LG 55SJ850V, Proper 4K (not RGBW), banging deal - £799 at Amazon
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LG 55SJ850V, Proper 4K (not RGBW), banging deal - £799 at Amazon

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LocalFound 26th Dec 2017
After an LG 55” that doesn’t have an RGBW (fake 4K) panel?
This is the one for you and a gem of a price. Well worth stepping up from the 7xx or 800 models for this fella.

On mobile so can’t be bothered doing the 3 Camels thing, but this is the best price since end of Oct and only second time it’s ever gone below £800.

John Lewis are still selling for £899

8 bit (+FRC)
Excellent picture
Note: Will need a firmware update out of the box
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No fake 4K but fake HDR lulz
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I can’t add the URL as sharing through the Amazon app means HUKD don’t get their referral. Grrrr
Drat. JL just price matched.
In before everyone starts with the “5yr warranty” chatter
How much is this better than the LG on this thread:

hotukdeals.com/dea…054

Do these LG sets have Bluetooth?
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No fake 4K but fake HDR lulz
grumpyyoungishman5 m ago

Going purely on the specs, I've seen neither in the flesh, this is worth …Going purely on the specs, I've seen neither in the flesh, this is worth the £380 if you have it- RGB panel so you're actually getting 4K- Significantly more colours- Better native refresh 120Hz- I suspect it goes brighter too (closer to actual HDR)Both are listed as Bluetooth capable.


Pretty sure those specs are incorrect. Emailed LG a couple of times and the only models they do without RGBW are the 850v and above. Ping them and double check.
Also now £799 (online not instore) at Curry’s.
LOL_is_stupid5 h, 5 m ago

Pretty sure those specs are incorrect. Emailed LG a couple of times and …Pretty sure those specs are incorrect. Emailed LG a couple of times and the only models they do without RGBW are the 850v and above. Ping them and double check.


Hey LOL

I think we're agreeing? Sorry if I wasn't being clear, but I was saying that this deal is the much better bet, with among other things actual RGB 4K, rather than LG's penny-pinching RGBW faux-K, which the 635 has.
Surely the Samsung mu7000 would be better .no ?
Don't buy an 8-bit panel if you want to get the most out of your UHD Blu-ray discs or digital 4K movies.

Find a TV that's 10-bit.
Wait for one more year and get 55" OLED for same price next year
jimx2612 m ago

Fine for what?


For hdr content.
LOL_is_stupid7 h, 38 m ago

Pretty sure those specs are incorrect. Emailed LG a couple of times and …Pretty sure those specs are incorrect. Emailed LG a couple of times and the only models they do without RGBW are the 850v and above. Ping them and double check.


Don't contact LG customer services expecting them to know anything about their own products...
jimbo0011 h, 25 m ago

For hdr content.



FRC Gives people migraines.... will pass
Jace_Phoenix26th Dec 2017

FRC Gives people migraines.... will pass


What? Have you lost ur mind? If that was the case 80% of the buyers of 4k TVs would have had migraine 🤣
abhijitdash1233 m ago

What? Have you lost ur mind? If that was the case 80% of the buyers of 4k …What? Have you lost ur mind? If that was the case 80% of the buyers of 4k TVs would have had migraine 🤣



Maybe they do...

By the way, i don't mean everyone get's migraines, if you're susceptible to them then the flashing of pixels to fake 10 bit can be a trigger
jimbo0019 h, 39 m ago

For hdr content.


Sure, if you haven’t seen proper HDR that is...
Jace_Phoenix27th Dec 2017

Maybe they do...By the way, i don't mean everyone get's migraines, if …Maybe they do...By the way, i don't mean everyone get's migraines, if you're susceptible to them then the flashing of pixels to fake 10 bit can be a trigger


Do you have any source for this information or is it just a guess 🤣
jimx262 h, 45 m ago

Sure, if you haven’t seen proper HDR that is...


But no TV does proper HDR right now...
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jimbo0011 h, 2 m ago

But no TV does proper HDR right now...


Dolby Vision is. and regular 10bit peepees all over 8bit framerate crup
deleted154599827th Dec 2017

Dolby Vision is. and regular 10bit peepees all over 8bit framerate crup


Lol nice to see you pointing out a proper HDR...
deleted154599827th Dec 2017

Dolby Vision is. and regular 10bit peepees all over 8bit framerate crup


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jimbo0013 m ago

Lol nice to see you pointing out a proper HDR...


Dude if you want a TV with fake HDR go for it. But don't go around trying to muddy the waters and confuse people and tell them 8bit FRC is the same, or that HDR doesn't exist. I have an LG OLED that does proper HDR and Dolby Vision. If you want a crapper version go for it.

People, please don't read this rubbish he hasn't got a clue what he's on about. probably has a low spec TV and is angry at everyone who can afford better.
Edited by: "deleted1545998" 27th Dec 2017
deleted154599827th Dec 2017

Dude if you want a TV with fake HDR go for it. But don't go around trying …Dude if you want a TV with fake HDR go for it. But don't go around trying to muddy the waters and confuse people and tell them 8bit FRC is the same, or that HDR doesn't exist. I have an LG OLED that does proper HDR and Dolby Vision. If you want a crapper version go for it. People, please don't read this rubbish he hasn't got a clue what he's on about. probably has a low spec TV and is angry at everyone who can afford better.


This.
jimbo0011 h, 56 m ago

But no TV does proper HDR right now...


LG OLED’s, Samsung QLED even the KS series from last year will display HDR or Dolby vision at the required colour spectrum and specifications.

This TV and other cheap 8 plus 2 panels will accept a HDR signal and use dithering to get more colours but will get no where near the amount of colours and brightness of certified sets.

So no, 8 plus 2 is not fine and will look barely any different to SDR content.
deleted154599827th Dec 2017

Dude if you want a TV with fake HDR go for it. But don't go around trying …Dude if you want a TV with fake HDR go for it. But don't go around trying to muddy the waters and confuse people and tell them 8bit FRC is the same, or that HDR doesn't exist. I have an LG OLED that does proper HDR and Dolby Vision. If you want a crapper version go for it. People, please don't read this rubbish he hasn't got a clue what he's on about. probably has a low spec TV and is angry at everyone who can afford better.


Proper HDR isn't available yet.

What's the peak brightness of your LG panel?
Edited by: "jimbo001" 27th Dec 2017
jimbo00120 m ago

Proper HDR isn't available yet. What's the peak brightness of your LG …Proper HDR isn't available yet. What's the peak brightness of your LG panel?


What's your peak brightness?
Vashetti26 m ago

What's your peak brightness?


I've been told I'm like a star
jimbo0014 m ago

I've been told I'm like a star


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Vashetti28 m ago

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Ironically, that fits you much more.

Have a pat on the back, kid.
People get so emotional about telly deals.
To to save this getting into an HUKD bunfight, have a look at the spec of the TV for the price. Banging, and few others will beat it.

No, it’s not oled.
No, it’s not 10bit.

For less than £800, it’s a great telly and far better than the deals that pop up for the LG 7xx series or 800 (all RGBW)
When did this tv stop being 10 bit?

Thought it was one of the few 10 bit LG panels available
unidentified40 m ago

When did this tv stop being 10 bit?Thought it was one of the few 10 bit LG …When did this tv stop being 10 bit?Thought it was one of the few 10 bit LG panels available




It never was 10 bit, it's always been 8bit + FRC
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 27th Dec 2017
unidentified38 m ago

...and this?https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/32924738



8bit + FRC has sometimes been refered to as 10 bit, and this is the problem. No matter how well it fakes 10 bit, It's not 10 bit and never will be

displayspecifications.com/en/…adf

And for those that say they don't care, and it's 800 quid etc.. fair enough, but the consumer needs to be aware all the same.
Edited by: "Jace_Phoenix" 27th Dec 2017
Side by side from a high quality HDR source, in a dark room, yes you can tell the difference. In the real world the vast majority of people will never even know about the difference let alone notice it at home in an oddly lit living room, etc.
Not to mention there's not really that much decent content yet. If you want a TV for actually watching TV and the odd Blu-ray and you don't intend constantly spending on special uhd content, then 10 bit, HDR doesn't come into play so anyone boasting about their TVs ability to do proper HDR and Dolby Vision blah blah blah is trying to justify the extra cost but it doesn't mean it would do anything more for you than a lower spec model.
As always with tech, think about what you WILL be doing with it, not what the sellers tell you you can do with it, then decide which does that best in your opinion.
The lg 850 models have an excellent picture btw.
Having compared this model alongside the 55sj810v I found the 55sj850v to be darker, sometimes too dark. Maybe I had the picture settings wrong, but without simply increasing the brightness is there any way to fix this?

Also, how does sd content look on this?
Edited by: "unidentified" 30th Dec 2017
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