LG OLED55B6V  55 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Premium Smart TV with freeview play 6 years warranty £1449 @ Richer Sounds with code BIGTV150
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LG OLED55B6V 55 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Premium Smart TV with freeview play 6 years warranty £1449 @ Richer Sounds with code BIGTV150

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Found 20th May 2017
Another great price now I think the Currys code has expired, plus you get an extra years warranty and superior customer service in my experience.

'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £2700.

Ultra HD Premium - meeting the highest standards in UHD 4K

Taking UHD 4K to its maximum ability, Ultra HD Premium introduces additional compatibilities and the assurance of the highest performance possible. Highlights include full compatibility with HDR (High Dynamic Range), making the LG OLED55b6V 55 inch OLED TV compatible with the exciting new 4K Blu-ray format. Coupled with the stunning resolution of UHD 4K - four times that of FHD 1080p - the results are sensational.

Dolby Vision for dramatic imaging

Dolby Vision optimises the HDR format to give quite simply the sharpest, most accurate images possible. Dolby vision-equipped TVs, like this LG, can decode both generic HDR content and content that's specifically been encoded in Dolby Vision - a leading format in Hollywood and cinemas. Dolby Vision also adjusts the picture to take full advantage of each display's characteristics and presents an optimized picture for each scene in specially mastered content.

The finest screen technology - OLED

Welcome to the finest TV screen technology - OLED. Organic Light-Emitting Diode - OLED - TV offers perhaps the most advanced picture quality currently available. Unlike LED screens, OLED doesn't require backlighting, so the colour is consistent right across the screen, with greatly enhanced contrast levels.

ColourPrime Pro technology

Helping to give this TV one of the most natural picture qualities in its class, LG's ColourPrime Pro technology displays the finest details of colour and gradation, giving a natural image that's as about as close to 'real life' as a TV can get.

Superior sound thanks to Harmon Kardon

Developed in conjunction with AV and Hi-Fi experts Harman Kardon, this 55 inch TV's audio system offers a step-up from the average 'thin' flatscreen TV sound. OLED Surround is also standard and gives a more spacious and immersive sound. With a compatible LG soundbar you'll be able to take advantage of the Wireless Sound Sync for a wire-free connection between components.

The best smart interface is better than ever with webOS 3.0

Widely acclaimed as one of the best smart TV interfaces, LG's webOS 3.0 operating system is now better than ever. WebOS 3.0 uses superimposed icons, folders and side bars for clear and easy access to smart content without leaving the current screen image. New to webOS 3.0 is the ability for split screen viewing, letting you watch live TV and Blu-ray, for example, at the same time. Other new features include LG smart appliance control and access to the LG Music Player app playing through the TV's speaker system - even when it's turned off.

Freeview Play for catch-up TV

Freeview Play makes catch-up TV easy. Find programmes from BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All4 and Demand 5 sitting alongside over 60TV Channels and up to 15 HD channels. Simply scroll back in your TV guide to watch shows you missed from the last 7 days. Just make sure your TV is connected to the internet and you're good to go.

New "Magic" tech

Linking in with the new webOS 3.0 system is a range of "Magic" features. These include Magic Zoom for screen magnification without loss of image quality. The Magic Mobile Connection lets you stream apps from your smartphone, straight to the TV, for seamless big screen entertainment. An updated Magic Remote will now also operate the power on your set-top box, giving effortless one-remote control of your TV.

Move up to the LG OLED55b6V and discover just how 'real' TV can look. The answer is more natural than you'd ever have believed!

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tebbo65

So tempted, but will wait for the B7 to hit this sort of price point next … So tempted, but will wait for the B7 to hit this sort of price point next year.



Hey, why not just wait for the B22 in 15 years time - no doubt it will be a better TV

The B7 uses the same panel by the way, it even uses the same SoC as the B6....all you will be getting extra is WebOS 3.5 and a shorter wait for HLG support maybe


Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 20th May 2017
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Don't forget 2% quidco but in store only
Original Poster
Thanks, forgot that.
Pull that trigger baby!
This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my research and know the differences between the two technologies but still can't decide. Seen them both in stores but still can't decide. Someone help me please! ☺️
Massively massively tempted to relegate my brilliant 2012 Panny plasma to the bedroom..
Original Poster
infinione

This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my … This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my research and know the differences between the two technologies but still can't decide. Seen them both in stores but still can't decide. Someone help me please! ☺️



The Samsung is a great set no doubt and will hit a higher peak brightness in HDR. I was in a similar position with the KS8000 that I believe is the same TV just not curved?

In the end I went with the OLED for that little bit more future proofing as it has both HDR and Dolby Vision plus a HLG update has been promised. You are also less likely to have panel lottery issues due to uniformity problems with LCD tech.

What tipped me over the edge in the end was these recent price drops, it's a hell of a lot of TV for the money.
infinione

This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my … This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my research and know the differences between the two technologies but still can't decide. Seen them both in stores but still can't decide. Someone help me please! ☺️



LG OLED has over 8 million dimming zones, and the Samsung KS9000 has about 150..... i rest my case

Also where the LCD has higher peak brightness, the OLED wins the other end of the spectrum with lower black levels (less than 0.0005 nits)


Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 20th May 2017
jayjayuk1234

LG OLED has over 8 million dimming zones, and the Samsung KS9000 has … LG OLED has over 8 million dimming zones, and the Samsung KS9000 has about 150..... i rest my case :)Also where the LCD has higher peak brightness, the OLED wins the other end of the spectrum with lower black levels (less than 0.0005 nits)



Well it kinda depends on your priorities. That higher peak brightness is probably more important to a lot of people.

This has been my dream TV for several months now and would've bought it in a heartbeat if I wasn't convinced that my girlfriend would castrate me. Not just the black levels, but the colour accuracy/vibrancy and the zero risk of backlight bleed/hotspots that have plagued most LCD displays I've ever owned to one a degree or another. That and Web OS with the magic remote is a match made in heaven.

That said I was recently thinking that the black levels on my current TV (Sony KDLW653) are insanely good for a LCD (VA panel). I usually can't tell the difference between the black bezel and a perfectly black scene in an otherwise dark room. So if my old LCD can achieve this, I'm sure more modern LCDs can too.
Will John Lewis Price match?
kha27

Will John Lewis Price match?


For a years less warranty?
cannibalwombat

Well it kinda depends on your priorities. That higher peak brightness is … Well it kinda depends on your priorities. That higher peak brightness is probably more important to a lot of people. This has been my dream TV for several months now and would've bought it in a heartbeat if I wasn't convinced that my girlfriend would castrate me. Not just the black levels, but the colour accuracy/vibrancy and the zero risk of backlight bleed/hotspots that have plagued most LCD displays I've ever owned to one a degree or another. That and Web OS with the magic remote is a match made in heaven. That said I was recently thinking that the black levels on my current TV (Sony KDLW653) are insanely good for a LCD (VA panel). I usually can't tell the difference between the black bezel and a perfectly black scene in an otherwise dark room. So if my old LCD can achieve this, I'm sure more modern LCDs can too.



A bit of confusion here perhaps with black levels.

A completely black screen is easy to achieve on an LCD, as it will just dim all the zones completely, this isn't really what is meant

the light areas of a picture will naturally lighten the black areas with an LCD, since it is unable to just completely dim a zone like above with a completely black screen, since it doesn't have enough dimmable zones to do that efficiently, so you get light bleed into the blacks

This results in a loss of colour perception, you get washed out and grey blacks, which inevitably also means you lose shadow detail.

Black levels are far more important on a TV than HDR peak brightness




Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 20th May 2017
jayjayuk1234

A bit of confusion here perhaps with black levels.A completely black … A bit of confusion here perhaps with black levels.A completely black screen is easy to achieve on an LCD, as it will just dim all the zones completely, this isn't really what is meant :)the light areas of a picture will naturally lighten the black areas with an LCD, since it is unable to just completely dim a zone like above with a completely black screen, since it doesn't have enough dimmable zones to do that.This results in a loss of colour perception, you get grey blacks, which inevitably also means you lose shadow detail.Black levels are far more important on a TV than HDR peak brightness



I wasn't illustrating black levels on my TV in completely black screens, but black (shadow) around images. A good example I can think of is watching the scene of Tyrion in the red keep dungeon in game of thrones. Very convincing black shadows around his torch-illuminated face (including no real noticeable grey transition area) on my TV. I don't know how many dimming zones mine has, or even how many LCD TVs have typically.

This of course couldn't possibly be technically AS GOOD as a TV that's capable of switching each pixel on/off independently. But what's actually perceptible seems more relevant.

I'm certainly far from an expert on this though and certainly playing devil's advocate to a degree! Having seen this TV in the flesh, the picture quality is absolutely incredible.
This TV is king of all TV's LG are the best of the best in the TV market and this TV is something else honestly OLED over LCD any day.
Justsuperman

This TV is king of all TV's LG are the best of the best in the TV market … This TV is king of all TV's LG are the best of the best in the TV market and this TV is something else honestly OLED over LCD any day.



OLED certainly is a superior technology, but LG aren't without their faults, particularly when it comes to motion processing.
So tempted, but will wait for the B7 to hit this sort of price point next year.
tebbo65

So tempted, but will wait for the B7 to hit this sort of price point next … So tempted, but will wait for the B7 to hit this sort of price point next year.



Hey, why not just wait for the B22 in 15 years time - no doubt it will be a better TV

The B7 uses the same panel by the way, it even uses the same SoC as the B6....all you will be getting extra is WebOS 3.5 and a shorter wait for HLG support maybe


Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 20th May 2017
What tvs can u use the code BIGTV150 on?
Original Poster
linhang90

What tvs can u use the code BIGTV150 on?



Anything over £1500
I have the non 4k version of this TV. I bought it after it trumped my beloved Pioneer Kuro plasma, which frankly had reference level picture and blacks.

The OLED LG is simply superior. I'd never buy anything but OLED if I ever upgrade to a 65".
infinione

This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my … This or the Samsung UE55KS9000? I'm torn between the two. Done my research and know the differences between the two technologies but still can't decide. Seen them both in stores but still can't decide. Someone help me please! ☺️



What you use it for? Gaming wise the KS9000. but KS7000/8000 is much better price for performance wise , but they are sold out everywhere. movie wise the LG
cannibalwombat

Well it kinda depends on your priorities. That higher peak brightness is … Well it kinda depends on your priorities. That higher peak brightness is probably more important to a lot of people. This has been my dream TV for several months now and would've bought it in a heartbeat if I wasn't convinced that my girlfriend would castrate me. Not just the black levels, but the colour accuracy/vibrancy and the zero risk of backlight bleed/hotspots that have plagued most LCD displays I've ever owned to one a degree or another. That and Web OS with the magic remote is a match made in heaven. That said I was recently thinking that the black levels on my current TV (Sony KDLW653) are insanely good for a LCD (VA panel). I usually can't tell the difference between the black bezel and a perfectly black scene in an otherwise dark room. So if my old LCD can achieve this, I'm sure more modern LCDs can too.



I am in the exact same boat as you and I mean exact I have the same current TV set and wife who would kill me if I dropped £1500 on a tv when our current one is perfect (and actually rather good as you say good blacks and silly low input lag for gaming) and that is the problem.

I managed to get a standard def tv feed into a B6 in John lewis and I was not overly impressed, the 9000 sammy looked better, the B6 looked over saturated and you could really see it was lower def. The sammy did a better job of upscalling although I had not played with any of the settings so that could be down to poor settings. This put me off as 90% of what I watch is standard def or 720 at best.

All being said if this or the C6 ever drop below £1k I may bite........ Likewise with the panasonic 902b they have caught my eye lately. The only reason I wouldn't buy the sammy is it doesn't look like a £1000+ tv, the finish looked cheap to me again something our current sony got right, quality finish.
colsey85

I am in the exact same boat as you and I mean exact I have the same … I am in the exact same boat as you and I mean exact I have the same current TV set and wife who would kill me if I dropped £1500 on a tv when our current one is perfect (and actually rather good as you say good blacks and silly low input lag for gaming) and that is the problem.I managed to get a standard def tv feed into a B6 in John lewis and I was not overly impressed, the 9000 sammy looked better, the B6 looked over saturated and you could really see it was lower def. The sammy did a better job of upscalling although I had not played with any of the settings so that could be down to poor settings. This put me off as 90% of what I watch is standard def or 720 at best.All being said if this or the C6 ever drop below £1k I may bite........ Likewise with the panasonic 902b they have caught my eye lately. The only reason I wouldn't buy the sammy is it doesn't look like a £1000+ tv, the finish looked cheap to me again something our current sony got right, quality finish.



TV shop settings are not the best of tests, this TV can expose a poor quality source

However, whilst most of my viewing is HD, my SD picture is excellent.
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 21st May 2017
sion22

What you use it for? Gaming wise the KS9000. but KS7000/8000 is much … What you use it for? Gaming wise the KS9000. but KS7000/8000 is much better price for performance wise , but they are sold out everywhere. movie wise the LG



​2017 models but no 3d doses 119 hz in 1080 pc mode .
Heat! Got this TV from Richer Sounds 2 weeks ago for £1479. Absolutely blown away by it!

I bought it as a gaming TV and can confidently say (on game mode) that you will not notice any input lag.
Edited by: "Turbomonkey3" 21st May 2017
I bought this TV a month ago. Blown away by the picture.
One thing that no one has mentioned is viewing angles.
Any modern LCD TV using a VA panel (KS 7000 etc..) will have rubbish viewing angles. If you all sit huddled together on a sofa, you won't notice. But if you have an 'L' shaped sofa and a few people watching the TV from different angles, forget LCD. OLED gives you by far the best picture from all angles. All the extra light pushed out from a Samsung KS7000 means nothing if you can't view it from anything other than straight on. Try it out in a TV shop, you'll see what I mean.

gizmodo.com/whi…764


Edited by: "jackschidt" 21st May 2017
Is this pure 10 bit? Looks like 8 bit?
wetbandit

Is this pure 10 bit? Looks like 8 bit?



Definitely at 10 bit panel
Justsuperman

This TV is king of all TV's LG are the best of the best in the TV market … This TV is king of all TV's LG are the best of the best in the TV market and this TV is something else honestly OLED over LCD any day.



New Sony oled tv's look nice, they use the screen as the speaker
bought this last month cant fault it at all pucture blows away my 2013 panny 55vt60b. was instore and this was running alongside other 4k HDR screens like the QLED stuff and it was night and day better
agree with the comment about SD. i checked the picture in JL and it was horrible..actually a dealbreaker for me.
Thinking of getting this TV, how long is the offer on for? Is the SD upscale that bad, as the AVF review said it was decent?

RS also say it's 8 bit + FRC.
Lovely static and slow moving images. The picture falls to pieces in fast moving scenes, and the motion processing options don't make it any better. Try watching a game of football in HD and watch the grass detail. Lovely and detailed when the camera is static, the camera pans and it all disappears. Apparently the Sony A1 is much better in this regard, waiting to see with my own eyes
Hi all I'm about to buy the Panasonic LED 58dx902b. Is it worth the extra to get this instead?
jimx26

Anything over £1500



When does the code expire?
Original Poster
Pokkai

Thinking of getting this TV, how long is the offer on for? Is the SD … Thinking of getting this TV, how long is the offer on for? Is the SD upscale that bad, as the AVF review said it was decent?RS also say it's 8 bit + FRC.



I think the description is wrong, this is 100% 10 bit panel. This TV also supports Dolby Vision which wouldn't be possible on an 8+2 FRC.
Pokkai

RS also say it's 8 bit + FRC.



This is one of LG's Flagship 2016 TV it's most certainty not an 8bit TV.
I've just submitted a price with John Lewis.
As I would pay £100 extra with John Lewis to get accidental damage especially important with young kids.
Sadly, no ambilight. Has to be Philips.
Not interested until it gets to a third of this price.
And before you say it never will, its happened time and time again.
My current Sony Bravia was bought 10 years ago, flat screen craze, bigger TVs - was more than 2 grand and cheap at that time. Most likely free to take away now if anyone had them
The price is falling. Next step sub 1,000. Then 800 then....
qwerta369

Sadly, no ambilight. Has to be Philips.


Given the choice between a likely Chinese or Turkish made Philips and LG You can keep the Philips I'll have the LG any day
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