Samsung QE55Q8C 55 inch Curved 4K Ultra HD Premium HDR 1500 Smart QLED TV (6 Year Guarantee) £1299 with Code @ Richer Sounds
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Samsung QE55Q8C 55 inch Curved 4K Ultra HD Premium HDR 1500 Smart QLED TV (6 Year Guarantee) £1299 with Code @ Richer Sounds

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Found 26th Apr
Best price I've seen for this model over £1499 elsewhere!

Use code FLASH200 to bring the price down to £1299 was £1499

Samsung QE55Q8C features include:

  • 55-inch UHD LED-backlit screen
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1500
  • 10 bit QLED colour
  • HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG HDR support
  • Screen Curvature: 4200R
  • Supreme UHD dimming
  • Moth Eye anti-reflection technology
  • Mega contrast
  • Peak Illuminator Pro
  • UHD upscaling
  • Picture Quality Index (PQI): 3200
  • Smart TV with voice recognition via smart remote
  • Twin Freesat & Freeview tuners
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Plus, DTS codec, 4.1 down-firing and front-firing speakers with woofer, 60W RMS
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, ethernet, HDMI x4, ARC support,
  • USB x3, digital audio output (optical), screen mirroring, DLNA,
  • Bluetooth, CI slot, Anynet+
  • Power consumption: 190W
  • Energy efficiency class: B
  • Remote controls: TM1750A + TM1240A
  • Size without stand (WxHxD): 1225.3 x 705.7 x 90.8 mm
  • Size with stand (WxHxD): 1225.3 x 790.2 x 300.8 mm
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Clarification: Price is £1,499 and its £200 cashback claim if you purchase a named Samsung Soundbar.

That is not the same as £1,299. Have i misunderstood?
it is £1299, FLASH200 to get the extra £200 off
Seems a lot of money just so my wife can watch coronation street
yespleasesir20 m ago

Seems a lot of money just so my wife can watch coronation street


Paid nearly double that for our 65" XE9005 this time last year just so the missus can watch the psychotic pampered housewives of dinlow county
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Helpful2 h, 2 m ago

Clarification: Price is £1,499 and its £200 cashback claim if you purchase …Clarification: Price is £1,499 and its £200 cashback claim if you purchase a named Samsung Soundbar.That is not the same as £1,299. Have i misunderstood?


Yep! Use code FLASH200 to bring the price down to £1299!
Edited by: "cbr6fx" 26th Apr
cold for samsungs dodgy marketing tactic hoping dumb people will think this is oled
If you're spending this kind of money it might be worth spending bit more to get the LG B7V
Still voted hot though!
Great tv. The brightness and colour level of QLED look better than OLED when watching HDR I think
2018 and people still buy lcd. Crazy
Give me OLED for this price not half baked QLED!! Samsung and their rubbish confusing jargon.
baked_bean_face7 h, 52 m ago

If you're spending this kind of money it might be worth spending bit more …If you're spending this kind of money it might be worth spending bit more to get the LG B7V


My exact foughts hoping the LG b7 drops in price again I snoozed and lost out on the £1369 price...
Does this have any advantages over the 55XE9305?
stringsonfire1 h, 29 m ago

Does this have any advantages over the 55XE9305?


I just got a refund for the Sony 55ex9305. The clouding. The software was awful to be honest. It's very bright panel but I really couldn't find a natural picture the Samsung looked better. Also the TV is VERY heavy...
Is this comparable to LG OLED55B7V? I really need a TV, and I am tired of waiting for that one to drop somewhere they'll price match to...
NibblyPig52 m ago

Is this comparable to LG OLED55B7V? I really need a TV, and I am tired of …Is this comparable to LG OLED55B7V? I really need a TV, and I am tired of waiting for that one to drop somewhere they'll price match to...


Not really, the LG is an OLED display, this Samsung is an LED display.
Am sure prices on last year's will drop further world cup time...
581d14 h, 15 m ago

2018 and people still buy lcd. Crazy


You're disrespecting poor people who can't afford OLED by saying that, plenty of class warriors loitering round this parish who will advise you on empathy

As for me personally, until some other manufacturer starts making OLED panels I'll stick to LCD because I can't stick Lucky Goldstar pun very much intended.
Samsung QE55Q8F is the not curved version but it will cost you an extra £100.00 which I think is the cost of straightening out the curve....but still there is an elegance to this tv that none of the other brands can live up to & as for the one nearly invisible wire connecting the external peripherals box Samsung is ahead of the primitive alternative junk being flogged. Just walk into a display showroom & see all the various boxes on sale.

As for OLED it is at an end as a technology & will be replaced with Fred Flintstones feet pushing a squawking dinomacawsaurus.
Edited by: "belvaz" 27th Apr
NibblyPig3 h, 50 m ago

Is this comparable to LG OLED55B7V? I really need a TV, and I am tired of …Is this comparable to LG OLED55B7V? I really need a TV, and I am tired of waiting for that one to drop somewhere they'll price match to...


Not really. The B7 is a much better TV in general, though if you're only planning on watching things in a well-lit room, there won't be that much to choose between them. Any sort of lighting (be it sunlight, room lighting or bias lighting behind the TV) helps to hide the weaknesses of LCD TVs.
belvaz25 m ago

but it will cost you an extra £100.00 which I think is the cost of …but it will cost you an extra £100.00 which I think is the cost of straightening out the curve...


Hahahaha brilliant that has made laugh out loud, much to the annoyance of the person sat on the table next to me in Costa on Tritton Lincoln
Aretak48 m ago

Not really. The B7 is a much better TV in general, though if you're only …Not really. The B7 is a much better TV in general, though if you're only planning on watching things in a well-lit room, there won't be that much to choose between them. Any sort of lighting (be it sunlight, room lighting or bias lighting behind the TV) helps to hide the weaknesses of LCD TVs.


I have the 55B7V and it is AWESOME. Picture quality is so good that even HD has a 3D depth to it. Everything is configurable but is fine just out of the box. Pricey? maybe, but worth every penny.
Chasloyal2 h, 20 m ago

You're disrespecting poor people who can't afford OLED by saying that, …You're disrespecting poor people who can't afford OLED by saying that, plenty of class warriors loitering round this parish who will advise you on empathy As for me personally, until some other manufacturer starts making OLED panels I'll stick to LCD because I can't stick Lucky Goldstar pun very much intended.


On the first part, I bought my oled at the same price as this £1299 so it's very much competitively priced and affordable.

On the second part, There are already other manufacturers of oled panels other than LG.
Have to love the anti LCD gangs on here.

OLED is lovely for great angles, and you'll get very good pure blacks. But the brightness isn't great and neither is the price. Its a newish technology and nobody is sure how it will cope with long term use, they also burn in pictures if left on for too long with the same screen(a game for example may have the same stats in the same corner while you play)

Like anything else in the world, older technology is generally going to be much cheaper but also a perfected art. A qled is unbelievably bright and excellent for HDR, it smashes OLED massively in the HDR fight. It can't compete on the dark scenes but if you prefer vivid colours a oled isn't a great time
581d1 h, 45 m ago

There are already other manufacturers of oled panels other than LG.


Not in the TV realm though. All OLED TVs use panels manufactured by LG Display. Samsung are the biggest producer of OLED panels there is, but have to pretend that they don't believe in the technology when it comes to TVs because LG's patents stop them making them for their TVs. It's silly.

jonnyh13245 m ago

Have to love the anti LCD gangs on here.OLED is lovely for great angles, …Have to love the anti LCD gangs on here.OLED is lovely for great angles, and you'll get very good pure blacks. But the brightness isn't great and neither is the price. Its a newish technology and nobody is sure how it will cope with long term use, they also burn in pictures if left on for too long with the same screen(a game for example may have the same stats in the same corner while you play) Like anything else in the world, older technology is generally going to be much cheaper but also a perfected art. A qled is unbelievably bright and excellent for HDR, it smashes OLED massively in the HDR fight. It can't compete on the dark scenes but if you prefer vivid colours a oled isn't a great time


All very subjective stuff. People say that OLED's brightness isn't great, yet they get brighter than all but the very, very best LED-lit TVs from the past couple of years (at least when not displaying a full field white test pattern). If you own a mid-range or slightly older LCD TV, it almost certainly doesn't come close to OLED's peak brightness. Yet people point at light cannons like the XE93 as if they're the standard for LCD TVs, and they're just not.

As for "smashes OLED massively in the HDR fight"... just nonsense really. HDR isn't only about peak brightness and specular highlights. Contrast plays a massive role in effective HDR, and OLEDs smash massively any LCD TV ever made in that comparison. Some of the most effective uses of HDR are for contrast between very bright objects in very dark surroundings, and no technology does that better than OLED, with the deepest blacks and no backlight blooming. The best TV for HDR changes from scene to scene, let alone between different content.

And QLED is an overpriced joke, frankly. The Sony LCDs from the XE93 upwards provide a far, far better HDR experience, with much better local dimming and higher peak brightness in real scenes, rather than test patterns. The QLEDs have extremely unimpressive measured peak brightness on anything except test patterns. The very best QLED from 2017, the Q9F, measures just 690 nits in a real scene, despite hitting over 1400 nits on a test pattern.

rtings.com/tv/…-q9

That's only 20 nits more than the B7 OLED manages in the same test.

rtings.com/tv/…led

The XE93 manages 1442 nits in the same real scene test, incidentally. I guess QLED's great if you sit around watching test patterns all day though.

None of this is to say that you should absolutely buy an OLED, incidentally. There are plenty of other valid concerns about the technology, including screen burn. But at least buy a TV that's actually going to deliver what you want, if massive brightness is what you crave above all else. Because there's nothing funnier than hearing QLED owners ramble on about how bright their TV is and how they chose it over an OLED because OLED's so dim, when in fact there's a gnat's fart between them in actual content.
Edited by: "Aretak" 27th Apr
581d3 h, 0 m ago

On the first part, I bought my oled at the same price as this £1299 so …On the first part, I bought my oled at the same price as this £1299 so it's very much competitively priced and affordable.On the second part, There are already other manufacturers of oled panels other than LG.


As @Aretak has already said be it Sony, Panasonic, Philips or whoever if the telly is OLED Lucky Goldstar manufactured the panel.

As for 'competitively priced' I've been shouted down by the 'workers united' brigade on here and firmly told not everyone can afford bigger brand televisions when questioning the wisdom of buying 600 quid Hisense sets on here so they would firmly inform you 1300 quid televisions are the domain of self entitled millionaires
jonnyh1323 h, 2 m ago

Have to love the anti LCD gangs on here.OLED is lovely for great angles, …Have to love the anti LCD gangs on here.OLED is lovely for great angles, and you'll get very good pure blacks. But the brightness isn't great and neither is the price. Its a newish technology and nobody is sure how it will cope with long term use, they also burn in pictures if left on for too long with the same screen(a game for example may have the same stats in the same corner while you play) Like anything else in the world, older technology is generally going to be much cheaper but also a perfected art. A qled is unbelievably bright and excellent for HDR, it smashes OLED massively in the HDR fight. It can't compete on the dark scenes but if you prefer vivid colours a oled isn't a great time


Well said.
belvaz17 h, 35 m ago

Samsung QE55Q8F is the not curved version but it will cost you an extra …Samsung QE55Q8F is the not curved version but it will cost you an extra £100.00 which I think is the cost of straightening out the curve....but still there is an elegance to this tv that none of the other brands can live up to & as for the one nearly invisible wire connecting the external peripherals box Samsung is ahead of the primitive alternative junk being flogged. Just walk into a display showroom & see all the various boxes on sale.As for OLED it is at an end as a technology & will be replaced with Fred Flintstones feet pushing a squawking dinomacawsaurus.


@belvaz - where did you see it for that price? It's showing as 2199 on Richer Sounds.
Barboro3728th Apr

@belvaz - where did you see it for that price? It's showing as 2199 on …@belvaz - where did you see it for that price? It's showing as 2199 on Richer Sounds.


No it ain't that:

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I just rang Nottingham fishing for that FLASH200 code to get applied to Q8F and they weren't having none of it, the geezer said they still got loads of curved Q8's in warehouse stock but the flat Q8's are as good as gone with only a few individual shops having the odd one or two.

Perhaps these might drop even further than this current 1300 quid ticket, if they got that many they're still stuck with it would seem rather likely.
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