LG OLED55B7V + 6 year guarantee @ richer sounds - £1,399
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LG OLED55B7V + 6 year guarantee @ richer sounds - £1,399

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Found 30th Dec 2017
Same price as the previously posted offer from Amazon but this comes with a 6 year guarantee.
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A cracking price for a great tv, from a good retailer. What’s not to like. HOT!
CASFAN735 m ago

A cracking price for a great tv, from a good retailer. What’s not to like. …A cracking price for a great tv, from a good retailer. What’s not to like. HOT!


The price lol....

My pockets aren't deep enough for an OLED yet, however love the LG brand and hoping later this year they may drop under £1k. Never know!
Good price op.
replicant6920 m ago

The price lol.... My pockets aren't deep enough for an OLED yet, however …The price lol.... My pockets aren't deep enough for an OLED yet, however love the LG brand and hoping later this year they may drop under £1k. Never know!Good price op.

​I'm not sure, close to £1k maybe, below, I can't see it. I think they're selling them at this price to reduce the stock but not clear the stock as they're 2017 models.

Maybe as soon as 2018 models get stocked they may reduce further, but I think £1.1/1.2k will clear the stock out online. I just don't think they will need to drop below £1k to clear.

It'll depend on:

If LG significantly reduce the RRP of the 2018 models.

If 2018 models are a big enough improvement to wait for.

If there's still a lot of people in the market for an OLED when they're reduced. Stock vs demand.
Anyone know if Richer Sounds cover screen burn / image retention under their warranty
benji_120529 m ago

Anyone know if Richer Sounds cover screen burn / image retention under …Anyone know if Richer Sounds cover screen burn / image retention under their warranty

​I highly doubt it. It will probably give you the same level of cover as an LG guarantee but for 6 years. As LG don't cover screen burn in, I would guess RS won't cover it.

I purchased OLED from John Lewis who state their cover doesn't cover screen burn in. I contacted the accidental damage cover team to see if it was covered under that cover but it isn't.

But if it developed screen burn in and had some sort of accidental cover then 'woops I dropped it.'
Bought
Bought in store 2hrs ago £1349.....many months of agonising over this and the XE9305.

Asked about burn in and guarantee. And they do not cover burn in. According to sales chap only Samsung and Qled offer something.
Very, very tempting. Has anyone heard anything about Sharp (Foxconn) developing their own OLED production line? It was mentioned earlier in the year but I haven't seen anything about it lately. Some competition would be great for prices. (edit - back to 1499 now unless I'm missing something)
Edited by: "bensbargains" 30th Dec 2017
Hot. Yep, great price ATM. Just bought it from them for £1499 but more that 7 days ago .
snrgruffalo56 m ago

Bought in store 2hrs ago £1349.....many months of agonising over this and …Bought in store 2hrs ago £1349.....many months of agonising over this and the XE9305.Asked about burn in and guarantee. And they do not cover burn in. According to sales chap only Samsung and Qled offer something.


So you went for it over the xe9305 anyway
heathead3 h, 43 m ago

​I highly doubt it. It will probably give you the same level of cover as a …​I highly doubt it. It will probably give you the same level of cover as an LG guarantee but for 6 years. As LG don't cover screen burn in, I would guess RS won't cover it. I purchased OLED from John Lewis who state their cover doesn't cover screen burn in. I contacted the accidental damage cover team to see if it was covered under that cover but it isn't. But if it developed screen burn in and had some sort of accidental cover then 'woops I dropped it.'


How do you find the TV? Conflicting reports on whether LG 2017 models have pixel shift. Watch a lot of sports and concerns me on whether the Sky or BT logos will cause damage. A lot of money to blow on a TV to have certain images embedded into the screen
jimmythehill59 m ago

So you went for it over the xe9305 anyway


certainly did, side by side viewing the LG seemed so much better (in store test running iplayer same program same time), £150 cheaper and im tired of looking .

at the end of the day i will do my best to prevent screen burn.

hoping that there is some settings in the OS that will allow screensaver settings or switch of to kick in.

its most likely to happen if i fall asleep on the sofa when i roll in late at night.
I find it quite frustrating that even the best TVs of the year still have it's issues. Just goes to show that 4k isn't fully up to scratch. This is why I'm waiting.

There is no point in blowing >£1000 on a TV when it's a 'screen lottery'. For that amount of money you'd think the TV would be near perfection. Just my opinion.
Edited by: "Naruto" 30th Dec 2017
if lg oleds didn't have screen burn and image retention issues then they would have no hesitation in including this in their warranty. which proves that they do. maybe there would be a lot more oleds returned because of it. having said that, all tv's have flaws. most if not all lcd's suffer from backlight bleed and clouding to one degree or another. rather spend a few quid on a cheaper lcd with little light bleed and wait till oled's have sorted the problems out then i know i haven't waisted my money.
Edited by: "sirpercivalglyde" 30th Dec 2017
benji_12051 h, 22 m ago

How do you find the TV? Conflicting reports on whether LG 2017 models have …How do you find the TV? Conflicting reports on whether LG 2017 models have pixel shift. Watch a lot of sports and concerns me on whether the Sky or BT logos will cause damage. A lot of money to blow on a TV to have certain images embedded into the screen

​I was one of the lucky ones that got the E7 from John Lewis. The tv is fantastic. Just been watching stranger things on Netflix which is in dolby vision, the picture is unbelievable.

To be fair tho I've upgraded from a 8 year old Toshiba 46 inch 1080p tv .

If you watch a lot of news channels, game a lot with static images or the same channel that has a logo for long periods at a time then OLED is probably not for you at the moment.

It's all about viewing a mixture of content to give the pixels a break from a certain colour. Like having a varied diet. To much of one thing is bad for you. mmmmm donuts.

I generally don't watch news channels, if I do its for about 20 min. I don't have a console so no issue from that side. So the only risk I have is from logos.

My 2017 model has pixel refresher and screen shift.
sirpercivalglyde2 h, 18 m ago

if lg oleds didn't have screen burn and image retention issues then they …if lg oleds didn't have screen burn and image retention issues then they would have no hesitation in including this in their warranty. which proves that they do. maybe there would be a lot more oleds returned because of it. having said that, all tv's have flaws. most if not all lcd's suffer from backlight bleed and clouding to one degree or another. rather spend a few quid on a cheaper lcd with little light bleed and wait till oled's have sorted the problems out then i know i haven't waisted my money.


A fellow tv buff who knows what he’s talking about

I’m in Exact same boat mate
heathead2 h, 59 m ago

​I was one of the lucky ones that got the E7 from John Lewis. The tv is f …​I was one of the lucky ones that got the E7 from John Lewis. The tv is fantastic. Just been watching stranger things on Netflix which is in dolby vision, the picture is unbelievable. To be fair tho I've upgraded from a 8 year old Toshiba 46 inch 1080p tv . If you watch a lot of news channels, game a lot with static images or the same channel that has a logo for long periods at a time then OLED is probably not for you at the moment. It's all about viewing a mixture of content to give the pixels a break from a certain colour. Like having a varied diet. To much of one thing is bad for you. mmmmm donuts. I generally don't watch news channels, if I do its for about 20 min. I don't have a console so no issue from that side. So the only risk I have is from logos. My 2017 model has pixel refresher and screen shift.


Its not a risk you should have to worry about with modern technology though. And I say that as a plasma owner who is used to this kind of thing.

Manufacturers are too focused on pretending this isn't a problem by not covering it in their warranties. In my book, that is major manipulation by relying on the masses to never do their research so they can pretend it's not a problem.
Edited by: "danjames922" 30th Dec 2017
Showing £1499 for me?
This or Samsung QLED 55 Q7?
Fifster034 h, 34 m ago

This or Samsung QLED 55 Q7?


Not even close, this all day long.
Glad these are coming down hope to see the death of lcd in the next few years. I wont jump in yet, the screen burn not being covered annoys me, I still use my panny plasma panel as my main tv cost about the same too. Burn never stays on that ie I see it with the pc now and then. I will wait to see how burn plays out on oleds then jump in. Hoping for massive jumps in oled tv, colour e ink and VR by 2020.
benji_120513 h, 10 m ago

How do you find the TV? Conflicting reports on whether LG 2017 models have …How do you find the TV? Conflicting reports on whether LG 2017 models have pixel shift. Watch a lot of sports and concerns me on whether the Sky or BT logos will cause damage. A lot of money to blow on a TV to have certain images embedded into the screen


Own the B7 and it does have pixel shift.
If lg are so confident about their oled technology why don't they offer a burn in guarantee? Then when it doesn't happen then won't have to provide a new tv because as we know burn in damage cannot be repaired.
Of course it doesn't happen. All of those horror stories with photos are made up.
So, offer a burn in warranty and they will sell so many more tv. And as it never happens then they won't have anything to worry about.
Will they?
VikJ8 h, 11 m ago

Showing £1499 for me?

​Yep know back to £1499. (_;)
We will see 55 inch OLED hitting the £800 mark later in the year
wakeywarrior19 m ago

We will see 55 inch OLED hitting the £800 mark later in the year


If your prediction is correct they've only got a few hours to drop
I'm going to wait till PS5 comes out before upgrading my TV. Hopefully by that point a top OLED TV will most definitely be under £1000.
bensbargains17 h, 0 m ago

Very, very tempting. Has anyone heard anything about Sharp (Foxconn) …Very, very tempting. Has anyone heard anything about Sharp (Foxconn) developing their own OLED production line? It was mentioned earlier in the year but I haven't seen anything about it lately. Some competition would be great for prices. (edit - back to 1499 now unless I'm missing something)


If Sharp's recent TV offerings are an indication of the expertise I wouldn't wait.

Remember the Quattron range? with an extra Yellow sub pixel? Massive flop and poorly received within the industry as the tech just didn't hold up under scrutiny.
i am going to wait i have a wonderful lg led 3d tv that has a spectacular picture quality .
From what I can see Sharp was recently bought by Foxconn who are a main supplier of Apple. I understand they may be trying to compete with Samsungs phone OLED screens and I'm sure I read
they were looking to develop TV screens as well to compete with LG. Would certainly be good for consumers if this were to happen.
Edited by: "bensbargains" 31st Dec 2017
Gone
danjames92230th Dec 2017

Its not a risk you should have to worry about with modern technology …Its not a risk you should have to worry about with modern technology though. And I say that as a plasma owner who is used to this kind of thing. Manufacturers are too focused on pretending this isn't a problem by not covering it in their warranties. In my book, that is major manipulation by relying on the masses to never do their research so they can pretend it's not a problem.


Seriously, burn in has been a perceived problem for years, going back to plasma. I had a plasma for many years without burn in - saying they don't mention it in a warranty 'proves' it's a problem is crazy. It's like the dead pixel problem again. People worried about it, it wasn't really a problem. Joys of the few scaremongering the many ...

This is an amazing set - see the reviews. For example, look at AV Forums - experts in this space. My next TV will be OLED without doubt. The image they deliver is simply a step above LED or QLED (which is just LED).
sirpercivalglyde30th Dec 2017

if lg oleds didn't have screen burn and image retention issues then they …if lg oleds didn't have screen burn and image retention issues then they would have no hesitation in including this in their warranty. which proves that they do. maybe there would be a lot more oleds returned because of it. having said that, all tv's have flaws. most if not all lcd's suffer from backlight bleed and clouding to one degree or another. rather spend a few quid on a cheaper lcd with little light bleed and wait till oled's have sorted the problems out then i know i haven't waisted my money.


So you're going to buy an LCD which still has issues over years and years, under the assumption that the OLED issue will be fixed relatively soon?

You're in for a long wait.
pomegran16 h, 39 m ago

Seriously, burn in has been a perceived problem for years, going back to …Seriously, burn in has been a perceived problem for years, going back to plasma. I had a plasma for many years without burn in - saying they don't mention it in a warranty 'proves' it's a problem is crazy. It's like the dead pixel problem again. People worried about it, it wasn't really a problem. Joys of the few scaremongering the many ...This is an amazing set - see the reviews. For example, look at AV Forums - experts in this space. My next TV will be OLED without doubt. The image they deliver is simply a step above LED or QLED (which is just LED).


Fact is if they weren't worried about it, it would be covered under their extensive warranty terms.

The fact it is specifically excluded speaks volumes.
danjames9224 h, 23 m ago

Fact is if they weren't worried about it, it would be covered under their …Fact is if they weren't worried about it, it would be covered under their extensive warranty terms. The fact it is specifically excluded speaks volumes.


I refer you back to my dead pixels and plasma comment. In fact, nobody selling OLED screens has 'screen burn' specifics in their warranty (neither did plasma screens but they sold ok). So maybe we should avoid all OLED screens regardless of manufacturer? The tech had been around for years and only now it is at a price that is affordable. If you're worried, buy an LED screen. However, it simply won't achieve the picture quality of an OLED.
Not buying an OLED until they fix the screen burn issues as I mainly use the TV for HTPC, browsing and gaming.

If not then I might just go for a non-OLED such as Sony X93 series. I'll wait another year until I bite.
Edited by: "Naruto" 2nd Jan
Does anyone have a John Lewis price match still they don't require?
It shows up as £1499
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