LG 49UB830V 49'' 4K UHD 3D Smart LED TV Free 5 Year Warranty £699.99! @ Hispek Electronics
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LG 49UB830V 49'' 4K UHD 3D Smart LED TV Free 5 Year Warranty £699.99! @ Hispek Electronics

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Found 18th Dec 2014Made hot 24th Dec 2014
LG 4k 3D TV only £699.99, RRP: £999.99. Just picked mine up today, great price. Definitely worth a look if you are in the market for a 4K TV, surprisingly inexpensive for what it is.

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4k panels are cheap to produce, even driving the panel is cheap to produce now, the cost is making it produce better motion, black levels, true colour, shadow detail, input lag,.

Problem with some cheap panels is yes they display 4k but only wheren the image is not moving Try / research before you buy
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I think the 830 has been updated by the 850. LG have been extremely responsive in applying Firmware updates and their TVs have become much better as a result. I would expect this to be a very good buy.
After nearly getting the 49" I decided the 42" was better for my needs and I have been really impressed with it.
In other words, some of the bad things said about LG TVs earlier this year are no longer applicable.

See here: LG update

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So far the picture quality looks superb, one of the best I have personally seen.

i think the 830 is the newer one not the 850 im sure i read it on the lg site think its only 6 months old

any idea on input lag when gaming? i thought upscaling 1080p would be gpu dependent... but according to an 850 review, tv produces around 66ms input lag.

Just being looking at the spec on LG and it says hevc codec is 30p rather than 60p which the 850 has. I assume this is the 4k refresh rate so it's putting me off this TV.

rmax1

Just being looking at the spec on LG and it says hevc codec is 30p rather … Just being looking at the spec on LG and it says hevc codec is 30p rather than 60p which the 850 has. I assume this is the 4k refresh rate so it's putting me off this TV.


I agree the 830 will be the lower spec or older model. That is the normal convention, not the other way. As a result I wouldn't expect too much for gaming but for ultra high def TV and streaming netflix (4K) it will be great. The 30p/60p is just a codec difference the software is probably updated now anyway.

And in case anyone is wondering, it plays video with h.264 but not hevc.265 on mine(maybe next Firmware will enable it)

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will almost certainly need to do the latetst Firmware update before you start setting it up to your liking. It will make a massive difference.


Edited by: "fairytooth" 19th Dec 2014

adamscotty

So far the picture quality looks superb, one of the best I have … So far the picture quality looks superb, one of the best I have personally seen.



I've not seen this one but I've seen a Samsung vs a Sony 4k and the Sony looks amazing. It is double the price of this though.

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deeplink

I've not seen this one but I've seen a Samsung vs a Sony 4k and the Sony … I've not seen this one but I've seen a Samsung vs a Sony 4k and the Sony looks amazing. It is double the price of this though.



Definitely worth looking at the quality, and see how it stacks up against the Sony's. I have looked around and this TV appears to be superior but that is just my opinion.

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fairytooth

I agree the 830 will be the lower spec or older model. That is the … I agree the 830 will be the lower spec or older model. That is the normal convention, not the other way. As a result I wouldn't expect too much for gaming but for ultra high def TV and streaming netflix (4K) it will be great. The 30p/60p is just a codec difference the software is probably updated now anyway.And in case anyone is wondering, it plays video with h.264 but not hevc.265 on mine(maybe next Firmware will enable it) IMPORTANT NOTE: You will almost certainly need to do the latetst Firmware update before you start setting it up to your liking. It will make a massive difference.



I haven't tested out my xbox one the TV yet, but even though the Tv is slightly outdated I think it will handle it well. i have used Netflix and the quality is amazing. As for LG firmware updates I do agree that you must carry out an update to get the best out of your TV, I don't mind having to update often if it means I will be getting a better result from my TV.

adamscotty

Definitely worth looking at the quality, and see how it stacks up against … Definitely worth looking at the quality, and see how it stacks up against the Sony's. I have looked around and this TV appears to be superior but that is just my opinion.



Totally agree, seems like it's probably marketing at the early stage of 4k as you never see all the brands together. The Samsung and Sony I saw were at opposite ends of the aisle. Richer sounds would be a good option, but sadly I don't have the budget to purchase at the min... Just drool

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deeplink

Totally agree, seems like it's probably marketing at the early stage of … Totally agree, seems like it's probably marketing at the early stage of 4k as you never see all the brands together. The Samsung and Sony I saw were at opposite ends of the aisle. Richer sounds would be a good option, but sadly I don't have the budget to purchase at the min... Just drool



I found the same thing which was really annoying, I am sure you could probably finance it if you're desperate for it.

Aside from 60p 4K (HEVC), the 850 has WebOS which is a completely different firmware; the 830 doesn't. Apparently that also means no DVR for the 850, according to the LG product site.

Good price but most reviews say it doesn't perform too well. Its main selling point is its 4k and considering the lag - that 4k feature is not going to be very useful

Nice peacock feature - might buy it for that

This is a good deal for a 4K panel, but outside of PC gaming or those with the space for a 60"+ TV/projection screen I see little need to upgrade to 4K at all, especially at this point when there is basically zero 4K content readily available.

I'd imagine TV broadcasts look pretty awful on this thing

BurtBird

This is a good deal for a 4K panel, but outside of PC gaming or those … This is a good deal for a 4K panel, but outside of PC gaming or those with the space for a 60"+ TV/projection screen I see little need to upgrade to 4K at all, especially at this point when there is basically zero 4K content readily available.I'd imagine TV broadcasts look pretty awful on this thing



I think it's more if your TV has just packed in and you're the type of person to change TVs only when they die then it might be worth going 4K now for the future. However I change sets about every three years and the previous one gets relegated to the second living room, bedroom, spare room and so on. That's why I went for the 50" Sony W8 that's been on offer.

Speaking of gaming I can't imagine this being that great with a slow response time.

fairytooth

I think the 830 has been updated by the 850. LG have been extremely … I think the 830 has been updated by the 850. LG have been extremely responsive in applying Firmware updates and their TVs have become much better as a result. I would expect this to be a very good buy.After nearly getting the 49" I decided the 42" was better for my needs and I have been really impressed with it.In other words, some of the bad things said about LG TVs earlier this year are no longer applicable.See here: LG update



Nothing wrong with their products... when they WORK... however their customer service is bar none the worst in the AV industry. Be prepared to deal with misinformation, staff who know less about the products than you do, and outright lies should anything go wrong.

EDIT: not voted hot / cold either way. Seems a decent price and not letting personal issues with LG cloud my judgement.
Edited by: "morocco1" 24th Dec 2014

cold. peacock not a turkey

Cooling.

Hi

Can you tell me if the Firmware upgrade is via wi-fi or through the TV aerial?? as I've ordered but have virtually 0 freeview signal.

jay_masters13

HiCan you tell me if the Firmware upgrade is via wi-fi or through the TV … HiCan you tell me if the Firmware upgrade is via wi-fi or through the TV aerial?? as I've ordered but have virtually 0 freeview signal.


Over the internet. It doesn't matter if it goes cold actually. The lower the price comes down the better. LG got an amazingly bad press when the UHDTVs first came out. They listened to HDTVtest.com and released some firmware that made a massive difference. Nevertheless the damage is already done and those that bought early models don't have a good word for them. I can only say that I have been majorly pleased with my purchase and the LG customer support has been fairly helpful
Edited by: "fairytooth" 24th Dec 2014

I still don't see the point of 4k on such a small screen. To notice the difference you have to sit about 4 feet from the screen. The only thing it should be good for is 3d, oh and also projectors. There is a great article on cnet about why 4k is a waste of time you should read before buying. Much better to get a 1080p set with the best specs you can.
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