Finlux 50 Inch TV Freeview HD (50FBD274B-T) £229.99 @ Finlux
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Finlux 50 Inch TV Freeview HD (50FBD274B-T) £229.99 @ Finlux

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Found 1st May 2015
I believe this was around £279.99 a few weeks back, so it's been reduced further. It may not be the brand choice for everyone, but this is a lot of TV for the price.

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Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty shocking customer services tbh. Cheap for a reason.

uk.trustpilot.com/rev…com
Edited by: "cf15" 1st May 2015

csf

Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty … Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty shocking customer services tbh. Cheap for a reason.https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.finluxdirect.com



Ouch!!!! That's quite possibly the very worst reviews of a customer care team and therefore the business that I have ever ever seen. Voted cold based on this! I would seriously recommend people avoid this deal! BUYER BEWARE!

I was going to type "avoid" until I noticed that a reviewer had used up this year's supply.

worthinger

I was going to type "avoid" until I noticed that a reviewer had used up … I was going to type "avoid" until I noticed that a reviewer had used up this year's supply.



haha lol! You are soooo right! ;-)

csf

Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty … Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty shocking customer services tbh. Cheap for a reason.https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.finluxdirect.com



I've never had any problems with finlux products. Sometimes people only type when they want to moan. 50 people >>HERE << gave a product 4/5 so let's balance it out?

98.6% feedback on eBay from over 14,000 reviews
Edited by: "Bob_Green" 1st May 2015

Wow, those reviews don't read well at all! I've got a 32" finlux from ebay, almost 2 years old, never had a problem... Let's hope it stays that way 8-|

Some shocking reviews there.. think i'll wait and get a proper TV

Freezing based on the reviews may as well get a used tv

No, I would strongly say no to this price, because as my friends have finally drilled into me, 'its cheap for a reason'. Could be anything i.e. company cannot sell these due to poor product reviews and word of mouth negativity, parts are unavailable for repairs, ex display stock, returned stock, reconditioned, hidden manufacturer defects etc.

oUkTuRkEyIII

I've never had any problems with finlux products. Sometimes people only … I've never had any problems with finlux products. Sometimes people only type when they want to moan. 50 people >>HERE << gave a product 4/5 so let's balance it out? 98.6% feedback on eBay from over 14,000 reviews



Thing is most people leave reviews once they receive the item, how many of these people had trouble few months down the libe after the review was left?

If it came with a 2 year warranty i'd buy it, but having had trouble with cheaper brands in the past i tend to avoid them now

Loads of bad reviews for the blaupunkt ones too and I've got the 50'' led model which I have been more than happy with. Everyone who has visited have all commented on how good the picture is
. reviews can be so mid leading on times ...

Got the 40 smart tv for my bedroom for christmas. Great so far. Its not a samsung but nor is the price.

If trust pilot was reviewed on trust pilot it would get 1*

I bought my son the 40" for christmas and what a bargain...paid this price...great tv ...great price...and 10" extra for the same price...what can I say...

Are these made in Turkey or are the tv's Turkey's or both?

Finlux are manufactured by Vestel...hardly a world leader in quality TVs, but most certainly the largest TV producer in Europe.

Parts should be readily available, most of Vestel TVs are brandings....you will find the same models, chipsets, power supplies, lcd panels amongst many a differing brand name...be it Isis, Celcus, SEG in our Supermarkets or major companies licensing out for budget tvs JVC, Sharp, Panasonic, Toshiba etc.

You are not going to get top notch picture quality with whatever video processor they are using, and at this price point are you going to get localised dimming LED backlighting...it is what it is, a large screen average tv at a below average price...for anyone on a budget it is difficult to argue it does what it does at a stupidly low price at £229. For anyone wanting better then be prepared to spend at least another £170 for a TV with better video processing/calibration and LED backlighting.

LG 50 inch in Sainsburys £299.

The more time passes the less attention I pay to online reviews.

A. Majority of pleased people don't bother posting anything.

B. 75% of the population are idiots.

Looks like LCD. LED are getting cheaper by the day and more efficient. Not quite this price yet but close and worth the wait or extra cash

oUkTuRkEyIII

I've never had any problems with finlux products. Sometimes people only … I've never had any problems with finlux products. Sometimes people only type when they want to moan. 50 people >>HERE << gave a product 4/5 so let's balance it out? 98.6% feedback on eBay from over 14,000 reviews


It always amazes me when people post the same "I didn't have any problem with MY device" failing to comprehend the difference between the reviews of the product itself and the reviews about the customer service when something goes wrong.

Do you see anyone saying the device itself is bad on Trustpilot? No. People complain about the customer service. When TV broke, like any other electronic device, they do go wrong sometimes.

Did you had the need to seek a number to contact the company? No. Would you have found one if you did? No.
Is it legal for them not to publish the registered address and contact number on their website? No.

If you personally had no interaction with the company, why post related to this?

seanandleah

Loads of bad reviews for the blaupunkt ones too and I've got the 50'' led … Loads of bad reviews for the blaupunkt ones too and I've got the 50'' led model which I have been more than happy with. Everyone who has visited have all commented on how good the picture is. reviews can be so mid leading on times ...


Yeah, why would this review be taken into account, clearly misleading:
"For those of you that don't know Finlux no longer has a phone line for customers, they do not list a registered or head office anywhere on there paperwork or in a google search, they are not listed at Companies House under the name Finlux Direct or Finlux UK (as a still trading company) they do not list their current MD's name anywhere on the internet and they will not give an address when one is requested, leaving the unsatisfied customers dangling with apparently nowhere to go"

cjdean1983

Looks like LCD. LED are getting cheaper by the day and more efficient. … Looks like LCD. LED are getting cheaper by the day and more efficient. Not quite this price yet but close and worth the wait or extra cash

LED lit TVs use LCD panels, not sure what you're getting at.

I have this exact model and I regretted the purchase. There are bright spots and the TV is made with cheap materials. The hdmi port broke and the TV case cracked in transport. Took me 6 weeks to get a replacement. The replacement still has bright spot issues.

Rhythmeister

LED lit TVs use LCD panels, not sure what you're getting at.



Unfortunately the majority of the general public just do not understand (to the glee of the big electronics stores) that the buzz word of 'LED' TV literally doesn't mean the TV screen itself is LED, just the back/edge light is.

For anyone reading this that is clueless (we will get on to the TL'DR individuals later)...lessons for you..there are three types of displays currently, one is going to the dogs sadly (plasma, one is inherently expensive and could also go to the dogs despite its superiority over the other two formats (OLED), and one has become the consumer standard due to cost and energy efficiency (LCD that is LED back/edge lit).

LCD - The most commonplace, used to be CCFL (thats flourescent) backlit, LCD screens do not emit their own light, therefore need back/edge lighting. In recent years the older CCFL has been replaced by LED edge or back matrix lighting (better as newer tech has allowed for localised dimming helping 'emulate' the black levels of plasma) which is more energy efficient and helps boost contrast levels.

Plasma - Without getting all techy, its all to do with gases and phosphers, each pixel is self lit meaning no lighting is needed....downside image retention (particularly with old models), energy efficiency and weight and having a glass screen - reflections...have to be careful of lounge placement. Upside...more natural picture, better viewing angles by far, better levels of black with no clouding/blooming like you get with LCD that are CCFL (particularly) or Edge LED lit. Some new tech has allowed localised dimming of back matrix LED to switch off areas during dark scenes...some work better than others but generally there is some lag which can lead to unnatural dark scenes on LCD, giving once again an advantage with plasma for home cinema buffs.

OLED - Organic Light Emitting Diode LG are pushing on this format, currently very expensive, extremely energy efficient...each pixel is self lit so once again as with Plasma, no back lighting needed...Wider colour gamut and unlike OLED phones reviews suggest an extremely lifelike picture quality.

With regards the newer higher resolution tvs to the market, commonly known as 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition), these are either LCD (LED Backlit) or OLED (LG for 2015 have them starting at $5k)

Now if you are the sort of person that is clueless and are here thinking 'god TL'DR' tough, you will never educate yourself.

For anyone else...this is it all in a nutshell as simply I can put.



Edited by: "cicobuff" 2nd May 2015

Still many people prefer the older CCFL backlighting of the screen. It's more diffused light often gives a cleaner more natural image even if the contrast is less. No reason to automatically discount LCD (LCD +CCFL backlighting) compared to (LCD + LED backlighting).

There have been many horrible LED backlit sets especially the larger models like this one with edge LED backlighting that simply doesn't provide a uniform backlight. There are some pretty cheap Chinese manufacturers of panels and backlights that are quite poor but are used in budget sets.

Banterlicious

The more time passes the less attention I pay to online reviews.A. … The more time passes the less attention I pay to online reviews.A. Majority of pleased people don't bother posting anything.B. 75% of the population are idiots.



Also doesn't help that at least half of them have been added by companies to promote their products.

had a finlux TV for a couple of years, great price and great picture, bargain

cjdean1983

Looks like LCD. LED are getting cheaper by the day and more efficient. … Looks like LCD. LED are getting cheaper by the day and more efficient. Not quite this price yet but close and worth the wait or extra cash



LED refers to the backlight, panel is still LCD.

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csf

Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty … Hmm no customer services if it goes wrong. If it works great. Pretty shocking customer services tbh. Cheap for a reason.https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.finluxdirect.com



Wrong company mate: good reviews for this company:
uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk

voted hot, i couldn't find a 50 inch below £300 a few months back so had to settle

have finlux tv went wrong after 3months in four days new tv delivered who else is this good

arbours

have finlux tv went wrong after 3months in four days new tv delivered who … have finlux tv went wrong after 3months in four days new tv delivered who else is this good



So you just joined up yesterday to post this comment hmmm you work for Finlux by any chance bruv?

had finlux teles for years still going strong after 9 years just ordered 50ninch 229 pounds had no problem with customer services please note had a Samsung for 14 months costing 600 hundred pounds totally knackered vestel make loads of tv for other makers lg Panasonic sharp etc

Absolutely perfect timing our 42" Bush TV has just failed this morning after 4 years of ownership.

I've just purchased the £229.99 Finlux 50" from the Finlux website, same TV is priced £239.99 on the Finlux ebay store.

I found the TV on the ebay store first, then found the Finlux website, then I came on here to post the deal, but then found the deal had already been posted. lol

took the plunge on this one. wanted a big TV on a budget....will report back on the experience

echofsilence

took the plunge on this one. wanted a big TV on a budget....will report … took the plunge on this one. wanted a big TV on a budget....will report back on the experience



Had ours delivered yesterday, the box is huge. oO

First impressions are mixed.

Good points.
1. Looks stylish and super slim.
2. Nice clear picture.
3. Has LAN port built in.
4. Nice large user friendly remote control.

Bad Points.
1. The screen feels loose, it moves in its frame.
2. The rear fitment for the stand appears to small, it has 4 holes for screws. When looking in the manual it states 8 holes for screws. It would seem the bracket is for the 32" model.
3. Only one scart socket.
4. The sound quality could be better.



Edited by: "Da11as" 2nd Jun 2015

Bought 2. Kids will be some what surprised when they play there x box's and find the TV 's have gone from 32" to 50"!

After owning one now for a couple of weeks i feel comfortable in saying that I'm very pleased with mine!

Yeah there could be more hdmi ports but I got a splitter off eBay and does the job a treat! Build quality seems good and the picture is great too. The only thing I would say is particularly poor is the sound. The sound is very flat and quiet. often I have to have the volume at near maximum. Easily fixed with a decent sound bar though and you still come out cheaper than buying a branded set. for £230 and free next day delivery - I'd recommend any day!

Price has gone back to £499. I got two and then the web page disappeared for a day. Now re appeared but at the new price. Pleased with mine as they running X Boxes and they are fine sound wise for that for now. I did buy two sound bars from Tesco just in case but have returned them. I think those who took a punt did indeed get a bargain!
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