LG 55SJ850V £778.99 Using Code WINTER20 @ PRC Direct with 5 year warranty
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LG 55SJ850V £778.99 Using Code WINTER20 @ PRC Direct with 5 year warranty

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Found 12th Jan
Some people have managed to get John Lewis to price match in the past, so may be worth trying and if they do. Buy £800 of John Lewis vouchers from Morrisons to pay for it as they are worth £100 of More Points currently with their special bonus points offer to use on food or petrol @ Morrisons. Making it even cheaper.
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1If of any interest to people. Had to have the back of the TV off for a Main Board replacement today. Long story but my LG6 soundbar doesn't work through HDMI/ARC so after replacing soundbar first, then the main board and still not working. It appears it is a software problem with the TV, so hopefully LG will produce an update for that soon.

But because the main board had to be replaced managed to note the panel number. This is the panel installed on my LG 55sj850v Panel it is 8+2 FRC RGB so hopefully that will help people. But you may have a different panel possibly?

On a side note never seen inside these modern tv. It consisted of 2 speakers, 2 boards 1 is the main board the other is a voltage regulating board and 3 ribbons and 1 lead. Technician said costs next to nothing to manufacture those parts. All the purchase money on your TV is in the panel.
Get the Samsung UE55MU7000 its a better panel...10 bit and 120mhz refresher rate
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The Samsung is a 10 bit panel, but for everyday viewing and content available at the moment it certainly doesn't mean it is a better TV, picture wise.
Did LG just not swop your tv out or is it not under warranty?
The picture on the LG is great and the viewing angles far better than the Samsungs this year (MU series) as the colours etc really do start to get washed out at even a slight angle. I've got the SJ950V and love it.
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bitcoin54 m ago

Did LG just not swop your tv out or is it not under warranty?


It is a software problem, It was a process of elimination. 2 different soundbars, 2 different mainboards. still not working so by their reasoning it must be software fault. Will have to wait till the new software is published, now they have escalated the problem, to see if it fixes it. So assume, a few others may have complained about the ARC problem and soundbars.

Soundbar works fine on Optical and Bluetooth, just not HDMI/ARC
Edited by: "sotv" 12th Jan
sotv... Technician stating price of parts might be right but there's is a lot of development costs in chips etc to get these boards so compact and with so many advanced features and with the more known manufactures there will be more parts rejected, not up to their quality standards.
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morrig7 m ago

sotv... Technician stating price of parts might be right but there's …sotv... Technician stating price of parts might be right but there's is a lot of development costs in chips etc to get these boards so compact and with so many advanced features and with the more known manufactures there will be more parts rejected, not up to their quality standards.


Fair point, but still was astonishing how little workings are in a TV nowadays. Wish I had taken a picture of it now. Makes maintenance easy for TV repairers now 5 or 6 working parts that could be needed to replace at the very most. Should only need to take it away if Panel is broken, to be done in a clean room or just replace TV probably.
Ploddman19 m ago

The picture on the LG is great and the viewing angles far better than the …The picture on the LG is great and the viewing angles far better than the Samsungs this year (MU series) as the colours etc really do start to get washed out at even a slight angle. I've got the SJ950V and love it.


And the 55inch version of SJ950V is £1500...hardly a fair comparison against the Mu7000 £799 price...
doctorblue32 m ago

Get the Samsung UE55MU7000 its a better panel...10 bit and 120mhz …Get the Samsung UE55MU7000 its a better panel...10 bit and 120mhz refresher rate


the mu7000 is 60Hz refresh with motion rate software to 120Hz

the sj850v uses a true 120Hz panel

the mu7000 is an 8bit panel & uses FRC to emulate a 10bit decode?

the mu8000 has a true 10bit panel
sotv23 m ago

It is a software problem, It was a process of elimination. 2 different …It is a software problem, It was a process of elimination. 2 different soundbars, 2 different mainboards. still not working so by their reasoning it must be software fault. Will have to wait till the new software is published, now they have escalated the problem, to see if it fixes it. So assume, a few others may have complained about the ARC problem and soundbars.Soundbar works fine on Optical and Bluetooth, just not HDMI/ARC


Regardless of that, if it is under LG warranty and you did not get it from "TVsRus" eg a chopshop seller, it is a 141 swap on any submitted hardware/software issues with LG, if they are messing you around call their executive team or DM on
twitter to their UK gurus to sort it out!
bitcoin510 m ago

the mu7000 is 60Hz refresh with motion rate software to 120Hzthe sj850v …the mu7000 is 60Hz refresh with motion rate software to 120Hzthe sj850v uses a true 120Hz panelthe mu7000 is an 8bit panel & uses FRC to emulate a 10bit decode?the mu8000 has a true 10bit panel


No the 55 inch panel is a true 10 bit panel...
The 800v has the 10 bit panel. I have the 49 inch TV. Very very happy. Ex Sony everything.
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bitcoin525 m ago

Regardless of that, if it is under LG warranty and you did not get it from …Regardless of that, if it is under LG warranty and you did not get it from "TVsRus" eg a chopshop seller, it is a 141 swap on any submitted hardware/software issues with LG, if they are messing you around call their executive team or DM ontwitter to their UK gurus to sort it out!


Got it from Argos in October. If it isn't a software problem, then I will. But if it is software a new TV will still have the same problem anyway. They are quite good at the LG helpdesk, just took a month to get to this point and there is nowhere to go with it after this anyway I don't think?,I suppose their is a process to follow.

Wouldn't have been any the wiser tbh, if I hadn't bought a soundbar and would have been more than happy with the TV as is.

The main frustration. The settings I had, that were perfect for my viewing , have now gone, because of main board replacement and I have to start all over again and I didn't note them down anywhere. Lesson learned
Edited by: "sotv" 12th Jan
bitcoin514 m ago

the mu7000 is 60Hz refresh with motion rate software to 120Hzthe sj850v …the mu7000 is 60Hz refresh with motion rate software to 120Hzthe sj850v uses a true 120Hz panelthe mu7000 is an 8bit panel & uses FRC to emulate a 10bit decode?the mu8000 has a true 10bit panel


The 55inch panel has a native 120mhz refresher rate too...
doctorblue44 m ago

And the 55inch version of SJ950V is £1500...hardly a fair comparison …And the 55inch version of SJ950V is £1500...hardly a fair comparison against the Mu7000 £799 price...


Meant the MU series in general matey. I paid £1089 for mine from Richer Sounds.
elpajoja32 m ago

The 800v has the 10 bit panel. I have the 49 inch TV. Very very happy. Ex …The 800v has the 10 bit panel. I have the 49 inch TV. Very very happy. Ex Sony everything.

displayspecifications.com/en/…b16

The 800V is 8bit + frc. It's also a RGBW panel so isn't a 'true' 4k display, which is the reason it isn't a 'UHD Certified' tv.

However, as long as you're happy with it, that's all that matters.
*sigh* waiting for a good 32" deal. Can someone help me out?
elpajoja2 h, 41 m ago

The 800v has the 10 bit panel. I have the 49 inch TV. Very very happy. Ex …The 800v has the 10 bit panel. I have the 49 inch TV. Very very happy. Ex Sony everything.


Except that after some time AVForums eventually worked out that it doesn't?
I had to send mine back - some “shadows” / “vertical lines” down the screen. Only noticeable when watching football but made it impossible to watch as your eyes were totally drawn to it.

Can’t have that in a World Cup year.
Edited by: "patty1892" 12th Jan
Have got 49 inch, it is a superb telly. There is very slight shadowy effect on fast moving, I’ve played with pic settings and improved it but not eradicated for everything else, especially with Amazon and Sky Q- it’s superb. Very nice OS, LG are impressive for that. Of course SD will look horrendous and HD is passable but I haven’t yet seen a panel of this size of above that looks great for SD or HD compared to my old Panasonic Plasma 37.

Surely broadcasters will go full 4K one day soon. Please!?

PS AV Forums is wrong and misleading but if you follow the thread these are 8+2 panels. Not a big deal for me as I think the tech passes muster well and is actually better viewing that what I’ve seen in Richer Sounds when testing the Samsung and Sony brands of a similar cost and spec.
Edited by: "njdavis103" 12th Jan
For an £11 price difference, I'd take the piece of mind that comes with dealing with a national bricks and mortar store and buy from Currys.
Baldieman641 h, 27 m ago

For an £11 price difference, I'd take the piece of mind that comes with …For an £11 price difference, I'd take the piece of mind that comes with dealing with a national bricks and mortar store and buy from Currys.


May the Lord be with you.
patty18922 h, 37 m ago

I had to send mine back - some “shadows” / “vertical lines” down the screen …I had to send mine back - some “shadows” / “vertical lines” down the screen. Can’t have that in a World Cup year.


What is your replacement tv?
Baldieman6416 h, 17 m ago

For an £11 price difference, I'd take the piece of mind that comes with …For an £11 price difference, I'd take the piece of mind that comes with dealing with a national bricks and mortar store and buy from Currys.


But these guys have a bricks and mortar store, in Ilford prcdirect.co.uk/con…om/ possibly not terribly convenient for many people, but also £20 cheaper rather than £11? Plus just do what the OP suggests, price match with John Lewis for their 5 year guarantee, plenty of bricks and mortar stores and far better customer service than Currys.
Edited by: "grumpyyoungishman" 13th Jan
unidentified10 h, 4 m ago

What is your replacement tv?


TBC. Not sure at all what to go for now.
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