Changhong 55" 3D Smart Ultra HD (4K) LED television. £711.90 delivered @ Pixmania
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Changhong 55" 3D Smart Ultra HD (4K) LED television. £711.90 delivered @ Pixmania

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Found 6th Mar 2014
Went hot when I posted before when it was £1175.08, but has been heavily reduced even from then.

Had to search out who Changhong were. It turns out they are the second largest manufacturer of televisions in China.

£699+£12.90 delivery=£711.90

If you go through TCB or Quidco you can get another 3% off which should take another £21 off, resulting in £690 delivered.

I know that paying this sort of money for an unknown brand is a risk, but I just thought some may fancy going for it.

Also largest manufacturer in Czech of flat panels since 2006, so a European Manufacturer!
- splender

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4K just how good is it... watch the first half in 1080 and then change to 4k :-)

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- 008

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12th March 8pm - STOCK ALERT!

As I mentioned in post #168...

Limited Quantity ready to order :-)

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312 Comments

good price for what it is

Great price, bought my tv off pixmania. Delivered by Currys knowhow van. Cash back takes a while to track and receive though! Hot

gaurantees with pix are useless - they are not a uk company hence why normally good deals - there stuff is kind of grey even when it comes to manufacturer, its a risk, but well worth it for an early adopter - anyone else wait another 6 months for a uk set at this price and size

be careful, probably won't have any upgrade path to HDMI 2.0 or H.265

I like it but I don't think there's Freeview HD which is essential on a screen this size if you don't have the luxury of SKY

foxymeister

I like it but I don't think there's Freeview HD which is essential on a … I like it but I don't think there's Freeview HD which is essential on a screen this size if you don't have the luxury of SKY



Please remember Sky HD is not even 1080p, never mind 4k.

SkyHD is already two generations behind

It seems a good offer and I will be buying a new set before the world cup but I'm giving this a miss I can wait for the plethora of offers inducing us to buy in the summer

great price for what is on offer.

iclarke2004

be careful, probably won't have any upgrade path to HDMI 2.0 or H.265



Couldn't agree more, why anyone would buy a 4K TV (Even a cheap one) without HDMI 2.0 is beyond me.. Basically useless for 4K broadcasts as HDMI 1.4 wont handle the bandwidth..

Then again.. I don't see much point in 4K as it is...

Once i see 55-60" 4KTVs OLED TVs with HDMI 2.0 at around the £2000-£2500, thats when ill jump in.
Edited by: "spritey" 6th Mar 2014

The question I have.....

Is Changhong the new Samyung?

Chiptivo

Please remember Sky HD is not even 1080p, never mind 4k.SkyHD is already … Please remember Sky HD is not even 1080p, never mind 4k.SkyHD is already two generations behind



SkyHD is 720p or 1080i NOT 1080p

Sky also downscale a lot of their content!

World Cup 2014 4K broadcast on Imax screen would be a wet dream.
Edited by: "veedubjai" 6th Mar 2014

veedubjai

World Cup 2014 4K broadcast on Imax screen would be a wet dream.



If the Mexican's hurry up and tack/ staple/ mud build the damn stadium(s) in time.

+SUPER HOT price for spec

Some meat on the 55" bones...

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Changhong are one of the biggest Chinese TV manufacturers and that’s a pretty big market.
This is their 4k offering and a pretty big gamble for people who have never heard of them about to pay what is still serious money for a TV.
From research I struggled to found out real information about the set and as there were no reviews, thought and thought and thought and then decided the only way to find out was to order one.
It arrived well packaged which was good start. It does not have the premium feel of say a Sony or Panasonic in terms of the back and the connections, but it has a nice thin, but sturdy frame, and a solid stainless steel stand (the back has vesa 400 fittings for wall mounting).
The set has 3 HDMI sockets, with SCART and Component sockets via adapters, along with two USB sockets. There are 2 sets of rechargeable active 3d glasses supplied, something that was hard to ascertain from websites. (It seems that you can use others from other brands too, I’m not sure if they all work, but they are pretty cheap to buy online and experiment with).
There are 2 remotes, both RF controllers. This is great for not needing to have line of sight to change channels, but disastrous if you were hoping to control the TV with your SKY or universal IR remote.
I connected it to an antenna for Freeview and it tuned itself in nicely, you may connect it to a satellite connection if you wish. It also has numerous SMART TV functions and an app store giving access to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter among many others.
Once set up, it is a very attractive TV, the thin frame and metal stand give it every bit the premium TV look.
When turned on it needs a few seconds to boot up, menus look OK, but could be described as a little slow and take some getting used to, but the TV is not hard to get set up to your taste.
Now, this is where the fun starts, is it a bargain?
There are some downsides;
Put some 4k clips on a usb stick and the TV does not play them, try to stream 4k clips from say Apple TV and it’s the media player at fault that cannot output 4k through HDMI. The TV didn’t support the clips coming from my server either. However, if your broadband is reasonable, go to Youtube and play 4k clips from there.
The plus sides;
Watching HD Youtube clips or Blu rays you will see TV like you’ve never seen before. The picture is beautiful. If you wondered what the fuss is about with 3d, this does excellent 3d blu ray or even streaming.
A lot of people scoff at others buying an expensive TV when there’s no content, “The prices will drop by next year, blah, blah, blah”.
One thing a 4k TV does now that 1080p TV's can't, is brilliant 3d. The screen has enough pixels to do 3d in HD, Passive 3d can't do it
If you watch a lot of TV, (I mostly turn it on and select the HDMI input that my AV Receiver channels everything through and watch films from my server or blu ray player, meaning I never use all of a TV’s features), you owe it to yourself to get the best display you can afford, I can’t afford a £3k Sony, LG or Panasonic, so I gambled on Changhong, I won big, I paid well under £800 for a TV that looks and performs every bit like the ones that they show of in John Lewis with the assistants looking at you like you’ll never own one.
I could not be happier, I have about £2k in change to spend on a real life.
In terms of a warranty, mine is still fine so it’s hard to judge but I gained a lot of confidence by phoning the “UK Hotline” and having a great chat with a guy in Germany who spoke excellent English and promised to investigate some technical questions I have, it bodes well.
Did I mention the picture is amazing?

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Seems like at least one buyer is a very happy bunny, only negative is *IF* the HDMi HDCP nodes can be updated to V2

Nice price for the spec, looking forward to some nice 27" 4K IPS monitors. Hopefully prices won't be to insane.

Great post above thank you, I'm tempted! So does this TV have Freeview HD or not? Thanks

One more good thing about this TV is that it does not seem to have any branding on the Bezel. So you can't go wrong

AlexGateshill

Great price, bought my tv off pixmania. Delivered by Currys knowhow van. … Great price, bought my tv off pixmania. Delivered by Currys knowhow van. Cash back takes a while to track and receive though! Hot



That was before Dixons Retail sold Pixmania.

Would make an insane computer monitor...!

crazymonkey

SkyHD is 720p or 1080i NOT 1080pSky also downscale a lot of their content!




Sky upscale non hd content to hd. they use dvds when it comes to movies, not sure about other stuff although their live hd sport is outstanding

Wouldn't personally risk it from an unknown European manufacturer, terrible retailer & new technology that could potentially have undiscovered issues.

Good price though !

rowlystravel

Sky upscale non hd content to hd. they use dvds when it comes to movies, … Sky upscale non hd content to hd. they use dvds when it comes to movies, not sure about other stuff although their live hd sport is outstanding



Sky tend to downscale the non HD channels, marketing to get people to join their HD service

crazymonkey

Sky tend to downscale the non HD channels, marketing to get people to … Sky tend to downscale the non HD channels, marketing to get people to join their HD service



Wonder whose idea that was!
Edited by: "rowlystravel" 6th Mar 2014

Apparently the move to 2K let alone 4K for British broadcasters is at least 8 years away lol

crazymonkey

SkyHD is 720p or 1080i NOT 1080pSky also downscale a lot of their content!



I am sure that is what I said.

It makes me smile when Currys staff sell 1080p tvs as SkyHD will look the best on them..

A Sky HD box is not capable of outputting 1080p

fozey

Apparently the move to 2K let alone 4K for British broadcasters is at … Apparently the move to 2K let alone 4K for British broadcasters is at least 8 years away lol



To be fair, Sky have recently trialled 4K at a couple of live football matches.

Apparently stunning.

techradar.com/new…363

Chiptivo

I am sure that is what I said. It makes me smile when Currys staff sell … I am sure that is what I said. It makes me smile when Currys staff sell 1080p tvs as SkyHD will look the best on them.. :(A Sky HD box is not capable of outputting 1080p



The newer Sky HD boxes are capable, but Sky won't enable them until its needed for them to do so. I think they see the UK public as huuuuuge £££££ signs

crazymonkey

If the Mexican's hurry up and tack/ staple/ mud build the damn stadium(s) … If the Mexican's hurry up and tack/ staple/ mud build the damn stadium(s) in time.



Ummm...it's in brazil....where Brazilians (and expat cons) live.

Chiptivo

To be fair, Sky have recently trialled 4K at a couple of live football … To be fair, Sky have recently trialled 4K at a couple of live football matches.Apparently stunning. http://www.techradar.com/news/television/ultra-hd-unveiled-behind-the-scenes-of-the-uk-s-first-4k-live-trial-1177363



Sky simply cannot put a timescale on when we will see a Sky Ultra HD channel, there are too many factors outside of its control.

Put simply.... When almost everybody has a 2K/4K tv in their house.
Edited by: "fozey" 6th Mar 2014

Chiptivo

I am sure that is what I said. It makes me smile when Currys staff sell … I am sure that is what I said. It makes me smile when Currys staff sell 1080p tvs as SkyHD will look the best on them.. :(A Sky HD box is not capable of outputting 1080p



I don't believe anyone does broadcast in 720p (if anyone ever has). That has pretty much only been used by online streaming services.

Sky broadcast in 1080i/50/60. On a 1080p panel that requires no scaling, so all else being equal it will of course look better then on a panel with a different resolution. Surprisingly in this respect for once the DSG staff are actually correct.

WRT movies, where the source is 24p (pretty much everything aside from made for TV or independent flicks) there is no difference between a 1080i/50 broadcast or a 1080p/50 broadcast (assuming your set can de-interlace correctly/etc).

Never ceases to amaze me that year on year this same BS misinformation propagates this and many other sites and with such an air of authority/certainty on the part of the posters.

Edited by: "Mentos" 6th Mar 2014

minimeme

Ummm...it's in brazil....where Brazilians (and expat cons) live.



Yes, and?

So Mexican's can't work in Brazil?

crazymonkey

Yes, and? So Mexican's can't work in Brazil?



Just admit you made a mistake.... Or maybe I should blame the Indians, or Chinese, or any nationality I feel like because they can all work in Brazil.

minimeme

Just admit you made a mistake.... Or maybe I should blame the Indians, … Just admit you made a mistake.... Or maybe I should blame the Indians, or Chinese, or any nationality I feel like because they can all work in Brazil.



The Mexican's have got BIG BIG BIG contracts for the world cup. If you have lived in North America, you will get why the Mexican joke is being used....

minimeme

Just admit you made a mistake.... Or maybe I should blame the Indians, … Just admit you made a mistake.... Or maybe I should blame the Indians, or Chinese, or any nationality I feel like because they can all work in Brazil.



Or read my comment in the following.....

hotukdeals.com/dea…400

crazymonkey

Or read my comment in the … Or read my comment in the following.....http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2014-mexico-24-hour-inclusive-628pp-price-includes7-night-stay-4-star-bluebay-grand-1845400#post21152444



Or do a bit of actual research and realise that many countries contribute to the labour being used

ibtimes.com/mig…224

Or maybe you just watch too much top gear?

theguardian.com/med…dor

ChrisUK

Wouldn't personally risk it from an unknown European manufacturer, … Wouldn't personally risk it from an unknown European manufacturer, terrible retailer & new technology that could potentially have undiscovered issues.Good price though !



Since when was China part of Europe.

looks good to me BUT you'd be wondering if it was going to come on again! Must look great with a PS4

crazymonkey

The Mexican's have got BIG BIG BIG contracts for the world cup. If you … The Mexican's have got BIG BIG BIG contracts for the world cup. If you have lived in North America, you will get why the Mexican joke is being used....



wasn't funny o_o
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