PANASONIC TX-55EZ952B 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV at Currys for £1699 (£1444.15 after cashback)
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PANASONIC TX-55EZ952B 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV at Currys for £1699 (£1444.15 after cashback)

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Found 6th May
Credit to Xanth on the Selfridges thread who mentioned the curry’s deal. I couldn’t find it on here so went searching and found it was a 15% quidco code on the £1699 Curry’s price. That brings it down to £1444 with a 5 year warranty and interest free credit.

It seems the best price at the moment but I’m still wavering as I’m tempted by the LG B7 at £1399 with Richer Sounds.
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You are a gentleman Ricky for crediting me.... unexpected but appreciated.
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You are a gentleman Ricky for crediting me.... unexpected but appreciated.
Speaking to Richer Sounds salesman ... He said motion processing better in Panasonic v LG B7 and also THX certification for watching movies in stunning colour..I am not a TV expert.
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I think the B7 comes with Dolby Vision but the panny doesn’t. No idea if that’s a major thing or not but certainly one of the main differences. I have an 8 year old Panasonic Plasma which has been excellent and may sway me back to another Panasonic. Decisions decisions
Don't they give u the cashback on the prevat price? And price not guaranteed as has to track etc etc
Edited by: "danskis" 6th May
Ricky22 m ago

I think the B7 comes with Dolby Vision but the panny doesn’t. No idea if t …I think the B7 comes with Dolby Vision but the panny doesn’t. No idea if that’s a major thing or not but certainly one of the main differences. I have an 8 year old Panasonic Plasma which has been excellent and may sway me back to another Panasonic. Decisions decisions


Dolby vision.... If it takes off. Samsung tv's do not do dolby vision either. There are competing formats at the moment, but the Panasonic model does receive lots of praise for it natural colours.

I would take is over the lg due to its picture processing and natural colour.

The LG does have a better smart o/a. That does not mean that the Panasonic Firefox os is bad though
Edited by: "danskis" 6th May
danskis2 m ago

Dolby vision.... If it takes off. There are competing formats at the … Dolby vision.... If it takes off. There are competing formats at the moments, but the Panasonic model does receive lots of praise for it naturals colours


I've got the b7 and the recently added technicolor mode (fw update) is amazing for sdr and HDR content.
danskis2 m ago

Dolby vision.... If it takes off. Samsung tv's do not do dolby vision … Dolby vision.... If it takes off. Samsung tv's do not do dolby vision either. There are competing formats at the moment, but the Panasonic model does receive lots of praise for it natural colours.I would take is over the lg due to its picture processing and natural colour.The LG does have a better smart o/a. That does not mean that the Panasonic Firefox os is bad though


On a set at this price point and spec, calibration is key
htfc996 m ago

On a set at this price point and spec, calibration is key


Agreed, so put it anotherway

LG, worse picture processing, worse colours pre professional calibration. Better os and dolby vision (not many sources for this atm)

Panasonic, better picture (out of the box). Better picture processing. More natural colours. Os not quite as good. No dolby vision (however not my sources for this at present. No guarantee it will ever become mainstream, by which time we will all be chasing 8k tv's)
danskis15 m ago

I would take is over the lg due to its


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danskis8 m ago

Agreed, so put it anotherwayLG, worse picture processing, worse colours …Agreed, so put it anotherwayLG, worse picture processing, worse colours pre professional calibration. Better os and dolby vision (not many sources for this atm)Panasonic, better picture (out of the box). Better picture processing. More natural colours. Os not quite as good. No dolby vision (however not my sources for this at present. No guarantee it will ever become mainstream, by which time we will all be chasing 8k tv's)


Agreed here as well, providing you can live with the poor OS on panny, I would go panny most times.

However it’s worth noting their support for their OS on tv’s is equally shocking and soon after models are discontinued their support will end and no more updates will come.

I personally don’t really use smart features, so the picture quality is all that counts to me.
This time last year it was priced at £3500, now a realistic price..
Panny lost their credibility since they started sleeping with Vestel. Prefer to buy from LG and reward them for developing OLED and persisting with it
I've seen the Panny round a friend's last night, lovely picture but the OS is horrible V my B7. The out of box picture on LG doesn't match Panny but once calibrated it does so it's a bit of a moot point, it takes all of 10 minutes to calibrate with settings from AV forums.

As for THX cerification - meh - most reviewers say that the prof 1 & 2 are the out of the box best pre calibrated settings, it was same on my old Panny Plasma. I never touched the THX settings ever.

Bottom line is glad went with LG bit Panny a nice set of you don't want to bother tweaking.

Oh and if you're a gamer the LG has better input lag V Panny
Edited by: "neill.martin" 6th May
danskis1 h, 27 m ago

Agreed, so put it anotherwayLG, worse picture processing, worse colours …Agreed, so put it anotherwayLG, worse picture processing, worse colours pre professional calibration. Better os and dolby vision (not many sources for this atm)Panasonic, better picture (out of the box). Better picture processing. More natural colours. Os not quite as good. No dolby vision (however not my sources for this at present. No guarantee it will ever become mainstream, by which time we will all be chasing 8k tv's)


They are already using Dolby vision on Netflix, and also in gaming.....
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£1400 was always my bite point for the LG B7 but I can’t help thinking it may drop to £1,300... do I wait.... I’ve been researching and monitoring prices for a couple of months now.
neill.martin57 m ago

I've seen the Panny round a friend's last night, lovely picture but the OS …I've seen the Panny round a friend's last night, lovely picture but the OS is horrible V my B7. The out of box picture on LG doesn't match Panny but once calibrated it does so it's a bit of a moot point, it takes all of 10 minutes to calibrate with settings from AV forums. As for THX cerification - meh - most reviewers say that the prof 1 & 2 are the out of the box best pre calibrated settings, it was same on my old Panny Plasma. I never touched the THX settings ever.Bottom line is glad went with LG bit Panny a nice set of you don't want to bother tweaking.Oh and if you're a gamer the LG has better input lag V Panny


The panny os is not terrible just OK. The picture processing of the chip beats the LG out of the park. Bit like the Sony a1 chip. The panels are exactly the same otherwise as both supplied by LG.

I put lag of either as both fine.
Panny is also ugly & plasticy. The LG's especailly E7 are way better looking with a glass/,metal finish.
Yes looks matter when u r spending so much.
danskis18 m ago

The panny os is not terrible just OK. The picture processing of the chip …The panny os is not terrible just OK. The picture processing of the chip beats the LG out of the park. Bit like the Sony a1 chip. The panels are exactly the same otherwise as both supplied by LG.I put lag of either as both fine.


You can quote chips, processing etc etc all you like - it all means nothing when it comes down to whether you can calibrate into that RGB - which you can on both. I've seen both with my own eyes with 4k pumped through them and the picture difference is absolutely zero......the motion processing is identical for sports etc. You literally cannot tell the difference.

Every single review states LG is the best for input lag, but you're right unless you're an absolute hardcore gamer then it's splitting hairs.

People can sit on here debating boring technical mumbo jumbo all dayzm, the proof is in the pudding ie the picture, and it's outstanding on both. Brand loyalists are a real bore....

The LG a better choice on looks, OS, input lag, and Dolby Vision....simple
Edited by: "neill.martin" 6th May
neill.martin20 m ago

You can quote chips, processing etc etc all you like - it all means …You can quote chips, processing etc etc all you like - it all means nothing when it comes down to whether you can calibrate into that RGB - which you can on both. I've seen both with my own eyes with 4k pumped through them and the picture difference is absolutely zero......the motion processing is identical for sports etc. You literally cannot tell the difference. Every single review states LG is the best for input lag, but you're right unless you're an absolute hardcore gamer then it's splitting hairs.People can sit on here debating boring technical mumbo jumbo all dayzm, the proof is in the pudding ie the picture, and it's outstanding on both. Brand loyalists are a real bore....The LG a better choice on looks, OS, input lag, and Dolby Vision....simple


You obviously support your purchase choice. Reviewers and owners of the Panasonic state that it has a more natural and better colour reproduction and motion performance. If you read avforums, for example, even some LG owners say the same. So there are appreciable differences. HDR 10+ is a growing open standard form of HDR that is already available and being used by streaming services and going to be on 4K blu rays. Dolby Vision is growing too but as yet there are only a couple of titles that people on forums even agree benefits and doesn't look 'wrong'. And if you find you hate the OS you could always get an AppleTV down the road to bypass much of it. Once it's set up it's not like you'll be diving into sub menus etc. any way and you can always stick things in general usage to the home screen.
As ever, peeps should go look in store and/or get a demo and take a few discs - PG ones so the store may play them.
if I'd have the choice when I got my e6 and what I know now id have gone for Panasonic over LG purely for the motion processing. I've never seen so many interpolation artefacts on my e6. the splash effects that it causes is too regular. I know it's the same in 2017 LG oled models too. I'm also an owner of a vt65 panny and the motion processing on that is superb. I'd expect this panny oled to be the same
Bought this when it was £2000, so much better than the LG. One thing to know is there is 4x HDMI ports, two of them DO NOT support HDR, and one of the ports which does support HDR is also the only ARC (soundbar) HDMI. I’ve had to connect my soundbar via optical instead, not too much difference.
CTTT933 m ago

Bought this when it was £2000, so much better than the LG. One thing to …Bought this when it was £2000, so much better than the LG. One thing to know is there is 4x HDMI ports, two of them DO NOT support HDR, and one of the ports which does support HDR is also the only ARC (soundbar) HDMI. I’ve had to connect my soundbar via optical instead, not too much difference.


how is motion interpolation on this set? I'd expect it to be very good?
Edited by: "daveykinetic" 6th May
daveykinetic19 m ago

how is motion interpolation on this set? I'd expect it to be very good?


Brilliant, I watch a lot of sports mainly football, and on other TV sets I’ve had it’s almost unbearable to watch with the motion blur (Samsung big culprit). On this Panasonic motion blur is non existent for me.
encaser55 m ago

You obviously support your purchase choice. Reviewers and owners of the …You obviously support your purchase choice. Reviewers and owners of the Panasonic state that it has a more natural and better colour reproduction and motion performance. If you read avforums, for example, even some LG owners say the same. So there are appreciable differences. HDR 10+ is a growing open standard form of HDR that is already available and being used by streaming services and going to be on 4K blu rays. Dolby Vision is growing too but as yet there are only a couple of titles that people on forums even agree benefits and doesn't look 'wrong'. And if you find you hate the OS you could always get an AppleTV down the road to bypass much of it. Once it's set up it's not like you'll be diving into sub menus etc. any way and you can always stick things in general usage to the home screen.As ever, peeps should go look in store and/or get a demo and take a few discs - PG ones so the store may play them.


Yes ever they should compare - something I already said I did last night on my friends brand new one. I left his house glad I'm an LG owner.......there was not discernible difference in picture quality but the LG is more aesthetically pleasing, is more future proofed because of the HDR, which only increase with time, has a superior OS, and finally has lower input lag....

The Panasonic a lovely OLED but I saw absolutely nothing last night which made me think ah man I wish I had one.....this is the first LG I've ever owned, I was a Panny Plasma owner before this, so I know they make decent sets.

At the end of the day it's subjective, even my Panny owning mate said he preferred the OS on my LG and couldn't see a difference in picture.
Is there a code, thought it was cash back ? Need to amend price to exclude the cashbac
Edited by: "Spenfica" 6th May
CTTT9315 m ago

Brilliant, I watch a lot of sports mainly football, and on other TV sets …Brilliant, I watch a lot of sports mainly football, and on other TV sets I’ve had it’s almost unbearable to watch with the motion blur (Samsung big culprit). On this Panasonic motion blur is non existent for me.


wow. motion on football is terrible on my e6 especially in 4k
stuff.tv/pan…iew there are lots of other reviews which back up what I saw with my own eyes - inferior HDR performance. People saying oh there is not much HDR material are just trying to make yourselves feel better about your purchase - fact is your OLED is not future proofed. Us LG owners will be enjoying true HDR content whilst you fiddle around with your THX settings
neill.martin9 m ago

https://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/tx-55ez952b/review there are lots of other …https://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/tx-55ez952b/review there are lots of other reviews which back up what I saw with my own eyes - inferior HDR performance. People saying oh there is not much HDR material are just trying to make yourselves feel better about your purchase - fact is your OLED is not future proofed. Us LG owners will be enjoying true HDR content whilst you fiddle around with your THX settings


I'd prefer the better motion processing in the panny. my e6 is the worst tv I've ever owned in terms of motion. with true motion enabled it's artefact city. I've seen nothing like it lol
daveykinetic3 m ago

I'd prefer the better motion processing in the panny. my e6 is the worst …I'd prefer the better motion processing in the panny. my e6 is the worst tv I've ever owned in terms of motion. with true motion enabled it's artefact city. I've seen nothing like it lol


The e6 is last gen.....should never enable true motion anyway, it makes everyone look like walking mannequins lol
neill.martin11 m ago

The e6 is last gen.....should never enable true motion anyway, it makes …The e6 is last gen.....should never enable true motion anyway, it makes everyone look like walking mannequins lol


I only use true motion for football. it's impossible not to the blur is soo bad. there's not much difference between 2016 and 2017 LG oleds. especially in motion processing. the e6 is also capable of hdr Dolby vision and hlg just as the 2017 models
Edited by: "daveykinetic" 6th May
daveykinetic1 h, 25 m ago

I only use true motion for football. it's impossible not to the blur is …I only use true motion for football. it's impossible not to the blur is soo bad. there's not much difference between 2016 and 2017 LG oleds. especially in motion processing. the e6 is also capable of hdr Dolby vision and hlg just as the 2017 models


I think this whole motion blur thing is very subjective a bit like the green haze effect on plasmas, some people's eyes have huge issues with it.

I used to hate it, but thankfully have no motion issues.
neill.martin18 m ago

I think this whole motion blur thing is very subjective a bit like the …I think this whole motion blur thing is very subjective a bit like the green haze effect on plasmas, some people's eyes have huge issues with it.I used to hate it, but thankfully have no motion issues.


I wish I didn't have issues with motion but sadly I do with oled tech. I've yet to see this panny in action but I'd just imagine the motion processing being better than LG as Panasonic are renound for it
daveykinetic27 m ago

I wish I didn't have issues with motion but sadly I do with oled tech. …I wish I didn't have issues with motion but sadly I do with oled tech. I've yet to see this panny in action but I'd just imagine the motion processing being better than LG as Panasonic are renound for it


Yeah, to be fair hard for me to judge as I don't have issues with it.

I can't imagine anyone being unhappy with the Panny - OLED is on another planet, it's what pulled me from my old last gen Panny Plasma which was unbeatable by any bog standard 4k TV until oled came along with affordability!
Edited by: "neill.martin" 6th May
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neill.martin1 h, 2 m ago

Yeah, to be fair hard for me to judge as I don't have issues with it.I …Yeah, to be fair hard for me to judge as I don't have issues with it.I can't imagine anyone being unhappy with the Panny - OLED is on another planet, it's what pulled me from my old last gen Panny Plasma which was unbeatable by any bog standard 4k TV until oled came along with affordability!


I’m still on a panny S10 but with the advanced menu hack opened up to improve pic. Basically I’ve not seen anything that can touch it until the OLEDs. Have you gone for the Panny or the LG?
Ricky13 m ago

I’m still on a panny S10 but with the advanced menu hack opened up to i …I’m still on a panny S10 but with the advanced menu hack opened up to improve pic. Basically I’ve not seen anything that can touch it until the OLEDs. Have you gone for the Panny or the LG?


I went for the LG last year, one of my friends bought the Panny last week, popped round for a demo last night - awesome oled.

It seems if motion judder etc is something you get affected by the Panny definitely the way to go. I'm really happy with LG it's incredible once calibrated. Not a huge amount of HDR stuff on Netflix etc yet, but that will only increase with time.

Can't remember which Panny Plasma I had , it was one of the last gen ones with Pioneer kuro tech in it. Was incredible.
I actually prefer my vt65 to my LG oled e6. one of the reasons I'm thinking about selling the e6 and getting this set is motion. I've never been able to get used to the e6 as my main living room tv and I've had it just over a year. football being the worst for motion
I'd love to know if Panasonic have sorted their Amazon prime video app out. Pay all this money for a tv that might require you to purchase a firestick (or other device) to watch Netflix etc
quidco 15% off has now ended unfortunately
daveykinetic1 h, 40 m ago

quidco 15% off has now ended unfortunately


Thought it was meant to end midnight 7th ?
danskis6th May

Dolby vision.... If it takes off. Samsung tv's do not do dolby vision … Dolby vision.... If it takes off. Samsung tv's do not do dolby vision either. There are competing formats at the moment, but the Panasonic model does receive lots of praise for it natural colours.I would take is over the lg due to its picture processing and natural colour.The LG does have a better smart o/a. That does not mean that the Panasonic Firefox os is bad though


I’ve got Panasonic with Firefox os. It’s atrocious.
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