LG 49SJ800V LED HDR Super UHD 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49" with Freeview Play, Ultra Slim Design & Harman / Kardon Sound, Silver £599 @ john lewis
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LG 49SJ800V LED HDR Super UHD 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49" with Freeview Play, Ultra Slim Design & Harman / Kardon Sound, Silver £599 @ john lewis

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Found 23rd Nov
Price drop to £599 matching richer sounds with 5 year warranty

  • LG Super UHD TV is the pinnacle of LG LED TV
  • Nano Cell™ technology, for precise colour
  • Billion Rich Colours - More of the colours you love
  • Genuine LED innovation and Nano particle precision
  • The optimal viewing experience from any angle
  • Multi HDR with Dolby Vision™ unlike other HDRs

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I think if you look into it you'll probably conclude that it is 8bit +FRC (which is still fine for a TV of this price point).
So far we have a display specs website and a single LG technician stating it is 10bit. Other sources, including other technicians in LG state that it is 8bit+HRC.

AVforums, who are not known for their easy going nature, are debating this at the moment: avforums.com/thr…e-2

It's sister model, the 810V a Currys exclusive is definitely a 8bit + HRC panel. The Currys version has a different stand. Knowing assembly lines I would suggest that it is likely that the stand is, in fact, the only difference and that they did not also put in an entirely different panel into the 800V.

You also have to look at the price point, there is nothing around for much less than £900 with a true 10bit display. It could be bargain of the century but you would have thought that if LG had trumped its competitors so massively with an affordable TV with true 10 bit screen it would have marketed the set a bit more. There are very few reviews on the usual sites regarding this model.

So you have to weigh up whether it's listing of 10 bit is, in fact, just a mistake. It might not be, but there is confusion on this point, it's sister TV definitely lists as a 8 bit +FRC, there is nothing else near this price point which does have a 10 bit screen and LG have manufactured a TV with a true 10bit display at a very good price point but then have not really marketed it at all if it is true.

At £600 8bit+FRC is entirely acceptable and for most people you will not notice the difference. The set it also a good performer for this price bracket although it is RGBW rather than the preferred RGB for 4K viewing and it is an IPS panel rather than VA panel (batter for wide viewing angles, less good than a VA panel looked at dead on).

So this is a good TV for the price although don't choose it in spite of another TV simply on the basis that it has a 10bit panel. No one knows for sure, there is evidence either way. Trust me, I was tempted on that basis but looking at all the facts I think it is more likely we're dealing with a mistake here primarily on the basis that the 810V which appears identical in every way accept for a different stand is listed as a 8bit +FRC (historically LG use exactly the same internals for all TVs which the same basic designation - 800V, 810V, 820V etc.) .

This is also the details of the US version which just ships under a different name: rtings.com/tv/…700
Edited by: "Mccoy65647" 23rd Nov
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really struggling not to cave and buy this!!!

Yes, it's getting hard to resist!! I am looking for a 49 inch TV and this looks like a great deal.

Is this HDR 10?

Panel Bit Depth 10 bit (8 bit + FRC)

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wirly18 m ago

Panel Bit Depth 10 bit (8 bit + FRC)


I think you are wrong it is full 10 bit its the SJ810 thats 8 bit + FRC spec comparison here displayspecifications.com/en/…044 It is RGBW though

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wennbley22 m ago

Is this HDR 10?


Yes and Dolby vision

Got this a few weeks back and very happy that I did. It is full 10 bit and has lots of HDR functionality. RGBW doesnt bother me at all as picture is great.

found this one on amazon seems almost the same but alot cheaper
amazon.co.uk/LG-…1-4

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wirly23 m ago

Panel Bit Depth 10 bit (8 bit + FRC)


Also confirmation from LG technical that it is native 10 bit here avforums.com/thr…68/

RGBW structure - 2880 (RGB) + 960 (W)

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Mkdon5 m ago

found this one on amazon seems almost the same but alot …found this one on amazon seems almost the same but alot cheaperhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-49UJ630V-Ultra-Smart-Model/dp/B06XVMKXZY/ref=lp_14219134031_1_4?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511430043&sr=1-4


No this is superior it is super UHD nano cell technology and 10 bit panel at 120 Htz whereas amazon one in your link is UHD and 8 bit + FRC panel at 60 Htz

So i caved in the end guys, but didn't get from John Lewis i got it from Richer sound with the 6 year warranty and also cheaper for the next day delivery as well!

Definitely Tempted

I think if you look into it you'll probably conclude that it is 8bit +FRC (which is still fine for a TV of this price point).
So far we have a display specs website and a single LG technician stating it is 10bit. Other sources, including other technicians in LG state that it is 8bit+HRC.

AVforums, who are not known for their easy going nature, are debating this at the moment: avforums.com/thr…e-2

It's sister model, the 810V a Currys exclusive is definitely a 8bit + HRC panel. The Currys version has a different stand. Knowing assembly lines I would suggest that it is likely that the stand is, in fact, the only difference and that they did not also put in an entirely different panel into the 800V.

You also have to look at the price point, there is nothing around for much less than £900 with a true 10bit display. It could be bargain of the century but you would have thought that if LG had trumped its competitors so massively with an affordable TV with true 10 bit screen it would have marketed the set a bit more. There are very few reviews on the usual sites regarding this model.

So you have to weigh up whether it's listing of 10 bit is, in fact, just a mistake. It might not be, but there is confusion on this point, it's sister TV definitely lists as a 8 bit +FRC, there is nothing else near this price point which does have a 10 bit screen and LG have manufactured a TV with a true 10bit display at a very good price point but then have not really marketed it at all if it is true.

At £600 8bit+FRC is entirely acceptable and for most people you will not notice the difference. The set it also a good performer for this price bracket although it is RGBW rather than the preferred RGB for 4K viewing and it is an IPS panel rather than VA panel (batter for wide viewing angles, less good than a VA panel looked at dead on).

So this is a good TV for the price although don't choose it in spite of another TV simply on the basis that it has a 10bit panel. No one knows for sure, there is evidence either way. Trust me, I was tempted on that basis but looking at all the facts I think it is more likely we're dealing with a mistake here primarily on the basis that the 810V which appears identical in every way accept for a different stand is listed as a 8bit +FRC (historically LG use exactly the same internals for all TVs which the same basic designation - 800V, 810V, 820V etc.) .

This is also the details of the US version which just ships under a different name: rtings.com/tv/…700
Edited by: "Mccoy65647" 23rd Nov

Anyone tempted I would say don't wait and go for it. I got the 49 810v yesterday it's the same as this bar a different stand and it's utterly fantastic and well worth it at this price! I have been waiting weeks on this coming down and at under £600 it's time to say that will do for me. I also picked up the LG sh4d soundbar while I picked it up goes well with this TV and currently reduced from £300 to £129 in Curry's really good sound with the TV and music plus connects wirelessly with the tv

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Rockboy24716 m ago

So i caved in the end guys, but didn't get from John Lewis i got it from …So i caved in the end guys, but didn't get from John Lewis i got it from Richer sound with the 6 year warranty and also cheaper for the next day delivery as well!


I bought mine yesterday from richer sounds as well didn't post that because was in store only earlier this morning but now gone online as well. I did ask John Lewis to price match yesterday but they said no as it was instore only and no stock at the nearest richer sounds to me. I then phoned the Cardiff richer sound store that had no stock and they ordered me one from the main warehouse at the then in store price of £599 cant fault them.

BUCKUM27 m ago

I bought mine yesterday from richer sounds as well didn't post that …I bought mine yesterday from richer sounds as well didn't post that because was in store only earlier this morning but now gone online as well. I did ask John Lewis to price match yesterday but they said no as it was instore only and no stock at the nearest richer sounds to me. I then phoned the Cardiff richer sound store that had no stock and they ordered me one from the main warehouse at the then in store price of £599 cant fault them.


I hope we have made the right decision on this TV, from what i have heard its 10 bit for sure! have a look on the Which site below, this gives you what settings they recommend for the TV to look its best! You have to click show more specifications and scroll down to ideal picture settings


which.co.uk/rev…00v

Mccoy6564714 m ago

most people you will not notice the difference.


Yeah, it's a silly point to argue about when there's no practical difference. I'd suggest focusing on more influential differences like HDR capability.

I wish I could see into the future so I could know the TV deals we'll be getting tomorrow! Between this and the Samsung mu7000, I'm very tempted.

EndlessWaves5 m ago

Yeah, it's a silly point to argue about when there's no practical …Yeah, it's a silly point to argue about when there's no practical difference. I'd suggest focusing on more influential differences like HDR capability.


Endless, strictly for HDR capability, this or the MU7000?

EndlessWaves7 m ago

Yeah, it's a silly point to argue about when there's no practical …Yeah, it's a silly point to argue about when there's no practical difference. I'd suggest focusing on more influential differences like HDR capability.


Indeed. Screen type IPS vs VA, panel RGB vs RGBW, actual colour reproduction, brightness of the set and depth of blacks are much more likely to have a visible effect on typical viewing than 8bit_FRC or 10bit. I'm still deciding which TV to buy and this is a contender so I'm not trying to justify any existing decision, just that there is more to look at than just 10 bit or not and you've got to be dubious if someone has just cocked up regarding the spec sheet. You'd be annoyed if you chose this TV exclusively because it has 10bit and then in a few months someone does a tear down and it is 8bit +FRC and you could have looked at a few other choices if you had known that. For what it is worth the Samsung MU7000 range is getting good reviews across the board and about £150 more expensive. They are worth a look if they go down any further in price.

andy90_wfc8 m ago

Endless, strictly for HDR capability, this or the MU7000?


Hard to tell, there aren't any decent reviews of this I'm aware of. Assuming it's similar to the 55" SJ850 it's very close, but the Samsung probably takes the edge as it has a higher contrast to start with.

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Mccoy6564728 m ago

I think if you look into it you'll probably conclude that it is 8bit +FRC …I think if you look into it you'll probably conclude that it is 8bit +FRC (which is still fine for a TV of this price point). So far we have a display specs website and a single LG technician stating it is 10bit. Other sources, including other technicians in LG state that it is 8bit+HRC.AVforums, who are not known for their easy going nature, are debating this at the moment: https://www.avforums.com/threads/49sj800v-pannel-not-810v-back-in-stock-at-john-lewis-great-peace-of-kit-and-awesome-value-for-money.2132781/page-2It's sister model, the 810V a Currys exclusive is definitely a 8bit + HRC panel. The Currys version has a different stand. Knowing assembly lines I would suggest that it is likely that the stand is, in fact, the only difference and that they did not also put in an entirely different panel into the 800V.You also have to look at the price point, there is nothing around for much less than £900 with a true 10bit display. It could be bargain of the century but you would have thought that if LG had trumped its competitors so massively with an affordable TV with true 10 bit screen it would have marketed the set a bit more. There are very few reviews on the usual sites regarding this model.So you have to weigh up whether it's listing of 10 bit is, in fact, just a mistake. It might not be, but there is confusion on this point, it's sister TV definitely lists as a 8 bit +FRC, there is nothing else near this price point which does have a 10 bit screen and LG have manufactured a TV with a true 10bit display at a very good price point but then have not really marketed it at all if it is true.At £600 8bit+FRC is entirely acceptable and for most people you will not notice the difference. The set it also a good performer for this price bracket although it is RGBW rather than the preferred RGB for 4K viewing and it is an IPS panel rather than VA panel (batter for wide viewing angles, less good than a VA panel looked at dead on).So this is a good TV for the price although don't choose it in spite of another TV simply on the basis that it has a 10bit panel. No one knows for sure, there is evidence either way. Trust me, I was tempted on that basis but looking at all the facts I think it is more likely we're dealing with a mistake here primarily on the basis that the 810V which appears identical in every way accept for a different stand is listed as a 8bit +FRC (historically LG use exactly the same internals for all TVs which the same basic designation - 800V, 810V, 820V etc.) .


All the other lg enquiries about this i have seen have been to LG customer support not like this person in the AVForum link who actually managed to contact the technical people also i have been watching and waiting for this to drop in price for the last 6 months or so and in the begining it was £999 which was on a par with some of the other manufactures 10 bit models. It did then drop to £799 where it stayed for quite a while it is only in the last couple of months that this has dropped further.
The problem with most of these so called technical review sites they don't want to know LG sets unless they are OLED.
You have just got to look at all the reviews of people who actually own this set to see this is a fantastic set for the price you would be hard pressed to find any if any at all negative reviews there are over 40 on richer sounds alone all raving about the picture quality they can't all be wrong can they.

Mccoy656477 m ago

Indeed. Screen type IPS vs VA, panel RGB vs RGBW, actual colour …Indeed. Screen type IPS vs VA, panel RGB vs RGBW, actual colour reproduction, brightness of the set and depth of blacks are much more likely to have a visible effect on typical viewing than 8bit_FRC or 10bit. I'm still deciding which TV to buy and this is a contender so I'm not trying to justify any existing decision, just that there is more to look at than just 10 bit or not and you've got to be dubious if someone has just cocked up regarding the spec sheet. You'd be annoyed if you chose this TV exclusively because it has 10bit and then in a few months someone does a tear down and it is 8bit +FRC and you could have looked at a few other choices if you had known that. For what it is worth the Samsung MU7000 range is getting good reviews across the board and about £150 more expensive. They are worth a look if they go down any further in price.


Well, RGB vs. RGBW isn't a point worth considering seperately from colour reproduction.

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Mccoy6564713 m ago

Indeed. Screen type IPS vs VA, panel RGB vs RGBW, actual colour …Indeed. Screen type IPS vs VA, panel RGB vs RGBW, actual colour reproduction, brightness of the set and depth of blacks are much more likely to have a visible effect on typical viewing than 8bit_FRC or 10bit. I'm still deciding which TV to buy and this is a contender so I'm not trying to justify any existing decision, just that there is more to look at than just 10 bit or not and you've got to be dubious if someone has just cocked up regarding the spec sheet. You'd be annoyed if you chose this TV exclusively because it has 10bit and then in a few months someone does a tear down and it is 8bit +FRC and you could have looked at a few other choices if you had known that. For what it is worth the Samsung MU7000 range is getting good reviews across the board and about £150 more expensive. They are worth a look if they go down any further in price.


The samsung MU7000 are also 8 bit + FRC and are 60Htz whereas this is 120Htz which if thinking about gaming could be significant also has very low lag at 15ms

Mine is arriving Monday, as far as most spec places are concerned this is a full native HDR 10 but who knows and who cares, the reviews on this are incredible.

Testing has shown game mode to produce an input lag of just 15ms so this is perfect for my brand new Xbox One X due to the high refresh rate to, very excited to hook this up and get going!

If you are even slightly considering it then I would recommend getting it ordered, Argos put this on for a similar price with the FLASH10 code and it sold out very fast, as did many stores. JL will refund any further price decreases and offer a 5 year warranty.

Mccoy656471 h, 1 m ago

I think if you look into it you'll probably conclude that it is 8bit +FRC …I think if you look into it you'll probably conclude that it is 8bit +FRC (which is still fine for a TV of this price point). So far we have a display specs website and a single LG technician stating it is 10bit. Other sources, including other technicians in LG state that it is 8bit+HRC.AVforums, who are not known for their easy going nature, are debating this at the moment: https://www.avforums.com/threads/49sj800v-pannel-not-810v-back-in-stock-at-john-lewis-great-peace-of-kit-and-awesome-value-for-money.2132781/page-2It's sister model, the 810V a Currys exclusive is definitely a 8bit + HRC panel. The Currys version has a different stand. Knowing assembly lines I would suggest that it is likely that the stand is, in fact, the only difference and that they did not also put in an entirely different panel into the 800V.You also have to look at the price point, there is nothing around for much less than £900 with a true 10bit display. It could be bargain of the century but you would have thought that if LG had trumped its competitors so massively with an affordable TV with true 10 bit screen it would have marketed the set a bit more. There are very few reviews on the usual sites regarding this model.So you have to weigh up whether it's listing of 10 bit is, in fact, just a mistake. It might not be, but there is confusion on this point, it's sister TV definitely lists as a 8 bit +FRC, there is nothing else near this price point which does have a 10 bit screen and LG have manufactured a TV with a true 10bit display at a very good price point but then have not really marketed it at all if it is true.At £600 8bit+FRC is entirely acceptable and for most people you will not notice the difference. The set it also a good performer for this price bracket although it is RGBW rather than the preferred RGB for 4K viewing and it is an IPS panel rather than VA panel (batter for wide viewing angles, less good than a VA panel looked at dead on).So this is a good TV for the price although don't choose it in spite of another TV simply on the basis that it has a 10bit panel. No one knows for sure, there is evidence either way. Trust me, I was tempted on that basis but looking at all the facts I think it is more likely we're dealing with a mistake here primarily on the basis that the 810V which appears identical in every way accept for a different stand is listed as a 8bit +FRC (historically LG use exactly the same internals for all TVs which the same basic designation - 800V, 810V, 820V etc.) .This is also the details of the US version which just ships under a different name: http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/uj7700


One more exception, this one has 1 x AV Composite In 3.5mm jack and the 810 doesn't....

bowiestewart41 h, 33 m ago

Anyone tempted I would say don't wait and go for it. I got the 49 810v …Anyone tempted I would say don't wait and go for it. I got the 49 810v yesterday it's the same as this bar a different stand and it's utterly fantastic and well worth it at this price! I have been waiting weeks on this coming down and at under £600 it's time to say that will do for me. I also picked up the LG sh4d soundbar while I picked it up goes well with this TV and currently reduced from £300 to £129 in Curry's really good sound with the TV and music plus connects wirelessly with the tv




How much was the 49 inch in Currys - call me a fool but I just don't like TV's with feet at either end. I like a centre stand.

I have looked at this TV in Currys a few times in recent weeks and it does give a very good picture. I think the last time I looked they wanted about £700????

tawse574 m ago

How much was the 49 inch in Currys - call me a fool but I just don't like …How much was the 49 inch in Currys - call me a fool but I just don't like TV's with feet at either end. I like a centre stand.I have looked at this TV in Currys a few times in recent weeks and it does give a very good picture. I think the last time I looked they wanted about £700????


Now i do believe the 810 in a 8bit panel... God i sound like the rest of the nut jobs who care too much about specs...

Mkdon2 h, 7 m ago

found this one on amazon seems almost the same but alot …found this one on amazon seems almost the same but alot cheaperhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-49UJ630V-Ultra-Smart-Model/dp/B06XVMKXZY/ref=lp_14219134031_1_4?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511430043&sr=1-4


why you compare apple and pears?

BUCKUM21 h, 13 m ago

All the other lg enquiries about this i have seen have been to LG customer …All the other lg enquiries about this i have seen have been to LG customer support not like this person in the AVForum link who actually managed to contact the technical people also i have been watching and waiting for this to drop in price for the last 6 months or so and in the begining it was £999 which was on a par with some of the other manufactures 10 bit models. It did then drop to £799 where it stayed for quite a while it is only in the last couple of months that this has dropped further.The problem with most of these so called technical review sites they don't want to know LG sets unless they are OLED.You have just got to look at all the reviews of people who actually own this set to see this is a fantastic set for the price you would be hard pressed to find any if any at all negative reviews there are over 40 on richer sounds alone all raving about the picture quality they can't all be wrong can they.




I have to say that the version sold in Currys is very impressive looking. Then I came here and read all about RGBW and 8 bit not 10 bit and.... well, I am still here. In the shop the 810 Currys' version looked fantastic and IMPO gave a better picture than many Samsung and Sony TV's of a much higher price.

I have read that LG is the main manufacturer of 10 bit panels and that 10 bit panels / OLED panel production are being ramped up considerably for 2018 sales - so is it not feasible that LG is simply ahead of the curve in getting lower cost 10 bit panels to the stores in the guise of this model which, IIRC, is sold by JL, Argos and Amazon? Just saying.

Rockboy2472 m ago

Now i do believe the 810 in a 8bit panel... God i sound like the rest of …Now i do believe the 810 in a 8bit panel... God i sound like the rest of the nut jobs who care too much about specs...




Yep, the spec sheet of the 810 sold in Currys - with the centre stand - is definitely 8 bit and the 800 sold by JL, Argos and Amazon - with the end feet stand - is supposedly a 10 bit.

Human Nature is interesting isn't it - everyone looks at the 800 and 810 spec sheet and immediately concludes that the 800 specsheet saying it is 10 bit is wrong. What if it is the 810 specsheet that is wrong?

Is this worth getting stick from the missus for buying 🤔

Extremely tempted by this, but £500 was my budget.

Will hold on untill midnight and see if anything else comes up.

tawse575 m ago

Yep, the spec sheet of the 810 sold in Currys - with the centre stand - is …Yep, the spec sheet of the 810 sold in Currys - with the centre stand - is definitely 8 bit and the 800 sold by JL, Argos and Amazon - with the end feet stand - is supposedly a 10 bit.Human Nature is interesting isn't it - everyone looks at the 800 and 810 spec sheet and immediately concludes that the 800 specsheet saying it is 10 bit is wrong. What if it is the 810 specsheet that is wrong?


I did a lot of research between the two, now fortunately for me i can fit the two feet on and would rather go with the 800 due to the reviews i have seen for it. have you had a look at sites and done the comparisons?

Finally bit the bullet! Ordered for delivery on 28th Nov.

Ooooooooo

Rockboy2477 m ago

I did a lot of research between the two, now fortunately for me i can fit …I did a lot of research between the two, now fortunately for me i can fit the two feet on and would rather go with the 800 due to the reviews i have seen for it. have you had a look at sites and done the comparisons?



Yes, I did a lot of research. I would buy the 800 - even signed up for a JL alert on it a week ago - if it did not have end feet.

I know it sounds a silly thing but I just, personally, can't stand looking at a TV with feet on either end. If this had the centre stand I would have clicked on buy by now.

Havent been able to find any evidence that the panel is 100hz. Can anyone point me to some? Obviously "motion rate" is meaningless and lg have no useful specs on their site which is worrying

tawse575 m ago

Yes, I did a lot of research. I would buy the 800 - even signed up for a …Yes, I did a lot of research. I would buy the 800 - even signed up for a JL alert on it a week ago - if it did not have end feet.I know it sounds a silly thing but I just, personally, can't stand looking at a TV with feet on either end. If this had the centre stand I would have clicked on buy by now.


it makes it tough! i might regret taking the plunge the day before black Friday as well so might be worth just hanging in! i would of used JL but like i say RIcher sound had quicker and cheaper delivery plus 6 years of warranty
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