LG 49UB820V - 49" LED TV - Smart TV - Ultra HD (4K) £599 @ Pixmania
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LG 49UB820V - 49" LED TV - Smart TV - Ultra HD (4K) £599 @ Pixmania

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Found 16th Nov 2014
This 4K TV has now been reduced to under £600 by Pixmania. Here's hoping other retailers follow suit and lower their prices for this LG TV.

Specifications:
4k Ultra HD 2160p (4 times the resolution of HD): 3840 x 2160
900 Hz processing rate
Integrated Wifi
Smart: Catch up TV & App Store
Tuner: Freeview HD

Potentially 3% Quidco or 3.03% Topcashback available too.

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Sounds like a great not sure about Pixmania though perhaps Currys would price match?

Original Poster

barnowl88

Sounds like a great not sure about Pixmania though perhaps Currys would … Sounds like a great not sure about Pixmania though perhaps Currys would price match?



I hope but it's unlikely due to their pricematch policy not including Pixmania and very many other retailers.

£597 here (inc P&P)

http://allshop-online.co.uk/index.php?id_product=43944&controller=product

never heard of them before though

Looks like this screen has an IPS panel, which gives lowever picture quality but better viewing angle.

5. Avoid IPS LCD panels...

If you're a serious film fan who likes to dim the lights when you're watching films, it's probably best to avoid TVs that use IPS panels due to their common contrast failings.
IPS panels were designed to deliver a wider viewing angle than rival VA panels, but their downside is that they offer less control over how much light is passed through the LCD crystals, meaning that dark scenes tend to look milky.
Or else pictures suffer with over-obvious light 'leaps' and light blocking problems thanks to how hard IPS TVs have to work to counter their core contrast issues.

More info here

techradar.com/new…7/2

chipup

Looks like this screen has an IPS panel, which gives lowever picture … Looks like this screen has an IPS panel, which gives lowever picture quality but better viewing angle.5. Avoid IPS LCD panels...If you're a serious film fan who likes to dim the lights when you're watching films, it's probably best to avoid TVs that use IPS panels due to their common contrast failings.IPS panels were designed to deliver a wider viewing angle than rival VA panels, but their downside is that they offer less control over how much light is passed through the LCD crystals, meaning that dark scenes tend to look milky.Or else pictures suffer with over-obvious light 'leaps' and light blocking problems thanks to how hard IPS TVs have to work to counter their core contrast issues.More info herehttp://www.techradar.com/news/television/tv-buying-guide-2014-1271407/2#articleContent



Get a good plasma...

I bought a Panasonic plasma in January, best blacks, viewing angles, colours, motion and detail I have ever seen on a tv under £1500..

THRILLER-DEEJAY

Get a good plasma...I bought a Panasonic plasma in January, best blacks, … Get a good plasma...I bought a Panasonic plasma in January, best blacks, viewing angles, colours, motion and detail I have ever seen on a tv under £1500..



Shame all the big manufacturers have stopped developing Plasma tech further, even Panasonic have stopped now and they were the main develper

Comment[quote=chipup]£597 here (inc P&P)

http://allshop-online.co.uk/index.php?id_product=43944&controller=product

never heard of them before though

Google them to why to avoid.

Currys won't price match these idiots cos they know you'll never get the TV at this price! Avoid Pix

These TV's are generally grey imports and have a European tuner, not great for UK reception.

japes

Currys won't price match these idiots cos they know you'll never get the … Currys won't price match these idiots cos they know you'll never get the TV at this price! Avoid Pix



I'm sure Pixmania is part of Currys group

aj_aziz

I'm sure Pixmania is part of Currys group



Yeah my microwave says for service call Currys /pixmania service line.

Original Poster

pannan

Yeah my microwave says for service call Currys /pixmania service line.



Even though that is the case Currys don't list Pixmania as a company they will price match. One person on here was successful in getting Currys to pricematch him on this TV but he had to argue for 10 minutes with a manager first. Reading other online forums it seems far more common that Currys refuse to pricematch Pixmania.
Edited by: "il_capo" 17th Nov 2014

THRILLER-DEEJAY

Get a good plasma...I bought a Panasonic plasma in January, best blacks, … Get a good plasma...I bought a Panasonic plasma in January, best blacks, viewing angles, colours, motion and detail I have ever seen on a tv under £1500..



has your panasonic got freetime ? i know there implementing it in newer models ?

I would suggest trying to find one to look at in person, or find a good, credible review. There's a lot of outdated information banded around these days. IPS is not always the same, there's a wide range of differing technologies under the IPS name, with varying levels of performance. Plus it's getting better all the time, so comments like "plasma is better in every way" and such may well be outdated and not true like they were in years past.

Currently there are 12 IPS technologies..

Panel Technologies

Seen a few of these 4K TVs drop in price because they use the old 8bit chip, which is now becoming obsolete. Even netflix requires your TV to run on a 10bit to use the 4K service.
Cracking deal tho as 90% of people wouldnt even know.

I would try and avoid Pixmania if possible...they can be a bit a of a pain in the nuts to deal with if things go pear shaped.

I like how they only state the standby power consumption...

id buy this but need the stand to be in the middle.

IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why gamers want an IPS with a 1ms refresh and 120Hz+ rate, but as with all LCD panels, be it Tn, VA or IPS the blacks are inevitably crap, you will need a good calibration to get it right as IPS glow can be horrible to some.

OLED would be your best bet as it has no backlight, but good luck finding one of those cheaper than a second hand car lol

If you can deal with the blacks go for it, IMO id go for a Plasma, until OLED is "Mainstream"

The Samsung PNF8500 and Panasonic TXP60ZT65B are the final offerings in the Plasma department.

But as i mentioned if you can get this screen where you want it, its a damn good buy here is a review

Original Poster

DuWolfy

Seen a few of these 4K TVs drop in price because they use the old 8bit … Seen a few of these 4K TVs drop in price because they use the old 8bit chip, which is now becoming obsolete. Even netflix requires your TV to run on a 10bit to use the 4K service.Cracking deal tho as 90% of people wouldnt even know.



Is this TV using the 8bit chip? It would be frustrating to purchase and find out you can't get netflix 4k content.

is it wise to actually invest in a 4k when they are already selling 8k tvs?

I am stuck....lol

i wish these 4k tvs had display port connections

MattyPlant

IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why … IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why gamers want an IPS with a 1ms refresh and 120Hz+ rate, but as with all LCD panels, be it Tn, VA or IPS the blacks are inevitably crap, you will need a good calibration to get it right as IPS glow can be horrible to some.OLED would be your best bet as it has no backlight, but good luck finding one of those cheaper than a second hand car lolIf you can deal with the blacks go for it, IMO id go for a Plasma, until OLED is "Mainstream"The Samsung PNF8500 and Panasonic TXP60ZT65B are the final offerings in the Plasma department.But as i mentioned if you can get this screen where you want it, its a damn good buy here is a review



The review you linked is for a different model...

This is the LG 49UB820V, the review you linked is for the LG 47LB730V

Pixmania ? Whats the warranty then ? 15 minutes ? Full cost of return passed onto buyer if useless ? X)
Nah. If I'm buying something like this it will be more local or John Lewis

MattyPlant

IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why … IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why gamers want an IPS with a 1ms refresh and 120Hz+ rate, but as with all LCD panels, be it Tn, VA or IPS the blacks are inevitably crap, you will need a good calibration to get it right as IPS glow can be horrible to some.OLED would be your best bet as it has no backlight, but good luck finding one of those cheaper than a second hand car lolIf you can deal with the blacks go for it, IMO id go for a Plasma, until OLED is "Mainstream"The Samsung PNF8500 and Panasonic TXP60ZT65B are the final offerings in the Plasma department.But as i mentioned if you can get this screen where you want it, its a damn good buy here is a review



I think it's worth checking out VA panels if blacks are your thing. I was very surprised.

Have to admit, some ridiculously good deals are going online. But with televisions I just have to walk in to a store like Currys see the picture for myself before parting with cash.

I don't trust the marketing jargon at all. I buy based on what my eyes see.

Can anyone tell me if 4k is useful for anything other than watching 4k Blu Ray disks?

Are any TV channels broadcast in 4k?

Any info on what/when channels will broadcast in 4k in the future?

Thanks.

Original Poster

iamthegr81

Can anyone tell me if 4k is useful for anything other than watching 4k … Can anyone tell me if 4k is useful for anything other than watching 4k Blu Ray disks?Are any TV channels broadcast in 4k?Any info on what/when channels will broadcast in 4k in the future?Thanks.



There are a couple of shows on Netflix that broadcast in 4k but you need a good internet connection for them. Sky and Virgin are reportedly releasing 4k boxes in April or May next year.

il_capo

There are a couple of shows on Netflix that broadcast in 4k but you need … There are a couple of shows on Netflix that broadcast in 4k but you need a good internet connection for them. Sky and Virgin are reportedly releasing 4k boxes in April or May next year.



Thanks for that il_capo, much appreciated.

Original Poster

iamthegr81

Thanks for that il_capo, much appreciated.



No problem. You should also bear in mind that 4k TVs upscale images, so all your TV viewing should look somewhat different to on a standard HD panel. However, you may or may not like that - pop into a local store and see what you think of the panel before purchasing. Currys should have one on display and you can compare to the panels on HD TVs.

Poor picture quality. 900Hz is procesing rate you will see maybe 50-60hz. This tv struggle big time with motion, contrast etc.

deangibson395891

is it wise to actually invest in a 4k when they are already selling 8k … is it wise to actually invest in a 4k when they are already selling 8k tvs?I am stuck....lol



No just like it's not wise to now buy a 720p TV coz 1080p TVs are mainstream

deangibson395891

is it wise to actually invest in a 4k when they are already selling 8k … is it wise to actually invest in a 4k when they are already selling 8k tvs?I am stuck....lol



If you look at how long 720p and 1080p have been around, I think it would be a safe bet 4k will be around for years to come. 8k is very hard to justify. I've seen 4k on a 65" and you can't even see the pixels, so I don't know what benefit you could get from 8k. Unless you had it on 100"+ TV.

MattyPlant

IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why … IPS panels produce some of the best ranges in colours, Which is why gamers want an IPS with a 1ms refresh and 120Hz+ rate, but as with all LCD panels, be it Tn, VA or IPS the blacks are inevitably crap, you will need a good calibration to get it right as IPS glow can be horrible to some.OLED would be your best bet as it has no backlight, but good luck finding one of those cheaper than a second hand car lolIf you can deal with the blacks go for it, IMO id go for a Plasma, until OLED is "Mainstream"The Samsung PNF8500 and Panasonic TXP60ZT65B are the final offerings in the Plasma department.But as i mentioned if you can get this screen where you want it, its a damn good buy here is a review



This, all of the this. I'd love to get a good 1080p plasma for reasonable money (£500 or so, cost of a good home cinema projector), but they're getting darned hard to find these days. OLED hasn't come far enough yet to replace plasma and yet we're already swapping them out.

It starts by saying its t2 ie freeview hd, then under the spec it says t only which i would expect from a european model.

Someone mentioned poor motion. Can you please expand. I bought a Panasonic and it turned out to be absolutely awful with judder and artefacts all around. I am in the process of returning that. My main requirement is movies and I want see fairly judder free picture.

DuWolfy

Seen a few of these 4K TVs drop in price because they use the old 8bit … Seen a few of these 4K TVs drop in price because they use the old 8bit chip, which is now becoming obsolete. Even netflix requires your TV to run on a 10bit to use the 4K service.Cracking deal tho as 90% of people wouldnt even know.



However this tv comes with the HEVC decoder so doesnt this allow something to be retuned for the newer 4k tech coming out?

Has anyone bought this TV from Pixmania and does it have Freeview HD built in ?
Thanks.
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