Panasonic 55 inch OLED 4k HDR TX-55EZ952B £1670 @ costco
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Panasonic 55 inch OLED 4k HDR TX-55EZ952B £1670 @ costco

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Panasonic 55 inch OLED 4k HDR TX-55EZ952B in-store only at Costco for £1670 (including VAT), I saw this deal in the Glasgow store. This TV is £1850 at some online retailers and £2000 at the big retailers.

Personally I think the picture on the Panny OLEDs beats the LG OLEDs.

I think this is the best price this Panny OLED has been since release, for new.

panasonic.com/uk/consumer/televisions/4KTV/tx-55ez952b.html
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Some say this is the best OLED money can buy...
... how do ppl get this home as it wont fit in a normal sized car?
MikeLondon1 m ago

... how do ppl get this home as it wont fit in a normal sized car?


Maybe they get it delivered?
I saw this model in costco the other day and thought the picture quality was much better than the other OLEDs including LG B7 model. B7 picture looked faint, not as vibrant.
deeky8 m ago

Maybe they get it delivered?


This is an in store deal.....
paulrwarner13 m ago

Some say this is the best OLED money can buy...


It isn't.the ez1002 that I own is
MikeLondon13 m ago

This is an in store deal.....


Fair comment, but if anyone is buying it in store, then they won't go in a normal sized car will they?
Suthsy19 m ago

I saw this model in costco the other day and thought the picture quality …I saw this model in costco the other day and thought the picture quality was much better than the other OLEDs including LG B7 model. B7 picture looked faint, not as vibrant.


Big thing with the Panasonic is, although it has the same LG panel and is missing some upcoming 4k features, though not considered that important, is the way it processes less than 4k media which is what most will be watching most of the time.

Sony A1 is arguably the best current OLED but comes at a not insignificant markup.
deeky4 m ago

Fair comment, but if anyone is buying it in store, then they won't go in a …Fair comment, but if anyone is buying it in store, then they won't go in a normal sized car will they?


Rent the Hertz van, assuming they do it at your store, about £14 an hour.
paulrwarner37 m ago

Some say this is the best OLED money can buy...


Not What hifi!

whathifi.com/pro…ers

Or Which magazine which scores this 73% and the LG B7V 80%.

Obviously a good TV but why pay a premium to get one not quite as good as a cheaper one?

Not voting on price.
Edited by: "David_e" 27th Dec 2017
MikeLondon37 m ago

... how do ppl get this home as it wont fit in a normal sized car?


55 inch definitely gets into the back of a Focus with all the seats folded!
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Maybe it'll fit in an Uber XL (if you don't have a large enough car).....
Vestel rebadge?


this is the only unbiased video i have been able to find,

they say the worst is LG,

then the 2nd worst is Sony,

then the 2nd best is Panasonic,

then the best is Phillips,

bearing in mind they all use the same LG oled panel,

and part owned by the chinese, Philips is able to out perform in every way over the LG in the first year of manufacture,

says all it needs to about how LG just don't care about their customers,

i had to calibrate my tv as out of the box it is set to eco mode,

there are you tubers who calibrate tv's for a living and give a step by step guide on how to tune the red green and blue to be as close to a natural image as possible,

obviously they won't do this in the shop to show the tv's potential,

but mine is night and day different from out of the box,

i thought these image processing problems couldn't be sorted by LG,

they have had 7 years to do it, so it must not be possible,

unfortunately all the other 3 manufacturers tv's are better than the LG oled,


everyone who sell oled tv's won't tell the truth,

ask a customer sales assistant about stutter, screen tearing, soap opera effect, poor standard terrestrial tv rendering,

so the LG is perfect so long as there is nothing faster than walking pace action,

definitely no sport or action films, no turning heads fast, or driving past trees, or large collections of animals in one group, or you want to watch f1 on channel 4, oh you can't watch it live like on android, you have to wait to the next day by them you have found out who won, as liberty media tell you on you tube,

poor show LG,

if you don't like the tv take it back,

LG have got away with it for to long, 7 years now and none of the problems have been fixed,

They take us for mugs but what are we supposed to do when we are fed lies from every source of supposedly unbiased reviews,

these tv's are supposed to be the pinnacle of what is possible and cost a small fortune,

they need serious work and LG need to lose alot of sales to start to fix their tv's,

Rant over,

but if it makes 1 person think, this guy owns a LG 55" C6 really maybe those people are the ones to trust not sellers or you tubers,

all i am saying don't LG oled.
tempt9 m ago

Vestel rebadge?


Yes its Vestels flag ship model, you cant go wrong at this price, much better than any other Vestel rebadge like Polaroid.
Does VAT need to be added when shopping at Costco, if so shouldn't this be added when posting ?
b1g1an49 m ago

Big thing with the Panasonic is, although it has the same LG panel and is …Big thing with the Panasonic is, although it has the same LG panel and is missing some upcoming 4k features, though not considered that important, is the way it processes less than 4k media which is what most will be watching most of the time. Sony A1 is arguably the best current OLED but comes at a not insignificant markup.



Just been reading the What HiFi review of SONY A1. Sounds good, although that stand puts me off. Also states LG OLEDs do a better job at processing standard def...
Edited by: "Suthsy" 27th Dec 2017
Best tv for PlayStation Pros 4K ?
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stbk21 m ago

Does VAT need to be added when shopping at Costco, if so shouldn't this be …Does VAT need to be added when shopping at Costco, if so shouldn't this be added when posting ?


This is the plus VAT price.
I saw this at Costco too. To be honest the display was absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn’t see any difference to the LG B/C/E7s. But I’m not an expert. The sales guy did comment that the film studios us this tv as reference monitors. They didn’t have any in stock though and he couldn’t say when they would be back in.
yiu17 m ago

I saw this at Costco too. To be honest the display was absolutely …I saw this at Costco too. To be honest the display was absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn’t see any difference to the LG B/C/E7s. But I’m not an expert. The sales guy did comment that the film studios us this tv as reference monitors. They didn’t have any in stock though and he couldn’t say when they would be back in.


The B7 and C7 are exactly the same TV with a different stand, the C7 being a Currys special but LG made a bit of a boob by giving the whole range the same image processing so you're not wrong they all look the same. Given you'd usually have a separate sound system to go with a TV like this, the B/C7 have been one of the TV bargains of the year but equally there should be some crazy deals on all the E7s that aren't selling before long.
MikeLondon2 h, 18 m ago

... how do ppl get this home as it wont fit in a normal sized car?


This fits in the back of a Ford Focus with the back seats down.
superhans01131 h, 40 m ago

[Video] this is the only unbiased video i have been able to find,they say …[Video] this is the only unbiased video i have been able to find,they say the worst is LG,then the 2nd worst is Sony,then the 2nd best is Panasonic,then the best is Phillips,bearing in mind they all use the same LG oled panel,and part owned by the chinese, Philips is able to out perform in every way over the LG in the first year of manufacture,says all it needs to about how LG just don't care about their customers,i had to calibrate my tv as out of the box it is set to eco mode,there are you tubers who calibrate tv's for a living and give a step by step guide on how to tune the red green and blue to be as close to a natural image as possible,obviously they won't do this in the shop to show the tv's potential,but mine is night and day different from out of the box,i thought these image processing problems couldn't be sorted by LG,they have had 7 years to do it, so it must not be possible,unfortunately all the other 3 manufacturers tv's are better than the LG oled,everyone who sell oled tv's won't tell the truth,ask a customer sales assistant about stutter, screen tearing, soap opera effect, poor standard terrestrial tv rendering,so the LG is perfect so long as there is nothing faster than walking pace action,definitely no sport or action films, no turning heads fast, or driving past trees, or large collections of animals in one group, or you want to watch f1 on channel 4, oh you can't watch it live like on android, you have to wait to the next day by them you have found out who won, as liberty media tell you on you tube,poor show LG,if you don't like the tv take it back,LG have got away with it for to long, 7 years now and none of the problems have been fixed,They take us for mugs but what are we supposed to do when we are fed lies from every source of supposedly unbiased reviews,these tv's are supposed to be the pinnacle of what is possible and cost a small fortune,they need serious work and LG need to lose alot of sales to start to fix their tv's,Rant over,but if it makes 1 person think, this guy owns a LG 55" C6 really maybe those people are the ones to trust not sellers or you tubers,all i am saying don't LG oled.


What's your point?
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Amazing tv. Tested OLEDs at 65" LG, Sony and this with Dr Who 1080p files at 5 Mbps (iPlayer) and 13 Mbps (AMZN). By far this Panasonic upscaled the best and brought the very best out of the AMZN 1080p file, while the LG struggled with this high bit rate file. This Panasonic really shone when I compared 1080p at the huge 65" size. As most TV is still 1080p I felt this was the best test. So impressed I have now bought the 65" EZ952 from the Panasonic eBay store for £1999. I fully recommend getting this 55" OLED if the size suits you from a great shop like Costco as this is the best price a new one by a few hundred.
harj2 h, 5 m ago

55 inch definitely gets into the back of a Focus with all the seats folded!


Can OLEDs be transported flat?
I recall that PLASMAs needed to be transported upright.
I’ve brought this tv and it is great, the picture is amazing and for me beats LG. However the one thing people buying this should know is HDMI 3 & 4 do NOT support HDR and only HDMI 2 supports ARC (for soundbars). I have Virgin, Apple TV, Xbox One X and my soundbar meaning it is frustrating how I can only have one of my devices as HDR (I went with Apple TV so I can show off my 4K HDR movies)
stbk1 h, 39 m ago

Does VAT need to be added when shopping at Costco, if so shouldn't this be …Does VAT need to be added when shopping at Costco, if so shouldn't this be added when posting ?


Costco charge VAT the same as any other retailer.
Depends whether OP has included VAT in the price.
He has stated elsewhere that his price includes VAT.
harj2 h, 13 m ago

55 inch definitely gets into the back of a Focus with all the seats folded!


Just about, I brought this TV and the Panasonic box is huge! Adds another 30 inches on at least it’s just ridiculous. I’m 5”7 about 130lbs, with a Focus, and had my driving seat pushed as far forward as possible and the box JUST squeezed in the back. However driving was impossible and dangerous, luckily I was only 2 miles away. Anyone taller than me, or driving further would have no chance.
David_e2 h, 55 m ago

Not What …Not What hifi!https://www.whathifi.com/products/tvs/oled-tvs?achievement=award-winnersOr Which magazine which scores this 73% and the LG B7V 80%.Obviously a good TV but why pay a premium to get one not quite as good as a cheaper one?Not voting on price.


It’s which... highly subjective.

In general the Panasonic likely works well in more than just the test conditions reviewers use. Less nuisance with software updates etc
pedant9910 h, 58 m ago

Can OLEDs be transported flat?I recall that PLASMAs needed to be …Can OLEDs be transported flat?I recall that PLASMAs needed to be transported upright.


Would like to know this too?
superhans011327th Dec

[Video] this is the only unbiased video i have been able to find,they say …[Video] this is the only unbiased video i have been able to find,they say the worst is LG,then the 2nd worst is Sony,then the 2nd best is Panasonic,then the best is Phillips,bearing in mind they all use the same LG oled panel,and part owned by the chinese, Philips is able to out perform in every way over the LG in the first year of manufacture,says all it needs to about how LG just don't care about their customers,i had to calibrate my tv as out of the box it is set to eco mode,there are you tubers who calibrate tv's for a living and give a step by step guide on how to tune the red green and blue to be as close to a natural image as possible,obviously they won't do this in the shop to show the tv's potential,but mine is night and day different from out of the box,i thought these image processing problems couldn't be sorted by LG,they have had 7 years to do it, so it must not be possible,unfortunately all the other 3 manufacturers tv's are better than the LG oled,everyone who sell oled tv's won't tell the truth,ask a customer sales assistant about stutter, screen tearing, soap opera effect, poor standard terrestrial tv rendering,so the LG is perfect so long as there is nothing faster than walking pace action,definitely no sport or action films, no turning heads fast, or driving past trees, or large collections of animals in one group, or you want to watch f1 on channel 4, oh you can't watch it live like on android, you have to wait to the next day by them you have found out who won, as liberty media tell you on you tube,poor show LG,if you don't like the tv take it back,LG have got away with it for to long, 7 years now and none of the problems have been fixed,They take us for mugs but what are we supposed to do when we are fed lies from every source of supposedly unbiased reviews,these tv's are supposed to be the pinnacle of what is possible and cost a small fortune,they need serious work and LG need to lose alot of sales to start to fix their tv's,Rant over,but if it makes 1 person think, this guy owns a LG 55" C6 really maybe those people are the ones to trust not sellers or you tubers,all i am saying don't LG oled.


I've got the Philips POS9002, very happy with it but, from reading into all this I don't think there's really much in it for the average viewer - they all seem to have their strengths and weaknesses. Specialists and true 'cinephiles' would probably pick me up on what the differences are but it doesn't bother me. Nice to know my TV won though
MRP27th Dec

It’s which... highly subjective. In general the Panasonic likely works w …It’s which... highly subjective. In general the Panasonic likely works well in more than just the test conditions reviewers use. Less nuisance with software updates etc


And What Hifi ....

This Panasonic is still £2k

whathifi.com/pan…iew

so comfortably more than the LG B7V and the LG reviews better. Don't think you can beat the LG for quality and value for money but obviously everyone makes their own decisions.
Supports the latest HDR10+ standard too unlike Sony and LG. If you have an Xbox One you want a display that supports that as it's coming to the XBO shortly.
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