LG Ultra HD 4K Smart TV with 900Hz processing  £499 @ Currys
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LG Ultra HD 4K Smart TV with 900Hz processing £499 @ Currys

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Found 25th Dec 2014Made hot 25th Dec 2014
Title says it all. Ultra HD 4K Smart TV under £500. If you don't need 42" you can get 40" for £50 cheaper.
Only downside I'll say is no 5 years Guarantee. It's only 1year but you can deal with LG directly to avoid Currys special service shall we say.

If anyone finds better deal for about £500 for UHD 4K if possible 3D 42" please let me know.

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£489 at very.co.uk
- robb5810

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Original Poster

I've got a choice between this and Sony 3D TV but it's not 4K. Price is same but the LG is 900Hz where as Sony is 200 or 400Hz. Any thoughts on what I should invest on? 4K or 3D?

Dont forget £50 off if £500 or more for O2 customers O2 priority. Just add something small and cheap to your £499

PrinceA

I've got a choice between this and Sony 3D TV but it's not 4K. Price is … I've got a choice between this and Sony 3D TV but it's not 4K. Price is same but the LG is 900Hz where as Sony is 200 or 400Hz. Any thoughts on what I should invest on? 4K or 3D?



Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for gamers and incredibly low contrast level, so grey blacks!

The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of the worst-performing televisions we’ve reviewed to date in terms of image quality. Its subpar picture performance is made all the more difficult to accept by the display’s retail price of £1500. Sure, it’s 4K (even that’s not strictly true considering the significant drop in resolution with movement), but there exist many other critical elements of picture quality including contrast ratio, shadow detail and motion handling, and the UB850 flunked the majority of them.
Image-wise, the only two positive things we can say about the 49-inch UB850V is that its viewing angles are wide by LED LCD standards, and that bright scenes look fairly good in a room with a moderate amount of ambient light. If LG harbours aspirations of establishing itself as a premium AV brand, the company needs to quickly understand the importance of video accuracy before it can change public perception and be taken seriously by the videophile community. Maybe that’s why LG are the only manufacturer ploughing ahead with OLED TV (and we applaud them for it) – it’s almost as if they HAVE to, given the severe contrast limitations of IPS LCD panel.

And this is the model up to this!!!!

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hajabi

Dont forget £50 off if £500 or more for O2 customers O2 priority. Just a … Dont forget £50 off if £500 or more for O2 customers O2 priority. Just add something small and cheap to your £499

that's expired now isn't it. I've saved the code but I thought it expired yesterday

Original Poster

Backriver000

Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for … Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for gamers and incredibly low contrast level, so grey blacks!

well i was originally going to get Sony but this has 900hz surely that's good enough

Backriver000

The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of … The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of the worst-performing televisions we’ve reviewed to date in terms of image quality. Its subpar picture performance is made all the more difficult to accept by the display’s retail price of £1500. Sure, it’s 4K (even that’s not strictly true considering the significant drop in resolution with movement), but there exist many other critical elements of picture quality including contrast ratio, shadow detail and motion handling, and the UB850 flunked the majority of them.Image-wise, the only two positive things we can say about the 49-inch UB850V is that its viewing angles are wide by LED LCD standards, and that bright scenes look fairly good in a room with a moderate amount of ambient light. If LG harbours aspirations of establishing itself as a premium AV brand, the company needs to quickly understand the importance of video accuracy before it can change public perception and be taken seriously by the videophile community. Maybe that’s why LG are the only manufacturer ploughing ahead with OLED TV (and we applaud them for it) – it’s almost as if they HAVE to, given the severe contrast limitations of IPS LCD panel.And this is the model up to this!!!!



The 850 is an older model in a different range. Can't use it as a quality benchmark for the 820. Best thing to do is see the TV in action.

£499 is the standard price for this TV. It went up around Black Friday...

Avallon

The 850 is an older model in a different range. Can't use it as a quality … The 850 is an older model in a different range. Can't use it as a quality benchmark for the 820. Best thing to do is see the TV in action.



All LG TV's use IPS panels and all the TV's which have used IPS panels, including sony who used them a time or two have had very low contrast levels and bad input lag! In-fact, the W9 sony tv uses the IPS panel and the contrast is awful! All the other tv's in the range however use panels from other sources and are are far, far better in terms of contrast and input lag.

Edited by: "Backriver000" 25th Dec 2014

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Avallon

£499 is the standard price for this TV. It went up around Black Friday...

perhaps but this is the only TV at this price with the specs

Ha ha love that "title says it all" line when it actually missed the most important bit-the size.

Doh!!

Original Poster

bigsidavies

Ha ha love that "title says it all" line when it actually missed the … Ha ha love that "title says it all" line when it actually missed the most important bit-the size.Doh!!

lol my bad

same price at Richersounds with a five year warranty

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PrinceA

that's expired now isn't it. I've saved the code but I thought it … that's expired now isn't it. I've saved the code but I thought it expired yesterday


Maybe, not sure. Just used main 2 days ago for panasonic 48 3d 4K

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tom9991

same price at Richersounds with a five year warranty

I've never bought from them how is the customer service? 5 year warranty tempting

I had the LG 55LB730v 55 inch tv delivered last week at £889. Its goig back to John Lewis on tuesday for a refund as picture is not good for the money. It has dirty whites with grey banding and mucky smudges in the corners. I ordered myself an LG 50 inch 3d 1080p plasma instead for £449.

hajabi

Dont forget £50 off if £500 or more for O2 customers O2 priority. Just a … Dont forget £50 off if £500 or more for O2 customers O2 priority. Just add something small and cheap to your £499

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Richer sounds, very good customer services in Newcastle, can't say elsewhere but I will use again, they even swapped my 48 inch for 40 inch after I tried it in the house. Price match anything very good deals on etc.

Backriver000

The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of … The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of the worst-performing televisions we’ve reviewed to date in terms of image quality. Its subpar picture performance is made all the more difficult to accept by the display’s retail price of £1500. Sure, it’s 4K (even that’s not strictly true considering the significant drop in resolution with movement), but there exist many other critical elements of picture quality including contrast ratio, shadow detail and motion handling, and the UB850 flunked the majority of them.Image-wise, the only two positive things we can say about the 49-inch UB850V is that its viewing angles are wide by LED LCD standards, and that bright scenes look fairly good in a room with a moderate amount of ambient light. If LG harbours aspirations of establishing itself as a premium AV brand, the company needs to quickly understand the importance of video accuracy before it can change public perception and be taken seriously by the videophile community. Maybe that’s why LG are the only manufacturer ploughing ahead with OLED TV (and we applaud them for it) – it’s almost as if they HAVE to, given the severe contrast limitations of IPS LCD panel.And this is the model up to this!!!!

yeah, maybe read that review again since the firmware update. good telly. standard price.
get JL to price match for the 5 year warranty

Backriver000

Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for … Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for gamers and incredibly low contrast level, so grey blacks!



Absolute nonsense!!!

can op add screen size to the title please? thanks

Average set,You get what you pay for..

PrinceA

I've never bought from them how is the customer service? 5 year warranty … I've never bought from them how is the customer service? 5 year warranty tempting


Excellent customer service but only experienced it while buying TV. But I've heard from many that the after sales CS is also preety good.

PrinceA

well i was originally going to get Sony but this has 900hz surely that's … well i was originally going to get Sony but this has 900hz surely that's good enough

Sony is Sony.... LG is LG. If anyone knows their TVs I know what brand they'd stick by because almost every TV they have ever produced has been excellent.

this is a best buy rated by which

Pros
Superb 4K picture, decent overall picture and sound, affordable for a 4K TV
Cons
Not great to use, features are a touch limited, PVR doesn’t support Freeview+

I'll pass for now; decided to wait for another year before I upgrade to 4K. Heat added though

Everyone seems to have missed the most important point of 4K TV's you need a minimum 50 inch screen to see the benefit of all those extra pixels before you even worry about all the other considerations hdmi 2.0 hevc codec support and the list goes on

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Backriver000

Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for … Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for gamers and incredibly low contrast level, so grey blacks!



People really need to get back into real life sometimes. "Avoid LG at all costs!"... Really?! I've had an LG HD TV for a few years now and use it with Xbox 360 and Xbox One and I find it excellent. Don't just look at numbers and Internet rubbish.

thejonty

CommentPeople really need to get back into real life sometimes. "Avoid LG … CommentPeople really need to get back into real life sometimes. "Avoid LG at all costs!"... Really?! I've had an LG HD TV for a few years now and use it with Xbox 360 and Xbox One and I find it excellent. Don't just look at numbers and Internet rubbish.



+1
My LG has gaming mode which gives it very low lag.

thejonty

CommentPeople really need to get back into real life sometimes. "Avoid LG … CommentPeople really need to get back into real life sometimes. "Avoid LG at all costs!"... Really?! I've had an LG HD TV for a few years now and use it with Xbox 360 and Xbox One and I find it excellent. Don't just look at numbers and Internet rubbish.



Would also like to add that changing the input label to PC significantly reduces the lag.

[quote=PrinceA]I've got a choice between this and Sony 3D TV but it's not 4K. Price is same but the LG is 900Hz where as Sony is 200 or 400Hz. Any thoughts on what I should invest on? 4K or 3D?[ sony kdl-w829 3d, much better than the lg, washed out blacks, u natural pic etc.

I literally want a tv with a great picture and minimal features (smart tv 3d etc) to cut costs. Anyone help?

Backriver000

Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for … Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for gamers and incredibly low contrast level, so grey blacks!



LG 4k do have high input lag but their colour reproduction is far more natural than Sony or Samsung, just look at skin tones and see which look like real life and not over saturated

stuellis

LG 4k do have high input lag but their colour reproduction is far more … LG 4k do have high input lag but their colour reproduction is far more natural than Sony or Samsung, just look at skin tones and see which look like real life and not over saturated



IPS panels do have great colours not gonna disagree with that. I'm a gamer, so need low input lag and great blacks ^^.

captaingregartypho

Everyone seems to have missed the most important point of 4K TV's you … Everyone seems to have missed the most important point of 4K TV's you need a minimum 50 inch screen to see the benefit of all those extra pixels before you even worry about all the other considerations hdmi 2.0 hevc codec support and the list goes on

Rubbish, my 27" 4K monitor is leaps and bounds above my old 1080p, the difference is light and day when gaming.

LG quickly discontinue their TVs, avoid them

Banned

Backriver000

Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for … Avoid LG at all costs! Their tv's have really high input lag, bad for gamers and incredibly low contrast level, so grey blacks!



LOL, I've read some rubbish on here, but this man deserves the cake.

Twowrongs

LOL, I've read some rubbish on here, but this man deserves the cake.



Name me some good LG TV's without full direct led lighting/OLED and I'll give you a cake lol
Edited by: "Backriver000" 25th Dec 2014

Same price on Tesco Direct with 5 year guarantee and available now. Delivered on or before this Monday

Looked at the 50" LG 4k tv and Richersounds advised against it. Saved some money and brought the kdl50w829b instead. Awesome TV. Blacks levels are great. Media player and smart. Plugged a 1tb drive into it and it plays pretty much anything. 3D is good too.
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