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3395459.jpgBring the cinema into your living room with this amazing 55 inch LG LED TV. You’ll enjoy a breathtaking picture bursting with detail thanks to its 4K Ultra HD resolution, while upscaling gives HD and Full HD content a visual boost too. The Technicolor Advanced HDR fills your screen with incredibly lifelike shades and hues to make every movie look super-realistic. Since Nano Cell technology maintains colour accuracy even at wide angles, everywhere is the best seat in the house. And there’s plenty of entertainment to keep you busy – simply connect it to your internet to access tons of catch-up and streaming services. Plus, if you want to know more about a film, like an actor’s name that’s on the tip of your tongue, you can just speak into the Magic Remote, as the TV has Alexa and Google Assistant built-in.

We want you to fully enjoy your new TV, so please be careful when unpacking it – pull it out of the box using the edges so that you don’t damage the screen. If you need to return your TV for any reason, we just ask that you don’t pack the plug in front of the screen as it could damage the TV in transit.
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MrSwitch26/01/2020 11:43

I've no idea, I know a man who does, calling @chancooluk all things TV. …I've no idea, I know a man who does, calling @chancooluk all things TV. :DAppreciated in advance


Both are very similar in all but panel type, the SM8600 has a wider colour gamut, but it's not massively noticeable.

SM8600 is IPS, which has better viewing angles, but poor contrast, black levels, and black uniformity. This type is better for a large room with multiple viewers looking at the TV off angle.

RU8000 is VA which has great contrast, good black levels and screen uniformity, but poor viewing angles (washed out colours if not viewed head on). Movies look better on a VA TV, especially those with black letterbox bars.
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Voted hot. Spotted this last night and was going to post but I think it's only £30 more from Richer Sounds with a far better warranty. Cheapest I think I've seen this model though!
ahenners26/01/2020 10:23

Voted hot. Spotted this last night and was going to post but I think it's …Voted hot. Spotted this last night and was going to post but I think it's only £30 more from Richer Sounds with a far better warranty. Cheapest I think I've seen this model though!


Yeah I actually posted that other deal, but for out and out cheapest I thought this was worth it.
MrSwitch26/01/2020 10:23

Yeah I actually posted that other deal, but for out and out cheapest I …Yeah I actually posted that other deal, but for out and out cheapest I thought this was worth it.


I thought it was one of your deals but wasn't 100%
Does ao deliver to Dublin Ireland??
avtar210226/01/2020 10:34

Does ao deliver to Dublin Ireland??


Try going through checkout mate?
Better than the ru8000?
ali109826/01/2020 11:39

Better than the ru8000?


I've no idea, I know a man who does, calling @chancooluk all things TV.

Appreciated in advance
ali109826/01/2020 11:39

Better than the ru8000?


I've looked at both models fairly extensively but by no means an expert. Both have low input lag if you game and both have good smart platforms. The biggest difference is the RU8000 is a VA panel (better blacks) but worse viewing angles than the IPS in this. This LG being an IPS has grey-ish blacks if you watch films in a darker room and it's noted in the Rtings review:

rtings.com/tv/…600

Both are good TVs under £600 and both have their advantages/disadvantages. I'd personally lean towards the RU8000 still but only because viewing angles aren't a problem in my room and I prefer VA panels. The Samsung has been about £520 recently with a comparable 1yr warranty so is a decent chunk cheaper.
Edited by: "ahenners" 26th Jan
MrSwitch26/01/2020 11:43

I've no idea, I know a man who does, calling @chancooluk all things TV. …I've no idea, I know a man who does, calling @chancooluk all things TV. :DAppreciated in advance


Both are very similar in all but panel type, the SM8600 has a wider colour gamut, but it's not massively noticeable.

SM8600 is IPS, which has better viewing angles, but poor contrast, black levels, and black uniformity. This type is better for a large room with multiple viewers looking at the TV off angle.

RU8000 is VA which has great contrast, good black levels and screen uniformity, but poor viewing angles (washed out colours if not viewed head on). Movies look better on a VA TV, especially those with black letterbox bars.
ahenners26/01/2020 11:53

I've looked at both models fairly extensively but by no means an expert. …I've looked at both models fairly extensively but by no means an expert. Both have low input lag if you game and both have good smart platforms. The biggest difference is the RU8000 is a VA panel (better blacks) but worse viewing angles than the IPS in this. This LG being an IPS has grey-ish blacks if you watch films in a darker room and it's noted in the Rtings review:https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sm8600Both are good TVs under £600 and both have their advantages/disadvantages. I'd personally lean towards the RU8000 still but only because viewing angles aren't a problem in my room and I prefer VA panels. The Samsung has been about £520 recently with a comparable 1yr warranty so is a decent chunk cheaper.


Thank you @ahenners
chancooluk26/01/2020 11:54

Both are very similar in all but panel type, the SM8600 has a wider colour …Both are very similar in all but panel type, the SM8600 has a wider colour gamut, but it's not massively noticeable.SM8600 is IPS, which has better viewing angles, but poor contrast, black levels, and black uniformity. This type is better for a large room with multiple viewers looking at the TV off angle.RU8000 is VA which has great contrast, good black levels and screen uniformity, but poor viewing angles (washed out colours if not viewed head on). Movies look better on a VA TV, especially those with black letterbox bars.


And thank you @chancooluk
avtar210226/01/2020 10:34

Does ao deliver to Dublin Ireland??


Amazon is selling for the same price. Check with them if ao does'nt
I had this short listed on my shopping list and did consider the RU8000 briefly but in the end I bought the Sony XF9005. It was a close thing between the 8600 but as my previous TV was also a VA panel I decided against a TV with IPS. The reason being was I thought the review on the 9005 on ratings.com was pointing me in the direction of the Sony with a higher score as well as being recommended by someone on here. I am sure I would have been happy with the LG.

I can say the Sony has just an amazing picture and am highly delighted with it. Updated to Oreo this week which I am enjoying along with the addition of modbro and Kodi. More money, yes for the Sony but it's still the same price as I paid a month ago whilst the LG has dropped £100.

I have voted hot because this isn't a lot of money for a high spec TV and had it been this price on Very, where I had a personal 20% discount voucher I may have been swayed towards the LG.
I would consider the Hisense hu7b55 from Costco with a 5 year warranty. Just saying..
Half price LG SK8 soundbar at curry’s when purchased with this TV. The soundbar is already half price so works out at £150 for the soundbar! Pick up both for £750 by price matching the TV. Also if you have employer benefit access (perk box, bluelight (i think) etc) can get 8% off the lot. So £690 for the TV and Soundbar.
Smartguy126/01/2020 13:45

I had this short listed on my shopping list and did consider the RU8000 …I had this short listed on my shopping list and did consider the RU8000 briefly but in the end I bought the Sony XF9005. It was a close thing between the 8600 but as my previous TV was also a VA panel I decided against a TV with IPS. The reason being was I thought the review on the 9005 on ratings.com was pointing me in the direction of the Sony with a higher score as well as being recommended by someone on here. I am sure I would have been happy with the LG.I can say the Sony has just an amazing picture and am highly delighted with it. Updated to Oreo this week which I am enjoying along with the addition of modbro and Kodi. More money, yes for the Sony but it's still the same price as I paid a month ago whilst the LG has dropped £100. I have voted hot because this isn't a lot of money for a high spec TV and had it been this price on Very, where I had a personal 20% discount voucher I may have been swayed towards the LG.


Was also looking at the 9005 but was put off by reports of blooming and sluggish OS/Smart TV platform which crashes. Have you experienced either to be an issue?
chancooluk26/01/2020 11:54

Both are very similar in all but panel type, the SM8600 has a wider colour …Both are very similar in all but panel type, the SM8600 has a wider colour gamut, but it's not massively noticeable.SM8600 is IPS, which has better viewing angles, but poor contrast, black levels, and black uniformity. This type is better for a large room with multiple viewers looking at the TV off angle.RU8000 is VA which has great contrast, good black levels and screen uniformity, but poor viewing angles (washed out colours if not viewed head on). Movies look better on a VA TV, especially those with black letterbox bars.


Hi
Would these Nanocells be better than the lower end QLED? E.g. q70 or q80? Or even the basic q60?

Would you please help me decide on a 65" TV? Its only for movies via firestick and for kids watching Youtube and bbc iplayer. I intend to wall mount the TV and its in a fairly dark room. Im used to LG webos. So many TVs out there and so much variation in price. My budget is upto £700 ish. I appreciate your help.
si726/01/2020 19:48

HiWould these Nanocells be better than the lower end QLED? E.g. q70 or …HiWould these Nanocells be better than the lower end QLED? E.g. q70 or q80? Or even the basic q60?Would you please help me decide on a 65" TV? Its only for movies via firestick and for kids watching Youtube and bbc iplayer. I intend to wall mount the TV and its in a fairly dark room. Im used to LG webos. So many TVs out there and so much variation in price. My budget is upto £700 ish. I appreciate your help.


If your budget is £700, I'd wait for a price drop on the Samsung q70 & snap one up. Night & day compared to the ru8000 & this LG TV. If you want to save a bit of cash, you could pick up a Hisense ub8 from mark's & Spencer's. £599 but only has a 2 year warranty. I think the Hisense would suit your needs. Decent black levels, with a 120htz panel.
If the sound is as good as the Which review then a sound bar shouldn't be required so it would be a waste of money. However when it comes to which reviews on televisions I think they have to be taken with a pinch of salt. It is interesting to see the comparison of which best buys. There a loads of LG and Samsung that get a best buy rating, yet only 4 Sony TVs in that list with the cheapest being over £1,200, yet a £379 LG makes the best buy list. Ok so I may be a little biased now after having bought my first Sony but after owning it and reading their review then I would be more inclined to believe the expert reviews on ratings.com.
ahenners26/01/2020 16:32

Was also looking at the 9005 but was put off by reports of blooming and …Was also looking at the 9005 but was put off by reports of blooming and sluggish OS/Smart TV platform which crashes. Have you experienced either to be an issue?


No blooming and the only thing that makes the TV crash is Kodi but that isn't the TVs fault. I have had Kodi crash on every device I have ever put it on. Having the ability to force close any app is a bonus with Android.

Coming from an LG with Webos1 I wouldn't say the Sony is particularly sluggish scrolling the the menus. The LG was awful for things like changing channels when in TV format. It was quicker just to press the channel number and then the select or enter button as waiting for the TV was too long. Just had a quick scroll through the menus on the sony and the only thing that takes a while to load is Netflix. Play store goes straight in. You tube takes a couple of seconds but then plays straight away. I can't fault it for sluggishness and is maybe better since I updated it to Oreo. I too had read the reports but seeing as I watch sky 90% of the time the user interface didn't really bother me too much because I would hardly be using it.
Smartguy126/01/2020 22:43

No blooming and the only thing that makes the TV crash is Kodi but that …No blooming and the only thing that makes the TV crash is Kodi but that isn't the TVs fault. I have had Kodi crash on every device I have ever put it on. Having the ability to force close any app is a bonus with Android. Coming from an LG with Webos1 I wouldn't say the Sony is particularly sluggish scrolling the the menus. The LG was awful for things like changing channels when in TV format. It was quicker just to press the channel number and then the select or enter button as waiting for the TV was too long. Just had a quick scroll through the menus on the sony and the only thing that takes a while to load is Netflix. Play store goes straight in. You tube takes a couple of seconds but then plays straight away. I can't fault it for sluggishness and is maybe better since I updated it to Oreo. I too had read the reports but seeing as I watch sky 90% of the time the user interface didn't really bother me too much because I would hardly be using it.


Thanks
At this price you are better saving a bit longer for a £1k oled.
Loving all the comments from ‘experts’ who have never watched the television in the flesh but are good at copy pasting sections from online reviews.
I have the 8600 and it’s a decent tv, but the step up from a first gen LG 4K wasn’t as much as I hoped and I have a lot of lip sync issues, which can be infuriating.
Factor in the native Apple TV app too and with hindsight I wish I had gone for the Samsung, though in fairness I haven’t had a proper go with one outside of Currys
j2hot27/01/2020 07:50

Loving all the comments from ‘experts’ who have never watched the tel …Loving all the comments from ‘experts’ who have never watched the television in the flesh but are good at copy pasting sections from online reviews.I have the 8600 and it’s a decent tv, but the step up from a first gen LG 4K wasn’t as much as I hoped and I have a lot of lip sync issues, which can be infuriating. Factor in the native Apple TV app too and with hindsight I wish I had gone for the Samsung, though in fairness I haven’t had a proper go with one outside of Currys


To be fair, I think people are just trying to help others out, so the first line of your comment is rather harsh don't you think!

We are all here to help at the end of the day, in any way shape or form we can.
Decent TV with questionable audio.

Audio seems to go out of sync after a while for some reason. Also had issues with audio just cutting out completely on some channels.
Does any1 know if this has 3D?
I'm so pleased this post came up. I've thought about buying this TV a couple of times, but having read the comments I think I'd be better suited to the RU8000 mentioned earlier, or maybe wait til next month and pay the little bit extra for the XF90, having loved all my Sony TVs over the years.
ahenners26/01/2020 11:53

I've looked at both models fairly extensively but by no means an expert. …I've looked at both models fairly extensively but by no means an expert. Both have low input lag if you game and both have good smart platforms. The biggest difference is the RU8000 is a VA panel (better blacks) but worse viewing angles than the IPS in this. This LG being an IPS has grey-ish blacks if you watch films in a darker room and it's noted in the Rtings review:https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sm8600Both are good TVs under £600 and both have their advantages/disadvantages. I'd personally lean towards the RU8000 still but only because viewing angles aren't a problem in my room and I prefer VA panels. The Samsung has been about £520 recently with a comparable 1yr warranty so is a decent chunk cheaper.


I would take any review from rtings.com with a pinch of salt. They also run a positive review for cash arrangement with the OEM/retailer

"When you click a link to a product or retailer from our website, we receive a commission on anything that you buy.....

"RTINGS.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com."
africanspeed27/01/2020 12:37

I would take any review from rtings.com with a pinch of salt. They also …I would take any review from rtings.com with a pinch of salt. They also run a positive review for cash arrangement with the OEM/retailer"When you click a link to a product or retailer from our website, we receive a commission on anything that you buy....."RTINGS.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com."


So we shouldn't trust their reviews because they use affiliate links and take a cut if someone goes on to make a purchase?

Better disregard a good chunk of the internet then.
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Hotnotspicy27/01/2020 12:50

Sorry Switch Free Soundbar + 5 Year Guarantee £25 more …Sorry Switch Free Soundbar + 5 Year Guarantee £25 more https://www.hughes.co.uk/product/tv-and-entertainment/televisions/all-televisions/lg-package-deals/lg-sl5y-and-lg-55sm8600pla/


Fair enough.
I've just bought the 55 8500pla for £500 from amazon warehouse, does anyone know the difference? Is it worth returning and getting this instead?
AlexanderJamesDenny27/01/2020 07:20

At this price you are better saving a bit longer for a £1k oled.


I think that depends on the individual and how much you are prepared to pay for a TV, same as anything really irrespective of budget or available cash or finance. There is a massive difference for some between forking out £600 on what is a well rated TV and nearly doubling their budget. I have posted on here before why do people go and spend £300 on 50" Polaroid TV from their supermarket when that sort of money is halfway to getting something really decent, but if you only have £300 and don't want to put the rest on a credit card then what option do they have.
Smartguy127/01/2020 23:39

I think that depends on the individual and how much you are prepared to …I think that depends on the individual and how much you are prepared to pay for a TV, same as anything really irrespective of budget or available cash or finance. There is a massive difference for some between forking out £600 on what is a well rated TV and nearly doubling their budget. I have posted on here before why do people go and spend £300 on 50" Polaroid TV from their supermarket when that sort of money is halfway to getting something really decent, but if you only have £300 and don't want to put the rest on a credit card then what option do they have.


“Really decent” is subjective!
Show off
The difference btw a £300 and £1000 set is marginal....You really need to be looking to notice any difference tbh
Smartguy127/01/2020 23:39

I think that depends on the individual and how much you are prepared to …I think that depends on the individual and how much you are prepared to pay for a TV, same as anything really irrespective of budget or available cash or finance. There is a massive difference for some between forking out £600 on what is a well rated TV and nearly doubling their budget. I have posted on here before why do people go and spend £300 on 50" Polaroid TV from their supermarket when that sort of money is halfway to getting something really decent, but if you only have £300 and don't want to put the rest on a credit card then what option do they have.


True, but to answer the question about what option do they have? Wait and save the extra, the wait will be worth the increase in quality imho. But I appreciate there will be times where a delay is not ideal or people who may not care for the improvement.
africanspeed28/01/2020 00:43

“Really decent” is subjective! Show offThe difference btw a £300 and £1000 …“Really decent” is subjective! Show offThe difference btw a £300 and £1000 set is marginal....You really need to be looking to notice any difference tbh


Yes but as I said it depends on your budget. It would interesting to look at the statistics of most TVs sold within a price range and my guess would be there would be a lot more sold under £1,000 than above. What you buy depends on a lot of factors and some people who spend £500 on a TV wouldn't dream of spending 3 times that just the same as those who spend £2k on a TV wouldn't dream of buying what I have recently. I could spend that on a TV if I wished but I just don't see the point when what I have bought satisfies my needs. With all purchases the main point is not what you have bought, or how much it cost, but the mere fact you are pleased with your purchase.
AlexanderJamesDenny28/01/2020 13:29

True, but to answer the question about what option do they have? Wait and …True, but to answer the question about what option do they have? Wait and save the extra, the wait will be worth the increase in quality imho. But I appreciate there will be times where a delay is not ideal or people who may not care for the improvement.


I agree entirely. I would rather wait and get what I really want than make do for now. The only problem with electronics though is they get replaced too quick, but that also means today, you can get a good spec TV for example that others would have paid a lot more for up to a year ago.
africanspeed28/01/2020 00:43

“Really decent” is subjective! Show offThe difference btw a £300 and £1000 …“Really decent” is subjective! Show offThe difference btw a £300 and £1000 set is marginal....You really need to be looking to notice any difference tbh


If you think the difference between a £300 TV & a £1000 oled is marginal..then you may need to get your eyes tested. There's very little difference between a £300 TV & a £500 TV..but theres a huge picture quality difference between an oled & a £500 led/LCD. Have you ever demod them side by side?
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