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LG OLED55C8PLA 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV @ Curry's with 5 year warranty for £1699
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LG OLED55C8PLA 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV @ Curry's with 5 year warranty for £1699

£1,699£1,99915%Currys PC World Deals
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Posted 31st Oct 2018
One of the best Oled TVs of 2018, just been further reduced by curry's with 5 year warranty, plus you can spread the cost with interest free financing.

Been looking at these for a while and this is the best price I have seen it.

I'm soo tempted, by either this or the Samsung q9f, mainly because I game competitively and love the brightness of the Samsung with certain games.

Hmmm decision decisions!!
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kieferrocks31/10/2018 10:00

The only difference between the B7 and the C7 was cosmetic, the bezel and …The only difference between the B7 and the C7 was cosmetic, the bezel and frame. The B8 and C8 this year have different chips making the C8 vastly better. Heat from me!!



garryallen31/10/2018 11:04

I'd advise paying the extra for this C8. The C8 firmware issue will be …I'd advise paying the extra for this C8. The C8 firmware issue will be fixed.



MatsyLR31/10/2018 11:18

Be aware the B8 is inferior in every way to the C8.The B8 is just a B7 …Be aware the B8 is inferior in every way to the C8.The B8 is just a B7 really.



Taken from one of the most respected TV review sites (RTINGS) when reviewing the B8 and comparing to the C8:

"The LG C8 is very similar to the LG B8 for mixed usage. The C8 offers performance in the same ballpark and the small differences between the two TVs could be due to panel variance. The C8 has the newer Alpha 9 processor whereas the B8 still carries the Alpha 7 processor but we did not see a significant difference in performance."

I'm always surprised to see how many people on this site are praising the performance of the C8 compared to the B8 when every professional review that I've seen suggests that we're dealing with differences you might only notice if they were running side by side. Curry's in Milton Keynes has both sets running side by side with the same demo material and I couldn't perceive much between them.

Don't get me wrong, if you want the best and money is no object then grab the C8, but the B8 represents the better value for money option without doubt.

I recently went from a 51" Samsung Plasma to a 65" B8 (£2000 from Crampton and Moore) and honestly it's stunning. The C8 would have been an additional 25% more for something that I'm not convinced I would have particularly noticed. On a site all about hot deals, don't write off the better value option...


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JobinCMathew31/10/2018 09:52

Sony AF8 OLED is much better than this one and price is only £300 …Sony AF8 OLED is much better than this one and price is only £300 different between them


That's a very subjective statement. Both have their own strengths. The auto-dimming issue still present in Sony OLEDs means I would never touch them and their over aggressive ABL means that the LG will always be brighter especially in HDR.
Decent price, but buying from Curry's would be a massive no for me as there service and policy's are just rubbish.
Try to get John Lewis or Richer Sounds to price match as there service is far superior.

As a plasma user OLED would be the next move but I'm more persuaded to grab the Samsung Q9FN over an OLED as the Sammy is a fantastic set and beats the OLED's from what reviews I've read as it's best of both worlds.

Still on fence at min though

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Edited by: "madmurd" 31st Oct 2018
You guys have no idea, forget your oled, led, lcd nonsense, the best TV out of them all is this bad boy!!

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Nice! Heat!
I'm tempted to walk down there and buy it now, but if it's this good 3 weeks before black friday, is it worth waiting... Decisions decisions...

Has to be OLED over QLED, colour accuracy and true blacks are way more important than bright and oversaturated colours.
human_31/10/2018 09:39

I'm tempted to walk down there and buy it now, but if it's this good 3 …I'm tempted to walk down there and buy it now, but if it's this good 3 weeks before black friday, is it worth waiting... Decisions decisions... Has to be OLED over QLED, colour accuracy and true blacks are way more important than bright and oversaturated colours.


If it helps, I picked up a C7 a week before black Friday for £1479. If the trend continues this year, you should wait or you'll kick yourself.

It's worth the wait, honestly.
Exact model I'm looking for but I think I will see what black Friday brings us.
Great deal, heat added. Wonder if this will prompt a price drop on the Panasonic FZ952 or the Sony AF8??? Hope so...
Rob_130431/10/2018 09:42

If it helps, I picked up a C7 a week before black Friday for £1479. If the …If it helps, I picked up a C7 a week before black Friday for £1479. If the trend continues this year, you should wait or you'll kick yourself.It's worth the wait, honestly.


While it might go lower, they already have a model below the C8 in the B8 so maybe not that much lower than this.
garryallen31/10/2018 09:47

While it might go lower, they already have a model below the C8 in the B8 …While it might go lower, they already have a model below the C8 in the B8 so maybe not that much lower than this.


Sorry i was mistaken. I have a B7.

From what I understand though, the C7 is technically identical, but is a Currys exclusive.
Rob_130431/10/2018 09:50

Sorry i was mistaken. I have a B7.From what I understand though, the C7 is …Sorry i was mistaken. I have a B7.From what I understand though, the C7 is technically identical, but is a Currys exclusive.


No mate the C8 has the new A1 processor, the b8 doesn't.
Sony AF8 OLED is much better than this one and price is only £300 different between them
Tejib31/10/2018 09:51

No mate the C8 has the new A1 processor, the b8 doesn't.


I was on about the 7 series. If the 8s are technically different, that's news to me. I haven't been keeping up though, for obvious reasons
Rob_130431/10/2018 09:52

I was on about the 7 series. If the 8s are technically different, that's …I was on about the 7 series. If the 8s are technically different, that's news to me. I haven't been keeping up though, for obvious reasons


Sorry my bad, yes the B7 and C7 were the same, the only difference was that the C7 was a Currys exclusive and the bezel was a different colour around the screen.

But as explained this year the B8 and C8 are different as the C8 has the new processor.
Rob_130431/10/2018 09:52

I was on about the 7 series. If the 8s are technically different, that's …I was on about the 7 series. If the 8s are technically different, that's news to me. I haven't been keeping up though, for obvious reasons



The only difference between the B7 and the C7 was cosmetic, the bezel and frame. The B8 and C8 this year have different chips making the C8 vastly better. Heat from me!!
Tejib2 m ago

Sorry my bad, yes the B7 and C7 were the same, the only difference was …Sorry my bad, yes the B7 and C7 were the same, the only difference was that the C7 was a Currys exclusive and the bezel was a different colour around the screen.But as explained this year the B8 and C8 are different as the C8 has the new processor.


Cheers I had no idea about the 8s. That could well stop the c8 going below 1500 then
Looking to pick up either the B8 or the C8 but there seems to be a auto dimming problem with the C8 with the latest firmware. This doesnt effect the B8 anyone come across this?
Edited by: "garybb" 31st Oct 2018
JobinCMathew31/10/2018 09:52

Sony AF8 OLED is much better than this one and price is only £300 …Sony AF8 OLED is much better than this one and price is only £300 different between them


That's a very subjective statement. Both have their own strengths. The auto-dimming issue still present in Sony OLEDs means I would never touch them and their over aggressive ABL means that the LG will always be brighter especially in HDR.
Decent price, but buying from Curry's would be a massive no for me as there service and policy's are just rubbish.
Try to get John Lewis or Richer Sounds to price match as there service is far superior.

As a plasma user OLED would be the next move but I'm more persuaded to grab the Samsung Q9FN over an OLED as the Sammy is a fantastic set and beats the OLED's from what reviews I've read as it's best of both worlds.

Still on fence at min though

Heat added
Edited by: "madmurd" 31st Oct 2018
garybb31/10/2018 10:02

Looking to pick up either the B8 or the C8 but there seems to be a dimming …Looking to pick up either the B8 or the C8 but there seems to be a dimming problem with the C8 with the latest firmware. This doesnt effect the B8 anyone come across this?



Have seen and heard this. It seems to be an issue with the latest firmware, so no doubt it will be fixed soon. It prob doesnt affect the B8 processor so much. I have read it seems to be afffecting all the C8 and higher LG's
kieferrocks31/10/2018 10:13

Have seen and heard this. It seems to be an issue with the latest …Have seen and heard this. It seems to be an issue with the latest firmware, so no doubt it will be fixed soon. It prob doesnt affect the B8 processor so much. I have read it seems to be afffecting all the C8 and higher LG's


I might just go with the B8 instead.
madmurd31/10/2018 10:10

Decent price, but buying from Curry's would be a massive no for me as …Decent price, but buying from Curry's would be a massive no for me as there service and policy's are just rubbish.Try to get John Lewis or Richer Sounds to price match as there service is far superior.As a plasma user OLED would be the next move but I'm more persuaded to grab the Samsung Q9FN over an OLED as the Sammy is a fantastic set and beats the OLED's from what reviews I've read as it's best of both worlds.Still on fence at min though Heat added



I have been having the same debate in my head for some time. I have a Samsung plasma and the blacks are so good, still! Can't decide between OLED here, or the Q9FN!!
C8 65 inch @ 2k on Black Friday!? Yes? No? probably no
MatsyLR1 m ago

C8 65 inch @ 2k on Black Friday!? Yes? No? probably no


I reckon it won't be far of that price, iv seen the 65" for £2,500 before, judging by the reduction in this price of the C8 prior to black Friday, the 65 inch could well be at that price.
madmurd30 m ago

Sammy is a fantastic set and beats the OLED's from what reviews I've read …Sammy is a fantastic set and beats the OLED's from what reviews I've read as it's best of both worlds.Still on fence at min though Heat added


For what people buy OLED for (contrast) the QLED's even the top Samsung one comes no where close.
With the new dimming function it gets close, but you loose allot of the detail in scenes and things are cut out to get the blacks down as much as possible (stars disappear etc). Check out HDTV's (Vincent) video on it.
In terms of brightness (specially for HDR) and motion processing, yeah sure, the top QLED wins.

QLED and OLED are getting closer. All Samsung need to do is figure out how to not make detail disappear when using dimming and I think it would be the clear winner (not taking price into account lol)
Edited by: "MatsyLR" 31st Oct 2018
kieferrocks22 m ago

I have been having the same debate in my head for some time. I have a …I have been having the same debate in my head for some time. I have a Samsung plasma and the blacks are so good, still! Can't decide between OLED here, or the Q9FN!!


Agree the natural step from what I've read from plasma is to OLED, but Q9FN from what I've read is a outstanding set with good blacks etc. The Q9FN would be the only QLED i would be interested in over a OLED though
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human_1 h, 2 m ago

I'm tempted to walk down there and buy it now, but if it's this good 3 …I'm tempted to walk down there and buy it now, but if it's this good 3 weeks before black friday, is it worth waiting... Decisions decisions... Has to be OLED over QLED, colour accuracy and true blacks are way more important than bright and oversaturated colours.


Get John Lewis to price match them. Then when it's cheaper black Friday put a claim in with John Lewis
There is huge issue to dimming delay on LG OLED at minute but apparently they are on with a fix.
Good deal but for this level of telly I wish the other manufacturers would make something like Samsung’s OneConnect. I’ve got my eyes on the Q7 and hoping for a Black Friday reduction. Currently got 8 or 9 cables running through the wall, the OneConnect seems a cracking way to simplify all that
Edited by: "Bossworld" 31st Oct 2018
At what point do you buy because the price will always go down every month until it's gone
That's a lot of money for a television
ashmac4 m ago

At what point do you buy because the price will always go down every month …At what point do you buy because the price will always go down every month until it's gone

With Black Friday around the corner, wait
Dantooine31/10/2018 10:52

That's a lot of money for a television

You pay the big bucks for the best picture quality (QLED and OLED) over standard TV's.
Also premiums for the top brands.

Depends if you care enough though.
Edited by: "MatsyLR" 31st Oct 2018
garybb31/10/2018 10:14

I might just go with the B8 instead.


I'd advise paying the extra for this C8. The C8 firmware issue will be fixed.
Edited by: "garryallen" 31st Oct 2018
MatsyLR36 m ago

C8 65 inch @ 2k on Black Friday!? Yes? No? probably no


One can only dream ( ) .
I'm hoping it goes below 2½k, I've already got the money burning a hole in my pocket and black Friday can't come soon enough.
Edited by: "Franko64" 31st Oct 2018
Going by last years BF, then there could also be a chance that the E8 will dip below £1499.
kieferrocks55 m ago

I have been having the same debate in my head for some time. I have a …I have been having the same debate in my head for some time. I have a Samsung plasma and the blacks are so good, still! Can't decide between OLED here, or the Q9FN!!


Same here. Still undecided.
garryallen31/10/2018 11:04

I'd advise paying the extra for this C8. The C8 firmware issue will be …I'd advise paying the extra for this C8. The C8 firmware issue will be fixed.


Yeah not sure if i want to take the risk. Will be my first oled think the B8 is a good starting point.
Shenton91 h, 31 m ago

Exact model I'm looking for but I think I will see what black Friday …Exact model I'm looking for but I think I will see what black Friday brings us.



I'm the same... was looking at the C8 but want to see what Black Friday (and maybe Boxing Day) brings us.
garybb31/10/2018 11:15

Yeah not sure if i want to take the risk. Will be my first oled think the …Yeah not sure if i want to take the risk. Will be my first oled think the B8 is a good starting point.

Be aware the B8 is inferior in every way to the C8.
The B8 is just a B7 really.
MatsyLR6 m ago

Be aware the B8 is inferior in every way to the C8.The B8 is just a B7 …Be aware the B8 is inferior in every way to the C8.The B8 is just a B7 really.


Yeah been reading up a bit your right not much difference over the B7. As i ain't getting any younger i really don't think i would notice the difference between the B8-C8, eyes aren't what they use to be but cheers for the feedback.
MatsyLR57 m ago

C8 65 inch @ 2k on Black Friday!? Yes? No? probably no


it is 2k in EU , 2 years warranty only
55 c8 costs 1200£
Edited by: "Quklux" 31st Oct 2018
garryallen31/10/2018 10:09

That's a very subjective statement. Both have their own strengths. The …That's a very subjective statement. Both have their own strengths. The auto-dimming issue still present in Sony OLEDs means I would never touch them and their over aggressive ABL means that the LG will always be brighter especially in HDR.



I'm with you there Garry. When the OLED's roll off the production line at LG Display, I'm also not convinced they would let the A1 panels go to anyone other than LG. Sony, Panasonic, Philips will get the A2 panels at best.

Same can be seen with Samsung and there OLED's for mobile phones; the best panels are in the Samsung phones.
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