though so we'll just have to wait and see.
#40
If anyone's bought this TV its worth noting the Curry's website says it has webOS which it doesn't, its mentioned in the cream coloured box at top of page beside images and above price.

Not an expert but think this could be classified as product not as described under the Sale of Goods Act so maybe worth contacting Curry's customer services and make a fuss about returning it, may get something out of it, worth a punt!

Oh and make sure you have a big enough TV stand if using one as the legs on it are WIDE apart need a 1200mm wide unit.

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