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Hisense H55M7000 55" 4K HDR Ultra-HD Smart LED TV £549.95 @ Sonicdirect £549.95

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Decent price for an excellent TV, trying to get JL to price match though 2.62% TCB 2.5% Quidco Read More
Decent price for an excellent TV, trying to get JL to price match though 2.62% TCB 2.5% Quidco
mahmouddiaa Avatar3d, 13h agoFound 3 days, 13 hours ago86 Comments
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l33tpilot
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hisense-h55m6600-55-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-curved-tv-silver-464-with-code-boots-kitchen-2590155
Which code?
Appliance40
RayPurchase
The headline is for a M7000 (top of range) model but the link for the RicherSounds price match is for a different cheaper model M5500.

Indeed thats wrong also this should be expired now as price is £599 + £17 delivery.

The cheapest deal now is this one:
http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/hisense-h55m7000-55-smart-4k-ultra-hd-uled-tv.html

This is same price but free delivery, then use John Lewis to price match to get 5yo warranty.
The headline is for a M7000 (top of range) model but the link for the RicherSounds price match is for a different cheaper model M5500.
merikiito
Would this TV have a better picture than my Panasonic 50" Plasma which is about 5 years old?


What model? If it's using the Neo Panel stick with it...
N1Andy
gsusx
A2DY_
donslibi
A2DY_
I've got this tv and to be honest I'm not that impressed. Colours and viewing angles arnt good, screen is too reflective for me. Would think it's just a bad one I've got but had two as the first has a faulty PSU that constantly clicked.
Biggest pain is the smart features, no way of re-ordering apps or as far as I can see check for updates at all, Plex is terrible, I have to open and close it anywhere from 2-10 times to use it otherwise it says 'no server' even though no other devices have issues.
Most people have great reviews on it though so maybe I am just expecting too much.
Always dubious of random name brands. Best to pay a bit more when it comes to buying a TV as it will be sat in front of you for 5 to 10 years.
:D hardly a random name brand! Also 5-10 years is a very long time for a main TV!
You say that but my 50" Samsung plasma is ten years old and still going strong.
......but Plasma was a technology far in advance of LED/LCD, and a travesty that TV manufacturers dropped it for no other reason than profit margins.


I thought SamsDungs had issues where they would explode? Lol but jokes aside I still have my Pioneer Plasma Kuro and I've not seen a better Kuro set with deeper blacks!! oO
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Currys LG OLED55C6V Smart 4K Curved OLED TV and OLED55B6V £1,499.00 with code

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£1499.00 @ Currys
Cheapest it has ever been I believe! Currys have dropped the price to £1599 and with code LSTV100A brings it down £1499 B6 is also the same price if you don't like the curve and aren't fussed about 3… Read More
Cheapest it has ever been I believe! Currys have dropped the price to £1599 and with code LSTV100A brings it down £1499 B6 is also the same price if you don't like the curve and aren't fussed about 3…
jimx26 Avatar4d, 2h agoFound 4 days, 2 hours ago54 Comments
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manieer
dazleon
Just saw on the LG website they are giving blueray player or Soundbar if you purchase an OLED tv from 26/04/2017. I bought mine on the 24th so when i spoke with LG they said the offer does not apply to me :( They havn't put up a list of retailers yet it seems. See below linkhttp://www.lg.com/uk/bundle
Thanks for this. Really tempted now. Could you not return and re-purchase it again with yours. I am sure the retailer will be able to do this considering there is nearly £300 at stake. Good luck.

Thats what i thought about doing. The tv hasnt been delivered to me yet, will arrive on Saturday. I might phone Currys and see if they can still offer. Though still not clear from LG which retailers are participating.
dazleon
Just saw on the LG website they are giving blueray player or Soundbar if you purchase an OLED tv from 26/04/2017. I bought mine on the 24th so when i spoke with LG they said the offer does not apply to me :( They havn't put up a list of retailers yet it seems. See below linkhttp://www.lg.com/uk/bundle

Thanks for this. Really tempted now. Could you not return and re-purchase it again with yours. I am sure the retailer will be able to do this considering there is nearly £300 at stake. Good luck.
Just saw on the LG website they are giving blueray player or Soundbar if you purchase an OLED tv from 26/04/2017. I bought mine on the 24th so when i spoke with LG they said the offer does not apply to me :( They havn't put up a list of retailers yet it seems. See below link

http://www.lg.com/uk/bundle
Can I ask a question I don't think I will use 3D much and still use nowtv (720p) and freeview so do you think that the lg chip will give a better picture on the c6 than the Realtek on the B6 as I think it will be some time before everything that I watch will be in 4K and HDR - I'm trying to be realistic while hoping to have a good tv for future
chris57
Went for the c6 for the chipset over the b6. Used works gift card scheme for extra 6.5% for any public sector employees. All done electronically in seconds, saved another £90.
Did you get an electronic gift card or reload and existing cards
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SAMSUNG UE60KU6000 60 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview HD - £799.00 @ Richer Sounds

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Is it me or is this deal amazing? Read More
Is it me or is this deal amazing?
ZAMtendo Avatar6d, 13h agoFound 6 days, 13 hours ago14 Comments
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rednwhite1879
xp3200
Nothing special for an entry-level Samsung 4K TV, as already mentioned the 55ks7000 is a much better buy at 849
Would be a really good shout except that TV isnt made anymore


or is the KU6000 but they are still for sale the same as the ks7000 trying to shift older stock for the new 2017 models.
This looks great but I don't have any money, thanks.
xp3200
Nothing special for an entry-level Samsung 4K TV, as already mentioned the 55ks7000 is a much better buy at 849

Would be a really good shout except that TV isnt made anymore
Nothing special for an entry-level Samsung 4K TV, as already mentioned the 55ks7000 is a much better buy at 849
haritori
Depends what you prefer...
sounds good a 60" Sammy for £800
but its not, True HDR (10bit), for usually £50.00 more you can keep your eye out for a 55" Samsung KS7000 at John Lewis with a 10 Bit Panel, very low latency for gaming, and a stunning picture quality.
so if you want 5" more but a lower quality image then go for your deal.

just bought a KS7000 myself last week, very impressed :)
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SAMSUNG UE55KU6500 @ rgbdirect £599.00 only. 55 Inch Series 6 Ultra HD 4K Smart Curved LED TV Free gold plated HDMI cable

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Use promo code SPORTS100 at checkout to receive 100 Pounds discount FREE 5 Year TV Warranty Free B TECH BTV815 1.5m Ventry High Speed 24 k gold plated HDMI Cable with Ethernet Read More
Use promo code SPORTS100 at checkout to receive 100 Pounds discount FREE 5 Year TV Warranty Free B TECH BTV815 1.5m Ventry High Speed 24 k gold plated HDMI Cable with Ethernet
whattaah Avatar1w, 12h agoFound 1 week, 12 hours ago85 Comments
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scoot
soldierboy001
scoot
soldierboy001
scoot
Was about to hit the buy button then noticed there also doing the ue65ks9500 for £2000 .stunnng price of kit I've had my eyes on all year in currys but cost £3800 on release . So almost 50% saving on the release rrp.. not bad for Samsungs flag ship 2016/17 model
Don't believe those release date prices from Samsung, my 9000 model was reduced by £600 within hours of it's official release date.
How do you rate it bud
Excellent and had lots of good comments from others, I personally would not touch a curved screen with a barge pole.
Is you 9000 a flat screen then bud .
Only ones I've seen are curved . Including the 9500 I'm looking at



They didn't make curved screen when I got mine, the difference is in the model number letters not in the model range, i,e, the model range is 7000,8000 and 9000.
soldierboy001
scoot
soldierboy001
scoot
Was about to hit the buy button then noticed there also doing the ue65ks9500 for £2000 .stunnng price of kit I've had my eyes on all year in currys but cost £3800 on release . So almost 50% saving on the release rrp.. not bad for Samsungs flag ship 2016/17 model
Don't believe those release date prices from Samsung, my 9000 model was reduced by £600 within hours of it's official release date.
How do you rate it bud
Excellent and had lots of good comments from others, I personally would not touch a curved screen with a barge pole.

Is you 9000 a flat screen then bud .
Only ones I've seen are curved . Including the 9500 I'm looking at
scoot
soldierboy001
scoot
Was about to hit the buy button then noticed there also doing the ue65ks9500 for £2000 .stunnng price of kit I've had my eyes on all year in currys but cost £3800 on release . So almost 50% saving on the release rrp.. not bad for Samsungs flag ship 2016/17 model
Don't believe those release date prices from Samsung, my 9000 model was reduced by £600 within hours of it's official release date.
How do you rate it bud



Excellent and had lots of good comments from others, I personally would not touch a curved screen with a barge pole.
soldierboy001
scoot
Was about to hit the buy button then noticed there also doing the ue65ks9500 for £2000 .stunnng price of kit I've had my eyes on all year in currys but cost £3800 on release . So almost 50% saving on the release rrp.. not bad for Samsungs flag ship 2016/17 model
Don't believe those release date prices from Samsung, my 9000 model was reduced by £600 within hours of it's official release date.

How do you rate it bud
scoot
Was about to hit the buy button then noticed there also doing the ue65ks9500 for £2000 .stunnng price of kit I've had my eyes on all year in currys but cost £3800 on release . So almost 50% saving on the release rrp.. not bad for Samsungs flag ship 2016/17 model



Don't believe those release date prices from Samsung, my 9000 model was reduced by £600 within hours of it's official release date.
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LG 65UH661V 65 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play £899.00 @ Richer sounds

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Richer sounds in-store deal Had been looking at the hisense 65m7000 but this one looks like a good one too. Read More
Richer sounds in-store deal Had been looking at the hisense 65m7000 but this one looks like a good one too.
luvadeal821 Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago16 Comments
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rand0m
poisondwarf
motionwerk
poisondwarf
so does this have a proper 10bit panel?
None of that dithering stuff?
My wife dithers, and i find it bloody annoying, so i dont want my tv to dither as well as her.
Are you filming your wife in HD or 4K?
4K of course lol
yeah ofcourse. she wouldn't fit in HD.
LOL, sorry I couldn't resist posting this joke.

Lol
poisondwarf
motionwerk
poisondwarf
so does this have a proper 10bit panel?
None of that dithering stuff?
My wife dithers, and i find it bloody annoying, so i dont want my tv to dither as well as her.
Are you filming your wife in HD or 4K?
4K of course lol
yeah ofcourse. she wouldn't fit in HD.

LOL, sorry I couldn't resist posting this joke.
thanks op
cheapskate25
poisondwarf
so does this have a proper 10bit panel?
None of that dithering stuff?
My wife dithers, and i find it bloody annoying, so i dont want my tv to dither as well as her.
8bit+FRC dithering, it's also a RGBW panel.

Not for £900, no. They use RGBW panels to bring the cost down, which isn't something you really want in an expensive TV. I'd recommend seeing one in person before buying and possibly avoid altogether if you plan on using a PC with the TV.
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LG 43UH603V - 43 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Freeview Play - £349.00 - Richer Sounds

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43 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV With Freeview Play. Also has Freesat if you choose to connect up a satellite dish to it. Not the best 4K TV on the market due to RGBW screen, but at £349 it's one o… Read More
43 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV With Freeview Play. Also has Freesat if you choose to connect up a satellite dish to it. Not the best 4K TV on the market due to RGBW screen, but at £349 it's one o…
Steamy.Wee Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago20 Comments
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Ports for the TV Including the Satellite connector
https://i.alza.cz/ImgW.ashx?fd=FotoAddOrig&cd=WK608g0d-04
https://i.alza.cz/ImgW.ashx?fd=FotoAddOrig&cd=WK608g0d-05

Edited By: Steamy.Wee on Apr 19, 2017 01:47
As folk above has said it used RGBW to spoof a 4k effect from what is closer to 3k in effect. Still, it's cheap enough
bobo53
lowest bottom tv in the market with RGBW, therefore not even a real 4k tv.
Vestel are a much better value

I think you're missing the point of HotUKDeals. It's to show people where to get Hot UK Deals on a particular item; the clue is in the name of the website ;) Your comment has no relevance to this websites sole function. May I be so bold as to suggest you sign up to a review forum, where you can take part in the type of remark / discussion that you seem to be under the misguidance this site is for (_;) I'd be very interested to get a link to the Vestel branded unit that is "much better value" with 6 year warranty and carrying the same specification, albeit with true RGB pixels. :D
lowest bottom tv in the market with RGBW, therefore not even a real 4k tv.
Vestel are a much better value
tickedon
Steamy.Wee
tickedon
I would double check whether this actually has freeview play - my understanding was xxUH603 series were not being upgraded by LG.
Have one sitting in my living room, it 100% has freeview play.
That's good to hear :) (the model had been missed off the upgrade list: https://www.freeview.co.uk/news-and-blog/features/freeview-play-launches-on-lg-tvs.html#74RcBUKkXpmy6XoR.97 )

Came out of the box with it. It seams mainly the LG TV's not to get Freeview Play as an OTA upgrade are the more expensive OLED ones, as it's assumed by LG that owners would already have provisions in place to accomodate catchup TV.
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Panasonic TX-50DX700B 50inch SMART 4K HDR LED TV - Refurbished £429.99 Panasonic eBay Outlet

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Officially Refurbished – 12 Month Manufacturer Warranty Read More
Officially Refurbished – 12 Month Manufacturer Warranty
pavel76 Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago3 Comments
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great deal
what is so special about this? you pay this price for a refurb, not voted
ordered. Nice one. Very nearly bought one of these yesterday for £580
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Samsung UE55KU6400 55 Inch Ultra HD, Smart, Freeview HD, 4k LED TV £629.99 at Very

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Decent price and can spread cost over 12m interest free Read More
Decent price and can spread cost over 12m interest free
dodgymix Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago9 Comments
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i can get this for just over £570 delivered with a discount from Very but i really want a 65" TV.
I'm presuming that if a TV broke down inside 5 years, John Lewis would do all the running for you, rather than you having to chase the manufacturer yourself.
The reason John Lewis and others do 5 years is they know that consumer have rights so it looks good to those customers who aren't aware of them rights
Bird68
Yeah, I imagine if the TV broke after the first year, Very would say tough luck. I understand that there's a 2 year EU thing, but I've never looked into and suspect there would be a fair bit of hoop-jumping? As for 5 years, I've no idea.

My last 4 Samsungs have been sold on after 5 or 6 years as I wanted new tellys and none broke so unlikely from experience you need an extended guarantee although...
Consumer rights say a product should be fit for purpose

Clearly TVs aren't only meant to last a year or even 3.. should last 6 / 7 years so easily to claim it's faulty

I've done it with all sorts over years and always been sorted out

Currys refunded me for a 3 year old oven that broke in my tenants house

Didn't even quibble
Yeah, I imagine if the TV broke after the first year, Very would say tough luck. I understand that there's a 2 year EU thing, but I've never looked into and suspect there would be a fair bit of hoop-jumping? As for 5 years, I've no idea.
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SAMSUNG UE55KU6500 55" Series 6 Ultra HD 4K Smart Curved LED TV £619.00 with code - RGB Direct

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55" Series 6 Ultra HD 4K Smart Curved LED TV Currently £619 with code 80POUNDOFF. Read More
55" Series 6 Ultra HD 4K Smart Curved LED TV Currently £619 with code 80POUNDOFF.
tomaj2000 Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago11 Comments
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Does it have Bluetooth? Some sites say yes, some say no, so pretty confused
John Lewis have price patched this.. worth it?
Use promo code SPORTS100 at checkout to receive 100 Pounds discount :) so now even better £599

be aware these use a 60Hz panel and have motion judder on some sources.
jack188817
collectorcol
Jinkz
Not 10bit, not for me, but might be for other people, just pointing that out.
The LG 55UH770V is 10 bit but gets poor reviews. Is 10 bit the be all?


In my opinion it's not worth the extra £4-600.

Minimal difference

4k 10 bit > 4k 8 bit >>> 1080p >>>>> 720p.

I can't tell the difference between a 10 and 8 bit panel. In my opinion paying the extra for 8 bit is a waste of money


Do you mean paying the extra for 10 bit?
collectorcol
Jinkz
Not 10bit, not for me, but might be for other people, just pointing that out.
The LG 55UH770V is 10 bit but gets poor reviews. Is 10 bit the be all?


In my opinion it's not worth the extra £4-600.

Minimal difference

4k 10 bit > 4k 8 bit >>> 1080p >>>>> 720p.

I can't tell the difference between a 10 and 8 bit panel. In my opinion paying the extra for 8 bit is a waste of money
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Hisense 49 - Inch Widescreen 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview HD [Energy Class A] - Amazon - £369.00

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Not the cheapest it has ever been but cheap none the less. Hisense M3000 Introduction Experience TV like never before in glorious Ultra HD 4K resolution. With 4 times the detail of Full HD Read More
Not the cheapest it has ever been but cheap none the less. Hisense M3000 Introduction Experience TV like never before in glorious Ultra HD 4K resolution. With 4 times the detail of Full HD
colgrigson Avatar2w, 20h agoFound 2 weeks, 20 hours ago15 Comments
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Trueogre
Anyone know the difference between the M3000 and the M3300?

300, and I didn't use a Calculator! This is Sparta!
Anyone know the difference between the M3000 and the M3300?
damadgeruk
pavel76
I have no issues with AO though if you switch the TV on then decide you don't like it AO may give a partial refund. Policy wording...
We’re happy for you to unpack the appliance and inspect it properly as you would had you bought the item from a shop. However, if you have used it beyond this, this may have a knock on effect on our ability to sell it to someone else and so where the value of the product is reduced by your use we may only make a partial refund (equal such reduced value) or subsequently charge you for the reduction in value. Where you have not used the product and it is returned in the original packaging you will receive a full refund. Your refund will be made within 30 days of collection of the appliance.
Can AO get away with this? Doesn't sound legal to me.
available ao.com £359 using code TENNEROFF
http://ao.com//product/h49m3000-hisense-tv-black-41023-108.aspx
Sidney1979
MARFW
Bought it last September for £349 at Ao
Very happy with the tv, excellent value for money.
Two minor drawbacks:
not very good for watching films in a dark setting (horrors et.al.)
Slow startup time

Totally agree, dark scenes are very poor, otherwise excellent.


What's wrong with dark scenes? Looking around for a new TV at the moment.
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Samsung UE40KU6400 40" 4K HDR Ultra-HD Flat Smart LED TV 1500 PQI Silver £385 - £394.99 delivered @ Sonic Direct

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I have been interested in this TV for a while now , been holding off but this price seems to tempt me now. £385 + £9.99 delivery Read More
I have been interested in this TV for a while now , been holding off but this price seems to tempt me now. £385 + £9.99 delivery
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Now expired.
Can anyone with any experience of the set confirm if it can achieve Chroma settings @4:4:4 and does it come with the "magic" remote or standard?
It's an excellent tv for gaming
May be not true HDR but for the price and beat it
I wish I hadn't spent a fortune on ks8000
This Would have been better with lesser buyers guilt
josh_yur
8 or 10 bit?
8 bit
8 or 10 bit?
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Samsung UE49KS7000 Smart SUHD 4K LED TV £788.99 @prcdirect

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49" KS7000 7 Series SUHD Quantum Dot UHD Premium HDR 1000 Smart TV Comes with Free 5 Year Warranty & 10 Year Screen Burn Warranty Read More
49" KS7000 7 Series SUHD Quantum Dot UHD Premium HDR 1000 Smart TV Comes with Free 5 Year Warranty & 10 Year Screen Burn Warranty
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PANASONIC 49" FULL HD SMART LED TV - £349.00 @ Argos

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originally £349 but with 10.5% cashback with TOPCASHBACK it comes to roughly £312 hoping to get some heat in here as my previous posts havent done very well. Read More
originally £349 but with 10.5% cashback with TOPCASHBACK it comes to roughly £312 hoping to get some heat in here as my previous posts havent done very well.
blundy_5 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago30 Comments
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Goodvishk
Cashback code TOPCASHBACK not working on Argos

That's not a code that you use on the Argos site. It's the name of a website that you have to click through and they will give you the money in a few months time. In theory.


Thanks for explaining to the newbie. Placed order now
Goodvishk
Cashback code TOPCASHBACK not working on Argos

That's not a code that you use on the Argos site. It's the name of a website that you have to click through and they will give you the money in a few months time. In theory.
Cashback code TOPCASHBACK not working on Argos
once_upon_a_tyne
blundy_5
What advice?? Tyne was clearly belittling and sarcastic.
Post comments to help people, not to help you onto your already high horse.
Hi there.
Belittling? Rather.
Sarcastic? Erm, no. It's only sarcastic if you took from "Blundy_5... Not a bad deal, but I wouldn't be over concerned with heat, or begging for it. Thanks for posting though!" a meaning og:
"A bad deal, I would be concerned with heat, and begging for it is a great idea. Wish you hadn't posted".
No, my meaning was exactly as typed, thus not sarcastic.
This post is also belittling though. It is also not sarcasm.
"You have a great understanding of sarcasm" IS me being sarcastic.
K.H. of the week!
It has two tuners so its quite a good spec; yes I am sure you can get a better picture if you pay more then you might as well go for OLED / FALD rather than the TVs with poor backlights (and nearly all have poor backlights)

Anyone have this TV? some reviews complained that the screen sort of seemed visually as though it were 'a bit dirty'? and no that was'nt just from watching porn...
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LG 55" 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV 6yr Warranty £549.00 @ Richer Sounds

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LG-55UH615v 3 x HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0/ ARC) WIFI Freeview/Freesat HD HDR Pro (apparently) Supports Netflix 4K 6 year warranty Instore Exclusive Read More
LG-55UH615v 3 x HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0/ ARC) WIFI Freeview/Freesat HD HDR Pro (apparently) Supports Netflix 4K 6 year warranty Instore Exclusive
loofer Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago36 Comments
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afroylnt
Bigfoot600
If your so set on buying a LG atm don't bother with anything less than a UH850V
but that has a poor backlight; pay a bit more and get an OLED one surely...

Of course if u got the budget for it. I just got the m7000 hisense for £609 with ao after price matching and discount code plus £5 for next day delivery. I am not entirely happy with it. Bit slow on starting up, compared my UH750 I had. EPG is slow. Tried watching catch up slow and doesnt connect. Might send it back and get the 49" LG with dolby vision
* EPG solved via software update provided by Hisense but you lose freeview play for the benfit



Edited By: Bigfoot600 on Apr 11, 2017 00:25: update
miaas
rufnek2kx
SS41
It would have to be 8 quid for me to buy a lucky goldstar tv.
My current 42" LG LCD screen has been going strong for 10 years without any major issues. I'm waiting for it to stop working so I can justify buying a new one but the resilient **** isn't giving up.
I've got a LG 50" plasma, around 6 years old now, no faults, I feel your pain.

Tbh guys unless you got a 4k player its worth keeping what u got. Only a few films are in 4k and you will soon watch them and nothing else to use 4k for. Yeah maybe so colour is more vibrant and sharper and thats what your paying for
magnus1983
iwanthisdeal
pops68
I was looking at the LG 55UH770V at Richer Sounds, would this be a better option than the one above?
I agree, this one mentions having a 10bit panel
The 770v is 8bit+2bit dithering. Only the 950v is true 10bit and of course the lg oled 4k range.
is it this one? LG
Bigfoot600
If your so set on buying a LG atm don't bother with anything less than a UH850V
but that has a poor backlight; pay a bit more and get an OLED one surely...
rufnek2kx
SS41
It would have to be 8 quid for me to buy a lucky goldstar tv.


My current 42" LG LCD screen has been going strong for 10 years without any major issues. I'm waiting for it to stop working so I can justify buying a new one but the resilient **** isn't giving up.


I've got a LG 50" plasma, around 6 years old now, no faults, I feel your pain.
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Blaupunkt 24-inch Widescreen HD Ready LED TV with Freeviews used £76.21 @ Amazon warehouse

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£76.21 Blaupunkt cheap this will go quick just one there Read More
£76.21 Blaupunkt cheap this will go quick just one there
Believe_Me Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago4 Comments
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Now Sold
fiqqer
The Brand means nothing nowadays. It had a very good reputation for car audio equipment, but the company was sold in the 1990s.
It is now just a paid for brand name to stick onto very cheap and cheaply made generic monitors. It is no different from an unbranded monitor with no name.
Once again I advise against buying cheap for the sake of it being cheap. If you want to enjoy your equipment buy something better (which will cost more)
Like double?
The Brand means nothing nowadays. It had a very good reputation for car audio equipment, but the company was sold in the 1990s.

It is now just a paid for brand name to stick onto very cheap and cheaply made generic monitors. It is no different from an unbranded monitor with no name.

Once again I advise against buying cheap for the sake of it being cheap. If you want to enjoy your equipment buy something better (which will cost more)
Edit - the £76.21 is for a used unit - the new unit costs £149, the same as a 24" LG. Buy the LG one.

Edited By: fiqqer on Apr 05, 2017 17:58
Getting cold not worth 80 pounds? :p
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PANASONIC VIERA TX-49DX650B Smart 4k Ultra HD 49" LED TV - £479.00 at Currys

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It's not meaningless to me - it is a matter of perspective - I want a TV to 'show off' my PS4 Pro's ability - I have been led to believe 10 bit HDR is something I want to ensure the TV I choose has. Is that not correct as far as your're concerned?
I suppose a 10-bit panel works as a crude filter for good HDR hardware because it's an expensive technology with minor benefit so it's only found in high end TVs that can afford such things. And high end TVs also have good HDR hardware.
The core of HDR is the High Dynamic Brightness Range. For LCDs this is the ability of the backlight to brighten and dim in sections independent of the LCD panel. That gives you the ability to have the normal picture over most of the screen, but also have things like lightsources, glints or explosions that are brighter than a white surface (which is normally the maximum brightness).
The finer the control that the backlight provides, the better. A high end TV at the moment has around 500 dimming zones (the KS7000 has ten).
HDR content is encoded in 10-bit colour depth because that gives 1024 shades of brightness instead of the normal 256. This doesn't mean four times the brightness range though, these are the number of divisions between black and white. The brightness in white is defined by what is called the gamma curve and HDR introduces a new one called Perceptual Quantization which is what gives it the higher brightness range.
LCDs work in a similar way. A 10-bit panel has an identical black and white level to an 8-bit one, it just splits it up more finely. It's great if you're working with subtle graduations of colour - the greyscale monitors that doctors examine x-rays on have been 10-bit for years.
Having more shades in the existing brightness range is of limited benefit to HDR though, I think a lot of it's benefit in that area comes from the ability to get a more exact shade during this transition period between colour gamuts, where the standards, content and TV colour gamut are all likely to be mismatched.
8-bit panels typically use dithering, using adjacent pixels of similar colours to produce that colour when viewed from far enough away. And 'far enough away' is a very short distance with the tiny size of the pixels on a 4K screen.
The extra brightness range on LCDs is created by backlight control, not the LCD panel. You want a backlight that can deliver that brightness to the spots requested and electronics that are good at both dividing the work between LCD and backlight and good at approximating content that the TV can't display. HDR specifies wider brightness and colour ranges than any TV on the market can currently display.
If you want a single number that specifies HDR quality, then the number of dimming zones is often a pretty good approximation right now.

This was brilliant, thank you. Very knowledgeable. Much appreciated. :{
can anyone help has anyone bought a tv or heard of this website its so cheap( pixeltelevisions.co.uk)
EndlessWaves
JumpMan1980
It's not meaningless to me - it is a matter of perspective - I want a TV to 'show off' my PS4 Pro's ability - I have been led to believe 10 bit HDR is something I want to ensure the TV I choose has. Is that not correct as far as your're concerned?
I suppose a 10-bit panel works as a crude filter for good HDR hardware because it's an expensive technology with minor benefit so it's only found in high end TVs that can afford such things. And high end TVs also have good HDR hardware.
The core of HDR is the High Dynamic Brightness Range. For LCDs this is the ability of the backlight to brighten and dim in sections independent of the LCD panel. That gives you the ability to have the normal picture over most of the screen, but also have things like lightsources, glints or explosions that are brighter than a white surface (which is normally the maximum brightness).
The finer the control that the backlight provides, the better. A high end TV at the moment has around 500 dimming zones (the KS7000 has ten).
HDR content is encoded in 10-bit colour depth because that gives 1024 shades of brightness instead of the normal 256. This doesn't mean four times the brightness range though, these are the number of divisions between black and white. The brightness in white is defined by what is called the gamma curve and HDR introduces a new one called Perceptual Quantization which is what gives it the higher brightness range.
LCDs work in a similar way. A 10-bit panel has an identical black and white level to an 8-bit one, it just splits it up more finely. It's great if you're working with subtle graduations of colour - the greyscale monitors that doctors examine x-rays on have been 10-bit for years.
Having more shades in the existing brightness range is of limited benefit to HDR though, I think a lot of it's benefit in that area comes from the ability to get a more exact shade during this transition period between colour gamuts, where the standards, content and TV colour gamut are all likely to be mismatched.
8-bit panels typically use dithering, using adjacent pixels of similar colours to produce that colour when viewed from far enough away. And 'far enough away' is a very short distance with the tiny size of the pixels on a 4K screen.
The extra brightness range on LCDs is created by backlight control, not the LCD panel. You want a backlight that can deliver that brightness to the spots requested and electronics that are good at both dividing the work between LCD and backlight and good at approximating content that the TV can't display. HDR specifies wider brightness and colour ranges than any TV on the market can currently display.
If you want a single number that specifies HDR quality, then the number of dimming zones is often a pretty good approximation right now.
Expert on Dimness!
JumpMan1980
It's not meaningless to me - it is a matter of perspective - I want a TV to 'show off' my PS4 Pro's ability - I have been led to believe 10 bit HDR is something I want to ensure the TV I choose has. Is that not correct as far as your're concerned?

I suppose a 10-bit panel works as a crude filter for good HDR hardware because it's an expensive technology with minor benefit so it's only found in high end TVs that can afford such things. And high end TVs also have good HDR hardware.

The core of HDR is the High Dynamic Brightness Range. For LCDs this is the ability of the backlight to brighten and dim in sections independent of the LCD panel. That gives you the ability to have the normal picture over most of the screen, but also have things like lightsources, glints or explosions that are brighter than a white surface (which is normally the maximum brightness).

The finer the control that the backlight provides, the better. A high end TV at the moment has around 500 dimming zones (the KS7000 has ten).

HDR content is encoded in 10-bit colour depth because that gives 1024 shades of brightness instead of the normal 256. This doesn't mean four times the brightness range though, these are the number of divisions between black and white. The brightness in white is defined by what is called the gamma curve and HDR introduces a new one called Perceptual Quantization which is what gives it the higher brightness range.

LCDs work in a similar way. A 10-bit panel has an identical black and white level to an 8-bit one, it just splits it up more finely. It's great if you're working with subtle graduations of colour - the greyscale monitors that doctors examine x-rays on have been 10-bit for years.

Having more shades in the existing brightness range is of limited benefit to HDR though, I think a lot of it's benefit in that area comes from the ability to get a more exact shade during this transition period between colour gamuts, where the standards, content and TV colour gamut are all likely to be mismatched.

8-bit panels typically use dithering, using adjacent pixels of similar colours to produce that colour when viewed from far enough away. And 'far enough away' is a very short distance with the tiny size of the pixels on a 4K screen.

The extra brightness range on LCDs is created by backlight control, not the LCD panel. You want a backlight that can deliver that brightness to the spots requested and electronics that are good at both dividing the work between LCD and backlight and good at approximating content that the TV can't display. HDR specifies wider brightness and colour ranges than any TV on the market can currently display.

If you want a single number that specifies HDR quality, then the number of dimming zones is often a pretty good approximation right now.
Here's a review of the Samsung TV posted earlier in this thread - I am still thinking it is the one for me at my current budget, with an intention of seeing what a ps4 pro 'can do' - https://www.avforums.com/review/samsung-ks7500-ue55ks7500-uhd-4k-tv-review.12590
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electriQ 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV with Freeview HD USB Media Player and PVR - with LG 4K Panel @ Appliance Direct £299.97

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Can't be a better deal out there for a near 50 inch TV with an LG panel can there. And Ultra HD too. Interested to know what the sound's like. Are they 8w speakers like the Aldi one or more? Read More
Can't be a better deal out there for a near 50 inch TV with an LG panel can there. And Ultra HD too. Interested to know what the sound's like. Are they 8w speakers like the Aldi one or more?
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LOL at no response :D
Nujol
LOUGHBORO.GUY
This is a bargain kids


It's the normal price. Use the search function.


Just have Nujol, or should I call you searchmaster? , and can't find a 50 inch ultra HD for under 300. If you can please post in your next response.
LOUGHBORO.GUY
This is a bargain kids


It's the normal price. Use the search function.
scotz78
Nujol
It's the usual price for a budget 50"ish 4K TV with an LG panel!!! They are always this price! Use the search function similar models been posted tens if not hundreds of times. When occasionally reduced to £270 or below - that's a good deal.
I only posted this because I couldn't find another ULTRA HD tv at this price Nujol. Worthinger has posted an Aldi one but that's £32 more. There are plenty of Full HD ones yes, but not Ultra HD.


Use the search function!!!! You literally can never have actually used HUKD for any period of time if you don't know that the normal price for a bottom of the range 4K TV is £300, and good deals are in the £230-270 range.

As I said. Use the search function. You're in danger of being ripped off probably for many other products too if you don't know the standard price for these.
Any reviews on this TV.
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Samsung UE65KS8000 65" Smart SUHD 4K Led TV - £1,499.99 @ PRC Direct

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65" KS8000 8 Series SUHD Quantum Dot UHD Premium HDR 1000 Smart TV Free 5 Year Warranty Seems like a great deal! Free Samsung bluray player Scroll down the page - snoopy18 Read More
65" KS8000 8 Series SUHD Quantum Dot UHD Premium HDR 1000 Smart TV Free 5 Year Warranty Seems like a great deal! Free Samsung bluray player Scroll down the page - snoopy18
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I didn't realise PRC direct charge for delivery, Am desperately wanting to order this tv before it sells out but hoping for the free sound bar to come back on before placing an order, fingers crossed lol
john lewis price matched online with prc direct today "I’m happy to match the price of £1509.94 for the TV and Blu-Ray player (product codes 82462165 and 85842090) seen at PRC Direct. This includes the £9.95 that they would charge for delivery."
snoopy18
senwar
Oh - and I don't like the AV forum settings - way too soft and dim for me
Did you find some other settings?

I initially tweaked movie but also found that too soft so I've now just slightly tweaked natural. Happy enough with that.
nocturne_sa
Does anyone know if you are able to return the BR player to JL after delivery to get a refund?

senwar
Oh - and I don't like the AV forum settings - way too soft and dim for me
Did you find some other settings?
Shah75
kemik
Price matched in store at John Lewis incl soundbar and sub. Gets delivered on Wed. Can't wait! 8)
Hi am tried to get the ks8000 with the free sound bar deal at John Lewis but not sure how to do it. I've seen it with free blue ray player at prc but I prefer the sound bar thanks

If you want quality forget that sound bar and get this instead....

http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/cant-dm100-blk

I've actually had a chance to test drive it now and you won't get anything under a grand come even close as far as I'm concerned, seems which? agree too...


http://www.which.co.uk/reviews/sound-bars/canton-dm100/review
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Panasonic DS500B 49 Inch Full HD Smart LED TV - £314.10 with code @ eBay / Argos

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Looks like good deal for 49" smart tv. Currently £120 off at £349 Use code C10ARGOS to get a further 10% of taking it to £314.10. First post, be gentle with me, most reviews pretty good, don't… Read More
Looks like good deal for 49" smart tv. Currently £120 off at £349 Use code C10ARGOS to get a further 10% of taking it to £314.10. First post, be gentle with me, most reviews pretty good, don't…
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oos now
looks like a good deal fairly good reviews on Amazon main issue is the menu system is reported to be slow.
it has twin tuners so can record 2 programmes at once I think.

And ideal if you have no plans to buy quality 4k feeds...
this is far betrer than the sharp 4k deal that was on here the other day (I have a sharp 32" and the sound is pants)

Edited By: afroylnt on Mar 29, 2017 18:24: info
muffboy
cblfal
or is it cblfal2 compatible???
cblfal
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Philips 49PUS6401 49 Inch 4K Ultra HD with HDR Freeview Ambilight Smart Android LED TV £386.10 Argos eBay Store with code

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C10ARGOS code for 10% off - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/offer-stack-10-off-code-stacks-with-20-off-home-20-furniture-clearance-argos-ebay-2647788
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talhamusa
bought this TV and it's great. however when watching live football there's a constant annoying flickering which i have no idea how to sort out. i've tried setting the sharpness to 0 but that hasnt solved it unfortunately. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

ro53ben
Cheap TV is cheap. Yay for the cheap TV :)
bought this TV and it's great. however when watching live football there's a constant annoying flickering which i have no idea how to sort out. i've tried setting the sharpness to 0 but that hasnt solved it unfortunately. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
therealjohnpeat
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fishmaster
steevio_uk
I bought this a few days ago when the RRP was £499 but used the Code to buy online at £449
Are Argos likely to give me a refund now this has dropped within a couple of days?
You can return the TV to get a refund then buy it again, that's perfectly legal.
Slight snag is you're not legally entitled to a refund if you bought in a store - just saying...
Err, yes they are.
Err, no they're not.
You have no legal right to a refund on any item bought in a store UNLESS it's faulty - some stores offer refunds but they're not legally entitled to do that.
You have a right-of-return on goods bought 'at a distance' (Internet, Catalog, Phone or Mail Order) but NOT on anything bought from a retail store (the situation if you order online but collect from a store is a grey area as far as I can determine)
From Argos website:
Can I return it if there’s nothing wrong with it?
Absolutely! We offer a 30 day returns guarantee on most items. (We’re nice like that.)
So if you need to bring it back, just bring it back. Then we’ll either refund the cash onto the original payment method or offer you an exchange. Easy.
You didn't read (or failed to understand) what I wrote.
You have NO LEGAL RIGHT to a refund on an item bought in a store unless it's faulty.
Some retailers have a refund policy (you posted the Argos one) - however they're not required to do that and therefore can set whatever rules they like for it (if they chose to exclude Ginger people or items with a Z in the name - they'd be fully within their rights to do that!!)
My point was that you have no legal right to return something bought in a store just because you no longer want it/it's cheaper elsewhere/you found a better deal (you CAN do that with items bought 'at a distance')
I read what you wrote in relation to this post and replied in that context, clearly you don't like being proven wrong, within the context of this deal.
The entire thing is quoted here and you still can't read it - if you must feel you're right tho, you go feel that by all means - no-one here gives one shiny **** what people who can't read, think...

therealjohnpeat seems very angry at being proven wrong, currently arguing with his reflection in a mirror.
LoRdPlOps111
therealjohnpeat
LoRdPlOps111
therealjohnpeat
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therealjohnpeat
fishmaster
steevio_uk
I bought this a few days ago when the RRP was £499 but used the Code to buy online at £449
Are Argos likely to give me a refund now this has dropped within a couple of days?
You can return the TV to get a refund then buy it again, that's perfectly legal.
Slight snag is you're not legally entitled to a refund if you bought in a store - just saying...
Err, yes they are.
Err, no they're not.
You have no legal right to a refund on any item bought in a store UNLESS it's faulty - some stores offer refunds but they're not legally entitled to do that.
You have a right-of-return on goods bought 'at a distance' (Internet, Catalog, Phone or Mail Order) but NOT on anything bought from a retail store (the situation if you order online but collect from a store is a grey area as far as I can determine)
From Argos website:
Can I return it if there’s nothing wrong with it?
Absolutely! We offer a 30 day returns guarantee on most items. (We’re nice like that.)
So if you need to bring it back, just bring it back. Then we’ll either refund the cash onto the original payment method or offer you an exchange. Easy.
You didn't read (or failed to understand) what I wrote.
You have NO LEGAL RIGHT to a refund on an item bought in a store unless it's faulty.
Some retailers have a refund policy (you posted the Argos one) - however they're not required to do that and therefore can set whatever rules they like for it (if they chose to exclude Ginger people or items with a Z in the name - they'd be fully within their rights to do that!!)
My point was that you have no legal right to return something bought in a store just because you no longer want it/it's cheaper elsewhere/you found a better deal (you CAN do that with items bought 'at a distance')
I read what you wrote in relation to this post and replied in that context, clearly you don't like being proven wrong, within the context of this deal.
The entire thing is quoted here and you still can't read it - if you must feel you're right tho, you go feel that by all means - no-one here gives one shiny **** what people who can't read, think...
JKTS9612
I bought this yesterday, after using my Xbox One S in 4K UHD resolution with HDR enabled, i realised a slight flickering on the TV, which didn't appear when using 1080p, after playing around with the TV's setting, i found turning Sharpness to 0 stopped the flickering from appearing, this might help somebody else out too

Thank you :)

That worked for the flickering on my PC too! Wasn't the cable, just that setting.
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Samsung UE49KS7500 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49" Curved Quantum LED TV £805.80 @ Amazon

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The striking curved Samsung UE49KS7500 SUHD TV with Quantum dot display surpasses UHD Premium standards so you can experience the next generation of professionally mastered content with 2200 PQI.KS750… Read More
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Currys were selling the 55" model for around £750 a while back.

Is it me or are TV deals garbage at the moment.
Deal is gone :(
I can't decide if this is a good deal or not? I'm in the market for a tv of this spec but I'm not in a rush?
Excellent TV but it still shows Eastenders unfortunately.
wakkaday
What the new 4k standard for TV channels which steam 4k

Is a normal English sentence too much to ask for?
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appliance electronics £1,099.00 for Samsung UE55KS8000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" LED TV

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John Lewis will price match this and add +5 years warranty for a further £100. Had one for a while but returned it after the new tv's were announced at Christmas but an awesome tv. 4K looks incredible… Read More
John Lewis will price match this and add +5 years warranty for a further £100. Had one for a while but returned it after the new tv's were announced at Christmas but an awesome tv. 4K looks incredible…
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No stock at John Lewis, but you can buy this with a free 4K blue ray recorder and a 5 Year Warranty for £1157 here..
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue55ks8000-tv-free-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-free-5-year-warranty-1157-2625452
mcormack
GRSC
As long as they have a shop then JL will match and give a 5 year warranty.
This TV has had numerous issues though, just ask Spikecast.
No issues at all, great TV
Absolutely..just a few haters on forums that have had numerous issues. I actually like that particular model, probably the best LED you can get for that kind of money.
I think OLED could lead the way this year with Sony and Panasonic joining the party. Once there is a 55" 4K OLED for under £1000 then people will go crazy for it. Not sure how long that will take though.
GRSC
As long as they have a shop then JL will match and give a 5 year warranty.
This TV has had numerous issues though, just ask Spikecast.
No issues at all, great TV
JL should price match - they price matched the KS7000 deal from the same retailer which also came with 1 year standard warranty
Buy this TV with 5 years parts & labour warranty for a fantastic price. Please click here to view deal

If you click at click here it will take you the page with 5 years warranty which is at £1275. JL might price match that one.
http://www.applianceelectronics.co.uk/viewproduct.asp?pid=11828
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Panasonic TX-58DX902B 58 inch SMART 3D 4K Ultra HD LED TV Built In Freeview Play £1,199.99 @ Panasonic ebay outlet

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Another £100 drop on this fantastic TV (refurbished). Posted before at £1299.99. The only downside is only 12 months manufacture warranty. If it drops further to £1k, I might bite as that is my max… Read More
Another £100 drop on this fantastic TV (refurbished). Posted before at £1299.99. The only downside is only 12 months manufacture warranty. If it drops further to £1k, I might bite as that is my max…
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The 2017 models should be out in a couple of months which may be why Panasonic are getting rid of last year's models.
The price of a new 58DX902B has fallen by about £200 to £1649 at John Lewis in the past couple of weeks.
Wait for couple months more and get new one for same price with 5 years warranty. New model came up already just wait ;)
'Posted before at £1299.99'
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If it drops another £100 you 'might' buy it

last week price was 1299. I edited that thread before making this one assuming that I can post it as a new deal. It turns out that you cannot do that.

Edited By: son_alli on Mar 25, 2017 00:43
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Panasonic TX-49DX600B 49" SMART 4K Ultra HD LED TV Official Manufact Refurb £399.99 Delvd @ Panasonic-ebay

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£499 at John Lewis with 5 year guarantee.


No brainier. Voted cold for that very reason. Sorry op
£499 at John Lewis with 5 year guarantee.
I have this TV. it's great for less than £400.
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*Refurb* Sharp LC-49CUF8462KS 49" Smart LED TV Ultra HD 4K With Freeview HD Tuner Wi-Fi £299.00 @ Tesco Ebay Outlet

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It's a vestel
damadgeruk
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I got the 49" non 4k sharp on black Friday. seems fine.
These TVs typically have a good picture, the problem is the high failure rate. Many fail within the warranty period(always reburbs available) causing an inconvenience, more fail outwith the warranty period writing them off unless you are handy as spares are readily available.

Can confirm this. My Black Friday Sharp TV has failed and been returned. Will probably be sold with same fault to some unsuspecting buyer
chrissatchell
MyNameSucksBad
There are other sellers selling this shop refurbed for £200


where? I don't see any


They don't exist you always get someone who says they can find it cheaper and don't back it up
MyNameSucksBad
There are other sellers selling this shop refurbed for £200


where? I don't see any
haiderinho
I got the 49" non 4k sharp on black Friday. seems fine.
These TVs typically have a good picture, the problem is the high failure rate. Many fail within the warranty period(always reburbs available) causing an inconvenience, more fail outwith the warranty period writing them off unless you are handy as spares are readily available.
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Argos Hitachi 55 Inch Ultra HD Smart Freeview Play LED TV £404.99 with code TV10

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Use code TV10 to save 10% The Hitachi 55 inch 4K Ultra High Definition TV brings you the best view you'll ever have. And the best of entertainment whenever you wish. Switch on the Hitachi smarTVue por… Read More
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expired?
I have this TV and it's brilliant. was looking. at more expensive ones but went for this.
I had a lg 49 inch 3d tv for about 8 years now ? so not a techno junkie but on a whim I bought this tv and wow thanks for the heads up & the discount code we have connected it to you tube and the 4k connect is amazing (Just hope it lasts as long)
55" Vestel. Has been below £400 multiple times on here with different branding eg Digihome.
scarecrow1960
Hi just wondered were do you enter the code ?
top left after click pay now
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Samsung UE55KS7000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" LED TV - £829.00 @ Appliance Electronics

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Appears this TV is going down in price week by week recently. I am very close to bitting point on this TV. Question is - will it reach £800 soon?! Edit: Now priced at £829 & confirmed that Read More
Appears this TV is going down in price week by week recently. I am very close to bitting point on this TV. Question is - will it reach £800 soon?! Edit: Now priced at £829 & confirmed that
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ordered this on the phone today for collection saturday, £829! happy days
I had a pre-purchase price match at 845, but did another price match for this deal post purchase, they have refunded £70 immediately.

Thanks for posting! :)
Sub £750 by May!
Marky264
Gone down to £829.99. I got a Price Match from JL But they wanted me to purchase at Full Price & then they'd refund the difference back? That doesn't seem correct to me... Shall I try another Price Match in hope of getting another agent?

Also is this Curved Ver worth a look in? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue49ks7500-silver-49inch-4k-ultra-hd-curved-tv-with-quantum-dot-789-99-co-2647628?p=30383734


Nice! I have re-sbmitted my price match for the extra £10 off! Thats the way which JL do their price matches as far as i'm aware. Refund is quite quick unless using paypal originally to purchase as that may take more time to process the refund.

Your link is for 49" curve version and this is for the 55". Its a question of personal preference I think. If you have the positioning set good in the room for curve then it may well suite your needs! Apparently good viewing angles are reduced for the curve though.
Gone down to £829.99. I got a Price Match from JL But they wanted me to purchase at Full Price & then they'd refund the difference back? That doesn't seem correct to me... Shall I try another Price Match in hope of getting another agent?

Also is this Curved Ver worth a look in? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue49ks7500-silver-49inch-4k-ultra-hd-curved-tv-with-quantum-dot-789-99-co-2647628?p=30383734
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LG 55UH950V 55" Smart Super 4K 3D Led TV with Quantum Display - £999.00 - PRC Direct

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jaydeeuk1
Not UHD premium, black levels not great, poor backlighting and blooming. For a bag of sand, meh.
It's "SUPER" much better.
duncanhh
Is this a 10 bit panel then?
Yes.
I'm conflicted as was going to buy a ks8000 or 7000 but instore the picture on this and the Sony xd93 although not as bright looked more realistic. Also a review on this TV states banding can be seen sometimes during football which worries me despite an av forums recommend. Just to add Sony xd93/94 sets qualify for premium uhd but Sony chose not to use the logo.

Edited By: swyatt360 on Mar 21, 2017 22:23
I read, it is, plus my face is straighter than your father ever was <3
gazman090970
TwistedNerve
jaydeeuk1
Not UHD premium, black levels not great, poor backlighting and blooming. For a bag of sand, meh.
wrong, so wrong
They are correct about not being UHD Premium and that's a big problem given it's price point is firmly in the premium bracket with the Samsung 55KS7000 which is premium certified selling for £899 it would be fair to say this is overpriced.
Yup, and plenty of owners complaining about the set. Put this LG next to the samsung or sony and there's no way TN with a straightface can say the LG is better. Guessing we won't hear from them again though now they've read up on things.

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Mar 21, 2017 15:10
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SAMSUNG UE55KS7000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" LED TV w/ FREE wireless HW-K651 soundbar using code £899.99 @ Currys

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Base price 4K TV but qualifies for a free wireless Samsung HW-K651 soundbar worth £319 using code SAMSUNGFREEK65. Some specs for the soundbar: Set up: - Sound bar x 1 - Wireless subwoofer x 1
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When did this deal finish? I was hoping to pick one up this week! The KS8000 has a sound bar or a UHD BD player, but it's £400 more ...
They don't even have this available for delivery at the moment. need to wait about 2 weeks before they call you to arrange delivery.

OP needs to change this in title then. Meanwhile this deal is £50 more expensive than other retailers so no longer a hot deal.
Thought it was too good to be true
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LG 49UH770V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49" LED TV £549.98 Currys with code

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tovtm
is there a simple answer for what is uhd premium.

UHD premium is a badge a TV can display if it meets some of the requirements for a good HDR picture. Not all manufacturers use it.

tovtm
I thought there was 4k then suhd that this LG Is.

LG markets this as Super UHD. SUHD is a Samsung marketing term. Neither mean anything except denoting a range of TVs from that manufacturer.

tovtm
or is that the bits 8 and 10?

That's a complicated subject as it applies to different parts of the process. The important bit is that the TV accepts a 10-bit signal but as far as I'm aware all TVs available that advertise HDR do so.

Some people want to know whether the TV can display the full range of shades on a per-pixel basis or has to use multiple pixels of slightly different shades to produce it through dithering (FRC). As the JL staff say there's not a lot of difference between them for common sizes due to the excessive amounts of pixels a 4K TV has. I would suspect you'd need to go a lot bigger than 60" at common viewing distances.

tovtm
I just want a new tv to replace my 50" plasma that you can see absolutely every detail and almost lifelike image about like when you go into pc world Samsung have two tv's one 4k and one suhd side by side and one has incredible details

That's down to the quality of the TV and not a specific technology. A more expensive TV is typically better at fine details.
699 even better. is there a simple answer for what is uhd premium. I thought there was 4k then suhd that this LG Is. or is that the bits 8 and 10? the staff in John Lewis said unless you got 60" or bigger your eyes would be hard pushed to know the difference between 8 and 10 bit put side by side. but that are sales reps.

I just want a new tv to replace my 50" plasma that you can see absolutely every detail and almost lifelike image about like when you go into pc world Samsung have two tv's one 4k and one suhd side by side and one has incredible details
tovtm
gazman090970
nihir
gazman090970
nihir
Better price with Samsung same spec at veryhttp://www.very.co.uk/samsung-ue49ku6400-49-inch-certified-ultra-hd-premium-4k-freeview-hd-led-smart-tv/1600078939.prd
Worth to open new account makes it £456
The spec of the LG is way better than the Samsung you have mentioned not close to "same spec"
Not that better to shell out nearly £95 more, just my opinion.
Sorry but more than worth the extra by a long way LG refresh rate 120 Hz Samsung 60 Hz,LG has local dimming the Samsung has none,Thr LG is a 8 bit plus FRC panel giving it the colour pallete of a 10 bit panel the Samsung is 8 bit, if the LG had a peak brightness of 1000 nits it would be a UHD Premium set as all the other ingredients are there.
you sound like you know what your on about so a quick question. looking to spend around 600-£700 but for 55" or bigger on richer sounds they have the LG 55UH770V for £769 is this a good tv/deal or do you recommend anything else. we're a big Samsung lover but a few people have said LG is the way to go for a 4k tv

If you're spending OLED money then absolutely, and LG's cheaper models are often very attractively priced too.

Their high end LCDs like the 770, 850 and 950 don't stand out though. They're good TVs, especially at the current prices, but have one or two rough edges such as their local dimming implementation compared to similar TVs like the DX750 or M7000. They do excel in some areas like viewing angles though, so will be they will be the right choice for some people.

If you're interested in HDR then spend the extra £200 on a KS7000 (or £400 on an XD93). If you're not the Philips PUS6561 is worth a look too.
tovtm
gazman090970
nihir
gazman090970
nihir
Better price with Samsung same spec at veryhttp://www.very.co.uk/samsung-ue49ku6400-49-inch-certified-ultra-hd-premium-4k-freeview-hd-led-smart-tv/1600078939.prd
Worth to open new account makes it £456
The spec of the LG is way better than the Samsung you have mentioned not close to "same spec"
Not that better to shell out nearly £95 more, just my opinion.
Sorry but more than worth the extra by a long way LG refresh rate 120 Hz Samsung 60 Hz,LG has local dimming the Samsung has none,Thr LG is a 8 bit plus FRC panel giving it the colour pallete of a 10 bit panel the Samsung is 8 bit, if the LG had a peak brightness of 1000 nits it would be a UHD Premium set as all the other ingredients are there.
you sound like you know what your on about so a quick question. looking to spend around 600-£700 but for 55" or bigger on richer sounds they have the LG 55UH770V for £769 is this a good tv/deal or do you recommend anything else. we're a big Samsung lover but a few people have said LG is the way to go for a 4k tv

The UH770 is probably as good as you can get that is sub UHD Premium certified if you could stretch a little further there is a deal posted here for the Samsung 55KS7000 for £849 it's entry level Premium certified and would be a step up from the LG,by the way i found the LG a bit cheaper here it comes with a five year warranty.
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Panasonic TX-58DX902B 58 inch SMART 3D 4K Ultra HD LED TV Built In Freeview Play £1199 @ Panasonic ebay outlet £1,199.99

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Another £100 drop on this fantastic TV (refurbished). The only downside is only 12 months manufacture warranty. If it drop further to £1k, I might bite as that is my max budget. Official Panasonic
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EndlessWaves

OLEDs are great for a lot of content, but they're not quite as good at HDR as flagship LCDs yet.
I concur. Whilst i would have loved a big OLED (who wouldn't) I have a Sammy 7000, budgets being budgets. That said, i spent a lot of time playing with models from Sony, Panny, Sammy and LG. As a rough parallel i liken OLED vs LCD comparisons to the old old plasma vs LCD. OLED is superior in most areas, but not HDR performance in my opinion. They lack the brightness, thus the dynamic performance, and to my eyes colour tends to go a little on tilt too.
ryshaz
I am no TV expert at all but would it not make more sense to buy a brand new OLED TV for this price - first thing come up in google was an LG OLED brand new 55 inch for £1199.00

OLEDs are great for a lot of content, but they're not quite as good at HDR as flagship LCDs yet.
pavel76
Over a grand for Tv with only 12 months warranty ???

Yep 4 figures tech better be guaranteed for 5+ years.
This is a great tv - panasonics flagship model of 2016. I bought mine new in November and love it. I have friends with 50-65" lg oleds and this is better especially at standard tv. 3d (even though nothing special and end of an era) is superb. 4k quality is just another level. Plus its 10 bit panel and hdr. Great specs tv which has not had a huge marketing campaign to flog it. Bit of an unsung hero i reckon. As i bought new direct from panny i got a 6 year warranty and even though i got it on offer at £1799 i am not bothered about this saving as i am over the moon with the tv
Over a grand for Tv with only 12 months warranty ???
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Toshiba 48U7653DB 48" Smart LED TV 4K Ultra HD Built-In Freeview HD Tuner WiFi £299.00 @ Tesco / ebay

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Bought one of these and it came with 10 dead pixels and missing screws for the stand. Be warned.
excellent!! cheers!!
damadgeruk
Nujol
This the the normal price for a 50"ish Vestel and in fact is expensive given that it is not new.
Use the search function you will see 50"ish Vestel 4K TVs are £300 new normal price and have been less.
True, won't have negative impact on the heat though.


Aye! It beggars belief that there can be anyone left on here that doesn't know the normal price for these TVs is £300.
Nujol
This the the normal price for a 50"ish Vestel and in fact is expensive given that it is not new.
Use the search function you will see 50"ish Vestel 4K TVs are £300 new normal price and have been less.
True, won't have negative impact on the heat though.
3guesses
Nujol
This the the normal price for a 50"ish Vestel and in fact is expensive given that it is not new.
Use the search function you will see 50"ish Vestel 4K TVs are £300 new normal price and have been less.
"'ello Tosh, got a Toshiba?"
"Yes, but it's a refrub."
And its a Vestel but I have a Toshiba badge though...
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Seems lowest price to me as far as I can find. Good specs. £50 off using voucher code 50LSTV £849 after applying voucher code and 1% Quidco as well.
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smudger81
I have this tv bought in October, the 3d is much worse than the LG it replaced and maybe it's just my panel but the screen uniformity is appalling, watching football really causes a dirty screen effect. Yes the colours in dolby vision are great and the uhd is decent but the back light undermines everything!

I agree, I had the model before this for a week I also suffered from DSE.
specialoffers
EndlessWaves
Pokkai
10 bit panel or 8+Frc?
Who cares? They're close enough in practice that any differences are lost behind the much bigger differences in HDR performance.
In terms of more important HDR hardware it has good colour space coverage for a 2016 model, but limited local dimming ability. Ten or so full height local dimming zones that the TV doesn't manage to control very well causing noticeable brightness bands even on the low setting.
I care don't buy it is 8bit wait for few months 10bits models price will drop

Buying a TV based on whether it's 8-bit or 10-bit is like buying a car based on whether it has 5 gears or 6.

It's a difference and worth considering between two otherwise very similar models, but generally you'd concentrate on more influential elements like the engine.

And much like a gearbox a lot depends on the implementation, a 10-bit set can have more banding if the equivalent of gear ratios are badly chosen.

dave859
is this model one of the RGBW 'fake 4K sets?

No, the UH770, UH850 and UH950 use the standard RGB pixel structure.
I have this tv bought in October, the 3d is much worse than the LG it replaced and maybe it's just my panel but the screen uniformity is appalling, watching football really causes a dirty screen effect. Yes the colours in dolby vision are great and the uhd is decent but the back light undermines everything!
is this model one of the RGBW 'fake 4K sets?
doggboy10
this seems to tick all the boxes for my new TV requirements. kids wanted 3D passive TV, i want 4k.
i currently have a 52" plasma LG smart TV that i live but this does seem like a great upgrade.

Yes its 4K and passive 3D which should be game set and match. However, on the LED's, the 3D filter is too sensitive to vertical angle. In the real world this mean you always get a great 3D picture with no crosstalk on 75% of the screen but suffer awful crosstalk on 25%. You then adjust your viewing position up or down and the same happens but vice versa.

The OLED's on the other hand don't suffer this issue. Its almost like LG have purposely done a bad job to make you pay the extra for the OLED. (Worth it though)
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celcus 40" inch full hd 1080p LED TV in Sainsbury's - £100.00

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is it available in cornwall does anyone know
yeah, I found one in a Sainsbury's near me (broadstairs) for the same price. not sure about
MyPetFrog
Did ANYONE find stock of this?

No stock in and around London as per their customer services department.
Did ANYONE find stock of this?
whats the PC input? Is it a simple VGA or HDMI port to connect to your PC and user as a second monitor?
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Refurbished Panasonic TX-58DX700B 58 Inch SMART 4K Ultra HD LED TV Built In Freeview Play £599.00 @ Panasonic eBay Store

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superleeds27
I've heard a few horror stories about their outlet store!

Mine would be one. The refurbished TV broke after about six months, so they collected it for repair. All fine, however, after the period of time it should've taken (about 14 working days IIRC) had gone I chased them up, only to be told they didn't know where my TV was. They not only lost it somewhere between the lorry and the workshop, but they refused to give me a refund as it was outside the allotted period and couldn't give me any indication as to when I might get the TV back.

If it doesn't go wrong, you'll be fine, but I found the level of bullish ineptitude in their customer service to be frightening.
stewart95
Nujol
EndlessWaves
N1Andy
dmm1000
vestel or japan produced ?
The 700 is where Panasonic start making their own models - anything below this is Vestel.
Source?
They're certainly not generic Vestel sets with a Panasonic badge on them. You only have to look at the DX600 to see that it uses Panasonic's stand design and Panasonic's Smart TV system.
They're clearly Panasonic models even if they're sourcing some components from Vestel.
Look at the rear image of the DX 600 and below, layout exactly matches generic Vestels including the telltale slot for a 3 pin plug. Also google the Vestel catalogue for manufacturers, they can add custom stands etc as required. It's widely known they are Vestels just like the bottom of the range Toshiba, Hitachi, Blaupunkt, Celcus, Digihome etc etc etc
Panasonic stopped using Vestel in 2015. Everything since is from Japan, even the low-end DS/DX models.
(Source: brother works for Panasonic)

Their European market TV's are assembled in the Czech Republic.
Nujol
EndlessWaves
N1Andy
dmm1000
vestel or japan produced ?
The 700 is where Panasonic start making their own models - anything below this is Vestel.
Source?
They're certainly not generic Vestel sets with a Panasonic badge on them. You only have to look at the DX600 to see that it uses Panasonic's stand design and Panasonic's Smart TV system.
They're clearly Panasonic models even if they're sourcing some components from Vestel.
Look at the rear image of the DX 600 and below, layout exactly matches generic Vestels including the telltale slot for a 3 pin plug. Also google the Vestel catalogue for manufacturers, they can add custom stands etc as required. It's widely known they are Vestels just like the bottom of the range Toshiba, Hitachi, Blaupunkt, Celcus, Digihome etc etc etc

Panasonic stopped using Vestel in 2015. Everything since is from Japan, even the low-end DS/DX models.
(Source: brother works for Panasonic)
ccraiggould
if only it didnt have the bloody wide base stands :( add the price of a new AVstand onto the tv cost.still a bloody good price though.so heat from me.
scrap that comment.according to AV forums the foot position can be changed :)

I have this set and can confirm there are an inner and and outer mounts. More than happy with the set, pics via Sky or BT Ultra look excellent to me.
N1Andy
EndlessWaves
N1Andy
dmm1000
vestel or japan produced ?
The 700 is where Panasonic start making their own models - anything below this is Vestel.
Source?
They're certainly not generic Vestel sets with a Panasonic badge on them. You only have to look at the DX600 to see that it uses Panasonic's stand design and Panasonic's Smart TV system.
They're clearly Panasonic models even if they're sourcing some components from Vestel.
This is what I was told by the rep in Curry's at Tottenham Court Road a few months back when I was looking at the DX650, and I was aware that Vestel made some Panny models so assumed it to be correct.......however, a bit of google seems to make it quite unclear now (it looks like the suggestion might be based around the DX600/650 using an IPS panel rather than VA panel) - so if I've been told incorrectly then I do apologise and will edit my prior comments to make it clear that it isn't a fact but possibility.

This also further emphasises the mistake that Panasonic have made in allowing any of their sets to be touched by Vestel (or any other third party).



I own a dx600 and a dx700. They both have VA panels and neither are Vestel.

TV – Now And Then

UHD Edge litTraditionally, TV pictures were generated by shining a cathode ray onto a specially treated glass or plastic surface. This meant that TVs were generally unwieldy, heavy and inefficient – and their picture quality was low. Flat screen LED and LCD TVs changed all that when they started to appear in the mid-2000s.

First came LCD TVs, which generated their images using Liquid Crystal Diodes backlit by a fluorescent light source. By 2007, they had surpassed sales of plasma screen TVs and had soon outsold cathode ray tube models as well. LED TVs have emerged in recent years as the next generation of LCD screens.

In some ways, the name LED TV is misleading. The images that viewers see are not created by LEDs within the screen. Instead, the LEDs provide illumination (or 'backlighting') for a liquid crystal based screen and are effectively a replacement for the bulkier fluorescent lights used by older LCD TVs.

Because the diodes can be turned on and off at will, they are able to generate a much more detailed image than LCD displays that are backlit by a single light source. This enables LED screens to achieve exceptional levels of resolution and contrast.

How does an LED TV work?

Finding the Right LED TV – Technical Specifications

Anyone buying an LED TV needs to pay attention to the technical side of their purchase, so that they don't find themselves disappointed. Here are some of the major things to look out for.

Curved LED TV

Ensure Crystal Clear Picture Quality

The first thing to remember is that there is a difference between LED TVs and OLED TVs, where the "O" stands for "Organic". OLED devices are the next generation variety of LED TVs, with purer blacks and less blurring than conventional LED models.

The biggest recent innovation in terms of screen resolution has been the introduction of 4K Ultra-HD screens and there are plenty of LED or OLED TVs around that deliver this level of clarity. Some of them even have a curved screen, which promise a deeper watching experience but a lesser viewing angle.

Be sure to check whether the device on offer is 4K ready or just plain-old HD to enjoy the very best visual performance. Movie fans should also bear in mind that Blu-ray discs work best at 4K resolution, so if you are building your collection and you want to have the best quality, an Ultra-HD TV is the way to go.

Next, look at the contrast ratio. This refers to the difference between the brightest white and the blackest black that a TV can produce. In TV adverts, it is shown as a ratio (for example; 100,000:1). Buyers should look for the highest ratio possible. Anything above 4,000:1 is good for standard LED TVs, but OLED TVs are way ahead of the pack in terms of contrast.

Energy efficiency is another thing to check. One of the hallmarks of LED TVs is their low power consumption compared with LCD and Plasma screens. Generally, the savings are between 20 and 40 percent, which translates to a lot of electricity saved over a TV's lifetime.

LED TVs

Decide Between Edge-Lit and Direct-Lit Screens

Adverts for LED TVs may also refer to the backlight on the screen. All TVs need to create light to show their images. With LED TVs, this backlight is created by the diodes themselves, and there is more than one way to arrange them.

Basically, LED TVs are divided into "edge-lit" models, where the LEDs are placed around the edge of the screen, or "direct-lit" models, where the LEDs are placed facing the viewer.

Direct lighting produces a better image with higher definition, but makes the screen slightly deeper and comes with a steeper price tag. Edge-lit models are more common and slightly cheaper, but still generate a higher level of detail compared to LCD screens.

Check the Input Lag for a True Gaming Experience

Another thing that might come up is 'input lag.' This is something that gamers need to be aware of, as it refers to the speed at which the TV translates instructions from controllers and consoles into action on the screen.

Often, input lag is higher on more advanced TVs, due to their added processing capabilities. If you want to play games and watch HD TV, check to see whether the TV manufacturer has included a 'game mode' with their TV. This cuts back some of the processing tasks, making games run faster.

Lifespan

Finally, lifespan is a factor for many TV buyers. All TVs age, losing brightness in the process, and LED TVs are no different. Most manufacturers claim that their TVs will last for between 60,000 and 100,000 hours. This might seem like a lot (between 2,500 and 4,100 days) but given the cost of the highest-spec LED TVs, it is worth making sure that your chosen model has the longest possible lifespan.

Ways to Enhance the LED TV Watching Experience

There are plenty of accessories that can be used to enhance your viewing experience. For example, some of the most popular are wall-mounting tools. You can choose a flat mount that fixes the screen at a certain angle, or a cantilever-style mount, which provides more flexibility. If you choose a tight fitting to maximise your room space, be sure to leave enough space to attach and remove cables.

Remote controllers are another useful accessory for an LED TV. Individual manufacturers produce their own devices, some of which double up as game controllers. However, there are also many universal remotes on the market that might be better. If you have many devices in one room, like consoles, Blu-ray players, satellite boxes and your TV, a multi-device smart controller e. g. from Logitech or LG is a good option.

For those who opt for a 3D LED TV, specialist glasses are a must. Many of these glasses are designed to fit neatly over ordinary spectacles, but be sure to find a model with a long battery life. Be aware that not all LED TVs generate 3D visuals, so choose one with the right capabilities.

Use Your LED TV to Connect to the Web

Some LED TVs can also be enhanced by linking them with the internet. For example, Samsung LED TVs often come with a free connection to the Samsung SmartHub, where people can access TV shows and games, or share their own videos and images via a built-in USB port.

TV with a sound barThe SmartHub is part of a trend towards Smart TVs. In these set ups, the flat screen TV is bundled with a Smart Box, which provides broadband connectivity. Using the Smart Box, viewers can stream online services like Netflix or YouTube directly onto their television. They can access social networks like Facebook or route video calls on Skype to their screen.

Music files can also be uploaded onto the Smart Box, creating an audio library for use around the home. If you want to combine high quality visuals with crisp audio, it might be a good idea to purchase an LED TV sound bar, which adds extra power to your TV's in-built speakers.

Why Choose an LED TV Over an LCD TV?

  • One of the major questions that buyers will encounter is whether to choose an LED or an LCD device. Although both varieties of TV deliver high quality visuals and slender, lightweight screens, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • The most obvious difference is in size. LED TVs were developed to be thinner and lighter than LCD TVs. They can be as slender as a couple of centimetres, making them easier to mount onto walls and transport.
  • LED TVs also tend to be larger than their LCD-based cousins. Some models can be as wide as 90 inches, compared with an upper limit of LCD screens at about 60 inches.
  • LED TVs are also much more energy efficient than LCD based screens, although both kinds of TV are cheaper to run than plasma screens. Lifespan is also slightly longer with LED TVs, but not drastically so.
  • However, the major reason to choose an LED TV is the quality of the image produced. They are perfect for gamers who need to pick out details in dark environments, or for movies where light and dark shades predominate.
  • If you value contrast, an LED TV is essential. For anyone who craves complete visual clarity, a dynamic direct-lit LED TV is the way to go (but it tends to entail a hefty investment).
  • For others, traditional LCD screens will be absolutely fine. They tend to be much cheaper than LED based screens. If you want a large flat-screen for your living room, a 60-inch LCD screen is much more affordable than a monster LED TV.
  • LCD screens also provide a better viewing experience from an angle. Not everyone can place their screen directly in front of the couch, so if you have large groups of friends over to play games or watch sports, an LED screen might not work as well.
  • Picture quality is also very good on high-end LCD TVs, often better than cheaper LED TVs. So, beware when buying an LED TV – not all of them are as advanced as they claim.

Are LED TVs right for gamers?

Gamers look for a number of things from their TV. On one hand, having the largest possible screen area is important for multi-player football or first person shooters, and it creates an immersive atmosphere for RPGs. If you can afford it, a high-end LED TV will have a large enough screen to provide the experience you are looking for.

However, there is no point having a huge TV if the input lag means that games run slowly and unresponsively. There is nothing more frustrating than being killed in a shooter due to a moment of lag.

Direct lit

Thankfully, gamers can balance picture quality with low input lags by choosing the right LED TV. Models from major brands like Samsung and Sony manage to deliver excellent contrast and resolution, without sacrificing on speed. You can find them from merchants like John Lewis or Currys.

If you do have access to input lag figures (not all manufacturers release them, and they aren't always accurate) look for something below 40 ms. Often, this requires an expensive LED TV, but there are more affordable options. But don't settle for a high lag model, as your gaming experience will inevitably suffer.

Gamers should also check that their LED TV has enough HDMI ports to connect with their consoles and satellite boxes. Not all TVs are optimised for gamers, so ensure that the required connections are present to avoid disappointment.

LED TVs: The Pros and Cons

Before you make up your mind about purchasing an LED TV, it's useful to recap some of the advantages and disadvantages of the technology.

Pros

  • The biggest advantage of LED TVs is their ability to create a high degree of sharpness, contrast ratios and vivid colour.
  • LED TVs are also extremely energy efficient.
  • On the most up-to-date models, viewing LED TVs at an angle has improved, so that they are competitive with any other kind of TV.
  • The fastest models offer low lag rates for gameplay, and also come with game modes to turn off unnecessary graphical detail.
  • Cutting edge LED TVs offer social networking connections and web services to enhance their potential.

Cons

  • Although the picture quality is high, plasma screens are better – although LED TVs are considerably cheaper.
  • The best resolution is delivered by direct-lit LED TVs, which adds depth to the cabinet. If you desire a wafer-thin TV, picture quality may have to suffer.
  • Low-spec LED TVs may suffer from noticeable levels of input lag, making gameplay less enjoyable.

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Purchasing an LED TV

LED TVs are not as cheap as LCD TVs, so it makes sense to keep track of deals from major electronics retailers, and to capitalise on sales if possible. Every year, Black Friday (in late November) represents a great opportunity to snap up LED TV bargains.

However, discounts become available all year-round, and with the popularity of advanced LED TVs rising so fast, prices are starting to fall dramatically. So keep an eye on the deals from merchants like Curries, Amazon, John Lewis and Tesco, all of which offer big discounts on leading LED TV brands like Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG.

Whenever you choose to buy a new LED TV, you can find big discounts at the HotUKDeals LED TV pages, so don't miss out.