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LG 60UH625V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 60" LED TV @ currys pc world £899.00 using £100 code

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Still waiting to pull the trigger on a new TV and came across this. It seems to tick all the box's with 4k and HDR. NOTE THIS OFFER EXPIRES TODAY The icing on the cake is that the price today i…
archydarchy Avatar21h, 3m agoFound 21 hours, 3 minutes ago18 Comments
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Elevation
Good to see LG believe so much in their OLED as being better than HDR that they've released this.

That makes absolutely no sense!! OLED is a type of panel, HDR stands for high dynamic range and is available on both OLED and LCD panels.
How does this compare to a Hisense 55" M7000? Asides the obvious 5" smaller screen.....

http://m.shop.bt.com/products/hisense-h55m7000-55--uhk-4k-leed-tv-silver-4-x-hmdi-h55m7000-C7XR.html
Likey likey both oO
maniac618
We all need to be patient and wait for sub £1500 60" OLED 4K HDR 10bit TVs.

We be there this time next year.
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hisense 50" 4K ultra HD smart TV for £459.00 with code at AO

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using code get40 at AO you get this tv for cracking £459 hisense 50" TV model h55m3300 4K ultra HD smart TV
mickmc48 Avatar7h, 39m agoFound 7 hours, 39 minutes ago3 Comments
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Does anyone know how much richer sounds cost to deliver and set up a tv ?
AO is nearly as bad as Vodafone for its customer service...stay away
H55 = 55", not 50"...
Anyway check ao.com return policy. If you will unpack your tv and later decide to return it, ao will take 45% of its price.... Never again buying from there again..
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Digihome 40" TV Full HD 1080p LCD with built in Freeview DLCD40FHD at Dealbuyer for £149.95

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Digihome 40" TV Full HD 1080p LCD with built in Freeview DLCD40FHD
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LG 55EG910V 55 inch 1080p Full HD OLED Curved Smart TV WebOS £999.00 [lightning deal] @ Amazon

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This is the cheapest I have seen this TV. I know its not 4k, but its a good price for an OLED screen. Amazon lightning deal so limited short time offer
thespiderpig Avatar22h, 7m agoFound 22 hours, 7 minutes ago59 Comments
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Tequila
Curved = no buy
even if it's OLED.
My experience is that the people who don't like curved TVs, are generally those that can't afford one...
I have an LG 65" curved and it's fantastic, everyone who visits my home absolutely falls in love with it.
The curve is very subtle, not semi circular as someone else pointed out.
The problem is you have no idea about the high end tvs pricing.so you think curved tvs are the most expensive ones? curved tvs are almost outdated already.
if you go out and check the very best tvs you will see that flat screen oleds are the most expensive not curved.having curve has not much to do with the price or the rating of the tv.
You are a good example of the consumer market targeted by this gimmick.
you went out and bought one,now you think whatever that is not curved does not mach up X)

I was being a bit tongue in cheek with my comment, but to put it another way, the losers that wall mount Polaroids and Blaupunkts etc. don't need to worry about those brands launching a curved TV anytime soon.
To be honest the curve in the LG oled range is so slight in comparison to other brands, it's really in my opinion not an issue (not that I own one ;))
Solly92
Tequila
Curved = no buy
even if it's OLED.
Curved TVs are just a marketting gimmick,they provide no benefit over flat
If it is just a gimmick why would you object to buying it? Where is a cheaper 1080p 55" OLED flat TV deal?
Frankly you are ranting, curved may not be worth paying extra for, but, in this case you are not anyway.
Because it's one of those things that you will probably be ashamed of in a year or two.looks stupid and provides no benefit.
some simple minded folks thought it's the future,(like the guy above who said those who are opposed curved tvs are those who cannot afford them! lmao ),whereas most top of the range 4K tvs including LG OLEDs are not curved.



Edited By: Tequila on Aug 30, 2016 02:17
Tequila
Curved = no buy
even if it's OLED.

Curved TVs are just a marketting gimmick,they provide no benefit over flat

If it is just a gimmick why would you object to buying it? Where is a cheaper 1080p 55" OLED flat TV deal?

Frankly you are ranting, curved may not be worth paying extra for, but, in this case you are not anyway.



Edited By: Solly92 on Aug 30, 2016 01:08
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Tequila
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Tequila
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Tequila
Curved = no buy
even if it's OLED.
Can you substantiate this wild statement with any facts?
sbstantiate my opinion? why? but if you want to know why I said so :
Curved TVs are just a marketting gimmick,they provide no benefit over flat TVs and were designed too fool consumers into believing they are the next big thing.they failed in delivering that goal and people soon forgot about them.most recent TVs are made flat again.
Can you provide a scientific reason along with a validated source, to support this claim.
what about you,since you are so keen on curved screens,can you show us a scientific reason and valid test that shows curved TVs are superior in anyway?
why most of the latest high end and top of the range tvs are flat not curved? why curved screens are being forgotten?
we are talking about a TV here not about complex performance of a rocket engine or such.
you need a pair of eyes and a sound mind to reach this conclusion.
the only benefit of curved TVs is cosmetic (but most won't even agree,they loog ugly and out of place).
Well these OLED screens are so thin that if they weren't curved, they'd probably droop :p
I'm all for OLED,the absolute superior technology for screens,but I dont understand why you think all OLEDs or all top of the range tvs are curved? they are not!
curve was just a gimmick implated into tvs 2 years ago,now slowly being abandoned.
2 years from now I guarantee there will be no curved tv just like 3D.
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SAMSUNG T32E390SX Smart 32" LED TV was £299 now £229.00 @ currys

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looking for a decent 32" led smart tv for mother in law for bedroom found this as has smart and everything she needs thought may help someone this was £299 now £229 i'm click and collecting blu…
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Time machine please. and as the pound has devalued approx 10% since June this is a good price at the moment.

Edited By: cjhilton49 on Aug 29, 2016 13:27
Nice tv Nice price HOT FROM ME :)
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hisense 55 Inch M3300 4K UHD Smart Led £499.00 @ Argos

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Hisense 55 Inch M3300 4K UHD Smart Led TV." Seem like a decent telly for the price. Reduced from £549
mickmc48 Avatar1d, 14h agoFound 1 day, 14 hours ago16 Comments
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Got the 50" from AO for 399, really can't fault it for the money, vastly superior to the 42" lg set it replaced.
LOUGHBORO GUY
Want to see if better picture than freeview HD on my 5 year old Samsung 40 inch !
The upscaling works very very well, I got from the AO deal 2 weeks ago and couldnt be happier with it.

I paid £460 I think but would happily have paid full price now that its all set up, its a no brainer getting it from RS with the 6 year warranty.

If your on the fence dont be, once you have it setup you wont regret it!
stephen7276
See if you can get richer sounds price match - get the 6 yr warranty and excellent customer service
If I go in my nearest richer sounds 8 miles away could I see this tv with the freeview HD channels being shown ???? Want to see if better picture than freeview HD on my 5 year old Samsung 40 inch !
Biggunspaul
retrend
8 bit panel apparently.
and I thought flat pack furniture was bad,now TVs come in 8 bits
The newer ones come in 10 bits!
Richer sounds should price match. But even if they don't, the extra £50 is definitely worth it for a 6 year guarantee.
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Panasonic TX-40DS400B40 inch LED TV *Refurbished* £239.00 @ Argos Ebay

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In the Argos outlet on eBay with a 1 year Argos guarantee, good reviews on Amazon 4.4 stars. £279 full price in Argos.
winklepicker Avatar1d, 17h agoFound 1 day, 17 hours ago3 Comments
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Not really. It's just that Vestel are renowned for making cheap goods that's all. Panasonic are a top brand who have earned their reputation by suppyling high quality and reliable goods. Because they see that they should be supplying products at all price ranges they undertake companies like Vestel to supply a Vestel product and stick a Panasonic badge on it. Perfectly legal but from a moral point of view there will be lots of people believing that have purchased a top brand product at a bargain price from their local supermarket. I hope one day to own a very nice BMW which I have set my heart on. I would be very annoyed to find out on purchasing my beautiful BM that it's actually been made by Chugga Chugga cars in China. For me this isn't right and has put me off Panasonic products period. They should take a leaf out of Sony's book which is if you can't be competitive at the bottom end of the scale then you don't trade at all.

At least if you buy and LG or Samsung you know it is made by them although the panels in them could come from a range of panel manufacturers and not just their own brand. It's also rumoured that a lot of Sony tv's have an LG panel and some models possibly made totally by LG and branded as Sony.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Aug 28, 2016 22:20
Smartguy1
Not a Panasonic. Made by Vestel in Turkey and that's why it's being voted cold.


​Get that, but it's getting decent reviews
from those who own it both on Amazon and Currys - Am I missing something here as I have ordered!
Not a Panasonic. Made by Vestel in Turkey and that's why it's being voted cold.
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Sony 65S8005C 3D Curved screen 4K 65-inch Ultra HD TV £1,269.00 @ Amazon

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Android TV, 4K Processor, 4K X-Reality Pro, Motionflow XR 800 Hz, Wi-Fi and NFC) 4K PROCESSOR X1: Enjoy movies and TV shows boosted to near 4K Ultra HD clarity, with greater colour and contrast
juliejones1972 Avatar2d, 15h agoFound 2 days, 15 hours ago2 Comments
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I saved myself a grand and bought the 55 inch seiki from argos that got posted earlier this week X)
3rd time posted today.
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Panasonic tx-48c300b £260.00 @ Asda Dyce, Aberdeen

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On sale ASDA, Dyce Aberdeen. A few on the shelf, might only be local. Worth calling other stores incase they are clearing them all. Panasonic TX-48C300B 48 inch Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freevie…
peter1969uk Avatar2d, 16h agoFound 2 days, 16 hours ago6 Comments
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Yes, I did say it was worth a risk. For someone who hasn't the funds to buy a large tv as it isn't a lot of money but I have seen this tv in Currys. It's terrible. I thought we were talking about the 400B which is quite good and the 4k version is remarkably good. However the 300B reminded me of my first lcd tv. Very grainy screen and motion rate on fast moving left a lot to be desired. Possibly better off with the Polaroid which also comes out of the Vestel factory or a smaller screen Samsung or LG. LG's can be had for a bargain when new models come out and places like Currys have stock and want to shift them. The LG I bought had been a stupid £900.00 3 months before I bought it at £499.00.
Smartguy1
That's true but I remember my dad had a saying....You get what you pay for. Hopefully in this case you get more but then there's another saying...buy cheap, buy it twice.
It's worth a punt at £260.00 if the reviews are decent but I would feel a whole lot better buying one of these from Richer Sounds and know full well if something happens in year 2,3,4 etc they will do something about it. I only ever bought a cheap tv once. It was a Pentus from Currys and it was nearly double the price for the Panny but....after 18 months it failed. I said never again would I buy a cheap tv that was either for the living room or bedroom. Last 2 LG's I had have done really well. Sold one at 8 years old and still working and the second one sold at 6 years. You get 5 years or more out of any tv that's for prime use you have done well in my opinion. My son's Samsung however failed at 30 months old with about 10 hours use per week. 2,500 hours is what it said on the counter, that's about 5% of the expected lifespan of the panel which had failed. Luckily though he got it repaired using our Sale of Goods Act or Consumer Rights Act, can't remember which.

I'm not saying its a great TV, however for some a £260 for a TV is a lot of money. So I was only pointing out the deal, if someone was looking to spend that kind of money. Then they won't get much, for their bucks.

I'm still watching an 8 year old 50" Panasonic plasma, which cost £2500. Though I've still not found a better picture quality in the LCD or LED tv's. So I'm just waiting on OLED prices to come down on a 65" to 85" TV.
That's true but I remember my dad had a saying....You get what you pay for. Hopefully in this case you get more but then there's another saying...buy cheap, buy it twice.

It's worth a punt at £260.00 if the reviews are decent but I would feel a whole lot better buying one of these from Richer Sounds and know full well if something happens in year 2,3,4 etc they will do something about it. I only ever bought a cheap tv once. It was a Pentus from Currys and it was nearly double the price for the Panny but....after 18 months it failed. I said never again would I buy a cheap tv that was either for the living room or bedroom. Last 2 LG's I had have done really well. Sold one at 8 years old and still working and the second one sold at 6 years. You get 5 years or more out of any tv that's for prime use you have done well in my opinion. My son's Samsung however failed at 30 months old with about 10 hours use per week. 2,500 hours is what it said on the counter, that's about 5% of the expected lifespan of the panel which had failed. Luckily though he got it repaired using our Sale of Goods Act or Consumer Rights Act, can't remember which.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Aug 29, 2016 19:32
Smartguy1
Not a Panasonic. Made by Vestel in Turkey and that's why it's being voted cold.

It might be a generic panel, and not Panasonic. However £260 for a 48" screen is not bad, plus after a search, then next best price was £320, for the same model.
Not a Panasonic. Made by Vestel in Turkey and that's why it's being voted cold.
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LG 49UH610V 49 Inch Ultra HD 4K Web OS Smart LED TV. - £499.00 @ Argos

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This 49 inch 4K Ultra HD TV from LG lets you enjoy four times the detail of full HD. And with innovative True Black Panel Technology, it delivers vibrant visuals and great contrast. LG's award winning…
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In my local Currys it's the 620 model at same price which has metallic facia and different stand though same spec.
The model above this is exact same price from Curry's this weekend
Great tv and a bargain at this price. Got one though selling out quick from what I can see! Heat added.
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Samsung UE48JU6400 4K UltraHD 48" was £519.00 now £363.30 at Tesco instore (Beckton)

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I can't believe it I came to Tesco to do my shopping then just saw this television it was £519 and its in clearance section for £363.30 in Beckton Tesco Technical Specs: Samsung UE48JU6400 Smart…
argosextra Avatar2d, 21h agoFound 2 days, 21 hours ago31 Comments
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Can someone please recommend a 40-43inch TV for gaming and sports? Not looking to spend much, 300quid tops probably.

Also, should I only look at those with 100hz refresh rates and above, as lots of the entry level TVs have only 50hz.
Blimey that is cheap. Might have to check my local store to see if they have any!

I bought the 1080P version of this TV earlier this year for £499 from JL so this is a bargain price!!!!

Thanks for posting OP...
Is it possible to phone the individual stores and ask them if one's in stock?
I find this to be an excellent TV as far as the image it displays.
Hobo_United
I can't find any near me :,(


Try harder there are bigger Tesco stores
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LG 50UH635 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 50" With Freeview HD/Freesat HD, ULTRA Surround Sound & SUPER Slim Design for £599.00 delivered at John Lewis (5 year guarantee)

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LG’s superb screen blends rich HDR with eye-popping ColourPrime Pro to deliver something simply beautiful. Not only will your shows and movies get a luscious new lick of paint, you’ll keep connected t…
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I have the 58 inch version and although they say HDR a lot, this TV does not have full HDR compliance, it's just HDR compatible meaning it will display HDR content but won't have the full gamut. However, gimmicks aside, this TV has superb black levels and picture quality and that's all that matters surely?
​Thanks for clearing that up, sick of these sly ways that companies false advertise (_;)
​Yeah it's wrong to put HDR on the box when it's not HDR10 compliant. When I go into the options on mine, I have a picture option called HDR mode but it just seems to add more colour to the picture. I still think HDR is overated and will no doubt become the norm in a few years. The TV is incredible and I play a lot of games on my PC and Xbox One, and watch blurays and the picture quality is the best I've ever had, and I owned a 50 inch Sony 50W829 previously and that was an awesome set but this LG blows it away in the game mode and movie mode straight out of the box.
Can I ask what's it like at standard def I.e. Non HD freeview?


​Hmm I wouldn't purchase any new TV if Standard definition is your main source. I generally watch only Sky HD channels, stream HD from Netflix/amazon or play blurays. I haven't had a lot of viewing in standard definition but what I have watched is very average of a new TV, mine is the 58" version so I suppose it shows the blemishes even more, it's quite 'cloudy' if that makes sense, it's not unwatchable but you can tell when you aren't in HD that's for sure.
EmperorRosko
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EmperorRosko
I have the 58 inch version and although they say HDR a lot, this TV does not have full HDR compliance, it's just HDR compatible meaning it will display HDR content but won't have the full gamut. However, gimmicks aside, this TV has superb black levels and picture quality and that's all that matters surely?
​Thanks for clearing that up, sick of these sly ways that companies false advertise (_;)
​Yeah it's wrong to put HDR on the box when it's not HDR10 compliant. When I go into the options on mine, I have a picture option called HDR mode but it just seems to add more colour to the picture. I still think HDR is overated and will no doubt become the norm in a few years. The TV is incredible and I play a lot of games on my PC and Xbox One, and watch blurays and the picture quality is the best I've ever had, and I owned a 50 inch Sony 50W829 previously and that was an awesome set but this LG blows it away in the game mode and movie mode straight out of the box.
Can I ask what's it like at standard def I.e. Non HD freeview?
prynolfc
EmperorRosko
I have the 58 inch version and although they say HDR a lot, this TV does not have full HDR compliance, it's just HDR compatible meaning it will display HDR content but won't have the full gamut. However, gimmicks aside, this TV has superb black levels and picture quality and that's all that matters surely?


​Thanks for clearing that up, sick of these sly ways that companies false advertise (_;)


​Yeah it's wrong to put HDR on the box when it's not HDR10 compliant. When I go into the options on mine, I have a picture option called HDR mode but it just seems to add more colour to the picture. I still think HDR is overated and will no doubt become the norm in a few years. The TV is incredible and I play a lot of games on my PC and Xbox One, and watch blurays and the picture quality is the best I've ever had, and I owned a 50 inch Sony 50W829 previously and that was an awesome set but this LG blows it away in the game mode and movie mode straight out of the box.
I'm not touching LG now because of the whole RGBW scenario. Lost a customer. You have no idea if you are buying a proper UHD TV. Anyone know if this is true 4k?
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LG 49UH750V 49 inch Ultra HD 4K Smart TV webOS (2016 Model) £599.00 @ Amazon (Lightning deal)

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Lightning deal. Cheaper than the 43" model and down from £799. - This high quality television supports 4K resolution which enables standard definition to upscale to near 4k like quality and is navi…
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Is this TV RGBW? I.e. fake 4k?
Is this tv worth it then ?
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Just be aware it's not 10bit so it's HDR claims are a bit sketchy. Good price for that model though.
i see that everywhere on hukd now, what is 10bit hdr?
Simplest way to put it is that a standard 8bit screen can display millions of colours. A 10bit screen can display billions of colours.
HDR stands for high dynamic range. So kind of a much greater range of contrast. TV's have to be much brighter than standard TV's to pull this off properly.
ok, but i havent come across any tvs on HUKD posts that is 10bit? if you know any can you link it? thanks

It's pretty much top end Samsungs etc which do. If it has the Ultra HD Premium badge on it, it's 10bit.
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iz123456789
moneysavingkitten
Just be aware it's not 10bit so it's HDR claims are a bit sketchy. Good price for that model though.
i see that everywhere on hukd now, what is 10bit hdr?
Simplest way to put it is that a standard 8bit screen can display millions of colours. A 10bit screen can display billions of colours.
HDR stands for high dynamic range. So kind of a much greater range of contrast. TV's have to be much brighter than standard TV's to pull this off properly.
Having 10bit versus 8bit doesn't increase the contrast (which is the difference between white and black levels) but does help reduce banding (more colours) when you have higher levels of contrast in HDR pictures:HDR TV: What is it and should you care?

I didn't say it did. I said it increases the amount of colours that can be displayed.
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iz123456789
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Just be aware it's not 10bit so it's HDR claims are a bit sketchy. Good price for that model though.
i see that everywhere on hukd now, what is 10bit hdr?
Simplest way to put it is that a standard 8bit screen can display millions of colours. A 10bit screen can display billions of colours.
HDR stands for high dynamic range. So kind of a much greater range of contrast. TV's have to be much brighter than standard TV's to pull this off properly.
ok, but i havent come across any tvs on HUKD posts that is 10bit? if you know any can you link it? thanks
http://www.trustedreviews.com/lg-65g6-signature-oled-tv-review
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Sony 65S8005C 65" for £1,269.00 sold by Amazon

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amazing TV for the price 4.4 out of 5 stars 51 Reviews Sony 65S8005C 3D Curved screen 4K 65-inch Ultra HD TV (Android TV, 4K Processor, 4K X-Reality Pro, Motionflow XR 800 Hz, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Bl…
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Have the Sony/Android problems been resolved?
bobo53
no HDR??
From what I have heard from owners the Sony updates alow HDR on there high end 2015 TVs.
no HDR??
Already posted but the op put the wrong price.
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Sony 65S8005C 3D Curved screen 4K 65-inch Ultra HD TV @Amazon £1,624.00 with free delivery

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Saving of £1230 of a 3D 4K Tv with free shipping. Seems to have good reviews
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JellybearXo
What a gimmick this model is 2 years old & I paid £900 for 55 inch version


No ive installed every update and its still laggy, pain in the ****.
What a gimmick this model is 2 years old & I paid £900 for 55 inch version
Price should be £1269
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Samsung UE49KS8000 49" Smart SUHD 4K LED HDR TV £1,298.99 @ PRC Direct +11% TCB

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Good deal if you get the cashback. If you prefer peace of mind in terms of warranty and customer service, it's the same price at Richer Sounds for a 6 year warranty. Buy in-store using a Quidco regist…
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Want this but Ideally when it's like 800
people prefers the crappy lg
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LG OLED B6 2016 OLED TV JUST £2,299.00 @ Richer Sounds

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So I'm well aware most people will vote this cold. However, for those looking at purchasing an OLED tv I believe this is a very good price. Bare in mind this was £2699 earlier this week. I've seen…
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People won't understand how good OLED is until you see it for yourself.

Awaiting the Xbox Scorpio before getting a 65" 4K OLED myself.

Voted hot on this :)
Chigro
It seems that this range of OLED will reign supreme with regards to SDR but for HDR-10, Samsung's flagship is reportedly superior. Still, with SDR being the majority of what most people will watch, this will be one of the best TVs you can buy. It can still handle HDR10 and DV and has fantastic reviews.

I'm assuming SDR is everyday telly as I call it, standard definition stuff, yes?

It's very difficult to get a play/viewing with big screen TV's showing regular terrestrial channels in places like Currys and John Lewis.......they all want to show 'em off with fancy pre-recorded high definition sales clips. I need to see what the 6o'clock news and Coronation Street look like on the big screens, rubbish I'm guessing?
I have this TV. It is outstanding.
Also worth noting Topcashback have 7% cashback on tvs over £1000 for 2 more days. That's 140 odd back on this, making it 2160ish which is a damn good deal for this at the moment.

Been watching this tv for months now, excited to take the plunge finally.
Save the Pound
Yeah but curved, yuk, & no HDR. Quite a lot of issues with this set as well, check online reviews.
HDR is a new concept and I can tell you I have this TV which I paid £3500 a year ago and I love it. Issues, there are a couple but none that i have experienced as a "deal breaker". Watch 4k Netflix and I gurantee will leave you breathless.
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LG 55EG910V 55inch Smart Wifi Built In Full HD 1080p OLED with Freeview HD White £1,199.00 @ Tesco direct sold by Hughes (£3 del)

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This seems to be a good buy but I am not that certain having watched carefully the various offers posted on this HUKD site. Because it is OLED, does it mean I do not need to concern myself with HDR?
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Crazy price for a regular 1080P TV. You can get a perfectly good 4K 55" for literally a fraction of that crazy price e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digihome-55inch-4k-ultra-hd-led-tv-smart-wifi-freeview-hd-4x-hdmi-349-98-delivered-2499747
Utterly freezing, mad to pay such a sum for 1080P when 4K is becoming so affordable...
Absolute Ignorance and misunderstanding
I'd say it's ignorant to assume you have to spend over a grand on a FHD TV to enjoy decent picture quality. It may be a very good set if money were no object, but unfortunately for many of us, it is very much so, hence the very existence of sites like HUKD...
Thank you so its not the fact this brilliant TV isn't 4K its you can't afford it
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ST3123
Crazy price for a regular 1080P TV. You can get a perfectly good 4K 55" for literally a fraction of that crazy price e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digihome-55inch-4k-ultra-hd-led-tv-smart-wifi-freeview-hd-4x-hdmi-349-98-delivered-2499747
Utterly freezing, mad to pay such a sum for 1080P when 4K is becoming so affordable...
Absolute Ignorance and misunderstanding

I'd say it's ignorant to assume you have to spend over a grand on a FHD TV to enjoy decent picture quality. It may be a very good set if money were no object, but unfortunately for many of us, it is very much so, hence the very existence of sites like HUKD...
ST3123
Crazy price for a regular 1080P TV. You can get a perfectly good 4K 55" for literally a fraction of that crazy price e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digihome-55inch-4k-ultra-hd-led-tv-smart-wifi-freeview-hd-4x-hdmi-349-98-delivered-2499747
Utterly freezing, mad to pay such a sum for 1080P when 4K is becoming so affordable...
Absolute Ignorance and misunderstanding
For some reason, 4K still seems to be the public's method of gauging quality of a picture. It demonstrates a lack of understanding on why high quality 1080p sets (such as this) offer great value.

The current generation (2016) OLED TVs are the best way to view SDR images (i.e. the majority of content available). This is a view shared by AVforums (fantastic resource for AV news). Older generation OLED still trumps non-OLED 4K TVs when viewing HD content (certainly at this price range). Once you get your TV professionally calibrated, then you'll have a fantastic set.

I would never buy a 4K TV now unless it was FALD/OLED and supported HDR-10/UHD certified (think I can take or leave Dolby Vision). The sets in mind cost in the region of £2200 right through to £5000 (depending on size / model). In some cases even higher. Significantly more than this.

Non HDR 4K TVs are a waste of money. I'd either go with the best way of watching SDR content (i.e. an OLED) or go the whole hog and get a flagship HDR/UHD certified set.

Looking at strictly the resolution element, I have physically seen a 4K and 1080p source side-by-side and under real world living room conditions, I couldn't tell the difference. The differences were only noticeable when I sat too close.

Given a budget of circa £1200, this is a cracking TV to get.
Crazy price for a regular 1080P TV. You can get a perfectly good 4K 55" for literally a fraction of that crazy price e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digihome-55inch-4k-ultra-hd-led-tv-smart-wifi-freeview-hd-4x-hdmi-349-98-delivered-2499747

Utterly freezing, mad to pay such a sum for 1080P when 4K is becoming so affordable...

Edited By: ST3123 on Aug 26, 2016 13:43
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Louise minchin and Susanna reids pantie flash must look amazing on this tv !
I have the C6 and this is a stunning TV if a little tricky to setup but once you have you will not be regretting your purchase
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I have cancelled my order with Currys.

Richersounds got one ex demo model in stock. What you guys recommend - to grab it or wait for X-Mas sales on the latest 2016 model - KD55X8599?
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I got the Sam to at 799 from to her sounds,awesome for the money but speakers as expected are weak
HDR is activated via a firmware update and it also has a 10 bit panel
HDR is has a 10bit panel it does not.
This is HDR and the panel is 10 bit, what it's not is HDR premium
No it isn't 10bit, check the Sony forums.
Already have and it's confirmed, will dig out the links later for you
Save you the trouble:https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/televisions/kd55x8509c-vs-kd55x8505c-10-bit-addressing/td-p/2059342
That was confirmed not accurate
Like I said will post the links later confirming
Okay, well if that's the case I'm excited to hear about it :) thanks.
I researched it for hours lol
Me too, my parents just bought one but I decided to give it a miss X)
https://www.avforums.com/threads/sony-kd-x850-c-owners-thread.1963228/page-79#post-23881945
Thats one post but loads on there confirm the 10 bit panel, I'm tired will look some more if you want me too just not today :)

Thanks I appreciate the link :)

RTINGS is an American site I believe. From what I have read the models are not always equivalent and may have different panels.

If you got anything else I would definitely be interested to read it, but I am more inclined to trust UK sources.
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I got the Sam to at 799 from to her sounds,awesome for the money but speakers as expected are weak
HDR is activated via a firmware update and it also has a 10 bit panel
HDR is has a 10bit panel it does not.
This is HDR and the panel is 10 bit, what it's not is HDR premium
No it isn't 10bit, check the Sony forums.
Already have and it's confirmed, will dig out the links later for you
Save you the trouble:https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/televisions/kd55x8509c-vs-kd55x8505c-10-bit-addressing/td-p/2059342
That was confirmed not accurate
Like I said will post the links later confirming
Okay, well if that's the case I'm excited to hear about it :) thanks.
I researched it for hours lol
Me too, my parents just bought one but I decided to give it a miss X)


https://www.avforums.com/threads/sony-kd-x850-c-owners-thread.1963228/page-79#post-23881945

Thats one post but loads on there confirm the 10 bit panel, I'm tired will look some more if you want me too just not today :)
The_Guru
tom6195
The_Guru
I have this tv. Amazing picture quality. I spent 2 months checking before I bought it. Much better pic then lg and Samsung. Not full hdr but does have it.
Mind sharing your picture settings? Cheers :)
​It's a personal thing but I like standard mode,
Brightness 20
Contrast 90
Gamma 0
Black level 50
Black adjust medium
Contrast enhancer low
Colour 50
Colour temp neutral
Live colour off
Sharpness 50
Reality creation manual
Resolution 50
Noise reduction off
Motion flow off
Light sensor on.
I do video for a living so have the eye for it but my personal taste.
Www.theeventguru.co.uk

Thanks mate

Do you have full range enabled for HDMIs ?
This model is being discontinued by Sony hence the £200 off. Richer sounds only have stock clearance/ display models in certain stores.
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Excellent series
Also 2 left on musicmagpie for £13.65 for those who don't have prime and don't mind second hand

http://store.musicmagpie.co.uk/products/30-rock-complete-season-1-7-box-set
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The perfect gift for a Werewolf Bar Mitzvah!

Spooky, scary...
The perfect gift for a Werewolf Bar Mitzvah!
also, Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Amazon are charging £2.99 for heavier box sets? Is that new? My last big set was charged as £1.99.

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JVC 42" FULL HD LED TV £199.00 @ Currys

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Why cold?
Cos it's not Onkyo? ;)
Or a Sony !
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Why cold?
Cos it's not Onkyo? ;)
samnai
LOUGHBORO GUY
My neighbour has the magazine will send you message tomorrow will borrow it
Contribute to the forum , 0 deals in 8 years oh my !!!
It is better for me not to contribute than to put up a poor deal like this with a don't buy status from the uks leading consumer magazine
Cheers Loughboro Guy, really appreciate your support. Pleasant evening :)
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My neighbour has the magazine will send you message tomorrow will borrow it
Contribute to the forum , 0 deals in 8 years oh my !!!
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Better than the Sony 55x8509?

I read that the LGs are often plagued with horrible banding for panoramic scenes
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can someone clever tell me is this a better picture than the Panasonic 50dx700b.
cheers


Yes it is. HDR and bigger screen.


​the Panasonic has hdr too
MrPerks
can someone clever tell me is this a better picture than the Panasonic 50dx700b.
cheers


Yes it is. HDR and bigger screen.
whats the input lag?
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Panasonic TX-48CX400B 48" FV HD - 4K - 3D - Wifi Smart TV £389.00 + Free Delivery @ AO

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Physically looks identical to digihome
We bought the Digihome 48 inch last week, really pleased with it and only £259.
can i ask where you purchased it?[/i]
I got it from Tesco online, it was an offer I saw on this site.
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ra11
Physically looks identical to digihome
We bought the Digihome 48 inch last week, really pleased with it and only £259.
can i ask where you purchased it?[/i]
gr00ved
Bartishere
It is the same insides... same everything in fact... but you get to choose which badge you want ;)
Is there some documented evidence of them having the same panel etc in them? Serious question - not trying to be an ****.

I can't speak of this tv - not having worked on it, but from experience of the Panny 40C300 ( lot lower specs I know but using it as an example)

Vestel use 6 different manu's for the panel - so it can be a crapshoot as to what you get, and the main board will look the same but are not interchangeable (because of the panel being different)
Linky here for list of brands and post number 53 has a list of panels used.
As a cheap tv they may suit some - as long as you use external speakers.
I would just about compare (the c300 not this set) to the entry level Samsung Tv's i.e. J4000 range (in regards to the electronics inside them)
The different brands may look different but the give away is if you look at the connections on the rear - they will share the same layout mainly (maybe with an extra hdmi port or so)
for example take a look on ebay for vestel 17MB95 main board used in the c300 - so many variants (also used in Digihome, Celcus Blaupunt,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)

That said the main board for this set does look more 'beefy' - but not by much (ebay -> vestel 17MB100 - also used in the Digihome 48" btw)

HTH

Edited By: Roderz on Aug 25, 2016 23:38
Some issues mentioned here AVforums

Edited By: cheejy on Aug 25, 2016 18:46
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It is the same insides... same everything in fact... but you get to choose which badge you want ;)
Is there some documented evidence of them having the same panel etc in them? Serious question - not trying to be an ****.
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Oled all day,lg 960v is good value these days,got one with 1195£


Have considered his for a long time, but then got turned off by the vignetting and banding issues of the 950.
Even the best LED's get nowhere near inky blacks as per plasma or OLED
Oled all day,lg 960v is good value these days,got one with 1195£
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rawson
Forget cost, how does this compare in screen quality to the same size LG OLED TVs?

Obviously the million-dollar-question, especially within this price segment. I have had an eye on the OLED's (B6 / C6) for a long time now but now pulled the trigger on the latest generation of LED's. Reasons would be the discount in price (c. £1k) and my assumption that the black levels should be 'somewhat' comparable.


Cheers, love the OLED picture... but wondering if these were comparable to save a few quid or waiting for the price to drop... decisions decisions
rawson
Forget cost, how does this compare in screen quality to the same size LG OLED TVs?

Obviously the million-dollar-question, especially within this price segment. I have had an eye on the OLED's (B6 / C6) for a long time now but now pulled the trigger on the latest generation of LED's. Reasons would be the discount in price (c. £1k) and my assumption that the black levels should be 'somewhat' comparable.
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Goodmans 4K 65 Inch UHD Smart Android LED TV £699.00 + £12.95 del @ Tesco

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It's an interesting combo; panel same as digihome group I hear ; android OS and hisense references: quite confusing
That's a lot of bezel for the money.
It says "Hisense 4K Upscaling" so I wonder if this is somehow linked to Hisense.
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LG OLED55C6V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" Curved OLED TV at Currys - £2,299 £2,299.00

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Cheapest I've seen this model; I know you can get last years model cheaper, but this is the 2016 model with HDR and Dolby Vision. I have just reserved one and can't wait to pick it up later!!
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Excellent TV, would have got this, had I not opted for the HDR Sony 9305 earlier this year.
For info....Curved TVs have been dropped by every manufacturer (curved was just a gimmick)..... the only ones left producing Curves jobbies (e.g. LG), signed up a badly thought out long-term deal with component manufacturers to supply the curves screens, hence why LG will be churning these out for some time.

Bottom line: OLED + FLAT = the best
LOUGHBORO GUY
When you get it could you please tell me what the freeview HD channels are like ? Cheers


​Freesat sd not bad, HD channels superb, and that's out of the box settings, going to have a play with the settings later!
flat version b6v
Does anyone have another model number for this? With it being specific to Curry's it's hard to check if it's a good deal.
cheapest anywhere errolevans
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Ive had this TV for a few days now, and couldn't be happier. For the money I've paid, happy with the upgrade for sure!
MrWani

​how do they fake it?
By using a White pixel to fill in the gaps, it makes the panels so much cheaper to manufacture apparently.
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4 TVs in 2 years ? Have they gone wrong ?
NO, 2 returned as they were crap including Samsung and Panasonic, one sold for a profit and now a cheap hitachi (vestel) wich I use as a pc monitor. Incidentally the cheapest and the one that I am happy with
Which had best picture ???
Samsung is the best for upscaling. Only returned because despite being hdmi 2.0 it did not do chroma 4-4-4 and I wanted to use it as a pc monitor at the time. Spoke to a Samsung adviser recently at currys. he said that upscaling picture is been improved on the 2016 models. Sony upscaling should also be good. Do not buy older models.
Samsung does not make it official but at least the top models do have a 4k satellite tuner, can already pick up 4 or 5 4k test broadcast. It did the one I had 2 years ago and was also the lowest model at the time



Edited By: bobo53 on Aug 25, 2016 18:08
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4 TVs in 2 years ? Have they gone wrong ?
NO, 2 returned as they were crap including Samsung and Panasonic, one sold for a profit and now a cheap hitachi (vestel) wich I use as a pc monitor. Incidentally the cheapest and the one that I am happy with
Which had best picture ???
LOUGHBORO GUY
4 TVs in 2 years ? Have they gone wrong ?

NO, 2 returned as they were crap including Samsung and Panasonic, one sold for a profit and now a cheap hitachi (vestel) wich I use as a pc monitor. Incidentally the cheapest and the one that I am happy with
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Panasonic TX-48CX400B Smart 4K Ultra HD 48 Inch LED TV with Built-In WiFi and Freeview HD £399.00 @ Tesco direct - free c&c

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Although I own 1 of these and take all bad reviews in mind I find it great viewing for all aspects be it soaps, films on a kodi device even better 4k from Netflix and sport I take that price is the issue and in that case my budget led me but an alternative is the hisense model which is £329.99 at argos at the min I think and they seem to have great reviews also not lucky enough budget wise for a higher end model with the same spec
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Good price for Panasonic. Better to pay a bit extra than settle for Blaupunkt, Bush, Seiki or similar.
The only thing Panasonic about it is the badge.
It is made by Panasonic.
Now I know you are joking!!! :)
cartzuk
freakstyler
Not voting this cold but you're basically paying a premium for badge. Coop had the exact same TV with a Digihome brand on it for £379 a couple of days ago and that was for a 55 inch.

A 55inch would not therefore be 'exactly the same'

I think the poster's message conveys this clearly - the 55" model of this TV. You can understand that?
sJohnson23
Celsius? Who are they?

Celcus = brand name under which Vestel TVs are sold mainly in Sainsbury's. Same as Technika in Tesco, Bush at Argos etc. etc. when it comes to large-screen TVs.
Cameron92
Good price for Panasonic. Better to pay a bit extra than settle for Blaupunkt, Bush, Seiki or similar.

...Which coincidentally are other Vestel brand names... TVs would be identical to this one... I guess your quote is tongue-in-cheek?!!
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ccl add eBay charges to their own prices. 98.96 with free delivery on their site.
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No displayport, no hdmi 2.0. Only hdmi 1.4 and vga



HDMI 2.0? On a 1080p monitor oO
No displayport, no hdmi 2.0. Only hdmi 1.4 and vga
Just googled it first price that came up was £7 quid cheaper. Cold,
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I was looking for a bedroom TV and this one looks like it will do the job nicely hooked upto a chromcast :)
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Sony 65" 4K UHD KD65XD8599BU Android TV £1,619.98 @ Costco

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Might go for this, great price
Is there a massive difference (to warrant £650) between this and the KD65XD930?
Bought this one from RGB Direct for 1599.00 a month ago on a deal, have to call them to get it. not sure if its still on, great TV though.

Edited By: VeeM on Aug 24, 2016 11:58
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Any one thinking of buying this tv should look at the AV forum owners page...

I'm struggling to find anything negative on there, which I assume is what your implying. any chance of a link to the thread.


https://www.avforums.com/threads/sony-xd85-owners-thread.2026450/ we must be looking at different forums...
tom6195
This looks good - too bad I just bought the 55X8509 for £799 :(


From where can't get hold of 55x8509?
thanks for the reply deedie.You recommend the sony tv's (appreciate older model) and if you have one that sounds good to me. In the shop, like I stated above, it appeared to have the best picture but I am always weary as you don't get a real picture/scenario when viewing in those circumstances.
trades777
i would appreciate a link to the thread also. I am seriously considering buying this. Went to Currys last weekend and viewed various tv's which I appreciate all run the currys demo program etc. Viewed this tv and at one side was a samsung at £1399 and a panasonic a little cheaper. Can't remember the model numbers etc but picture wise this looked the best out of them all. All were 55inch tv's, 4k HDR etc. If anyone has bought of one these can they please comment on their experience with the tv in a real life scenario using SD, HD and 4K.

if he ever does reply with a link. I'm going to guess its the 80+ page thread from last year for x8509. all the info/problems in that thread are irrelevant now, as they have been sorted, and the android tv platform is pretty solid now. sure you get the odd wee issue now again, like every android device, but nothing that's a deal breaker for these tvs.

I have the x8509, its the best buy I have made in a while. had it almost a year now.

Edited By: Deedie on Aug 24, 2016 14:26
This looks good - too bad I just bought the 55X8509 for £799 :(
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Afterthought. Can this be true? A guy who fitted aerials as his job said our tv could be like this because the signal could be too strong?
Yes, he's absolutely right....but it's only normally an issue for people who are close to the transmitter and use high gain aerials. Have a look online and find out the distance to yours. There is no 'range' where you can simply say that you'll have a strong signal though, as there are too many factors involved (transmit power, your aerial, cables, device, weather and so on), but if you find you're within a couple of KM and show the symptoms (check the link below) then it's worth testing for.
Here is some more info on it: https://ukfree.tv/article/1107051892/Freeview_signals_too_much_of_a_good_thing_is_bad_f
Funnily enough, that link has this exact booster in it and warns people of the lack of results with boosters like that :3
The short version is that your signal strength should be about 75%, with the quality as high as possible.
It's easy to test, just grab a 'adjustable attenuator' like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerial-Coaxial-Cable-Variable-Attenuator/dp/B007A0S8L6
Loads of places will sell one, that's just the first I found through a quick search that has good reviews. Get a variable one, not a fixed one. That way you can adjust it and see if it improves or not.

Bit boozy again! Thanks again. Now that brought back memories! I bought one variable and I think one fixed 10db . I can't remember what happened with the 10db - likely not much as I'd have remembered if it acted. The variable one did nothing either - but it was cheap.
Spod
So you use a signal booster, but can't understand why a booster would work better than what is inside your TV?

It works better because it is in the loft. Cables do not generate noise they attenuate the signal (lose about 1/2 the signal in 100ft of cable). The smaller signal makes the noise from the amplifier more significant and having more signal than noise is what is important not how big the signal is.
Meathotukdeals

Afterthought. Can this be true? A guy who fitted aerials as his job said our tv could be like this because the signal could be too strong?

Yes, he's absolutely right....but it's only normally an issue for people who are close to the transmitter and use high gain aerials. Have a look online and find out the distance to yours. There is no 'range' where you can simply say that you'll have a strong signal though, as there are too many factors involved (transmit power, your aerial, cables, device, weather and so on), but if you find you're within a couple of KM and show the symptoms (check the link below) then it's worth testing for.

Here is some more info on it: https://ukfree.tv/article/1107051892/Freeview_signals_too_much_of_a_good_thing_is_bad_f
Funnily enough, that link has this exact booster in it and warns people of the lack of results with boosters like that :3

The short version is that your signal strength should be about 75%, with the quality as high as possible.

It's easy to test, just grab a 'adjustable attenuator' like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerial-Coaxial-Cable-Variable-Attenuator/dp/B007A0S8L6

Loads of places will sell one, that's just the first I found through a quick search that has good reviews. Get a variable one, not a fixed one. That way you can adjust it and see if it improves or not.



Edited By: nomnomnomnom on Aug 24, 2016 23:09
cheers op and other contributors above, lots of useful information :)
Solly92
Cold because this isn't likely to improve anything. Why would what is in this box work better than what is inside your TV?

Solly92
I have a 'signal booster'. It is in the loft where it minimizes loss in the antenna cable and provides enough output to split and feed cables to two rooms.

So you use a signal booster, but can't understand why a booster would work better than what is inside your TV?

It's essentially the same thing, except you are amplifying the signal at the aerial rather than at the TV socket! The only difference is the potential of noise generated within the co-ax cable between the aerial and the TV, which would be amplified by the Argos booster.

Solly92
The problem is not just the 'size' of the signal but also the size of the noise and boosters boost both and add some more noise of their own. If not well designed they can also be badly affected by other strong radio signals.

A digital tuner has a critical "threshold". If the signal is below this level, the tuner will not "see" it. So an amplifier might help if you can boost the signal above that threshold. Yes, you are also boosting the noise, which might reduce the effect of the amplification if the noise is bad, but if your co-ax cable is good and there isn't excessive radio interference it might just be good enough. Of course, it is most likely to work if you were close to the threshold anyway. And if you can get above the threshold the picture should be perfect. It's not like an analogue signal where noise makes the picture fuzzy.

Yes, putting a booster by the aerial is a better solution, but it doesn't mean that this won't work for anybody. I've found these sorts of boxes to be very effective where I live and at 5 quid it's worth a try if you've got signal problems - especially as you can return it if it doesn't work.
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sam_of_london
Too big TV for 1080p resolution.


​Absolute rubbish X)
trevormoy
Amazing TV but sound is very bad i mean very bad , buy it then next day go back and complain and as for a discount on a sound bar if you keep the tv , I did and got 40% off a LG soundbar


And did you go back again when you heard the sound quality of the LG soundbar?
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diHobbes
I don't understand why this isn't getting hotter.
​wait until you plug it in.....
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edsmithie
I'm a bit OCD like that. Once you notice it your eyes are just drawn to it. There is a picture online which tests the gray screen uniformity. Put it on a memory stick and try it in a shop if on display. Shows how well the thing is put together.
I think you'll see some slight problems with uniformity on most thin edge-lit TVs. I can only see it when viewing a plain grey image on my Sony TV. I don't spend too many hours watching a blank grey screen so it doesn't really bother me.


​No, but if you watch a lot of Sport with Solid backgrounds you will notice but agree there is no perfect LED screen.
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I don't understand why this isn't getting hotter.


​wait until you plug it in.....

The Revolution Will Be Televised

History of TelevisionThe TV set has come a long way since it was first made commercially available, but the basic set-up still remains: a screen with speakers and some sort of receptor. The iconic glowing, rectangular screen that we've all spent many an hour gazing into is our window onto the wider world. To borrow the public broadcasting mantra from the first BBC Director General Lord Reith: it informs, educates, and entertains all of us. The way we watch television may have changed with new technological developments, from the VCR to satellite and cable television to the arrival of the internet, but television as a feature of society is definitely here to stay.

A Brief History of the TV Set

The invention of the television was, in truth, the cumulative result of the works of various different scientists, corporations, technicians and inventors in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It's generally accepted, however, that it was the Scottish inventor, John Logie Baird who managed to put all these different devices together to produce a moving broadcasted image. In 1925, Baird gave the world's first demonstration of television at Selfridge's Department Store in London. Since the human face didn't have enough contrast for the equipment of the time, the image broadcasted was that of "Stooky Bill", a ventriloquist's dummy who talked and moved and whose painted face had a higher contrast.

Baird's "Televisor", sold in the UK from 1930 to 1933, is widely considered to be the world's first mass-produced television set, and then followed a slow but steady stream of TVs from various manufacturers in Europe and North America throughout the early '30s, most notably German company Telefunken's cathode ray tube TVs released in 1934. It's estimated that 19,000 electronic TV sets were made in Britain before the start of World War II.

A combination of wartime technological developments, the lifting of the freeze on manufacturing and a drop in prices as a result of mass production saw the use of television skyrocket in the post-war era. In 1947, there were just 15,000 households in the UK with a TV. By 1952, this number had reached 1.4 million and had reached 15.1 million by the end of the 1960's. By this time, colour television was fairly widespread and BBC One, BBC Two and ITV were broadcasting regularly in colour.

Flat Screen TV

By 1992, the old cathode ray tube display television sets had been almost completely supplanted across the world by flat panel display TVs, and by the mid-90's, LCD and LED TVs had come to dominate the market, with plasma flat-screens television arriving in the early 2000's.

The age of digital television began in the late 2000's, with governments worldwide setting deadlines for the end of analogue broadcasting. In the United Kingdom, this process of "digital switchover" began in October 2007 and ended in October 2012. It's expected that the global switchover will have been completed by the end of the 2010's, and as technology continues to develop, it's certain that the television set will go with it.

Different Types of Television Sets

For many years, all television sets used cathode ray tubes. The last twenty years have seen an explosion of different kinds of TV technology like LED, LCD and flat-screen plasma TVs. Each different kind of television set has its own strengths and weaknesses and works better in varying circumstances. Here's a quick overview of the main types of television technology:

  • Samsung UHDCathode Ray Tube: As previously mentioned, cathode ray tube TVs, or CRT TVs for short, were the only kind of television set from the 1930's until the 1990's. They work by shooting electron streams through a vacuum, using a kind of electron "gun", onto a fluorescent screen. This type of technology needs space to work effectively – this is why the CRT TVs are bigger and heavier than their more modern counterparts, which by now have largely taken their place. The larger the screen, the bigger and heavier the TV set, meaning that practicality dictated a maximum of a 36-inch screen. Despite the size and weight issues, CRT televisions are still valued by some industries, such as broadcasting and professional photography, due to their wide viewing angle and contrast and colour fidelity.
  • Plasma: Plasma TVs are lit by many tiny cells, which are filled with supercharged gases that are not dissimilar to fluorescent lamps. They are much slimmer than their CRT counterparts due to not needing an electron gun and were the first commercially available flat-screen TVs. Plasma technology has a high contrast and colour fidelity and it allows for large screens, usually between 42 inches and 65 inches, as well a wide viewing angle.
  • Liquid Crystal Display: Liquid crystal displays or LCDs create images on the screen by utilising the reflective nature of liquid crystals and a backlight of CCFL (cold-cathode fluorescent lamps). Lighter and less cumbersome than plasma televisions, LCD TVs also consume less energy. The size can range from 15 inch to 70 inch models and they are currently the most popular kind of TV set though they're not without their drawbacks. For some time, LCD TVs did not reproduce the colour or contrast as faithfully as plasma screen TVs. In more recent years, the CCFL has been replaced by LED backlighting, which for all intents and purposes has eliminated this problem. The newest LCD technology on the market, the OLED (organic light emitting diodes) are the thinnest option presently available and require no backlight. Even so, plasma TVs still beat their LCD counterparts in terms of wide-angle viewing and the colour of the images tends to fade on an LCD set when viewed from above, below or from either side.
  • Rear Projection: Rear projection televisions, or RPTVs, utilise digital light processing technology whereby light is emitted by a lamp and reflected through a colour wheel by microchips fitted with tiny mirrors, thus creating an image. Not as bulky as CRTs, but still larger than plasmas or LCDs, RPTVs start at 50 inches and can be larger than 90 inches diagonally. The colour and contrast fidelity on RPTVs tends to be of a high standard, and in general, they go for a lower price than a flat-screen. They do, however, sometimes have a "rainbow effect" problem, caused by the colour wheel though this is less common with the newer models. It's also necessary to replace the bulbs in the lamps from time to time which can be, of course, a bit of hassle if it blows at an inopportune time.
  • Front Projection: A popular option for home theatres, front projection uses the same principle as a big-screen cinema. Most projectors use LCD, LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) or DLP (digital light processing) technology, although some still use CRT. A clean, white wall or special viewing screen is necessary to view the image on, and having control over the lighting is very important, bearing in mind that any light that shines on the surface will dim the image. It's a great option for a party, whether it's a sporting event, election night or for party visuals, but it's expensive to set up. This is, among other reasons, because projectors don't include speakers, meaning it requires an additional expense for good sound quality.

TV Compact Buying Guide

Getting Your Head Round the Specs

When shopping for a new TV, you'll encounter a whole world of features and specifications to try and make sense of. Some of them apply to both plasma and LCD TV sets, while others are only relevant to LCD/LED sets. To help make things a bit clearer, here's a short overview of the most important specs and what they mean for potential TV shoppers.

  • ResolutionHD vs. 4K Ultra HD: Most HDTV (High-Definition Television) sets of 40 inches or above have 1920 x 1080 ppi (pixels per inch). A set with this resolution provides great detail and is a solid option for those not wanting to shell out a lot of cash for an Ultra HD/4K TV set. Ultra is unquestionably great, in terms of picture quality. Small onscreen objects are more clearly defined and text is sharper, too. In general, images are much richer and more lifelike than with their HD counterparts. The problem with Ultra or 4K (as they are interchangeably known) is that there is very little compatible content out there at the moment. Currently, no channels broadcast in 4K and there are only a few websites that stream such content. There are some Netflix programmes that do so, for example.
  • Refresh Rate: Faster is better – this is true for the refresh rate which indicates how often per second a picture is refreshed on a TV screen. The minimal refresh rate – expressed in Hertz (Hz) – is 60 times per second. Firm pictures are created today with a rate of 120 Hz, somtimes you´ll also find TVs where the rate is doubled up to 240 Hz.
  • A cheaper option is to buy a smaller TV size, usually 1366 x 768 ppi though these sets have to scale down 1080 ppi images to fit to the smaller resolution. This can sometimes cause the images on a 768 ppi TV set to appear less sharp or have less depth than those on a 1080 ppi model. If you're thinking of buying a small HDTV, measuring 40 inches or less, you can expect a 1080 ppi set to be around 25 % more expensive than their 768 ppi counterparts, and most experts claim that the difference in price is well worth the difference in quality.
  • Contrast: Contrast, essentially, refers to the difference between the lightest images and the darkest images that a screen can create. This is generally determined by the darkness of the blacks. After the resolution, the contrast is probably the most important element in determining the quality of an image. The deeper and stronger the blacks, the sharper the colours are, and the more they pop out of the screen. If, however, the blacks are more like greys, the contrast is less and the resulting image can appear washed out and fuzzy.
  • Smart apps usingInternet Connectivity: Most big-name TV sets manufactured these days will have the ability to connect to the internet either by cable or wirelessly, using your router at home. This gives you the ability to access content that's stored on the other computers on your home network, as well as any content on the internet, such as that provided by YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
  • 3D Support: Despite most of the major TV manufacturers having a wide range of 3D TVs on the market, 3D is still a fledgling area of television, mostly because at the moment, there aren’t enormous amounts of 3D content out there. This will be changing in the not-too-distant future and it's an option worth considering if you want to get your TV ready for the revolution when it comes! If you want to watch 3D movies on your TV, you´ll have to make sure you have a 3D compatible Blu ray-player or another source with 3D content and 3D glasses for the viewers.
  • HDMI Connections: Most TV sets today have one or two HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) ports. HDMI is essentially a cable and port technology that can transfer uncompressed video and audio data from a compliant source, such as a laptop, to a compatible video projector, computer monitor or TV set. It's very useful for playing something from your computer and watching it on a bigger screen, higher-quality screen and also a great option for video gamers.
  • Curved TVs: Another feature mostly of OLED TVs and 4K LCDs is a curved screen. The idea behind this is an even more in depth-viewing experience. TVs featuring a curved screen are often very expensive, but the actual effect is only perceptible for a few people sitting in the centre in front of the TV – for others, the viewing angle is very limited.

Size Matters: How Big To Buy?

In terms of TV size, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. Obvious factors, such as the size of your room, as well as whether or not it has to fit in an entertainment centre or cabinet, need to be taken into account – not to mention your budget. There is also a direct, mathematically-equatable correlation between the size of a screen and the distance you're sitting from it. The "ideal" screen size fills up a certain size of your field of vision, though the debatable part is exactly how big that "ideal size" should be.

Curved screen

There have been various formulas devised to try to find the optimal viewing angle, but it seems that no one can really find total agreement on the issue. Nonetheless, the general rule of thumb when thinking of what size television to plum for is that the images on very large TV sets look better when you're a bit further away. Taking into account the different opinions on the matter, the most common formula for calculating this is to measure the viewing distance in inches and then divide that by 3. So, if you'll be sitting 10 feet from the TV set, or 120 inches, then 120 divided by 3 means that a 40 inch screen is best for you. This formula works using centimetres too, for those who prefer to use the metric system.

The other issue with TV size is how much you want it to "dominate" the room it will be housed in. A simple test to gauge an idea of this is to make a cardboard cut-out of the size (or sizes) you're thinking of buying, and just seeing how they fare in the intended room.

TV Sets For Gamers and Movie Buffs

4k Ultra HD

If you’re a video games fan, chances are that when you’re buying a new TV set, you’ll want something that makes the graphics pop. Ideally, you’ll also be looking for something without a delay between what’s happening on your console and what’s happening on your screen. Too many lives are lost that way...

The gaming industry is growing exponentially. Electronics manufacturers are aware of this and have been forced to raise their game, as it were. In a nutshell, the three main specs that gamers will want to pay attention to include high resolution, a low time-lag from console to screen and a good colour contrast. Sony, Samsung and LG, to name but three companies, are producing high-end TV sets that work just as well - perhaps even better - for gaming as for watching TV.

Essentially, the same set of TV spec criteria for video gaming applies to movie fans too. Those who like to really watch films in a big way will want their home cinema to give a clear, crisp picture and to create an immersive experience. That means nothing less than a 1080 ppi resolution and a high contrast with a strong colour fidelity. Not forgetting that if you’re not using a surround sound system, good, clear loudspeakers are also very important for a movie viewing of the highest quality.

Pros and Cons of the most-wanted TVs

4K Ultra HD Pros

  • Lively Colours
  • Enormous clarity and detail in pictures


4K Ultra HD Cons

  • Expensive


OLED Pros

  • High contrast
  • Bright colours
  • Realistic black levels
  • Fast refresh rates


OLED Cons

  • Expensive
  • Restricted OLED-lifetime


LED Pros

  • Energy efficient
  • True blacks
  • Thin and lightweight


LED Cons

  • Limited viewing angle


LCD Pros

  • High Brightness


LCD Cons

  • Limited viewing angle
  • Limited brightness
  • Poor blacks


Plasma Pros

  • High Contrast
  • Deep black


Plasma Cons

  • Production is shifted to OLED TVs

 

4K UHD TV vs. 1080 p HD TV

Accessorise Your TV Experience

You can get a much richer experience from your TV and home cinema by combining it with the right accessories. Finding the right furniture for a TV set is a big part of this, and there's a wide range of TV stands, brackets, cabinets, and home cinema units that you can choose from to make your television set fit perfectly into its surroundings. There are also various cables and extensions that can improve your home viewing experience. For example, an HDMI splitter will allow you to plug more than one HDMI compatible device into a port at the same time. It's a great option for gamers! Remote controls are a popular accessory too, especially when you want to combine the functions of two or three remotes into one, for the sake of practicality and ease.

Smart apps streaming

For those with their minds set on a real home cinema experience, the purchase of an additional sound system is inevitable. You have the choice of different systems such as sound bars, sound bases or home cinema systems.

Where to Buy TV Sets Online

From specialist electrical retailers to leading supermarket chains, there's a whole range of online sellers providing a host of different TV sets. It's always worth taking a look at Curry's and Dixon's, two of the UK's leading electrical goods retailers. Supermarket giants like Tesco and ASDA also usually stock a wide range of TV sets, as well as Argos and the online giant Amazon.

Among the biggest producers of TVs are Samsung, LG Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp and Philips.

The Best Time To Buy a TV Set

Throughout the year, you can find great deals on TV sets, though certain times are better than others. If you're not looking to get an absolute top –of-the-range model, then June is often a good time to shop great deals on the older models. Many TV manufacturers launch their new TVs around this time leading to a drop in price of the old ones around the beginning of the summer.

Of course, the January sales are often a great place to pick up a bargain on a new TV set, as well as at the end of November when the Black Friday sales take place – thus unofficially marking the beginning of the Christmas period, during which prices on a range of televisions are often drastically slashed.

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