LG 55UJ635V LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" £599 Delivered with 5 Year Warranty @ John Lewis
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LG 55UJ635V LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" £599 Delivered with 5 Year Warranty @ John Lewis

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Edited by:"Websta"Found 9th Oct
Just seen this at John Lewis, I was interested in the one advertised at Argos until I found this one at John Lewis including the 5 Year Warranty and is exactly the same price. Thought it was a good deal, I know people are going to start saying it's RGBW, but, if you don't want to spend the kind of money you need to spend on true 4K TV's then this could be what some people are looking for.

At the end of the day it's a decent make 55 Inch TV with a good picture for a decent price.

People were excited about the 55UJ630V on Amazon Prime day for £699 which is a very similar TV so it seems a decent price.

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collectorcol40 m ago

Don't buy anything using RGBW. Google it.



What you need to do is go to a shop and see TVs in your price range playing the type of media you'll be using it for. Buy the best one for your budget.

Or, spend your life on av forums and take photos of solid purple or yellow screens and look for imperfections. Reminds me of the kind of people who used to spend £2,000 on an amp, £4,000 on a turntable and then listen to terrible prog rock. Or the kind of people who claim to be able to hear the difference with 192kHz audio without knowing what a Nyquist is.

For most people, the arrangement of the remote control, whether the remote has a Netflix button or the TV has Freeview Play, will be far more important than the arrangement of the LCD pixels. And, certainly most people buy TVs too small for the quality difference from UHD to be discernible to the human eye from their sofa.

Not real 4K
Not 10 bit
RGBW

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Seriously, it's a 55" TV for £599. Not everyone has £1,000+ to blow on a TV!

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collectorcol21 m ago

No, you need to go to a shop that has a dedicated demo room. Viewing sets …No, you need to go to a shop that has a dedicated demo room. Viewing sets in your local Currys is a pointless task. Or do lots of research and come to the conclusion that OLED is worth the extra outlay.I think more people are buying bigger sets and, real, UHD makes a huge difference, regardless of screen size.


Are you having a laugh, 55" LG OLED TV's are around £1800 to £2500, how many years do people need to save to buy one. I can see it now:

"Sorry kids, no presents for christmas this year because daddy wanted to spend an extra £1200 on a TV that when you take a photo of the TV screen and zoom in people can't tell it's RGBW and that when he pressed his eyes up against the screen he couldn't see any white pixels".

To be honest this whole "don't buy RGBW" that is posted by so many "TV experts" is getting really boring. I own a 43" LG that has RGBW that I have in the bedroom, I paid £350 for it a year ago and the picture on it is stunning, I am really happy with my LG. In fact, I bought a Samsung 40JU6500 (not saying it's 4K, to be honest I don't care) for £650, had it for around 9 months, sold it for £400, because the picture, especially clouding, was absolutely awful and bought the LG with RGBW for £350. At the end of the day it is what suits the individual, if the picture looks good, it's worth the money, whether it has RGBW or not.

I hate looking for tv's on this site, the whole comments section becomes a battlefield and I leave wishing I'd never bothered.
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Seems to be the standard price for this TV I guess the 5 year warranty is nice. The TV has good reviews I think i will hang on to see if black friday turns up any better deals

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Redscoped24 m ago

Seems to be the standard price for this TV I guess the 5 year warranty is …Seems to be the standard price for this TV I guess the 5 year warranty is nice. The TV has good reviews I think i will hang on to see if black friday turns up any better deals


That's what I was going to do, but, in the end I went for it and ordered one because it does everything I want. I was so close to ordering it from Argos, but, at the last minute found it at John Lewis. I think there's only Argos and John Lewis that sell this model, many places sell the 55UJ630V, but, it has legs at either end of the TV so the legs will literally be on the edge of the TV stand I have, the 55UJ635V has the stand in the middle of the TV set which is perfect for me.

Great thing about John Lewis is the quality of their guarantee, no ifs or buts they will solve the problem.

mikecml7 m ago

Great thing about John Lewis is the quality of their guarantee, no ifs or …Great thing about John Lewis is the quality of their guarantee, no ifs or buts they will solve the problem.


Not if you bought a Panasonic plasma from them about 6 years ago!!

Seggamackem3 m ago

Not if you bought a Panasonic plasma from them about 6 years ago!!

Obviously not if you are 6 years into a 5 year guarantee

Is this a 10bit panel?

davidridge15 m ago

Obviously not if you are 6 years into a 5 year guarantee

He wouldn’t have moaned if he’d bought it from Argos as it would’ve failed 6 years into a 1 year warranty so wouldn’t have been so close. 🤣

sparklehedgehog2 m ago

He wouldn’t have moaned if he’d bought it from Argos as it would’ve failed …He wouldn’t have moaned if he’d bought it from Argos as it would’ve failed 6 years into a 1 year warranty so wouldn’t have been so close. 🤣

He may have being ironic rather than moaning but I thought that I would comment anyway

can you comment on the backlight issue. there is a review and photo on amazon of the backlight showing up through the edges of the TV. it could be that particular one is faulty, but the photo does show it

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thefinest12 m ago

can you comment on the backlight issue. there is a review and photo on …can you comment on the backlight issue. there is a review and photo on amazon of the backlight showing up through the edges of the TV. it could be that particular one is faulty, but the photo does show it


Amazon don't sell this TV?

adnanasif17 m ago

Is this a 10bit panel?


You serious? It's not even real 4K.

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adnanasif17 m ago

Is this a 10bit panel?


No you'll have to pay around an extra £400 for a true 10 Bit 55" LG.

Looks like a great deal, this model is just missing a few bells and whistles that the £699 one from amazon yesterday had. It's a thicker case, slightly larger bezel, direct backlight rather than edge (pros and cons), no dolby vision, higher power consumption... With a 5 year guarantee though it's a steal.
Edited by: "gregskellorn" 9th Oct

Websta8 m ago

No you'll have to pay around an extra £400 for a true 10 Bit 55" LG.


Only £280 more for SJ850 from Currys with current code

It's a good thing it's got the 5 year warranty as our LG TV started playing up when it was 3 years old.

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pavel765 m ago

Only £280 more for SJ850 from Currys with current code


No 5 year warranty with that though, I was doing like for like.

pavel767 m ago

Only £280 more for SJ850 from Currys with current code


"only"...
Edited by: "gregskellorn" 9th Oct

Websta22 m ago

No you'll have to pay around an extra £400 for a true 10 Bit 55" LG.

What's a 10 bit panel compared to this model? Is there a great difference? I'm not very good with technology it seems a lot of fancy jargon to me

Websta12 m ago

No 5 year warranty with that though, I was doing like for like.



Websta12 m ago

No 5 year warranty with that though, I was doing like for like.


5 years warranty included

gregskellorn13 m ago

"only"...


Yes, only £280 more for proper 4K Tv - better looking with much more features. Better spent money than this junk at JL...

collectorcol35 m ago

You serious? It's not even real 4K.


I'm looking for a 49/50 inch TV. What's a realistic price for one that is "real 4k" and "true HDR". Finding it very difficult to search for one without having to dig deep into the specs of every tv listed which is really time consuming. Seems retailers aren't very keen to help you filter out ones that aren't quite as good as they seem.

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pavel769 m ago

5 years warranty included



Sorry my error.

Bit of a difference in price though £880 compared to £599

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kingjobbie4 m ago

I'm looking for a 49/50 inch TV. What's a realistic price for one that is …I'm looking for a 49/50 inch TV. What's a realistic price for one that is "real 4k" and "true HDR". Finding it very difficult to search for one without having to dig deep into the specs of every tv listed which is really time consuming. Seems retailers aren't very keen to help you filter out ones that aren't quite as good as they seem.



John Lewis have an LG 49" for £699 including 5 Year Warranty.

johnlewis.com/lg-…135

pavel7612 m ago

Yes, only £280 more for proper 4K Tv - better looking with much more …Yes, only £280 more for proper 4K Tv - better looking with much more features. Better spent money than this junk at JL...


It's far from junk and 50% is a LOT more money.

Websta7 m ago

Sorry my error.Bit of a difference in price though £880 compared to £599


Yes, but whats the point of buying Tv which is not even 4K really ?...not talking about other bits. Sorry but £599 sounds expensive for such Tv...

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pavel761 m ago

Yes, but whats the point of buying Tv which is not even 4K really ?...not …Yes, but whats the point of buying Tv which is not even 4K really ?...not talking about other bits. Sorry but £599 sounds expensive for such Tv...


OK

gregskellorn3 m ago

It's far from junk and 50% is a LOT more money.


Shouldn't be called 4K, so yes, it's junk for that money

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pavel767 m ago

Shouldn't be called 4K, so yes, it's junk for that money


OK from your perspective, forgetting the 4K issue, it's £599 for 55" LG TV with a great picture and a 5 Year Warranty, forget the 4K, even though it will play 4K and have a much better picture than Full HD, still a great price.

BrummyGeeza35 m ago

What's a 10 bit panel compared to this model? Is there a great difference? …What's a 10 bit panel compared to this model? Is there a great difference? I'm not very good with technology it seems a lot of fancy jargon to me


Tests show very little difference in reality. I suspect it's people thinking they need a 10-bit LCD panel to reproduce 10-bit HDR.
kingjobbie22 m ago

I'm looking for a 49/50 inch TV. What's a realistic price for one that is …I'm looking for a 49/50 inch TV. What's a realistic price for one that is "real 4k" and "true HDR". Finding it very difficult to search for one without having to dig deep into the specs of every tv listed which is really time consuming. Seems retailers aren't very keen to help you filter out ones that aren't quite as good as they seem.


True HDR doesn't exist yet, and these TVs are as close to 4K as makes no difference in practice (for normal TV use anyway, PC monitor or other up-close & detail-dependant use can be affected).

With HDR right now you can't ask 'is it HDR', you have to ask 'how much HDR ability does it have?'

You'll see big improvements in HDR content right up to the top of the range £3-4K TVs like the Sony ZD9. So if that's important to you then I'd be looking at the best you can get at 49", namely the Sony XE90 at £1150 or Samsung Q7 at £1300, although the XE90 is the more popular of the two.

Websta19 m ago

John Lewis have an LG 49" for £699 including 5 Year …John Lewis have an LG 49" for £699 including 5 Year Warranty.https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-49sj800v-led-hdr-super-uhd-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-49-with-freeview-play-ultra-slim-design-harman-kardon-soundbar-stand-silver/p3215135


That's not real 4K either.

Don't buy RGBW! The manufacturers are ripping you off...

youtu.be/Rss…I_8

collectorcol40 m ago

Don't buy anything using RGBW. Google it.



What you need to do is go to a shop and see TVs in your price range playing the type of media you'll be using it for. Buy the best one for your budget.

Or, spend your life on av forums and take photos of solid purple or yellow screens and look for imperfections. Reminds me of the kind of people who used to spend £2,000 on an amp, £4,000 on a turntable and then listen to terrible prog rock. Or the kind of people who claim to be able to hear the difference with 192kHz audio without knowing what a Nyquist is.

For most people, the arrangement of the remote control, whether the remote has a Netflix button or the TV has Freeview Play, will be far more important than the arrangement of the LCD pixels. And, certainly most people buy TVs too small for the quality difference from UHD to be discernible to the human eye from their sofa.

musical10 m ago

What you need to do is go to a shop and see TVs in your price range …What you need to do is go to a shop and see TVs in your price range playing the type of media you'll be using it for. Buy the best one for your budget.Or, spend your life on av forums and take photos of solid purple or yellow screens and look for imperfections. Reminds me of the kind of people who used to spend £2,000 on an amp, £4,000 on a turntable and then listen to terrible prog rock. Or the kind of people who claim to be able to hear the difference with 192kHz audio without knowing what a Nyquist is.For most people, the arrangement of the remote control, whether the remote has a Netflix button or the TV has Freeview Play, will be far more important than the arrangement of the LCD pixels. And, certainly most people buy TVs too small for the quality difference from UHD to be discernible to the human eye from their sofa.


No, you need to go to a shop that has a dedicated demo room. Viewing sets in your local Currys is a pointless task. Or do lots of research and come to the conclusion that OLED is worth the extra outlay.

I think more people are buying bigger sets and, real, UHD makes a huge difference, regardless of screen size.

I hate looking for tv's on this site, the whole comments section becomes a battlefield and I leave wishing I'd never bothered.

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collectorcol21 m ago

No, you need to go to a shop that has a dedicated demo room. Viewing sets …No, you need to go to a shop that has a dedicated demo room. Viewing sets in your local Currys is a pointless task. Or do lots of research and come to the conclusion that OLED is worth the extra outlay.I think more people are buying bigger sets and, real, UHD makes a huge difference, regardless of screen size.


Are you having a laugh, 55" LG OLED TV's are around £1800 to £2500, how many years do people need to save to buy one. I can see it now:

"Sorry kids, no presents for christmas this year because daddy wanted to spend an extra £1200 on a TV that when you take a photo of the TV screen and zoom in people can't tell it's RGBW and that when he pressed his eyes up against the screen he couldn't see any white pixels".

To be honest this whole "don't buy RGBW" that is posted by so many "TV experts" is getting really boring. I own a 43" LG that has RGBW that I have in the bedroom, I paid £350 for it a year ago and the picture on it is stunning, I am really happy with my LG. In fact, I bought a Samsung 40JU6500 (not saying it's 4K, to be honest I don't care) for £650, had it for around 9 months, sold it for £400, because the picture, especially clouding, was absolutely awful and bought the LG with RGBW for £350. At the end of the day it is what suits the individual, if the picture looks good, it's worth the money, whether it has RGBW or not.

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nightshot14 m ago

I hate looking for tv's on this site, the whole comments section becomes a …I hate looking for tv's on this site, the whole comments section becomes a battlefield and I leave wishing I'd never bothered.


To be honest I made a point of putting it was RGBW in the description hoping I wouldn't get people coming on here stating it is RGBW, but, alas, NO.

Websta24 m ago

Are you having a laugh, 55" LG OLED TV's are around £1800 to £2500, how m …Are you having a laugh, 55" LG OLED TV's are around £1800 to £2500, how many years do people need to save to buy one. I can see it now:"Sorry kids, no presents for christmas this year because daddy wanted to spend an extra £1200 on a TV that when you take a photo of the TV screen and zoom in people can't tell it's RGBW and that when he pressed his eyes up against the screen he couldn't see any white pixels".To be honest this whole "don't buy RGBW" that is posted by so many "TV experts" is getting really boring. I own a 43" LG that has RGBW that I have in the bedroom, I paid £350 for it a year ago and the picture on it is stunning, I am really happy with my LG. In fact, I bought a Samsung 40JU6500 (not saying it's 4K, to be honest I don't care) for £650, had it for around 9 months, sold it for £400, because the picture, especially clouding, was absolutely awful and bought the LG with RGBW for £350. At the end of the day it is what suits the individual, if the picture looks good, it's worth the money, whether it has RGBW or not.


I paid £1,500 for my 2016 55' OLED and it came with a free 4K player that was selling for £350. Worth every penny.

It's all about buying at the right time.

If you can't afford the extra that's fair enough. I'm not suggesting anyone should make their children suffer.

Just making people aware of the manufacturers marketing tricks. They shouldn't be allowed to label a 4K, it's a blatant con.

im in the market for a 49 inch tv for watching tv and playing my ps4 on... what is the best on the market currently at a reasonable price?

collectorcol1 h, 23 m ago

Don't buy RGBW! The manufacturers are ripping you …Don't buy RGBW! The manufacturers are ripping you off...https://youtu.be/Rssh8FqMI_8


Uh, you realise that's a Samsung marketing video right? As in LG's biggest competitor.

The resolution stuff doesn't affect things, notice how they don't give any real world examples.

The inconsistent brightness is real, but what the video doesn't say is that Samsung varies the brightness on their own TVs for different reasons. 'CE dimming' they call it.

The colour would be the only real reason to avoid it, at least on the non-wide gamut models like this one that are lower down the range. However, colours vary between TVs anyway, and as demonstrated in the video it's no bigger than the normal difference you'd expect at this price.

In short, the minor downsides might matter on a top of the range TV where everything's as perfect, but on a model like this they're lost in the normal variation.
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