LG 55UB850V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 55" LED TV £1099 @ Currys
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LG 55UB850V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 55" LED TV £1099 @ Currys

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Found 19th Jan 2015
LG 4K TV which (since a recent update) has become a recommended 4k set to own. 5 Year Guarantee aswell.
Add your O2 Moments and you can get this for £999.

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Was 950 before

So, when will TV companies start broadcasting in 4k in the UK?

only £999 at pixmania and they have it in stock

majortom

So, when will TV companies start broadcasting in 4k in the UK?



In 4 years 7 months and 21 days approximately

purchased this 2 weeks ago at 1199.00 but not recieved yet so cancelled and reordered for 1099

majortom

So, when will TV companies start broadcasting in 4k in the UK?



They won't!

By the time the "network deal" for a national transmit, 1gb fibre/mobile will be upon us all.. just in time for 8.2K Super-Hifi, which makes 4K seem like you are looking at the current screens through a bit of clingfilm, wrapped in front of your set

TV likely to be all, up to 4K streamed as opposed to "transmitted" as you only need about @98mb/s to watch native 4K!!

Even the new quantum TV sets [yes the same tech that we saw in the 1980's!] with subpixel over subpixel, filling in pixel spaces, will struggle to remain current, expect to see a hell of a lot of sets in 2015/16 with this tech in, better than 4k but completely defeating the object of native resolutions!

katielou21

purchased this 2 weeks ago at 1199.00 but not recieved yet so cancelled … purchased this 2 weeks ago at 1199.00 but not recieved yet so cancelled and reordered for 1099



Cancel it again!

Get a 0.01p sim Katie and get O2 priorities £100 off and get it for £999!

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008

They won't!By the time the "network deal" for a national transmit, 1gb … They won't!By the time the "network deal" for a national transmit, 1gb fibre/mobile will be upon us all.. just in time for 8.2K Super-Hifi, which makes 4K seem like you are looking at the current screens through a bit of clingfilm, wrapped in front of your set :DTV likely to be all, up to 4K streamed as opposed to "transmitted" as you only need about @98mb/s to watch native 4K!!Even the new quantum TV sets [yes the same tech that we saw in the 1980's!] with subpixel over subpixel, filling in pixel spaces, will struggle to remain current, expect to see a hell of a lot of sets in 2015/16 with this tech in, better than 4k but completely defeating the object of native resolutions!



I'm failing to see why 4k TVs are being sold, and, more importantly, why people are buying them. Are they better to watch that normal HD?

008

Cancel it again!Get a 0.01p sim Katie and get O2 priorities £100 off and … Cancel it again!Get a 0.01p sim Katie and get O2 priorities £100 off and get it for £999!PLUS until tonight, get another 3.15% cashback on topcashback!



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There is literally zero point in having a 4k tv unless it takes displayport at 60hz for pc gaming. Nothing else in the uk works at 4k and 1080p looks terrible on sets costing under £2500.

The way I look at it is the way you look at phones. We go for the 4k display because it has more pixels per inch and looks like a more crisp image. I'd buy a 4k TV as the ips displays are better too in my opinion

what is the picture quality like whilst watching live TV on these 4K sets? I have read very conflicting information.

don't bother with 4k, you will just be upscaling everything! This is why 4k prices have started to drop, just get a 1080p

majortom

I'm failing to see why 4k TVs are being sold, and, more importantly, why … I'm failing to see why 4k TVs are being sold, and, more importantly, why people are buying them. Are they better to watch that normal HD?




they are being sold because the film distribution companies want to start rolling out 4k material this year, there's no money in it for them if nobody has 4k tv's. the price of 4k is now massively lower than a year ago and if your in the market for a decent new TV it would be a bit silly not to get one that's future proof, but if you already have an ok TV it would be sensible to wait a year.
I have the 49 inch version of this model and I can tell you it is excellent. the processor does a very good job so watching HD channels you get a very good picture and SD channels are decent too. When you watch something in 4k tho is when you really see why it's worth the money! BBC iplayer showed 4k content over Christmas and a wildlife programme I watched was absolutely amazing in such detail.
quite a few phones can film in 4k now so a bonus if you like making your own videos, I do a lot of traveling so it's something I value.

xbox1138

don't bother with 4k, you will just be upscaling everything! This is why … don't bother with 4k, you will just be upscaling everything! This is why 4k prices have started to drop, just get a 1080p



Neflix & Amazon are already streaming 4K content (if you have the bandwidth) also youtube and vimeo support 4K. Panasonic previewed their prototype 4K Bluray player recently at CES.
I think 4K is going to progress much quicker than some people think now that it has the backing of major film studios/networks and all major TV manufacturers. Its not just going to be an option like 3D, there's no doubt 4K TVs will be a vast majority of homes over the next few years as the likes of Panasonic/Samsung/Sony are introducing 4K into their full suite of TV's from the small screen sizes upwards.

Personally i think if you are in need of a new TV then i wouldn't dismiss a TV just because its 4K, the picture quality is going to very much depend on how well the TV handles the processing of the extra resolution and the sources you feed it. If your not in the market for a new TV then yes perhaps wait another 6-12 months to see what happens with the market and standardizing of the 4K formats.

On the flip side there could well be some amazing bargains to be had on 1080p sets soon.. The manufacturers will start heavily pushing their 4K lineups this year so the current top of the range 1080p sets may take a nice drop in price and if your not interested in having the latest tech or don't have the network bandwidth to use Netflix/Amazon you could snap up a bargain.. X)

swings and roundabouts

"Qualified recommendation" btw

everyone who says that 4k is useless and pointless obviously haven't seen anything in ultra hd and talking rubbish, 4k upscalling doing great job, all blu rays are 2k, normal dvd 1080p, even downloaded copies looks amazing

darmar10

everyone who says that 4k is useless and pointless obviously haven't seen … everyone who says that 4k is useless and pointless obviously haven't seen anything in ultra hd and talking rubbish, 4k upscalling doing great job, all blu rays are 2k, normal dvd 1080p, even downloaded copies looks amazing


The trouble is they are only 4K when showing static images or things such as talking heads in the studio.
As soon as there is some panning and action, the bitrate cap makes it less than 1K.
Edited by: "snapdragon" 28th Jan 2015

3D called - it wants it's fad back.

snapdragon

The trouble is they are only 4K when showing static images or things such … The trouble is they are only 4K when showing static images or things such as talking heads in the studio. As soon as there is some panning and action, the bitrate cap makes it less than 1K.

Bhahhhhhhaaaaahahahahaahaaaaaahahahaha! Another 4k expert.....

Next month the first killer app for 4K TV's is released in the name of GTA V for the PC. The trouble is you'll need 2 GTX 980 graphic cards to run it at 4K, well at 60fps. Which will cost you almost as much as this TV!

Back on topic. Good price but not the cheapest its been, great TV btw, have the 49" version because that's as big as the missus would allow and the picture is exceptional via HD and UHD but SD is very much dependent on the signal received - it really doesn't like low bitrates.

bemaniac

There is literally zero point in having a 4k tv unless it takes … There is literally zero point in having a 4k tv unless it takes displayport at 60hz for pc gaming. Nothing else in the uk works at 4k and 1080p looks terrible on sets costing under £2500.

Oh really.....

mf9

Next month the first killer app for 4K TV's is released in the name of … Next month the first killer app for 4K TV's is released in the name of GTA V for the PC. The trouble is you'll need 2 GTX 980 graphic cards to run it at 4K, well at 60fps. Which will cost you almost as much as this TV!



Or you could just buy two R9 290 in crossfire or the 295x2 which has been on offer and will only come down in price. For £400 you can game at 60fps and 4k.

Its amazing the amount of armchair experts that know so much about 4k UHD TV sets on this site yet oddly none of these 'experts' own one! Surprised no one has quoted the hdtvtest review yet....

I saw this thing in the store and it was so beautiful

These threads make you long for the days of "720p is all you need unless you sit a meter away from the tv".

I wish OLED would drop in price more!

I have amazon prime and havnt seen any 4k on it. What programmes are 4k if you don't mind me asking? Thanks
Edited by: "wish123simp123" 12th Feb 2015

ifa

I wish OLED would drop in price more!


The tech is unlikely to make this happen and tbh OLED might give great blacks but colours are very unrealistic. If you're the sort that likes vivid colours fair enough but I personally prefer something more realistic.

Any thoughts on this for gaming? Input lag etc?

4K is not exactly a fad (like curved sets) but not really worth it unless you're buying a huge 80" screen. At 55" a 1080p display becomes "retina" at 7.2' which means you can't see the pixels... which means if it were 4K, you wouldn't be able to see the difference. Does anyone with a 55" TV sit closer than 7.2'? I have a 50" TV, I sit about 8'-10' feet away and I wouldn't want to be any closer so 4K is pointless for myself and I suspect, most people.

Much better to invest in a 1080p TV with the best colour/contrast and motion you can afford. If plasma hadn't recently died off (it's certainly on it's way out as more and more manufacturers abandon it) then I would recommend a Panasonic one, certainly for movie fans anyway but as it is either buy a top of the range 1080p LED backlit TV or wait (quite a while sadly) for a reasonably affordable 1080p OLED display which will produce a much better and realistic image.

majortom

I'm failing to see why 4k TVs are being sold, and, more importantly, why … I'm failing to see why 4k TVs are being sold, and, more importantly, why people are buying them.



Watch a blu-ray movie on a 4K TV through an up-scaling home cinema amp, and you will!

Ferrit

Any thoughts on this for gaming? Input lag etc?

No idea what the lag is but I can't say its a problem playing on my PS4 but then again maybe I'm not rubbish and it actually is lag....

Seriously tho, I don't have any issues with the titles I've got which includes FPS and driving titles.

michaelsft

4K is not exactly a fad (like curved sets) but not really worth it unless … 4K is not exactly a fad (like curved sets) but not really worth it unless you're buying a huge 80" screen. At 55" a 1080p display becomes "retina" at 7.2' which means you can't see the pixels... which means if it were 4K, you wouldn't be able to see the difference. Does anyone with a 55" TV sit closer than 7.2'? I have a 50" TV, I sit about 8'-10' feet away and I wouldn't want to be any closer so 4K is pointless for myself and I suspect, most people.



The whole point of 4K is that you can sit closer without detecting pixels, and therefore achieve a more immersive experience. Following your logic, no one would ever go to the cinema!

Was watching Transformers on a 4K yesterday. It was horrible in that it is so sharp it is obvious what is computer graphics and what isn't. It made it unwatchable as it was like watching a computer game and lost its movie quality. Amazing effect. I was surprised in many scenes just how much of the scene (buildings, rocks etc not only the robots etc) was obviously computer generated. When watching on normal HD it all looks like film. I was not expecting this very weird effect,

No8

The whole point of 4K is that you can sit closer without detecting … The whole point of 4K is that you can sit closer without detecting pixels, and therefore achieve a more immersive experience. Following your logic, no one would ever go to the cinema!



The cinema is a completely different experience to most peoples living room though isn't it, how many people do you know that have their sofa up against their TV? If you have a coffee table, you're probably too far away to see any difference.

The environment is what we're talking about here, the vast majority of people I know have their TV in a corner of the room and do not sit within 7' of it. Do you know lots of people with a 50"+ TV that sit closer than that?

brookysm

Its amazing the amount of armchair experts that know so much about 4k UHD … Its amazing the amount of armchair experts that know so much about 4k UHD TV sets on this site yet oddly none of these 'experts' own one! Surprised no one has quoted the hdtvtest review yet....


Well you own one and are acting like an expert so that's just sh@t on your theory

wish123simp123

I have amazon prime and havnt seen any 4k on it. What programmes are 4k … I have amazon prime and havnt seen any 4k on it. What programmes are 4k if you don't mind me asking? Thanks



The tile for all the 4K content on amazon instants is on the main start screen under "Ultra HD Movies and TV" and they do have a better selection than Netflix at the minute, although I watched Marco Polo in 4K, and it was excellent!
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