LG 55EG910V 1080P OLED TV £1245 Appliance Electronics
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LG 55EG910V 1080P OLED TV £1245 Appliance Electronics

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Found 22nd Dec 2015
These OLED TV's have always been a risky deal to post on HUKD due to the high price and unfamiliarity with the technology.

However, with recent drops to £1,499, and then £1,399, the deals seem to be getting progressively hotter.

Perhaps £1,299 is far enough for most people or, maybe, we'll need them to fall to the sub-£1,000 bracket.

All I know is that this is an excellent deal for the successor to the 55EC930V, which would have set you back £2,999 in Currys last year.

Some people have been successful with price matches against this company with JL - others, not so much. It seems to be hit-and-miss these days.

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I think sub £1000 for real heat; I am hopeful that this boxing day we will see OLED sub £1k.

Think I shall hold back for another year or two though before committing to OLED.


Edited by: "nightyard" 22nd Dec 2015

Heat given.
The only upgrade to my plasma I'd consider is a 4K OLED TV...waiting for that price to drop...!

Yes yes more

Oh man I'd love an OLED TV. Have to say though, as such a hefty investment, I'd probably prefer 4K future-proofing!

Game on! Been waiting for oleds to come down. Shame it's curved and 1080p but great price, good find OP
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 22nd Dec 2015

For this price, how can anybody justify not going for 4k?

Danze1984

For this price, how can anybody justify not going for 4k?


Easily, having seen OLED side by side at a demo LG had in Bluewater the difference between OLED and an ordinary backlit TV is far more impressive than the 4k v 1080p. Also it seems to get a 4k TV that can display 1080p well rules out the cheap 4k TV's and we are still years from 4k being mainstream

I'm hanging out for the OLED to go down to under £500 for a 42" as I think they are the way to go.

You've surely got a wait on your hands?

Dragon32

I'm hanging out for the OLED to go down to under £500 for a 42" as I … I'm hanging out for the OLED to go down to under £500 for a 42" as I think they are the way to go.

Yeh they got rose tinted glasses on sale at Harrods this week!

pops1975

You've surely got a wait on your hands?


Probably a couple of years max, 4K was expensive and now they're cheap as chips, £300+ chips that is.but still dirt cheap. OLED will be the same once they've got the initial bleeding edge customers buying them now to recoup some of the massive investment made into OLED

I bought the lg 55ec930v and haven't looked back ... the OLED is unbelievable

It's not 4k so it's not a very long term investment.

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hotuklols

It's not 4k so it's not a very long term investment.



A 1080p OLED TV is a very long term investment if it's a 55 inch you're going for. The quality of the picture will be immense and you'll find it difficult to notice a difference at normal viewing distances.

Besides, 1080p is out many years now and Sky still aren't broadcasting at the quality one would see in a Blu-Ray. I don't know why people seem to think that all their broadcasts are going to become 4K over the next 3-4 years.

hotuklols

It's not 4k so it's not a very long term investment.


Why,there is no such thing as future proofing and 1080p will be here for many years to come.Oled for me is the best pq out there.I have one and have never thought of 4k since I bought it.

I have to disagree with all the UHD crowd. If you are in the market for a 55" TV with best picture quality available now, this is one of the few despite it being 'only' 1080p.

How long will it be before there is any real amount of high bit-rate UHD/4K content available?

I mean, look at the likes of Sky, they never even bothered with 1080p, and they still charge HD as an add-on for some packages! Blu-ray is going to be the only real means of getting great UHD/4K content until Netflix/Amazon strat upping there appalling quality streams.

Got to be the 4k OLED this is a false investment.

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polly69

Got to be the 4k OLED this is a false investment.



If you seen one, you would not be saying this. That being said, you'll no doubt be telling us that you've seen many and are an expert in all things audiovisual.

Uncommon Sense

I have to disagree with all the UHD crowd. If you are in the market for a … I have to disagree with all the UHD crowd. If you are in the market for a 55" TV with best picture quality available now, this is one of the few despite it being 'only' 1080p.How long will it be before there is any real amount of high bit-rate UHD/4K content available?I mean, look at the likes of Sky, they never even bothered with 1080p, and they still charge HD as an add-on for some packages! Blu-ray is going to be the only real means of getting great UHD/4K content until Netflix/Amazon strat upping there appalling quality streams.



Sky are intending broadcasting in 4K around summer next year via their new Sky Q box. I wouldn't be surprised to see it slip back though.

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BuckbyJon

Sky are intending broadcasting in 4K around summer next year via their … Sky are intending broadcasting in 4K around summer next year via their new Sky Q box. I wouldn't be surprised to see it slip back though.




That's true but I don't expect a large amount of content for a few years yet. They haven't announced full details yet but I expect it to be a couple of channels tops and at quite a hefty premium.

I'd prefer order a 1080p OLED at £950 cheaper than a 4K OLED and stick to not having to pay a premium for 4K content - especially when it's only a 55" screen.

If you decide to move to 4K in 2-3 years, the sales proceeds from the 1080p screen together with the £950 you save today and the premium sky subscription savings would buy you one hell of a screen.

The above is the best way to future proof and you will still have an excellent TV for the next few years - one that's likely to receive many comments from admiring friends and family.

Why do all OLED TVs have curved screens?

Also why do some refer to a TV as an "investment". Who buys an "investment" they know will be valueless in ten years.

in the 1080p oled v 4k tv debate . Would you buy 1080p oled if you going to buy a 4k blu ray player in the next 2 years ?

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ibiza

Why do all OLED TVs have curved screens?Also why do some refer to a TV as … Why do all OLED TVs have curved screens?Also why do some refer to a TV as an "investment". Who buys an "investment" they know will be valueless in ten years.



All aren't curved - look for the EF950 series.

UHD/4K has been a massive value add marketing success it would appear. So many people convinced they need something with little to no content, a bit like my Dad when he got his first CD player in 1983/84

marathonic

The above is the best way to future proof and you will still have an … The above is the best way to future proof and you will still have an excellent TV for the next few years - one that's likely to receive many comments from admiring friends and family.


I think you'll also likely to receive a lot questions about whether it's 4K or not.

captainbeaky

I think you'll also likely to receive a lot questions about whether it's … I think you'll also likely to receive a lot questions about whether it's 4K or not.



To which you can easily answer if you can't tell, then you obvioulsy don't need it

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TALON1973

in the 1080p oled v 4k tv debate . Would you buy 1080p oled if you going … in the 1080p oled v 4k tv debate . Would you buy 1080p oled if you going to buy a 4k blu ray player in the next 2 years ?



No, I'd probably go for a 4K OLED. However, unless the price of 4K Bluray players and disks very similar to the price of current Bluray players and disks, I wouldn't be buying 4K versions unless I had a 65 inch screen.

For me, it's all or nothing, i.e. go for a 65+ inch 4K OLED TV, a 4K Blu-Ray player and SkyQ or else go for a 55 inch 1080p OLED TV, a normal Blu-Ray player and SkyHD.

The above are the two options that don't have a weak link in the setup - there's no point paying extra for 4K equipment without paying extra for the 4K content but if you're doing all this with a 55 inch screen, then it's the screen size that's the weakest link in your system.

Dragon32

I'm hanging out for the OLED to go down to under £500 for a 42" as I … I'm hanging out for the OLED to go down to under £500 for a 42" as I think they are the way to go.



​hahaha best joke I have heard all year. ;-)

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captainbeaky

I think you'll also likely to receive a lot questions about whether it's … I think you'll also likely to receive a lot questions about whether it's 4K or not.



Probably being asked by owners of 4K screens who can't understand why your image quality is so great.

Hot. Still much too pricey for me but good to see the prices dropping.

If it was flat, a mate of mine would bite their arm off. Curved TV's were a lousy idea when the curved the other way and they are a lousy idea now.

Danze1984

For this price, how can anybody justify not going for 4k?



4K and HDR are gimmicks cooked up by LCD manufacturers. Instead of fixing the weaknesses in LCD panels (black level, viewing angles, uniformity motion, colour saturation) they are going for the absolute easiest and least necessary 'improvements' in order to sucker uninformed consumers. 4K in a 50" panel is technically easy and totally unnecessary.

Whereas OLED panel manufacturers are legitimately trying to improve in these much needed areas.

Think about this before you buy a 4K LCD set: the biggest and most expensive blockbusters this year - Jurassic Park, Star Wars - have 2K DIs. The digital master copy of the finished movie is barely more than 1080p (~10% higher res). They have all these millions of dollars to shoot the movie and they have decided that 2K is enough on a gigantic cinema screen. And you think you need it in your living room? Nope.

I think those poking holes in this deal should realise the price of a 4K OLED will take years to hit sub £1300, I would imagine four to five years. These are silly prices at larger sizes as nothing else comes close quality wise, only a couple of manufacturers produce the screens and the Tech still hasn't been perfected. This to me beats any 4K LCD deal by far, it might hit a grand in sales next year but that's about it.

Personally, at a normal viewing distance I cant really tell the difference between 4K and 1080p - each to their own i guess, bragging rights and all that but i'd rather be bragging about the infinite contrast ratio on my 1080p OLED

Here is a review (including the 4k vs 1080p argument)
amazon.co.uk/pro…ing
Edited by: "sunama" 22nd Dec 2015

freakstyler

I think those poking holes in this deal should realise the price of a 4K … I think those poking holes in this deal should realise the price of a 4K OLED will take years to hit sub £1300, I would imagine four to five years. These are silly prices at larger sizes as nothing else comes close quality wise, only a couple of manufacturers produce the screens and the Tech still hasn't been perfected. This to me beats any 4K LCD deal by far, it might hit a grand in sales next year but that's about it.Personally, at a normal viewing distance I cant really tell the difference between 4K and 1080p - each to their own i guess, bragging rights and all that but i'd rather be bragging about the infinite contrast ratio on my 1080p OLED



In 4-5 years : hello 8K...

Elevation

In 4-5 years : hello 8K...



Affordable, I doubt it then it'll be another 4 years. And so the tech cycle continues.

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Elevation

In 4-5 years : hello 8K...



And people will argue that they see a huge difference between 4K and 8k on 40 inch screens.... X)

Exactly the same Amazon review on the JL Website...

johnlewis.com/lg-…273
Edited by: "memyhead" 22nd Dec 2015

Thoughtful

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/why-ultra-hd-4k-tvs-are-still-stupid/



Lol'ed at this right at the bottom:

cnet.com/new…re/

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