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LG OLED55C8PLA 55" 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED Smart TV £1199 Sold by Reliant Direct and Fulfilled by Amazon
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LG OLED55C8PLA 55" 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED Smart TV £1199 Sold by Reliant Direct and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Posted 22nd Nov 2019

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Last year's model, but a very good deal and pretty much identical to the C9 if you don't need HDMI 2.1 features.
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Amazing tv, not the cheapest it’s been though, should be looking at £1000 for this for a bargain
Cold from me, it's not really the same as the C9 at all. Processor, HDMI ports and a full years worth of tech/development in regards to the actual panel (as they are not the same).
Paid £1075 in june from RS, cold
Cold. C8 is old tech. No HMDI 2.1 so should be £800 max to get a hot from me.
vig1lante22/11/2019 11:49

Cold from me, it's not really the same as the C9 at all. Processor, HDMI …Cold from me, it's not really the same as the C9 at all. Processor, HDMI ports and a full years worth of tech/development in regards to the actual panel (as they are not the same).


read reviews the screen is pretty much identical (rtings)
vig1lante22/11/2019 11:49

Cold from me, it's not really the same as the C9 at all. Processor, HDMI …Cold from me, it's not really the same as the C9 at all. Processor, HDMI ports and a full years worth of tech/development in regards to the actual panel (as they are not the same).


A full years worth of tech

So basically nothing then
cossy322/11/2019 12:00

A full years worth of tech So basically nothing then


if you think enhancements in manufacturing and quality are not improved between models you're wrong.
Like other people have said this is old tech, and more expensive than the B9 and not much cheaper than the current C9 which is superior in anyway you look at it.
C9 at £1235 from Costco makes this deal a no deal
rakipiotr22/11/2019 12:36

C9 at £1235 from Costco makes this deal a no deal


Agreed. The c9 by comparison is so cheap for what you get over the c8. The c8 55" needs to be sub £900 now.
LoveDealz22/11/2019 11:56

Cold. C8 is old tech. No HMDI 2.1 so should be £800 max to get a hot from …Cold. C8 is old tech. No HMDI 2.1 so should be £800 max to get a hot from me.


What uses HDMI 2.1?
reckoning22/11/2019 13:17

What uses HDMI 2.1?


The b9/c9 and 2019 lg oled models in general
jaju12322/11/2019 13:20

The b9/c9 and 2019 lg oled models in general


Which devices use hdmi 2.1 I mean
Edited by: "reckoning" 22nd Nov 2019
reckoning22/11/2019 13:17

What uses HDMI 2.1?


I think you meant the other side of the connection, right? What will be the benefits?
The main perks are 4k @120hz wide colour gamut(more bandwidth for colour data), and most importantly g-sync support (variable refresh rate tech to help you with games that struggle to keep 60 fps at 4k).
Open to corrections additions from someone more iinlln the know.
Just gotta make sure your gpu can support it.
Nvidia 20 series and up. No support yet amd side afaik. nvidia.com/en-…21/
Edited by: "Mugginz" 22nd Nov 2019
Mugginz22/11/2019 13:25

I think he meant the other side of the connection. What devices use it.The …I think he meant the other side of the connection. What devices use it.The main perks are 4k @120hz wide colour gamut(more bandwidth for colour data), and most importantly g-sync support (variable refresh rate tech to help you with games that struggle to keep 60 fps at 4k).Open to corrections additions from someone more iinlln the know


So currently an absolutely tiny market sector is the answer.
reckoning22/11/2019 13:25

So currently an absolutely tiny market sector is the answer.


Tiny now maybe, but huge impact. G-sync is marvelous tech. Definitely worth it of loooking a buy a future-proof-ish tv. More bandwidth is always good. Also likely means you can run longer cables at lower bandwidth, for those with long runs between source and display.
reckoning22/11/2019 13:25

So currently an absolutely tiny market sector is the answer.


Correct. No AVR has 2.1 yet, but Xbox scarlet and PS5 due in November 2020 will, as they plan to out 8k or 4k120 on the less graphically intense games. With hdmi 2.0 you are capped at 4k60 in 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, but you can do RGB or 4:4:4 with hdmi 2.1 as the bandwidth is 2.5x more.
vig1lante22/11/2019 12:27

if you think enhancements in manufacturing and quality are not improved …if you think enhancements in manufacturing and quality are not improved between models you're wrong.Like other people have said this is old tech, and more expensive than the B9 and not much cheaper than the current C9 which is superior in anyway you look at it.


What use is that if you can’t notice the difference in real life?
Mugginz22/11/2019 13:45

Tiny now maybe, but huge impact. G-sync is marvelous tech. Definitely …Tiny now maybe, but huge impact. G-sync is marvelous tech. Definitely worth it of loooking a buy a future-proof-ish tv. More bandwidth is always good. Also likely means you can run longer cables at lower bandwidth, for those with long runs between source and display.


Yeah but again this is niche, for gamers and PC users, not your 95% TV buyers imo.
Edited by: "reckoning" 22nd Nov 2019
reckoning22/11/2019 14:24

Yeah but again this is niche, for gamers and PC users, not your 95% TV …Yeah but again this is niche, for gamers and PC users, not your 95% TV buyers imo.


Agreed. But I'd say the amount of people looking to push games through through this TV is a lot, next gen consoles will likely take advantage of the extra bandwidth.
Edit:read new comment above and confirmed next gen consoles will use hdmi 2.1

Depends how often folks change their TV I guess. By the amount of value people put on the RS 6 year warranty I'd say a lot of people intend to keep a screen for 3-5 years. With this in mind it's worth some future proofing.

Always the way with tech though. Buy in to the cutting edge now or later, gamble on the impact.
Edited by: "Mugginz" 22nd Nov 2019
Jonwillis22/11/2019 14:00

Correct. No AVR has 2.1 yet, but Xbox scarlet and PS5 due in November 2020 …Correct. No AVR has 2.1 yet, but Xbox scarlet and PS5 due in November 2020 will, as they plan to out 8k or 4k120 on the less graphically intense games. With hdmi 2.0 you are capped at 4k60 in 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, but you can do RGB or 4:4:4 with hdmi 2.1 as the bandwidth is 2.5x more.


Thanks for the details on this.
Mugginz22/11/2019 14:48

Agreed. But I'd say the amount of people looking to push games through …Agreed. But I'd say the amount of people looking to push games through through this TV, next gen consoles will likely take advantage of the extra bandwidth. Depends how often folks change their TV I guess. By the amount of value people put on the RS 6 year warranty I'd say a lot of people intend to keep a screen for 3-5 years. With this in mind it's worth some future proofing.Always the way with tech though. Buy in to the cutting edge now or later, gamble on the impact.


It will I'm sure but you've also go to factor in that only now can a 2080 Ti run some games at 4K 120hz, so in a years time it probably won't be able to as the latest games with require more power to max out at those levels. So we're then waiting for the next generation of gpus...

I just remember buying a 4K TV 3 years ago, and probably playing less than 10 hours of 4K content on it since.
reckoning22/11/2019 14:49

It will I'm sure but you've also go to factor in that only now can a 2080 …It will I'm sure but you've also go to factor in that only now can a 2080 Ti run some games at 4K 120hz, so in a years time it probably won't be able to as the latest games with require more power to max out at those levels. So we're then waiting for the next generation of gpus... I just remember buying a 4K TV 3 years ago, and probably playing less than 10 hours of 4K content on it since.


Agreed limited use at 120hz for now, even with a 2080 ti, some games will struggle to hold a stable 60.
G-sync support is a huge benefit for cards without the horsepower though. 4k with dips in to the 40ish fps becomes very playable and smooth. I certainly saw the benefits of it at 1440p with my old gpu.

As for 4k content. I've got a good bit of use out of it, but depends what you consume, the sources. TV feed or Netflix, pc rips, 4k bluray, etc.
Edited by: "Mugginz" 22nd Nov 2019
reckoning22/11/2019 14:24

Yeah but again this is niche, for gamers and PC users, not your 95% TV …Yeah but again this is niche, for gamers and PC users, not your 95% TV buyers imo.


That is fair enough. But people do not buy and upgrade their tv's every couple of years do they? It is something that will likely come in handy at some point. Why pay £1200 for a C8 and go without it when you can get a B9 for cheaper and have it? Hence cold, freezing cold actually.
Mugginz22/11/2019 14:53

Agreed limited use at 120hz for now, even with a 2080 ti, some games will …Agreed limited use at 120hz for now, even with a 2080 ti, some games will struggle to hold a stable 60.G-sync support is a huge benefit for cards without the horsepower though. 4k with dips in to the 40ish fps becomes very playable and smooth. I certainly saw the benefits of it at 1440p with my old gpu.As for 4k content. I've got a good bit of use out of it, but depends what you consume, the sources. TV feed or Netflix, pc rips, 4k bluray, etc.


Yeah must admit Gsync was a bit of a game changer for me on PC at @1440p, my PC handles most games at those levels, definitely not at 4K though for now. And you're right it's definitely about the content/services..
LoveDealz22/11/2019 14:57

That is fair enough. But people do not buy and upgrade their tv's every …That is fair enough. But people do not buy and upgrade their tv's every couple of years do they? It is something that will likely come in handy at some point. Why pay £1200 for a C8 and go without it when you can get a B9 for cheaper and have it? Hence cold, freezing cold actually.


Yes both sides have equal points, but I'm still saying for NICHE market, which is what 5-10% max, 4K and 120HZ will never get used.

I wonder how many people actually use 4K services even now.
Edited by: "reckoning" 22nd Nov 2019
reckoning22/11/2019 14:58

Yes both sides have equal points, but I'm still saying for NICHE market, …Yes both sides have equal points, but I'm still saying for NICHE market, which is what 5-10% max, 4K and 120HZ will never get used.I wonder how many people actually use 4K services even now.


You maybe right and if this was £800 or less I would vote hot. But at this price it is a bad deal when a B9 recently was going for just over 1K.

Even at £900 this would be decent. But £1200 is way too much.
Edited by: "LoveDealz" 22nd Nov 2019
LoveDealz22/11/2019 15:01

You maybe right and if this was £800 or less I would vote hot. But at this …You maybe right and if this was £800 or less I would vote hot. But at this price it is a bad deal when a B9 recently was going for just over 1K.Even at £900 this would be decent. But £1200 is way too much.


Isn't this the same specs as the B9? How would it be £800 if that isn't? Other than these OLEDs, QLEDs are similar in price and popularity. I'm not arguing, just trying to understand myself.

lg.com/uk/…tvs
Edited by: "reckoning" 22nd Nov 2019
reckoning22/11/2019 15:13

Isn't this the same specs as the B9? How would it be £800 if that isn't? …Isn't this the same specs as the B9? How would it be £800 if that isn't? Other than these OLEDs, QLEDs are similar in price and popularity. I'm not arguing, just trying to understand myself.https://www.lg.com/uk/lgcompf4/compare/compare.lg?category=/uk/tvs


This has better specs than the B9, actually is better at near-black gradation for example (more details in darker areas) so might have better picture quality for movies etc. Lacks HDMI 2.1 features compared to the B9 though.
reckoning22/11/2019 15:13

Isn't this the same specs as the B9? How would it be £800 if that isn't? …Isn't this the same specs as the B9? How would it be £800 if that isn't? Other than these OLEDs, QLEDs are similar in price and popularity. I'm not arguing, just trying to understand myself.https://www.lg.com/uk/lgcompf4/compare/compare.lg?category=/uk/tvs


It all depends on how much you value HDMI 2.1 and Gsync. To me I would much rather pay 1K for the B9 which offers these than even pay £800 for an 2018 model C8.

It is my opinion that even if people do not see the value in it now, HDMI 2.1 will come in handy at some point during the period of time one has the TV, which typically will be at least 6 years I would imagine?

Each to their own though. End of the day I just don't see the point of paying £1200 for this TV when a B9 can be had for much cheaper making this deal cold.
LoveDealz22/11/2019 16:10

It all depends on how much you value HDMI 2.1 and Gsync. To me I would …It all depends on how much you value HDMI 2.1 and Gsync. To me I would much rather pay 1K for the B9 which offers these than even pay £800 for an 2018 model C8.It is my opinion that even if people do not see the value in it now, HDMI 2.1 will come in handy at some point during the period of time one has the TV, which typically will be at least 6 years I would imagine? Each to their own though. End of the day I just don't see the point of paying £1200 for this TV when a B9 can be had for much cheaper making this deal cold.


Ahh I didn't know B9 had hdmi 2.1
LoveDealz22/11/2019 16:10

It all depends on how much you value HDMI 2.1 and Gsync. To me I would …It all depends on how much you value HDMI 2.1 and Gsync. To me I would much rather pay 1K for the B9 which offers these than even pay £800 for an 2018 model C8.It is my opinion that even if people do not see the value in it now, HDMI 2.1 will come in handy at some point during the period of time one has the TV, which typically will be at least 6 years I would imagine? Each to their own though. End of the day I just don't see the point of paying £1200 for this TV when a B9 can be had for much cheaper making this deal cold.


Depends if you prioritise picture quality or HDMI 2.1 features as I mentioned in the above comment.
If you prioritise picture quality so much as to pay 20% extra for this over a B9 then you might as well stretch another £100 and get a C9 no?

Besides I do not think there is much if any difference between the B9 and C8.

I need to look more into it but I thought B9 and C9 improved on certain things over C8 anyways.
Edited by: "LoveDealz" 22nd Nov 2019
LoveDealz22/11/2019 16:19

If you prioritise picture quality so much as to pay 20% extra for this …If you prioritise picture quality so much as to pay 20% extra for this over a B9 then you might as well stretch another £100 and get a C9 no?Besides I do not think there is much if any difference between the B9 and C8.I need to look more into it but I thought B9 and C9 improved on certain things over C8 anyways.


The more powerful processor in the C8 and C9 as compared to the B9 (which uses a comparable processor to the B7) allows for significant differences in picture quality and HDR processing over the B9. The C8 is also still getting firmware updates to improve picture quality to make it comparable to the C9.
jaju12322/11/2019 16:28

The more powerful processor in the C8 and C9 as compared to the B9 (which …The more powerful processor in the C8 and C9 as compared to the B9 (which uses a comparable processor to the B7) allows for significant differences in picture quality and HDR processing over the B9. The C8 is also still getting firmware updates to improve picture quality to make it comparable to the C9.


Not sure significant is the correct word. But even so, then if picture quality is a big deal why would one get a C8 and not a C9 when the C8 is £1200 and C9 can be had for as little as £100 more?

On a seperate note, can you or someone else please explain what makes the difference between a C8/C9 and B9 significant? Because everything I have read says there is a difference but a small one.
LoveDealz22/11/2019 16:35

Not sure significant is the correct word. But even so, then if picture …Not sure significant is the correct word. But even so, then if picture quality is a big deal why would one get a C8 and not a C9 when the C8 is £1200 and C9 can be had for as little as £100 more?On a seperate note, can you or someone else please explain what makes the difference between a C8/C9 and B9 significant? Because everything I have read says there is a difference but a small one.


The C9 also gets new features sooner and feels faster in operation cos of the processor. The C9 has Gsync already with the B9 only "coming soon" at some unknown date. The C9 has superior colour calibration as well, being more accurate to real life out of the box. The processor in the C9 also supports 4k 120fps HDR video playback and HDMI 2.1 signal whereas the B9 only supports 4k 60fps in HDR which may limit future console support. With respect to video quality, it manages better control of HDR pictures, generally slighly higher peak brightness, better colour gradation to avoid banding and better motion handling. There's also more detail in shadows and colours closer to black in general. Overall I'd say the differences are worth the price increase.
jaju12322/11/2019 16:46

The C9 also gets new features sooner and feels faster in operation cos of … The C9 also gets new features sooner and feels faster in operation cos of the processor. The C9 has Gsync already with the B9 only "coming soon" at some unknown date. The C9 has superior colour calibration as well, being more accurate to real life out of the box. The processor in the C9 also supports 4k 120fps HDR video playback and HDMI 2.1 signal whereas the B9 only supports 4k 60fps in HDR which may limit future console support. With respect to video quality, it manages better control of HDR pictures, generally slighly higher peak brightness, better colour gradation to avoid banding and better motion handling. There's also more detail in shadows and colours closer to black in general. Overall I'd say the differences are worth the price increase.

Are you sure about the HDMI 2.1 on B9 only supporting 4K 60fps in HDR? Link?
LoveDealz22/11/2019 16:49

Are you sure about the HDMI 2.1 on B9 only supporting 4K 60fps in HDR? …Are you sure about the HDMI 2.1 on B9 only supporting 4K 60fps in HDR? Link?



lgcommunity.us.com/dis…w=1

Not well advertised but is apparently a limitation of the a7 processor!
jaju12322/11/2019 16:51

https://lgcommunity.us.com/discussion/7715/does-the-b9-support-hdmi-2-1-4k-120hz-hdr-sources/p1?new=1Not well advertised but is apparently a limitation of the a7 processor!


Thanks man. Will check it out.
jaju12322/11/2019 16:46

The C9 also gets new features sooner and feels faster in operation cos of … The C9 also gets new features sooner and feels faster in operation cos of the processor. The C9 has Gsync already with the B9 only "coming soon" at some unknown date. The C9 has superior colour calibration as well, being more accurate to real life out of the box. The processor in the C9 also supports 4k 120fps HDR video playback and HDMI 2.1 signal whereas the B9 only supports 4k 60fps in HDR which may limit future console support. With respect to video quality, it manages better control of HDR pictures, generally slighly higher peak brightness, better colour gradation to avoid banding and better motion handling. There's also more detail in shadows and colours closer to black in general. Overall I'd say the differences are worth the price increase.


Thanks for the details.
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