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Samsung UE55HU6900 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55 inch - JL PriceMatch £879 @ John Lewis
Samsung UE55HU6900 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55 inch - JL PriceMatch £879 @ John Lewis

Samsung UE55HU6900 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55 inch - JL PriceMatch £879 @ John Lewis

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Full Ultra HD, 3840 x 2160 resolution
Smart Hub with Wi-Fi connectivity & Freeview HD
Powerful Quad Core processor for efficient performance

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How does this compare to the Moto G? Sorry, but it seems that every post demands an answer to this question these days!

scrimpersdelight

How does this compare to the Moto G? Sorry, but it seems that every post … How does this compare to the Moto G? Sorry, but it seems that every post demands an answer to this question these days!

The moto g will fit in your pocket

Comes up £949 for me

I was ready to buy this a couple of weeks ago, but then I started reading the reviews and to model (budget level entry model) appears to suffer from motion blurring...

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm

On most of the 4k sets they all display very slow moving crystal clear images, however I saw this in currys and event to my untrained eye I could see some of the problems referred to in the slightly too technical review.

The price is great, but I guess, sadly for me, you get what you pay for...

have you confirmed they do a price match for this company

Original Poster

furious1978

Comes up £949 for me



You have to place a request here with PRC Direct Link with £879

Original Poster

queensclose

have you confirmed they do a price match for this company



Thank you for your price match request for the Samsung UE55HU6900 TV.

I have looked into your request and will be happy to match the price of £879.00 for the TV seen at PRC Direct.

To place this order with us please visit our website. When you have received your items(s) and are satisfied with your purchase, please let me know by return email and I will process a refund of the price difference.

geek1981

Thank you for your price match request for the Samsung UE55HU6900 TV.I … Thank you for your price match request for the Samsung UE55HU6900 TV.I have looked into your request and will be happy to match the price of £879.00 for the TV seen at PRC Direct.To place this order with us please visit our website. When you have received your items(s) and are satisfied with your purchase, please let me know by return email and I will process a refund of the price difference.



cool

geek1981

You have to place a request here with PRC Direct Link with £879



cheers

Submitted a price match, shame it isn't a 60" though thanks OP

Good price, but poor reviews

Original Poster

chipup

Good price, but poor reviews



Where did you see poor reviews ? Please dont compare this TV with a high end one, this is entry level affordable ultra HD. Perfect if you don't want 3D.

I considered it myself, but there is no CMR in this Samsung, which has an effect on the display. Dont get me wrong its a good price for a 4k TV, however that being said, all the reviews say that the panel is only good for static 4k images, ie. pictures, as once motion is introduced its not that great.

Google the model and you will find plenty of reviews, which I read before purchasing the 48H6700 last week

Original Poster

if you look further down on the comments on hdtv test website, most people are happy with 4K content. Samsung have pushed couple of firmware updates after this blog was posted.

use code: 4kreally
to get it at £849

Banned

Nice price

This is one of the TV's I researched in Friday before leaving & opting for a non 4k Sony 55W8.

If you look at the specs, you will see its a bottom entry 4K TV, which is not that good at all. You'll be disappointed watching any sport or movies on this (either in HD or 4K) & it's not a good TV for gaming.

For this price point & where the 4k technology sits at the moment, you'd be better off either buying a top spec HDTV or leaving this 9-12 months until the 4k technology matures.

A few of the points from the experts review:

the TV’s motion is rated at CMR (Clear Motion Rate) 200 which is lower t … the TV’s motion is rated at CMR (Clear Motion Rate) 200 which is lower than any non-entry-level Samsungs in recent memory – by comparison, the step-up HU7500 and HU8500 UHD series boast CMR of 1000 and 1200 respectively



The bottom right of the screen holds probably the most conspicuous LED … The bottom right of the screen holds probably the most conspicuous LED indicator we’ve ever seen on a flat-screen television, which may prove distracting in a dimly-lit viewing environment. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a way to turn it off permanently during our brief time spent with the set.



We noticed that navigating the user menu did become sluggish once 4K … We noticed that navigating the user menu did become sluggish once 4K content was displayed



Motion was where the UE55HU6900 fell apart.



Yet when there’s medium-fast pans, the on-screen picture degraded into a b … Yet when there’s medium-fast pans, the on-screen picture degraded into a blurry mess.



being a basic model with important features stripped, the Samsung HU6900 … being a basic model with important features stripped, the Samsung HU6900 provides no way of boosting motion resolution beyond the baseline LCD level of 300



The included [Motion Plus] interpolator merely applied dejudder (causing … The included [Motion Plus] interpolator merely applied dejudder (causing soap opera effect) but not deblur processing – in fact, this is the first time we’ve seen the [Blur Reduction] option missing from the [Motion Plus] “Custom” submenu on a Samsung television



The UHDTV’s 4K resolution only holds true on a static picture; on a moving … The UHDTV’s 4K resolution only holds true on a static picture; on a moving image you’d be lucky to get 1K



The UE55HU6900 doesn’t support native 24fps playback, which means that B … The UE55HU6900 doesn’t support native 24fps playback, which means that Blu-ray movies will display with subtle telecine judder



The Samsung UE55HU6900 is a case of you get what you pay for. Yes it’s 4 … The Samsung UE55HU6900 is a case of you get what you pay for. Yes it’s 4K, but only when the picture on screen is mostly still. Once the camera starts panning, resolution drops away quite noticeably, and unfortunately there’s no motion-enhancing technology available on the set to reduce blurring


Edited by: "ChrisUK" 2nd Dec 2014

Almost any LCD/LED set will show some motion blur. Only the ones at the very tops of the range hide it well. It's (one of) the downsides of the technology. With 4k requiring so much more processing for all those extra pixels, the lower end models are only ever likely to more prone to it. (As the reviews of many 4k sets are starting to bear out)

It's all down to how sensitive you are to it. Coming from plasma, just about every LCD/LED set I see looks like a blurred mess to me but others seem to be OK with it.

Decent price for what it is though.

Edited by: "sancheez" 2nd Dec 2014

Original Poster

@ChrisUK Mate, you spent too much time copy pasting from someone else's blog :). If you look at Kagoo rating it has a 98 score and have very good review from people who bought/used the TV. When it comes to smart TV there is no doubt Samsung have much better features than other smart TVs in the market and this one also comes with 4 X HDMI 2.0 ports. Again if you want to spend more than 1k there are much better TVs around but for an entry level this is pretty good.
I know i won't use 3D so don't want to spend money on a Tv with that feature. Also if you don't want UHD, you can get a pretty good one in £600-800 price range , don't have to spend this much.
Edited by: "geek1981" 2nd Dec 2014

geek1981

@ChrisUK Mate, you spent too much time copy pasting from someone else's … @ChrisUK Mate, you spent too much time copy pasting from someone else's blog :). If you look at Kagoo rating it has a 98 score and have very good review from people who bought/used the TV. When it comes to smart TV there is no doubt Samsung have much better features than other smart TVs in the market and this one also comes with 4 X HDMI 2.0 ports. Again if you want to spend more than 1k there are much better TVs around but for an entry level this is pretty good. I know i won't use 3D so don't want to spend money on a Tv with that feature. Also if you don't want UHD, you can get a pretty good one in £600-800 price range , don't have to spend this much.



All the reviews reflect a similar picture of this TV, as I say, I was purchasing a TV on Friday & this was one of the models I was looking at. Quotes above are from the HDTV test guys, who imo, have always been accurate in their findings & post updates when due.

If you look at Kagoo, a ton of those come from people like yourself & many others on HUKD who just see "4K 55 £879" & think it's a bargain, when it's not really & it could possibly be a big let down if you were expecting a great picture to view 4k content on.

You can always ignore the facts & purchase it, you may even like it....

geek1981

Where did you see poor reviews ? Please dont compare this TV with a high … Where did you see poor reviews ? Please dont compare this TV with a high end one, this is entry level affordable ultra HD. Perfect if you don't want 3D.



exactly. I bought it for the same price as for a hdtv and is completely fine for the money. much better than spending on 3d TV. of course no comparison to tv,'s costing £2000!

Original Poster

Just got a new AMEX card and got 5% cashback on everything for 3 months. So another 5% knocked off from £879.
I got delivery date this friday - Anybody know good deals on a sound bar which works with these?

My dad bought this TV around 3 months ago and this Blur you are talking about is not that intrusive. Netflix 4k looks amazing with a great range of vibrant colours in action scenes ect, IMO the panel is not bad at all, unless you feel you need to spend more money to be the 'best' then don't look twice.

The smart features on this TV are perfect, with screen mirroring and fast Smart TV menus, I also love the smart remote, you just point and click with a little bubble on the screen showing you where you are pointing.

The guy's you are referring to test TVs that cost thousands so yeah they are going to notice stuff that the average consumer will not, I'm 18, tech savvy and an electrical engineer. Trust me when I say this price is HOT

Not a good TV for gaming then though?

dinealone

Not a good TV for gaming then though?



The input lag is quite low & decent for gaming on that front, but you're going to suffer form motion blur on fast paced games (FPS, Fifa etc), so you can make your own decision on that front.

razorharley

The guy's you are referring to test TVs that cost thousands so yeah they … The guy's you are referring to test TVs that cost thousands so yeah they are going to notice stuff that the average consumer will not



This TV cost a grand a half on launch.

And the lack of 24fps support would drive me mental. Without that, you will get some judder/stutter from bluray playback. Impossible not to. If you're buying a TV with movies being a main concern, you would be crazy to buy a TV that doesn't support 24fps.

Same with any motion blur. At all. I'm so used to the lack of it on plasma that I find it really noticeable on pretty much every LCD/LED I see.

This is a good price, but I still wouldn't buy it.

bharats

use code: 4kreally to get it at £849



Don't give up your day job!

ChrisUK

All the reviews reflect a similar picture of this TV, as I say, I was … All the reviews reflect a similar picture of this TV, as I say, I was purchasing a TV on Friday & this was one of the models I was looking at. Quotes above are from the HDTV test guys, who imo, have always been accurate in their findings & post updates when due.If you look at Kagoo, a ton of those come from people like yourself & many others on HUKD who just see "4K 55 £879" & think it's a bargain, when it's not really & it could possibly be a big let down if you were expecting a great picture to view 4k content on.You can always ignore the facts & purchase it, you may even like it....



Chris - if you dont mind me asking - which TV did you go for (I'm in same position and looking for a decently priced 4k TV and have also decided against this for the reasons listed in the reviews...)

P.S Assuming that Chris responds I'm posting this as a message rather than a PM so that other users of the site can see the alternatives to this deal and compare.

got it on black friday for £799 last 1 in kingston ,owwwww yer

sharkmark

Chris - if you dont mind me asking - which TV did you go for (I'm in same … Chris - if you dont mind me asking - which TV did you go for (I'm in same position and looking for a decently priced 4k TV and have also decided against this for the reasons listed in the reviews...) P.S Assuming that Chris responds I'm posting this as a message rather than a PM so that other users of the site can see the alternatives to this deal and compare.



It was the Sony KDL55W829

Original Poster

Really? I won't spend £899 on a normal 1080p TV anymore. Would rather wait and save money for an X85 if I waned Sony.

All this blah ain't getting us nowhere

geek1981

Really? I won't spend £899 on a normal 1080p TV anymore. Would rather … Really? I won't spend £899 on a normal 1080p TV anymore. Would rather wait and save money for an X85 if I waned Sony.



Hence Post #17, keep up - hotukdeals.com/dea…158

It's £699 really (£799 inc £100 sound bar on Black Friday)

Was in exactly the same boat mate & couldn't find a 4k TV which ticked all the boxes under £1700. Then weighed it up, £900 more than the W8 for a 4K picture with limited content, it didn't make sense.

Hope all who have purchased find it a decent tele though, everyone's eye sight & needs differ

your an idiot huh

bharats

your an idiot huh



You're

Original Poster

ChrisUK

Hence Post #17, keep up - … Hence Post #17, keep up - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue55hu6900-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-55-inch-jl-pricematch-879-john-lewis-2070158#post23551738It's £699 really (£799 inc £100 sound bar on Black Friday)Was in exactly the same boat mate & couldn't find a 4k TV which ticked all the boxes under £1700. Then weighed it up, £900 more than the W8 for a 4K picture with limited content, it didn't make sense.



See you back in the TV market in next few months cos everyone will have an UHD soon and you ended up buying a shiny new LED only with 3D glasses which you never going to use anyway.

Everyone will have UHD and no UHD content to watch. lol.

When a UHD panel can match the PQ of my current TV (none of them can currently), and there is some content actually available, then I might think about it.

Suspect that won't be for a few years yet ...

Original Poster

sancheez

Everyone will have UHD and no UHD content to watch. lol.



Netflix and youtube already have 4K content and most On-Demand apps to follow soon. Most 4K content will be delivered on apps via network on your smart TV rather than hardware plugged into TV. another reason you should buy a good smart TV.
Edited by: "geek1981" 3rd Dec 2014

geek1981

Netflix and youtube already have 4K content and most On-Demand apps to … Netflix and youtube already have 4K content and most On-Demand apps to follow soon. Most 4K content will be delivered on apps via network on your smart TV rather than hardware plugged into TV. another reason you should buy a good smart TV.



lol

I have an excellent smart TV. And I never use the smart features. I have a reasonably high spec HTPC connected to it that does all that much much better. And a Tivo box. I bought the TV for it's picture quality. If there had been a 4k one even close to matching it, I might have considered it. But there wasn't. And still isn't. Maybe once they get OLED right ....

As for content, what proportion of Netflix is currently 4k? I'd be surprised if it was even close to 5%. And youtube? I can't say I ever sit in my living room and watch youtube on TV. I watch movies, sports, gaming and normal (non-sports) TV ... in that order. How much of that is available in 4k? Pretty much zero.

Not to mention the amount of bandwidth you're chewing through streaming 4k stuff. ISP's won't like that if it ever goes mainstream. And I see NetFlix have already hiked the price for the few 4k versions of things they do have.

In a few years, IF 4k has matured to a point where it's worthwhile, and a set is available that can match my current one for PQ (OLED hopefully .... LCD/LED sucks), then I'll upgrade.

As I've said previously, if I had to buy a new TV tomorrow, although this is a good price, this wouldn't be it. I'd take a higher quality 1080p set (probably a high end Sony as decent plasmas are few and far between now) and worry about 4k if/when it becomes more mainstream. I'm not in any rush so I'll stick with quality of picture of quantity of pixels ....

(I'll also add, I didn't especially want 3D, but the TV happens to have it. And I have to say, I don't use it often, but when I do it is actually pretty damn good .... but thats because it's a high quality panel. On my OH's lower quality panel, the 3D is pretty average and I probably wouldn't ever bother using it ...)
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