LG 55EC930V Curved OLED Full HD 3D Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD, 2x 3D Glasses and 2x 3D Clip-on Glasses 5yr guarantee £1299 at John Lewis
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LG 55EC930V Curved OLED Full HD 3D Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD, 2x 3D Glasses and 2x 3D Clip-on Glasses 5yr guarantee £1299 at John Lewis

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Found 18th Mar 2016
Seems a good deal for an OLED with 5yr warranty
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Voted cold, screen size not specified.

Plus because it's organic presumably it needs watering, and sunshine, so not suitable for most people.
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dsuk

Voted cold, screen size not specified.Plus because it's organic … Voted cold, screen size not specified.Plus because it's organic presumably it needs watering, and sunshine, so not suitable for most people.



Amended and very droll good sir!
dsuk

Voted cold, screen size not specified.Plus because it's organic … Voted cold, screen size not specified.Plus because it's organic presumably it needs watering, and sunshine, so not suitable for most people.



really doubt it's organic as it's curved, gmo for sure...
Awesome TV, puts most 4k's to shame
Standard price though now. Great TV no doubt and get you away from LCD and into those beautiful perfect blacks
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My plasma is on it's way out. LG have offered me a refund and I'm very keen on getting an OLED. Wondering if I should buy this now or if the price will drop much further
niceguyrick

My plasma is on it's way out. LG have offered me a refund and I'm very … My plasma is on it's way out. LG have offered me a refund and I'm very keen on getting an OLED. Wondering if I should buy this now or if the price will drop much further


OLED is still very new, I would expect prices to fall over the next 18 months but would not expect much change in the immediate future but I could be wrong
Edited by: "stuellis" 19th Mar 2016
Prices will drop but then something new will be about. If it goes for around £1k then prob buy it...
niceguyrick

My plasma is on it's way out. LG have offered me a refund and I'm very … My plasma is on it's way out. LG have offered me a refund and I'm very keen on getting an OLED. Wondering if I should buy this now or if the price will drop much further



How did you get lg to refund you. It still in manufacturerers waranty?
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vij_chauhan

How did you get lg to refund you. It still in manufacturerers waranty?


Yes just about, had it less than a year
I have the first release of this with carbon fibre back, my Panasonic Vt65 plasma pic quality looks much better imho. Wouldn't touch a 4K lcd though, I'm waiting on the 4K Oleds to drop
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stevej1976

I have the first release of this with carbon fibre back, my Panasonic … I have the first release of this with carbon fibre back, my Panasonic Vt65 plasma pic quality looks much better imho. Wouldn't touch a 4K lcd though, I'm waiting on the 4K Oleds to drop


That's surprising, I thought the blacks would be much better on the OLED?
The fact that people spend so much money on a tv still baffles me. Mind you I would love to have the spare cash to do this.
I have this TV and not that impressed with mine also. Its ok, but after reading excellent reviews I expected that picture will be much better. I've tried for hours different settings, calibration, etc. and still found that my 5 years old LG led tv (Not 4k) have better picture! Maybe I am doing something wrong. :-(.

Edited by: "helenaeos" 19th Mar 2016
Saw a demo of the 4k version of this and my jaw hit the floor. Unbelievable picture. Hopefully when they drop the curved screen and go back to flat, it will be this sort of money
Good deal, voted hot.
Can't justify ditching my Plasma just yet though, my ideal upgrade path is OLED 4K which I'm happy to wait for as the Plasma is a brilliant picture anyway and I've only had it a couple of years.
Here's hoping for further price drops!
£1k+ for a telly - something I will never understand....
LG have just figured out how to do these flat (the curve is a technical limitation, NOT a feature) so expect usable versions of these lovely screens within the next year or two. Until then, look after your plasmas
Already owned ,got JL to price match marks electrical who had it for 1229 at the time.The curve is very slight to be honest .I returned a Samsung ue55 ju6510 4 k due to lack of content and poor smart features .Its a stunning looking TV with a little or no bezel but after owning a 4k decent brand v oled non 4k I have to be honest and say the OLED doesn't match the Samsung 4k picture quality
Been this price for the last couple of months. Got the newer model to this (55EG910v) and love it. Better than most 4k displays even at 1080p. Deepest blacks you can get, only slight thing you'll notice however is that the whites aren't as bright as you'd see on other TV's like Sammy's or Sony's. But after looking at this and then looking at Samsung's 4k, the Samsung just looks artificial.
HDR + 4K OLED at this price and I'd bite. Give it a few years I guess.
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0BS1D1AN

Been this price for the last couple of months. Got the newer model to … Been this price for the last couple of months. Got the newer model to this (55EG910v) and love it. Better than most 4k displays even at 1080p. Deepest blacks you can get, only slight thing you'll notice however is that the whites aren't as bright as you'd see on other TV's like Sammy's or Sony's. But after looking at this and then looking at Samsung's 4k, the Samsung just looks artificial.


Is the newer model much better than this one?
Production OLED is still in it's infancy. However for those wondering if the price will drop- LG are investing over £5bn on a massive new factory dedicated to OLED production ready for 2018, as they believe it is the future and have bet the farm on it. Prices will almost certainly start to drop rapidly in the next few years when that happens.
I have this. Only the third and fourth gen LG oleds are superior. I've come from panny land too. If you feed this monster correctly..ie blurays the picture is astonishing. I say this because there's a major conspiracy going on with HD tv channels in this country. sky is running low bit rate trash. HBO thrones is vastly superior to sky Atlantic thrones but the bluray annihilates them both. Netflix..ymmv.

Anthonis

£1k+ for a telly - something I will never understand....


People were paying £10,000+ plus for 50" plasma's 15 years ago. A grand is nothing for an excellent TV!
niceguyrick

Is the newer model much better than this one?


I saw the 930V in store before and they are damn near the same. I think there may have been some minor fixes in the new iteration as there was some problems on the 930V's colour output (something about it appearing slightly purple-ish when outputting whites), I personally didn't see it in store but that was what I read online at the time.
Also the whole LG ecosystem is meant to be smoother and less clunky to use (using the apps and things like netflix and amazon Prime). Again, I had no experience as I only saw the 930V in store but can say that the 910V's is very smooth and have experienced no problems with it. I got JL to price match with Crampton and Moore (which were selling it for 1399 at the time), so for 100 more seemed worth it.
Horrorwood

HDR + 4K OLED at this price and I'd bite. Give it a few years I guess.


Don't really need HDR if you have OLED.
niceguyrick

That's surprising, I thought the blacks would be much better on the OLED?



Slightly better to the eye but the VT does much better shading, the panny just has the more realistic pic and just look more pleasing to the eye.

Both are pro calibrated, I ran them side by side for a good 8/10 hours using various material but the in the end the VT has stopped where it is and the 55ea9800 is in the bedroom. I would have been very happy with the LG though if I didn't have the panny, it's a great TV.
stevej1976

Slightly better to the eye but the VT does much better shading, the panny … Slightly better to the eye but the VT does much better shading, the panny just has the more realistic pic and just look more pleasing to the eye. Both are pro calibrated, I ran them side by side for a good 8/10 hours using various material but the in the end the VT has stopped where it is and the 55ea9800 is in the bedroom. I would have been very happy with the LG though if I didn't have the panny, it's a great TV.



I'm amazed lol. The inky black of OLED trashes plasma out of the box. Both my VT mates also made the switch immediately as plasma value ain't exactly holding.
Oled demos in the shops are always showing a black background with flowers popping up, very impressive, but nothing like what i would watch at home.
i would not buy an oled tv, without first trying it at home in real world conditions.
do they judder on slow pan and scans, how comfortable are they to watch in low light etc etc
afroylnt

Don't really need HDR if you have OLED.



Sorry but with a comment like that I don't think you understand what HDR is...
I had a Samsung curved 48" UE48JU6510 which is in another room now. I thought that was a nice tv, wanted a bigger screen and went for the tv the op posted and never looked back. You cant beat the blacks you get of oled, it really does stand out.

I like LG's cinema 3d as well so much better than the active my other Samsung tv has.
Jumped on the 4k bandwagon and its just to early in the technology, Netflix 4k is no better than current Blu-Ray due to bandwith restrictions.
More than happy with my oled purchase it will do me for 3 years or so.
Ruffuz

really doubt it's organic as it's curved, gmo for sure...



There's plenty of curved organic things, I quite like these >

youtube.com/wat…wgE

I had a Samsung curved 48" UE48JU6510 which is in another room now. I thought that was a nice tv, wanted a bigger screen and went for the tv the op posted and never looked back. You cant beat the blacks you get of oled, it really does stand out.

I like LG's cinema 3d as well so much better than the active my other Samsung tv has.
Jumped on the 4k bandwagon and its just to early in the technology, Netflix 4k is no better than current Blu-Ray due to bandwith restrictions.
More than happy with my oled purchase it will do me for 3 years or so.
Horrorwood

Sorry but with a comment like that I don't think you understand what HDR … Sorry but with a comment like that I don't think you understand what HDR is...


Ditto for you and OLED; I understand HDR from photography.

HDR is primarily a way to give LCD screens an apparently better picture without using expensive / OLED screens. It seems to be a 'feature' to get people to buy Ultra HD TVs.

I think an OLED screen will give a more realistic picture than an HDR one.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 19th Mar 2016
There is no question,OLED TVs beat ANY other TV.
heat,not a fan of LG,but currently appear to be the only company that makes OLED tvs.
samsung,panasonic and sony are going to start/ restart OLED tv production from nex year.
Anthonis

£1k+ for a telly - something I will never understand....



Too young to understand? £1k was pretty much standard price for a 32" LCD. I still have an old computer magazine with an advert from Dell for a 26" LCD TV for £730!
g8spur

The fact that people spend so much money on a tv still baffles me. Mind … The fact that people spend so much money on a tv still baffles me. Mind you I would love to have the spare cash to do this.



Yes, I don't get it either (and thats with the cash to buy it)
liveinabin

LG have just figured out how to do these flat (the curve is a technical … LG have just figured out how to do these flat (the curve is a technical limitation, NOT a feature) so expect usable versions of these lovely screens within the next year or two. Until then, look after your plasmas



I detected a hint of sarcasm there....

Flat versions have been out for a while though.
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