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LG OLED55B8PLA 55” Ultra HD 4K HDR Smart OLED AI TV with WebOS Freeview/ Freesat Refurbished £849 @ yellowelectronics Ebay
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LG OLED55B8PLA 55” Ultra HD 4K HDR Smart OLED AI TV with WebOS Freeview/ Freesat Refurbished £849 @ yellowelectronics Ebay

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Posted 18th Aug

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This is the best TV I've ever owned and it cost me about £1400 approximately 6 months ago so this seems like an absolute bargain. It says refurbished but doesn't that just mean customer return so likely used for less than a week?

Just confirming this is a 55 Inch 120Hz 4K HDR screen with a 1ms response time so it is GREAT for gaming !!!

I've only been able to get 120Hz to work with 1080p HD HDR settings though so am not sure why the 120Hz isn't at 4K settings. Maybe I'm doing something wrong in setup?


Product Key Features
  • Refresh Rate 60 Hz
  • Smart TV Features Downloadable Apps, Internet Browsing
  • Display Technology OLED

Additional Product Features
  • Display Resolution 3840x2160 Pixels
  • 3d Technology 3d Not Supported
  • Screen Size 55"
  • Type Flat-Panel
  • Wi-Fi Connection Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Audio Type Surround
  • Max. Resolution 2160p
  • Definition Uhdtv
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treb18/08/2019 11:50

Avoid if you do not want screen burn, my OLED LG is awful now thx to that.


Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.

rtings.com/tv/…est
Avoid if you do not want screen burn, my OLED LG is awful now thx to that.
But I have heard gaming on an oled is almost a spiritual experience.
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


The problem with the OLED panel is not so much a burn effect but the bleaching of pixels. Pixels that display certain colours less viviidly than others, contributing to a burn-like effect.

Both myself and my friend bought new OLED55C7V TVs a little under two years ago from Currys when they went on sale. I'm not sure if anyone remembers, but at the time they were offering a free 6 months Neflix subscription thrown in too.

Around 13 months after we bought our sets it had become apparent on both that certain images had left this burn/bleach effect. In particular, red backgrounds would show up these regions very prominently and it severely impacted the viewing experience.

I could even clearly make out the bleached text "press square to change hero" on the TV on a red background, which is a banner that appears at the bottom centre of the screen in the game Overwatch. This was particularly unusual since when you play this game the banner only pops up briefly and occasionally while you are in the spawn room. This is not some static logo like on a sports channel that you could, perhaps, be blamed for leaving on. There were also bleached regions that could not be attributed to any cause.

Long story short, I arranged with Currys to replace my OLED panel which they did, no quibbles (and for my friend too). Fortunately I had got it with a 5 year warranty. When the guy dropped my TV back at my house I asked him whether he had replaced any other OLED panels, and he said that this was a common problem that they were frequently fixing. I have no reason to believe that he was lying.

I feel the need to set this record straight as you commonly see people claiming that burn is either not an issue, or only an issue due to (easily avoidable) user error. That is simply untrue, and while I think OLED technology produces a great picture I would definitely advise people to buy from a good seller with a long warranty. And I certainly wouldn't buy refurbished, as I'd be of the belief they burn in would just happen sooner and the warranty would not be as good.
Edited by: "Meltigemini" 18th Aug
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Avoid if you do not want screen burn, my OLED LG is awful now thx to that.
treb18/08/2019 11:50

Avoid if you do not want screen burn, my OLED LG is awful now thx to that.


Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.

rtings.com/tv/…est
120hz@4k will only work through hdmi 2.1 or display port 1.4.
No TVs have display port sadly.
This TV had hdmi 2.
Even if a TV has hdmi 2.1 no graphics card currently has hdmi 2.1 hence why you can't achieve it.
The xbox1x supports hdmi 2.1 but as far as I can tell it doesn't have enough gpu power to get 4k@120hz barely manages 4k@30hz according to honest reviews
Edited by: "Shinobei" 18th Aug
But I have heard gaming on an oled is almost a spiritual experience.
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


I agree
Shinobei18/08/2019 11:55

But I have heard gaming on an oled is almost a spiritual experience.


Can confirm
treb18/08/2019 11:50

Avoid if you do not want screen burn, my OLED LG is awful now thx to that.


I have a B7 & B8,
not an issue with screen burn.
Shinobei18/08/2019 11:54

120hz@4k will only work through hdmi 2.1 or display port 1.4.No TVs have …120hz@4k will only work through hdmi 2.1 or display port 1.4.No TVs have display port sadly.This TV might have hdmi 2.1 but no graphics card currently has hdmi 2.1 hence why you can't achieve it.The xbox1x does have hdmi 2.1 but as far as I can tell it doesn't have enough gpu power to get 4k@120hz barely manages 4k@30hz according to honest reviews


HDMI 2.0
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


Wholeheartedy agree. Had E7 for nearly 2 years, no issues with screen burn. However, this is a refurb set with just 1 year warranty so I would probably spend a couple hundred more for a new B8.
Edited by: "roshambo" 18th Aug
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test



Gonna be hard for any Gears of War fans to avoid that.
Just checked the site for a definition of refurbished

"WHAT IS A REFURBISHED PRODUCT?

Refurbished products are goods that High Street retailers can’t sell on for various reasons. They may be surplus stock, end of line or discontinued models, 30 day customer returns, unwanted gifts, or items with damaged packaging.

When products arrive to our refurbishing facility, they are technically tested, processed, repackaged and offered for sale. Before sale, all products undergo a comprehensive quality control process by our team of technicians. Usually, the item will be supplied with its original packaging and will be in excellent condition. If the original packaging is not supplied we will supply other secure packaging to keep the item well protected in transit.

We include a 12 month warranty provided by us, Yellow Electronics (unless otherwise stated above). Our warranty is for your peace of mind and demonstrates our confidence in each and every product we sell. Refurbished products are an amazing way to save hundreds off “Brand New” prices without sacrificing any of the quality or performance"
Worth a shot I think if you can get an extended warranty
Refurbished with only 12 moth seller's warianty = no deal
roshambo18/08/2019 12:05

Wholeheartedy agree. Had E7 for nearly 2 years, no issues with screen …Wholeheartedy agree. Had E7 for nearly 2 years, no issues with screen burn. However, this is a refurb set with just 1 year warranty so I would probably spend a couple hundred more for a new B8.


Some how my E7 got screenburn after an update so decided to sell it.
A great price, but the one year warranty is a concern to me!
Google it, it’s not my imagination. There’s a feature on the set to clean the picture but that doesn’t work either.
Shinobei18/08/2019 12:08

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You were right originally, it's HDMI 2.1 that's required.
Shinobei18/08/2019 11:55

But I have heard gaming on an oled is almost a spiritual experience.


Yup silky smooth
Agree with others best to buy new with 6 year gtee for a few extra ££
EndlessWaves18/08/2019 13:01

You were right originally, it's HDMI 2.1 that's required.


Thanks. Let me change my comment again.
I think the guy was saying this TV had hdmi 2.
Can you get an extended warranty with it if you pay extra?
Shinobei18/08/2019 11:54

120hz@4k will only work through hdmi 2.1 or display port 1.4.No TVs have …120hz@4k will only work through hdmi 2.1 or display port 1.4.No TVs have display port sadly.This TV had hdmi 2.Even if a TV has hdmi 2.1 no graphics card currently has hdmi 2.1 hence why you can't achieve it.The xbox1x supports hdmi 2.1 but as far as I can tell it doesn't have enough gpu power to get 4k@120hz barely manages 4k@30hz according to honest reviews


Xbox one X doesn't have hdmi 2.1
Horrorwood18/08/2019 13:25

Xbox one X doesn't have hdmi 2.1



It supports hdmi 2.1:

At Computex 2018, HDMI showed off some new features of the HDMI 2.1 specification on the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X will be the first device to support HDMI 2.1 features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). These features will be coming in an upcoming firmware update to the console and will require compatible TVs for the same.
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


Are you a gamer?
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


Here we go again. I watched very little with static images and never for hours on end and regularly ran the pixel refresher on my C7.

After 11 months LG replaced the panel and the job sheet said "screen burn/image retention"

Still worth it for the quality. I would avoid refurbs as the repair guy said they use panels from jobs like mine.
Shinobei18/08/2019 13:35

It supports hdmi 2.1:At Computex 2018, HDMI showed off some new features …It supports hdmi 2.1:At Computex 2018, HDMI showed off some new features of the HDMI 2.1 specification on the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X will be the first device to support HDMI 2.1 features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). These features will be coming in an upcoming firmware update to the console and will require compatible TVs for the same.


Those two features are a small part of HDMI 2.1, it supports them but it is still HDMI 2.0. Hence it does not do 4k 120hz or 8k 60hz.
snatch_master18/08/2019 15:17

Here we go again. I watched very little with static images and never for …Here we go again. I watched very little with static images and never for hours on end and regularly ran the pixel refresher on my C7.After 11 months LG replaced the panel and the job sheet said "screen burn/image retention"Still worth it for the quality. I would avoid refurbs as the repair guy said they use panels from jobs like mine.


It's advised to not manually run the pixel refresher. It can do more harm than good if your running it all the time.
lidds18/08/2019 16:26

It's advised to not manually run the pixel refresher. It can do more harm …It's advised to not manually run the pixel refresher. It can do more harm than good if your running it all the time.


I dont think once a month is too much
snatch_master18/08/2019 16:48

I dont think once a month is too much


From what I have read that's too often, I may have just seen the same info as lidds which could be wrong but the advice I saw was to only use it manually if there is a problem. It's quite a harsh treatment.
snatch_master18/08/2019 15:17

Here we go again. I watched very little with static images and never for …Here we go again. I watched very little with static images and never for hours on end and regularly ran the pixel refresher on my C7.After 11 months LG replaced the panel and the job sheet said "screen burn/image retention"Still worth it for the quality. I would avoid refurbs as the repair guy said they use panels from jobs like mine.



the refurb description above doesnt mention rebuilt with reconditioned oled panel as an option

imo though the refurbished description shops state is a best case scenario and as has been said i personally wouldnt touch them for what is a very limited saving, if they were so confident of the condition and reliability of refurbished then why no option of big warranty why limited to a 12month shop warranty, could it be because insurance companies wont insure them ? not just this company btw
Amazing deal. Hot, hot, hot
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


The problem with the OLED panel is not so much a burn effect but the bleaching of pixels. Pixels that display certain colours less viviidly than others, contributing to a burn-like effect.

Both myself and my friend bought new OLED55C7V TVs a little under two years ago from Currys when they went on sale. I'm not sure if anyone remembers, but at the time they were offering a free 6 months Neflix subscription thrown in too.

Around 13 months after we bought our sets it had become apparent on both that certain images had left this burn/bleach effect. In particular, red backgrounds would show up these regions very prominently and it severely impacted the viewing experience.

I could even clearly make out the bleached text "press square to change hero" on the TV on a red background, which is a banner that appears at the bottom centre of the screen in the game Overwatch. This was particularly unusual since when you play this game the banner only pops up briefly and occasionally while you are in the spawn room. This is not some static logo like on a sports channel that you could, perhaps, be blamed for leaving on. There were also bleached regions that could not be attributed to any cause.

Long story short, I arranged with Currys to replace my OLED panel which they did, no quibbles (and for my friend too). Fortunately I had got it with a 5 year warranty. When the guy dropped my TV back at my house I asked him whether he had replaced any other OLED panels, and he said that this was a common problem that they were frequently fixing. I have no reason to believe that he was lying.

I feel the need to set this record straight as you commonly see people claiming that burn is either not an issue, or only an issue due to (easily avoidable) user error. That is simply untrue, and while I think OLED technology produces a great picture I would definitely advise people to buy from a good seller with a long warranty. And I certainly wouldn't buy refurbished, as I'd be of the belief they burn in would just happen sooner and the warranty would not be as good.
Edited by: "Meltigemini" 18th Aug
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test



"For example, someone who plays call of duty or another video game without bright static areas for 2 hours per day may expect similar results after about 2500 days of usage. This corresponds to about 7 years."

From the same link you provided.
So it doesn't take dedicated effort even watching or playing 2 hours of static TV gives a TV life of 7 years. The average house would be double 2 hours of static TV, with static TV alone or combination of both so 7 years is halved.
Edited by: "MR1123" 18th Aug
I Wouldn't touch a OLED tv without an extended warranty. My 55e7n is 18 months old & developed an issue with skin tones & the colour yellow in the centre of the screen.

LG don't want to know but luckily my unit came with a 5yr warranty via Pete Tyson. If it didn't then I would of been stuffed.

It's a great TV but kind of lost my love for it, as my faithful Samsung LED is still going strong and that's over 10yrs old. If I had another choice, I would not buy a OLED tv again as I don't believe they are reliable enough yet.

A yellow test screen really shows the issue... Which apparently is not unheard of

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Edited by: "ShaneDarch" 18th Aug
i have one of these tvs and its the best thing i have ever bought. it is simply stunning.
Meltigemini18/08/2019 19:09

The problem with the OLED panel is not so much a burn effect but the …The problem with the OLED panel is not so much a burn effect but the bleaching of pixels. Pixels that display certain colours less viviidly than others, contributing to a burn-like effect.Both myself and my friend bought new OLED55C7V TVs a little under two years ago from Currys when they went on sale. I'm not sure if anyone remembers, but at the time they were offering a free 6 months Neflix subscription thrown in too.Around 13 months after we bought our sets it had become apparent on both that certain images had left this burn/bleach effect. In particular, red backgrounds would show up these regions very prominently and it severely impacted the viewing experience.I could even clearly make out the bleached text "press square to change hero" on the TV on a red background, which is a banner that appears at the bottom centre of the screen in the game Overwatch. This was particularly unusual since when you play this game the banner only pops up briefly and occasionally while you are in the spawn room. This is not some static logo like on a sports channel that you could, perhaps, be blamed for leaving on. There were also bleached regions that could not be attributed to any cause.Long story short, I arranged with Currys to replace my OLED panel which they did, no quibbles (and for my friend too). Fortunately I had got it with a 5 year warranty. When the guy dropped my TV back at my house I asked him whether he had replaced any other OLED panels, and he said that this was a common problem that they were frequently fixing. I have no reason to believe that he was lying.I feel the need to set this record straight as you commonly see people claiming that burn is either not an issue, or only an issue due to (easily avoidable) user error. That is simply untrue, and while I think OLED technology produces a great picture I would definitely advise people to buy from a good seller with a long warranty. And I certainly wouldn't buy refurbished, as I'd be of the belief they burn in would just happen sooner and the warranty would not be as good.


Wow .1st time I have heard the words Currys and good seller in same sentence.!
12 months warranty? Sod that. You want 5 years minimum on a TV costing almost a grand regardless of the saving on new price.
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh.


Because everyone obviously has identical panels.

Only an idiot with an IQ below room temperature would think so.
Refurbished oled, terribly short life span
Aretak18/08/2019 11:53

Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen …Anybody with an IQ above room temperature should be able to avoid screen burn tbh. It takes pretty much a dedicated effort to cause it, requiring displaying the same static content for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test


Very wrong LG TVs are awful for screen burn I work in the tech industry and even a couple hours a day of watching BBC news can eventually cause screen burn this is a great TV if youre a movie watcher or like to watch TV series but if you play games like fps with the hud at the bottom often or spend a lot of time watching the news avoid. Ive seen lots of instances of screen burn (which most warrantys don't cover) in these tvs
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