John Lewis 55JL9100 LED 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD and - Built-In Wi-Fi  -  £649.95 Delivered.
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John Lewis 55JL9100 LED 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD and - Built-In Wi-Fi - £649.95 Delivered.

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Found 19th Mar 2016
This is an LG TV, with JL simply sticking their name on it. It was posted 3 months ago at £749, so this looks to be a cracking bargain. Offer expires 23/04/2016.
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Does anyone know what LG model is this based on?
Does is have hdr
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whatupyo

Does anyone know what LG model is this based on?


From one of the reviews:

" As there didn't appear to be a lot of information on this model when deciding to buy or not l did most most of my research on LG's 55UF770V model which is nearly identical to the JL 55JL9100."
this looks a good deal, anything similar but with 3D option? a lot of people don't like it but my kids love it for their films.
It does look like a decent deal but my last two LG TVs have really bad build quality. Anyone have this model?
5 year guarantee makes it a good deal
dc2447

It does look like a decent deal but my last two LG TVs have really bad … It does look like a decent deal but my last two LG TVs have really bad build quality. Anyone have this model?


That's interesting, because John Lewis have quite a track record in rebadging poor quality items, on the basis that John Lewis customers will always assume a John Lewis brand to mean quality.

John Lewis fridge-freezers, for example, achieved a remarkable 16th place (out of 16 brands) in a recent Which? reliability survey.
You need to edit the title and add "LG" to it.
dc2447

It does look like a decent deal but my last two LG TVs have really bad … It does look like a decent deal but my last two LG TVs have really bad build quality. Anyone have this model?



My last LG broke twice, ended up not being able to fix it offered me a price and added some to get a newer Samsung, no issues at all touch wood
One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch now
The AO Hisense 58" deal for £600 seems to have a better picture.
I am currently looking for my birthday present end of April and initially saw this TV a couple of weeks back and thought it is a good deal. I personally don't hink it is. Is it cheap? Yes. Is it good quality.... I am not too sure. Don't touch it when you like Video games!

I can see this being a good TV for a holiday home, kids room or something like this, but main TV... its a No from me. Still voted hot due to the price.

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This 4k is all the rage isnt it?
Id better get one myself:)
montana78

One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch … One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch now



​where is a 65" TV for under £1k
tallgooner

​where is a 65" TV for under £1k


http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/hisense/ltdn65k700/hise-ltdn65k700
6 year guarantee included too...
If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a Freeview Play tv. It is like freeview hd except it supports on demand apps, you can scroll back in the EPG and watch things for up to 8days, it also has a h265 decoder for on demand content and possible future tv channels. Panasonic is the only manufacturer to sell tv's with it built in so far.
nirvanaman

If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a … If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a Freeview Play tv. It is like freeview hd except it supports on demand apps, you can scroll back in the EPG and watch things for up to 8days, it also has a h265 decoder for on demand content and possible future tv channels. Panasonic is the only manufacturer to sell tv's with it built in so far.



So exactly like the Youview app built into Sony TVs?
nirvanaman

If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a … If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a Freeview Play tv. It is like freeview hd except it supports on demand apps, you can scroll back in the EPG and watch things for up to 8days, it also has a h265 decoder for on demand content and possible future tv channels. Panasonic is the only manufacturer to sell tv's with it built in so far.



​sky and virgin boxes do that too
why is that so important for u?
Good deal but a bad TV, unfortunately.
andreasuk

​sky and virgin boxes do that toowhy is that so important for u?



​Because not everyone wants to pay daft amounts of money to Sky or Virgin when Freeview is free?
n217970

So exactly like the Youview app built into Sony TVs?



No, freeview play has h265 on demand functionality (uses half the bandwidth of h264), it is faster as the menus use html5+css+javascript instead of flash, it supports h265 broadcasts from dvb-t2 channels and iptv (whenever they decide to use these). Freeview play is better than youview.
andreasuk

​sky and virgin boxes do that toowhy is that so important for u?


no subscription needed unlike sky and virgin.
Original Poster
Parallax

Good deal but a bad TV, unfortunately.


Why do you say that? Seriously, as I'm on the verge of buying it. Cheers.
Newbold

​Because not everyone wants to pay daft amounts of money to Sky or V … ​Because not everyone wants to pay daft amounts of money to Sky or Virgin when Freeview is free?


I thought that was your reason
JohnR5319

Why do you say that? Seriously, as I'm on the verge of buying it. Cheers.



Look at my post on page 1 with the review. Very high input lag. I suppose its down to what you need. It is value for money, but not a top class TV.
montana78

One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch … One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch now



The bigger the panel, the more obvious the shortfalls in PQ become - especially if it's upscaler is poor.

A cheapo 75" set is gonna look pretty horrible on all but the best picture source in all likelihood.
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mic29041

Look at my post on page 1 with the review. Very high input lag. I suppose … Look at my post on page 1 with the review. Very high input lag. I suppose its down to what you need. It is value for money, but not a top class TV.


Would that be too much of an issue as it won't be used for gaming - just TV viewing? Cheers.
nirvanaman

If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a … If you don't urgently need a new tv then i recommend waiting to buy a Freeview Play tv. It is like freeview hd except it supports on demand apps, you can scroll back in the EPG and watch things for up to 8days, it also has a h265 decoder for on demand content and possible future tv channels. Panasonic is the only manufacturer to sell tv's with it built in so far.


can't see them changing the standards anytime soon, and my youview box plays catch up direct from the guide, and plays all the freeview hd internet channels in the 200's.
with so much invested in youview by most of the broadcasters/big isp's I see it remaining the standard for a while.
never even heard of freeview play
tallgooner

​where is a 65" TV for under £1k



​Or this if you want curved and fald...

Hisense 65 inch Smart Curved Ultra HD 4K LED TV with 2 years warranty amazon.co.uk/dp/…AB6
I can't speak directly for this TV, but my last two have been LG and my dads current TV is from John Lewis (and a LG). In my experience both my LG TV's have been the best I've ever had. I watch far too much TV and never had an issue. No issues with reliability, to date (2 year old 47 inch 3D TV), no issues with picture quality, or 3D. If John Lewis are rebadging that's bad... but I have no issues recommending a high spec LG.
montana78

One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch … One more year and 75 inch tvs should hopefully drop below £1k as 65 inch now



75 inch tv!!..do some of you guys live in mansions or something? average living room size is about 12'' x 12'' if ur not blind now, u'll be blind sooner rather then later with bigger screens..lol
grahamaustin

If John Lewis are rebadging that's bad... but I have no issues … If John Lewis are rebadging that's bad... but I have no issues recommending a high spec LG.


how do you come to that conclusion? do you expect them to start their own tv development department? the last few years at least, all JL tv's have been rebadged LG's. They don't exactly hide that fact. The tv's look the same, the menus UI are pretty much identical. I don't see what's wrong with this practice at all.
minted83

how do you come to that conclusion? do you expect them to start their own … how do you come to that conclusion? do you expect them to start their own tv development department? the last few years at least, all JL tv's have been rebadged LG's. They don't exactly hide that fact. The tv's look the same, the menus UI are pretty much identical. I don't see what's wrong with this practice at all.



In context it was a response to a message including this information "That's interesting, because John Lewis have quite a track record in rebadging poor quality items, on the basis that John Lewis customers will always assume a John Lewis brand to mean quality."

So, in context, I was saying it's bad if that's what they're doing. On the whole I have no issues with rebadging. I'm just against it if a company chooses to rebadge to change the perception of a product, if the quality is inferior. I'm not saying the quality is inferior and I can't confirm the accuracy of the previous comment made by someone else. I' just saying if it's true that JL are being deceptive with rebadging to give a false perception of the quality of an item than that 'is bad'. Hope my political answer suffices :).
JohnR5319

Would that be too much of an issue as it won't be used for gaming - just … Would that be too much of an issue as it won't be used for gaming - just TV viewing? Cheers.



​And the picture quality is not very good. Pay a little extra, get something better is my suggestion.
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