LG 55SJ950V 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play - £1099 @ Richer Sounds
-123°Expired

LG 55SJ950V 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play - £1099 @ Richer Sounds

57
LocalFound 3rd Jan
LG 55SJ950V

55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play

HDR10 with Dolby Vision

Nano Cell Display

Harmon Kardon sound

This seems a great price for a pretty impressive TV.
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Ploddman19 m ago

I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently …I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently not the best for HDR. Opted for this because it looks loads better too


Erm, the Sony XE90 not best for HDR? You must be on drugs. There's no comparison. The XE90 or 93 blows this LG TV with crappy IPS panel out of the water. It's best 4K HDR LCD TV of 2017 you can get after OLED.
57 Comments
This isn't oled?
wakkaday2 m ago

This isn't oled?


No. Oled £400 more . This is a very good LED far better than Samsung MU range this year
I hate how LED backlit TVs get referred to as LED, so you have to go and check it is actually LCD and not a typo of OLED.
a-j8 m ago

I hate how LED backlit TVs get referred to as LED, so you have to go and …I hate how LED backlit TVs get referred to as LED, so you have to go and check it is actually LCD and not a typo of OLED.

Well of course yes mate LCD . I haven't said OLED . At this price I think it's a great TV. The panel is so thin and design very good. I wouldn't pay more for an LED sorry LCD TV and think OLED still little risky. But that's just me.
Ploddman9 m ago

Well of course yes mate LCD . I haven't said OLED . At this price I think …Well of course yes mate LCD . I haven't said OLED . At this price I think it's a great TV. The panel is so thin and design very good. I wouldn't pay more for an LED sorry LCD TV and think OLED still little risky. But that's just me.


Aye; wasn't complaining about your use, just the fact that it's a thing in general. Out of curiosity, why do you think OLED to be risky?
a-j4 m ago

Aye; wasn't complaining about your use, just the fact that it's a thing in …Aye; wasn't complaining about your use, just the fact that it's a thing in general. Out of curiosity, why do you think OLED to be risky?


Just because of the image retention issues and price still a little high. I don't find them particularly bright either. I will probably go for one in 12 months but this will do for now as I'm finding it a great upgrade from last year's Samsung KU series mate.
Edited by: "Ploddman" 3rd Jan
Ploddman4 m ago

Just because of the image retention issues and price still a little high. …Just because of the image retention issues and price still a little high. I don't find them particularly bright either. I will probably go for one in 12 months but this will do for now as I'm finding it a great upgrade from last year's Samsung KU series mate.


I didn't know about the image retention thing, thanks for bringing it to my attention; I mainly use my set for gaming so you could have saved me from a costly mistake.
a-j1 m ago

I didn't know about the image retention thing, thanks for bringing it to …I didn't know about the image retention thing, thanks for bringing it to my attention; I mainly use my set for gaming so you could have saved me from a costly mistake.


This set for gaming is impressive and Netflix ultra HD is
How does this fair against the sony55xe90?
Pretty sure this tv was in a local bar and the picture was indeed excellent
thelaine4 m ago

How does this fair against the sony55xe90?Pretty sure this tv was in a …How does this fair against the sony55xe90?Pretty sure this tv was in a local bar and the picture was indeed excellent


I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently not the best for HDR. Opted for this because it looks loads better too
Had an LG OLED for about months. Never seen any image retention. None. None at all.

I have young children who leave games on pause while they have lunch.

Never seen any image retention. None.

#justsaying
ro53ben1 m ago

Had an LG OLED for about months. Never seen any image retention. None. …Had an LG OLED for about months. Never seen any image retention. None. None at all.I have young children who leave games on pause while they have lunch.Never seen any image retention. None.#justsaying


Ide love one mate but the extra cost and not being that bright I chose to wait buddy
Ploddman2 m ago

I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently …I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently not the best for HDR. Opted for this because it looks loads better too


I've struggles to find any reviews from the usual sites but had No problem finding reviews for the Sony.
Any independent sites with actual in-depth reviews you've found?
Ploddman11 m ago

This set for gaming is impressive and Netflix ultra HD is


Thinking I might hold out and see where things go. I mean, my eyes are bad enough that I don't notice the aliasing on older games in HD any more, so it's really only the HDR that I'm that bothered about and that'd mean getting a new console, at half the cost of a TV, too.
thelaine10 m ago

I've struggles to find any reviews from the usual sites but had No problem …I've struggles to find any reviews from the usual sites but had No problem finding reviews for the Sony.Any independent sites with actual in-depth reviews you've found?


There wasn't many but the ones I found rated it. It was side by side with the Sony xe90 and Samsung mu8000 in richer sounds and I thought the image was better and design far nicer. It's almost identical to an OLED with the 6 year warranty boom
Edited by: "Ploddman" 3rd Jan
Ploddman16 m ago

Ide love one mate but the extra cost and not being that bright I chose to …Ide love one mate but the extra cost and not being that bright I chose to wait buddy


I have had the lg 55oledb7v (£1350)since black friday and had no image retention issues or banding. The brightness is brilliant, it doesn't get near 1000 nits like some led/lcds but honestly I have not seen any reason why I would want my tv brighter than it already is.
Ploddman19 m ago

I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently …I did my homework and it rates well. The Sony is a good TV but apparently not the best for HDR. Opted for this because it looks loads better too


Erm, the Sony XE90 not best for HDR? You must be on drugs. There's no comparison. The XE90 or 93 blows this LG TV with crappy IPS panel out of the water. It's best 4K HDR LCD TV of 2017 you can get after OLED.
ThreefingerSalute5 m ago

Erm, the Sony XE90 not best for HDR? You must be on drugs. There's no …Erm, the Sony XE90 not best for HDR? You must be on drugs. There's no comparison. The XE90 or 93 blows this LG TV with crappy IPS panel out of the water. It's best 4K HDR LCD TV of 2017 you can get after OLED.


We all have our own opinions matey and some of the expert reviews will also say the opposite to that about the Sony. I didn't say it's not a great TV just to my eyes I preferred the LG. I also do not like the android smart side of Sony sets. Don't take it so personal matey
Edited by: "Ploddman" 3rd Jan
Ploddman4 m ago

We all have our own opinions matey and some of the expert reviews will …We all have our own opinions matey and some of the expert reviews will also say the opposite to that about the Sony. I didn't say it's not a great TV just to my eyes I preferred the LG. I also do not like the android smart side of Sony sets. Don't take it so personal matey


I prefer the Sony over this. Personally I have a Oled as I think it's far superior to LCD. However if I was buying a LCD I'd have a Samsung QLED it's a better TV to this in every way and cheaper
Ploddman7 m ago

We all have our own opinions matey and some of the expert reviews will …We all have our own opinions matey and some of the expert reviews will also say the opposite to that about the Sony. I didn't say it's not a great TV just to my eyes I preferred the LG. I also do not like the android smart side of Sony sets.


Fair play. At the end of the day, it's all down to one's preference, but the general consensus with the AV enthusiasts agree the high end Sony LCDs trumps the LG LCD's of 2017. LG went with IPS for their TVs which has poor screen uniformity, has lower nits and poorer blacks, but provide better viewing angles than the VA panels. Overall the XE90 is the best bang for buck.
Edited by: "ThreefingerSalute" 3rd Jan
jrk412 m ago

I have had the lg 55oledb7v (£1350)since black friday and had no image …I have had the lg 55oledb7v (£1350)since black friday and had no image retention issues or banding. The brightness is brilliant, it doesn't get near 1000 nits like some led/lcds but honestly I have not seen any reason why I would want my tv brighter than it already is.


Totally agree. You can improve contrast by going brighter but this just kills your eyes and makes it difficult to sleep, (Had a bright LCD a few years ago for a week.) OLED improves contrast by improving the deeper colours which is far nicer on the eyes. The blues on MOTD studio are amazing and have a depth that LCD can only dream of.
ThreefingerSalute6 m ago

Fair play. At the end of the day, it's all down to one's preference, but …Fair play. At the end of the day, it's all down to one's preference, but the general consensus with the AV enthusiasts agree the high end Sony LCDs trumps the LG LCD's of 2017. LG went with IPS for their TVs which has poor screen uniformity, has lower nits and poorer blacks, but provide better viewing angles than the VA panels. Overall the XE90 is the best bang for buck.


I did like the Sony mate but didn't at the time think it was worth an extra £400 into OLED pricing and the XE90 I just didn't feel was right either. I may regret it but at the minute it's an improvement over my old 49ku6470 and after selling that this set has only cost me £650.

If I end up changing I'll update you and give you a high 5
Ploddman13 m ago

I did like the Sony mate but didn't at the time think it was worth an …I did like the Sony mate but didn't at the time think it was worth an extra £400 into OLED pricing and the XE90 I just didn't feel was right either. I may regret it but at the minute it's an improvement over my old 49ku6470 and after selling that this set has only cost me £650.If I end up changing I'll update you and give you a high 5


Lol, fair enough. You're right, at the time the price of the Sony was going into OLED territory and it's not worth it. I would've done the same. No regrets, if you are happy with it, stick with it.
Anyone know how/or even possible to pair two sets of Bluetooth headphones to this and use them together?
Ploddman1 h, 33 m ago

Ide love one mate but the extra cost and not being that bright I chose to …Ide love one mate but the extra cost and not being that bright I chose to wait buddy


You aren't that bright? No need to put yourself down
ro53ben1 m ago

You aren't that bright? No need to put yourself down


Ploddman1 h, 24 m ago

There wasn't many but the ones I found rated it. It was side by side with …There wasn't many but the ones I found rated it. It was side by side with the Sony xe90 and Samsung mu8000 in richer sounds and I thought the image was better and design far nicer. It's almost identical to an OLED with the 6 year warranty boom


It's nothing like an OLED, they just both have an LG badge on them.
jrk41 h, 26 m ago

I have had the lg 55oledb7v (£1350)since black friday and had no image …I have had the lg 55oledb7v (£1350)since black friday and had no image retention issues or banding. The brightness is brilliant, it doesn't get near 1000 nits like some led/lcds but honestly I have not seen any reason why I would want my tv brighter than it already is.


There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it comes down to usage in the home.

Some people sit at home in their living room with (as Peter Kay would put it) the big light on. They have the top lights on in the room and the room is generally bright. It might be a south facing room that gets a lot of sunlight in the daytime.

End result is that they don't care about black levels. They don't see the grey background they get from an LED based TV. In fact, with better black levels all they see is their own reflection in the black mirror of the TV. They like bright TVs.

There are others who sit in a dimmer room with gentle lighting from lamps or subtle wall lights. They hate the grey backgrounds and love OLED as it gives a genuine black negative space on the screen.

As a result, this is all very subjective. If you have your TV mounted over your fireplace and all it does it reflect your ceiling lights then you may genuinely prefer the brighter TVs.
ro53ben17 m ago

It's nothing like an OLED, they just both have an LG badge on them.


Haha . It's looked like one to me mate stop being a snob
Edited by: "Ploddman" 3rd Jan
ro53ben14 m ago

There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it …There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it comes down to usage in the home.Some people sit at home in their living room with (as Peter Kay would put it) the big light on. They have the top lights on in the room and the room is generally bright. It might be a south facing room that gets a lot of sunlight in the daytime.End result is that they don't care about black levels. They don't see the grey background they get from an LED based TV. In fact, with better black levels all they see is their own reflection in the black mirror of the TV. They like bright TVs.There are others who sit in a dimmer room with gentle lighting from lamps or subtle wall lights. They hate the grey backgrounds and love OLED as it gives a genuine black negative space on the screen.As a result, this is all very subjective. If you have your TV mounted over your fireplace and all it does it reflect your ceiling lights then you may genuinely prefer the brighter TVs.


Agreed. For me, no direct sunlight on tv in the day and generally floorlamp in the evenings although we do have big light on when the missus is cross-stitching and tv still looks brilliant then too.
ro53ben19 m ago

There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it …There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it comes down to usage in the home.Some people sit at home in their living room with (as Peter Kay would put it) the big light on. They have the top lights on in the room and the room is generally bright. It might be a south facing room that gets a lot of sunlight in the daytime.End result is that they don't care about black levels. They don't see the grey background they get from an LED based TV. In fact, with better black levels all they see is their own reflection in the black mirror of the TV. They like bright TVs.There are others who sit in a dimmer room with gentle lighting from lamps or subtle wall lights. They hate the grey backgrounds and love OLED as it gives a genuine black negative space on the screen.As a result, this is all very subjective. If you have your TV mounted over your fireplace and all it does it reflect your ceiling lights then you may genuinely prefer the brighter TVs.


Fair play mate. I just go for what looks good to the eye not about which lights I need to have on. This TV is better than last year's Samsung KU series and this year's MU series so I'm happy. I'm sure OLED does have better contrast and indeed the images on them do look great but not £400 more great in my opinion. People like what they like and reviewers push certain brands but in fairness they are all pretty close in the £1000 price range.
Edited by: "Ploddman" 3rd Jan
Ploddman49 m ago

Fair play mate. I just go for what looks good to the eye not about which …Fair play mate. I just go for what looks good to the eye not about which lights I need to have on. This TV is better than last year's Samsung KU series and this year's MU series so I'm happy. I'm sure OLED does have better contrast and indeed the images on them do look great but not £400 more great in my opinion. People like what they like and reviewers push certain brands but in fairness they are all pretty close in the £1000 price range.


I wouldn't say they were close at this price. You could have got a Samsung qled cheaper and is far superior
ro53ben1 h, 20 m ago

There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it …There's a lot of nonsense about measured brightness on TVs. Partly it comes down to usage in the home.Some people sit at home in their living room with (as Peter Kay would put it) the big light on. They have the top lights on in the room and the room is generally bright. It might be a south facing room that gets a lot of sunlight in the daytime.End result is that they don't care about black levels. They don't see the grey background they get from an LED based TV. In fact, with better black levels all they see is their own reflection in the black mirror of the TV. They like bright TVs.There are others who sit in a dimmer room with gentle lighting from lamps or subtle wall lights. They hate the grey backgrounds and love OLED as it gives a genuine black negative space on the screen.As a result, this is all very subjective. If you have your TV mounted over your fireplace and all it does it reflect your ceiling lights then you may genuinely prefer the brighter TVs.


It's not purely a choice between IPS and OLED though. Most TVs this year are VA, which offers much better black levels than IPS and comparable brightness. Unless you're sitting at a particularly oblique angle from your TV, where VA's viewing angle weakness is exposed, you're getting the best of both worlds in many ways. VA's other historical weakness, namely motion handling, is also far better on newer panels and comparable to IPS these days. That's why other companies like Sony and Samsung have largely ditched IPS panels this year.
Smadmad22 m ago

I wouldn't say they were close at this price. You could have got a Samsung …I wouldn't say they were close at this price. You could have got a Samsung qled cheaper and is far superior


Cheaper ? 55 the basic one but I don't think superior
Ploddman1 h, 51 m ago

Cheaper ? 55 the basic one but I don't think superior


Yes at Currys and it is a better tv
Smadmad23 m ago

Yes at Currys and it is a better tv


Which model?
The Q6 gets panned in nearly every review I've seen. Most of the professional reviewers and even serious audiophiles are saying Qled is a marketing gimmick and at least 2 years away from being what it could be.
Which Richer Sounds did you buy the LG 55SJ950V from mate? I've been looking at this and tried to blag an extra 10% off today but they wouldn't budge. Thanks, John
thelaine15 m ago

Which model?The Q6 gets panned in nearly every review I've seen. Most of …Which model?The Q6 gets panned in nearly every review I've seen. Most of the professional reviewers and even serious audiophiles are saying Qled is a marketing gimmick and at least 2 years away from being what it could be.


Yes the Q6 yes. The reviews I have read have been ok. I have seen this TV next to the LG and found it to be a better TV.
I'm not a fan of led tv's myself I own a panasonic oled and still own a pioneer Plasma.
I posted this comment in a discussion about another TV.

This NITS talk is ridiculous!! IMO.

For years chasing a perfect black canvas has been viewed as the main objective by all video enthusiasts. Then when Samsung lost on OLED Tech battle to LG 3 years ago all of a sudden reaching 1000 nits was the 'must have' spec. 

This is why you have 'nano crystal', 'SUHD' and 'QLED' with terrible night bleed from the sides and bottom of the screen and 'Slim backlight drives' that drive screen edges dangerously hot and illuminate BLACK! borders of letterbox movies! 

LED seems to have reached its (affordable) limit

Give me an OLED with 650nits over an Edge lit LED 2000nit anyday
Smadmad1 h, 23 m ago

Yes at Currys and it is a better tv


I looked at the Samsung Q6 which is their entry level one and yes is slightly cheaper but I did not think it was any better matey. I'm not convinced with QLED just rebranded their Quantom Dot business. It's a nightmare trying to find what is best as all have their strengths and weaknesses.
Edited by: "Ploddman" 3rd Jan
johnski1557 m ago

Which Richer Sounds did you buy the LG 55SJ950V from mate? I've been …Which Richer Sounds did you buy the LG 55SJ950V from mate? I've been looking at this and tried to blag an extra 10% off today but they wouldn't budge. Thanks, John


Solihull , West Midlands mate.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text