Goodmans  55" 4K Curved Smart Android TV £538.80 @ CPC
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Goodmans 55" 4K Curved Smart Android TV £538.80 @ CPC

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Found 3rd Sep 2016
Seems like a great price for a curved Ultra HD Smart TV with Wifi, Freeview HD. It's not a recognised brand but it is a know brand. Unsure who makes the modules but I guess not anyone can make curved ones, so gotta be a know panel maker too.

Some of the key features you need to know about the Goodmans 55 inch LED TV. Smart TV with Netflix From BBC iPlayer to Netflix and countless other apps, Smart TV gives you access to digital media without having to move from your sofa. Android TV means you'll be able to enjoy content from your smart devices too, making it easy to search for the content you want. You simply connect to the web via the Ethernet port or the built-in WiFi and have the choice to catch up on your favourite programme or become engrossed in a new series. Keep the family entertained with a wide range of Smart TV service. You can catch up on your favourite programs with BBC iPlayer and My5, or access a wide range of films and TV programs with Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. Freeview HD Coming complete with Freeview HD, you'll have access to digital channels, with a range that are transmitted in incredibly detailed high definition for an impeccable viewing experience straight out of the box.

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Got excited ...until I noticed it was Goodmans

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MikeLondon

Got excited ...until I noticed it was Goodmans



​that's why I put that in the title, only for those who are willing to take the risk. if someone knows how to get information on who makes the panels or the actual tv, there branding may not be a matter.

got to be value if specs are right. nice one

These are manufactured (assembled) here in the UK by Cello - they're not bad, certainty a few cuts above Vestel

thought Goodman's was Curry's PC World own brand...?

If you're going to invest in a 4K tv do your research and read the reviews. I've no idea if this model is any cop but so many of these budget 4K's are awful. You could get an amazing HD tv for less than this and it will give you a much better picture than the vast majority of budget 4K's.
I jumped on the 4K bandwagon and bought a higher end model but my advice (not that that's worth owt) is save up your money and wait until the 4K content catches up with demand. HDR is coming.

it does look a decent spec without paying the Samsung...L.G.....Sony prices ....maybe for (and don't take this the wrong way) its a Mid to but just under a High Spec TV...for the Amateur TV viewer...Your text here

for all the ""Experts"" of TV.... if you had this ....excuse my ignorance here....would you Not need one of those Android Box things? in essence does this TV have the Android Box Technology built in - any help Appreciated...

Look on direct tv,s they have a none
brand one for 350 with android and kodi

Had a few Goodmans electrical items over the years' can't say they've ever given me any issues' for the price being paid this appears to be a good deal' heat added

grv999

If you're going to invest in a 4K tv do your research and read the … If you're going to invest in a 4K tv do your research and read the reviews. I've no idea if this model is any cop but so many of these budget 4K's are awful. You could get an amazing HD tv for less than this and it will give you a much better picture than the vast majority of budget 4K's. I jumped on the 4K bandwagon and bought a higher end model but my advice (not that that's worth owt) is save up your money and wait until the 4K content catches up with demand. HDR is coming.



​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I have tried and seen several budget 4k and all are much better even than posh brands of last generation. 4k is already here.

grv999

If you're going to invest in a 4K tv do your research and read the … If you're going to invest in a 4K tv do your research and read the reviews. I've no idea if this model is any cop but so many of these budget 4K's are awful. You could get an amazing HD tv for less than this and it will give you a much better picture than the vast majority of budget 4K's. I jumped on the 4K bandwagon and bought a higher end model but my advice (not that that's worth owt) is save up your money and wait until the 4K content catches up with demand. HDR is coming.



​Invest? It's just a tv. Buy it, if you don't like it then send it back. If it breaks then send it back. It's not an asset that will appreciate in value over time. It us just a tv. A disposable commodity. If I was looking for a new tv I would be buying this. However I bought a 55 inch seiki 2 weeks ago and it performs better than the previous 2 Toshibas. (_;)

Some reviews on Amazon

Nice to look at but you don't want to let it open its mouth, much like Will Smith
By Barryfromgnsd on 12 Aug. 2016
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The picture on this TV is difficult to get right, I have put an Xbox One and PS4 through it and both required a lot of fiddling, it's still not great and there's not as many options to fiddle with to improve it as the Xbox One guide suggests but it's getting better, if you perservere and learn a bit about it then it helps. The on screen writing wasn't very clear and hard to read, which was suprising coming out of an Xbox One onto a HD screen however after much toil and sleepless nights wondering why the TV hated me I realised I had neglected to put my glasses on and this situation improved the realtionship between me and the TV a lot. We are going for a meal later so it's going well. The included freeview and 'online' apps however have caused this blossoming realtionship to sully somewhat.

The sound is another thing, when I first turned the TV on I was greeted by what I can only describe as kittens playing covers of Slayer songs on broken equipment in a wind tunnel, Jeremy Kyles dulcit tones of anger had been rendered to robotic fury that was more tinny than a tin factory made of tins that was owned by someone called Tin Tin. I had to get external speakers it was that bad. So the TV, like the year 2016, has lost of few stars due to that.

Don't get me started on letting Hermes delivered it though....

sam_of_london

​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I h … ​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I have tried and seen several budget 4k and all are much better even than posh brands of last generation. 4k is already here.



Must... resist.... getting... involved

sam_of_london

​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I h … ​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I have tried and seen several budget 4k and all are much better even than posh brands of last generation. 4k is already here.



Sorry, I agree with grv999 - a good 1080P TV (e.g. TH 55W905 by Sony, 3 years old now) will knock the spots off a budget 4k TV now.

Like with digital cameras, a good 12MP camera can easily outshine a cheap nasty 20MP camera, the same applies here.

Motion handling, contrast, backlight uniformity, colour reproduction, clouding, light bleed etc etc .... there is so much more to it than just 'more dots = better images'

Heat for the deal because it's cheap for what it is. I certainly wouldn't buy one though, but different priorities for different people and all that...

Cheaper 4K 55' out there COLD

sam_of_london

​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I h … ​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I have tried and seen several budget 4k and all are much better even than posh brands of last generation. 4k is already here.



​This guy, seriously Sam stop commenting about 4K on every post. The Seiko 4k is absolute dogpoo, premium FullHD sets are far better than budget 4k sets. Its not just the resolution that dictates the quality of a panel

Shakeyyy

​This guy, seriously Sam stop commenting about 4K on every post. The S … ​This guy, seriously Sam stop commenting about 4K on every post. The Seiko 4k is absolute dogpoo, premium FullHD sets are far better than budget 4k sets. Its not just the resolution that dictates the quality of a panel



​There are exceptions but 4k is much better. I have even full HD Oled TV compared with 4k led TV and 4k was much better. Hate those trying to downplay better technology with their false rhetoric.

Robjh

thought Goodman's was Curry's PC World own brand...?


no that is jvc

sam_of_london

​There are exceptions but 4k is much better. I have even full HD Oled TV … ​There are exceptions but 4k is much better. I have even full HD Oled TV compared with 4k led TV and 4k was much better. Hate those trying to downplay better technology with their false rhetoric.



I saw 4k film in Thailand Phuket holiday, exploring the shopping center there some time ago. I'm not sure on this particular tv vs 1 of 1000's of 1080p tv's, as regarding tv's and image quality its not only the 1080p or 4k that makes the whole experience and visual flow. A friend had a beauty of a Panasonic 1080p tv, though probably due to low hurtz all fast images in a football match say were a blur. 4k is far superior visual technologically. It is the successor to the 1080p technology for us consumers ... Unless skipped for 8k which is another story and future development. Its not just a question of 4k. Can a 1080p tv be better than a 4k, sure of course it can. It could even look better quality wise ... Considering what other tv technologies are used. However, on a whole 4k manufactured tv's with all reasonable trimmings will surpass in visual quality all 1080p.

Goodmans are still in business?

I didn't realise goodmans still 'made' things, good on them

dreamager

I didn't realise goodmans still 'made' things, good on them


Probably just a licensed brand name now

A dumb question perhaps but will HDR just be on 4 K TVs or on HD ones in future? Not sure if am bothered about 4K or not ? Can you actually see the difference. May be pushed into it if everything eventually goes 4K and you have no option but to do it. Will that happen. Not Samsung was showing off 8K TV recently.......

freakstyler

These are manufactured (assembled) here in the UK by Cello - they're not … These are manufactured (assembled) here in the UK by Cello - they're not bad, certainty a few cuts above Vestel


It's very "UN-PC" to criticize Vestel on here ! Some get quite carried away in defence of them X)
Edited by: "PhilK" 4th Sep 2016

Eventually the name makes will need to reduce their prices to this level. They're already dropping fast

jynx88

no that is jvc


No, JVC are about a hundred times the size of PC World/Currys
Like saying Bayer Chemicals are Boots own brand ! X)

Robjh

it does look a decent spec without paying the Samsung...L.G.....Sony … it does look a decent spec without paying the Samsung...L.G.....Sony prices ....maybe for (and don't take this the wrong way) its a Mid to but just under a High Spec TV...for the Amateur TV viewer...Your text here



What's an amateur TV viewer?

aravind_svu

​that's why I put that in the title, only for those who are willing to t … ​that's why I put that in the title, only for those who are willing to take the risk. if someone knows how to get information on who makes the panels or the actual tv, there branding may not be a matter.



m.youtube.com/wat…wlI

Not 8K. Cold.

Personally, unless the TV is UHD premium certified, I wouldn't bother. Was planning on a purchase this year but will likely wait till next year when uhd premium sets are nearer this price.

I'm sure the picture will be just fine, unlikely to be the best of the best but wouldn't expect that at this price, seems an amazing amount of TV for the price, not everyone is totally obsessed with their 1080p vs 4k, 4K seems a bit pointless to me at the moment, its not available over the air, probably never will be and my BT TV box doesn't support 4K.

sam_of_london

​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I h … ​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I have tried and seen several budget 4k and all are much better even than posh brands of last generation. 4k is already here.




There's only one person touting rubbish here.....

There's so much more than just screen resolution to consider - the budget brands often have noticbly worse upscaling and motion processing - so unless you're using a native 4k source can look significantly worse than the competition. At anything like normal viewing distances an average human eye can only perceive the resolution of 4k from under 2m away, so unless your room is incredibly small you may as well stick with 1080p.

If you were to look at this side by side with a top of the range 1080p like LGs OLED there is no way you would say that all 4k are better than all 1080p - which is further backed up by the recent obervations that HDR seems to make more of an impact on image quality than 4k in real world conditions.

Also it's curved. Which is gimmicky nonsense.

silebyboy

What's an amateur TV viewer?


Not a professional one whose life and discussions orbit around what they've watched on TV ?

leewills8

​Invest? It's just a tv. Buy it, if you don't like it then send it back. I … ​Invest? It's just a tv. Buy it, if you don't like it then send it back. If it breaks then send it back. It's not an asset that will appreciate in value over time. It us just a tv. A disposable commodity. If I was looking for a new tv I would be buying this. However I bought a 55 inch seiki 2 weeks ago and it performs better than the previous 2 Toshibas. (_;)



I'd say buying a tv is a pretty major investment for most folks. Maybe not if you're buying Seiki or Toshiba though

sam_of_london

​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I h … ​Absolutely rubbish. All budget 4k are better than full HD or 1080p. I have tried and seen several budget 4k and all are much better even than posh brands of last generation. 4k is already here.



You must be trolling.

listerdude

Also it's curved. Which is gimmicky nonsense.



Curved is a total gimmick and only works if you sit in centre and are a billy no mates. Even LG has reduced the curved TV offerings this year with no substantial changes. Everyone wants flat. It was just to prove OLED was flexible and served no purpose other than as a stunt to introduce a new technology.

As for this TV the panel will very likely be made by one of the big 3. As for Goodmans the brand I believe they have become a name which is stuck on OEM goods. Vestel has licences on half the worlds electronics brand names to stick them on whatever they like including Panasonic!

Banned

It's not just the panel, video Processing, it's the most important thing, Sony use the own designed x reality pro engine, The X-Reality PRO Engine compares patterns in the image against patterns in the internal database to determine the best possible hue, saturation and brightness for each pixel. In this way, the system restores detail lost in compression and transmission. So fine texture in plants and clothes is optimized. The system also reduces noise and reproduces optimum contrast, color and sharpness.

This why you pay for top brands like Sony they invested millions on research so your picture looks good all the time. Goodmams will using a 5 year old off the shelf video procceessor that'd why they cheap, 4k don't mean nothing if don't have the right electronics to drive the panel.
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