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IPhone 7 for existing SKY TV Customers £23.00 p/m

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£23.00 @ Sky Digital
IPhone 7 for existing SKY customers for £23 p/m. Unlimited calls and unlimited texts for SKY customers. Data does cost extra but still a cracking deal for a IPhone 7 Read More
IPhone 7 for existing SKY customers for £23 p/m. Unlimited calls and unlimited texts for SKY customers. Data does cost extra but still a cracking deal for a IPhone 7
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Xbox One Official Digital TV Tuner (Xbox One) £4.99 @ Grainger Games

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Xbox One Official Digital TV Tuner (Xbox One) @Grainger £4.99 Read More
Xbox One Official Digital TV Tuner (Xbox One) @Grainger £4.99
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Hisense H65M7000 65 inch HDR Widescreen 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview HD - Silver £899.00 Amazon

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Great deal for this 65" TV. You can save another £10 if you're willing to sign up to the credit card upon checkout. Read More
Great deal for this 65" TV. You can save another £10 if you're willing to sign up to the credit card upon checkout.
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bradevosprint
This or the £1200 curved samsung?

This 100%. Bought the curved Samsung during Black Friday and returned it the next day. Build quality on the Samsung is absolutely terrible, the panel is GLUED to the frame and there's plenty of people that have had an issue of it coming apart.

After I returned I bought this Hisense for £1080 from AO and it's worth every single penny. Image quality is beautiful, 4K HDR via NVIDIA Shield TV looks amazing, and Uncharted 4 in HDR on PS4 was an amazing experience.
Yep curved is going like 3D. Interested to know better price from any cold voters?
bradevosprint
This or the £1200 curved samsung?
I don't like the curved screens and judging by the heavy discounts going on with them at the moment it seems people are moving away from them.
This or the £1200 curved samsung?
badgerman26
Just about to post. Have a look at PRC or AVforums for picture setting advice.
Thanks. Will do
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ARGOS LG OLED55B6V OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD/Freesat HD, Harman/Kardon Sound & Blade Slim Design, UHD Premium £1,349.10 with code TVSAVE

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£1349.10 @ Argos
Use code TVSAVE to save 10% Sink into the audio-visual splendour of LG’s glorious HDR screen. As the brand’s eye-popping OLED panel is topped with colour-boosting High Dynamic Range, your content will… Read More
Use code TVSAVE to save 10% Sink into the audio-visual splendour of LG’s glorious HDR screen. As the brand’s eye-popping OLED panel is topped with colour-boosting High Dynamic Range, your content will…
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xflem
6 years maybe not, but if your buying a TV that was originally £3000 I'd expect it last 3-5 years minimum and any reasonable person would expect the same so a court would side with that on a claim
There are no guarantees. I'm tempted but it seems too much of a risk.
sault7
Any idea who will price match with the voucher code? Currys said no
Usually with price matching it needs to be a like for like warranty
Where's the voucher code originally from?
Any idea who will price match with the voucher code? Currys said no
No chance with that warranty.
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SAMSUNG UE65KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 65” Curved LED TV £1,199.98 Currys with code

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TV100 code for £100 off It's official Currys discount code mentioned on their site, so JL should price match Read More
TV100 code for £100 off It's official Currys discount code mentioned on their site, so JL should price match
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Ah , your previous post for this TV from Currys has just expired >a day ago due to the discount code no longer working.
Your 'TV100' code was added previously to that thread too so could have been updated I guess. Either way , my apologies ;)
TV100 is a new code from today...
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Ah , your previous post for this TV from Currys has just expired >a day ago due to the discount code no longer working.
Your 'TV100' code was added previously to that thread too so could have been updated I guess. Either way , my apologies ;)

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Sony Bravia KD55XD8005 55" TV £639.00 @ Amazon lightning deal

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Recently reduced in Argos to £749 now £110 cheaper on Amazon Daily Deal. Read More
Recently reduced in Argos to £749 now £110 cheaper on Amazon Daily Deal.
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LG 49LH541V 49" Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD Delivered £348.00

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FEATURES Energy Efficiency Class: A++On-Mode Power Consumption: 41wAnnual 60kWhDisplay Size: 49Screen Type: LEDWireless: Pixel Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Refresh Rate: 50 Sound Systems: Virtual Surro… Read More
FEATURES Energy Efficiency Class: A++On-Mode Power Consumption: 41wAnnual 60kWhDisplay Size: 49Screen Type: LEDWireless: Pixel Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Refresh Rate: 50 Sound Systems: Virtual Surro…
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linhang90
1080p?.. pay a bit more u'll get a 4K one

Totally agree
shaunwillo
Rather then off eBay, I would go for same one from Amazon - decent deal though. https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-49LH541V-1080p-Freeview-Model/dp/B01D1MPIMS


1080p?.. pay a bit more u'll get a 4K one
Rather then off eBay, I would go for same one from Amazon - decent deal though. https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-49LH541V-1080p-Freeview-Model/dp/B01D1MPIMS
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Google Play TV Box-sets from under £10 (24 - Complete Series £22.99)

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Some good TV box-set deals on Google Play at the moment including: 24 - Complete series + Live Another Day £22.99 Community - Complete series £23.99 Read More
Some good TV box-set deals on Google Play at the moment including: 24 - Complete series + Live Another Day £22.99 Community - Complete series £23.99
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Cheers! Bought Luther and only fools and horses. Heat added.
Bwanajonny
Some great stuff on there at pretty good prices. Will these play in HD as I can't see that there is an option. Heat added.


I've just checked the site on a brower (not Chrome), it does say HD next to the price.
Some great stuff on there at pretty good prices. Will these play in HD as I can't see that there is an option. Heat added.
"from under £10"
...... :|
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Samsung UE55KS7500 Curved SUHD HDR 1,000 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot Smart TV, 55” with Freeview HD/Freesat HD & Branch Feet Design, UHD Premium £899.00 @ John Lewis

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Saw this deal... Seems a good one except it curved. I bought it for £969 from JL and liked it - both TV and service from JL Read More
Saw this deal... Seems a good one except it curved. I bought it for £969 from JL and liked it - both TV and service from JL
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Emma992
dmartins13
I've got the 49 inch, lovely tv. Massive step up in the smart tv UI from a sony. Picture is great with tweaks
Question: the legs do they finish right at the end? I have a TV unit which is 121.5cm and the TV itself is 122.5cm so 1cm short but I am hoping the legs finish before?
Your help would be appreciated!

I have the 55" FLAT version, and the legs don't quite reach the end, you might get away with a spare CM, it will be tight though!
charles6
pibpob
HappyPuppies
Really very tempted, might be buying this weekend. Need to persuade myself and wifey that curved screens are OK. Heat for a good price.
If you're going to hang your TV on the wall, then the only applicable word is "stupid". Reflections are annoying as they move around more as you move your head than with a flat screen. They are a solution looking for a problem, and are marketed to show-offs who use them to prove that they have a more modern TV than their neighbours. Like any fashion, the downside of that is that they will rapidly date.
Absolute rubbish, it is nothing to do with showing off it is entirely preference. Shame on other people for liking something you don't...
Always upsetting to realise you've been sold a pup, I know.
came across below information on internet.

 The panel sits on two chrome feet, that Samsung calls a ‘branch’ stand. These slot into place at either end without the need for screws, in case you're wondering why there are none in the box. The feet are 110cm apart, which means you’ll need a fairly wide surface to position the KS7500 on and obviously it can’t be swivelled. However you do have the option to wall mount the KS7500 using standard 400 x 400 VESA mounts and included spacers.
means feet are in fixed position.
Emma992
dmartins13
I've got the 49 inch, lovely tv. Massive step up in the smart tv UI from a sony. Picture is great with tweaks

Question: the legs do they finish right at the end? I have a TV unit which is 121.5cm and the TV itself is 122.5cm so 1cm short but I am hoping the legs finish before?
Your help would be appreciated!


i like to know too. same situation.
thanks in advance..
pibpob
HappyPuppies
Really very tempted, might be buying this weekend. Need to persuade myself and wifey that curved screens are OK. Heat for a good price.
If you're going to hang your TV on the wall, then the only applicable word is "stupid". Reflections are annoying as they move around more as you move your head than with a flat screen. They are a solution looking for a problem, and are marketed to show-offs who use them to prove that they have a more modern TV than their neighbours. Like any fashion, the downside of that is that they will rapidly date.


Absolute rubbish, it is nothing to do with showing off it is entirely preference. Shame on other people for liking something you don't...
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£150 off TV's over £1499 with voucher BIGTV150 @ Richer Sounds

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£25 off TV's from £500 to £749 with voucher BIGTV25 @ Richer Sounds

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£50 off TV's from £750 to £1499 with voucher BIGTV50 @ Richer Sounds

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Hisense H50M3300, 50 inch, 4K Ultra HD, Freeview HD, Smart TV £356.98, £406.98 + £50 cashback from very

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My first time posting a deal but I found the Hisense H50M3300, 50 inch, 4K Ultra HD, Freeview HD, Smart TV The tv is £399.99 from very but until the end of today there offering £50 back to your… Read More
My first time posting a deal but I found the Hisense H50M3300, 50 inch, 4K Ultra HD, Freeview HD, Smart TV The tv is £399.99 from very but until the end of today there offering £50 back to your…
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sluigi
£50 cashback only if you choose the 'Buy now pay later' option, and when you look into it, they charge interest on that option. So unless the interest is less than £50 on your purchase, they are not actually giving you the cashback. You can avoid the interest if you pay the full amount within the credit agreement term. Representative 39.9% APR variable.



You don't pay interest on the buy now pay later. If you pay for the item before the end of the term it is interest free.
Offer excludes Apple products, Sale Items, Financial products, delivery and other promotional offers. Ends Sunday 28th May 2017. Click for full T&C's >

might not get £50 off it say it excludes sale item
philmitchell
Use code LMVQT and get it for £333.99 .

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Currys SAMSUNG UE65KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 65” Curved LED TV £1,169.98 with code LSTV699 Free 5 year guarantee £1,169.98

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Use code LSTV699 to save 10% on tvs over £699 Delivering exceptional picture quality and a striking bezel-less display, the Samsung UE65KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 65” Curved LED TV offers enhanced v… Read More
Use code LSTV699 to save 10% on tvs over £699 Delivering exceptional picture quality and a striking bezel-less display, the Samsung UE65KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 65” Curved LED TV offers enhanced v…
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Currys £100 off marked price! Ends Monday! Enter code TV100 at checkout
muckspreader1
Hot for a curved tv.Pleased it isn't the bring flat version.Wouldnt go back to a bog standard flat tv.


May suit your needs, but doesn't the curve affect viewing angles? My room is open plan and I want to be able to view the tv if I am in the kitchen/diner area of the room.
UniversalDave
Bought this yesterday for 1200 :(.. Any other owners on here? My TV came today but there are no screws for the TV stand so it's not usable at the moment can anyone confirm these are suppose to be supplied with the TV or do I have to purchase separately?


They should definitely be in the box, double check the packaging as some times they tape the screws to the polystyrene "/ i have been caught out with that
Ticks all the boxes except curve! And not oled and not £250 with a 20 year warranty
Ordered Thx
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Currys LG OLED55B6V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" OLED TV £1,349.98 with code LSTV699 free 5 year guarantee

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use code LSTV699 to save 10% The OLED55B6V feature 4k Ultra HD resolution, capable of producing up to four times the quality of Full HD for amazing clarity and vivid details. Coupled with OLED technol… Read More
use code LSTV699 to save 10% The OLED55B6V feature 4k Ultra HD resolution, capable of producing up to four times the quality of Full HD for amazing clarity and vivid details. Coupled with OLED technol…
discoman2016 Avatar1d, 2h agoFound 1 day, 2 hours ago27 Comments
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sion22
So i head all oled tv is using panel from LG which is wrgb and not rgb. so its not tru 4K display. is that true?


No, where did you "hear" this?

There are some low end LG LCD's that have those panels but not OLED.
sion22
So i head all oled tv is using panel from LG which is wrgb and not rgb. so its not tru 4K display. is that true?


I think the panel is wrgb but that is for each subpixel group so there are full rgb subpixels for each normal pixel (each with its own added white) so it's all good in regards to claimed resolution. I think the LCDs had wrgb where not all subpixel are the same causing the issue.
midiman
55" Oled deals seem to be get in the sub £1400 mark quite regularly now. What are the chances of them falling to around £1000 mark by Black Friday? That's the price point I am going to bite. See me owning one within the next year :p


these are being sold off as they are last year's model and new models have hit stores now. this is it for these sales, new models are 3k again so I cannot see thoes being 1k for black Friday and these sets will be sold out long before.
buy it wait till tis time next year I suspect unless something unexpected happens unfortunately.
codes were working this morning, bit of a dick move by currys to remove them before the advertised end date of the codes


Edited By: halfbakedjake on May 25, 2017 17:53
Price up for BH weekend! Wonder if stocks are getting low and they are just relying on shortage for people to pay slightly more?
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Philips 49PUS6401 49 Inch SMART Ambilight 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR - £389.00 @ Argos

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£399 but you get a £10 voucher so takes it down to £389 Ultra HD HDR TV gives up to 4x the resolution of Full HD. Enjoy movies, shows, and games from Google Play, YouTube and other Apps. Ambilight ma… Read More
£399 but you get a £10 voucher so takes it down to £389 Ultra HD HDR TV gives up to 4x the resolution of Full HD. Enjoy movies, shows, and games from Google Play, YouTube and other Apps. Ambilight ma…
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badasschris
good price and heat added but please amend title. It is £389 not £399


It isn't 389 it's 399! Check! Even by giving u a voucher doesn't mean u can use it to bring it down to 389
What's ambilight? And it's still 399. Can't use a £10 to pay against it mate
Danlg
BubaMan
Great TV but I'll echo some caveats:
1. The colour presets are mostly ****.
2. The speakers are terrible - not a problem for me as I have it going through an amp (which is very well controlled via ARC) but if you don't have an amp, budget for one or get a soundbar.
3. The blacks are only OK - not great.
Otherwise, the set is great - HDR looks amazing and Android really opens it up in terms of usage.
Some tips for best use:
1. Tweak the picture manually. "Photo" or "ISA Day" are the best presets but you'll the perfect balance can only be found manually.
2. Update the firmware immediately - a few features (like Netflilx HDR) and a lot of stability problems have been addressed in the latest firmware.
3. Go into the menus and enable 4:4:4 / 4:2:2 to get HDR from external sources.
4. Use the Internet as the source for your EPG (icon in the top right of the guide)
5. Turn the sharpness down or off for 4K sources (causes intermittent flickering)
6. You'll want to hide the Philips Apps section on the home screen as they're out of date and duplicated below - go into Apps settings, find Leanback Customizer and turn off notifications.
7. You can sideload apps with ES File Manager and launch them with Sideload Launcher .
8. If you run out of storage, you can move apps to a USB stick.
Can you please tell me what your manual picture settings are, I just bought the tv!
The video provided by bubaman are a good starting point.
I had to tweak them to my own preference as my TV is not calibrated like in the video but are as follows although some will be the same as the video.
Colour 60
Contrast 65
Sharpness 0
Brightness 50
Video contrast 88
Gamma -1
Picture style isf day
Colour temperature custom
Custom colour temerature, Red WP 127, Green WP 100, Blue WP 81
Everything else in advanced settings is turned to off
And in general settings/hdmi ultra hd/hdmi1&2 is set to UHD 4:4:4/4:2:2

I think that is everything , i hope it helps although everyones preference will be different and the TV`s will most likely not be identical colours .
It is all a good starting point anyway are there are plenty of settings and it can be a bit overwheming at first.
good price and heat added but please amend title. It is £389 not £399
I picked this up a few months ago and it was pretty useless as anything more than a 1080p screen until they put the last few software updates out. It went from having awful app performance,jittery streaming, and problems handshaking with my Sky Q box at 4K (no matter what cable/hdmi used) to being a real pleasure to use. It's still not the quickest interface but it is at least responsive now, and amazon/netflix 4k streaming is working with no sync problems now even over wifi (although admittedly my tv is about 1 metre away from the access point, in the same room). Also streams video very happily from my WD Nas drive. Backlight is a bit uneven, but if you don't watch films in a dark room too often then it won't be much of an issue.

Edited By: XDaveyboyX on May 26, 2017 08:31
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Amazon Echo + Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote £143.99 with code @ Tesco Direct

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Amazon Echo + Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote £143.99 Use Code: TDX-HKFY @ Tesco Direct Edit - Echo is now £5 less with Tesco so this deal is even better now ! Chromecast appears to be out of… Read More
Amazon Echo + Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote £143.99 Use Code: TDX-HKFY @ Tesco Direct Edit - Echo is now £5 less with Tesco so this deal is even better now ! Chromecast appears to be out of…
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Deal should be even better now, the Echo is £5 less on Tesco since this deal was posted, so the tEcho + Amazon Firestick deal is now only £143.99 ! Bargain...

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Deal should be even better now, the Echo is £5 less on Tesco since this deal was posted, so the tEcho + Amazon Firestick deal is now only £143.99 ! Bargain...
Wilzia
Why is this cold?
No idea, looks a good deal - either option do.
I got down voted on an Echo deal yesterday despite it being the only way to get an Echo on same day delivery at the same price as the Currys deal - which went over 600 degrees yet does not offer same day delivery!
The crazy world of HUKD voters !
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-echo-124-99-114-99-for-new-prime-members-2699786
Why is this cold?
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rabbids invasion the interactive tv show xbox one £1.99 sainsburys instore

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Cheap as chips xbox one game, no Idea if any good, in store only Read More
Cheap as chips xbox one game, no Idea if any good, in store only
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this game is OK but for £1.99 it's worth it. Heat from me.

Edited By: fatknacker on May 25, 2017 14:07: heat from me
for £1.99 heat surely?

reviews are mixed but not surprised as party games like this shouldn't ever be full priced.

for £1.99 cant go wrong.
I'll ask the question we all seem to. Which store?
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Hisense H55M3300, 55 inch, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Freeview HD, Smart TV £436.98 - Very.co.uk

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Hisense H55M3300, 55 inch, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Freeview HD, Smart TV On very for £479.99 Then buy now pay later for £50 credit to account added £6.99 for delivery Total £436.98 I have used topcas… Read More
Hisense H55M3300, 55 inch, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Freeview HD, Smart TV On very for £479.99 Then buy now pay later for £50 credit to account added £6.99 for delivery Total £436.98 I have used topcas…
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I probably won't buy Hisense again when I replace my current TV.
Rubbish! I have had the 58" Hisense for 18 months. Brilliant TV, no problems.
Apogee00
haritori
linhang90
will this be a better tv than the 49" curved (ku6670)samsung tv thats getting hot now regardless size?
No, while the picture of this set gets good reviews, the issues lie in the software on the Hi Sense TV's
They seem to be a good buy and they are for a budget option.. you will though find the software on the set slow and even boot-up times can be in the minutes.
The samsung sets are pretty quick software wise, and offer more compatability with things catchup and streaming, Now TV, Prime etc..
Nothing wrong with the software on mine and boot ups literally 10 seconds. Can't fault it actually
SpaceChip
Have you used this TV?I have one and it loads fine/fast, boot takes 10-15 seconds.


As mentioned above, No I do not own one I am feeding back the reports of whats been said on here to me when I have enquired..

If this isnt the case I am willing to be corrected.
haritori
Apogee00
Nothing wrong with the software on mine and boot ups literally 10 seconds. Can't fault it actually


Well I am willing to stand corrected as i personally do not own one, but I have heard from multiple owners on here the complaints of very laggy and slow software..

Looks like I replied at the same time as you :D

Only fault I can see with mine is that the black uniformity/clouding in a dark room is not great, you don't really notice it when it's playing a video etc, but when the screen is black you can see it. Apart from that the TV is amazing all round in my opinion.

Edited By: SpaceChip on May 25, 2017 23:09
haritori
you will though find the software on the set slow and even boot-up times can be in the minutes..

Have you used this TV?

I have one and it loads fine/fast, boot takes 10-15 seconds.

Edited By: SpaceChip on May 25, 2017 23:07
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Samsung Galaxy Tab E and Free Now TV Box for £139.00 using code - Tesco

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There is an offer for a free Now TV Box with the Samsung Tab E and then use code TDX-KYMX for £10 off £149 for just the tablet at Currys and Argos Read More
There is an offer for a free Now TV Box with the Samsung Tab E and then use code TDX-KYMX for £10 off £149 for just the tablet at Currys and Argos
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have 2 of these for the kids. No apps installed on SD. Great tab but both mine have an annoying glitch where they reset themselves to 2014 date and Wi-Fi stops. You have to manually put in the date again to get it all working properly again.
I like the look of this, but the 8gb of ROM is a no-no. The wife struggles with 16gb in her Nexus 5X.

Plus I think I'm right in saying that the fact that it's on 5.1 means that apps can't be installed on the SD card either.
Cracking deal.... Been looking for a new tablet and trust Samsung.

Looks like both Now TV are in stock to buy
heat for the first comment ^
I think 500 points not showing up
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CURRYS LG OLED55B6V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" OLED TV + L2HDINT15 2 m HDMI Cable £1,359.98 with code LSTV150A

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Pick the bundle with hdmi cable to save £150 with code LSTV150A The OLED55B6V feature 4k Ultra HD resolution, capable of producing up to four times the quality of Full HD for amazing clarity and vivid… Read More
Pick the bundle with hdmi cable to save £150 with code LSTV150A The OLED55B6V feature 4k Ultra HD resolution, capable of producing up to four times the quality of Full HD for amazing clarity and vivid…
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fo_sho_yo
1400 quid for a TV! Whatever next - 2 grand bikes?
A friend of mine cycles a bike worth 4 times that......

Pokkai
fo_sho_yo
1400 quid for a TV! Whatever next - 2 grand bikes?
Just because you're poor, doesn't mean everyone else is.
I believe the term is "whoosh!"
fo_sho_yo
1400 quid for a TV! Whatever next - 2 grand bikes?


A friend of mine cycles a bike worth 4 times that......
FrugalFergal
I was torn between this and the KS9000. I went with the LED as I think the 1000nits, HDR10 and larger screen (plus with it being cheaper) sealed the deal. If I had a dark cinema room, id definitely had gone for this.
When I buy my next tell in 5yrs I expect OLED screens will have come on leaps and bounds by then making LED obsolete

I'd take OLED all day long, the picture quality is so superior, you need to see it in person to appreciate the difference, the Samsung screens just look too bright, washed out and the viewing angles are awful (VA Panel).

It's all about personal preference, but you cannot future proof in the world of TV's, these TV's (B6/KS9000) in terms of HDR spec will be redundant by 2018. But it's only an issue side by side, on their own, they look great, as long as you are happy with it.
I was torn between this and the KS9000. I went with the LED as I think the 1000nits, HDR10 and larger screen (plus with it being cheaper) sealed the deal. If I had a dark cinema room, id definitely had gone for this.

When I buy my next tell in 5yrs I expect OLED screens will have come on leaps and bounds by then making LED obsolete
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Hisense 43" 4K Ultra HD TV £299.00 (when using coupon) Tesco

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Think this was on here a few weeks ago but looks like Tesco are running the coupons again (TDX-HKFY)
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Bought this TV about 9 months ago and have been using it exclusively as a computer/gaming monitor since; here's my take:

As a non-professional gamer you'll be fine so long as you're not looking to play anything too twitchy like CS:GO; can't comment on refresh rate but I don't notice any issue. In terms of input lag, again, anything twitchy is probably a no go but I mainly play League/GTA/Witcher which are perfectly fine!

Text: Text is clear, if you sit close to it (50cm for me) then you will notice a little distortion at the edges and but the biggest gripe will probably be getting used to the sheer size of this beast as a monitor.

4:4:4 I'll have to side with kind of, I did the test with the different texts on the black background (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=4:4:4+test&client=firefox-b-ab&tbm=isch&imgil=ZQWCdzNifGepdM%253A%253Buxv-i4y45P4s1M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.geeks3d.com%25252F20141203%25252Fhow-to-quickly-check-the-chroma-subsampling-used-with-your-4k-uhd-tv%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=ZQWCdzNifGepdM%253A%252Cuxv-i4y45P4s1M%252C_&usg=__0Ko9HwAeMMxZ3c-lvb5cl1ZR9CY%3D&biw=1368&bih=843&dpr=2&ved=0ahUKEwjrjpfo7YrUAhUsAsAKHenACRIQyjcIRg&ei=2bQmWau-BqyEgAbpgaeQAQ#imgrc=ZQWCdzNifGepdM:) and found no issue with legibility so I assume so but I'm not a professional so can't say definitively.

Overall a great monitor (I use it daily), also think about playing games at a ultrawide resolution if your GPU can't handle 4k 60hz.


Thanks! this is the same price as a 27" ips lg monitor but this has netflix 4k and if I can sit close to it then might be fine for text. i struggle with playing strategy games on my 46" 1080p samsung but sitting close to 23" aoc ips monitor is great. looking for a bigger monitor but might as well go 4k too... though freesync also in monitors... decisions decisions... probably just wait!!!
Bought this TV about 9 months ago and have been using it exclusively as a computer/gaming monitor since; here's my take:

As a non-professional gamer you'll be fine so long as you're not looking to play anything too twitchy like CS:GO; can't comment on refresh rate but I don't notice any issue. In terms of input lag, again, anything twitchy is probably a no go but I mainly play League/GTA/Witcher which are perfectly fine!

Text: Text is clear, if you sit close to it (50cm for me) then you will notice a little distortion at the edges and but the biggest gripe will probably be getting used to the sheer size of this beast as a monitor.

4:4:4 I'll have to side with kind of, I did the test with the different texts on the black background (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=4:4:4+test&client=firefox-b-ab&tbm=isch&imgil=ZQWCdzNifGepdM%253A%253Buxv-i4y45P4s1M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.geeks3d.com%25252F20141203%25252Fhow-to-quickly-check-the-chroma-subsampling-used-with-your-4k-uhd-tv%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=ZQWCdzNifGepdM%253A%252Cuxv-i4y45P4s1M%252C_&usg=__0Ko9HwAeMMxZ3c-lvb5cl1ZR9CY%3D&biw=1368&bih=843&dpr=2&ved=0ahUKEwjrjpfo7YrUAhUsAsAKHenACRIQyjcIRg&ei=2bQmWau-BqyEgAbpgaeQAQ#imgrc=ZQWCdzNifGepdM:) and found no issue with legibility so I assume so but I'm not a professional so can't say definitively.

Overall a great monitor (I use it daily), also think about playing games at a ultrawide resolution if your GPU can't handle 4k 60hz.
jameshothothot
suitable as a gaming monitor? clear text? does it have 4:4:4 chroma?


no, sort of, depends

glad i could help :)
Hisense 43M3000 Is the model number if that helps.
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SAMSUNG UE49KU6500 49 inch Curved 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freesat HD with 6 years warranty £499.00 Richersounds

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Some retailers will refund u the difference within certain period of purchase. Give em a ring n find out?
just phoned them and they just refunded me £50 happy days they said if within 7 days they always will but have discretion upto 14 days


Congrats :)
linhang90
Some retailers will refund u the difference within certain period of purchase. Give em a ring n find out?
just phoned them and they just refunded me £50 happy days they said if within 7 days they always will but have discretion upto 14 days
linhang90
Some retailers will refund u the difference within certain period of purchase. Give em a ring n find out?
Will give them a try
Some retailers will refund u the difference within certain period of purchase. Give em a ring n find out?
Damn paid £549 just last week for this tv from there
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SAMSUNG UE65KS9000 65 inch Curved 4K Quantum Dot Ultra HD Premium Smart LED TV Freeview HD Freesat HD £1,299.00 @ Richer sounds

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limited availability and not the cheapest either.
I paid this for my 65KS9000 and I thought that was sale of the century.
Keen to know where this is cheaper (and I don't mean £200 more expensive with £400 worth of stuff I don't want --- that'll sell on ebay for £80)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue65ks9000-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-65-curved-led-tv-with-5-years-warranty-2699324?page=3#comments
Prime_specter
limited availability and not the cheapest either.


I paid this for my 65KS9000 and I thought that was sale of the century.

Keen to know where this is cheaper (and I don't mean £200 more expensive with £400 worth of stuff I don't want --- that'll sell on ebay for £80)
limited availability and not the cheapest either.
" Last few in selected stores, some may be ex-display, refurbished or missing accessories"
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Massive amiibo sale £6.99 argos

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Amiibos down to £7 each online website and argos ebay soo make sure you check both. Wide range of older ones including ganondorf pac man and mario etc
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No Shovel Knight :(
Heat though.

Argos eBay has them
malm
dognobs
If like me you are a boxed collector, Beware with delivery with argos they send it in a bag and will get damaged!
if anyone manages to get an undamaged Amiibo without stickers on it your luck is in quick do the lottery.
Thay are good as the normally put the sticker in the side of the clear bit easy to remove.
dognobs
If like me you are a boxed collector, Beware with delivery with argos they send it in a bag and will get damaged!
if anyone manages to get an undamaged Amiibo without stickers on it your luck is in quick do the lottery.
gadg3t87
No Shovel Knight :(
Heat though.
Shovel Knight is in the sale
If like me you are a boxed collector, Beware with delivery with argos they send it in a bag and will get damaged!
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LG OLED55C6V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" Curved OLED TV, Xbox One S, FIFA 17 & Controller Bundle £1,518.99 with code - 5 Years warranty Free delivery @ Currys

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My first post, not sure if I'm doing it right Current price for the bundle is £1.668.99 £150.00 off with code LSTV150A = £1518.99
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Code apparently not valid
commenter14
A 4K OLED TV with an Xbox One? It would be like trying to make a Ferrari run on peanut butter.


It's more to do with the 4K bluray player the Xbox One S has.
A 4K OLED TV with an Xbox One? It would be like trying to make a Ferrari run on peanut butter.

Edited By: commenter14 on May 25, 2017 12:14
nothing similar for the B6? I would buy this if it was the flat screen version
Think they expired now will see if they honour orders
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Google Chromecast £25.00 (Get 3 Months NOW TV Entertainment Pass at discounted price of £5) @ Currys, Argos & (John Lewis with 2 years Gaurentee)

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itsvimal Avatar1d, 21h agoFound 1 day, 21 hours ago5 Comments
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Give Three months Netflix instead and I will vote it hot
If this was Chromecast Ultra. I would have voted hot. Big Negative only 1080p not 4k
am I right that this uses up two of your NowTV device slots?
Why cold gang?
Can you get netflix on this as well as NowTv?
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LG OLED55C6V 3D 4K HDR 55" Curved OLED TV with Xbox One S & Forza Horizon 3 £1,518.99 @ Currys with code LSTV150A £1,518.99

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Use code LSTV150A to get £150 off Good device for use with this TV or get the TV for cheap if you sell the xbox
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code not working .
so, the xbox comes for an extra £120, why cold?
I tried adding a £4 hdmi cable to the oled to apply the 150 code and it wouldn't work.....might give it another go ;)
Didn't work, even if I created a custom Bundle

Edited By: idbroadhurst on May 24, 2017 16:04
malachi
What's going on? Currys been doing some good deals recently!


it's the same deal. the same 100/150 off, just different variations with different add ons to get over £1500
It's a code we're well aware of by now.
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Samsung Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49" WI-Fi Curved TV [UE49KU6670] + 5 Year Guarantee £499.00 @ Currys (Using code)

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Had some really good offers on TVs today, came across this, which looks good if you're after something a little smaller. You can whip £50 off using the code below too. Use code - LSTV50A 4k Ultra Read More
Had some really good offers on TVs today, came across this, which looks good if you're after something a little smaller. You can whip £50 off using the code below too. Use code - LSTV50A 4k Ultra
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3 HDMI???? If it had 4 then I would snap it up but once you added your consoles and virgin box you ran out and have none spare. TV's should come with a minimum of 4 these days with the amount of dongles and stuff we use in a modern society
That's a relief, came close to pressing buy a couple of times today.
goonertillidie
tammyy
code doesn't work
£549.00
Order subtotal £549.00
£50 off LSTVs over £499 -£50.00
Delivery Free
Amount due (Including VAT) £499.00
Pay with gift card and eGift card
Code is working fine :)
Hi just been in the site and code doesn't work
Just been to currys and saw this TV. Very very average picture quality
Getting there with price, slowly but surely.
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LG OLED77G6V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD HDR 77" OLED TV £12,995.97 Currys

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ordered one to replace dining room table and eat off. tv dinners are on
rd3d2
Cold, not 8K

Just need to wait for another 5k discount then ;)
nice TV.. 4K passive 3D as well, which is the sweetspot for 3D.

shame home 3D is dead

bit rich for my blood however, i fear it will be a while before i can justify replacing my 70 inch 1080p active 3D screen
Ordered one. Now heading to soup kitchen with the kids for dinner!
got 1 for the bathroom great deal
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LG OLED55C6V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" Curved OLED TV £1,399.00 - Currys

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100£ off with code: Excellent Tv for this price! Read More
100£ off with code: Excellent Tv for this price!
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Bought this TV for £1800 a few months ago. Totally excellent. How can this not be hot?
with the advent of the hdmi 2.1 this sector will revolutionize and make the rest and anything before that obsolete
Masteryates
Bought this TV for £1800 a few months ago. Totally excellent. How can this not be hot?
It is hot...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-oled55c6v-smart-3d-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-55-oled-tv-with-5-years-warranty-1399-00-currys-2699312
Bought this TV for £1800 a few months ago. Totally excellent. How can this not be hot?
collectorcol
Already posted. Just made the 'Hot' list.


Sry have not seen...
Already posted. Just made the 'Hot' list.
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ENDS TODAY Now TV box with 3 months entertainment pass and 500 bonus clubcard points £15.00 @ Tesco

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Samsung 55" 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV - Use TVSAVE for further 10% discount = £505.31! Epic TV - Stunning low price.

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Is this any good for watching Bbc 1 (normal channel) eastenders
l33tpilot
8 bit panel, only good deal because it's Samsung or? Plenty of same spec and better LG's and Hisense's at such or lower price. Just curious. Thanks


Can you put link up to the lg and hisense which are same spec as lower price for 55"
alexpowley31
its showing as 579 to me
Go to payement page and use code
its showing as 579 to me
8 bit panel, only good deal because it's Samsung or? Plenty of same spec and better LG's and Hisense's at such or lower price. Just curious. Thanks
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LG OLED55B6V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" OLED TV and LG OLED55C6V £1,399.98 with code LSTV100A @ Currys

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Code no longer works (worked yesterday by tried few times today and no joy)
Voucher doesn't work now
creamhackered
Curry's canceled my order for no reason?!
Thank you for shopping with us. These items are unavailable for home delivery at this time. We have cancelled your order and no payment has been taken. We look forward to welcoming you back on line soon.
Cancelled product(s):
1 x OLED55B6V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55" OLED TV

They have given a reason " These items are unavailable for home delivery at this time."
Have you tried calling them?
Curry's canceled my order for no reason?!

Thank you for shopping with us. These items are unavailable for home delivery at this time. We have cancelled your order and no payment has been taken. We look forward to welcoming you back on line soon.
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Code expires 31st May 2017
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SAMSUNG UE65KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 65” Curved LED TV with 5 Years Warranty £1,169.98 Currys with code

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LSTV699 code for 10% off Amazing price for this tv
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Ordered :)
alltaken123
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alltaken123
This or the c6 55" oled?
In my opinion I'd go for the KS9000
Brighter picture.
Both are great but the the KS9000 at this price is a no brainer
It's a good deal don't get me wrong, but no brainer? The backlight bleed from the edge lighting vs dimming zones on the 9500 is my worry - a fair few mention bleeding is still an issue. The price might negate the potential bleeding but I can't help but wonder if the inky black levels will be worth the 10" loss in size....
Trust me the blacks are black on this , I got a very good set out of the box it's luck of the draw but if your not happy send it back for a replacement, I had the same thoughts about paying more for the 9500 but it's not worth the extra for the small improvements it brings with it
Thanks, so to you the 10" over the oled is worth more than the blacks? I'm hopeful of a good set with minimal light leakage due to Curry's and their awful service at times (Store 'know how' techs seem to have a nasty habit of denying light leakage).
I'm torn as you can tell - I have a projector for larger viewing but would also love a 65" main viewer also.... decisions, decisions.

You may have seen this already from earlier posts - John Lewis yesterday price matched and reduced their advertised price to £1,299.

Now Currys are advertising £100 of marked price John Lewis should price match that too. ...

So if you decide on this TV definitely get it from John Lewis - after sales care is brilliant
alexlondon666
John Lewis just did a price match
John Lewis price now showing £1299.95
curry's still cheaper with code and tcb.https://m.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue65ks9000-curved-suhd-hdr-1-000-4k-ultra-hd-quantum-dot-smart-tv-65-with-freeview-hd-freesat-hd-360-design-uhd-premium/p/2575057
I wonder which one of the retailer's 5 year warranty is better?

Without a shadow of a doubt John Lewis.

Brilliant after sales care.
Sahin.Demir
Does anyone knows any other codes as this expired?

TV100 for £100 off -advertised on their site
Also- John Lewis after sales is second to none

A Guide to Buy Good and Cheap TVs

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.

From Cathode Ray Tubes to Smart TVs

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 TV 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 a TV?

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.

Cheap TV Deals: Sales and Shopping Events

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 to find the best price. 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.

Throughout the year, you can find TVs deals, 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 time 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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