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Shoobz20 m ago

Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. …Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. Apparently there is a massive difference in pic quality.


Difference is very small according to av forum reviewer. Not sure where you got your info from.
Edited by: "Walter.Sobchak" 16th Nov 2018
Shoobz7 m ago

Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. …Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. Apparently there is a massive difference in pic quality.


Fake news media.

After looking into it a fair bit there isn't a massive difference - but there are improvements in certain areas.

4k is effectively like for like, although HDR is brighter on the C8.

Upscaling is better on the C8 owing to the better processor as is the HFR content (120fps) which isn't really a now issue, but makes the C8 more future proof.

The newer processor also makes the TV itself a faster device to use in terms of menus etc.

The verdict tends to be that if the price difference between the 2 TVs is £200 then it may be worth upping your budget. BUT those arguments become a bit less worthwhile when the price difference is at the £400 that we are seeing today.
BillRawles16/11/2018 08:49

Dude, 3D is gone. Leave it be.


Ok, so before I start my rant, I just want to make it clear I'm not having a go at anyone...

People have invested in 3D, it was marketed at us, and some of us really got involved.

I personally love the 3D, and have found that a native 3D movie looks spectacular, whereas these ultra HD 4K Blu-ray's, that were mastered in 2k and upscaled have failed to amaze at all, never mind the dull HDR...

In the same way that a blu ray player can play DVD discs, I feel that TVs need to include the 3D features we have now spent money on.

Yes, I know it's hardware and not software, but it must be cheap as biscuits nowadays.

What would someone with a 3D library of movies have to do in the future in order to enjoy his/her collection?

I feel it's simply not much of an ask to have the feature catered for, especially as 3D discs are still being produced. Never mind the fact that all Blu-ray players still seem to include 3D playback!

Rant over...
Edited by: "Shoobz" 16th Nov 2018
Shoobz16/11/2018 08:46

On another note, I am curious that 3d has been omitted for another year!


Dude, 3D is gone. Leave it be.
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55" oled for £1299.
Its a 10 from len
Brilliant price - hope the B8 & C8 both drop for BF 🤞🏼
I’m hoping the 65 inch drops... I wonder what my chances are!?!
I’d recommend contacting Richer Sounds to match/beat this price in order to get their warranty 🏻
baz842 m ago

I’m hoping the 65 inch drops... I wonder what my chances are!?!


65 oled at Argos 1999
Still too steep for what it is.
B8 vs C8? Is there much difference?
kadooosh16/11/2018 08:14

B8 vs C8? Is there much difference?


Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. Apparently there is a massive difference in pic quality.
Shoobz20 m ago

Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. …Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. Apparently there is a massive difference in pic quality.


Difference is very small according to av forum reviewer. Not sure where you got your info from.
Edited by: "Walter.Sobchak" 16th Nov 2018
guydaniels9 m ago

I’d recommend contacting Richer Sounds to match/beat this price in order t …I’d recommend contacting Richer Sounds to match/beat this price in order to get their warranty 🏻


They already have on the website
Shoobz7 m ago

Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. …Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. Apparently there is a massive difference in pic quality.


Fake news media.

After looking into it a fair bit there isn't a massive difference - but there are improvements in certain areas.

4k is effectively like for like, although HDR is brighter on the C8.

Upscaling is better on the C8 owing to the better processor as is the HFR content (120fps) which isn't really a now issue, but makes the C8 more future proof.

The newer processor also makes the TV itself a faster device to use in terms of menus etc.

The verdict tends to be that if the price difference between the 2 TVs is £200 then it may be worth upping your budget. BUT those arguments become a bit less worthwhile when the price difference is at the £400 that we are seeing today.
Shoobz16 m ago

Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. …Yes, the C8 has the new A9 processor chip. The B8 has last year's version. Apparently there is a massive difference in pic quality.


Apparently there isn’t much difference. read all the big reviews.
But this or the panasonic 802 for £80 more?, which you could probably get a price match on for £1260 at RS.
Edited by: "Britneyfan" 16th Nov 2018
Isn't there an issue with dimming being too aggressive on c8, not an issue on b8. Albeit next firmware may fix??
Edited by: "Reading1800" 16th Nov 2018
Seems like there are mixed reviews. My reasoning for stating that the c8 is better is due to all press stating the c8 is the better model and giving it the oled 55" award for 2018. Not one publication that I have come across suggested settling for the b8, which speaks volumes for me. Tbh, if you want the b8 rather than the c8 you could probably look at the last year model second hand and save a fortune? As far as I can see, the c8 is future proofed and does clearly have a better display, even if it's not night and day, it still clearly has the better screen. When you're paying over £1,200 on a screen I can't see why you wouldn't pay a little extra, but that's just me.

On another note, I am curious that 3d has been omitted for another year!
Edited by: "Shoobz" 16th Nov 2018
Britneyfan5 m ago

But this or the panasonic 802 for £80 more?, which you could probably get …But this or the panasonic 802 for £80 more?, which you could probably get a price match on for £1260 at RS.


For me personally I'd go for the panny for the colour accuracy out of the box.
Britneyfan16/11/2018 08:41

But this or the panasonic 802 for £80 more?, which you could probably get …But this or the panasonic 802 for £80 more?, which you could probably get a price match on for £1260 at RS.


Where you seeing the FZ802B for that kind of price?
Shoobz16/11/2018 08:46

On another note, I am curious that 3d has been omitted for another year!


Dude, 3D is gone. Leave it be.
Britneyfan16/11/2018 08:49

hotukdeals.com/deals/tx-55fz802b-55-4k-ultra-hd-oled-1278-martin-dawes-3104934Get richer sounds to price match maybe for further £20 off the £1280 price


Pana, any day, even for £80 more.
BillRawles16/11/2018 08:51

Pana, any day, even for £80 more.


But no Dolby vision. And Os not as good... Deal breaker? And possible further reduction on the b8 next week? So hard to choose. I'll mainly be playing Xbox one X, with a few movies once in a while.
I love these threads and fondly remember the days where the only option was screen size.
BillRawles16/11/2018 08:49

Dude, 3D is gone. Leave it be.


Ok, so before I start my rant, I just want to make it clear I'm not having a go at anyone...

People have invested in 3D, it was marketed at us, and some of us really got involved.

I personally love the 3D, and have found that a native 3D movie looks spectacular, whereas these ultra HD 4K Blu-ray's, that were mastered in 2k and upscaled have failed to amaze at all, never mind the dull HDR...

In the same way that a blu ray player can play DVD discs, I feel that TVs need to include the 3D features we have now spent money on.

Yes, I know it's hardware and not software, but it must be cheap as biscuits nowadays.

What would someone with a 3D library of movies have to do in the future in order to enjoy his/her collection?

I feel it's simply not much of an ask to have the feature catered for, especially as 3D discs are still being produced. Never mind the fact that all Blu-ray players still seem to include 3D playback!

Rant over...
Edited by: "Shoobz" 16th Nov 2018
Shoobz54 m ago

Seems like there are mixed reviews. My reasoning for stating that the c8 …Seems like there are mixed reviews. My reasoning for stating that the c8 is better is due to all press stating the c8 is the better model and giving it the oled 55" award for 2018. Not one publication that I have come across suggested settling for the b8, which speaks volumes for me. Tbh, if you want the b8 rather than the c8 you could probably look at the last year model second hand and save a fortune? As far as I can see, the c8 is future proofed and does clearly have a better display, even if it's not night and day, it still clearly has the better screen. When you're paying over £1,200 on a screen I can't see why you wouldn't pay a little extra, but that's just me.On another note, I am curious that 3d has been omitted for another year!


The problem is the c8 isn’t future proofed it doesn’t have hdmi 2.1 and that is HUGE. I have the B6 which I’m more than happy with but no tv is future proof until HDMI 2.1 is standard
Have they stopped doing 5 year warranty?
C8 65 inch for £2k please.
Seeing as how the B8 is £1999 for the Black Friday sale though I doubt it though which is unfortunate.
B8 is effectively LAST YEARS model its a B7 nothing more, just updated software.
The B7/C7 was £2k last Black Friday as that was the current latest model, so they should follow suit with the C8 instead of trying to con people into buying last years models under a different name.
Edited by: "MatsyLR" 16th Nov 2018
Britneyfan54 m ago

But no Dolby vision. And Os not as good... Deal breaker? And possible …But no Dolby vision. And Os not as good... Deal breaker? And possible further reduction on the b8 next week? So hard to choose. I'll mainly be playing Xbox one X, with a few movies once in a while.


I can live without DV for the sake of better display performance and build quality. The OS? Once it’s not slow and laggy (looking at you Sony) I don’t see that the issue is and from personal experience Pana’s OS is perfectly fine - I have a DX902
sab5 m ago

Have they stopped doing 5 year warranty?


No it's still quoted as including a 5 year warranty.
Edited by: "streetkid" 16th Nov 2018
Well looks like this is the one to get as the pana is now repriced, clearly a mistake, should have jumped on it.
Britneyfan16/11/2018 08:55

But no Dolby vision. And Os not as good... Deal breaker? And possible …But no Dolby vision. And Os not as good... Deal breaker? And possible further reduction on the b8 next week? So hard to choose. I'll mainly be playing Xbox one X, with a few movies once in a while.


the PANNY rivals the C8 with better OOB picture and good LAG for gaming. i still dont know who these people that use the on board OS on TV's, i have a few smart TVs they all have a separate device for streaming and such, the main Tv has an nvidia sheild and the others have an older nvidia, fire stick or games console. ive been looking for months now and i still dont know everything i need to but if its mainly for gaming with the odd movie, your better off looking at a QLED i believe
antonio36933 m ago

the PANNY rivals the C8 with better OOB picture and good LAG for gaming. i …the PANNY rivals the C8 with better OOB picture and good LAG for gaming. i still dont know who these people that use the on board OS on TV's, i have a few smart TVs they all have a separate device for streaming and such, the main Tv has an nvidia sheild and the others have an older nvidia, fire stick or games console. ive been looking for months now and i still dont know everything i need to but if its mainly for gaming with the odd movie, your better off looking at a QLED i believe


Lg Web OS (latest one that is on 2017 TV's) is quite fast, for BBc Iplayer/Netflix/youtube etc.
Other TV manufactures are VERY SLOW in comparison for the inbuilt app's in terms of smoothness and loading times.
Not everyone wants or needs a separate device.
Edited by: "MatsyLR" 16th Nov 2018
Worth pointing out that John Lewis have agreed to price match the 55 inch C8 to £1500 for me based on one of the links shared earlier (forgotten the retailer).

Although I'm still battling over whether I should get the B8 or C8. Decisions, decisions!
No one else noticed Tv's over £1000 can get £100.00 cashback from TCB?
BillRawles15 h, 56 m ago

Dude, 3D is gone. Leave it be.


Best to get a projector for 3d.
Shoobz15 h, 42 m ago

Ok, so before I start my rant, I just want to make it clear I'm not having …Ok, so before I start my rant, I just want to make it clear I'm not having a go at anyone...People have invested in 3D, it was marketed at us, and some of us really got involved. I personally love the 3D, and have found that a native 3D movie looks spectacular, whereas these ultra HD 4K Blu-ray's, that were mastered in 2k and upscaled have failed to amaze at all, never mind the dull HDR...In the same way that a blu ray player can play DVD discs, I feel that TVs need to include the 3D features we have now spent money on.Yes, I know it's hardware and not software, but it must be cheap as biscuits nowadays.What would someone with a 3D library of movies have to do in the future in order to enjoy his/her collection?I feel it's simply not much of an ask to have the feature catered for, especially as 3D discs are still being produced. Never mind the fact that all Blu-ray players still seem to include 3D playback!Rant over...


I bought a projector for 3d. A decent one can be bought for around £350/499. So much better.
I ended up going with a B8 from Currys - they had the B8 and C8 running alongside each other and there was a slight difference in the brightness between the two - which has been stated by reviews.

I must say, those who are looking to upgrade either from a lower-range LCD or non 4K TV will not be disappointed. My last TV was a Panasonic 50" with 4K and HDR and is not anywhere near the quality of this screen - it is simply astounding. I can confirm it is so good that my constant buyer's remorse at getting something I really didn't particularly need dissipates every time I watch something on this screen.

For the sake of a few hundred extra, I think the B8 was the right choice for me. Had budget not been as big a consideration I may have been swayed by the newer processor - although one review I read described the upgrade as evolutionary rather than revolutionary which made me think less of it. At the end of the day, this telly will easily give me 5 years minimum usage and will do a grand old job in that time.
Done the same myself last nite and bought the B8, not really had a chance to experience the picture fully but on initial connection to my SkyQ 2Tb WOW. Will set up my skyQ sound box today and see if I can calibrate the settings, found a good site for that rtings.com/tv/…ngs
Can someone tell me what is the different between LG OLED55B8, 55B8PLA, 55B8SLC?
Is this good for playing xbox one games on as dont want lag looking for tv OLED 4k
sweetandsour17/11/2018 18:28

Can someone tell me what is the different between LG OLED55B8, 55B8PLA, …Can someone tell me what is the different between LG OLED55B8, 55B8PLA, 55B8SLC?


For precise details you can compare models on the lg.com website.

The SLC is the one with the crescent stand that most places sell, with 20W speakers.

The PLA is a variant which Currys has exclusivity on and which has a lower sloping stand, and it has two additional woofers totalling 40W sound output.
patters10 h, 41 m ago

For precise details you can compare models on the lg.com website.The SLC …For precise details you can compare models on the lg.com website.The SLC is the one with the crescent stand that most places sell, with 20W speakers.The PLA is a variant which Currys has exclusivity on and which has a lower sloping stand, and it has two additional woofers totalling 40W sound output.


Thanks for the answer! It sounds like PLA in Curry's is better TV. I then went on Curry's website and found PLA has shown 5 years guarantee on their website, but SLC has no guarantee shown on Curry's website. When I compare on those two models on Curry's, SLC is shown 1 year guarantee. I must have missed something.

I may just wait for C8 then , when it drops to £1299, I will jump!
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