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LG OLED 4K TV. OLED55B8S - £1,559.98 instore @ Costco
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LG OLED 4K TV. OLED55B8S - £1,559.98 instore @ Costco

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Posted 15th Sep 2018LocalEdited by:"deeyup"
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Saw this in Costco Cardiff btw.
Most probably the same in other stores, but can't say for sure.
Any deals on the other OLEDs? I’m after the C8.
Its getting towards the magical BF prices now! Makes you think, why buy at release when they’re half the price in only 6 months!
roshambo15/09/2018 19:35

Its getting towards the magical BF prices now! Makes you think, why buy at …Its getting towards the magical BF prices now! Makes you think, why buy at release when they’re half the price in only 6 months!


I’m the “Ill bite at £1600” guy... for the C8 - need that hot a9 processor...
Shame oled at more than twice the price of a regular 4k TV
ashington6 m ago

Shame oled at more than twice the price of a regular 4k TV


More than twice as good though
Too small...
Whats the difference between the 55B8SLC and 55B8PLA?
Civic.EG615/09/2018 20:59

Whats the difference between the 55B8SLC and 55B8PLA?


I believe it’s just the stand.
Civic.EG651 m ago

Whats the difference between the 55B8SLC and 55B8PLA?



human_25 m ago

I believe it’s just the stand.


One is lowered powered too not sure which one though, 20W and 40W
Johnny Lewis or richer sounds price match??????
ashington15/09/2018 20:16

Shame oled at more than twice the price of a regular 4k TV


Depends what you mean by "regular"
There are LCD TV's at roughly the same price. If you pay half the price for an LCD your going to get a TV significantly worse than the OLED.

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for.
BirchieBirch15/09/2018 22:28

Depends what you mean by "regular"There are LCD TV's at roughly the same …Depends what you mean by "regular"There are LCD TV's at roughly the same price. If you pay half the price for an LCD your going to get a TV significantly worse than the OLED. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for.


Samsung QLED for me. Don’t want to pay OLED prices for screen burn.
painty16/09/2018 07:18

Samsung QLED for me. Don’t want to pay OLED prices for screen burn.


Burn in isn't as big of a problem as many *cough Samsung* would have you believe. Granted, if you leave a static image on the screen for hours on end, every day for a very long time, you might get it, but you'd have to be a bit daft to do that.

For me, the benefits of OLED far outweigh the overly exaggerated cons.

Each to their own though. It'd be a boring world if we all thought the same
Edited by: "BirchieBirch" 16th Sep 2018
BirchieBirch16/09/2018 07:40

Burn in isn't as big of a problem as many *cough Samsung* would have you …Burn in isn't as big of a problem as many *cough Samsung* would have you believe. Granted, if you leave a static image on the screen for hours on end, every day for a very long time, you might get it, but you'd have to be a bit daft to do that. For me, the benefits of OLED far outweigh the overly exaggerated cons.Each to their own though. It'd be a boring world if we all thought the same


True but if it was left on a channel with a logo by accident or if i wanted to play a game for long time I don’t want to have that time dictated by the risk of screen burn. Especially after paying the price OLEDs are currently. LG found that out:
google.co.uk/amp…ow/
painty16/09/2018 07:48

True but if it was left on a channel with a logo by accident or if i …True but if it was left on a channel with a logo by accident or if i wanted to play a game for long time I don’t want to have that time dictated by the risk of screen burn. Especially after paying the price OLEDs are currently. LG found that out: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/lg-embarrasses-with-oled-burn-in-at-tradeshow/


Yes, I've seen the article, but again, the circumstances that led to screen burn aren't indicative of normal, everyday use. I do agree that they aren't suitable for long gaming sessions though.
I had burn in on my 2014 Panny Plasma after playing Horde mode on Gears of War for about 6 hours a night for 6 months! I had a permanent Gears logo etched into the top right hand corner of the screen.

It's technology you have to look after, no doubt, but it's worth the effort in my eyes.
I've owned an oled since December 2015.
No burn in . I have seen image retention on occasion due to logos etc, but it disappears after a few minutes if watching something else.
The tv is used for general varied use including gaming.
Ymmv though
human_12 h, 58 m ago

Any deals on the other OLEDs? I’m after the C8.


They had about 5 different oled sets. 2 Sony models, the ones where the screen is the speaker. The 55" of those was around 2250£ from what I remember.
There was also another 55" LG which was over £2000. The others were 65".
TBH, I wasn't really taking much notice, it was the B8S that attracted me.

Give Costco a call, I'm sure they will list all oled models for you.
Edited by: "deeyup" 16th Sep 2018
BirchieBirch16/09/2018 08:00

Yes, I've seen the article, but again, the circumstances that led to …Yes, I've seen the article, but again, the circumstances that led to screen burn aren't indicative of normal, everyday use. I do agree that they aren't suitable for long gaming sessions though. I had burn in on my 2014 Panny Plasma after playing Horde mode on Gears of War for about 6 hours a night for 6 months! I had a permanent Gears logo etched into the top right hand corner of the screen. It's technology you have to look after, no doubt, but it's worth the effort in my eyes.


BirchieBirch16/09/2018 08:00

Yes, I've seen the article, but again, the circumstances that led to …Yes, I've seen the article, but again, the circumstances that led to screen burn aren't indicative of normal, everyday use. I do agree that they aren't suitable for long gaming sessions though. I had burn in on my 2014 Panny Plasma after playing Horde mode on Gears of War for about 6 hours a night for 6 months! I had a permanent Gears logo etched into the top right hand corner of the screen. It's technology you have to look after, no doubt, but it's worth the effort in my eyes.


I’d love to get an OLED. Had my mind set on the C7 before but would be used as a gaming tv so couldn’t take the chance of burn in. The samsung qled looks a good alternative but I know that if I get that Ill always regret not getting an OLED 😩
painty1 h, 1 m ago

I’d love to get an OLED. Had my mind set on the C7 before but would be u …I’d love to get an OLED. Had my mind set on the C7 before but would be used as a gaming tv so couldn’t take the chance of burn in. The samsung qled looks a good alternative but I know that if I get that Ill always regret not getting an OLED 😩



Check out anYouTube channel called rtings, they have been running a burn in test for months now, only two of the six they have tested (for around 4100 hours) have burn in, and that’s just watching cbn news. The sports, and gaming (COD) don’t have any burn in, however some uniformity issues on a single colour image. I feel relaxed that I vary my content enough that burn in isn’t going to be an issue!
I have had this set for 3 weeks now. Its full model number is OLED55B8SLC & replaced a failed Panasonic Plasma.
I find it to be an excellent picture and would recommend it for that reason alone. It is also extremely thin. I do however have some reservations.
(1) Experiencing Lip Sync issues with Sky Q 2TB (May not be down to TV though).
(2) Menu is slow to populate with programme data.
(3) Switching between Freeview & Freesat is cumbersome
(4) The paper manual is almost almost non existant and lacking in detail. On screen setting give enough info though
TheBlueWhale1 h, 27 m ago

I have had this set for 3 weeks now. Its full model number is OLED55B8SLC …I have had this set for 3 weeks now. Its full model number is OLED55B8SLC & replaced a failed Panasonic Plasma.I find it to be an excellent picture and would recommend it for that reason alone. It is also extremely thin. I do however have some reservations.(1) Experiencing Lip Sync issues with Sky Q 2TB (May not be down to TV though).(2) Menu is slow to populate with programme data.(3) Switching between Freeview & Freesat is cumbersome(4) The paper manual is almost almost non existant and lacking in detail. On screen setting give enough info though


I've always had lip sync issues with my Plasma using Sky. Some channels are worse than others though, E4 being particularly bad. Fine on everything else, like Netflix and BluRay.
human_16 h, 11 m ago

I’m the “Ill bite at £1600” guy... for the C8 - need that hot a9 proces …I’m the “Ill bite at £1600” guy... for the C8 - need that hot a9 processor...


I'm the £1500 guy.
I would prefer the C8, but unsure what to do.
My lg oled 920 from 2015 has developed a fault. Engineer has said needs a new screen, and Costco has refused a repair, so I need to take back for a full refund.
Problem is, Costco don't sell the C8, and I want to buy from them as their warranty has proven to be fantastic.

Should I get the B8 at Costco, or C8 from elsewhere (Richer Sounds) ?
deeyup23 m ago

I would prefer the C8, but unsure what to do.My lg oled 920 from 2015 has …I would prefer the C8, but unsure what to do.My lg oled 920 from 2015 has developed a fault. Engineer has said needs a new screen, and Costco has refused a repair, so I need to take back for a full refund.Problem is, Costco don't sell the C8, and I want to buy from them as their warranty has proven to be fantastic.Should I get the B8 at Costco, or C8 from elsewhere (Richer Sounds) ?


Im betting all the deals in the next few months will be for b8, likely more margin in this model. Id like to see some benchmarks between the b8 and c8, as at the moment the only difference is chip, and is it really worth £300+ extra? Although i want a c8, ill likely settle for a b8 - 1st world problems ay? Anyways, stick with Costco if your happy with there support- at that point they deserve your money.
I spent 15 mins yesterday in Currys. They had a 55b sat next to a 65c. They were both showing the LG demo video highlighting the A9 chip
Watching closely I saw the colour gradient blending was better on the C, and during the motion segment, the C was massively better.
Unknown exactly what picture mode either was in, and no remotes for me to play with. I really could not be bothered engaging with sales staff there to ask for the remote to check. Maybe I'll go back?

I'll be keeping this TV for a good few years so I would stretch to the extra if I thought I would notice the benefits every day I watch it.

Thanks for your reply.
Ok noob question, but C8 vs. C7 what are main differences?
Apart from the stand, and maybe audio (seems some B8 have 2 speakers and some 4?) The difference is the B8 having an Alpha 7 processor, and the C8 and higher having an Alpha 9 processor which performs 30% better.

What this means is the Alpha 9 can do high frame rate and HDR during 4k gaming and the Alpha 7 can do HFR or HDR, not both the same time.

The better chip can also graduate colours better, so on lower quality sources like low bit rate sd channels you don't get so much steps between the colour graduations.

Motion can be smoother too with the A9 , but I personally turn off all the motion smoothing options as I don't like the artefacts introduced.

Also, the test say the C8 may be able to go a bit brighter.

I'd like the C8, but the extra £500 at the moment for me seems a lot for a little gain.
Does this have HDR10, the brochure says only the C8 and E8 have HDR10?
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