LG 42UB820V LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD + 5 year guarantee + 1week sky sports pass + 2 sky sports day passes + 3 Sky Movies month passes Free Delivery £499.95 @ John Lewis
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LG 42UB820V LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD + 5 year guarantee + 1week sky sports pass + 2 sky sports day passes + 3 Sky Movies month passes Free Delivery £499.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 10th Nov 2014
LG 42UB820V LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD
-£499.95 at John Lewis
-5 Year Guarantee
-Includes 1 Sky Sports Week Pass, 2 Sky Sports Day Passes and 3 Sky Movies Month Passes for NOW TV

The LG UB820V brings all the detail of 4K Ultra HD to your living room. It comes loaded with Smart features like catch up TV and Freeview HD to keep you entertained. With a superior frame rate, fast moving action like sports and gaming come into their own. Along with an overhauled interface and voice/motion control this TV is as easy to use as your smartphone or tablet.

4K Ultra HD
This technology gives you four times the detail of regular Full HD, so images are sharper and more vivid. LG’s IPS LED panel pushes this further by improving colour contrast and balancing brightness levels. As a bonus, this TV can also boost regular HD to Ultra HD - bringing all of your media up to date.

BBC iPlayer, Skype and more
As this is a smart TV, there’s always a game to play or browsing to be done. BBC iPlayer keeps you up to date with your programmes, while access to Facebook, Twitter and more will keep you in touch with friends and family. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to get connected.

Intuitive interface
You can now enjoy Smart TV the way it’s supposed to be, simple and intuitive, bringing together all your favourite catch-up TV, Movies, Sport and Music services.

Voice and gesture control
Using the Magic Remote, this TV will respond to the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. You can also use voice search to track down channels or browse manually without shuffling through guides.

Freeview HD
No subscriptions, no set top boxes, just up to 50 digital channels - many in HD - for you to enjoy. There are dozens of digital radio stations on offer too. The clear programme guide makes it simple to keep up with what’s on next.

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Quite a package,great find op heat added

I wanted to buy this TV and went in store to have look at it. The viewing angles are far worse than the other non IPS screens. It looks perfect only when sitting in front of it, just like a PC monitor. While the price is very good I would advise anyone to go and have a look before buying. Bought the UE40H6700 instead
Edited by: "edd13" 10th Nov 2014

edd13

I wanted to buy this TV and went in store to have look at it. The viewing … I wanted to buy this TV and went in store to have look at it. The viewing angles are far worse than the other non IPS screens. It looks perfect only when sitting in front of it, just like a PC monitor. While the price is very good I would advise anyone to go and have a look before buying. Bought the UE40H6700 instead



I'm not sure what you mean here, I've no issue with the viewing angles on my BenQ monitor.

Good deal though, been really satisfied with my LG TV in the bedroom, would consider an LG to replace the living room Samsung.

Why would anyone want a 42" 4k tv? I am pretty sure optimal viewing distance for this tv is around 2 feet. :))

1080p is good enough.

mreriksen

Why would anyone want a 42" 4k tv? I am pretty sure optimal viewing … Why would anyone want a 42" 4k tv? I am pretty sure optimal viewing distance for this tv is around 2 feet. :))1080p is good enough.



Because we can. And if you have actually seen a 4K tv in action with true 4K content, you will see the huge difference.

Seems like a great deal, but I don't know much about the TV itself.

Is it any good?

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At what point does it become ultra?? what other gear do you need? there is no 4k channels out there..??

Whilst this is a good price I'd still wait. Unless you have an extremely good PC with a high end GPU or a fibre optic broadband connection there is not really much point. Most properties within the UK can't watch 4K online due to poor broadband. As for broadcasting TV in 4K... thats not going to be the norm for years. They struggle to broadcast in full HD still.

Another reason to hold off a 4K TV purchase is this; 1080p screens can display 4K, sure it won't be full 4K but nonetheless the picture will look better than full HD. Don't believe me? youtube.com/wat…m_U

Save your money until everything else is ready for 4K, then bite.

Great price for those who are upgrading now and won't be doing so again for several years. But not so good to hear about the viewing angles!

It can be good as a monitor. You will get a lot of real estate. Great for programmers I guess.

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chinds

Because we can. And if you have actually seen a 4K tv in action with true … Because we can. And if you have actually seen a 4K tv in action with true 4K content, you will see the huge difference.



Yes you're correct but this is NOT the TVs to see it on!

chinds

Because we can. And if you have actually seen a 4K tv in action with true … Because we can. And if you have actually seen a 4K tv in action with true 4K content, you will see the huge difference.



Whilst I agree 4K viewing is well worth the upgrade, I do believe you should have at least a 50" to get the most out of the quality. With 40", the difference to HD may not that be noticeable.

4K for a TV - You're all nuts...

Great for watching adult movies

Amazing to see how quickly the prices for 4k has dropped. Is a shame YouTube videos is the only 4k content available for most. The speed the hardware is moving compared to support I expect 8k TVs to be available before even 1080p broadcasting happens.

4K is definitely the (goodbye 3D!) future and I can see 1080p being phased out soon. However it's just the lack of content that puts me off. By the time that becomes mainstream 4K TVs will be bigger and cheaper than anything available right now.

4K 42" why bother

esskay92

Whilst I agree 4K viewing is well worth the upgrade, I do believe you … Whilst I agree 4K viewing is well worth the upgrade, I do believe you should have at least a 50" to get the most out of the quality. With 40", the difference to HD may not that be noticeable.



This^^

Any doubting 4k needs to see the upscaling quality, very impressive.

Netflix has 4k content, House Of Cards and Breaking Bad, plus some feature documentries.

Note the Now TV offer is for new customers only so you'll have to make a new account to redeem
Edited by: "Superflyguy_uk" 11th Nov 2014

If it's more than okay to use a 4k monitor for gaming that is under 30 inches then why isn't it good enough for a TV. I mean those monitors get rave reviews not only for gaming but also for watching 4k content and indeed many people are using tv's like this one as PC monitors. I remember people used to say the same thing about 1080p. That a 32 inch full hd TV is not worth it. You need to go BIGGER!!! It's just a case of what people are used to. 42 inches is more than enough for optimal 4k viewing. But If you go below 40 inches then there is an argument of whether it's worth it.
Edited by: "reaper200" 11th Nov 2014

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Tallyho

49" version for £20 extra here but need to research that company more , … 49" version for £20 extra here but need to research that company more , delivery of £26 on top as well :http://allshop-online.co.uk/index.php?id_product=37610&controller=product£649 here plus £9.99 delivery, see who it is though :http://www.pixmania.co.uk/led-tv/lg-49ub820v-49-led-tv-smart-tv/22264830-a.htmlSame one £1200 at Currys oOhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/lg-49ub820v-smart-4k-ultra-hd-49-led-tv-10029077-pdt.html#cat-0



allshop are not based in the UK and from what I have read are dodgy. I can't link it here but there is a thread on MSE regarding them. If you google it you should find it. Hope that helps
Edited by: "Fuzzy-Dunlop" 11th Nov 2014

reaper200

If it's more than okay to use a 4k monitor for gaming that is under 30 … If it's more than okay to use a 4k monitor for gaming that is under 30 inches then why isn't it good enough for a TV. I mean those monitors get rave reviews not only for gaming but also for watching 4k content and indeed many people are using tv's like this one as PC monitors. I remember people used to say the same thing about 1080p. That a 32 inch full hd TV is not worth it. You need to go BIGGER!!! It's just a case of what people are used to. 42 inches is more than enough for optimal 4k viewing. But If you go below 40 inches then there is an argument of whether it's worth it.


You sit a lot closer to a monitor than a tv (unless you're a weirdo)

DealHunter_

allshop are not based in the UK and from what I have read are dodgy. I … allshop are not based in the UK and from what I have read are dodgy. I can't link it here but there is a thread on MSE regarding them. If you google it you should find it. Hope that helps



Thanks

Any of you guys go to the theatre? They broadcast in an almost fractal like resolution in there.

Allshop, one to avoid by all accounts.

4k is pointless until there's more content, but good price nonetheless. and it's still a LCD at the end of the day, would wait for OLED to come down now plasma is all but gone.

It's good, but I want 4K and 3D for under 500 sovs.

FrugalFergal

4K is definitely the (goodbye 3D!) future and I can see 1080p being … 4K is definitely the (goodbye 3D!) future and I can see 1080p being phased out soon. However it's just the lack of content that puts me off. By the time that becomes mainstream 4K TVs will be bigger and cheaper than anything available right now.



Not a chance in hell!
It still needs to be phased IN by broadcasters yet, let alone phased out.

We bought a new tv 6 weeks ago, and were discussing 4K with the salesman in the store. He was of the opinion that it will take a LONG time for the masses to take it up because there just isn't the content out there to display on it.
Someone has commented that Netflix are streaming a few shows, but those are upscaled and also require you to have fibre optic broadband as absolute minimum. It's like saying that a film from the 80s/90s on blu-ray is HD. It isn't at all. It's cleaned up, but compare it to a film shot in HD in the last 5 years and there's a WORLD of difference.

Dont think about using this for gaming.
input lag tester, 66ms in [Game Mode]; 84ms otherwise.
hdtvtest

None of the current batch of 4K Ultra HD TVs is particularly brilliant … None of the current batch of 4K Ultra HD TVs is particularly brilliant for playing 720p or 1080p games due to the amount of upscaling involved which increases input lag and reduces responsiveness. The LG UB850V gravitated towards the slower end of the pack.



Edited by: "porridge" 11th Nov 2014

Be careful when buying a UHD TV. My understanding is that HDCP 2.2 (not to be confused with HDMI) is the minimum you'll need in the future. Supposedly it's not backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDCP and I'm not sure if you can upgrade devices to HDCP 2.2 from earlier versions. If the next version of Blu-ray requires 2.2 then you'll almost certainly want a TV that supports that. I believe Sony's UHD video service players only work with TV's that support HDCP 2.2

I'm not 100% sure on this, it's hard to find any clear explanation. If you're thinking of buying a TV though it'd be worthwhile making sure before you spend your money.

honeststeveo

You sit a lot closer to a monitor than a tv (unless you're a weirdo)



or a four year old!

daaaayyyuuummm son....would be perfect as a new screen for my pc but im strapped for cash atm

Just wondering if anyone has ordered this with the promo from Now TV and got the extras as the 820V is not on the promo list and seems to not be included in the offer from LG [only confirmed at one lg store] direct.

Anyone?

XxLJCJxX

Whilst this is a good price I'd still wait. Unless you have an extremely … Whilst this is a good price I'd still wait. Unless you have an extremely good PC with a high end GPU or a fibre optic broadband connection there is not really much point. Most properties within the UK can't watch 4K online due to poor broadband. As for broadcasting TV in 4K... thats not going to be the norm for years. They struggle to broadcast in full HD still. Another reason to hold off a 4K TV purchase is this; 1080p screens can display 4K, sure it won't be full 4K but nonetheless the picture will look better than full HD. Don't believe me? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIf9h2Gkm_USave your money until everything else is ready for 4K, then bite.



Let the early adopters bite now and pay all the R&D costs so that the majority of us can enjoy 4K when the content is there and the prices are mainstream! I'm still using an 8-year old Panny plasma (only 1024x720!) and I'm still blown away by the picture quality sitting about 8 to 9 feet from the screen.
I think you'd need a 65" screen to justify 4K (watching from a reasonable distance) - peeps seem to be obsessed with pixel density but that's really only of importance for mobile devices (and even then not such a big deal ... still using an iPad 2 and I find it completely acceptable).
Each to their own of course ...

@WalkerboyUK
Regarding Netflix 4k, the Breaking Bad series has been remastered in UHD 4k, and The House of Cards is also remastered in Season 1, from then on it was all filmed in UHD 4k, they recommend an Internet connection speed of at least 25 Mbps to stream Ultra HD titles, the subscription service is at a higher rate though of £8.99 per month (after trial, in which 4k has to be selected).

@porridge
this is a new 820v model, not the 850v as tested in your link,plus with regular fw updates from LG, the 4k range has improved vastly, I have the 55ub850v model, game quite a lot and to be honest any input lag is unnoticable.

Edited by: "Superflyguy_uk" 11th Nov 2014

XxLJCJxX

Whilst this is a good price I'd still wait. Unless you have an extremely … Whilst this is a good price I'd still wait. Unless you have an extremely good PC with a high end GPU or a fibre optic broadband connection there is not really much point. Most properties within the UK can't watch 4K online due to poor broadband. As for broadcasting TV in 4K... thats not going to be the norm for years. They struggle to broadcast in full HD still. Another reason to hold off a 4K TV purchase is this; 1080p screens can display 4K, sure it won't be full 4K but nonetheless the picture will look better than full HD. Don't believe me? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIf9h2Gkm_USave your money until everything else is ready for 4K, then bite.


I watched the video. But my understanding was he was viewing 4K videos that had been converted to be viewed on his 1080p monitor. Not watching native 4K content on a 1080p screen. I might have got this wrong but if I hadn't this seems to be a bit of a difference.

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carlalston

Any doubting 4k needs to see the upscaling quality, very … Any doubting 4k needs to see the upscaling quality, very impressive.Netflix has 4k content, House Of Cards and Breaking Bad, plus some feature documentries.Note the Now TV offer is for new customers only so you'll have to make a new account to redeem



Sadly netflix recently decided to charge more for 4k, in the US it was an extra 50% (not sure about the uk). But yes, I can see streaming services being the only real way of getting 4k in the immediate future

manapausejp

CommentSadly netflix recently decided to charge more for 4k, in the US it … CommentSadly netflix recently decided to charge more for 4k, in the US it was an extra 50% (not sure about the uk). But yes, I can see streaming services being the only real way of getting 4k in the immediate future


The service has a £8.99 a month cost, with upto 4 devices streaming at the same time from one subscription.
US has had 4k movie content, nothing yet in the UK but as the 4k evolution evolves I assume more content will be available for us.

To everyone that says "there's no 4K content", I currently consume about 30 hours a week of 4K content. All the games I play are in 4K and most of the YouTube channels I regularly watch upload in 4K as well. I can't fathom why anyone world spend £300 on a 1080p TV that looks blurry and needs replacing when you could have the clarity of a 4K display for £600 that will last for years.
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