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Sony Bravia 55XD8005 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Android TV, 55" With Youview/Freeview HD, Playstation Now & Silver Slate Design (FREE Bluetooth Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer £279.00) £999.95 @ John Lewis

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Product information Sony’s stunning audio-visual showpiece represents a titanic shift in home entertainment. Ushering in eye-popping 4K HDR, this breaks the mould of regular panels by packing its 5…
RajUK Avatar2d, 23h agoFound 2 days, 23 hours ago164 Comments
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Is this tv better than the 55X8509?
will wait another 18 months or so, certainly after the Scorpio come's out....
The curry's deal is not the same. The soundbar John Lewis offer is worth £250-£300. They only offer a soundbar which is worth £100-£150. It's 80W in Curry's and 300w with John Lewis.
Is black the only available colour of do they do a silver?
theo00
got mine!. in black. arriving Wednesday. with sound bar!
Let us know how you like it
still available for this price (£999) at currys if anyone missed out (includes free sound bar)
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Buy any film from Wuaki.tv in HD for £4.99 with code, includes pre-orders

Instructions:Code UK499B016 works on any movie. I just pre-ordered BFG in HD for the kids. Choose your movie then click Redeem voucher and hey presto  
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JVC LT-32C460 32" LED TV (non smart) £139.99 @ Currys

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currys sale jvc 32" led tv non smart
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Resolution 1366 x 768
Do I need to say anymore.
I just hope OP didn't buy this.
I picked one of these up today for the boys xbox. Seems decent enough for the money.
got the non HD tuner of this a few months ago good telly if you want one without smart features, personally I would rather just upgrade my android box as and when.
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Bose ® Solo TV Sound System £154.25 Delivered @ Amazon

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This is a cracking price for this be quick though
leeds_united_afc Avatar21h, 41m agoFound 21 hours, 41 minutes ago29 Comments
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just bought the Philips fidelio xs1/12 from amazon and otm. wanted a bose for the TV but price and cables put me of. amazon warehouse with the student 20% of at checkout, described as " used very good" and it is as new. grabbed it for £225.
this is a great price and the sound i good bit be warned this does NOT decode dts so blurays will either not play sound or your tv will have to convert to pms. also sometimes vocals are muddy and sometimes even missing esp if source has surround sound.
No highs, no lows, it must be Bose.
captainbeaky
mgk
trick23
Iv had one of these for the past year. Brilliant sound, thumping Base and good stereo sound without all the wires everywhere. Add a audio chromecast and you don't need the new Bluetooth version.
How does it connect ? Says one connection on the the Bose website .....so I guess this wouldnt work for TV / SKY and PSX? without having to unplug etc......
You connect it to the audio out on your TV which should passthrough the sound of whatever source you're watching.
ronaldmacdonald
Whats the wattage, where's the sub woofer?
50W. It doesn't have one - I'd take a wild guess that's why it's called a Bose Solo.
Wowsers 50w - I'm out
cchopps
Monaco Blue
Cool - the new version is £174 - will ask JL to price match - happy days.
Peter Tyson are a really good knowledgeable company. I'm not so sure if JL will offer much of an advantage to you bearing in mind the unit comes with a 3 year warranty

cchopps
Monaco Blue
Cool - the new version is £174 - will ask JL to price match - happy days.
Peter Tyson are a really good knowledgeable company. I'm not so sure if JL will offer much of an advantage to you bearing in mind the unit comes with a 3 year warranty
Same warranty on the newer BT model which is the one I want. Granted your link is the best deal for the model posted <3
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Digihome Full HD 49 Inch LED TV with Freeview HD £224.00 Non-smart Tesco Direct

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Yes it's another cheap TV, £249 - £25 with code TDX-HTNK which expires tomorrow. Other cheap TVs available from Tesco direct with various badges. :) Just ordered the non smart version for an elder…
damadgeruk Avatar1d, 51m agoFound 1 day, 51 minutes ago21 Comments
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£224 is hardly a great amount to be paying for a 49inch TV. I suspect the majority of people using it wouldn't notice if it was 720, 1080 or 4k at typical view distance, especially if they're watching free pirated streams via their £25 Bangood Kodi android box. X)
afroylnt
sam_of_london
Cold this is 1080p old garbage. Can get similar TV for free or peanuts on ebay as many people dumping 1080p TVs
few people percentage wise have 4k feeds so your comment makes no sense. 1080p is fine for a number of years yet; stop giving out misleading advice.
4k only worth it on better TVs where you already have 4k sources; 4k feeds are expensive so not for everyone....
For the price is does'nt matter if this TV is not 4k.


​Only a brainless person will waste £224 on old garbage. Throwing good money down the drain.
sam_of_london
Cold this is 1080p old garbage. Can get similar TV for free or peanuts on ebay as many people dumping 1080p TVs
few people percentage wise have 4k feeds so your comment makes no sense. 1080p is fine for a number of years yet; stop giving out misleading advice.
4k only worth it on better TVs where you already have 4k sources; 4k feeds are expensive so not for everyone....
For the price is does'nt matter if this TV is not 4k.

Edited By: afroylnt on Sep 25, 2016 14:08
rockape73
Nice price but looks like it's OOS now.
Non smart version still available for £224. There's also a Blaupunkt 49er for the same £224 which is quite possibly the same Vestel set behind the badge.
This information was lost on my elderly neighbour who maintained he didn't want a Bush. :)
Cold this is 1080p old garbage. Can get similar TV for free or peanuts on ebay as many people dumping 1080p TVs
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Panasonic 50DX750 4K HDR TV - Currys - £879.00

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Have been looking at 4k TVs for some time now and with the impending PS PRO release in November I've finally decided to take the plunge. The folks over at Digital Foundry are gurus on gaming and scree…
Kebabcasualty Avatar1d, 3h agoFound 1 day, 3 hours ago17 Comments
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TacticalTimbo
The price of 4K TVs are going up, not down. Last years 50-55 4Ks hit lows of £400-600. We're now supposed to jump at nearly £900?


​It's a big commitment but HDR is more of a visual leap in fidelity than 4k is. That why the prices have jumped again. Saying that, no doubt in 2-3 years there'll be another acronym that'll add £500 onto TVs. It's just technology.
The price of 4K TVs are going up, not down. Last years 50-55 4Ks hit lows of £400-600. We're now supposed to jump at nearly £900?
£879 at Richer Sounds or John Lewis, know who I'd rather buy from.
Klimgon99
Would like to know as well about HDR in gaming mode, link not working. ks8000 its not same as ks7000. ks8000. is more expensive model

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/137575-samsung-4k-hdr-tv-choices-for-2016-ks9000-ks8000-ks7500-and-ks7000-compared

akinb23
Kebabcasualty
mw77
Kebabcasualty
matengawhat
This is only an 8 bit panel so hdr won't be the best it can be
I wouldn't buy any hdr tv at min, they will come on so much in next 6 months
​Noticed that myself but there doesn't seem to be any 10 bit panels with low input lag under £1200. This seems to be the best on offer at the moment for the money.
Samsung ue49ks7000, 10bit panel, uhd premium, input lag 21 which is really good. £1099 at John Lewis, richer sounds, currys. Very well reviewed, google it.
​No HDR in game mode with the 21ms lag. HDR is only enabled in cinema/movie mode on the KS series and the lag is over 120ms in that mode.
​i was thinking of purchasing the ks7000 and have read that it had 21ms lag in game mode with hdr. Check this review- http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ks8000.
this is the USA model number, but is the exact same tv.


​sorry. this should work

http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ks8000

on this website it says the UK model number is ks7000. the photos of the tv is the ks7000. no idea why they have different model numbers across the world. bloody confusing.

another review says 21ms-

https://www.avforums.com/review/samsung-ks7000-ue55ks7000-uhd-4k-tv-review.12659
Would like to know as well about HDR in gaming mode, link not working. ks8000 its not same as ks7000. ks8000. is more expensive model

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/137575-samsung-4k-hdr-tv-choices-for-2016-ks9000-ks8000-ks7500-and-ks7000-compared

akinb23
Kebabcasualty
mw77
Kebabcasualty
matengawhat
This is only an 8 bit panel so hdr won't be the best it can be
I wouldn't buy any hdr tv at min, they will come on so much in next 6 months
​Noticed that myself but there doesn't seem to be any 10 bit panels with low input lag under £1200. This seems to be the best on offer at the moment for the money.
Samsung ue49ks7000, 10bit panel, uhd premium, input lag 21 which is really good. £1099 at John Lewis, richer sounds, currys. Very well reviewed, google it.
​No HDR in game mode with the 21ms lag. HDR is only enabled in cinema/movie mode on the KS series and the lag is over 120ms in that mode.
​i was thinking of purchasing the ks7000 and have read that it had 21ms lag in game mode with hdr. Check this review- http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ks8000.
this is the USA model number, but is the exact same tv.
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DOLAMEE D5 Android 5.1 TV Box 1G+8G RK3229 - £19.41 @ Gearbest

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Considering the specs are at the lower end of the spectrum, reviews for it are not too bad at all. Android 5.1 H.265 4K x 2K H.265 1GB DDR3 RAM 8GB eMMC ROM 2.4G WiFi KODI 16.1 Brand: Dolamee
reddit Avatar1d, 9h agoFound 1 day, 9 hours ago7 Comments
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Many boxes don't support cameras so double check which do and which camera
Do you know how skype run on this box? I would buy it only for that app, as samsung pulled it out making my tv less smart...
Come on MOnk3h, preach to him about your 2 gb box
Jimty
Could this be used with external hard to screen films on to tv?
Thanks I am a total novice.


​Yes, you can
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LG 49UH620V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49" LED TV £499.00 Currys

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Found this deal on currys and this morning I know there has been a Tesco and amazing price match deal for 474 but this is the 20v model for 499 I've done a comparaion and it's all the same only thi…
dannyboy 7 Avatar1d, 10h agoFound 1 day, 10 hours ago9 Comments
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This one has freesat according to Tesco this one doesn't the stand is diffrent but other than that that's all it is but I don't believe Currys a son there probz trying me a tv
dannyboy 7
Diffrent model ag112 looks the same but the one in Currys has a few extra bits
like what?
Diffrent model ag112 looks the same but the one in Currys has a few extra bits
Cheers mate
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Samsung UE40KU6400 40" UHD HDR TV & Samsung UBD K8500/XU Smart 4k Ultra HD 3D Blu-ray Player £678.00 Delivered @ Currys

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Currys deal nationwide also online: Samsung UE40KU6400 TV - £499 Samsung UHD 4K blu-ray player - £349 Purchased together and using code 'Samsung4K170' gives you a reduction of £170 making the…
katielizabeth Avatar1d, 19h agoFound 1 day, 19 hours ago11 Comments
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Quite fancy the telly.. Not so worried about the DVD player.
Now to get my tape measure out and see if the inlet has grown a bit since last time!
katielizabeth
home insurance covers accidental damage. No JL where I live and would rather be able to go to a shop if I have any troubles as JL customer care on the phone was awful last time, pretty glad I went to Currys as always had a good experience there. I also used a gift card so I paid £150 less out my pocket, win

That's fair enough.

Just want to point out that I was not trying to ruin your deal thread,I was just trying to point out that there was a far better deal all round to be had at JL,and best deals are the aim of the game on this site ;)
home insurance covers accidental damage. No JL where I live and would rather be able to go to a shop if I have any troubles as JL customer care on the phone was awful last time, pretty glad I went to Currys as always had a good experience there. I also used a gift card so I paid £150 less out my pocket, win
mannin
samdung 3d BR player heard these are a bit poo lol

HAHAHA I wouldn't expect anything less from currys
Oh and for £45 you can cover the TV for 5 years accidental damage

Edited By: Biggunspaul on Sep 23, 2016 22:25
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Sunvell T95U - PRO Android 6.0 TV Box 2GB RAM 16GB UK PLUG Supporting Octa Core S912 Dual Band WiFi KODI 17.0 4K x 2K Smart Media Player £48.10 With Code @ Gearbest

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Code GBST95U brings it down to £48.10. Ships after Sep 28, Presale ends Sep 26. Brand: Sunvell Model: T95U - PRO Type: TV Box GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 System: Android 6.0 CPU: Amlogic S912 Core:…
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is this better than the Neebox A95x?

please advise as I'm new to these TV boxes


thanks in advance
Amlogic are still the best choice but I expect the prices to keep falling due to the semi scandal that the S905/S905X/S912 are all capped at 1.5ghz and even when reporting 2ghz, it's actually still at 1.5ghz.
http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/08/28/amlogic-s905-and-s912-processors-appear-to-be-limited-to-1-5-ghz-not-2-ghz-as-advertised
Love the retro style design.

Takes me back to a time when such a thing might have been seen on Moonbase.

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/attachment.php?attachmentid=19506&d=1354496861

In practical terms, on the surface it doesn't seem to offer anything more than many of the other S912 boxes out there, so will have to wait to see what exactly is on the board to see if it is going to be a clone of others or offer something a little different in terms of both hardware and a firmware that works better out of the box than recent offerings have.

But if I was buying on looks, it's funky enough to attract my attention on that level.


Edited By: reddit on Sep 24, 2016 00:37
M0nk3h
Nice price but you can pickup a Beelink GT1 for cheaper and in stock.http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_428523.html?wid=21
Re the Beelink GT1, I can see some are saying there are a few bugs (but always the case with new chips/boxes) and it runs hot but I'm sure it will all get ironed out.

With the H96 Pro 3GB RAM version I posted a few weeks back, Gearbest are saying they aren't getting any! Not sure if anyone's received one at all yet. http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s912/590291-h96-pro-tv-box-amlogic-s912-android-6-2-16gb-or-3-16gb-dual-wifi-gig-lan-bt4 (the pictures of the teardown on that thread are of the 2GB version).

Edited By: louiselouise on Sep 24, 2016 00:20
do i need to pay vat and customs duty
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From London: Bargain break to Latvia and Tallinn £78.22pp - £156.44 @ Expedia/Booking.com

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This is right up my street and if I had any leave left I'd be booking it. A lovely break to Riga and Tallinn. Arriving into Riga early morning on 9th February you will stay at the 4* Rockwell Gertr…
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ruthbear
Thanks have just booked this.

Let me know how you get on. It's one I certainly want to do myself.
Thanks have just booked this.
Both lovely destinations and well worth visiting
sharkalos
I live in Tallinn. Come visit it's great :)

Enjoy your -20 :p
6am flights are right up no one's street
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Now TV Sky Cinema, 2 months for £2.00 via Chromecast

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Seems a good deal for a few films over a couple of months. Found in the Google Cast Offers tab
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cheers op will sign up mid oct !
Have Sky added subtitle support yet?
I've not got now tv I've got sky tho?
worked for me according to the terms & conditions (link below to T & C's) it has to be activated by the 31st October 2016

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6008836?hl=en-GB

(click on link above then click on chromecast, then click on Get a Now Tv Sky Cinema Pass for £2 for terms of this offer)





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pickledtink
Grrrr. Now after loads of faffing I get into it through the nowtv app. I already have nowtv boxes set up but did al this on the phone for this. found offers clicked on it saw the offer clicked on taht .....got nowhere just chucked back into a movie menu page. Can anybody help??


​not sure if it will work but go to Chromecast app on phone check offers the 2 month cinema pass should be there then click on offer as new user or existing. it will then open a web browser on the far right will be now TV code. Note this diwn and nanually add to your account in my passes it took for me. Sorry if you have already tried this relaying what worked for me.
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SKY SPORTS £11 A MONTH FOR 9 MONTHS WITH TALK TALK NOW TV OFFER £99.00

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You can purchase all sky sports channels from talktalk for £11 a month for 9 months of the football season. For £11 you get access via nowtv to stream all channels for 30 days. so to watch the entire
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Sky Sports is in HD on everything but Windows, OSX, iOS and Android. Any of the Now TV boxes, Smart TVs and consoles are all 720p.

Edited By: anlygi on Sep 24, 2016 07:21
It's nt HD and is streamed using your interest the quality isn't great.
Sky will do any deal with any Devil if he pays to stay ;)
For comparison I cancelled Sky and they gave me original pack plus sky sports for £14pm and this includes full Sky+ functionality, hundreds of other channels, etc.

I guess it's a fair price if live content only is what you would like but Sky will do deals with people that are a similar cost
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LG 55 INCH HDR Pro Adjustable stand WebOs 4K was £1101.56 now £799.00 at Saverstore

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ColourPrime Pro Hidden beauty comes alive. Combining the latest innovation in colour packages and light filtering technology ColourPrime Pro delivers a wider range of colour spectrum. What you are
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SFJnet
Does anyone have experience of Saverstore? It's not a name that leaps to mind when I think of quality electronics retailers!
​They are like a posh poundland or upmarket 99p store for cosmetic, toiletries and household goods. maybe they've branched into electronics lately.
I don't know much about the Tv but at 300 off the price it look like a bargain on the surface.

you're joking right - think you're on about savers on the high street not saverstore - they are a electronics e-tailer mainly pc stuff and have been around years


​Ha! You are right I got them mixed up.
HibaTosh
SFJnet
Does anyone have experience of Saverstore? It's not a name that leaps to mind when I think of quality electronics retailers!
​They are like a posh poundland or upmarket 99p store for cosmetic, toiletries and household goods. maybe they've branched into electronics lately.
I don't know much about the Tv but at 300 off the price it look like a bargain on the surface.

you're joking right - think you're on about savers on the high street not saverstore - they are a electronics e-tailer mainly pc stuff and have been around years
SFJnet
Does anyone have experience of Saverstore? It's not a name that leaps to mind when I think of quality electronics retailers!


​Not used them for a long time but used to buy computer stuff from them with no issues
SFJnet
Does anyone have experience of Saverstore? It's not a name that leaps to mind when I think of quality electronics retailers!


​They are like a posh poundland or upmarket 99p store for cosmetic, toiletries and household goods. maybe they've branched into electronics lately.

I don't know much about the Tv but at 300 off the price it look like a bargain on the surface.
model number ; 55UH750V

Great TV!
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Save £150 on the Sony CT790 when you Buy with Selected Sony 4K HDR TV's with voucher @ Currys

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48 Inch 4K Smart Ultra HD Built in WiFi and USB record- Toshiba 48U7653DB LED TV with Freeview HD- Tesco Direct - with coupon- TDX-HTNK- £324.00

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Seems to be a reasonable price with further £25 reduction using coupon TDX-HTNK at check out(expires in 2 days- 25/09). 4K ultra HD, smart, Wi-Fi built-in and Freeview HD, 3USB and 4 HDMI ports. U…
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was just kidding. Should be fine for XBOX too
iffy1234
dylansdoor11
This good for Xbox one s?
No just for Playstation ;)
dylansdoor11
This good for Xbox one s?
No just for Playstation ;)
This good for Xbox one s?
Nujol
£300 Vestel rebadge. FYI


​I've read on here before that Vestel are the TV's to get as they are the best.

Is that true?

;)
£300 Vestel rebadge. FYI
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48 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart internet Wi-FiLED TV Hitachi- Manufacture refurbished with 12 months Argos Guarantee- free delivery- Ebay outlet- Argos £319.00

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This 4K WiFi LED TV comes with a 12 months Argos Guarantee. Hitachi 48 Inch Ultra HD 4K Smart Wi-FiLED TV. Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee Upgrade your home entertainment with this 4…
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Terrible TV returned mine within 24 hours motion blur made picture unwatchable
The apps on this tv are rubbish
AndyRoyd
Nujol
Same TV (Vestel rebrand) is £300 new in Sainsbury's branded Celcus. Already posted. Check online images of front, read etc you will see they are the same TV. And £300 is the normal price for this TV.
Not convinced they are physically the same. The Sainsburys Celcus TV appears to have push-button controls compared to the Argos Hitachi that has a multi-function rocker control, plus the latter is notably less efficient according to the manuals (CEL-48UHDSB-16/1 and 48HK6T64U). Very similar otherwise, maybe one is a later version?


If you read the corporate info about Vestel they have a "totally modular system" or something like that where some components can be varied for different brandings however the core components of the TV's are identical (screen, processor etc). A good example is the differing remotes and buttons.

Some of the brands also do bespoke manuals vs the Vestel rebrand manuals eg the Toshiba ones (don't know about Hitachi).

They are despite cosmetic differences both Vestel models of this era which are usually £300 new.
Nujol
Same TV (Vestel rebrand) is £300 new in Sainsbury's branded Celcus. Already posted. Check online images of front, read etc you will see they are the same TV. And £300 is the normal price for this TV.
Not convinced they are physically the same. The Sainsburys Celcus TV appears to have push-button controls compared to the Argos Hitachi that has a multi-function rocker control, plus the latter is notably less efficient according to the manuals (CEL-48UHDSB-16/1 and 48HK6T64U). Very similar otherwise, maybe one is a later version?
kkthomask
Manufacture refurbished with 12 months Argos Guarantee
From previous HUKD threads for this TV it appears that it is made in Turkey by Vestel who brand it as Hitachi. Vestel does not appear to have a manufacturing base in UK, only an admin office. For the TV to have been refurbished by the manufacturer, it presumably has been sent to Turkey and then sent back to UK. For this to be cost-effective, it suggests the base value of the TV is exceptionally low which in turn suggests low quality, and/or the TV has not been "manufacturer refurbished" in either the implied or literal meaning of that phrase.
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Samsung UHD 50 inch TV £489.00

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Actual deal price 519. I logged in group on using different email I'd and since I was buying first time using code FIRST knocked off 30 pounds making it 489...
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not sure about groupon though
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Save £150 on the Sony CT790 When you Buy Selected Sony 4K HDR TV's with voucher @ PC World

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New now smart tv box with 5 months entertainment £35.00

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Seen this in sainsburys. Includes 5 month entertainment pass
cj41 Avatar2d, 17h agoFound 2 days, 17 hours ago3 Comments
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They were £39.99 to begin with have never been £70
reddwarfcrew
Been this price for a long time. Be careful, I was in sains today and looked at them and both boxes there had been opened and I assume the pass had been nicked.
Thanks for that. Hadnt noticed it till tonight will expire it.
Been this price for a long time. Be careful, I was in sains today and looked at them and both boxes there had been opened and I assume the pass had been nicked.
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50% off a 6 month NOW TV Entertainment Pass - only £3.49pm for NUS Extra card holders

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Watch 11 channels not available on Freeview! With the NOW TV Entertainment Pass you can watch the latest and best shows on 11 channels not on Freeview. With over 250 box sets there’s something for
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M0nk3h
Shame it isn't the Cinema Pass. Great price nonetheless.


Take a 14 day trial cinema pass.. cancel and you'll be offered it for £3.99 per month for up to 4 months
You can always get 3 month passes for £7-8 on ebay
Perhaps a tiny bit more compared to the ShopTo offer, but good if you don't want another box. There is also a deal for Cinema Pass as posted here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/6-months-half-price-nowtv-movies-pass-4-99-a-month-instead-9-99-for-student-nus-2515541#
Shame it isn't the Cinema Pass. Great price nonetheless.
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Samsung UE49KU6100 (£579.00) Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR 40", 49" or 55 groupon.co.uk

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Samsung UE49KU6100 Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR 40", 49" or 55" From groupon starting at £449 for the 40". Also go to quidco and get 7% off first.
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what about warranty ?
and "Screen technology: LED bottom lit" , will this do good ?
Deedie
your headline is a little misleading, as the model number is not available at that price. should change the headline to the 40" one.

Sorted
Deedie
CHEAPASCHIPS
£449 for a for a 40 inch?! Groupon are a naff company mucked me around when I purchased a PS4 controller would never use them again

this got a lot of heat at £500 only 3 weeks ago from curry.


​that was Currys this is Groupon I rest my case!
CHEAPASCHIPS
£449 for a for a 40 inch?! Groupon are a naff company mucked me around when I purchased a PS4 controller would never use them again

this got a lot of heat at £500 only 3 weeks ago from curry.
Deedie
your headline is a little misleading, as the model number is not available at that price. should change the headline to the 40" one.
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Samsung UE40KU6400 40-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV - £449.00 - Amazon UK

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I added this TV to my wish list back in July and it was £520.00 then. Dropped to £449.00 the other day and looks to be holding steady for now. Just thought that was a decent drop and might be of inter…
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£474 @ tesco direct.....get John Lewis to price match for 5 year warranty?
oui
Good Television. Only 1 small niggle does not support flash with web browser viewing .

Who uses flash in 2016?
Lucius
Nice but I'm still waiting for the 6000 to drop below £400 so I can get myself a nice 40" PC monitor.
Right now the 6000 is the same price (£449) for the 40". It has the best response and 4:4:4 chroma, and the best nit (brightness) before going full HDR premium (10bit) but it can display HDR 10bit.

If you are looking at samsung KU6XXX make sure you double check it is the model you want as the UK and US seem to swap the model numbers around.

If you want to see the 6000 for yourself (which is 6300 in the US): http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ku6300


​With the poor motion rating and it suffering judder would this not make it a worth while gaming TV even though the input lag is low?
Nice but I'm still waiting for the 6000 to drop below £400 so I can get myself a nice 40" PC monitor.
Right now the 6000 is the same price (£449) for the 40". It has the best response and 4:4:4 chroma, and the best nit (brightness) before going full HDR premium (10bit) but it can display HDR 10bit.

If you are looking at samsung KU6XXX make sure you double check it is the model you want as the UK and US seem to swap the model numbers around.

If you want to see the 6000 for yourself (which is 6300 in the US): http://uk.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ku6300
Good Television. Only 1 small niggle does not support flash with web browser viewing .
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Brother FS130QC Sewing Machine £283.00 inc del AND 3 year warranty idealworld TV

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One for the crafters - please be kind. Yesterday I did something I never thought I would do; whilst flicking through daytime TV I saw the word 'Brother'... "Shopping channels?!" I hear you shout. W…
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Firemountain
Ideal world aren't too bad a company having bought a few items from them before .. just for anyone not sure about the " shopping channel" purchase. Also you get to " try it and return it" if it doesn't work out for you generally without too much fuss and only loss of postage


​They make a song and dance about 14 days as if it's their great gift to the 'peasants'. It's Not, it's the law!


​the law, but not the law to allow it to be opened and returned unless faulty usually
anthony712
The same machine is available new on eBay for £219.99 with free delivery with 42 sold so far


​incorrect, I checked this out, it's a return with potential damage etc
Firemountain
Ideal world aren't too bad a company having bought a few items from them before .. just for anyone not sure about the " shopping channel" purchase. Also you get to " try it and return it" if it doesn't work out for you generally without too much fuss and only loss of postage


​They make a song and dance about 14 days as if it's their great gift to the 'peasants'. It's Not, it's the law!
The same machine is available new on eBay for £219.99 with free delivery with 42 sold so far
Firemountain
Ideal world aren't too bad a company having bought a few items from them before .. just for anyone not sure about the " shopping channel" purchase. Also you get to " try it and return it" if it doesn't work out for you generally without too much fuss and only loss of postage


​thanks for the heads up. Though I feel confident having watched an hour worth of demonstrations it's good to know I'd only lose £3 plus return postage if I decided against it. I checked them out as sellers a fair bit before purchase
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Samsung 50" UE50J6100 TV £363.00 Tesco instore

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Saw this in Gallions Reach Beckton branch.. they have 4 left. I asked if it was the normal price and they said it's reduce to clear stock.. seems pretty cheap. disclaimer I don't work for Tesco
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Bought the 60" version of this set when they were on offer. The picture is great as it uses a proper back-lit led panel. I can live with the lack smart features.
Fatkitty
lol Sam, what are you on?


​probably the 4k Sony smartphone :{
lol Sam, what are you on?
Only 1080p. Pixels show as dots on 1080p
banned
be lucky to find one
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LG 49UH610V 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV WebOS 3xHDMI (2016 Model) for £474.00 delivered at Tesco Direct

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Lowest price. Use eCoupon TDX-HTNK at checkout Free Delivery and 499 Clubcard Points With the LG 49-inch 49UH610v LED TV you can enjoy 4K UHD resolution picture quality that's 4 times the crisp…
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hamzii786
Is this any good? Especially for PS4 gaming?

My daughter plays OVERWATCH constantly on my set and she has said that it displays the best graphics she has ever seen. Hope that helps.


On the back of this breaking news I've just ordered 6.
hamzii786
Is this any good? Especially for PS4 gaming?

My daughter plays OVERWATCH constantly on my set and she has said that it displays the best graphics she has ever seen. Hope that helps.
brookheather
How LG uses fuzzy math to label some of its LCD TVs as 4KBy replacing every fourth red, green, or blue subpixel with a white one, LG boosts the brightness of its 6100-, 6500-, and 6800-series models. The trick works, but it sacrifices resolution.

The cheeky sods!
£449.10 @ AO with 4K10 code
How is this compared to Samsung ue43ks7500, which from 1,099 is now 899. Especially in considering using with Xbox one s. Kinda holding out for the Samsung to reach the lg price.
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£50 cheaper here
According to LG and those over at AV forums the only difference between this and the 850V is True Black+ which according to LG is software, not hardware. The UH850V is about £400 cheaper.
care to elaborate on that as I'm looking around to buy a new TV but not sure what the terms are!
£50 cheaper here


According to LG and those over at AV forums the only difference between this and the 850V is True Black+ which according to LG is software, not hardware. The UH850V is about £400 cheaper.
Good tv, although it's not a lot different from 55uh850v. Some say it's the same as its even got the 10bit panel. Also £1099 instead of £1449.
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cullies
But any Freeview channels?
no freeview channels lol and sky Q costs ££££

Not true .....
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sky-tv-boxsets-bundle-sky-q-1tb-broadband-unlimited-sky-talk-anytime-instore-carphone-2512669
Fake RRP. This model is exclusive to Currys/PCWorld so you can't really compare the price.
cullies
But any Freeview channels?
no freeview channels lol and sky Q costs ££££
love the 902b costs £££
But any Freeview channels?
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SAMSUNG UE65KU6400 Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR 65" LED TV £1,349.00 Currys

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Seems a good deal. £450 off from the original price.
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The ku6500 has been only 50 pounds more at it's cheapest this last month and a bit. Co-op and the others price matched in at 1499.

http://www.applianceelectronics.co.uk/viewproduct.asp?pid=11918
original prices on TVs can be taken with a pinch of salt, they are that price when they are new and occasionally but after a few months fall in price, by black Friday they will have dropped again. Not saying this is a good deal or not, but would be waiting another couple of months if I wanted a real bargain.
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SAMSUNG UE49KU6100 Smart (4K Ultra HD) HDR 49inch - Curved LED TV £649.00 @ Currys

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Went into Curry's today and saw the panel on this TV and let me tell you that its just so amazing. The screen is so perfectly fitted to the TV bezel. Its a mid-range 8 bit TV, with software HDR so don…
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55" £749 on Groupon
49" £579
40" £449

https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/samsung-uhd-hdr-curved-smart-tv?


Edited By: Darzen on Sep 22, 2016 00:32
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Looks like 40inch deal was already posted 3 weeks ago and it could've possibly worked out at £450 after code and 10% cashback http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue40ku6100-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-40-curved-led-tv-499-with-code-currys-possible-2503993

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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series Batcave 76052 £163.99 @ Smyths

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I think the title describes it well. Smyths Toys are doing 20% off the set and if you order online you can use code ST20 for a further £20 off, in turn getting it for £163.99 saving you £66.00 (if
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8pcs/lot Super Heroes BatCave minifigures Robin Dick Bruce Wayne Penguin Joker Catwoman COMPATIBLE LEGOE block toy
http://s.aliexpress.com/NFjYj6RN
(from AliExpress Android)
Nice one whoever is building 10179. I still have a sealed 10198 tantive I got for £40 in the loft
snatch_master
FoxForce5
Wow, I get that this is cheaper than rrp, but paying this much for lego is absolutely insane! Its just a kids toy!
​I beg to differ about Lego. I am sat right now on page 273 of set 10179 and it has brought me nothing but joy. These big sets are aimed at adults. Maybe I'm a big kid.
Show off (_;)
The new non UCS one (75105) was lots of fun to build though, especially as me and my partner could both do it :D.
Had the opportunity to own this at this price before when it was 20% off and £20 off instore over £100 but, not a huge batman fan so doesnt make sense, we put the money towards the Ewok village at Smyths last weekend instead.

PS FoxForce5, Lego Simpsons House also expensive, also mine, have no kids, allllllll mine (and my partners I suppose :p).
But heh, I dont spend money on make up, handbags and shoes. So yeah, horses for courses.

Edited By: bex85 on Sep 24, 2016 14:23
snatch_master
FoxForce5
Wow, I get that this is cheaper than rrp, but paying this much for lego is absolutely insane! Its just a kids toy!


​I beg to differ about Lego. I am sat right now on page 273 of set 10179 and it has brought me nothing but joy. These big sets are aimed at adults. Maybe I'm a big kid.


​Fair enough, I knew adults collected star wars & some of those limited edition lego, but didn't realise they collected other lego too & thought it was mostly just to keep for a couple of decades so their kids could sell on for a healthy profit.

The price still seems pretty excessive for what is essentially a load of plastic, but horses for courses I suppose!
snatch_master
FoxForce5
Wow, I get that this is cheaper than rrp, but paying this much for lego is absolutely insane! Its just a kids toy!


​I beg to differ about Lego. I am sat right now on page 273 of set 10179 and it has brought me nothing but joy. These big sets are aimed at adults. Maybe I'm a big kid.


​Ive seen a few videos on Youtube, Adults have HUGE Lego Cities they have built themselves!
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Now tv sports month pass £29.99 with 5 primenow code @ Amazon

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must be ordered through Amazon prime now app using code primenow5 .. new customers only. includes black box also
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Have Amazon posted this
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sharp 32" smart TV LC-32CHE6131K £154.00 @ Amazon

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Available to pre order from Amazon. At £154 or less with free delivery. It looks a good deal with it being internet enabled.
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Euorpean sharp brand TV's are al made under license by UMC in Slovakia...(same as Goodmans/Technika/Blaupunkt and all the other cheap supermarket brands. )
forrest38
And this ones only 720p
So? oO
Sstuff
ivanroland
Do Amazon take the money when you order, or when its dispatched?
Dispatched.


Cheers
And this ones only 720p
If it's like the sharp one I bought at Black Friday then it's pure sheeeitte. Sound terrible and terrible glare during the daylight . Oh and bet it has that Bluetooth remote so you can't even pair the sky to it.

Sharp I always had thought were a leading brand but that was back in the 90s it seems
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4 months of NowTV Movies for £15.96 @ Now Tv

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Having signed up for the free trial of NowTV Movies, click CANCEL to prevent it taking payment once the trial ends. Skip through a few "are you sure" screens and you'll be presented with a final offer…
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Excellent for me thanks! Just applied it to my now tv
Yeah, been around for a while, you can easily get £3.49 pm on the entertainment one too.

Though it's a decent discount you can often get pass with box bundles that work out a bit cheaper again per month so not the absolute cheapest, but admittedly not a bad result for a few mouse clicks...
Yes it's called a retention offer nothing new in this....
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Lg 49UF695V Smart 4K Ultra LED TV with Freeview HD, Magic Remote, £499.00 PRC DIrect

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Free 5 Year Warranty ends 31st October 49" Smart 4K Ultra LED TV with Freeview HD, Magic Remote, 3x USB and 3x HDMI ULTRA HD 4K RESOLUTION ULTRA HD 4K resolution is four times that of Fu…
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let me know when its under £400
Justceris

with 1yr warranty....

Has a 5yr warranty from PRC
Justceris
OOPS. WE'VE HIT A PROBLEM - page not found !
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Samsung now TV offer 3 months movies £5.00 via Samsung app

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Samsung offering 3 x months movie pass for £5 voucher code is valid till November so worth accepting and maybe adding if you have one running out soon. Enjoy the Samsung world with myGalaxy. VIP of…
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Pondlife
Weird all I can find is 3 months TV player plus.


​if you do not need tv player plus offer would you be interested in swapping for this now TV offer? No worries if not interested or already have this offer.
Worked for me. Thank you! I just installed the app on my Samsung phone from play store and I was able to access the offer.
lloydy110
duncan5112
lloydy110
Is there a direct link? i cant see this anywhere
It is in Samsung my galaxy app may be selected customers only though. If it appears for you in this app click on link either for new or existing customers. In the web browser far right will be voucher code. This can then be applied manually as a voucher unless current pass is greater than 30 days to expiry. You have to 30 Nov 16 to apply voucher. if you do not have this app then install on any Samsung galaxy device may even work on others devices worth a try as a great deal.

Thanks, It must be selected customers only. I assume it would appear in the 'my offers' section. I can only see an offer for EE and for city breaks


That is a shame maybe try deleting and reinstalling with different email if it asks for one no idea if will work but worth a try I did this on previous Samsung offers and works sometimes
duncan5112
lloydy110
Is there a direct link? i cant see this anywhere
It is in Samsung my galaxy app may be selected customers only though. If it appears for you in this app click on link either for new or existing customers. In the web browser far right will be voucher code. This can then be applied manually as a voucher unless current pass is greater than 30 days to expiry. You have to 30 Nov 16 to apply voucher. if you do not have this app then install on any Samsung galaxy device may even work on others devices worth a try as a great deal.

Thanks, It must be selected customers only. I assume it would appear in the 'my offers' section. I can only see an offer for EE and for city breaks
lloydy110
Is there a direct link? i cant see this anywhere


It is in Samsung my galaxy app may be selected customers only though. If it appears for you in this app click on link either for new or existing customers. In the web browser far right will be voucher code. This can then be applied manually as a voucher unless current pass is greater than 30 days to expiry. You have to 30 Nov 16 to apply voucher. if you do not have this app then install on any Samsung galaxy device may even work on others devices worth a try as a great deal.

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.

Get Great Deals on TV Sets

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