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Sony 49X8309CBU 49" 4K UHD Smart TV £479.99 Ebuyer

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I think ticks most of the boxes if you're looking for 49 inches: Screen size 49" Type of screen 4K UHD screen 3D HD TV Freeview HD 4x HDMI ports SCART SVGA Component Composite USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Smart TV Read More
I think ticks most of the boxes if you're looking for 49 inches: Screen size 49" Type of screen 4K UHD screen 3D HD TV Freeview HD 4x HDMI ports SCART SVGA Component Composite USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Smart TV
diegomanas Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago3 Comments
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I don't believe the X83 models will be getting HDR updates unfortunately
Mine is running sweet... cracking TV for the money
Old model with rubbish android... waste of money
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Sky TV Bundles Half Price - New Customers Only ** NO referral offers / request pls ** Update Now ends 2pm 7th July**

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Join Sky TV and Get 50% off All Sky TV Bundles for 18 Months at Sky. for 3 days only starting today. Bundles (Original Price/ Price with Discount):- Original Bundle £22/£11 Variety Bundle £32/£16 Read More
Join Sky TV and Get 50% off All Sky TV Bundles for 18 Months at Sky. for 3 days only starting today. Bundles (Original Price/ Price with Discount):- Original Bundle £22/£11 Variety Bundle £32/£16
HammadKhalil Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago269 Comments
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mrb30
paul_doh
mrb30
complete bundle 35 for 18 month ends 22 june

For new customers? Do you have a link?


yep pm me and any new customers


can't pm you but interested in this.
secretmsg
missed this deal, sky cancelled today and max they offered 40 % on the option 12 months left sky.. Any tricks someone got?


Hold out. You'll get 60% minimum. You have 28 days to change your mind.
Just pop back in sky chat every week or so for a deal. Take the 60% off for renewing sky HD then go online to upgrade to Sky Q for just pennies after that!
missed this deal, sky cancelled today and max they offered 40 % on the option 12 months left sky.. Any tricks someone got?
mrb30
paul_doh
mrb30
complete bundle 35 for 18 month ends 22 june
For new customers? Do you have a link?
yep pm me and any new customers
I made an account just for this and I can't PM because I apparently need to be more active haha. Any other way you can share a link?
You're not allowed to self promote as a staff member.
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Xbox One Official Digital TV Tuner USED £3.99 graingergames

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Xbox One Official Digital TV Tuner £4.99 new would a mod please remove this double post (had problems with my phone at time of submitting) Read More
Xbox One Official Digital TV Tuner £4.99 new would a mod please remove this double post (had problems with my phone at time of submitting)
supermqd Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago3 Comments
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Could I plug it into a portable aerial or a now tv box?
It a Freeview HD digital tuner for the Xbox One - plug into an Xbox One and connect a TV aerial and then you can watch over-the-air Freeview channels. Unfortunately, from the reviews I've read, it can't record - it only provides a 30 minute rewind window and there are no drives available for a PC, so it can only be used with an Xbox One. Shame because it would be an ultra-cheap digital tuner otherwise...
hi

what does this actually do ?
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Shake Weight (30% OFF) £6.99 @ High Street TV [inc Free Delivery]

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No one wishes for weak wrists. Improve your partners wrist action with this value for money strength improver. In no time at all you will be hitting the ceiling if your partner sticks to a recommended… Read More
No one wishes for weak wrists. Improve your partners wrist action with this value for money strength improver. In no time at all you will be hitting the ceiling if your partner sticks to a recommended…
oddspundit Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago8 Comments
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heat. just for Holly. I'd drink her bath water.
Personally, I reckon Trump shakes it better.

http://p.fod4.com/p/media/b71f596b22/AzFAPYcQEmCxoYoFGIPQ_Trump%20Shake%20Weight.gif
spannerzone
Heat just because.... and that nice animated Holly, that naughty look. Oh mercy my monocle has popped out!


By monocle do you mean ****?
Is the Holly demonstration included?
Heat just because.... and that nice animated Holly, that naughty look. Oh mercy my monocle has popped out!
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Amazon Fire TV 4k instore at Tesco for £55.30

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£55.30 @ Tesco Direct
Tesco are selling the Amazon Fire 4k TV boxes for £55.30 which is £25 less than Amazon themselves. Get one whilst stocks last :-) Read More
Tesco are selling the Amazon Fire 4k TV boxes for £55.30 which is £25 less than Amazon themselves. Get one whilst stocks last :-)
brett141087 Avatar2w, 4d agoFound 2 weeks, 4 days ago42 Comments
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Blasphemous
I assume it won't run BBC iPlayer?


Correct. No iPlayer unless Roku release the premiere + in the uk
Anyone else found this deal in Tescos?
Uridium
Sorry I should have been more specific, I bought Roku Certified Refurb form a seller named "Mallstop" (fulfilled by Amazon) for some reason I had no Import duty, just shipping cost. total was £55.78. Other thna a plain box the unit appeared in as brand new condition with protective films still attached and all accessories sealed and new.Items Ordered\x09Price1 of: Roku Premiere+ -- HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR, Enhanced Remote with Headphones for Private Listening, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wifi, Ethernet (new unit, 1 year warranty)Sold by: MallStop (seller profile) Condition: RefurbishedCertified Refurbished by RokuItem(s) Subtotal:\x09GBP 51.11Shipping & Handling:\x09GBP 4.67 \x09-----Total before tax:\x09GBP 55.78Estimated tax to be collected:\x09GBP 0.00 \x09-----Grand Total:\x09GBP 55.78

I assume it won't run BBC iPlayer?
I took mine back yesterday, very disappointed with the picture quality.
Uridium
manapausejp
it's $119 in total from amazon.com inc shipping and import taxes... so unless it was on special not sure how you got it for £55?


Sorry I should have been more specific, I bought Roku Certified Refurb form a seller named "Mallstop" (fulfilled by Amazon) for some reason I had no Import duty, just shipping cost. total was £55.78. Other thna a plain box the unit appeared in as brand new condition with protective films still attached and all accessories sealed and new.

Items Ordered\x09Price
1 of: Roku Premiere+ -- HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR, Enhanced Remote with Headphones for Private Listening, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wifi, Ethernet (new unit, 1 year warranty)
Sold by: MallStop (seller profile)

Condition: Refurbished
Certified Refurbished by Roku

Item(s) Subtotal:\x09GBP 51.11
Shipping & Handling:\x09GBP 4.67
\x09-----
Total before tax:\x09GBP 55.78
Estimated tax to be collected:\x09GBP 0.00
\x09-----
Grand Total:\x09GBP 55.78


Nice! Thanks
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New Technika 24 Inch Full HD LED TV £89.99 Delivered (or C&C) at Tesco Direct

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Wanted a cheap, small TV for spare bedroom and this seemed good - I appreciate Technika isn't amazing but couldn't find anything else new at this price with 1080P panel & Freeview HD with USB reco… Read More
Wanted a cheap, small TV for spare bedroom and this seemed good - I appreciate Technika isn't amazing but couldn't find anything else new at this price with 1080P panel & Freeview HD with USB reco…
BmthBroker Avatar2w, 4d agoFound 2 weeks, 4 days ago16 Comments
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Code expired. Anyone have a valid one?
simate
6moe66
mfactor
Got one exactly the same last week from Tesco outlet for £79 for my lass, looked to be a return but apart from a tatty box it appeared brand new, very impressed with it, not smart but have a spare nowtv box and chromecast so perfect ..
do you know if it's a straight cable to the tv or is there a transformer box to step down to 12v? Looking to run it in the campervan
I also want a 12v TV that doesn't cost the earth for my campervan. Shame this would need an inverter so the search goes on.


I just bought a Bauhn 21.5" tv 12v from Aldi for £79.99. Worth a look!
yep 1080p
Good deal if 1080p
6moe66
mfactor
Got one exactly the same last week from Tesco outlet for £79 for my lass, looked to be a return but apart from a tatty box it appeared brand new, very impressed with it, not smart but have a spare nowtv box and chromecast so perfect ..


do you know if it's a straight cable to the tv or is there a transformer box to step down to 12v? Looking to run it in the campervan


I also want a 12v TV that doesn't cost the earth for my campervan. Shame this would need an inverter so the search goes on.
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JOHN LEWIS LG OLED55B7V OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview Play, Dolby Atmos, Picture-On-Metal Design & Crescent Stand, Silver with free LG UP970 Blu-ray player and 5 year guarantee. What Hi-Fi five star rated TV. £2,999.00

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Bask in the incredible colour-rich realism of the 4K HDR OLED picture with LG's B7. An astonishingly thin OLED panel, pin-sharp 4K UHD resolution, and a stunning HDR colour-scape combine for a simply Read More
Bask in the incredible colour-rich realism of the 4K HDR OLED picture with LG's B7. An astonishingly thin OLED panel, pin-sharp 4K UHD resolution, and a stunning HDR colour-scape combine for a simply
drivel Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago10 Comments
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Uridium
mcormack
Uridium
Dolby Atmos from built in TV speakers...pmsl....
PMSL at your lack of technical knowledge!

What Atmos content exactly are you going to be outputting direct from the TV into a receiver then?
Atmos on a BluRay/4K disc?
Broadcast Atmos from BT Sport?
Anyone with an audio setup good enough to really care about Atmos would have both of those devices connected directly to to an AV receiver...not conencted to the Tv with audio via ARC
And as for connecting to a soundbar as someone suggested....oh yeah Atmos through a soundbar...PMSL again


the new hdmi standard allows for full hd and object based audio via arc (EARC) so it's not all that crazy an idea, although I don't believe this set supports this at this time.
mcormack
Uridium
Dolby Atmos from built in TV speakers...pmsl....
PMSL at your lack of technical knowledge!

What Atmos content exactly are you going to be outputting direct from the TV into a receiver then?
Atmos on a BluRay/4K disc?
Broadcast Atmos from BT Sport?
Anyone with an audio setup good enough to really care about Atmos would have both of those devices connected directly to to an AV receiver...not conencted to the Tv with audio via ARC
And as for connecting to a soundbar as someone suggested....oh yeah Atmos through a soundbar...PMSL again
It may be better than last years B6. As its double the price, I doubt its double better though. Cold for me.
Uridium
Dolby Atmos from built in TV speakers...pmsl....
PMSL at your lack of technical knowledge!
Technically there are quite a few improvements. A very good guide to the engineering changes can be found int he following technical review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9OvPfPd8s0

You will find that you pay a premium for this years TV's, but the LG B7 is the entry level model that sports the same screen as the wallpaper thin W7. I have compared the 2016 model and the B& and ended up buying the B7 as the improvements are worth it.
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CO-OP Electrical Sony Bravia 55XE8577 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55" with Freeview HD & Youview, Silver Free 5 year Guarantee £1,119.00 with code CTV80 £1,119.00

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Use code CTV80 to save £80 great tv £1399 everywhere else Be thrilled by the colour-rich contrast and breathtakingly realistic visuals of Sony's XE85. It combines the exceptional detail of 4K with th Read More
Use code CTV80 to save £80 great tv £1399 everywhere else Be thrilled by the colour-rich contrast and breathtakingly realistic visuals of Sony's XE85. It combines the exceptional detail of 4K with th
discoman2016 Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago10 Comments
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oh no it just gone up £100 pounds but still £180 cheaper than john lewis! and currys! rather than £280! cheaper when i posted? shame


Edited By: discoman2016 on Jun 07, 2017 00:01
sion22
Costco is selling this for £1056

link please
Costco is selling this for £1056
collectorcol
If the product is the cheapest available but there are better options for the same price bracket surely that doesn't make for a good 'deal'.Who are you calling an idiot?Edit: I also see you deleted the comments questioning my opinion, critising my post history and demanding better examples.


Aren't you well known for deleting YOUR past post's Col?
collectorcol
If the product is the cheapest available but there are better options for the same price bracket surely that doesn't make for a good 'deal'.
Who are you calling an idiot?
Edit: I also see you deleted the comments questioning my opinion, critising my post history and demanding better examples.

I simply typed "out of stock" on one of discoman2016's previous tv deals (because it was) - and he responded by trawling through all of my previous (and ancient) deals "expiring" them!

I'm not surprised he got upset with you - seems like a very childish person who reacts poorly to anyone who doesn't big up his deals.
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LG 49UH610V 49 Inch Smart LED 4K TV £399.00 Del @ AO / Ebay

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Wicked price for a great TV! Read More
Wicked price for a great TV!
merelee Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago19 Comments
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Rubisco
mcormack
Not on the Freesat or LG website.
http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-49UH610V
Digital TV Reception(Terrestrial,Cable,Satellite)
DVB-T2/C/S2
RF In
2 (RF, Sat)
http://www.camelcamelcamel.fr/uk/charts/B01BHUSDZK/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

Thx !
having a satellite Rf connection does not guarantee FreeSat.!
Not listed on Freesat website ( see "all Tvs")
Rubisco
mcormack
Not on the Freesat or LG website.
http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-49UH610V
Digital TV Reception(Terrestrial,Cable,Satellite)
DVB-T2/C/S2
RF In
2 (RF, Sat)
Doesn't have the Freesat EPG, so will have to program in all Sat channels. See LG website.
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Polaroid Ultra Hd smart tv 55 inch Asda instore £325.00

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in store Asda
sam_of_london Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago9 Comments
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It's NOT Kodi, it is a sideload of MOVIEHD The Polaroid TVs run on opera OS and NOT android.
Bitbotbang
It's actually a very good tv. I've bought one and installed some streaming apps(like Kodi) on it.

How have you installed Kodi on this non Android tv?
It's actually a very good tv. I've bought one and installed some streaming apps(like Kodi) on it.
vostro
steveblackman
asda own brand over priced.
not longer, there is new ownerhttp://www.polaroid.com/news/polaroid-acquired-by-new-ownership
Polaroid name on tv's is used under a license agreement, they are manufactured by Vestel . Nothing to do with the other products made and sold by Polaroid in the US.
steveblackman
asda own brand over priced.


not longer, there is new owner
http://www.polaroid.com/news/polaroid-acquired-by-new-ownership
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Samsung 55" UE55K5100 TV - £393.00 @ AO.com

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Currently got an LG 47" and looking to upgrade - is this any good? Read More
Currently got an LG 47" and looking to upgrade - is this any good?
vpatel2707 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago20 Comments
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Sphere
aroetem
My advice - save 100 more and buy 4k.
Yes, but if you dont have 4k source, (and most dont), is there any point? Heard so many times that non-hd sources on 4k is really bad, but havent seen it personally


I totally agree with your opinion. I don't have 4k source besides 4k movies but I bought 55 inch 4k TV that is capable of upscalling full HD to kinda 4k and it looks amazing
Price is ok but watch AO with returning if not satisfied because once you switch it on and you don't like it you will not give full refund. I got caught and lost £250. Be Warned
£379 on Samsung.com
Now £503
aroetem
My advice - save 100 more and buy 4k.
Yes, but if you dont have 4k source, (and most dont), is there any point? Heard so many times that non-hd sources on 4k is really bad, but havent seen it personally
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Panasonic 40DX700B 4K HDR TV £403.98 Del @ Very

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Lowest price seen on a well regarded TV. 4K and HDR Price includes delivery which does appear to be next day despite what the website says. Read More
Lowest price seen on a well regarded TV. 4K and HDR Price includes delivery which does appear to be next day despite what the website says.
pjp134 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago7 Comments
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Review here..
http://www.s21.com/panasonic-tx-40dx700b.htm

Next best price is £499
AJ92
I had a 55" Sony 4k and that was A so it don't get why a 40" tv would rated B

Because the letters refer to different amounts of power consumption at different sizes of TV. For a TV to get a higher rating it has to have a lower power consumption than other TVs at the same size.

So your Sony drew a lot more power than this did, but had a higher rating because it was more efficient compared to other 55" models than this is compared to other 40" models.
DrBones
AJ92
What oO it's rated B my 4k OLED ok but this little thing oO
You are right - this isn't OLED and it wouldn't have as good a picture as an OLED TV...
...but you can't get an OLED TV in 40" size (the min is 55").
...and you can't get an OLED for £400
So, if you need or prefer a smaller TV, this is pretty good. I own one and the picture quality is superb. The upscaling of broadcast TV isn't bad either. It's not perfect, but it's very good for this price...
Yes it's obvious it's not a 4k OLED :| I had a 55" Sony 4k and that was A so it don't get why a 40" tv would rated B


Edited By: AJ92 on Jun 03, 2017 12:34
DrBones
AJ92
What oO it's rated B my 4k OLED ok but this little thing oO
You are right - this isn't OLED and it wouldn't have as good a picture as an OLED TV...

He was surprised at the energy consumption next to his OLED, there was no comment there about picture quality.

@AJ92: Television are rated proportionally to screen area, so although this is B it uses a lot less energy than a 55"+ B rated TV like an OLED. For example this is rated at 84W next to the 55" LG B6 OLED at 145W.


This is a good TV for the price.
AJ92
What oO it's rated B my 4k OLED ok but this little thing oO
You are right - this isn't OLED and it wouldn't have as good a picture as an OLED TV...
...but you can't get an OLED TV in 40" size (the min is 55").
...and you can't get an OLED for £400
So, if you need or prefer a smaller TV, this is pretty good. I own one and the picture quality is superb. The upscaling of broadcast TV isn't bad either. It's not perfect, but it's very good for this price...
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Samsung UE65KU6500 65 Inch, Freeview HD, LED Smart Curved Ultra HD TV £899.00

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spotted this on VERY its £999 but you get £100 cashback if you buy now pay later lot of tv for your money Read More
spotted this on VERY its £999 but you get £100 cashback if you buy now pay later lot of tv for your money
TALON1973 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago6 Comments
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paulb77
Richer Sounds has 55" for £599.

Asda has bananas for £2 a bag


This comment put a smile on my face, great come back urbanlegend11...
foxymeister
Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I understan the £100 is not cashback it is credit to your account so you'll need to spend another £100 at Very when the credit is applied.


If you do buy now pay later, when the cash back is credited, it reduces the amount left to pay off. You do not need to make a further purchase to make use of the credit.
paulb77
Richer Sounds has 55" for £599.

Asda has bananas for £2 a bag
Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I understan the £100 is not cashback it is credit to your account so you'll need to spend another £100 at Very when the credit is applied.
Richer Sounds has 55" for £599.
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99p Each For Any 2 TV Epsidoes @ Google Play Store £1.99

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Just found a banner with this deal on the Movies & TV section of the Google Play Store. Might interest some people, but be aware its account specific. Purchase any two TV episodes of your choic… Read More
Just found a banner with this deal on the Movies & TV section of the Google Play Store. Might interest some people, but be aware its account specific. Purchase any two TV episodes of your choic…
dbibby1988 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago2 Comments
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Thanks guys. Any other reason why this has gone cold, except for a typo? I dont get the voting system here and nobody explains why. Seems as though I wasted a good 20 minutes of my life posting this.
2 for 99p each = £1.98
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Now TV - £1.00 for first month entertainment AND cinema

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Now Tv currently offering a one month entertainment AND cinema pass for only £1. Reverts back to normal price after. Read More
Now Tv currently offering a one month entertainment AND cinema pass for only £1. Reverts back to normal price after.
cstubley Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago29 Comments
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john_c_
FYI I recently got this and am seriously disappointed with the quality of the stream. I have a 50Mbit/s connection through BT and am getting quality that looks like a half-decent pirated DVD, despite excellent full HD on every other streaming service I've used.
Maximum resolution is 720p and you won't usually get that. It's also horrendous quality colour.https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-highest-streaming-quality-for-my-device
Dunno if you are still following this?
After a bit of messing about I appear to get better results on my PC Stick when I restrict the number of CPU's/threads that the Cisco DRM and nowTV player processes can use - not entirely sure why, and the improvement could just be coincidental. You can do this manually through Task Manager using the "affinity..." property, but it needs to be done every time you change the stream.

Also, at the risk of labouring a point... headline bandwidth figures like 50Mbit/s only tell a very small (and insignificant) part of the story. They are used to help ISP's boost sales but they tell you nothing about the stable/consistent error-free throughput. You may find that running your line at a lower rate will improve your streaming (though it will also slow your download speed).

Let me use Roads (that you drive on) as a metaphor for Broadband. The number of lanes on the road extend the metaphor and represent Broadband Max Bandwidth; if the motorways with multiple lanes are full of accidents (Broadband errors) blocking/slowing your progress the number of lanes (the bandwidth) really don't matter/help... It's sometimes quicker to take the much smaller "A" roads... unless you get stuck behind a tractor - but this complicates the metaphor!
Unfortunately, accidents on roads (bursts of errors on Broadband caused by interference) are very difficult to predict so you can never be sure that you are going to take the quickest route... I prefer to drive safely and improve my chances of arriving at my destination in one piece (I run my ADSL with large SNR margins/targets - downloads are slower but I get very few errors)!

Hmmm... maybe that's an analogy not a metaphor?
Language is hard.

P.S. I'm not trying to push this service I just want to see people get what they have already paid for (ie stable broadband and 720p resolution).
FYI I recently got this and am seriously disappointed with the quality of the stream. I have a 50Mbit/s connection through BT and am getting quality that looks like a half-decent pirated DVD, despite excellent full HD on every other streaming service I've used.

Maximum resolution is 720p and you won't usually get that. It's also horrendous quality colour.
https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-highest-streaming-quality-for-my-device
AlKhwarizmi820
bringbring
:D OK let me stress again, the boxes apparently work fine for the most part. I am talking about getting it to work on a PC. If you don't believe me, check out the shambles of the NOW TV support forum.
I am also completely aware that the boxes are normally given out with subscriptions, and are very cheap to purchase on ebay. None the less, I'm surprised that a company this large can't get their act together and provide a reasonable platform for windows streaming. I've never had issues with streaming like this (incl. netflix & amazon and multiple free services on this laptop)
FYI I get >5mb/s sufficient for 720p (Sky), but it shouldn't matter with non-live streams anyway. I would expect to be able to choose quality/buffer it. Also, in-browser streaming is only supported on IE with silverlight (which itself is being phased out) and the 'now tv windows app' which they list on there website is no longer available (yet they still link to it). I am trying to use my only option of their NOW TV player.
tl;dr got the windows app working fairly well on a crappy little PC stick with atom CPU over WiFi! I've never tried a box.
Just been through this myself very recently... currently have an old i3 laptop and a Z3735F PC Stick running the nowTV Player in 720p over wifi with no big issues; the streams do have a bit of judder/jerkiness as though the refresh rates are slightly out - I have tried changing refresh rates but haven't yet bothered playing with the TV's post processing.
My stable broadband connection is just slightly slower/less than yours.
The first time you try and watch nowTV on a new device it should ask you if you have already downloaded the player... at this point answer so that nowTV will download a player for you. If - like me - you tried to be clever and downloaded the player in advance from the windows store and skipped this download then you will have to clear your cookies or use a different browser before nowTV will offer the download again.
I couldn't get nowTV to utilise the player that I downloaded from the windows store - but I didn't try very hard.
My PC stick struggles to load the nowTV web pages - I haven't looked at this yet, I just accept that it will be very slow on that device. When the TV app runs on that device the fan is always on... this does not happen with HD streams from other software - so I guess the app and streams (and web pages!) are not as optimised as they could be.
On the stick the stream takes a couple seconds longer to buffer up enough data to show in 720p (I suspect the sticks poorer wifi/CPU as the main culprits here)... in the meantime it shows a very low res blocky image. Obviously, the longer it takes to buffer up some data the longer you will be watching this blocky image - could try pausing??.
I agree, it is disappointing that there does not seem to be any sort of settings in the player. But it works and has full screen so I guess they think that's good enough?
I have only briefly checked the forums (to see what refresh rates I should use) so I don't know what they suggest but if I were having problems I would check:
- wifi bandwidth... is the connection good enough for sustained throughput
- CPU utilisation... the app seems to tax my little Atom... check what else is going on (Anti Virus maybe? Updates?)
- broadband connection... this is a tougher one. People can be quite happy with their broadband and not even notice just how unstable it really is. [rant] If I knew nothing about computers my router would happily connect to my ISP at 10+ Megabits per second and it would be up and down like a wh0res knickers... it does finally get managed down and settle at a lower rate but still with more errors than I am happy with getting bursts of errors that interrupt comms for a good few seconds (long enough to miss your bet if you're playing poker!). All these errors could upset the video stream. These errors wouldn't really be noticeable when just browsing. If you can force (or get your ISP to force) slower communications (increased SNR Margins) or increase the depth of interleaving (improved error handling) on your line it may become more stable (though interleaving will increase latency which may upset any online gamers). I set my own SNR targets when I sync which lowers my bandwidth to around 5Mbps and makes my connection rock solid even through the long periods of interference. This is all stuff I feel should be done for Consumers long before they decide to stream content into their homes - we really shouldn't need to know so much in order to get a stable broadband connection in the 21st century!! [/rant]
Any shortcomings on your end will get exposed/exaggerated by more demanding activities... nowTV seems to be way more demanding than some other streaming services (DRM maybe?) - though, tbf, I have not tried any other premium services on the Atom.
Anyway, I've gone on too long already... if the price is right then with a little perseverance you can probably get acceptable results (assuming your hardware is up to it).

Thanks for the suggestions!

I'll have a closer look into it, it was just very frustrating at how poorly managed their windows service was. Off hand I can't identify any problems - running on i5, regularly speedcheck at >= 6mb/s (looks stable), nothing else running.

I might try IE with silverlight.
bringbring
:D OK let me stress again, the boxes apparently work fine for the most part. I am talking about getting it to work on a PC. If you don't believe me, check out the shambles of the NOW TV support forum.
I am also completely aware that the boxes are normally given out with subscriptions, and are very cheap to purchase on ebay. None the less, I'm surprised that a company this large can't get their act together and provide a reasonable platform for windows streaming. I've never had issues with streaming like this (incl. netflix & amazon and multiple free services on this laptop)
FYI I get >5mb/s sufficient for 720p (Sky), but it shouldn't matter with non-live streams anyway. I would expect to be able to choose quality/buffer it. Also, in-browser streaming is only supported on IE with silverlight (which itself is being phased out) and the 'now tv windows app' which they list on there website is no longer available (yet they still link to it). I am trying to use my only option of their NOW TV player.
tl;dr got the windows app working fairly well on a crappy little PC stick with atom CPU over WiFi! I've never tried a box.

Just been through this myself very recently... currently have an old i3 laptop and a Z3735F PC Stick running the nowTV Player in 720p over wifi with no big issues; the streams do have a bit of judder/jerkiness as though the refresh rates are slightly out - I have tried changing refresh rates but haven't yet bothered playing with the TV's post processing.
My stable broadband connection is just slightly slower/less than yours.

The first time you try and watch nowTV on a new device it should ask you if you have already downloaded the player... at this point answer so that nowTV will download a player for you. If - like me - you tried to be clever and downloaded the player in advance from the windows store and skipped this download then you will have to clear your cookies or use a different browser before nowTV will offer the download again.
I couldn't get nowTV to utilise the player that I downloaded from the windows store - but I didn't try very hard.

My PC stick struggles to load the nowTV web pages - I haven't looked at this yet, I just accept that it will be very slow on that device. When the TV app runs on that device the fan is always on... this does not happen with HD streams from other software - so I guess the app and streams (and web pages!) are not as optimised as they could be.
On the stick the stream takes a couple seconds longer to buffer up enough data to show in 720p (I suspect the sticks poorer wifi/CPU as the main culprits here)... in the meantime it shows a very low res blocky image. Obviously, the longer it takes to buffer up some data the longer you will be watching this blocky image - could try pausing??.

I agree, it is disappointing that there does not seem to be any sort of settings in the player. But it works and has full screen so I guess they think that's good enough?

I have only briefly checked the forums (to see what refresh rates I should use) so I don't know what they suggest but if I were having problems I would check:
- wifi bandwidth... is the connection good enough for sustained throughput
- CPU utilisation... the app seems to tax my little Atom... check what else is going on (Anti Virus maybe? Updates?)
- broadband connection... this is a tougher one. People can be quite happy with their broadband and not even notice just how unstable it really is. [rant] If I knew nothing about computers my router would happily connect to my ISP at 10+ Megabits per second and it would be up and down like a wh0res knickers... it does finally get managed down and settle at a lower rate but still with more errors than I am happy with getting bursts of errors that interrupt comms for a good few seconds (long enough to miss your bet if you're playing poker!). All these errors could upset the video stream. These errors wouldn't really be noticeable when just browsing. If you can force (or get your ISP to force) slower communications (increased SNR Margins) or increase the depth of interleaving (improved error handling) on your line it may become more stable (though interleaving will increase latency which may upset any online gamers). I set my own SNR targets when I sync which lowers my bandwidth to around 5Mbps and makes my connection rock solid even through the long periods of interference. This is all stuff I feel should be done for Consumers long before they decide to stream content into their homes - we really shouldn't need to know so much in order to get a stable broadband connection in the 21st century!! [/rant]

Any shortcomings on your end will get exposed/exaggerated by more demanding activities... nowTV seems to be way more demanding than some other streaming services (DRM maybe?) - though, tbf, I have not tried any other premium services on the Atom.

Anyway, I've gone on too long already... if the price is right then with a little perseverance you can probably get acceptable results (assuming your hardware is up to it).
bringbring
:D OK let me stress again, the boxes apparently work fine for the most part. I am talking about getting it to work on a PC. If you don't believe me, check out the shambles of the NOW TV support forum.
I am also completely aware that the boxes are normally given out with subscriptions, and are very cheap to purchase on ebay. None the less, I'm surprised that a company this large can't get their act together and provide a reasonable platform for windows streaming. I've never had issues with streaming like this (incl. netflix & amazon and multiple free services on this laptop)
FYI I get >5mb/s sufficient for 720p (Sky), but it shouldn't matter with non-live streams anyway. I would expect to be able to choose quality/buffer it. Also, in-browser streaming is only supported on IE with silverlight (which itself is being phased out) and the 'now tv windows app' which they list on there website is no longer available (yet they still link to it). I am trying to use my only option of their NOW TV player.

Netflix and Amazon don't let you choose higher quality and buffer before starting playback, they use adaptive bitrate and stream at what they decide is the best quality that allows you to watch without any buffering. NowTV works the same way so I don't know why you expect them to offer something their rivals don't.

Netflix have only just started an offline download facility for some shows.

If you have a Sky box then you can choose to download content in HD and then start watching when enough of the show has downloaded to watch the entire show without it needing to buffer before the end. It sounds like that is what you want NowTV to provide, but that is only available to Sky customers who are paying a lot more.
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Sony Bravia KDL48WD653 48inch Smart Tv £349.00 Amazon

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this or Hisense 3300 for gaming? worried about upscaling
Ice cold as winter
collectorcol
As stated in the other thread it was this price last November.
I bought similar 18 months ago while waiting for prices to drop on 4K, wouldn't buy 1080 now.
Not been able to find out when free quality 4k feeds when be available so seems 1080 will be just fine for quite some time to come.
mmacarthur
Really like the the look on this telly and 4K doesn't interest me but I can't find any reviews on it. :(

Thw 215 reveiws on Amazon no good for you?
Really like the the look on this telly and 4K doesn't interest me but I can't find any reviews on it. :(
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LG 55UH750V 55 inch Ultra HD 4K Smart TV webOS (2016 Model) £749.99 @ Amazon

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julian_williams_1988
Cold.. cheaper at alot of other retailers.. and one above included
abit of people think alot is aword
Grammar police is out I see
Crossbow
EndlessWaves
That's a different model, the 770 instead of the 750.
That's true, but same family of TVs, so similar issues experienced by some sharper-eyed individuals who noticed - read negative reviews on eBuyer & Richer Sounds.

There's not a lot of information on the 750 but it seems to be a fancy version of the 600 series while the 770 is a cut down version of the 850/950 so they may be surprisingly different in practice.
foxymeister
Hi, what do you think of this one LG 60UH770 60 Inch Super 4K Ultra HD - thanks

Again, manufactured from the same panels & tech, so will have similar issues.

Another review (if limited time, read brief 'Conclusion' at the bottom): http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/55uh770v-201610064369.htm

If you are fussy, I'd pay the extra for a better TV, or even an OLED (latter at considerably higher prices though).
Crossbow
That's true, but same family of TVs, so similar issues experienced by some sharper-eyed individuals who noticed - read negative reviews on eBuyer & Richer Sounds.


Hi, what do you think of this one LG 60UH770 60 Inch Super 4K Ultra HD - thanks
EndlessWaves
That's a different model, the 770 instead of the 750.

That's true, but same family of TVs, so similar issues experienced by some sharper-eyed individuals who noticed - read negative reviews on eBuyer & Richer Sounds.
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Mecool M8S PRO Amlogic S912 2gb DDR4 16gb ROM TV Box Android 7.1 - £36.26 with code @ BangGood

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Got mine today works. What's best kodi install..?
Mine arrived today. it seems to be completely dead, no lights on when plugged in, tv not recognising it
any suggestions??

ETA think its the power supply. how to I identify the pin size I need. I have other 5v adaptors, but the pin is too big. And I have power adaptors of higher and lower voltage - can these be used?

Edited By: shell820810 on Jun 19, 2017 21:43: Power
My tracking was the same as yours. Arrived 5 days after the date on the status. Was never updated to say it was out for delivery or had been delivered, so don't worry about it.
happy.tourist
Forgot to say that the tracking code they give you can be checked on the Royal Mail track and trace system.


Cheers, just checked and I get the impression I might not be getting mine.

Date: 12/06/17
Time: 15:24
Status: ARRIVED IN THE UK
Track point: HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC
mikki777
hamodah
Hi, when did you place your order please? Mine shipped on 9th of June and I still waiting for it.
Hi Mate, I placed order on 02/06/2017 and to be honest I was not expecting to get it so fast. Thx.[/quote]
Many thanks for you.
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Toshiba 40" Smart Full HD led tv £199.00 with ecoupon @ Tesco Direct

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I have wall mounted mine for a bedroom.
Betty.Swollocks
I got one yesterday instore. Tesco direct website let me check local stores for stock... none on view and staff checked out back and brought it to me. I would recommend this approach for anyone thinking of one. I wrote down the code for the £20 off and chanced my arm..... the lady opened a drawer and produced several receipts with different barcodes on them.... £20 off, then £10 off and then another £5 off. Brought it down to £184.I had also printed off my un-used club card vouchers and only ended up paying £122.50.I must say, the tv is a brilliant item. Freeview with on demand apps. Also one button to go straight to YouTube. Picture quality fantastic and sound is better than my other 3 TVs.


Hi there, would there be any chance that you could measure the distance between the feet (the outer most part)? i am hoping to put this on a stand that is 80cm wide and that would be a great help. Thanks
I got one yesterday instore. Tesco direct website let me check local stores for stock... none on view and staff checked out back and brought it to me. I would recommend this approach for anyone thinking of one. I wrote down the code for the £20 off and chanced my arm..... the lady opened a drawer and produced several receipts with different barcodes on them.... £20 off, then £10 off and then another £5 off. Brought it down to £184.

I had also printed off my un-used club card vouchers and only ended up paying £122.50.

I must say, the tv is a brilliant item. Freeview with on demand apps. Also one button to go straight to YouTube. Picture quality fantastic and sound is better than my other 3 TVs.
Betty.Swollocks
Out of stock now. Great price, wish I'd seen it yesterday as there are no other 40" TVs of this spec at £200. Great find.
Back in stock as of 15 minutes ago. ive just ordered for the parents gym room.
Out of stock now. Great price, wish I'd seen it yesterday as there are no other 40" TVs of this spec at £200. Great find.
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Lucky me then, I managed to get a new one from asda for £14 :)
When?
KoopaDuckie
Lucky me then, I managed to get a new one from asda for £14 :D

Cool, want a cookie?
Lucky me then, I managed to get a new one from asda for £14 :)
OOS
i ordered one last week from them cheapest i have seen and cex price in past 2 weeks i have been looking went up £8 to £38 +the postage
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I thought they sold fridges. Doh!
Review at JL:

"Rated 3 / 5
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3 / 5
Not the brightest
04 May 2017
nigel1111Age:Over 65
Location:London, UK
Good natural colours on a grey day but disappointing in a well light room. At night great but otherwise indoor scenes are difficult to see clearly and the Dynamic mode has a slightly milky affect."

https://m.johnlewis.com/panasonic-58ex750b-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-3d-smart-tv-58-with-freeview-play-freesat-hd-height-adjustable-swivel-stand-silver/p/3185700#product-detail--reviews
Heat for the price but just be aware:

"On the subject of brightness, it was a little surprising to learn that despite being a relatively premium 4K and HDR-ready LCD model, the EX750 is rated to deliver only around 550 nits of peak brightness. This falls way short of the 1,000-nit peaks demanded by the current Ultra HD Premium recommended specifications."

http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic-tx-58ex750-review
Diggler01
Better be quick as there is only one available apparently.
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Better be quick as there is only one available apparently.
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Buy Nvidia Shield TV and Get 6 Months Plex Pass Free £189.99 @ Amazon & Nvidia

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PiiWii
BarrattsMini
tech3475
Just a reminder that the shield can also be a plex server WITH transcoding and even now supports streaming and recording live TV with the right adapter on the shield itself (but you need the plex pass).

For those who don't want to leave a computer on all the time, this may be a good alternative.

I had a shield in the past (got the pro in an Amazon sale) and while I thought it was overpriced for what it was (kind of glad it broke in warranty), it was ok for emulators but I ended up sideloading allot of stuff and using the mouse emulator.


I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last legs. I'm actually looking for a new laptop as of next weeks pay.

I'm torn between getting an average laptop around £500 and investing £200 on the Shield so I can spare the new device the burden of being on a lot of the time.

Question is. Is it really worth £200 as a Plex server or could I do something cheaper?!


You mean as a server? If so you need plex cloud server mate. Take ages to upload your stuff but once youve done it you wont look back


I thought most plex users didn't live the idea of plex cloud because the hosting companies can see what you're storing in their cloud?
Didn't know that existed. I'll have a read now

What causes the time restraint on the upload? I live in a city centre and I average about 3mbps. It's not down to internet speed?
BarrattsMini
tech3475
Just a reminder that the shield can also be a plex server WITH transcoding and even now supports streaming and recording live TV with the right adapter on the shield itself (but you need the plex pass).

For those who don't want to leave a computer on all the time, this may be a good alternative.

I had a shield in the past (got the pro in an Amazon sale) and while I thought it was overpriced for what it was (kind of glad it broke in warranty), it was ok for emulators but I ended up sideloading allot of stuff and using the mouse emulator.


I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last legs. I'm actually looking for a new laptop as of next weeks pay.

I'm torn between getting an average laptop around £500 and investing £200 on the Shield so I can spare the new device the burden of being on a lot of the time.

Question is. Is it really worth £200 as a Plex server or could I do something cheaper?!


You mean as a server? If so you need plex cloud server mate. Take ages to upload your stuff but once youve done it you wont look back
itsvimal


This is a joke right? Ebuyer? No thanks.
chrisredmayne
hardly use mine now to be honest since I got a samsung smart tv. hopefully the new Android tv updates coming soon will revitalise the platform as it just isn't supported by enough uk tv apps at the moment. great if you wanna watch dodgy stuff mind
An old Amazon fire stick lets you watch dodgy stuff though, why spend £200?

This would only be worth it if you had no laptop, no smart TV, no Amazon fire stick/PS4/xbox, you subscribe to nvidia now game streaming service (but have no laptop), you have a nvidia gaming pc to stream from (but you don't want to plug it directly into the telly, and again you don't have a laptop).
I normally buy gadgets that I don't really need just because I like having them, but this is so pointless I can't even convince me that I want one. And it's so expensive! I'm amazed it's still retailing at this price to be honest
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Sony KDL48WD653BU 48" Smart TV £379.00 @ ao.com

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vanderwyse
Do not dare to buy from these cowboys unless you are absolutely convinced that you will keep it.
They will not allow you to return the TV! I was sick with exasperation and ended up selling the TV on eBay losing £80 in the process. You have been warned, but if you're still tempted research their horrid returns policy.
Their CS is at exactly the other end of the spectrum from that of Amazon.


How long after buying did you try to return. Surely if you buy online distance selling rules apply.
paypeanuts
£349 on Amazon now.

£349 ao.com

Edited By: discoman2016 on Jun 04, 2017 21:17:
£349 on Amazon now.
Jocky.Balboa
vanderwyse
Do not dare to buy from these cowboys unless you are absolutely convinced that you will keep it.
They will not allow you to return the TV! I was sick with exasperation and ended up selling the TV on eBay losing £80 in the process. You have been warned, but if you're still tempted research their horrid returns policy.
Their CS is at exactly the other end of the spectrum from that of Amazon.
This is very true.


Bought a cooker and a washing machine from them and delivery service was fine, luckily not had to return anything. Did get p'd off by the guys phoning to flog me their additional warranties though
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Response Fake TV Burglar Deterrent : Discounted £5.00 @ Halfords / Ebay

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The two times in my life I have been burgled (bast**ds!) was during the day when I was out at work. No amount of fake TVs would have saved me. Better locks, alarms, and big dogs have meant I have had no further "visitors" for the last 15 years.
Biggunspaul
Why do they say a 27 inch HD tv,like the resolution makes a difference lol
Gutted, the room I want to watch fake TV in needs at least a 49" fake hd TV
Why do they say a 27 inch HD tv,like the resolution makes a difference lol
bobo53
it is another way to attract the tv licence officer


Haha they just send out random threats on official looking paper like "We are in the final stages of our investigation, expect a visit from one of our Enforcement Officers on Thursday 21st March".

Come Thursday I'm there waiting for a good showdown with one of their sales people pimps and still no show! X)
it is another way to attract the tv licence officer
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BT Infinity 1 with Starter TV & BT Sports £14.95 with Potential of Quidco Cashback £179.50

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do you have to keep bt sport in 3 months? or can you cancel to save the 3.50?
It's bt and cash back isn't a guaranteed
Any comments on why its cold
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has the £100 credit into yoyr account expired now? cant see the offer anymore
I've ordered clothes and electrical items from Very on many occasions and have never been let down. The £100 off was a good deal

Edited By: isotonic on Jun 02, 2017 20:57
ramiuk1
never really had an issue with them,when i have the customer service has been spot on.

I agree wholeheartedly

Edited By: mcormack on Jun 01, 2017 15:58: Jun 01, 2017 15:58
dellboy1983
Ordered a bed from Very in March. Still waiting for it. I wouldn't order from them. Shocking customer service as well
Great company!
rommy
That's what I am not understanding. People are comparing a branded 58 inch well reviewed tv with a 55 inch Hisense.I really think I am missing something here. The reason I posted this deal because I want to buy this deal today and wanted to get some opinion from knowledgeable people here.


If you are happy with the reviews and the price, push the button and go for it. You are not exactly spoiled for choice with 58 inch TV's, with most alternatives being either 55 or 65 inches. I don't think the cold votes have much to do with people comparing this with the Hisense M7000, which has also reviewed well.
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Why the cold votes?
jtd
Was given a free cinema pass recently and found now tv awfull , slow to load when it even did shame ,
That's strange. Mine works a treat. :S
Kookonalongboard
Thanks but failed for me: "Hmmm, we don't recognise that voucher."
Tried within a new and old NOW TV account.
The new account was created to use the 50% discount for purchasing the 6 month Entertainment and Cinema passes so not sure if this is considered as as offer as stated above - "This offer is not available with any other offers.".
Neither NOW TV accounts had an existing Sports pass.
I thought Now TV codes were only good for one use. You'd need to find someone that doesn't fancy taking up the offer.
Thanks but failed for me: "Hmmm, we don't recognise that voucher."
Tried within a new and old NOW TV account.
The new account was created to use the 50% discount for purchasing the 6 month Entertainment and Cinema passes so not sure if this is considered as as offer as stated above - "This offer is not available with any other offers.".
Neither NOW TV accounts had an existing Sports pass.
Was given a free cinema pass recently and found now tv awfull , slow to load when it even did shame ,
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Now TV Sky Sports Week Pass - Offers - npower

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npower free week sports pass for new and existing customers great for next week Scotland v England game No begging for passes please! - crazylegs Read More
npower free week sports pass for new and existing customers great for next week Scotland v England game No begging for passes please! - crazylegs
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If anyone has a spare could i please have one
If this is still on offer and anyone has a spare pass going free for this or movies could you please pass it on to me, I'd greatly appreciate it,many thanks, keep smiling
WalterSmith
Same issue - code doesn't work :-(

On chat to see what they say ...

They said my code has been used previously :-(

I did remember using this before, so suspect its a Looooooooooong running offer!

If any kind soul is an npower customer and doesn't want their voucher ... please PM me one? Thanks ;-)

Edited By: WalterSmith on Jun 15, 2017 13:59
Same issue - code doesn't work :-(

On chat to see what they say ...
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i can't get it to work. says code not recognised. copied and pasted the code into weeks pass as well nothing......
Ask on facebook chat to n power, they helped me sort it as it said it ran out in December last year but this is a new one
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Samsung UE50MU6100 50" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV £589.00 @ co-op Ebay

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£599 but £10 off on orders over £100.
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Think I'd pay the extra £60 and get a 6yr guarantee from RicherSounds

https://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue50mu6100/sams-ue50mu6100
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Code no work since last week!
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Alfawise A95X R1 TV Box - 4K, 1GB/8GB, Android 6.0, 1.5GHz,Quad Core £18.29 Gearbest

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Seems like a steal for the price!! General Brand: Alfawise Model: A95X R1 Type: TV Box System: Android 6.0 CPU: RK3229 Core: 1.5GHz,Quad Core GPU: Mali-400 MP RAM: 1G RAM Type: DDR3 ROM: 8G
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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.

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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.

Best TV Deals UK: Get Great Offers with HotUKDeals

You can take advantage of the best deals on TVs by regularly keeping an eye on the special HotUKDeals listings. Why pay more? Go to our dedicated TV sets page and find loads of cheap TVs.