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Techwood 55 Inch 4k 3d TV £469.00 with code @ AO

£469.00 @ ao.com
AO's own brand TV. The website lists suspiciously few features but I looked at photos of the back and decided that it is probably just a rebranded version of this TV (normally £699) : https://finlu…
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1y, 2m agoFound 1 year, 2 months ago
AO's own brand TV. The website lists suspiciously few features but I looked at photos of the back and decided that it is probably just a rebranded version of this TV (normally £699) :

https://finlux.co.uk/tv-55ut3e310b-t

They have a 14 day return policy, so I took a punt. edit: The returns policy is void if you open the box.

Well it has arrived and I can confirm that the manual specifies 4k 60fps over HDMI, which means it is HDMI 2.0 and likely HDCP 2.2. THe manual also confirms HEVC. I'm now certain that it's the same TV as above and has the 'holy trinity' that people keep referring to. Also, the Finlux Remote app works on it.

The smart interface is fine. The menus are a little confusing - they seem to change depending on what input you're using! Even the main menu for adjusting picture and audio are different for different inputs.

Additional features that I've found that aren't mentioned on the website:

Bluetooth for pairing with a phone or soundbar.
WiDi - Wireless display. This works great from my Android phone under the hidden display settings. Won't work properly with either of my Windows laptops, although that is probably more a Windows problem.
Cast YouTube videos straight to it, even without a Chromecast.
Comes with some 3d glasses, however the 3D is very poor. Too blurry to use (unless I'm not configuring properly, which is entirely possible).
Comes with a bunch of analogue converter cables.
The remote even comes with batteries.
You can disable inputs altogether. Perfect for me as I'll be switching between Plex Server and Chromecast only. Woohoo!

The panel is definitely Vestel. It looks good, but not as good as an LG. If you're never going to look at them side-by-side, it probably won't bother you. This deal is really about specs for price.

On the whole, this has exceeded my expectations and is by far the best deal I could for such a large 4k TV with HDMI 2.0, HEVC and HDMCP 2.2.

EDIT: The internal YouTube player / media player is a bit jerky. I get much smoother (although not 4k) playback using my Chromecast. I'd recommend using a Chromecast or external player.

Code DECEMBER30 brings it to £469.
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#1
Its a Vestel but reasonably good value. Check out reviews for the Panasonic X410B series, especially on Amazon as its essentially the same TV with the same issues I would imagine.
#2
DECEMBER30 works to bring it to 469. You should update that:). Hot from me.
#3
14 day money back guarantee so i've took a punt too.

I've been looking for one to use in my home office and to connect my Mac/PC. Good to see it has VGA too.
#4
This doesn't have 2d to 3d conversion or USB recording, not sure those 2 features are worth £100 mind but specswise the finlux one looks better.
2 Likes #5
The side of panel, all the ports etc. do look identical
Very tempted seems a like a good deal
#6
mrner01
This doesn't have 2d to 3d conversion or USB recording, not sure those 2 features are worth £100 mind but specswise the finlux one looks better.

Yes it does. They're in the menu.
#7
how far apart are the feet? so i can figure out if it will sit on my corner unit.
#8
mbrownlee
how far apart are the feet? so i can figure out if it will sit on my corner unit.
About 49"
1 Like #9
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
#10
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv

4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv
#11
hows the input lag? gaming mode available?
#12
mike_freegan
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv

hows the input lag? gaming mode available?
#13
GotBass
mike_freegan
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv
hows the input lag? gaming mode available?

I haven't seen a gaming mode in the menu.

I'm not sure about input lag as I don't use it for gaming at all (I'm a PC gamer). It is back in its box now as I'm moving house this week but I can test for you after I move. How would I test this?
#14
mike_freegan
GotBass
mike_freegan
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv
hows the input lag? gaming mode available?
I haven't seen a gaming mode in the menu.
I'm not sure about input lag as I don't use it for gaming at all (I'm a PC gamer). It is back in its box now as I'm moving house this week but I can test for you after I move. How would I test this?

have you tried it on your PC? according to the finlux manual there should be a game mode in picture mode...

well nothing scientific but just see if its playable or if there is any input lag with a mouse or controller?

has there been a software update?
#15
GotBass
mike_freegan
GotBass
mike_freegan
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv
hows the input lag? gaming mode available?
I haven't seen a gaming mode in the menu.
I'm not sure about input lag as I don't use it for gaming at all (I'm a PC gamer). It is back in its box now as I'm moving house this week but I can test for you after I move. How would I test this?
have you tried it on your PC? according to the finlux manual there should be a game mode in picture mode...
well nothing scientific but just see if its playable or if there is any input lag with a mouse or controller?
has there been a software update?

I'm not unpacking it again now as it's all taped up, but I should move on Wednesday so I'll test on maybe Thursday? If I don't come back, give me a reminder and I'll test for you. I really don't remember game mode at all and I did spend quite a bit of time in the menus. There was definitely movie mode and auto (but I couldn't tell the difference).

There is no motion smoothing setting like Sony etc, but that's cool because I hate motion smoothing. I think it makes movies look cheap.
#16
mike_freegan
GotBass
mike_freegan
GotBass
mike_freegan
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv
hows the input lag? gaming mode available?
I haven't seen a gaming mode in the menu.
I'm not sure about input lag as I don't use it for gaming at all (I'm a PC gamer). It is back in its box now as I'm moving house this week but I can test for you after I move. How would I test this?
have you tried it on your PC? according to the finlux manual there should be a game mode in picture mode...
well nothing scientific but just see if its playable or if there is any input lag with a mouse or controller?
has there been a software update?
I'm not unpacking it again now as it's all taped up, but I should move on Wednesday so I'll test on maybe Thursday? If I don't come back, give me a reminder and I'll test for you. I really don't remember game mode at all and I did spend quite a bit of time in the menus. There was definitely movie mode and auto (but I couldn't tell the difference).
There is no motion smoothing setting like Sony etc, but that's cool because I hate motion smoothing. I think it makes movies look cheap.

i would appreciate that =) ah okay that might explain why there is no game mode if there isn't any post processing going on anyways.
#17
mike_freegan
rilyas
Hi, how many 3D glasses come with this tv
4. The 3d is crap though,unless I'm doing it wrong. I've got nothing to compare it to though as I've never used another 3dtv
The previous passive 3D models have always come with 8 pairs but they are cheap to buy anyway from many places, unlike the better but more expensive and heavier active shutter ones.

3D depends on the type of content you are seeing, some films and documentaries are excellent some are poor. It also depends on how your eyes work, I have several friends who can not see 3D properly either on my passive 3D TV or on my projector with active 3D, due to eye problems. Friends who have no eyesight problems think 3D is great on both but obviously bigger is better, especially where 3D is concerned (_;).
#18
Techwood are better than you would think.

Heat for the price
#19
Talking baws

Edited By: strocky on Dec 08, 2015 20:16: Wrong size
#20
strocky
Surely you'd be better off with the £420 55" Hi-Sense from Amazo who have a 30 days return no quibble policy?


where is it that price? i only see it for £539?
#21
GotBass
strocky
Surely you'd be better off with the £420 55" Hi-Sense from Amazo who have a 30 days return no quibble policy?
where is it that price? i only see it for £539?
Ignore me got my inches mixed up, 50" is that price, apologies
#22
strocky
GotBass
strocky
Surely you'd be better off with the £420 55" Hi-Sense from Amazo who have a 30 days return no quibble policy?
where is it that price? i only see it for £539?
Ignore me got my inches mixed up, 50" is that price, apologies

silly barney
#23
Hi, anyone able to answer some questions?

I'm looking to get this set for gaming and streaming 4k via kodi/plex.

are there any reviews or hukd owners of there?
is it good for gaming, pc and ps3/4 mainly?
does it do USB recording and 2d to 3d as suggested above or not, as stated on the ao site?
is this better than the hisense for £419 at amazon also on hukd (or similar as both probably Vestels).

sorry for all the questions but I really just want to get the best deal and I'm replacing an old 50"so I'd like to go to 55" if this is as good, the reviews on the hisense have been favorable so far.

got the 65" DigiTech from tesco a while back, which was incredible and have been sold on these vestel rebadges ever since.

Edited By: lanky78 on Dec 08, 2015 23:28: Spelling error
#24
Also, any idea if this really is a finlux 55UT3E310B-T rebadge? That looks like a great set.
#25
I did submit a review to the ao.com website about this tv, don't think they uploaded it yet though. One key point they do miss on the website is that the tv has optical/spdif output, which is quite useful as the built in speakers are quite poor.
#26
Thanks, will keep an eye out for the review. Any ideas on my question above or interesting points, like Is the 3d really that bad and is the picture any good?

Edited By: lanky78 on Dec 08, 2015 23:27
#27
I'll test the 3d later this week when move house when I have unpacked the TV. 2d to 3d is in the menu for sure.

3d was genuinely horrible when I tried it from my laptop but I could have been doing it wrong.

One thing to note is there is not scaling setting on the TV aside from like, Zoom, 16:9, 4:3 etc. So my laptop doesn't fill the screen. At 4k there is about a 1 inch gap all around.

Neither my laptop or the TV have the option to fine tune this.
#28
I've only had my set a week, and have used the 3D function twice, watched Jurassic World (side by side) and was very impressed, found it better than my old 40" bedroom tv.
#29
What is the input lag on this set?
#30
vatovey74
I've only had my set a week, and have used the 3D function twice, watched Jurassic World (side by side) and was very impressed, found it better than my old 40" bedroom tv.

Can you link to any YouTube vids that look good? I'd really like to try the 3d.
#31
try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gF4tyf-zVo

Don't forget to set the TV to side by side 3D mode using the Q-menu button.
#32
vatovey74
I did submit a review to the ao.com website about this tv, don't think they uploaded it yet though. One key point they do miss on the website is that the tv has optical/spdif output, which is quite useful as the built in speakers are quite poor.

you not put it on youtube?
#33
vatovey74
try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gF4tyf-zVo
Don't forget to set the TV to side by side 3D mode using the Q-menu button.


This is the exact video I played from my PC. Set the tv 3D setting to 'side by side'. It was unwatchable. It looked like the rollercoaster had two tracks pointing about 35 degrees away from each other. I'll try it with the in-built youtube player.
#34
can you play .mkv files directly of USB? thanks
#35
zelekmanc
can you play .mkv files directly of USB? thanks
on the AO site without much searching.....
Supported Video File Formats .MPG .MPEG .DAT .VOB .MKV .MP4 .MOV .FLV .3GP .AVI
#36
No longer available :(
#37
It's up and down at the mo, had it in my basket as unavailable and suddenly became available again literally just now (will just now after I did a quick checkout on PayPal!)

Arriving on Sat 8)

Keep trying, set looks like it is a rebadge of the £599 finlux model, bargain.

Edited By: lanky78 on Dec 10, 2015 23:55
#38
Back in stock, now has a 5 star review :) (Not by me either!)

Edited By: lanky78 on Dec 11, 2015 15:53
#39
I couldnt decide between this and the 65" one and now they have both gone
#40
Showing as in stock for me?

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