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LG OLED65C8PLA 65" OLED Ultra HD 4K HDR Smart TV including 5 year protection plan and £25 Netflix voucher £1,749 Box

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Seems like a good price for a well regarded TV, especially when it includes a 5 year product protection plan and a £25 Netflix voucher.
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This is going to burn hot. Not the screen, the deal
From what I can tell, the "protection plan" won't cover oled screen burn if your unlucky enough to have it.

The idea of calling a warentee something causes up periscope of my BS submarine, probably means box.co.uk struggle with consumer rights. If you buy and struggle with something that isn't fit for purpose, or breaks in under 6 months, then its the store holders responsibility to fix not the manufacture and they must either replace or fix in a reasonable timeframe. Check here if you buy and have any issues: gov.uk/con…hts
Was at John Lewis and talked to LG Sales rep and asked about OLED screen burns on TV. This are his claims:
- Screen burn is a PR smear campaign by Samsung
- happens due to poor TV handling and can be even caused if TV not switched off properly on the unit and on the mains switch
Got this delivered by richersounds last week, extra care is needed when putting this on a stand. Half of the screen is so thin!

Paid 1695 with a 6 year guarantee. Not sure how good box will be if anything goes wrong though?

I believe RS send out a temp tele while yours is fixed.
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 22nd Jul
Got this TV from John Lewis couple of months ago with a few price matches pre/post purchase.
No regrets whatsoever.
Watching the previous 55" Sony LCD is now a very disappointing experience.

Suggest trying to get Richer Sounds to price match (if this is today's best price for this set).
Anyone looking to buy this TV may be interested in a LOAD of videos i have made about my LG B8 OLED which is essentially the same TV.

Videos include -

the unboxing,set up and wall mounting of the 65 inch OLED
The unboxing,set up and wall mounting of the 55 inch OLED
My picture settings
gaming demos
best things about the LG OLED
worst things about the LG OLED
Standard Definition demo
AND LOADS MORE.

Also i am running a test each month on the TV to see if it is suffering from any burn in,currently on month 4.

anyone interested feel free to PM me.
Good price. Bad retailer.
Thanks, helps to get the view for what prices to look in the market, as I am trying to decide on new TV
John Lewis have just price-matched for me.
DarrylJohn22/07/2019 10:34

Got this delivered by richersounds last week, extra care is needed when …Got this delivered by richersounds last week, extra care is needed when putting this on a stand. Half of the screen is so thin!Paid 1695 with a 6 year guarantee. Not sure how good box will be if anything goes wrong though?I believe RS send out a temp tele while yours is fixed.



How did you manage to get it for £1695?
If/when my 55 inch B7 finally starts degrading, I'm definitely getting a 65 inch model, probably micro led by then.
Waiting to pull the trigger on a 55” ..when is the best time to buy
Methinks LG OLED prices could tumble further?

zdnet.com/art…ht/
Biggunspaul22/07/2019 11:35

Anyone looking to buy this TV may be interested in a LOAD of videos i have …Anyone looking to buy this TV may be interested in a LOAD of videos i have made about my LG B8 OLED which is essentially the same TV.Videos include - the unboxing,set up and wall mounting of the 65 inch OLED The unboxing,set up and wall mounting of the 55 inch OLED My picture settingsgaming demosbest things about the LG OLEDworst things about the LG OLEDStandard Definition demoAND LOADS MORE.Also i am running a test each month on the TV to see if it is suffering from any burn in,currently on month 4.anyone interested feel free to PM me.


This must be the muscly bloke on YouTube. I’ve watched lots of his videos and they all cover the things reviewers gloss over and what you, as a buyer of the tv, want to know from an actual owner.
robatt22/07/2019 17:46

Methinks LG OLED prices could tumble …Methinks LG OLED prices could tumble further?https://www.zdnet.com/article/lgs-oled-tv-strategy-needs-to-change-or-face-mobiles-plight/



Common hiesense oleds! Their only one out in the UK is £1500 from Argos, which is a bit much however a very impressive spec. So maybe at Xmas we will get some sub £1k prices... You never know!
I called up Richersounds, who I'd asked if they matched PRC direct at the time. They did, and beat it by £20. I opted to pay for select day delivery though at 15. Otherwise it would've cost me 1680 or something along those lines.

Got it on 18 months interest free too, rather have the majority of the money in my account minus the 10% deposit.
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 22nd Jul
Thanks for posting @rob1971 we have added this to the Highlights section
Great price for the C8 in this size! Heat!
adamnsu22/07/2019 10:27

Was at John Lewis and talked to LG Sales rep and asked about OLED screen …Was at John Lewis and talked to LG Sales rep and asked about OLED screen burns on TV. This are his claims:- Screen burn is a PR smear campaign by Samsung- happens due to poor TV handling and can be even caused if TV not switched off properly on the unit and on the mains switch


So he thinks it's both a lie and actually happens?
Bought this C8 on a price match from John Lewis recently. It's excellent. A bit fiddly to setup as one person though, it is really that thin and delicate. Audio is very impressive too.
duncancosgrove23/07/2019 00:56

So he thinks it's both a lie and actually happens?


I was in Currys the other day and a Samsung TV rep came over - sporting a Samsung QLED shirt with 'No burn in' on the back.

So there's no doubt Samsung are playing on the fear of burn in to promote their own TVs and discourage the purchase of LG etc.

But what would be good to know, is how much of a problem this will be after a few years of real world usage, by the average telly watcher.
My uncle got one of these bad boys last week, mind blowing TV. After helping him setup the TV (very awkward due to the size and how thin it is) we spend hours trying many different devices, PS4 pro, Xbox one x, Nvidia shield, 4K blue rays lol. We were like kids at Christmas
You really will notice the difference in picture quality with an LG OLED; absolutely stunning. As for burn in, it isn't an issue with regular TV use (rtings.com/tv/…est). However, if you want to display a static image on it permanently (eg shop display) then would suggest an LCD.
Word of warning about Screen burn on these, regular tv channel use no probs. Logos will stay for a while and disappear, which is called "image retention" if you play alot of games though be very careful if you play the same game say a lot with a hud on, you will get screen burn over time.
Mrsweet23/07/2019 01:03

I was in Currys the other day and a Samsung TV rep came over - sporting a …I was in Currys the other day and a Samsung TV rep came over - sporting a Samsung QLED shirt with 'No burn in' on the back.So there's no doubt Samsung are playing on the fear of burn in to promote their own TVs and discourage the purchase of LG etc.But what would be good to know, is how much of a problem this will be after a few years of real world usage, by the average telly watcher.


Well if it's a cumulative process, i think it will become a very prevalent issue as time goes on. I imagine gaming will take the biggest toll.
Had my Pioneer 60 inch Kuro 600a KRP fixed recently after the blue pixel error now in its 12th year of sterling service still fanastic picture ...only thing I will replace it with if it doesn't die is Micro LED
duncancosgrove23/07/2019 01:12

Well if it's a cumulative process, i think it will become a very prevalent …Well if it's a cumulative process, i think it will become a very prevalent issue as time goes on. I imagine gaming will take the biggest toll.


Had my oled for 3 years and watch tv and game everyday. No burn at all and the quality of the screen still looks the same as the day I bought it. These TVs are excellent and I would imagine they have improved the oled panels further since I bought mine. No need to panic about screen burn
I'm getting bored of posting this comment. Screen burn is real. LG replaced my C7 panel after 11 months and the job sheet says "Screen burn/image retention".

That said, I would take the burn for the quality.
Edited by: "snatch_master" 23rd Jul
duncancosgrove23/07/2019 00:56

So he thinks it's both a lie and actually happens?


Oddly yes. but blames the screen burn down to the user. He claims JL doesnt get many OLED LGs back due to screen burn. I would have argued, well you need people to use the TV for a couple of years to get returns, but he would have gone and on.

His other argument was if OLED had screen burn issues why would the likes of Sony use it.

He suggested Samsung were a dodgy company as they might dislike OLED but their phones have OLED displays.

I always stay away from TV sales rep for specific companies. From my experience they are paid for a bias
Mrsweet23/07/2019 01:03

I was in Currys the other day and a Samsung TV rep came over - sporting a …I was in Currys the other day and a Samsung TV rep came over - sporting a Samsung QLED shirt with 'No burn in' on the back.So there's no doubt Samsung are playing on the fear of burn in to promote their own TVs and discourage the purchase of LG etc.But what would be good to know, is how much of a problem this will be after a few years of real world usage, by the average telly watcher.


I think the RTings tests have done a great job in looking into this.. They've pushed it through a pretty hardcore lifecycle on a bunch of different content and most of it came out fine. Surprisingly, things like gaming were fine, but subtitles and news channels seem to be issues. rtings.com/tv/…est

Personally, I wouldn't recommend it to my parents who both watch everything with subs and would expect a 10+ years lifecycle, but am looking for one myself.
duncancosgrove23/07/2019 01:12

Well if it's a cumulative process, i think it will become a very prevalent …Well if it's a cumulative process, i think it will become a very prevalent issue as time goes on. I imagine gaming will take the biggest toll.


I agree - one of those 'proof will be in the pudding situations' where the pudding could turn out to be very expensive indeed! Or equally turn out to be nothing to worry about.

I think this unknown will be enough to put some potential customers off for a while yet and be swayed by the likes of Samsungs QLED offerings.
rooklive23/07/2019 12:13

I think the RTings tests have done a great job in looking into this.. …I think the RTings tests have done a great job in looking into this.. They've pushed it through a pretty hardcore lifecycle on a bunch of different content and most of it came out fine. Surprisingly, things like gaming were fine, but subtitles and news channels seem to be issues. https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-testPersonally, I wouldn't recommend it to my parents who both watch everything with subs and would expect a 10+ years lifecycle, but am looking for one myself.


You make a really great point there - who the TV is for.

I upgrade my TV every two or three years but have other friends and family members that buy a TV and hope for 10 year use. And with my parents, the TV is on most of the day, every day - watching a lot of the same channels with the channel logo on the screen.

If you are someone that tends to replace a TV more regularly (because you love tech or are lucky enough to have the spare cash) I think the decision becomes easier to make.

And as you mention, there are some reputable places that have tested OLED rigorously without too much concern.

Slightly different, but I had a Panasonic plasma about 10 years ago, was heavily used, and some of the kids in the family still use it to for gaming in one of their rooms. It has no noticeable burn in but as expected the brightness isnt what it once was (so is set closer to max to compensate).

I guess my point is that people also used to worry about burn in on plasmas (partly merited) but had I listened to the doubters I'd have missed out on a TV that gave us a lot of enjoyment for a few years before being handed down.
Had my OLED65B8PLA for 6 weeks and love it.

The only thing I don't like is the stupid design. Why make the top two thirds so thin and fragile?
It's scary setting it up. I know you only do that once but still.
duncancosgrove23/07/2019 00:56

So he thinks it's both a lie and actually happens?


Go and look at rtings. Com for proper tech reviews and the facts about burn in. Tells you the settings on how to achieve best pic too
1400 would be good price, from 2020 new OLED technology is coming which will drop price below 1000, I would wait,
Sparco23/07/2019 12:55

Had my OLED65B8PLA for 6 weeks and love it.The only thing I don't like is …Had my OLED65B8PLA for 6 weeks and love it.The only thing I don't like is the stupid design. Why make the top two thirds so thin and fragile?It's scary setting it up. I know you only do that once but still.


You're telling me. My other half was a nervous wreck as I instructed her how to lift it

Scarily thin. Lift it with that and it's either snap or bend. When you pick it up, it wobbles!
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 23rd Jul
Apparently LG OLED sales are down, and every chance they'll need to lower prices to compete with OLED. If you want a TV now, obviously choose the set best for you. But if you're not in a huge rush it may be worth waiting a few months.

zdnet.com/art…ht/
I picked up this model last year during a black friday sale. It's an amazing piece of kit and the joys of OLED really cannot be overstated. It truly excels when displaying anything remotely dark - remember that episode of Game of Thrones people complained was too dark? Not a problem at all on this thing, with all the lights off and watching at night. Looked incredible.

No issues with burn in at all here and I use the TV for watching films and TV shows, plus gaming.
Stupid question but does one need an external antenna to watch live tv on free view?
adamnsu23/07/2019 23:12

Stupid question but does one need an external antenna to watch live tv on …Stupid question but does one need an external antenna to watch live tv on free view?



Depends on the channel and your local reception, but most likely you will need at least an internal antenna but preferably an external. Remember, this is a premium TV, so your sources should also be premium. It seems criminal for a TV of this quality to just be used for freeview with an indoor aerial!
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