55" LG OLED TV with 6 Year  Guarantee £1299 @ Richer Sounds
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55" LG OLED TV with 6 Year Guarantee £1299 @ Richer Sounds

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http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/55ec930v-201412163962.htm

"No other display tech can outdo OLED on black-level performance, period."

"With an OLED TV like the LG 55EC930V, where else to start but to comment on its otherworldly, 0 cd/m2 blacks whose impact on even the most mundane of viewing cannot be overstated. When paired with 2.4 gamma (painstakingly attained through 20-point white balance tweaks), it lent a formidable scale of richness and depth to whatever was displayed on screen, eclipsing even the best plasmas."

" If you have £2,000 to spend, and absolutely have to buy a new TV at this time of writing, then the LG 55EC930V deserves a place on your audition shortlist."
I want to replace my Panasonic Plasma and only OLED matches it. However I have read to many issues with this one being an early model and will wait a bit yet for them to iron out the issues at the right price
Max Damage

I want to replace my Panasonic Plasma and only OLED matches it. However I … I want to replace my Panasonic Plasma and only OLED matches it. However I have read to many issues with this one being an early model and will wait a bit yet for them to iron out the issues at the right price


You're getting a six year guarantee. Any potential problems you have will be fixed for free up until you buy your next TV. Pointless to wait for a newer model when it's likely to cost more anyway.
Edited by: "SFP_NooDLe" 26th Dec 2015
If you go from a panasonic plasma to anything but an OLED you no doubt will be disappointed.

Best thing to do imo. Is get a few more years out of the plasma and wait for oled tech to come down in price



Edited by: "andy1989" 26th Dec 2015
Max Damage

I want to replace my Panasonic Plasma and only OLED matches it. However I … I want to replace my Panasonic Plasma and only OLED matches it. However I have read to many issues with this one being an early model and will wait a bit yet for them to iron out the issues at the right price


I've recently changed my panny plasma to the LG55EG910V and am very pleased with it! It looks ok with Sd but gorgeous with a good HD source like Blu or Xbox one! The blacks and colours really are a pleasure to behold! I've not noticed the issues either! I've watched a few snowy scenes and they are white not pink or green! No banding either! I've either been lucky or the issues are overstated!
dvdphile

I've recently changed my panny plasma to the LG55EG910V and am very … I've recently changed my panny plasma to the LG55EG910V and am very pleased with it! It looks ok with Sd but gorgeous with a good HD source like Blu or Xbox one! The blacks and colours really are a pleasure to behold! I've not noticed the issues either! I've watched a few snowy scenes and they are white not pink or green! No banding either! I've either been lucky or the issues are overstated!



I agree, the colour rendition, side angle viewing quality and black level/contrast in the OLED tv's is excellent, however it's limited to 1920x1080. If you are looking for a bigger resolution, brighter picture and a sharper image buy a 4K Tv.
I went from panasonic plasma to this tv and it is astonishing how good those blacks are.

OLED is the only genuine upgrade choice now.
andy1989

If you go from a panasonic plasma to anything but an OLED you no doubt … If you go from a panasonic plasma to anything but an OLED you no doubt will be disappointed. Best thing to do imo. Is get a few more years out of the plasma and wait for oled tech to come down in price



That's the plan, most likely wait for the 2106 models with HDR to drop in price in around 18 months
Richer sounds are one of the only companies that doesn't have a depreciation clause in their warranty terms.
Ive had this tv over a year now and had no issues outstanding picture and well worth the money
Has LG sorted out their problems with flashplayer yet? Nothing worse than not being to stream the likes of BT sport
The new version is out (910v) and can be had for about £300 more - sounds like the issues have been fixed on that
In a year they will be £899.
May as well buy a £899 TV every year than a £1300 every other year.
I've got this panel.

Main issues are pink hues on a white screen and slow menu, but the image quality as a whole is breathtaking.
moob

I've got this panel. Main issues are pink hues on a white screen and slow … I've got this panel. Main issues are pink hues on a white screen and slow menu, but the image quality as a whole is breathtaking.



Can you not adjust the colour balance? Sounds like a fraction too much red
will wait for the flat ones to come down in price and to get a house to put it in
abigsmurf

Can you not adjust the colour balance? Sounds like a fraction too much … Can you not adjust the colour balance? Sounds like a fraction too much red


Afraid not, this is an inherent fault with the panel. The pink hues aren't uniform across the screen.

AV Forums discuss this in detail, plus other issues.
OLED is the best thing since Panasonic Plasma.regular LED LCDs are just a waste of time.
I will wait until next year for prices to fall down further though.
JC82

The new version is out (910v) and can be had for about £300 more - sounds … The new version is out (910v) and can be had for about £300 more - sounds like the issues have been fixed on that



It can actually be had for the same price, albeit, with only a 1-year warranty:

55EG910V

Or £100 more with a 5-year warranty:

55EG910V
snapdragon

In a year they will be £899. May as well buy a £899 TV every year than a £ … In a year they will be £899. May as well buy a £899 TV every year than a £1300 every other year.



​only idiots buy a TV every year or every other year. most people buy a TV to last 5-15 years.

in fact my dad waits for the current tv to die before buying a new one and his previous Toshiba lasted about 16 years. he will likely keep his Sammy plasma until it dies too.
I upgraded from a penny plasma a few months ago for 1799 and it's absolutely stunning. At this price it's a no brainer.

I'm very fussy about the TV picture but I'm happy with it. feed it a good HD signal and it's definitely the best picture ever seen. The only issues you will see are a hint of green/yellow tint on white backgrounds.
Max Damage

That's the plan, most likely wait for the 2106 models with HDR to drop in … That's the plan, most likely wait for the 2106 models with HDR to drop in price in around 18 months



Theres a good chance you'll not live until then

Flash is going the way of the Dodo - Its all HTML 5 now. Facebook don't support it, Google don't support it. It wont be long and it will be history. This is the problem with smart TV's, how long will a manufacturer support older models, I'm thinking not long at all. 12 months maybe for firmware updates & then that will be it.


Mikavelli

Has LG sorted out their problems with flashplayer yet? Nothing worse than … Has LG sorted out their problems with flashplayer yet? Nothing worse than not being to stream the likes of BT sport


Edited by: "Tabintab" 26th Dec 2015
£1279 at prc direct with 5 year warranty: prcdirect.co.uk/det…php?nrd=1&product_url_id=55EC930V

I'd stick with richer sounds but they don't have stock online so it's another option

Very good feeling to see OLED prices coming into their own. As for HDR/4K - for 4K try putting your PC into 3840 x 2160 and truthfully tell me what everything says, that's that one sorted.

As for HDR, well if you understand contrast and you know what infinite means then you know there isn't an OLED panel in the world that would benefit from this 'feature' - in fact it would likely hamper it's actual contrast and look worse. Also it would use wasted processing power. It's absolute BS but as usual people are falling for it.

55" screen, 1080p is perfect. Treat yourself


Edited by: "trending1950" 26th Dec 2015
moob

Afraid not, this is an inherent fault with the panel. The pink hues … Afraid not, this is an inherent fault with the panel. The pink hues aren't uniform across the screen. AV Forums discuss this in detail, plus other issues.


Mine doesnt and i got a professional to configurate mine
PsychoSonny

​only idiots buy a TV every year or every other year. most people buy a T … ​only idiots buy a TV every year or every other year. most people buy a TV to last 5-15 years.in fact my dad waits for the current tv to die before buying a new one and his previous Toshiba lasted about 16 years. he will likely keep his Sammy plasma until it dies too.


Well i must be insane then because i change my tv every 8 months. But then again i make money by buyin and selling tvs
k4mmy

I upgraded from a penny plasma a few months ago for 1799 and it's … I upgraded from a penny plasma a few months ago for 1799 and it's absolutely stunning. At this price it's a no brainer.I'm very fussy about the TV picture but I'm happy with it. feed it a good HD signal and it's definitely the best picture ever seen. The only issues you will see are a hint of green/yellow tint on white backgrounds.


Ill say this again im very fussy with both screen quality and sound and my model did not have this issue out of box config was perfect, a bit too bright but after a professional calibration its perfect. Ive had panasonic, sony, and most recently samsungs 55js9000 and none of which compared to this in regards to colour accuracy, this tv had the best picture for nearly all sources including 480p live tv and incredible picture when connected to my lg bh9540tw bd player watching movies. Ive experienced 4k on netflix with the js9000 but i prefer color accuracy alot more, than detail, e.g actors look alot worse in 4k, scenery does look amazing though. Hopefully when 4k blu ray discs come out itll be alot different and youll get your money worth. Also i had less lag with the samsung however the sammy didnt have as good multitasking as the lg did. Everything is soo much user friendly. Ive tested nearly all the newest tvs this year other than the 4k oleds which ill be getting to soon and i assure you you're getting your moneys worth. Btw sound is also spectacular especially when you turn on virtual surround. I personally prefer using a home cinema as not many soundbars beat its sound quality only the high end did. 3d will be tested soon too. My model was bought in november from amazon and was the 55ec930v, had no disadvantages other than the lag. I mounted to my vesa mount even though they said i couldnt, the top two wholes screwed perfectly and for the bottom two i just ziptied it to the tvs vents. Its extremly stable and light so it would be impossible for it to fall.
mistafaz

I agree, the colour rendition, side angle viewing quality and black … I agree, the colour rendition, side angle viewing quality and black level/contrast in the OLED tv's is excellent, however it's limited to 1920x1080. If you are looking for a bigger resolution, brighter picture and a sharper image buy a 4K Tv.


Higher resolution doesnt mean brighter picture the js9000 was definately not brighter than this and it defo didnt have sharper image on most sources only on 4k netflix and 4k content it was sharper. And the js9000 was the best of the 4k tvs i tested.
snapdragon

In a year they will be £899. May as well buy a £899 TV every year than a £ … In a year they will be £899. May as well buy a £899 TV every year than a £1300 every other year.


It wont drop to that price, main reason being itll be discontinued, look at the last oled model which came out 2 years ago. Its still above 1000
abigsmurf

Can you not adjust the colour balance? Sounds like a fraction too much … Can you not adjust the colour balance? Sounds like a fraction too much red


You can get it professionally calibrated
moob

Afraid not, this is an inherent fault with the panel. The pink hues … Afraid not, this is an inherent fault with the panel. The pink hues aren't uniform across the screen. AV Forums discuss this in detail, plus other issues.


They fixed most their issues with the update
Stonking TV if I had the money I would buy that beast
PsychoSonny

​only idiots buy a TV every year or every other year. most people buy a T … ​only idiots buy a TV every year or every other year. most people buy a TV to last 5-15 years.in fact my dad waits for the current tv to die before buying a new one and his previous Toshiba lasted about 16 years. he will likely keep his Sammy plasma until it dies too.



So what part of the snapdragon statement warrants juvenile reply?

Oh wait, you just told us about your Dad`s preference, which other might have uncharitable view about his stance.
sallekmo

You can get it professionally calibrated



How do you do that?
I dont mind spending 1200 quid on a tv, just as long as i am getting bang for my buck.
Edited by: "poisondwarf" 27th Dec 2015
Could this be the best 55inch set for under 2k? Been looking for a while for a replacement of my aging pioneer
poisondwarf

How do you do that?I dont mind spending 1200 quid on a tv, just as long … How do you do that?I dont mind spending 1200 quid on a tv, just as long as i am getting bang for my buck.


Type online professional calibration there should be a few offers where they come to your house and do it for you for a small fee. If you do it for yourself itll be alot more expensive.
soche

Could this be the best 55inch set for under 2k? Been looking for a while … Could this be the best 55inch set for under 2k? Been looking for a while for a replacement of my aging pioneer



Was wondering the same myself
This 55" oled at around 1200 quid....
or
a 65" Hisense 4k 3d television at around a grand which is elsewhere on hukd?
Decisions decisions....
sallekmo

Mine doesnt and i got a professional to configurate mine



sallekmo

They fixed most their issues with the update



My panel was returned to Currys for repair. They changed the actual screen, pcb etc. The software was reset and updated which did improve the menu response time, but in my opinion, it's still too slow for a premium tv.

The pink hues are still present, this cannot be resolved by calibration, only if the colour fault was uniform would it be removed by calibration.

They also cannot make uniform panels, my first screen had large dimples all over, the new one is better but still not 100%.

All that said, I love it, and might just have to live with these defects.
moob

My panel was returned to Currys for repair. They changed the actual … My panel was returned to Currys for repair. They changed the actual screen, pcb etc. The software was reset and updated which did improve the menu response time, but in my opinion, it's still too slow for a premium tv. The pink hues are still present, this cannot be resolved by calibration, only if the colour fault was uniform would it be removed by calibration. They also cannot make uniform panels, my first screen had large dimples all over, the new one is better but still not 100%.All that said, I love it, and might just have to live with these defects.


well you had a faulty one so i wouldnt blame lg, ive reviewed this panel twice this year, and none had this issue, they did have the occasional lag, however it was definately worth it, and it atleast turned off as soon as you click power off, the lag however was worth it because it had true multitasking, e.g when your on spotify premium, and you switch to youtube, then switch to watching a blu ray film, as soon as you switch to spotify it starts off exactly where you left off and is much quicker than the samsung at that. Unfortunate for you yours seems like it has many defects. If you want speed but less ease of use and less ui friendly, and not perfect quality on live 480p tv and live hd tv then go for the Samsung Js series they were really reliable. However if you want the best tv quality ever, I would recommend first the 55eg960v then the 55ec930v. These have a much higher color range and accuracy, making all sources stand out in picture quality. You will definately notice a difference between these and a led tv, even a flagship. Trust me. Also have you tried professional calibration or are you just saying that it cant be resolved as i know you should definately be able to fix the issue
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