55" Samsung UE55MU7000 £769 @ John Lewis
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55" Samsung UE55MU7000 £769 @ John Lewis

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Found 24th Feb
John Lewis have just price matched Richer Sounds on this TV so you have the choice of a five or six year warranty.
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mcormack6 m ago

8 bit?


10 bit panel in all screen sizes above 49 inch. 120hz in all sizes except 49 inch also.
MBCH45 m ago

Anyone own this TV please? Recommend at this price point? Thanks


I have this TV. Just recently purchased it from John Lewis when it was at £749 I think, either way, the TV is amazing, small bezels and excellent UI. It also doesn't have any ports at the back of the TV. It comes with a small box that houses all the connection ports so you can mount the TV and also have access to all the I/O's without having to move the TV. Overall, I'd say..BUY IT!
Just to give my 2 pence, I have the KS7000 which i have owned for over a year now, while my dad has a 65C7V LG OLED. My Samsung cost me £800, his LG cost £2500.

Sitting square on, watching colourful programmes like cartoons, or any movie set in the day, the picture is almost comparible to a normal person, who isnt a tv analyst or expert (the sets arent side by side but the picture is excellent on both!). The difference is on a night time scene, where the whole screen is almost black, like a horror movie for example. The Samsung is really not great, whereas obviously the OLED is perfect. This is more noticable when the room you are sitting in is dark.

As for the VA panel viewing angles, yes it loses colour slightly as you watch from tighter angles, but it doesnt make it unwatchable, it’s just not as good as square on!!! Here are some honest pictures to try and reflect this. (This is HD Netflix and not 4K as most of what anyone watches will be HD).
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Seen in-store personally overprice set and very poor viewing angle
How likely is this tv to drop further? I'm waiting to pull the trigger!
8 bit?
Anyone own this TV please? Recommend at this price point? Thanks
mcormack6 m ago

8 bit?


10 bit panel in all screen sizes above 49 inch. 120hz in all sizes except 49 inch also.
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Also its a VA panel not IPS.
MBCH45 m ago

Anyone own this TV please? Recommend at this price point? Thanks


I have this TV. Just recently purchased it from John Lewis when it was at £749 I think, either way, the TV is amazing, small bezels and excellent UI. It also doesn't have any ports at the back of the TV. It comes with a small box that houses all the connection ports so you can mount the TV and also have access to all the I/O's without having to move the TV. Overall, I'd say..BUY IT!
Excellent TV, owned it since Dec 2016 and it's absolutely brilliant.
How does this compare to likes or OLED and samsungs qled?
Not as good as OLED (how can it be at this price point?) Had mine since Mon, very pleased with it.
Edited by: "redbutcher" 24th Feb
gungesh1 h, 7 m ago

How does this compare to likes or OLED and samsungs qled?


Oled is miles ahead. Qled is a marketing gimmick to make up for Samsung's shortfall.
Horrorwood9 m ago

Oled is miles ahead. Qled is a marketing gimmick to make up for Samsung's …Oled is miles ahead. Qled is a marketing gimmick to make up for Samsung's shortfall.


I'd like to know too. Don't think you answered his question as this TV is neither OLED or QLED, it's LED.

So the question is not "Is OLED better than QLED" (no one is disputing OLED is better). The question is "How does the Samsung UE55MU7000 compare with one of the lower priced Samsung QLED screens".

Samsung have a 55" QLED just under a grand, but it is 50 hz, whilst this LED model is 120.
MA3STRO7 m ago

I'd like to know too. Don't think you answered his question as this TV is …I'd like to know too. Don't think you answered his question as this TV is neither OLED or QLED, it's LED. So the question is not "Is OLED better than QLED" (no one is disputing OLED is better). The question is "How does the Samsung UE55MU7000 compare with one of the lower priced Samsung QLED screens".Samsung have a 55" QLED just under a grand, but it is 50 hz, whilst this LED model is 120.


I dispute OLED being better than QLED in all cases. Samsung Q9 vs a similar priced OLED and I'd pick the Samsung.
MIDURIX11 m ago

I dispute OLED being better than QLED in all cases. Samsung Q9 vs a …I dispute OLED being better than QLED in all cases. Samsung Q9 vs a similar priced OLED and I'd pick the Samsung.



Yeah I know. It was more of a general statement that OLED>QLED>LED, but individual televisions will be different. For example, a good QLED could beat a low end OLED.

I am, of course, paraphrasing what I've read about the subject. I am far from an expert on the subject of television screens.

What's your opinion of something like the UE55MU7000 vs the QE55Q6F, both of which are Samsung. The Samsung QE55Q6F is QLED, but the refresh rate is lower Not sure it's worth the premium.

I also fancied the 65" Hisense 65N6800, but not sure if a larger screen is worth the drop in screen quality.
Think 7070 at Curry’s might be better few minor improvements.
gungesh4 h, 48 m ago

How does this compare to likes or OLED and samsungs qled?


Lol £750 TV comparing with £1700
You can't compare any any of them.with OLED , it's like comparing Samsung galaxy S6 with Note 8
LG 55SL810V would be better choice, it can comparable with Samsung's quantum dot tech or QLED tv which is next best thing after OLED, 4 HDMI, 3 USB including 1 3.0, approx input lag is 14 ms, 10 bit, all HDR tech like Dolby vision, HDR 10 and HLG, and viewing angles propably best for any TV, slimer basel than Samsung and comes with magic remote and 5 year warranty from Currys
Edited by: "onlinejomaibwork" 25th Feb
I bought it when PRC did for 699. I love it, great remote and the picture is fantastic, agree at certain angle pictures can seem 'slightly' washed out but not as bad as most make out. Load up a YouTube uhd video and it still blows Me away. Not an oled quality but it's at least 500 quid cheaper so I've bitten, and when oled comes down under 1000 for a good.set I may sell.this and upgrade... Play with the settings on this and it looks even better
onlinejomaibwork2 h, 10 m ago

http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-55SJ810V


Hi - what would you consider better between the this 7000 Samsung, and the LG55SJ850v (it is £900 - £1000 most places but I still have a valid JL price match at £779) - please could you advise?
clay8 h, 40 m ago

Also its a VA panel not IPS.


is VA better than IPS in general please?
MBCH16 m ago

Hi - what would you consider better between the this 7000 Samsung, and the …Hi - what would you consider better between the this 7000 Samsung, and the LG55SJ850v (it is £900 - £1000 most places but I still have a valid JL price match at £779) - please could you advise?


The samsung is said to be a VA panel, the LG appears to be IPS.
most uk magazine reviews online reviews, say that va panels give the best picture due to better contrast. IPS panels are brighter and have better viewing angles.

so if you are viewing off center consider the LG,

i would say sony is better than samsung and samsung is better than lg, for lcd tvs
MBCH4 m ago

is VA better than IPS in general please?


For watching movies on a tv , probably yes, but some ips tvs may give a better picture than a poor quality VA tv
Just to give my 2 pence, I have the KS7000 which i have owned for over a year now, while my dad has a 65C7V LG OLED. My Samsung cost me £800, his LG cost £2500.

Sitting square on, watching colourful programmes like cartoons, or any movie set in the day, the picture is almost comparible to a normal person, who isnt a tv analyst or expert (the sets arent side by side but the picture is excellent on both!). The difference is on a night time scene, where the whole screen is almost black, like a horror movie for example. The Samsung is really not great, whereas obviously the OLED is perfect. This is more noticable when the room you are sitting in is dark.

As for the VA panel viewing angles, yes it loses colour slightly as you watch from tighter angles, but it doesnt make it unwatchable, it’s just not as good as square on!!! Here are some honest pictures to try and reflect this. (This is HD Netflix and not 4K as most of what anyone watches will be HD).
33325959-jgcT8.jpg

33325959-Rhqit.jpg
I also got this for £699 as a JL price match with PRC. For me, being an average user (no gaming, usually stream Netflix/Amazon video, with occasional freesat), I think it’s a fantastic TV. I see some armchair experts on here spouting all sorts of technical gubbins, but at the end of the day, what is relevant is how good it looks to the user. To me, it’s great. I paired it with the £129 Samsung soundbar from Currys and it connects seamlessly every time I turn the TV on and it turns off when I turn off the TV. I mounted it underneath using universal brackets and it looks great.
My only criticism of the TV is that Samsung include the spacers for when you attach it to a TV bracket, but don’t include longer bolts to go with them - standard length bolts provided with the brackets are too short...a quick trip to B & Q sorted that, but still a pain. The only thing left for me to do is connect a hard drive so I can record TV, I’m just not sure how big I need it to be - I’m wondering if a high capacity USB stick would do.
That’s my input, if anyone has any non-technical questions then I’m happy to answer.
Still a bit too much for me, but I can only hope it continues to fall. Hot for the price though, especially with JL extended guarantee thrown in.
MA3STRO8 h, 55 m ago

Yeah I know. It was more of a general statement that OLED>QLED>LED, but …Yeah I know. It was more of a general statement that OLED>QLED>LED, but individual televisions will be different. For example, a good QLED could beat a low end OLED.I am, of course, paraphrasing what I've read about the subject. I am far from an expert on the subject of television screens.What's your opinion of something like the UE55MU7000 vs the QE55Q6F, both of which are Samsung. The Samsung QE55Q6F is QLED, but the refresh rate is lower Not sure it's worth the premium.I also fancied the 65" Hisense 65N6800, but not sure if a larger screen is worth the drop in screen quality.


QLED is literally an LED aka LCD TV. Yes there is a slight difference, here can explain it better than me:

rtings.com/tv/…led

You do have led model TV's which outperform QLED, such as Sony ZD9 being reviewed as the best HDR TV available.

Personally I'd concentrate on actual reviews and comparisons of models than marketing speak of QLED/LED. Personally I like this review (and site in general):

rtings.com/tv/…000

For some reason mu7000 in the UK is mu8000 in the USA.

If you were going for something above the mu7000 then go for Sony 55XE9005. There is a general guide here:

avforums.com/thr…04/

Hope that helps.
MA3STRO9 h, 16 m ago

Yeah I know. It was more of a general statement that OLED>QLED>LED, but …Yeah I know. It was more of a general statement that OLED>QLED>LED, but individual televisions will be different. For example, a good QLED could beat a low end OLED.I am, of course, paraphrasing what I've read about the subject. I am far from an expert on the subject of television screens.What's your opinion of something like the UE55MU7000 vs the QE55Q6F, both of which are Samsung. The Samsung QE55Q6F is QLED, but the refresh rate is lower Not sure it's worth the premium.I also fancied the 65" Hisense 65N6800, but not sure if a larger screen is worth the drop in screen quality.


I'm really not sure about the Q6. Don't know why no one is reviewing it.
mro20119 h, 12 m ago

Think 7070 at Curry’s might be better few minor improvements.



Aside from the colour, what's the difference?
Bought from John Lewis with price match with PRC at £729 using the John Lewis vouchers from Morrison’s so got £100 of vouchers for Morrison’s was a massive phaff but the tv is definitely worth it looks amazing mounted on the wall
Bought this on JL price match for 699 a couple of months ago, no complaints so far. 4k Netflix looks absolutely stunning! Does a great job with standard def stuff and remote and UI are very easy to live with. Definitely recommend!
It may get cheaper but 699 won’t be beaten, price matched with co-op ebay deal just after Christmas.

Like others I got it from JL, price matched with PRC. Looked for weeks and read loads and this was the best bang for the buck in that price range.
s1dey40 m ago

Aside from the colour, what's the difference?


Google it like I did.
I purchased this from Richer Sounds for £719 including the usual 6 month warranty last month.

I'll keep this brief; it's an excellent TV for the money. Honestly, the viewing angles are fine. Mine doesn't seem to fade even standing to the side of it.

The picture is very good once calibrated and the interface is probably the best I've ever used. Its far better than Sony's Android OS, that much for sure.

Also, you get built in Steam Link software for streaming PC games to your TV. It works rather well too!
Am still toying with this or the Sony Bravia KD55XE9005 which is £330 more. Is the Sony honestly worth the extra?
TV will be wall hung in a relatively brightly lit room mainly getting fed Sky Q TV and 1080p sources from a media player.
I'm trying to persuade myself that theis will do me fine but always have the nagging doubt that the Sony is more bang for buck.
Am also not convinced by reports of the Sony Android system.
don't really need a smart TV.
Any suggestions.
Edited by: "Copperface" 25th Feb
LOVE MINE TOO BITs ! i recommend it
I would definitely recommend the JL warranty.

Having worked there, they're much more lenient with it. You've even got the option of transferring it if you sell it.
I got it from John Lewis when it was previously on offer for £729.

for ps plus and Xbox one gaming I love it. Can not fault it. BUT the adverts annoy me even though I dident agree to the terms and conditions. Not enough to put me off buying it as they are only small on the screen menu every few days but just for people to be aware. I have played with pi hole to block them which you can but then it stops the other smart features.

Also after I bought it mine for one night only kept turning itself on. Apparently when you google it it is a well documented thing for Samsung’s to do. Flashed software through pc as through the tv it was saying up to date but it wasent and it’s not done it since.

would I still reccomend it? For this price and hdr gaming deffo
Edited by: "fitzyfitz29" 25th Feb
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