Samsung UE49MU7000 49" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV £689 (with code) @ John Lewis & Co-Op Electrical
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Samsung UE49MU7000 49" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV £689 (with code) @ John Lewis & Co-Op Electrical

£689£799 14% Co-op Electrical Deals
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Edited by:"Erinath"Found 22nd Nov
Just add code BF60 for £60 off. John Lewis are willing to match the price, but it will not include the free sound bar they are offering at that price. They are selling it for £799. Been torn between this & the LG 49SJ800V, but can't resist at this price.

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Original Poster

I just went on Live Chat on the John Lewis website to get the price match. Link to the TV on John Lewis: johnlewis.com/sam…310

TV Specifications:
  • Series7
  • Display
    • Resolution3,840 × 2,160
    • Screen Size49"
    • Screen CurvatureN/A
    • 10 bit SupportN/A
  • Video
    • Picture EngineUHD Upscaling Engine
    • PQI (Picture Quality Index)1900
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR 1000
    • Dynamic Contrast RatioMega Contrast
    • Micro DimmingUHD Dimming
    • Precision Black (Local Dimming)Precision Black
    • Dynamic Crystal ColorN/A
    • Active Crystal ColorYes
    • Wide Colour Enhancer (Plus)N/A
    • PurColourN/A
    • Auto Depth EnhancerN/A
    • Contrast EnhancerYes
    • Auto Motion PlusYes
    • Film ModeYes
    • Peak IlluminatorPeak Illuminator Pro
  • Audio
    • Dolby Digital PlusYes
    • DTS CodecYes
    • Sound Output (RMS)40W
    • Speaker Type2.1CH (Down Firing + Front Firing)
    • WooferYes
    • Multiroom LinkYes
    • Blutooth AudioYes
  • Smart Service
    • Voice InteractionUK English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Brazilian Portuguese
    • TV PlusN/A
    • Web BrowserYes
    • One App SupportYes
    • Smart ViewYes
  • Tuner/Broadcasting
    • Digital BroadcastingDVB-T2CS2 x 2
    • Analog TunerYes
    • 2 TunerYes
    • CI (Common Interface)CI+(1.3)
    • Data BroadcastingHbbTV 1.5(CZ,SK,DE,AT,FR,ES,EE) / HbbTV1.0(PL,HU,CH,BE,NL,LU,PT,FI,DK) / MHEG 5(UK,IE)
    • TV Key SupportN/A
  • Convergence
    • TV to Mobile - MirroringYes
    • Mobile to TV - Mirroring, DLNAYes
    • 360 Video PlayerYes
    • 360 Camera SupportN/A
    • Bluetooth Low EnergyYes
    • RVUN/A
    • WiFi DirectYes
    • TV as Hub SupportN/A
    • TV as Things SupportN/A
    • IoT Client Application (SmartThings App)N/A
  • Connectivity
    • HDMI4
    • USB3
    • Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)N/A
    • Composite In (AV)N/A
    • Ethernet (LAN)Yes
    • Audio Out (Mini Jack)N/A
    • Digital Audio Out (Optical)1
    • Ex-Link ( RS-232C )1
    • CI Slot1
    • HDMI A / Return Ch. SupportYes
    • HDMI Quick SwitchYes
    • Wireless LAN Adapter SupportN/A
    • RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input)1/1(Common Use for Terrestrial)/2
    • Wireless LAN Built-inYes
    • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)Yes
  • Design
    • DesignSlim Edge
    • Bezel Type3 Bezel-less (70
    • Front ColourStainless Silver
    • Light Effect (Deco)N/A
    • Stand TypeA-shape (Branch)
    • Swivel (Left/Right)N/A
    • Slim TypeSemi-Edge Slim
  • Additional Feature
    • Décor Mode Picture EngineN/A
    • Décor ModeN/A
    • Low Power (Décor Mode)N/A
    • Instant OnYes
    • ProcessorQuad-Core
    • AccessibilityVoice guide(UK English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian(only when connecting to Network in EE,LV,LT))/ Enlarge/ High contrast/ Learn TV Remote(UK English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian(only when connecting to Network in EE,LV,LT))/ Multi-output Audio
    • One Connect (Jack)One Connect Mini
    • Digital Clean ViewYes
    • Auto Channel SearchYes
    • Auto Power OffYes
    • Caption (Subtitle)Yes
    • Connect Share™ (HDD)Yes
    • ConnectShare™ (USB 2.0)Yes
    • Embeded POPYes
    • EPGYes
    • Extended PVRYes
    • Game ModeYes
    • OSD Language27 European Languages + Russian(only for EE,LV,LT)
    • Picture-In-PictureYes
    • BT HID Built-inYes
    • USB HID SupportYes
    • Time ShiftYes
    • IPv6 SupportN/A
    • MBR SupportYes
    • Ultra Clean ViewYes
  • Eco Feature
    • Eco SensorYes
    • Energy Efficiency ClassA
  • Power
    • Power SupplyAC220-240V 50/60Hz
    • Power Consumption (Max)170 W
  • Dimension
    • Package Size (WxHxD)1237.0 x 744.0 x 150.0 mm
    • Set Size with Stand (WxHxD)1090.3 x 706.2 x 246.1 mm
    • Set Size without Stand (WxHxD)1090.3 x 634.1 x 55.3 mm
  • Weight
    • Package Weight19,3 kg
    • Set Weight with Stand14,7 kg
    • Set Weight without Stand14,3 kg
  • Accessory
    • Remote Controller ModelTM1750A (*UK: +TM1240A)
    • Batteries (for Remote Control)Yes
    • Samsung Smart Control (Included)Yes
    • Optional Stand SupportN/A
    • Mini Wall Mount SupportYes
    • Vesa Wall Mount SupportYes
    • Floor Stand SupportYes
    • TV Key Dongle (Included)N/A
    • User ManualYes
    • E-ManualYes
    • ANT-CableN/A
    • Power CableYes
    • Slim Gender CableN/A

Hi,
Did you get a case# for this?
Would be helpful for me to quote?
If you dont mind?

how do you do Live Chat?

Original Poster

aearose25 m ago

how do you do Live Chat?


Go to johnlewis.com/sam…310 & just under the navigation bar, near the top right corner you will see a Live Chat link. It greys out when they have no one available, but keeps turning black again.


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Sorry, no case number as yet as I chose Live Chat. The TV is coming tomorrow between 2pm & 9pm.
Edited by: "Erinath" 22nd Nov

Differences between this and the 7070, anyone?
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 22nd Nov

Does anyone know if Richer Sounds will price match this?

Good deal! Who else is waiting till tomorrow and friday?
Looking for a 49 inch tv
Hope that LG tv will be for less than £400
Let’s see!!!

thanks.
this worked.

soundbar out of stock now

Original Poster

andy90_wfc2 h, 7 m ago

Differences between this and the 7070, anyone?


According to Which? Magazine "This TV, the UE49MU7070, differs only slightly from the UE49MU7000. Here, you get Samsung's new One Remote (more below) and the bezel and stand are dark grey rather than silver" but they give the same 73% score for both & both are considered Best Buys.


psd992 h, 4 m ago

Good deal! Who else is waiting till tomorrow and friday?Looking for a 49 …Good deal! Who else is waiting till tomorrow and friday?Looking for a 49 inch tvHope that LG tv will be for less than £400 Let’s see!!!


Thanks. I was really tempted to wait too, as I wouldn't be surprised if better deals are still to come. I figure at least with the Never Knowingly Undersold promise that if this drops any lower, I can request a refund of the difference. I cancelled my LG 49SJ800V simply because this has twin tuner, so makes sense with it having a built in PVR. Was a tough decision to make though, especially as this TV does not have Freeview Play.
EDIT: Looks like you need an external hard drive to use PVR.
Edited by: "Erinath" 22nd Nov

andy90_wfc16 m ago

Differences between this and the 7070, anyone?


Only tiny bit better PQI and different remote so nothing major

Erinath3 m ago

According to Which? Magazine "This TV, the UE49MU7070, differs only …According to Which? Magazine "This TV, the UE49MU7070, differs only slightly from the UE49MU7000. Here, you get Samsung's new One Remote (more below) and the bezel and stand are dark grey rather than silver" but they give the same 73% score for both & both are considered Best Buys.Thanks. I was really tempted to wait too, as I wouldn't be surprised if better deals are still to come. I figure at least with the Never Knowingly Undersold promise that if this drops any lower, I can request a refund of the difference. I cancelled my LG 49SJ800V simply because this has twin tuner, so makes sense with it having a built in PVR. Was a tough decision to make though.


Samsung tvs are much better than LG. LG looks so dim when compare to Samsung in any shop but thats my opinion

Original Poster

waheedaamir13 m ago

Samsung tvs are much better than LG. LG looks so dim when compare to …Samsung tvs are much better than LG. LG looks so dim when compare to Samsung in any shop but thats my opinion


I have read quite a few others saying similar. It was mainly the fact LG doesn't really offer 4k that put me off. Samsung seem to be better for actual 4K, LG better for catch up & some say HDR (though that is highly debatable).

Just brought ue55mu7000 from richer sounds for £799, with 6 year warranty. TBH the sales persons are honest there. They recommended this but not in 55 inch. They advised to buy Sony, which was £650. However I hate Sony android interface on my 8005 and is so laggy and buggy. Leaving it sealed though and will open on Saturday after all black deals confirmed. Richer Sounds did say the will beat any Black Friday price. Was advised to call and they will refund difference,

What external hard drive shall I buy for this TV in order to record programmes?

Bought this TV a week ago at John Lewis and very happy with the picture quality and the sound

Original Poster

obernst11 m ago

Bought this TV a week ago at John Lewis and very happy with the picture …Bought this TV a week ago at John Lewis and very happy with the picture quality and the sound


That's great news. Don't forget you can even apply for the price match up to 28 days after buying, so maybe check to see if it goes lower over this week & then see about getting some money back.

Erinath1 h, 18 m ago

According to Which? Magazine "This TV, the UE49MU7070, differs only …According to Which? Magazine "This TV, the UE49MU7070, differs only slightly from the UE49MU7000. Here, you get Samsung's new One Remote (more below) and the bezel and stand are dark grey rather than silver" but they give the same 73% score for both & both are considered Best Buys.Thanks. I was really tempted to wait too, as I wouldn't be surprised if better deals are still to come. I figure at least with the Never Knowingly Undersold promise that if this drops any lower, I can request a refund of the difference. I cancelled my LG 49SJ800V simply because this has twin tuner, so makes sense with it having a built in PVR. Was a tough decision to make though, especially as this TV does not have Freeview Play.


Wait so this samsung has a built in PVR and twin tuners? Woah thats good but what is freeview
Play?

I also bought tv this week, and got the price match refund.

psd9913 m ago

Wait so this samsung has a built in PVR and twin tuners? Woah thats good …Wait so this samsung has a built in PVR and twin tuners? Woah thats good but what is freeviewPlay?


Freeview play is the catch-up apps integrated into the TV guide, so you can go back in time to select something to play.

Original Poster

psd9918 m ago

Wait so this samsung has a built in PVR and twin tuners? Woah thats good …Wait so this samsung has a built in PVR and twin tuners? Woah thats good but what is freeviewPlay?


I might have misunderstood the specs saying it has extended PVR, going by what obernst said about needing a hdd. It definitely has twin tuners though and also accepts Freesat (though I think you have to choose one or the other). Info about Freeview Play: freeview.co.uk/why…lay

Seen the 7070 in Curry's the other day and it looked outstanding. That was £799. I couldn't see anything that looked better in the budget price range. So if the 7000 is going to be the same for picture quality, then I think I'll go for this. Does anyone know what it's like for HDR? I'm guessing it's the same as all the others in that it's a stretch to call it true HDR being a budget/mid range TV and lacking the high end features?...
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 22nd Nov

Apparently it has a peak brightness of 1000nits so it should be better than most TV's in this price range for HDR. Input lag is supposed to be 13ms

EndlessWaves47 m ago

Freeview play is the catch-up apps integrated into the TV guide, so you …Freeview play is the catch-up apps integrated into the TV guide, so you can go back in time to select something to play.


Gotcha so this tv would not have bbc i player or itv player as an option to download?

Erinath43 m ago

I might have misunderstood the specs saying it has extended PVR, going by …I might have misunderstood the specs saying it has extended PVR, going by what obernst said about needing a hdd. It definitely has twin tuners though and also accepts Freesat (though I think you have to choose one or the other). Info about Freeview Play: https://www.freeview.co.uk/why-freeview/freeview-play


Fair play still got to have the option
Do u think a usb stick will do it? Cables and kids make bad combos lol

Original Poster

psd9957 m ago

Fair play still got to have the optionDo u think a usb stick will do it? …Fair play still got to have the optionDo u think a usb stick will do it? Cables and kids make bad combos lol


I know what you mean about cables & kids. Looking at the instruction manual online, it says "A USB hard drive with a speed of 5,400 rpm or above is recommended. However, RAID-type USB hard drives are not supported." but also says "USB memory sticks are not supported". Some people online say they have had some luck with usb sticks, but others say it is very hit & miss which ones will work. Probably not worth chancing it. I'm trying to find a USB hard drive in the Amazon Warehouse deals, not having much luck so far.

psd991 h, 18 m ago

Gotcha so this tv would not have bbc i player or itv player as an option …Gotcha so this tv would not have bbc i player or itv player as an option to download?


I've not tried every freeview play TV, but those I have seen have all included the ability to view the apps seperately too.

EndlessWaves5 m ago

I've not tried every freeview play TV, but those I have seen have all …I've not tried every freeview play TV, but those I have seen have all included the ability to view the apps seperately too.


How is this going to be for HDR, Endless? Better than the other TV's I've been looking at?

andy90_wfc7 m ago

How is this going to be for HDR, Endless? Better than the other TV's I've …How is this going to be for HDR, Endless? Better than the other TV's I've been looking at?


It might be a bit better, the local dimming system on this isn't very capable but the software control is apparently better than the LG UJ models.

andy90_wfc9 m ago

Was looking at the Panasonic EX700B but it only reaches 344nits. Samsung …Was looking at the Panasonic EX700B but it only reaches 344nits. Samsung claim this can reach 1000nits. And a higher peak brightness is good for HDR, right.


Only if the TV can brighten the backlight in a small enough area to put it on screen without causing excessive haloing. HDR is about increasing the brightness of highlights (glints off metal, light sources, fire etc.) to give more contrast rather than brightening the whole picture

The MU7000 isn't brilliant at that aspect, that's what I meant about the local dimming system not being very capable. Rtings found it hit 417cd/m² on the light sources in it's test scene.

It's probably the best thing for the money for sub-55", the main question is whether it's worth the extra over slightly cheaper TVs without local dimming. Although it's getting pretty close in price now so it's certainly a lot more convincing candidate than it was a month or two ago.

EndlessWaves12 m ago

Only if the TV can brighten the backlight in a small enough area to put it …Only if the TV can brighten the backlight in a small enough area to put it on screen without causing excessive haloing. HDR is about increasing the brightness of highlights (glints off metal, light sources, fire etc.) to give more contrast rather than brightening the whole picture The MU7000 isn't brilliant at that aspect, that's what I meant about the local dimming system not being very capable. Rtings found it hit 417cd/m² on the light sources in it's test scene.It's probably the best thing for the money for sub-55", the main question is whether it's worth the extra over slightly cheaper TVs without local dimming. Although it's getting pretty close in price now so it's certainly a lot more convincing candidate than it was a month or two ago.


Just been having a read of another website.

"You shouldn’t expect the kind of eye-popping HDR spectacle produced on TVs at twice the price, though. Peak brightness came in at 560cd/m² after we’d calibrated the TV, and while that’s less than half that of the best sets, it’s the kind of ballpark figure you should expect at this price point.

19ms in 4K HDR, which makes it an excellent choice for playing reflex-based games.

An extra £420 (over the Hisense 6800) isn't an inconsiderable bump in price, but be in no doubt: it guarantees dramatically better performance across the board, thanks to the Samsung’s 120Hz panel, great SDR image quality, decent HDR performance, and low input lag. 

Whatever you decide, we can confidently state that the Samsung MU7000 is one of the best all-round TVs you’re going to find for £1,000."
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 22nd Nov

So what I'm confused about is... do I upgrade my HD TV just for the 4K, forget all about HDR until the upgrade after this one and save myself £200+.

Or do I pay extra for this MU7000 which offers fairly basic HDR, but an entry level experience none the less. And I have to say it was easily one of the best looking screens I seen at Curry's in this price range (that was the 7070 but I've heard it's exactly the same picture quality).

Really not sure

andy90_wfc12 h, 9 m ago

So what I'm confused about is... do I upgrade my HD TV just for the 4K, …So what I'm confused about is... do I upgrade my HD TV just for the 4K, forget all about HDR until the upgrade after this one and save myself £200+. Or do I pay extra for this MU7000 which offers fairly basic HDR, but an entry level experience none the less. And I have to say it was easily one of the best looking screens I seen at Curry's in this price range (that was the 7070 but I've heard it's exactly the same picture quality).Really not sure





The trouble is £800 does get you a good tv with limitations. £1100 led would buy a great led. Sony is good, however my android interface Is not good. The TVs randomly reboot etc... so I am put off from it.
LG Nano cell Tv’s have deep blacks issue and needs to be in a bright lit room.
At The end of the day look at where you tv is placed and whether the room is well lit ? The Samsung can show white at slight viewing angles, and slight judder which can be a issue. I went for it as our seating arrangements are straight in front of tv.
However I am open to a great deal, hence My mu7000 purchased yesterday (richer sounds £799) is still sealed.
I hope this helped.

Original Poster

If you have the money & the space, the 55" of this works out much better value for money. It offers a true 10 bit panel (this one is 8bit + frc) and you get the sound bar: hotukdeals.com/dea…567

g7paul14 h, 30 m ago

The trouble is £800 does get you a good tv with limitations. £1100 led w …The trouble is £800 does get you a good tv with limitations. £1100 led would buy a great led. Sony is good, however my android interface Is not good. The TVs randomly reboot etc... so I am put off from it. LG Nano cell Tv’s have deep blacks issue and needs to be in a bright lit room. At The end of the day look at where you tv is placed and whether the room is well lit ? The Samsung can show white at slight viewing angles, and slight judder which can be a issue. I went for it as our seating arrangements are straight in front of tv. However I am open to a great deal, hence My mu7000 purchased yesterday (richer sounds £799) is still sealed. I hope this helped.


I'm going to go for the LG 49SJ800V I think Paul. £599. And it's for a games room/bedroom to replace my HD Panasonic. It is always well lit unless it's night and the lights are turned off on purpose to watch a film haha. I guess no matter what you choose in the mid range tier, there's going to be limitations. You get what you pay for and if you think the OLED's can be a few thousand, you have to accept the downgrade obviously. But replacing what is just a standard HD TV, I don't think I can go wrong with either the LG 800v or Samsung MU7000, especially as I'll be gaming primarily and I've heard the input lag is pretty low.
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