electriQ 55" 4K Ultra HD OLED TV with HDR 10 - £1,099 @ Appliances Direct
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electriQ 55" 4K Ultra HD OLED TV with HDR 10 - £1,099 @ Appliances Direct

£1,099£1,318.97 17% Appliances Direct Deals
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Edited by:"Rampancy"Found 15th Nov
UPDATE 5/12/17 - PRICE DROP £100, THANKS patrickpldj


So, an OLED 55' with HDR 10 for less than £1200? Crazy right? Must be dreadful I hear you say... but hear me out!

I emailed electricQ's tech support and they confirmed that this is an LG OLED panel, and also it is full proper HDR10 - not that rubbish HDR 8 + 2 nonsense.

Less good is that is doesn't have a decidcated low lag gaming mode, I'll leave it up to you if that's a deal breaker or not.

No reviews, made by a brand no one has heard off... but a hell of alot of TV for the money. Let Hot Deals UK be the judge.

To get £1185 price you need to take out a trial of Which? for £1, then you can get a £15 discount towards this TV. Else it costs £1199 - that is still cheap for what you are getting.

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I can barely imagine what you would need an OLED for, if not for gaming. Ocassional 4k blu-rays?

Why's hdr 8 + 2 rubbish?

£1185 for oled with an LG panel! Warranty thou... If the B7/C7 falls to around the £1500 mark for black Friday with a 5 year warranty then it's worth the extra money for support and warranty alone

No reviews anywhere. I am sure it is a great value TV, but when dropping this much money, you want to be sure.

Still voted hot as a great price, just not for me at the moment.
Edited by: "barneystuta" 15th Nov

xflem11 m ago

£1185 for oled with an LG panel! Warranty thou... If the B7/C7 falls to …£1185 for oled with an LG panel! Warranty thou... If the B7/C7 falls to around the £1500 mark for black Friday with a 5 year warranty then it's worth the extra money for support and warranty alone


I'm literally looking at every alert to see if it's the B7, I know it's early but today was disappointing

guydaniels11 m ago

I'm literally looking at every alert to see if it's the B7, I know it's …I'm literally looking at every alert to see if it's the B7, I know it's early but today was disappointing


Agreed! I'd love a B7 but just can't justify the money... Closer to £1k would be amazing but right now I'll take £1500! Cheapest I can find the B6 got down to and ok stock was about £1440 but that was early in the year when the new ones were announced

But, but, it's running Android too. This means you can run Kodi on it with no external boxes. I wonder what the WiFi is like on it. Very interested.

How on Earth do companies get away with 1 year warranties on a >£1000 tv???

Rich444 m ago

How on Earth do companies get away with 1 year warranties on a >£1000 …How on Earth do companies get away with 1 year warranties on a >£1000 tv???



legal obligation and the attempt to sell you an extended one and make more profit....

MSK.39 m ago

I can barely imagine what you would need an OLED for, if not for gaming. …I can barely imagine what you would need an OLED for, if not for gaming. Ocassional 4k blu-rays?


You know people watch TV on a TV And it looks amazing on OLED

MSK.59 m ago

I can barely imagine what you would need an OLED for, if not for gaming. …I can barely imagine what you would need an OLED for, if not for gaming. Ocassional 4k blu-rays?


Sitting off axis. Infinite contrast ratio.

abhijitdash12324 m ago

You know people watch TV on a TV And it looks amazing on OLED


Absolute overkill, given the quality it's broadcast in. But if it makes people happy, who am I to judge?

MSK.3 m ago

Absolute overkill, given the quality it's broadcast in. But if it makes …Absolute overkill, given the quality it's broadcast in. But if it makes people happy, who am I to judge?


The sad thing is you dont get any more 1080p OLEDs so this is the only option. And you have got Youtube, Netflix, Amazon and Apple all having 4K movies so loads to watch

It's not just the panel you need to consider when buying a TV, (OLED or otherwise) it's the quality of the picture processing, which on something like this will be sub par compared to the likes of LG, Panasonic & Sony.

If you really want an OLED TV, my advise would be to spend a bit more and go for one of the brands I mentioned or wait for them to come down in price later on next year. IIRC, the B6 went down to £999 (or thereabouts) at the end of it's life this year.
Edited by: "BirchieBirch" 15th Nov

This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel OLED but the stands and the Android system suggest it may be a Konka:
konka.com.hk/Pro…tml

It's a shame they didn't keep the name, Konka is far cooler than ElectriQ.

muttonman1 h, 32 m ago

Why's hdr 8 + 2 rubbish?


For LCDs it's likely indistinguishable.

It might matter for OLEDs since it is the panel responsible for the entire dynamic range unlike in LCDs, but we've only seen 10-bit OLEDs so far so it's a pointless discussion at this point.
hairray34 m ago

Sitting off axis. Infinite contrast ratio.


It would only be infinite in a pitch dark room with no reflection off the walls. Actual contrast in OLEDs depends purely on reflected light rather than emitted so it's dependant on the screen's reflectivity - which may be an area where this skimps compared to the others.

EndlessWaves9 m ago

This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel …This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel OLED but the stands and the Android system suggest it may be a Konka:http://www.konka.com.hk/Product/index547.htmlIt's a shame they didn't keep the name, Konka is far cooler than ElectriQ. For LCDs it's likely indistinguishable.It might matter for OLEDs since it is the panel responsible for the entire dynamic range unlike in LCDs, but we've only seen 10-bit OLEDs so far so it's a pointless discussion at this point. It would only be infinite in a pitch dark room with no reflection off the walls. Actual contrast in OLEDs depends purely on reflected light rather than emitted so it's dependant on the screen's reflectivity - which may be an area where this skimps compared to the others.


I'd have to agree with this. Light reflection has a similar effect on OLED's screens as it did with Plasma. The best Plasmas of their day had very effective (and expensive) light filtering tech applied to the screen which made a huge difference to the contrast and black levels. Again, I doubt this particular brand has such tech

Problem a good oled for the money. But lacking apps. , But as long as Netflix and Amazon would be happy

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EndlessWaves1 h, 8 m ago

This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel …This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel OLED but the stands and the Android system suggest it may be a Konka


That's an excellent theory, look at the casing for the Konka 798. konka.com.hk/htm…tml . It's identical to the electriQ!

Still can't find a review though.

I posted this deal and even I'm on the fence. It could be excellent, or a lemon. No one wants to be a guinea pig!
Edited by: "Rampancy" 15th Nov

EndlessWaves1 h, 2 m ago

This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel …This is an Interesting find. For a moment I thought it might be the Vestel OLED but the stands and the Android system suggest it may be a Konka:http://www.konka.com.hk/Product/index547.htmlIt's a shame they didn't keep the name, Konka is far cooler than ElectriQ. For LCDs it's likely indistinguishable.It might matter for OLEDs since it is the panel responsible for the entire dynamic range unlike in LCDs, but we've only seen 10-bit OLEDs so far so it's a pointless discussion at this point. It would only be infinite in a pitch dark room with no reflection off the walls. Actual contrast in OLEDs depends purely on reflected light rather than emitted so it's dependant on the screen's reflectivity - which may be an area where this skimps compared to the others.


Well I have Oled, loving lack of light bleed and the fact that when I sit off axis I lose little/next to no saturation. I merely offered the comment more insight as to why you would buy OLED. I do tend to watch in a pitch black room/10-20% hue in uplight. Thanks for the input though.

MSK.1 h, 34 m ago

Absolute overkill, given the quality it's broadcast in. But if it makes …Absolute overkill, given the quality it's broadcast in. But if it makes people happy, who am I to judge?


Judging the wrong contest is a waste of time, no one likes a waste of time.

IMO it's a massive gamble at that price but then that's why I went for a Samsung QLED.

Rampancy54 m ago

That's an excellent theory, look at the casing for the Konka 798. …That's an excellent theory, look at the casing for the Konka 798. http://www.konka.com.hk/html/2017/04/10/20170410113601439350500.html . It's identical to the electriQ!Still can't find a review though.I posted this deal and even I'm on the fence. It could be excellent, or a lemon. No one wants to be a guinea pig!




Doesn't have HDR10 and that model is from a few years back - they seem to have dabbled in OLED but don't seem to have released anything for a couple of years.

ElectriQ is Appliances Direct own brand but I am not sure if they have a specific OEM - the user manual seems to point to an Australian connection but that doesn't throw any clues either on google.

FWIW I don't think processing is that big a deal with OLED - everything released by all the manufacturers to date are much of a muchness ... not like plasma where the processing made a massive difference, we seem to be at the stage where all the chips are very good.

xflem3 h, 20 m ago

Agreed! I'd love a B7 but just can't justify the money... Closer to £1k …Agreed! I'd love a B7 but just can't justify the money... Closer to £1k would be amazing but right now I'll take £1500! Cheapest I can find the B6 got down to and ok stock was about £1440 but that was early in the year when the new ones were announced


I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. What's the difference between b7 and c7? Isn't the c7 newest model? Or should I opt for b7 in the near future?

I'm so glad I got my LG OLED B6 from John lewis for £1100. Apparently it was 'unwanted' and returned and i managed to knock the price down £100. One of the best bargins i've ever recieved

DQ1111116 h, 36 m ago

I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. …I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. What's the difference between b7 and c7? Isn't the c7 newest model? Or should I opt for b7 in the near future?



Different stand and bezel.

DQ1111117 h, 35 m ago

I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. …I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. What's the difference between b7 and c7? Isn't the c7 newest model? Or should I opt for b7 in the near future?


I believe the difference is almost purely cosmetic. Probably the most notable difference is the change in the stand, the b7 has a crescent stand, whereas the c7 has a smaller, more square stand. Reviewers seemed to show a preference to the c7 stand I believe, but it's very much up to personal opinion. Picture quality wise, HDTVtest said there was no discernible difference.

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guydaniels14 h, 6 m ago

I'm literally looking at every alert to see if it's the B7, I know it's …I'm literally looking at every alert to see if it's the B7, I know it's early but today was disappointing

DQ11111114 h, 40 m ago

I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. …I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. What's the difference between b7 and c7? Isn't the c7 newest model? Or should I opt for b7 in the near future?



The difference between the two is black vs silver bezel, different stands and USB, HDMI ports layout. Otherwise both TVs are identical - so I was told. Both tellys can be seen at Currys/PCWorld.

sayerhilton9 h, 29 m ago

I believe the difference is almost purely cosmetic. Probably the most …I believe the difference is almost purely cosmetic. Probably the most notable difference is the change in the stand, the b7 has a crescent stand, whereas the c7 has a smaller, more square stand. Reviewers seemed to show a preference to the c7 stand I believe, but it's very much up to personal opinion. Picture quality wise, HDTVtest said there was no discernible difference.


Thank you for the detailed response. It makes sense that it's only cosmetic as opposed to a completely new tv altogether.

DQ11111118 h, 58 m ago

I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. …I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. What's the difference between b7 and c7? Isn't the c7 newest model? Or should I opt for b7 in the near future?


The 7 is this years model, 6 was last years. B and C use the same panel.

DQ11111116th Nov

I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. …I've seen the c7 model up for grabs on currys/pc world site for 1,699. What's the difference between b7 and c7? Isn't the c7 newest model? Or should I opt for b7 in the near future?


C7 is curved, I believe.

BirchieBirch2 h, 11 m ago

C7 is curved, I believe.

I'll pop into Currys and have a look. Not sure if I want curved ...

C7 isn't curved it is simply a different stand and dark grey bezel. All 2017 LG OLED's perform the same as they have the same panel and same processing chip. LG don't sell curved TV's anymore ...

All the LG OLED from this year are the same panel, just presented differently (upgraded audio, on glass display or wallpaper) there's no difference in picture at all.
The C7 is a Currys/PC World exclusive.

Now only £1099-
Was going to list but found here. Enjoy

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Nice! thanks dude - I've let the mods know to update the price!

Rich4415th Nov

How on Earth do companies get away with 1 year warranties on a >£1000 …How on Earth do companies get away with 1 year warranties on a >£1000 tv???


They can not provide 1 year warranty. That is 2 years under the EU law.

Considering the amount being spent and time watching the thing, I'd go for the Sony XE9000 series if your a gamer and like brightness or the B7 If you like movies and kids don't have cebeebies on all day for the screen burn!

MIDURIX:

The 7 is this years model, 6 was last years. B and C use the same panel.

Panels are the same, but I think the speakers are different. The C7 plays Dolby Atmos out of the box (2.2 speakers), whereas B7 (2.0 speakers) would need external speakers for Atmos.
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