LG 55SJ850V ULTRA HD TV £799 delivered @ Argos or £719.10 using code TVSAVE and £10 voucher
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LG 55SJ850V ULTRA HD TV £799 delivered @ Argos or £719.10 using code TVSAVE and £10 voucher

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Edited by:"sotv"Found 27th Oct
Cheapest I can see this particular model at the moment (£899 next cheapest). Seems well reviewed and gets some decent heat, when posted previously on here. You get the £10 voucher for a £100 spend at the moment also

LG Blurb

Top quality picture and sound come together to make the LG 55SJ850V a true premium TV.

Always the best picture in the house, with LG's Nano Cell technology
LG's Nano Cell technology uses tiny particles to reproduce a more accurate picture. The technology offers a wider viewing angle, giving everyone in the room the best possible picture quality. Nano Cell tech also aims to reduce on-screen light glow, improving the picture quality even in brightly lit rooms.

The widest range of HDR support yet with Active HDR
Taking HDR beyond any of its rivals, the LG 55SJ850V is the most flexible HDR-equipped TV to date. Advanced HDR by Technicolor offers reference levels of image and colour accuracy. As well as Advanced HDR, this 55" LG TV also offers decoding for HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. HDR10 is widely used on UHD gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft. HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma HDR) is a broadcast and user generated standard format that is set to become the standard for transmitting 4K signals.

Dolby Vision for dramatic imaging
Dolby Vision optimises the HDR format to give quite simply the sharpest, most accurate images possible. Dolby vision-equipped TVs, like this LG, can decode both generic HDR content and content that's specifically been encoded in Dolby Vision - a leading format in Hollywood and cinemas. Dolby Vision also adjusts the picture to take full advantage of each display's characteristics and presents an optimized picture for each scene in specially mastered content.

Premium sound by Harmon Kardon
Developed in conjunction with AV and Hi-Fi experts Harman Kardon, this 55 inch TV's audio system offers a step-up from the average 'thin' flatscreen TV sound. With built-in subwoofers and a powerful 40 watt amp, the 55SJ850 punches harder the typical flat panel TV.

webOS 3.5 - the critics' choice
Widely acclaimed as one of the best smart TV interfaces, LG's webOS 3.5 operating system is more refined than ever. Updates to the hardware means that webOS is 40% faster than before, making using it a seamless experience. WebOS 3.5 uses superimposed icons, folders and side bars for clear and easy access to smart content without leaving the current screen image. New features for webOS 3.5 include 'Magic Link', 'Magic Sound Tuning' and 360-degress video.

Magic made better
Following on from previous 'Magic' technology, webOS 3.5 now has the ability to record 'Magic Zoom', letting you record to USB highlighted sections of the screen. 'Magic Link' gives additional information, such as the actors in the scene and related YouTube videos. 'Magic Sound Tuning' uses a microphone built into the remote to optimise the TV's sound, according to your room's acoustics.

See the bigger picture with 360-degrees video
Now you can see the bigger picture with 360-degrees video. When watching suitable video, this feature lets you use the remote to track 360-degrees from left to right. It also allows you to 'look' up and down and even zoom in and out. Simply put, it's the closest thing yet to actually being there!

Freeview Play for catch-up TV
Freeview Play makes catch-up TV easy. Find programmes from BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All4 and Demand 5 sitting alongside over 60TV Channels and up to 15 HD channels. Simply scroll back in your TV guide to watch shows you missed from the last 7 days. Just make sure your TV is connected to the internet and you're good to go.

Smart TV that includes all your favourite apps
The LG 55SJ850V comes packed with useful apps that look great on the big screen. The BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Now TV, Demand 5 and Netflix are just some of the VOD (Video On Demand) services that come as standard with the LG. There's also easy access to music sites like Spotify and Napster plus social sites Facebook and Twitter.

DLNA and Wi-Fi make this TV part of your home network
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility means the 55SJ850V will seamlessly blend with your home network. With DLNA you can stream music or video from your laptop, PC or NAS drive. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, even connecting up is a breeze.

Let everyone enjoy the best seat in the house, with the Nano Cell technology of the LG 55SJ850V.

43 Comments

£719.10 after TVSAVE code - amazing price for proper 4K Tv from LG with 10 bit panel... shame there is no 5 years warranty at Argos
Edited by: "pavel76" 27th Oct

Waiting to hear on any negatives..

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pavel7613 m ago

£719.10 after TVSAVE code - amazing price for proper 4K Tv from LG with 10 …£719.10 after TVSAVE code - amazing price for proper 4K Tv from LG with 10 bit panel... shame there is no 5 years warranty at Argos


Thanks edited title to reflect your posting....

If you go through the Nectar site to Argos as well you should get Double points around 1438 points getting another £7 off so along with the £10 voucher just over £700 in all not too bad.
Edited by: "sotv" 27th Oct

Tempted to order this , has anyone purchased one of these??

Should be £10 per £100!

If they can do it on the first £100 they can do it on each

Cold, not 8-bit RBGW panel ;-)

scappers31 m ago

Cold, not 8-bit RBGW panel ;-)

Cold, not £400

Jk, seems like a great TV for the price. Shame I can't really justify spending that much as it wouldn't get the use it deserves.

Is it 10-bit? I’m a long time lurker on this site and always struggle with a tv to select as many say cold not this not that.... all’s I want is somet abit future proof with a 10-bit panel and shows SD content really well (so good at upscaling?)

Dilithium1 h, 26 m ago

Waiting to hear on any negatives..


It's an IPS panel so not ideal for darkened home cinema environments and the local dimming system only has a few zones so don't expect much improvement from HDR - although the latter goes for everything else at this price.

Other than that, it's a good deal for £720.

strong120 m ago

Is it 10-bit? I’m a long time lurker on this site and always struggle with …Is it 10-bit? I’m a long time lurker on this site and always struggle with a tv to select as many say cold not this not that.... all’s I want is somet abit future proof with a 10-bit panel and shows SD content really well (so good at upscaling?)


Why do you want a 10-bit panel? It has absolutely no effect on future proofing and there is far more influential hardware for picture quality at this price.

I've got £750 to spend, if this is no good can someone give me a link to one worth buying, I want to get the most out of my ps4 pro

EndlessWaves1 h, 21 m ago

Why do you want a 10-bit panel? It has absolutely no effect on future …Why do you want a 10-bit panel? It has absolutely no effect on future proofing and there is far more influential hardware for picture quality at this price.



It’s just something i see all the time when I look at TVs on this site!! There always like ‘cold not a 10-bit’ - so a 10-bit isn’t worth it?

I bought the LG 55uj750 recently posted on here ...outstanding! Definitely hot!

strong110 m ago

It’s just something i see all the time when I look at TVs on this site!! T …It’s just something i see all the time when I look at TVs on this site!! There always like ‘cold not a 10-bit’ - so a 10-bit isn’t worth it?


Don't fall for the buzzwords;
10 bit = actually not as important as you think. All that counts for HDR is a wide colour gamut and % colour coverage in the rec 2020 colourspace. There are 8 bit panels with HDR capable colours and 10 bit panels without. Bit depth is not important with HDR (yet).

HDR+ = this is just a mode to convert normal SDR to HDR. Don't use it.

800hz/400hz etc - forget these fake refresh rates it means nothing with gaming. All that counts is motion blur and smoothness. You will need a mid range TV if you want good motion.
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EndlessWaves26th Oct

It doesn't matter whether it's 8-bit or 10-bit as tests show no difference at current colour gamuts. Maybe once we get towards Rec. 2020 dithering won't be sufficient to prevent banding but right now it's more than good enough.

If you're after something that reproduces the 10-bit HDR range then the limitation is the LCD panel's contrast, not it's bit depth. You'll only ever reproduce 8-9 bits of the HDR range using an LCD matrix alone however much you increase it's bit depth.

In an LCD TV you need a great local dimming system and a very wide colour gamut to reproduce 10-bit HDR. This TV does reasonably well on the latter in comparison to other released TVs but it's local dimming system is rather poor.
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Edited by: "ThreefingerSalute" 27th Oct

seiko8 m ago

I bought the LG 55uj750 recently posted on here ...outstanding! Definitely …I bought the LG 55uj750 recently posted on here ...outstanding! Definitely hot!



As did I...very happy

EndlessWaves1 h, 53 m ago

It's an IPS panel so not ideal for darkened home cinema environments and …It's an IPS panel so not ideal for darkened home cinema environments and the local dimming system only has a few zones so don't expect much improvement from HDR - although the latter goes for everything else at this price.Other than that, it's a good deal for £720.


Would I be disappointed replacing my Panasonic GT60 plasma with this LG ? ...bit worried about blacks

Any comment on how this compares to LG 55UJ750V model which I can get for £450. I presume the UJ model is 8 bit and therefore considerably inferior. Most important will be motion on Sports in HD
Edited by: "njdavis103" 27th Oct

Currys would have priced matched it with a five year warranty but not in stock near me
got to be in a 80 mile range on my postcode,Ive sent John Lewis to see if they will price match it.

Blimey, this is £949 at John Lewis (with 5 year warranty) ... maybe they would price match?

troytempey020 m ago

Blimey, this is £949 at John Lewis (with 5 year warranty) ... maybe they …Blimey, this is £949 at John Lewis (with 5 year warranty) ... maybe they would price match?


They will match £799(before code)

So with John Lewis you are getting a 5 year warranty but for nearly £80?
Cant see an option to extend the warranty with Argos...

Argos sells the 65" of precisely the same model for twice the price!

argos.co.uk/pro…022

pavel761 h, 0 m ago

Would I be disappointed replacing my Panasonic GT60 plasma with this LG ? …Would I be disappointed replacing my Panasonic GT60 plasma with this LG ? ...bit worried about blacks


Don't buy an LCD then.

atlantic041 h, 25 m ago

Currys would have priced matched it with a five year warranty but not in …Currys would have priced matched it with a five year warranty but not in stock near megot to be in a 80 mile range on my postcode,Ive sent John Lewis to see if they will price match it.


did john lewis price match

BUCKUM214 m ago

did john lewis price match


apparently so, but at £799 (not at £719 with code)

A good TV apart from the black levels

BUCKUM21 h, 2 m ago

did john lewis price match



Still waiting on a email from them
Edited by: "atlantic04" 27th Oct

Amazon price matched at about 13:30 today. Had 4 of them, they were gone in under 10mins

strong13 h, 38 m ago

It’s just something i see all the time when I look at TVs on this site!! T …It’s just something i see all the time when I look at TVs on this site!! There always like ‘cold not a 10-bit’ - so a 10-bit isn’t worth it?


When I've asked nobody has actually given an clear explanation why they're so keen on 10-bit. It seems to be a combination of misunderstanding based on SDR behaviour (where it is mostly true) and people ascribing the improved HDR performance of higher end TVs to their 10-bit panels rather than the other hardware differences.

pavel763 h, 14 m ago

Would I be disappointed replacing my Panasonic GT60 plasma with this LG ? …Would I be disappointed replacing my Panasonic GT60 plasma with this LG ? ...bit worried about blacks


This has one of the lowest contrast figures at this price. If you watch in low light you'd be better off waiting for an EX750, MU7000 or XE85 to drop to this price. Or an OLED in a couple of years.

John Lewis will match the £799 but not the 10% off

OOS

still showing as being available for home delivery for me.

Very tempted or wait for black Friday for a similar price on a Samsung MU7000/8000?????

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Jocky.Balboa1 h, 9 m ago

OOS


Still in stock 10 minutes ago, ordered one for delivery on Friday.

Does anyone have a link to optimum settings for this particular model?
Edited by: "sotv" 27th Oct

Saying no stock for me

Reserved here. If they price match I'll have it. For this price outstanding value and no competition from Samsung or Fony...

I bit the bullet and got it. £799 from John Lewis. Cheers OP!

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Rdel26 m ago

I bit the bullet and got it. £799 from John Lewis. Cheers OP!


I ordered one too from Argos, but went to see it on display at my local Currys first. All the hardware talk, tends to confuse me. But the picture to my naked eye was on a par with the original TV I was waiting to come down in price (Sony 49XE9005) I certainly couldn't see £400 difference in quality on the War Machine 4k movie they were showing on both televisions, and for me the sound was clearly superior from the LG TV (no soundbar) over the Sony. Which was a plus and may end up saving me a few hundred quid on the need for a soundbar hopefully.

I am not a gamer, just normal Freeview and Sky TV and some streaming and for my budget, I am happy with my choice. But using it in the real world at home for the next 3-4 months will be the real test.

I think the warranty at 5 years for the extra £80 represents good value, but basically JL wanted me to pay the full price £949 first and then refund me in 28 days and the finances just wanted stretch that far at the moment....

"I think the warranty at 5 years for the extra £80 represents good value, but basically JL wanted me to pay the full price £949 first and then refund me in 28 days and the finances just wanted stretch that far at the moment...."

I've never used the John Lewis Price Match before so I phoned them and said I wanted to buy at the matched price. The woman on the phone checked the argos site and that it was still in stock and just matched the price there and then. I've received my email confirmation showing I've only paid the £799.

Already out of stock

Picked this up yesterday. Set it all up and the second time I turned it on it developed a fault. Horizontal lines across the entire screen. Took it back to Curry's for a refund. Although I was unable to view and 4k content I did watch some SD and HD. I must say I was very disappointed with the quality of the picture. The screen seemed as if it had a screen protector on it, a frosty one at that. It pains me to say but I may have to be a Fony in this price bracket. Gutted as I have had my eye on this for a while.
On a plus note Curry's were outstanding. From price matching Argos including the voucher and the refund, no issues... Also for those still interested John Lewis also stated they would price match at 799.
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