LG 55" ULTRA HD LA970W TV £1599 + FREE LG G TABLET + 5 Year guarantee @ selfridges
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LG 55" ULTRA HD LA970W TV £1599 + FREE LG G TABLET + 5 Year guarantee @ selfridges

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Found 27th Apr 2014
Enjoy Free Delivery and a 5 year guarantee on this Television. Purchase by the 12th June 2014 and claim a free LG G Tablet. Click the banner above to make your claim and view full terms & conditions. The LG 55" ULTRA HD LA970W TV represents the next level of picture quality and clarity, boasting a resolution four times higher than Full HD. Incredibly sharp and crisp, even when viewed from close distances.

DISPLAY
Screen size (in.): 55
Display Type: LED
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Motion Clarity Index: 1000
Local Dimming: Yes
3D SPECIFICATION
3D type: FPR (CINEMA 3D)
Format: S/S, T/B, C/B, F/S
2D to 3D: Yes
3D to 2D: Yes
2D to 3D Depth control: 0~+20 (default : 10)
2D to 3D Viewpoint control: -10~+10 (default : 0)
2D to 3D Mode: 5 modes (Standard, Manual, Cinema, Sport, Extreme)
3D Depth Control: Yes
3D Viewpoint control: -10~+10 (default : 0)
3D Picture Mode: Yes
3D Image Correction: Yes
Format Auto Detection: Yes
3D video Supported formats: WMV, H.264
3D Sound Zooming: Yes
Dual Play: Yes
DVR
Recording: External Hard Drive
Time Shift (live playback): External Hard Drive
Watch & Record: External Input watch & record, Smart function using & record
External Input Record: Composite Only
Reserved record: Manual, According to broadcasting information
SMART TV
SmartHome
App Store
Premium CP (Catch-up, VoD)
Full Web Browser
Social Center
Skype
Search & Recommendation
3D World (3D Contents Streaming)
Game World
SPECIAL FEATURES
Multi task (2 screen)
Motion eye care
EPG(SI)
Input Labeling
e-Manual
Application Lock
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Ready / Built-in
WiFi Direct
Simplink (HDMI CEC)
POWER
Voltage, Hz: 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
USB
Moving Picture Playback (SD/HD/Plus HD): DivX HD
Picture: JPEG, JPS, MPO
External Device App Download: Yes
Audio Codec: AC3(Dolby Digital), EAC3, AAC, Mpeg, MP3, PCM, DTS
Subtitle for DivX: Yes
DIMENSIONS - WXHXD (MM)
SET (w/o stand) (mm): 1230 x 714 x 39.8
Including stand (mm): 1230 x 781 x 274

ANY UHD CONTENTS -- NOT VERY MUCH
- rasanh

I've just been informed by LG that there will be NO upgrade paths for anyone from the current HDMI 1.4 to HDMI 2.0. Unlike Toshiba or Sony who are offering all early adopters FREE firmware upgrades, Samsung who are also offering a hardware solution (more than likely at a cost).
- kas786

120 Comments

In before the:

"No 4k content"
"Buy 1080p"
"Won't work with netflix"
"too big"
"too small"
"LG are crap"
"not an iphone"
"I'll have one for the bedroom and one for the kitchen"
"rather have a Sony"
"How's plex on this?"
"Get John Lewis to price match"
"I got this for 50p on a misprice"


and "I'm waiting for these to drop to £999"
Even though decent 1080p sets at 55 inches still retail for well over a grand!

was about to vote cold, then saw the resolution. good price

youtube.com/wat…GTE
Edited by: "tince666" 27th Apr 2014

Banned

good price

Adidas Addict

In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too … In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too big""too small""LG are crap""not an iphone""I'll have one for the bedroom and one for the kitchen""rather have a Sony""How's plex on this?""Get John Lewis to price match""I got this for 50p on a misprice"


Think you covered all the excuses possible. So hopefully won't have more of them. Hot from me.

Deal if you're in for one if these, but tbh I can't really justify myself paying over a grand for a tv

im on a 32" w6 2013 model if only i was wise enough to get in on the legendary w9 deal

[quote=Adidas Addict]In before the:

"No 4k content"
"Buy 1080p"
"Won't work with netflix"
"too big"
"too small"
"LG are crap"
"not an iphone"
"I'll have one for the bedroom and one for the kitchen"
"rather have a Sony"
"How's plex on this?"
"Get John Lewis to price match"
"I got this for 50p on a misprice"


Well done

is this 4k ? never heard of ultra hd

For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. There is next to no content available and they are still in their infancy. Another year or so and there should be more content available and a more realistic price. Heat added anyway for a good find :-)

Well, that should put 1080p 55" at ease ( read: below 1k mark - I mean decent 55" ).
HOT - best price for 4k 55" around.

GoKen

is this 4k ? never heard of ultra hd



Ultra hd = 4, as well as the spec says:
Resolution: 3840 x 2160

Adidas Addict

In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too … In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too big""too small""LG are crap""not an iphone""I'll have one for the bedroom and one for the kitchen""rather have a Sony""How's plex on this?""Get John Lewis to price match""I got this for 50p on a misprice"

HUKD summed up in a heartbeat X)

Elbandito

Ultra hd = 4, as well as the spec says: Resolution: 3840 x 2160



"Ultra HD = 4" ??

I'm not sure where your sums come from but 4K is a shortened abbreviation of 4K2K which itself is an abbreviation of 4000x2000, which the industry decided thats what they'd call the resolution rather that 3.8K2.2K.

So actually the 4 = 3820 (horizontal pixel resolution).
Edited by: "EmperorRosko" 27th Apr 2014

vipergrm

For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. There … For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. There is next to no content available and they are still in their infancy. Another year or so and there should be more content available and a more realistic price. Heat added anyway for a good find :-)



But if you were looking to buy a new TV anyway and had a choice between this or a 1080p set for a few hundred quid less you'd do better to get this, then you won't want/need an upgrade when there is lots of 4k content available.
Edited by: "rossington" 27th Apr 2014

I'll probably be mocked for saying this (esp with the first post above), but I really did get this for £49.99 on a misprice so COLD from me!

Looks like a good deal. I'm looking for a 55 inch TV to replace my Panasonic 42PX60B (think that's right) that has been on my wall since 2006. not sure time is right for 4K yet though but if I'm spending that money I would want it to be a little future proof. decisions decisions.......

AR2012

The Not So Subtle Distinction Between UHD and 4K



Interesting read, nice clarification

Hot from me

Was gutted seeing this price! - Paid 1400 for a 55" 1080p set this time last year - BUT my mind is at ease knowing that 4K/UHD has no decent standards yet for delivery so its all overkill anyhoo.

review here: avforums.com/rev…441

Would love a new TV but our 46" panny is still going strong they seem to last forever.

vipergrm

For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. There … For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. There is next to no content available and they are still in their infancy. Another year or so and there should be more content available and a more realistic price. Heat added anyway for a good find :-)


I'll give you one very good reason! It's so that people like you can buy your 4K TV 5 years from now for peanuts. If everyone thought like you such that there were no early adopters for a new technology, they would never take off and would not make it into mainstream. This would mean that in a year's time there would be no 4K TVs for you to buy full stop. So, I urge you to reconsider your stance.

normally around 1999. great deal.

No way investing in 4k tvs when there still suffering from banding. Would have thought by now they would have sorted this problem out.

note that the 65" is £3199 from same source but this price isn't that special for the 65 selfridges.com/en/…0W/
Edited by: "ajmitchell" 27th Apr 2014

GoKen

is this 4k ? never heard of ultra hd



Ultra HD is the consumer standard resolution and is 1080p x 2(found on TV's, monitors etc.) 4K is 4096 x 2160 and is the standard used in the film industry, when cinemas move from full HD, this is the resolution they will use.

Tyler Halifax

I'll probably be mocked for saying this (esp with the first post above), … I'll probably be mocked for saying this (esp with the first post above), but I really did get this for £49.99 on a misprice so COLD from me!



Nobody else can get your misprice though can they? Why are you even bothering to rate/post about that, just be happy with your blatant lie. No company would ever sell you a £1600 product for £50 just because its priced wrongly. They legally don't have to sell you it at all!


qwertyuiop123456789

normally around 1999. great deal.

vipergrm

For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. … For the life of me, I can't think why anyone would buy a UDTV now. There is next to no content available and they are still in their infancy. Another year or so and there should be more content available and a more realistic price. Heat added anyway for a good find :-)



So I should buy this on the basis of being a guinea pig for LG? Like I say, it is purely because of the total lack of 4K content and it makes no sense for me personally to upgrade to UHD. This set doesn't even have HDMI 2.0 which in my opinion is absolutely essential for all UHDTVs. It frustrates me that manufacturers go all out to advertise their new high resolution sets with no content? If more effort was made into making content available before release then perhaps.

I'm sure a number of consumers are being misled here as they may think they can watch their Sky in UHD but this just an upscaled 1080i/720p picture. If you want to go ahead and be a guinea pig then be my guest.

Tyler Halifax

I'll probably be mocked for saying this (esp with the first post above), … I'll probably be mocked for saying this (esp with the first post above), but I really did get this for £49.99 on a misprice so COLD from me!



your an idiot

Adidas Addict

In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too … In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too big""too small""LG are crap""not an iphone""I'll have one for the bedroom and one for the kitchen""rather have a Sony""How's plex on this?""Get John Lewis to price match""I got this for 50p on a misprice"



what a load of crap.

vipergrm

So I should buy this on the basis of being a guinea pig for LG? Like I … So I should buy this on the basis of being a guinea pig for LG? Like I say, it is purely because of the total lack of 4K content and it makes no sense for me personally to upgrade to UHD. This set doesn't even have HDMI 2.0 which in my opinion is absolutely essential for all UHDTVs. It frustrates me that manufacturers go all out to advertise their new high resolution sets with no content? If more effort was made into making content available before release then perhaps. I'm sure a number of consumers are being misled here as they may think they can watch their Sky in UHD but this just an upscaled 1080i/720p picture. If you want to go ahead and be a guinea pig then be my guest.



I would say depends how long you are gonna use it and what are you going for. I personally use tv for up to 10-12 years until it's broken. by that time, im pretty sure 4k content will be popular.

Adidas Addict

In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too … In before the:"No 4k content""Buy 1080p""Won't work with netflix""too big""too small""LG are crap""not an iphone""I'll have one for the bedroom and one for the kitchen""rather have a Sony""How's plex on this?""Get John Lewis to price match""I got this for 50p on a misprice"



You missed "hasn't got HDMI 2.0"

which for a 4k TV may well just render it completely useless if and when a consumer 4k format is finally decided for disc players and sky boxes....

I am tempted by this as my 6 yo Samsung is looking very dated....

Can anyone see how many HDMI inputs it has and what the response rate is?

lhurren

I am tempted by this as my 6 yo Samsung is looking very dated....Can … I am tempted by this as my 6 yo Samsung is looking very dated....Can anyone see how many HDMI inputs it has and what the response rate is?



LG TVs have struggled with input lag recently, which suggests that there is quite a bit of processing going on behind the scenes. However in our recent review of the LA860 we measured a lag of about 50ms which whilst too slow for dedicated gamers was at least an improvement on last year. Sadly the LA970 is a retrograde step, measuring a decidedly tardy 109ms even in Game mode. This will undoubtedly be too slow not only for the more expert gamer but also those of a less fanatical nature, so if input lag, or rather the lack of it, is important to you then the LA970 is probably not the best choice.

AR2012

LG TVs have struggled with input lag recently, which suggests that there … LG TVs have struggled with input lag recently, which suggests that there is quite a bit of processing going on behind the scenes. However in our recent review of the LA860 we measured a lag of about 50ms which whilst too slow for dedicated gamers was at least an improvement on last year. Sadly the LA970 is a retrograde step, measuring a decidedly tardy 109ms even in Game mode. This will undoubtedly be too slow not only for the more expert gamer but also those of a less fanatical nature, so if input lag, or rather the lack of it, is important to you then the LA970 is probably not the best choice.



The LA970 packs an awful lot into a slim and attractive chassis, although for good reasons it’s a little deeper than some of the competition. There is a minimalist feel to the design, with a thin black bezel that measures 1cm and surrounds the entire screen. At the top is a pop-up camera and microphone for making video calls and facial recognition, whilst at the bottom is the logo and a power indicator light. At the far right rear of the screen there are some basic controls, whilst at the rear left are the connections. There are only three sideways facing HDMI inputs, although they include support for ARC and MHL. There are breakout cables for legacy connections, a CI slot and three USB ports. There’s also an Ethernet port, although the LA970 has built-in WiFi. Quite how LG will address the issue of changing UHD standards and new versions of HDMI remains to be seen.

AR2012

The LA970 packs an awful lot into a slim and attractive chassis, although … The LA970 packs an awful lot into a slim and attractive chassis, although for good reasons it’s a little deeper than some of the competition. There is a minimalist feel to the design, with a thin black bezel that measures 1cm and surrounds the entire screen. At the top is a pop-up camera and microphone for making video calls and facial recognition, whilst at the bottom is the logo and a power indicator light. At the far right rear of the screen there are some basic controls, whilst at the rear left are the connections. There are only three sideways facing HDMI inputs, although they include support for ARC and MHL. There are breakout cables for legacy connections, a CI slot and three USB ports. There’s also an Ethernet port, although the LA970 has built-in WiFi. Quite how LG will address the issue of changing UHD standards and new versions of HDMI remains to be seen.



Thanks

109ms in GameMode?? I'll definitely be giving this a miss. Cheers.

zoomee

Was gutted seeing this price! - Paid 1400 for a 55" 1080p set this time … Was gutted seeing this price! - Paid 1400 for a 55" 1080p set this time last year - BUT my mind is at ease knowing that 4K/UHD has no decent standards yet for delivery so its all overkill anyhoo.review here: http://www.avforums.com/review/lg-la970-la970w-ultra-hd-led-lcd-tv-review.9441



I'm sticking with my 1080p Panasonic VT65 Plasma until 4K has been standardised.

I hope someone finds this useful

http://i.imgur.com/rFU54rz.jpg

lhurren

Thanks :)109ms in GameMode?? I'll definitely be giving this a miss. … Thanks :)109ms in GameMode?? I'll definitely be giving this a miss. Cheers.

go sony they have some of the lowest measured latency

This is a very good price especially as this tv is nano full led which costs a lot to start with plus it has a slide down soundbar so you don't have to buy one or a soundplate this is the best picture quality you can get from an ultra hd tv plus it's 1000HZ but lg's new models are out in a few months it's a shame it only has 3 hdmi and none are 2.0 and that there's no codex for 4k support am after the 65 version of this though waiting for one to come up at a decent price
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