electriQ eiq-43UHDT2SMH 43" 4K Ultra HD HDR Android Smart TV with Freeview HD - £229.97 @ Appliances Direct
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electriQ eiq-43UHDT2SMH 43" 4K Ultra HD HDR Android Smart TV with Freeview HD - £229.97 @ Appliances Direct

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Found 22nd Jun
43" 4K LG panel, HDR10 and Android all for under £230. Looks like a really good price for loads of features.

  • 43" LED TV
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Panel manufacturer: LG
  • High Dynamic Range: HDR10
  • Freeview HD and Freesat
  • Full Google Play Store access
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Quad Core Processor
  • Internal storage: 8 GB
  • USB media playback
  • USB recording
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • HDCP 2.2 compatible
  • Energy efficiency class: A
  • Wall mountable: VESA 400 x 200
  • Dimensions with stand: W 972 x H 621 x D 228.5 mm
  • Dimensions without stand: W 972 x H 569 x D 85.5 mm

£15 off with a £1 Which? trial too.
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A great deal. Also includes a Freesat tuner.

So tempted to get one even though I don't need it. :-)
I'm sure it can take a HDR10 input, I'll eat my hat if it has a 10bit panel. Still great price for the TV though.
Edited by: "tonyspoons" 22nd Jun
This or UE43MU6100?
Who are ya!
tonyspoons22nd Jun

I'm sure it can take a HDR10 input, I'll eat my hat if it has a 10bit …I'm sure it can take a HDR10 input, I'll eat my hat if it has a 10bit panel. Still great price for the TV though.


is that like the older tvs that could take an input but not display it properly ?

i remember that with early hd tvs they said 1080p but they could not display 1080p they could take a 1080p signal and downscale it to a 720p picture
sAmeri19 m ago

This or UE43MU6100?


If I buy a cheap set it's usually under the impression it will only last 2-3years. Like I bought a sharp 50" for £199 2 years ago and it was one of those cheapy ones, it worked perfectly but now the picture is starting to degrade.
So if your wanting one to last a while my opinion would be the UE43MU6100. Currys have it only for £418 which is great to be honest. Seems they also have a discount code taking 10% off too
Edited by: "Wrath" 22nd Jun
tonyspoons24 m ago

I'm sure it can take a HDR10 input, I'll eat my hat if it has a 10bit …I'm sure it can take a HDR10 input, I'll eat my hat if it has a 10bit panel. Still great price for the TV though.


Unlikely as you said. It's unfortunate that people will think that this TV will give them true HDR. It wont and they will wonder what all the fuss is about.

However AVforums just reviewed their new OLED TV (£800) and apparently it is pretty decent for the price and likely to improve.
That's odd. I downloaded the TV's manual and there's not one single reference in it to HDR. Freeview yes, Freesat yes but zip on HDR!
Wrath10 m ago

If I buy a cheap set it's usually under the impression it will only last …If I buy a cheap set it's usually under the impression it will only last 2-3years. Like I bought a sharp 50" for £199 2 years ago and it was one of those cheapy ones, it worked perfectly but now the picture is starting to degrade.So if your wanting one to last a while my opinion would be the UE43MU6100. Currys have it only for £418 which is great to be honest. Seems they also have a discount code taking 10% off too


I found the UE43 at £250, not sure if it's worth the snap.
Good price if spec is as advertised... the 1990s did call though RE wanting there remote control back
Just bought the toshiba 43" from tesco last week...this one has freesat and mine didn't....looks like a better TV. although from what people are saying the HDR won't be decent quality, but mine just 4k with no HDR at all...maybe i should be waited a week :-p...or just stop checking this site and be happy with what i got :-D
What's with the 10bit obsession? I can make a video that changes from 10bit colour to 8bit and back to 10bit, play it on a 10bit TV and no1 (not even myself) will be able to tell when it's 10bit or 8bit,and I work in video production. There are advantages in filming 10bit, but on final product display..., but there are very very few scenes where you would see gradient of colours on the sky or so.
where is everyone here complaining about lack of 5,6 year warranty and that it is super cheap c**p TV like on other threads for Samsung/LG TVs???
Megamart2 h, 9 m ago

A great deal. Also includes a Freesat tuner.So tempted to get one even …A great deal. Also includes a Freesat tuner.So tempted to get one even though I don't need it. :-)


Impulse buying my friend!
£10 for 3 to 5 days delivery
if you use sister site is free but next month laptops direct
review8 out of 10
1.6 quidco
Edited by: "cash_con_verter1" 22nd Jun
cash_con_verter136 m ago

£10 for 3 to 5 days delivery if you use sister site is free but next month …£10 for 3 to 5 days delivery if you use sister site is free but next month laptops directreview8 out of 101.6 quidco


If you're near j24 on m62 it's free to collect today at elland.
shadey121 h, 0 m ago

If you're near j24 on m62 it's free to collect today at elland.


MOT
Looks a great deal but reviews are hard to come by.. Anybody found one here??
cbflazaro13 h, 9 m ago

What's with the 10bit obsession? I can make a video that changes from …What's with the 10bit obsession? I can make a video that changes from 10bit colour to 8bit and back to 10bit, play it on a 10bit TV and no1 (not even myself) will be able to tell when it's 10bit or 8bit,and I work in video production. There are advantages in filming 10bit, but on final product display..., but there are very very few scenes where you would see gradient of colours on the sky or so.


Not so much an obsession, but if you have the correct source then it's nice to know that the TV is capable of displaying the picture as intended. Putting HDR10 on the specs is implying a 10 bit panel when it almost certainly isn't, it's pretty disingenuous. It'd be like advertising a 500 horsepower car as a 600 one, I mean, who can tell the difference right?
Edited by: "tonyspoons" 22nd Jun
hcc2747 m ago

Looks a great deal but reviews are hard to come by.. Anybody found one …Looks a great deal but reviews are hard to come by.. Anybody found one here??


Yeah see my post
cash_con_verter11 h, 25 m ago

Yeah see my post


Cheers, I saw the Reevoo reviews but was looking for a tech site review. Couldn't find any.
sAmeri22nd Jun

I found the UE43 at £250, not sure if it's worth the snap.


Where did you see the UE43 for £250? That's a great price
I made the mistake of buying this when I saw the offer a few days ago.

The LG panel is fine, nothing special, but as to be expected with cheap as chips TVs the remote, the stand, and the software are practically unusable. I've had the TV for 30 minutes now and Android has crashed 3 times already. Netflix doesn't work properly with the remote, you're unable to get into the side menu or the search function without switching to the mouse which takes forever.

When it does work, Netflix hangs while navigating and takes 30 seconds to come back to life.

The EPG/TV Guide is without doubt the worst I have ever seen. It's so useless that I can only imagine it has been designed this badly on purpose, to encourage you never to buy a cheap TV again.

Other problems throughout like the colours/names of the instructions (on screen and in the manual) don't match up to the colours and names of the buttons on the remote. It takes me more clicks to get into Netflix on this TV than it does using a FireStick, which is ludicrous. It doesn't remember what you were watching when you turn it off and on again, just opens the most recent TV channel.

And lastly the sound is atrocious. Not just bad, atrocious. I'll be returning mine, if ApplianceDirect don't make any problems. If it seems to good to be true, it usually is.
Had mine a day now, had to do a factory reset a few hours after opening because it wouldn't allow me to open Play Store or add my Google account first time round. As I noticed the actual legit apps such as Youtube/iPlayer (as opposed to the various "mooveez" and "premium spawtz" apps readily available) were extremely outdated.
The EPG is horrible, being just a Now & Next of what's on the current channel.
The panel colours looks terrible when next to a Sony 43" XE7000, greens and yellows are washed out. Watching the two football games last night looked like the pitch was grey. No amount of custom settings got good results. However watching and comparing a 4K sample video on YouTube the ElectriQ looked decent. Maybe an issue with the tuner?
This TV I purchased to replace a 43" Digihome (vestel) smart TV in a bedroom, but I'm thinking it may be a downgrade despite the vestal not being 4k or having a HD tuner.
For just over £200 we can all agree you get a lot of features for the money. But they've definitely skimped out on quality. For £100 more you can get a decent smart Sony or Samsung.
As predicted, Appliance Direct wouldnt let me return it without charging a ridiculous restocking fee, despite it being not as advertised. Live and learn.
Species2nd Jul

As predicted, Appliance Direct wouldnt let me return it without charging a …As predicted, Appliance Direct wouldnt let me return it without charging a ridiculous restocking fee, despite it being not as advertised. Live and learn.


Sorry for your struggles but thanks for posting as it’s kept me from buying
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