LG OLED55B7V OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" - £1299 @ John Lewis
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LG OLED55B7V OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" - £1299 @ John Lewis

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Refreshed 8th Jul (Posted 30th Jun)Edited by:"DJUD"
Best price I can find with the 5 year gaurantee.

Rather use John Lewis over curry’s...

Just seen this posted;

hotukdeals.com/dea…519

John Lewis wont price match...

I've just called and emailed and the code isn't displayed on the product page!

John Lewis may price match;

hotukdeals.com/dea…819

Bring it down to 1199
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avforums.com/thr…56/

"If you look at failure rates or conducted a survey of every OLED owner most people will tell you they haven't even noticed temporary image retention, let alone burn in!

So what do you need to ask yourself when it comes to burn in? What can help you decide whether you risk burn in or not?

Reasons you may suffer from burn in:

You have unusually invariable viewing patterns:
  • Do you like to leave the news channel on all day?
  • Do your children often watch cartoons and leave a cartoon channel on with a static logo in the corner for hours?
  • Do you often play the same video game that has a static hud in the corner for hours?
  • Do you like to use your television for productivity and spend hours looking at the windows taskbar?
You could tick all the boxes above and not be affected by burn in. Burn in isn't just about the length of which you show static/common images, but also how often and how regularly you do.

You have unusually invariable daily and weekly viewing patterns:
  • You are a one channel kind of guy, you hate change and like to have that news channel on for hours at a time every day for hours at a time for weeks.
  • Your children are addicted to the same cartoon channel and you've lost control over them, they relentlessly watch the cartoon channel with that static logo each day for hours, they refuse to go to bed.
  • You are that guy who likes long gaming sessions, but you don't just have the odd one, you like to game for hours at a time as soon as you get home at night until you drop. You never get fed up with a game and you like to play only one game at a time.
  • You intend to use the TV for content creation and as a PC monitor every day, you need to meet those deadlines each week and that requires a lot of time in front of your OLED to get that final project finished. You are a work addict and use your TV this way every day.
Reasons you will not suffer from burn in:
  • You don't meet both the viewing patterns and the daily and weekly viewing patterns above and just use the TV with variation like most people do. Even if you are a big gamer you have a variation in what you play and you use the TV for more than one task.
  • You are sensible and don't leave the same image on the TV for hours.
  • You don't turn off the screensaver feature of the TV.
  • You don't whack the OLED backlight on full and use VIVID picture mode and have your TV incorrectly calibrated.
  • When you pause your TV/Game or leave a static image the TV's screen-saver will appear after 2 minutes. You can also use a source screen size, eg windows/fire tv screensaver etc."
slannmage41 m ago

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


Really? You think Oled is a fad? You do realise Qled is just the very old and aging lcd tech right?
An Oled can go to absolute black and can control its light output from a pixel level without having to rely on a backlight like an lcd.

Have some heat from me OP!
Edited by: "BootStrapWill" 30th Jun
He's the sort of person that walks in to Curry's and zeros straight in to the tv with the highest brightness/contrast/colour like a moth.
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I can understand Curry's, but RS with a 6 year warranty?
Richer sounds will price match and take off £20. Plus 6 year warranty. But i can imagine they will take there price down too soon.
tempt6 m ago

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Didn't realise this would happen?!
I cancelled my order with John Lewis. Now ordering the 65 inch.
tempt45 m ago

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Is this for real? I know it’s a 24 hour news channel but have you literally been watching it for that long?
avforums.com/thr…56/

"If you look at failure rates or conducted a survey of every OLED owner most people will tell you they haven't even noticed temporary image retention, let alone burn in!

So what do you need to ask yourself when it comes to burn in? What can help you decide whether you risk burn in or not?

Reasons you may suffer from burn in:

You have unusually invariable viewing patterns:
  • Do you like to leave the news channel on all day?
  • Do your children often watch cartoons and leave a cartoon channel on with a static logo in the corner for hours?
  • Do you often play the same video game that has a static hud in the corner for hours?
  • Do you like to use your television for productivity and spend hours looking at the windows taskbar?
You could tick all the boxes above and not be affected by burn in. Burn in isn't just about the length of which you show static/common images, but also how often and how regularly you do.

You have unusually invariable daily and weekly viewing patterns:
  • You are a one channel kind of guy, you hate change and like to have that news channel on for hours at a time every day for hours at a time for weeks.
  • Your children are addicted to the same cartoon channel and you've lost control over them, they relentlessly watch the cartoon channel with that static logo each day for hours, they refuse to go to bed.
  • You are that guy who likes long gaming sessions, but you don't just have the odd one, you like to game for hours at a time as soon as you get home at night until you drop. You never get fed up with a game and you like to play only one game at a time.
  • You intend to use the TV for content creation and as a PC monitor every day, you need to meet those deadlines each week and that requires a lot of time in front of your OLED to get that final project finished. You are a work addict and use your TV this way every day.
Reasons you will not suffer from burn in:
  • You don't meet both the viewing patterns and the daily and weekly viewing patterns above and just use the TV with variation like most people do. Even if you are a big gamer you have a variation in what you play and you use the TV for more than one task.
  • You are sensible and don't leave the same image on the TV for hours.
  • You don't turn off the screensaver feature of the TV.
  • You don't whack the OLED backlight on full and use VIVID picture mode and have your TV incorrectly calibrated.
  • When you pause your TV/Game or leave a static image the TV's screen-saver will appear after 2 minutes. You can also use a source screen size, eg windows/fire tv screensaver etc."
Best price I've seen. If you're on the fence then buy it.
tempt1 h, 28 m ago

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Is this yours? Would love to know how long that image was on the screen for as I’ve had my B6 for two years and not one hint of burn in. I game for long periods of time also.
New adopters need to know also that when the screen is on stand by it’s getting a ‘screen wash’ to combat and burn in.
VBV1 h, 2 m ago

I cancelled my order with John Lewis. Now ordering the 65 inch.


Do you have a link to the 65” ?
fswings1 h, 52 m ago

I can understand Curry's, but RS with a 6 year warranty?


But John Lewis offer warranty for £99 including accident or any other damage. As i know, factory warranty on screen burn is 10 years, so most damages on modern tv's now come from accident damage.
£1,195 at PV Direct, ask John Lewis to see if they will price match
Spenfica18 m ago

£1,195 at PV Direct, ask John Lewis to see if they will price match


But how genuine is PVDIRECT and their stock? I can't find anything on that company even on trustpilot and the likes. Even feefo review only goes back 2 months.
I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim.

I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad
slannmage12 m ago

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


OLED for a dark room QLED for an bright room. QLED are good but not quite there's yet imo. Down to your preference
Spenfica43 m ago

£1,195 at PV Direct, ask John Lewis to see if they will price match


But PVdirect are online only
slannmage41 m ago

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


Really? You think Oled is a fad? You do realise Qled is just the very old and aging lcd tech right?
An Oled can go to absolute black and can control its light output from a pixel level without having to rely on a backlight like an lcd.

Have some heat from me OP!
Edited by: "BootStrapWill" 30th Jun
He's the sort of person that walks in to Curry's and zeros straight in to the tv with the highest brightness/contrast/colour like a moth.
The only way to lead him to an oled tv is making him chase a laser pointer on the ground.
slannmage1 h, 11 m ago

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


Uninformed post. As said above, it will look better in a bright room but outside of it you’ll have issues with banding and haloing. Also, no Dolby Vision support on Samsung TV’s which seems to be the growing standard for HDR implementation. There is no best solution for TV’s right now. Each has its benefits and you have to research and choose what is best for your situation
Bought 55 " LG OLED from Richer Sounds for £1299 with a 6 year warranty brilliant tv....
I've had this set since mid March and am really happy with it (I paid £1499 though).
The picture quality is outstanding and (for a thin TV set) the sound is great too.
£1299 is a great price for it
slannmage2 h, 5 m ago

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


If you did your comparison in store then I'm not surprised. With all the screens set to 'vivid' or equivalent its difficult to tell the difference between a £400 LED TV and a £4000 {Q|O}LED.
BootStrapWill4 h, 41 m ago

Is this yours? Would love to know how long that image was on the screen …Is this yours? Would love to know how long that image was on the screen for as I’ve had my B6 for two years and not one hint of burn in. I game for long periods of time also. New adopters need to know also that when the screen is on stand by it’s getting a ‘screen wash’ to combat and burn in.


Have a look at the Ratings 20h daily and 6h daily burn in tests. They provide weekly updates and it doesn't bode that well for the OLED.

Further, I found this article quite interesting.
BootStrapWill30th Jun

Really? You think Oled is a fad? You do realise Qled is just the very old …Really? You think Oled is a fad? You do realise Qled is just the very old and aging lcd tech right?An Oled can go to absolute black and can control its light output from a pixel level without having to rely on a backlight like an lcd. Have some heat from me OP!


It can go absolute black but what about peak brightness? QLED doesn't compare with oled on blacks but oled doesn't touch QLED on peak brightness. It's all personal preference.
"Explanation and fix for an LG factory defect causing a rectangular pattern to appear on our Real Life OLED Burn-in Test. "


cloud14 h, 4 m ago

He's the sort of person that walks in to Curry's and zeros straight in to …He's the sort of person that walks in to Curry's and zeros straight in to the tv with the highest brightness/contrast/colour like a moth.


Hahahaha, epic, comment of the week!
RICHersound now has this £100 cheaper at £1199 with TV100RS code. I love these kind of competition. Come on C7 for this price so i can bite
Edited by: "skula" 30th Jun
Bob_Marlei7 h, 34 m ago

But John Lewis offer warranty for £99 including accident or any other …But John Lewis offer warranty for £99 including accident or any other damage. As i know, factory warranty on screen burn is 10 years, so most damages on modern tv's now come from accident damage.


I have that on my current TV, but going forward I don't think I'll get it.

If it's the opportunity for accidental cover vs 1 year free warrant extra I think the latter makes it a better deal for me.
LGs mobile panels suck, so it's no surprise their TVs suck too, just need Samsung to do it properly like they do the iPhone X and their own Galaxies.
LazybeatX3 h, 41 m ago

It can go absolute black but what about peak brightness? QLED doesn't …It can go absolute black but what about peak brightness? QLED doesn't compare with oled on blacks but oled doesn't touch QLED on peak brightness. It's all personal preference.


I dunno the new local dimming in these QLED TVs now, you can light something small upend have the whole TV black now because theres hundreds of LEDs backlit... not edge lit anymore. You can see a glow around a single white object, but in actual viewing and not a test, it looks just as black as OLED now. Especially on the 21:9 black bars, they are total black now on the new models... plus the contrast is so much more because the brightness is way up there.

They had both top TVs side by side, for my QLED just owned it, it wasn't even close, the OLED TV looked really dull and apparently both were brand new. When I decide to buy a new TV, I'm definitely going QLED, especially since the latency on the OLED was 30+ and the QLED was 16, so for gaming and not having the image retention, it's better for gaming.

That's another thing, when they both showed single colours, you could see the burn in on the OLED and it didn't look uniform... though you aren't likely to show single colours all that often.

People need to go and look for themselves and stop just buying into marketing of how OLED is this superior tech... I think we're going elsewhere.


+ I use a 1080 projector on my wall over 200 inches.... it looks better than any TV and it only cost £400. It's all use case really as for movies I always go to the projector over my TV, which is a KS7000.
Edited by: "slannmage" 30th Jun
slannmage9 h, 12 m ago

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


Yes QLED is the future!! So much so that Samsung are looking to get back into the OLED game after they failed with their 1st attempt. Of course if it was actual QLED TV's that Samsung were selling then we might take your comment a bit more seriously ...

Samsung are in serious trouble right now in the TV market as even the most gullible are starting to see right through their marketing.
Edited by: "crofter" 30th Jun
slannmage3 h, 34 m ago

I use a 1080 projector on my wall over 200 inches.... it looks better than …I use a 1080 projector on my wall over 200 inches.... it looks better than any TV and it only cost £400.


Does it look better than any TV though? Does it? Really? A £400 projector better than ANY TV??

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Idiot.
VBV15 h, 5 m ago

I cancelled my order with John Lewis. Now ordering the 65 inch.


That’s what I want - where did you get it from
cashman212 h, 31 m ago

That’s what I want - where did you get it from


JL. They price matched district electrical for 1929.99
For me the viewing angles make this TV brilliant.
Paid £450 for this a few days ago, my son bought the oled, but at 2 1/2 times the price I couldn't justify it, love mine!
Edited by: "cycleman" 1st Jul
I understand the oled isn't great for sport though?
Sport looks amazing on them, especially 4k uhd.
slannmage30th Jun

I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple mon …I went to Curry’s/PCworld or whatever it’s called these days a couple months back. I have to say Samsung’s QLED looks a lot better than OLED, the blacks on that localised array dimming is as black now. The colours looked so much better and in a bright room the OLED just looked so dim. I dont think OLED is the future, also QLED has much lower latency and no screen burn. I just think it’s a fad


Think you need to go spec savers I've had mine for over 6 months now no screen burn and latency if fine .
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