LG Super UHD 55SJ850V- 55inch 4K UltraHD HDR Smart LED TV £819 delivered @ Co-op Electricals using code PCT50
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LG Super UHD 55SJ850V- 55inch 4K UltraHD HDR Smart LED TV £819 delivered @ Co-op Electricals using code PCT50

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Found 21st Dec 2017Edited by:"sotv"
I have this Tv and very pleased with it, cheapest I have seen it since the Argos deal I posted in October

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  • With enhanced colour technology and top of the range 4K Ultra HD screen, this 55” Super UHD TV gives you four times the detail of a standard Full HD TV
  • Higher contrast, vibrant glowing colour and brighter images thanks to upscaling High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • More precise colour from every angle with LED Nano Cell technology so there’s no need to fight over the best seat on the sofa because everyone gets a great view
  • Access catch up apps including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Now TV and YouTube using the webOS, while Freeview Play gives you 7 day scroll back so you can watch all of your favourite programmes
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Had my eye on this at John Lewis for £899, looks like Christmas came early!
I am after a decent TV for my Xbox one X. After reading up about input lag, refresh rates etc I'm starting to get confused! Anybody out there recommend a TV for up to £1000 max that would be good for games including FPS. Unfortunately it can be no bigger than 49 inch as that is all I have room for. Thanks.
Edited by: "topper63" 21st Dec 2017
5% for Co-op members too. Looking forward to it arriving tomorrow. It seems that anything under £1k you have to compromise on something. According to reviews, this has blotchy blacks and contrast issues - because it's an IPS screen - however, a much wider viewing angle than the VA panels. Whereas VA panels seem to have better picture but a narrow viewing angle.

OP - I genuinely would welcome your view, as an owner, on the picture quality on this set. And thanks for the post.

Oh, and cue the 10 bit, 8 bit+FRC arguments I've seen on every other thread. Always lively.
great tv, quality is excellent and no argument as it is a 10 bit panel :-)
So what's the difference between "super" UHD and regular UHD? Honestly all these different terms flying around and apparent "fake" 4k and HDR is starting to p*ss me right off. Seems like nothing but the companies deliberately trying to confuse and mislead the customer.
Bumpy6912 m ago

5% for Co-op members too. Looking forward to it arriving tomorrow. It …5% for Co-op members too. Looking forward to it arriving tomorrow. It seems that anything under £1k you have to compromise on something. According to reviews, this has blotchy blacks and contrast issues - because it's an IPS screen - however, a much wider viewing angle than the VA panels. Whereas VA panels seem to have better picture but a narrow viewing angle.OP - I genuinely would welcome your view, as an owner, on the picture quality on this set. And thanks for the post.Oh, and cue the 10 bit, 8 bit+FRC arguments I've seen on every other thread. Always lively.


Don't be so sure about the 5%, I purchased the 55" Sony in the black friday deal and they have flatly refused to offer the 5%. They have said selected electricals only and seems to be they have changed the 5% on tvs altogether! Not happy but still ended up with a bargain
topper6357 m ago

I am after a decent TV for my Xbox one X. After reading up about input …I am after a decent TV for my Xbox one X. After reading up about input lag, refresh rates etc I'm starting to get confused! Anybody out there recommend a TV for up to £1000 max that would be good for games including FPS. Unfortunately it can be no bigger than 49 inch as that is all I have room for. Thanks.


Have a look at the LG 49sj800v, refresh rate is amazing in game mode and it has a ten bit panel
Bumpy6950 m ago

5% for Co-op members too. Looking forward to it arriving tomorrow. It …5% for Co-op members too. Looking forward to it arriving tomorrow. It seems that anything under £1k you have to compromise on something. According to reviews, this has blotchy blacks and contrast issues - because it's an IPS screen - however, a much wider viewing angle than the VA panels. Whereas VA panels seem to have better picture but a narrow viewing angle.OP - I genuinely would welcome your view, as an owner, on the picture quality on this set. And thanks for the post.Oh, and cue the 10 bit, 8 bit+FRC arguments I've seen on every other thread. Always lively.


I have had my Tv for close on 2 months now and have been very pleased with it. I am not a gamer so can't comment on that aspect of it.

Normal TV viewing through Freeview is improved over my old 6 year old Sony. What constitutes a good picture differs between my wife and myself. She prefers the HDR effect (Much brighter and vivid colours), so set the Humax up using that mode of picture through it and I use Expert Dark Room (and some tinkering) through the TVs inbuilt Freeview, with much flatter but natural colours for the picture for myself.

I watch a lot of streamed and downloaded content and this is where the the TV comes into its own, some of the 2160p content is truly outstanding and the 10 bit films like Mad max Fury Road, show the TV in its best capabilities.

I think the motion flow works well, looks slightly jumpy on occasions, when you first use it. But as you get used to it. It works well and on sports broadcasts.

All 2160p and 10bit content plays in Cinema Mode by default and I have had no need to adjust the picture from the default settings.

No blooming or greying blacks from the edge lighting I have noticed, yet in full picture mode and the blacks are inky black (Watch a couple of episodes of Peaky Blinders to see how black it is). Although the edge lighting shows slightly at the bottom , if the black bars are needed on a letterbox picture. But nothing that spoils my viewing pleasure.

Couple of negative points for me

Screen is very reflective and any light from a window or door that reflects of the panel is noticeable in the daylight, or a table light at night will reflect off the panel. We tend to to watch films in the dark at night time and have had to close the blinds when the sun is glaring through the windows)

Sound is fine on normal Freeview TV, struggles with any 5.1 or 7.1 sound tracks (unsurprisingly) background noises can drown out dialogue. I have bought an LG 6 soundbar with ASC and that balances dialogue and background effects, far better imho.

Hopefully you will be happy with your purchase. But I think (rightly or wrongly) the picture has improved from initially getting it out of the box to where it has now. So may be worth giving it a few weeks before making your final judgement.

HTH

Also the WebOS is a doddle to use along with the magic remote, and make using the different functions of the TV easy to use.
Edited by: "sotv" 21st Dec 2017
Rockboy24722 m ago

Have a look at the LG 49sj800v, refresh rate is amazing in game mode and …Have a look at the LG 49sj800v, refresh rate is amazing in game mode and it has a ten bit panel


Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this TV and all seems great. Slow input lag and good refresh rate amongst other things. This definitely goes to the top of the wanted list unless anybody out there can recommend anything else. Thanks again Rockyboy247.
topper631 h, 45 m ago

I am after a decent TV for my Xbox one X. After reading up about input …I am after a decent TV for my Xbox one X. After reading up about input lag, refresh rates etc I'm starting to get confused! Anybody out there recommend a TV for up to £1000 max that would be good for games including FPS. Unfortunately it can be no bigger than 49 inch as that is all I have room for. Thanks.


I agree with rockboy... It'll be that or a Samsung for gaming as they both have less than 20ms input lag. But Samsung spec aren't as good. 8 bit panels for the ones that's decent price (mu6000 series), and only 60hz refresh rate unless you're willing to pay quite abit more. But then the 49sj800v is RGBW not that it'll bother me, might be a deal breaker for you.

This is a great price for the 850, might just bite as not seeing any good offers for the 800 version. Heat
Edited by: "JayD33" 21st Dec 2017
topper631 h, 16 m ago

Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this …Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this TV and all seems great. Slow input lag and good refresh rate amongst other things. This definitely goes to the top of the wanted list unless anybody out there can recommend anything else. Thanks again Rockyboy247.


599 is price for that model. Has jumped a touch to649 but be back down again soon
FlahertyDeals7 m ago

599 is price for that model. Has jumped a touch to649 but be back down …599 is price for that model. Has jumped a touch to649 but be back down again soon


Yes, 649 is cheapest I can find and unfortunately John Lewis is oos. I noticed Curry's got it for 849!! Lol
FlahertyDeals8 m ago

I was after this model for a long time but ended up buying …I was after this model for a long time but ended up buying http://krishav.co.uk/panasonic-50-ultra-hd-4k-hdr-led-television---tx-50ex700bshop?search=Panasonic Highly recommend and good refresh rate 430 delivered


Thanks for your input.
Sotv, many thanks for your comprehensive review. Much appreciated.
tafkas7 h, 59 m ago

Had my eye on this at John Lewis for £899, looks like Christmas came …Had my eye on this at John Lewis for £899, looks like Christmas came early!


The Daily Mirror 'reports' that this is going to be £799 from 5pm on Christmas eve:

mirror.co.uk/...…391

They don't quote any source though.
topper639 h, 28 m ago

Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this …Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this TV and all seems great. Slow input lag and good refresh rate amongst other things. This definitely goes to the top of the wanted list unless anybody out there can recommend anything else. Thanks again Rockyboy247.

The LGSJ800V is a bang average TV in my opinion. After researching for ages i was settled on this TV until i tested it out on a a PS4 Pro on 2 occasions. Low input lag is all well and good in game mode but the graphics take such a hit on this tv there is no brightness or punch to the image.

I ended up trying the PS4 PRO on the Samsung 55MU7000 next to the LG and the difference is another world. Its a 10bit panel and has one of the best input lags on HDR mode and Game mode. if you have an xbox one x or PS4 Pro i would urge you to scrape together abit more cash and youll be delighted. I got my 55MU7000 with a free soundbar on a Black Friday sale for a great price (i sold the soundbar, even better).

The 55MU7000 falls in between Sony XE 9 Series on the top side and above the likes of the MU600/6400 and LGSJ800/10 and one of best rated mid range TVs out there. Go onto AV forums and the feedback is very positive
Edited by: "BDMC5" 22nd Dec 2017
BDMC521st Dec 2017

The LGSJ800V is a bang average TV in my opinion. After researching for …The LGSJ800V is a bang average TV in my opinion. After researching for ages i was settled on this TV until i tested it out on a a PS4 Pro on 2 occasions. Low input lag is all well and good in game mode but the graphics take such a hit on this tv there is no brightness or punch to the image.I ended up trying the PS4 PRO on the Samsung 55MU7000 next to the LG and the difference is another world. Its a 10bit panel and has one of the best input lags on HDR mode and Game mode. if you have an xbox one x or PS4 Pro i would urge you to scrape together abit more cash and youll be delighted. I got my 55MU7000 with a free soundbar on a Black Friday sale for a great price (i sold the soundbar, even better). The 55MU7000 falls in between Sony XE 9 Series on the top side and above the likes of the MU600/6400 and LGSJ800/10 and one of best rated mid range TVs out there. Go onto AV forums and the feedback is very positive


Thanks for your reply. I have just done search on the UE49MU7000 and again things look good. You have left me in a quandary now!! Thanks. Lol.
topper6317 h, 9 m ago

Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this …Many thanks for your reply. I have just done a search for reviews of this TV and all seems great. Slow input lag and good refresh rate amongst other things. This definitely goes to the top of the wanted list unless anybody out there can recommend anything else. Thanks again Rockyboy247.


Sorry i can confirm as well that if you plug in an xbox one x on the 49sj800v all the boxes are ticked as well which means 10bit gaming is supported. I am very happy with the TV, head over to AV forums and do a bit of a search and picture settings are available for the set up as well.
BDMC521st Dec 2017

The LGSJ800V is a bang average TV in my opinion. After researching for …The LGSJ800V is a bang average TV in my opinion. After researching for ages i was settled on this TV until i tested it out on a a PS4 Pro on 2 occasions. Low input lag is all well and good in game mode but the graphics take such a hit on this tv there is no brightness or punch to the image.I ended up trying the PS4 PRO on the Samsung 55MU7000 next to the LG and the difference is another world. Its a 10bit panel and has one of the best input lags on HDR mode and Game mode. if you have an xbox one x or PS4 Pro i would urge you to scrape together abit more cash and youll be delighted. I got my 55MU7000 with a free soundbar on a Black Friday sale for a great price (i sold the soundbar, even better). The 55MU7000 falls in between Sony XE 9 Series on the top side and above the likes of the MU600/6400 and LGSJ800/10 and one of best rated mid range TVs out there. Go onto AV forums and the feedback is very positive


The MU7000 is a brilliant TV, i was looking at Samsung originally, i couldn't justify the extra £250 sadly at the time!
Thanks to everybody for their helpful replies.
Rockboy24722 h, 35 m ago

Have a look at the LG 49sj800v, refresh rate is amazing in game mode and …Have a look at the LG 49sj800v, refresh rate is amazing in game mode and it has a ten bit panel


Agreed, that's the TV I'm currently watching, hoping it goes on deal over Xmas. Getting it for the ps4 pro. Input lag in game mode is meant to be very good for a TV! Can't wait!
topper6320 h, 50 m ago

Yes, 649 is cheapest I can find and unfortunately John Lewis is oos. I …Yes, 649 is cheapest I can find and unfortunately John Lewis is oos. I noticed Curry's got it for 849!! Lol


Just got an email from John Lewis saying that LG 49SJ800V is back in stock
grumpyyoungishman16 h, 7 m ago

The Daily Mirror 'reports' that this is going to be £799 from 5pm on …The Daily Mirror 'reports' that this is going to be £799 from 5pm on Christmas eve:http://www.mirror.co.uk/...11728391They don't quote any source though.


Got a link that works for this?
JoeBlackwell-c6f14.273931 h, 34 m ago

Just got an email from John Lewis saying that LG 49SJ800V is back in stock


Still showing oos on their site. Trouble is I am in two minds now. bccork1 comments about the samsung55MU7000 have given me slight doubts. I only want the 49 inch version of the Samsung and will connect Xbox one X to it. Best to wait for the sales that will be coming up soon and see what happens then.
topper6335 m ago

Still showing oos on their site. Trouble is I am in two minds now. bccork1 …Still showing oos on their site. Trouble is I am in two minds now. bccork1 comments about the samsung55MU7000 have given me slight doubts. I only want the 49 inch version of the Samsung and will connect Xbox one X to it. Best to wait for the sales that will be coming up soon and see what happens then.


Ah fair enough, I'm still pulling to the LG 49SJ800V over that Samsung one. My info might be incorrect but I did read somewhere that the 49 inch Samsung one didn't support HDR10. Only the 55 inch and up does.... Again not 100% but I've only ready good things about the LG.
JoeBlackwell-c6f14.273934 h, 53 m ago

Ah fair enough, I'm still pulling to the LG 49SJ800V over that Samsung …Ah fair enough, I'm still pulling to the LG 49SJ800V over that Samsung one. My info might be incorrect but I did read somewhere that the 49 inch Samsung one didn't support HDR10. Only the 55 inch and up does.... Again not 100% but I've only ready good things about the LG.



Correct it is not a 10bit screen-- dont get the 49mu7000 would be my advice if only looking at 49", it has inferior screen and tech vs the 55 inch model. I mentioned the 55MU7000 as alternative as its widely regarding as the best mid range TV out there.

Like many here i had a budget i was looking to keep to but when i thought about the fact i was getting 6 inches more, superior image quality, and all the hours il spend gaming on this or watching 4k content on Netflix - the extra 200 pounds or is worth it for the many years of superior viewing i would get. Just my 2 cent on my purchase decision -- i was so set on the LG but it didnt live up to my expectation when i really played around with it.

Many of Brands refresh models early in the year (Feb,Mar) plus you have all the sales over Xmas and NY so i would hang tight for awhile as there will be cracking deals im sure. No better site to hear about them
Edited by: "BDMC5" 22nd Dec 2017
Thought I'd say just found this on curry's website. Seems to be the same as the 49SJ800V but with a central stand and it's on deal, it's a bit cheaper
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Clearly I don't no how to put links in properly......
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