Finlux 55" 4K UHD Smart TV £329 - now £309 w/code SUNSTYLE @ Groupon
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Finlux 55" 4K UHD Smart TV £329 - now £309 w/code SUNSTYLE @ Groupon

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Refreshed 6th Jun (Posted 19th May)
*Updated 6th June - code SUNSTYLE gives a further £20 off until midnight*

Finlux 55 inch 4K UHD Smart TV. Incredible viewing experience, Freeview Play.

4K UHD
Smart apps include Netflix 4K, YouTube 4K, BBC iPlayer & web browser
Freeview Play
Freeview HD – 70 free channels including 15 in HD
3 HDMI / 1 USB ports
Optical digital audio output
DTS TruSurround
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Aretak6 h, 40 m ago

It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of …It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of Vestel's many, many brands that they sell TVs under. They're probably the worst manufacturer on the market in terms of build quality and picture quality, but their TVs are priced accordingly. You won't get a 55" model from anyone else for £329. If you're realistic about what you're going to get for the money, the compromises may be acceptable.


That definitely isn't true. You only have to look on whathifi to see some pretty decent reviews for vestel sets and as for reliability I would say definitely better than the purely Chinese parts assembled models that you get from companies like UMC where the power boards are manufactured in China. Not saying they are the best quality for sure but I feel the evidence previously from which reliability survey's shows their reliability is competitive or at least it was a few years ago.

This and the recent Curry's Logic 4k set deal are likely very similar sets so you could look at that thread to see people's opinions. I have a Finlux set myself and I'm writing this text on it now but its one of their 4K 3D sets based around a LG panel. Very pleased with it and into its 3rd year but my choice was limited as I wanted a passive 3D set that was also good for gaming and at the time the LG sets weren't great for gaming with high input lag. The motion on mine is excellent much better than I have seen on some decent brands in store like Samsung but the SD upscaling especially from low bitrate sources like freeview is pretty weak but for gaming, browsing etc very competitive. The tv also streams tv channels to devices which are connected to my wifi network, android tablets etc and offers decent bluetooth features. The 4k youtube feature works well except my broadband is not capable of providing a fast enough connection for 4k a lot of the time. I've been very happy overall with it and it was a bargain price. I just make the point that the Finlux was not a compromise for me it was an actual choice based on enjoying 3D but hating active 3D which I can't get on with and needing a low input lag for gaming. The big compromise on it is actually the LG panel which has a RGBW pixel structure like many LG televisions. If I didn't want passive 3D then Vestel's own panels would have had a normal RGB pixel structure.
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Good price that
Got one a few months back from Groupon. Amazing for the money.
Description says 3 HDMI/1 USB
Realisrically is this a good set or are there limitations?
On the surface it seems too good to be true...
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jedijacobs12 m ago

Realisrically is this a good set or are there limitations?On the surface …Realisrically is this a good set or are there limitations?On the surface it seems too good to be true...


hotukdeals.com/dea…995 Thread from an earlier deal when it was £20 more expensive.
No warranty mentioned
jedijacobs1 h, 2 m ago

Realisrically is this a good set or are there limitations?On the surface …Realisrically is this a good set or are there limitations?On the surface it seems too good to be true...


It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of Vestel's many, many brands that they sell TVs under. They're probably the worst manufacturer on the market in terms of build quality and picture quality, but their TVs are priced accordingly. You won't get a 55" model from anyone else for £329. If you're realistic about what you're going to get for the money, the compromises may be acceptable.
Aretak2 h, 31 m ago

It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of …It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of Vestel's many, many brands that they sell TVs under. They're probably the worst manufacturer on the market in terms of build quality and picture quality, but their TVs are priced accordingly. You won't get a 55" model from anyone else for £329. If you're realistic about what you're going to get for the money, the compromises may be acceptable.


And these compromises?
Also as mentioned above, no warranty mentioned either?
Aretak6 h, 40 m ago

It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of …It depends on your expectations I suppose. This is yet another one of Vestel's many, many brands that they sell TVs under. They're probably the worst manufacturer on the market in terms of build quality and picture quality, but their TVs are priced accordingly. You won't get a 55" model from anyone else for £329. If you're realistic about what you're going to get for the money, the compromises may be acceptable.


That definitely isn't true. You only have to look on whathifi to see some pretty decent reviews for vestel sets and as for reliability I would say definitely better than the purely Chinese parts assembled models that you get from companies like UMC where the power boards are manufactured in China. Not saying they are the best quality for sure but I feel the evidence previously from which reliability survey's shows their reliability is competitive or at least it was a few years ago.

This and the recent Curry's Logic 4k set deal are likely very similar sets so you could look at that thread to see people's opinions. I have a Finlux set myself and I'm writing this text on it now but its one of their 4K 3D sets based around a LG panel. Very pleased with it and into its 3rd year but my choice was limited as I wanted a passive 3D set that was also good for gaming and at the time the LG sets weren't great for gaming with high input lag. The motion on mine is excellent much better than I have seen on some decent brands in store like Samsung but the SD upscaling especially from low bitrate sources like freeview is pretty weak but for gaming, browsing etc very competitive. The tv also streams tv channels to devices which are connected to my wifi network, android tablets etc and offers decent bluetooth features. The 4k youtube feature works well except my broadband is not capable of providing a fast enough connection for 4k a lot of the time. I've been very happy overall with it and it was a bargain price. I just make the point that the Finlux was not a compromise for me it was an actual choice based on enjoying 3D but hating active 3D which I can't get on with and needing a low input lag for gaming. The big compromise on it is actually the LG panel which has a RGBW pixel structure like many LG televisions. If I didn't want passive 3D then Vestel's own panels would have had a normal RGB pixel structure.
bonzobanana7 m ago

That definitely isn't true. You only have to look on whathifi to see some …That definitely isn't true. You only have to look on whathifi to see some pretty decent reviews for vestel sets and as for reliability I would say definitely better than the purely Chinese parts assembled models that you get from companies like UMC where the power boards are manufactured in China. Not saying they are the best quality for sure but I feel the evidence previously from which reliability survey's shows their reliability is competitive or at least it was a few years ago. This and the recent Curry's Logic 4k set deal are likely very similar sets so you could look at that thread to see people's opinions. I have a Finlux set myself and I'm writing this text on it now but its one of their 4K 3D sets based around a LG panel. Very pleased with it and into its 3rd year but my choice was limited as I wanted a passive 3D set that was also good for gaming and at the time the LG sets weren't great for gaming with high input lag. The motion on mine is excellent much better than I have seen on some decent brands in store like Samsung but the SD upscaling especially from low bitrate sources like freeview is pretty weak but for gaming, browsing etc very competitive. The tv also streams tv channels to devices which are connected to my wifi network, android tablets etc and offers decent bluetooth features. The 4k youtube feature works well except my broadband is not capable of providing a fast enough connection for 4k a lot of the time. I've been very happy overall with it and it was a bargain price. I just make the point that the Finlux was not a compromise for me it was an actual choice based on enjoying 3D but hating active 3D which I can't get on with and needing a low input lag for gaming. The big compromise on it is actually the LG panel which has a RGBW pixel structure like many LG televisions. If I didn't want passive 3D then Vestel's own panels would have had a normal RGB pixel structure.


Actually looking again this one looks a bit nicer than the Curry's Logic model. Has HDR and a nicer case so likely a better panel.
bonzobanana1 h, 59 m ago

That definitely isn't true.


No, it definetly is true. Vestel are by far the weakest of the major TV manufacturers and produce by far the lowest quality TVs amongst them. It'd take some level of delusion to think that a 55" TV costing £329 is going to be anything but the absolute bare minimum. Vestel do produce some okay sets, but they're few and far between, certainly not at this price point and far outnumbered by the absolute torrent of crap, budget TVs that they flood the market with under tens of different brands.

None of this is in question really, but people are so bizarrely defensive of crap TVs on here. If you took every post as written, from people who bought the likes of Finlux "as a choice" over known brands, you'd believe there's literally no such thing as a bad TV and they're basically all the same. You can make all the claims you like about how amazing your budget TV is, but facts are facts. They're measurably, objectively massively compromised in many areas of picture quality and general functionality.
Finlux used to be a premium brand in the 80s. We had a 14" portable, it had a flat glass sheet over the front of the CRT to make it seem flatter, and the remote was part of the TV itself - you could press one side of it and it would pop out of the telly! Great picture for the time.

The thing is, even premium brands aren't amazing. I've just spent £1k on a 55" Samsung and that has clouding and DSE issues, as all LCD TVs do to some degree.

This seems like a good price, even if a Vestel...
I don't wanna read paragraphs of crap.

Look at the deal, vote if u feel fit, move along.

So many ' experts' about, stop babysitting ppl.
Aretak2 h, 28 m ago

No, it definetly is true. Vestel are by far the weakest of the major TV …No, it definetly is true. Vestel are by far the weakest of the major TV manufacturers and produce by far the lowest quality TVs amongst them. It'd take some level of delusion to think that a 55" TV costing £329 is going to be anything but the absolute bare minimum. Vestel do produce some okay sets, but they're few and far between, certainly not at this price point and far outnumbered by the absolute torrent of crap, budget TVs that they flood the market with under tens of different brands.None of this is in question really, but people are so bizarrely defensive of crap TVs on here. If you took every post as written, from people who bought the likes of Finlux "as a choice" over known brands, you'd believe there's literally no such thing as a bad TV and they're basically all the same. You can make all the claims you like about how amazing your budget TV is, but facts are facts. They're measurably, objectively massively compromised in many areas of picture quality and general functionality.


Are you OK?
Second Finlux that I owned. My previous one gave good service for three years. Sold and got one of these. For me it has everything I need. I video in 4K and it looks superb. Connects to everything I want it to. My daughter paid £1500 for her Samsung and I struggle to see the difference
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UGLY feet, my god!
Aretak14 h, 5 m ago

No, it definetly is true. Vestel are by far the weakest of the major TV …No, it definetly is true. Vestel are by far the weakest of the major TV manufacturers and produce by far the lowest quality TVs amongst them. It'd take some level of delusion to think that a 55" TV costing £329 is going to be anything but the absolute bare minimum. Vestel do produce some okay sets, but they're few and far between, certainly not at this price point and far outnumbered by the absolute torrent of crap, budget TVs that they flood the market with under tens of different brands.None of this is in question really, but people are so bizarrely defensive of crap TVs on here. If you took every post as written, from people who bought the likes of Finlux "as a choice" over known brands, you'd believe there's literally no such thing as a bad TV and they're basically all the same. You can make all the claims you like about how amazing your budget TV is, but facts are facts. They're measurably, objectively massively compromised in many areas of picture quality and general functionality.


The evidence doesn't support your opinion and the reality is now many budget sets are using Chinese panels and boards and assembling them. Again I'm not saying that Vestel are the best I'm saying there is much competition out there from the likes of UMC and directly imported Chinese sets. Hisense seem to be one of the least reliable manufacturers and to set Vestel apart who actually manufacture many parts in Europe as substandard to those seems grossly unfair. The most recent Vestel set I can see on whathifi reviewed is a Toshiba model and gets a good review.

whathifi.com/tos…iew

Here is the most recent Hisense I could find reviewed there.

whathifi.com/his…iew

Both similar sizes and original prices. The fact is Vestel can use a better panel than Hisense for similar priced sets, at the very least handle motion better and are likely more reliable.

The reality is many Vestel sets perform very well often better than other budget sets they compete with and many owners are very happy with them with performance that is competitive and sometimes superior to the competition. The amount of threads I've seen where a tv is criticised for being Vestel when it has absolutely no connection with Vestel often a Chinese set or a set assembled in Eastern Europe. I've seen people criticise Vestel sets only for it to be revealed they actually have a Vestel set themselves that they are happy with and just didn't realise their set was actually Vestel under the Japanese brand slapped on the front.

As ever look at what you are getting, check out the reviews and make an informed choice.
Went to the GROUPON site and as offered 15% off first order using code: HELLO15.

Hope this helps anyone.

If it works that's another £50 off nearly.
bonzobanana11 h, 38 m ago

The evidence doesn't support your opinion and the reality is now many …The evidence doesn't support your opinion and the reality is now many budget sets are using Chinese panels and boards and assembling them. Again I'm not saying that Vestel are the best I'm saying there is much competition out there from the likes of UMC and directly imported Chinese sets. Hisense seem to be one of the least reliable manufacturers and to set Vestel apart who actually manufacture many parts in Europe as substandard to those seems grossly unfair. The most recent Vestel set I can see on whathifi reviewed is a Toshiba model and gets a good review.https://www.whathifi.com/toshiba/49u7763db/reviewHere is the most recent Hisense I could find reviewed there.https://www.whathifi.com/hisense/h50n6800/reviewBoth similar sizes and original prices. The fact is Vestel can use a better panel than Hisense for similar priced sets, at the very least handle motion better and are likely more reliable. The reality is many Vestel sets perform very well often better than other budget sets they compete with and many owners are very happy with them with performance that is competitive and sometimes superior to the competition. The amount of threads I've seen where a tv is criticised for being Vestel when it has absolutely no connection with Vestel often a Chinese set or a set assembled in Eastern Europe. I've seen people criticise Vestel sets only for it to be revealed they actually have a Vestel set themselves that they are happy with and just didn't realise their set was actually Vestel under the Japanese brand slapped on the front.As ever look at what you are getting, check out the reviews and make an informed choice.


And the WhatHiFi rating was given when that 'Toshiba' was priced at £650, almost double current prices. I've seen it in both Currys and JL and the pq is certainly not as crappy as some commentators here would make you believe. Motion appears to be handled well and colours and contrast appear decent and eminently watchable. 4K video looked surprisingly good.

As for this Finlux, I haven't seen it in action but if the panel is shared with the Toshiba it certainly is a good price. Just moderate your expectations and don't compare it to a Samsung or LG which costs double the price. You pays more, you obviously gets more.
hcc2727 m ago

And the WhatHiFi rating was given when that 'Toshiba' was priced at £650, …And the WhatHiFi rating was given when that 'Toshiba' was priced at £650, almost double current prices. I've seen it in both Currys and JL and the pq is certainly not as crappy as some commentators here would make you believe. Motion appears to be handled well and colours and contrast appear decent and eminently watchable. 4K video looked surprisingly good. As for this Finlux, I haven't seen it in action but if the panel is shared with the Toshiba it certainly is a good price. Just moderate your expectations and don't compare it to a Samsung or LG which costs double the price. You pays more, you obviously gets more.


Vestel make their own panels, it's a pretty sophisticated factory and often only have a few panel options. My Finlux only has a LG panel due to requiring it for passive 3D. My Panasonic washing machine which I've had close to 5 years and still going strong is Vestel and very pleased with it. It came with a 5 year parts and labour warranty but never needed it.

Cheap telly for the gym, garage or caravan. Heat
i_need_bargains21 h, 33 m ago

Went to the GROUPON site and as offered 15% off first order using code: …Went to the GROUPON site and as offered 15% off first order using code: HELLO15. Hope this helps anyone.If it works that's another £50 off nearly.


Doesn't work for me:-

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I'm in the market for a cheap 4k hdr tv. For the price and size it seems like I cannot go wrong, or can I?
BottomLevelReality29 m ago

I'm in the market for a cheap 4k hdr tv. For the price and size it seems …I'm in the market for a cheap 4k hdr tv. For the price and size it seems like I cannot go wrong, or can I?


You can forget the hdr bit. While it might be hdr compatible the tv is unlikely to have a panel that can really show that off and have much difference compared to a non hdr set. A proper hdr set is probably £1000 or more. It is fantastic value and a bargain and could be competitive in performance with tv's up to about 2x the price possibly or at least £500. If I needed a tv I would probably go with it but I'm hoping my existing Finlux tv lasts a few more years until I can get a decent OLED tv but I'm reluctant in a way as I like the 3D features of my existing set.
bonzobanana29 m ago

You can forget the hdr bit. While it might be hdr compatible the tv is …You can forget the hdr bit. While it might be hdr compatible the tv is unlikely to have a panel that can really show that off and have much difference compared to a non hdr set. A proper hdr set is probably £1000 or more. It is fantastic value and a bargain and could be competitive in performance with tv's up to about 2x the price possibly or at least £500. If I needed a tv I would probably go with it but I'm hoping my existing Finlux tv lasts a few more years until I can get a decent OLED tv but I'm reluctant in a way as I like the 3D features of my existing set.


Thanks for the input. I presumed it was only going to be hdr compatible and I wasn't expecting OLED quality for the kind of cash they're asking. Long gone are the days of dropping over £500 quid on a TV. This should be more than good enough for my casual viewing these days and an upgrade from my 8 year old LG lcd.
Edited by: "BottomLevelReality" 22nd May
Surely there is some kind of point where TV sets like these are equal to perhaps the lower end sets made by Samsung, LG, Sony, etc and perhaps even slightly better when you take into account the price?
I purchased a 32" Finlux about 6 years ago for the spare room and it still works well.
allowed54 m ago

I purchased a 32" Finlux about 6 years ago for the spare room and it still …I purchased a 32" Finlux about 6 years ago for the spare room and it still works well.


That was probably a time too when their reputation was poor compared to many more respected brands. The Vestel factory is far more advanced nowadays with much improved quality.
"Not yet available" - is it gone ?
As above unable to order. Sold out?
What about the Medion 55" Smart 4k TV at Aldi for £399 With a 3 year warranty.
You can't go wrong if it fails take it back, there great at giving you your CASH back 5*.
Edited by: "SoSad666" 6th Jun
RowanDDR20th May

UGLY feet, my god!


Are you one of those that look at the mantelpiece when poking the fire?
bonzobanana2 h, 18 m ago

That was probably a time too when their reputation was poor compared to …That was probably a time too when their reputation was poor compared to many more respected brands. The Vestel factory is far more advanced nowadays with much improved quality.


You've sold me. Out of interest what model number is your 3d 4k Finlux?
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