Nah bluray is an established format much like VHS. Betamax was far superior - just didnt get the support VHS did. I think Blu ray is similer, its was the format that got all the support. I know thats not your point, but sarcasm requires some knowledge :)
No that would be HD dvd
If you’re spending that much you might as well step up and say hello to the Panasonic UB-820
I have this TV and although the viewing angle issue isn't great its such a good picture and Dolby Vision is so impressive that I personally wouldn't write it off.
I've got the 40" for the bedroom and agree, only consider this if you're gonna be sitting directly in front. If that's the case then it's a cracking set once you've got the picture settings sorted to your liking. Overall picture quality and HDR is really impressive for the price, especially from an edge lit panel.
Great price, I got my 58" model for £630 from Richer Sounds
Same here .....viewing angles are HORRIBLE I would not recommend this set unless you are always going to be looking at it from the front.
Thanks. That looks good. Ideally I would prefer a centre stand but I could use a bracket and would prefer android tv.
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Got the hx800 in the 40" and the marketing of this TV is ridiculous. The cinematic Hollywood picture they tell you about is awful, totally lifeless and dull. Gotta play about with the settings to achieve a more vibrant, punchy picture which is actually excellent for the money, especially from an edge lit TV.
Are you sure it was this same model and size? I paid £549 for the 50" one a couple of months ago from Richer Sounds. That was only because I got a price match. They were selling it reduced for £599. The 65" one wouldn't have been £500. (confused)
I was thinking the same thing, maybe the hx580b, but not the hx800b.
Yup, still one of the best tvs ever sold. I got one in early 2017 for a steal. I won't replace until it dies. Air in a can is good for the fans.
I bought DX902 from RicherSound in 2016. Still using it. Picture quality is amazing. Only issue is fans noise. It has few fans to keep the heat level low. The fans make noise.
This TV has all of those apps, they are included as part of Freeview play.
Need a fire stick 4k for £50 for all the apps. I've just bought a Panasonic HX800 and the app store is a joke. About 20-30 apps lol so had to get the fire stick to compensate. I'd have avoided Panasonic altogether because of the bare bones app store if it wasn't for the fact that 43" is slightly too big for the space where I need to put it in the bedroom and the HX800 is the best 40" 4k TV available.
No worries mate, have a good weekend too.
Got a Sky Q box so all good. Each to their own with their own setup and a tv purchase (y)
app store on PANAs are woeful. No ITV, CH4 OR 5 catchup apps. Iplayer is there.
Got the 40" from JL for £479 a couple of days ago. Picture quality is amazing for the price once you've tuned it properly........ I'd go with JL and pay the extra £60 for the 5 year guarantee.
As a comparison, Amazon had the 50GX800 for about £475 last Autumn, but of course with just the standard 12 months guarantee. As the 800 model is a proper Panny and not a rebadged Vestel, I think the price is fair.
Excellent TV for the money, great image quality and solid motion handling.
Why? It's an excellent mid range TV.
Bought the older gx800 in 2019 for 450 refurbished. Great great tv. No complaints other than it doesn’t have Apple TV built in.
The only people who buy the LED over OLED are those on a budget or those who need something smaller than 48". Not everyone can afford to pay 50-100% extra for an OLED panel. I bought a 40" Panasonic HX800 from JL for £479 the other day, mainly because I needed something even smaller than 43" for the bedroom where the TV is gonna be quite close to me and also because I'm on a budget and this was £799 when it was released a year ago so a decent saving.......... but yeah, if there's no size restriction and money is no object then OLED all the way!! By the way, the HX800 has amazing picture quality for the price, especially considering it's an edge lit TV.
This article explains and compares the three main technologies. https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-type/qled-vs-oled-vs-led
Cheers for the reply, seems like a no brainer tbh. OLED is the way forward
It should be fine. If your concerned go and have a look at one in a shop such as Currys the buy online from the site that has the deal. The Hz 980 Oled has a HDR brightness of 690 nits on a 10 percent window. This TV appears to have 410 nits on a 10 percent window so the Oled is actually brighter.
Would the OLED be okay in a bright living room? Ie it wouldn't be too reflective would it ? I did consider OLED but I thought with the living room being so bright..
They have discovered over in Avforums that this is a 50hz panel so suffers with 24p motion issues. It's not the same screen as last year's 950 or the 1500.
Good brand, good tv especially for cinema or tv, 5 years warranty and all this for £850!
Relevant only to gaming at the moment I think
I agree.l think the whole it's got to have hdmi 2.1 debate and it being the holy grail is not that relevant at the moment as the technology is not fully developed to make full use of it at the moment. The below link explains this.
Best TV at this price point bar non .And yes I own a lg oled. Costco sold out so this looks like next best thing . I presume lack of hdmi 2:1 will have people complaining but seriously like to know how much this REALLY matters in gaming at moment . We all have 4 k TVs now but content still poor and forget about 8k content .
I think it should all be done straight out of the box. If it all goes South after a 4 or 5 years then fine. Buy an Amazon stick or whatever floats your streaming boat. For me (with young kids) I prefer to keep the number of remotes required down to a bare minimum. That said I am sure the TV is great otherwise in terms of pq.
'effortless access to steaming content with PANASONIC's my Home Screen 5.0 operating system.'; do they may access to games platforms or should it have read streaming?
I always take the approach of buying a telly to be dumb but to connect smart devices to it. That way you can keep up to date with the latest versions of apps even beyond the timeline when the TV stops updating, makes the TV last longer before coming obsolete
yeah thats a shame, its like the LG A1 why not just take it from 120 down to 100 why all the way down to 60... 2 HDMI 2.1s most people probably only have 1 console or the other anyway and off you go. ah shame.
I don’t believe any Panasonic tv has Disney or Now Tv apps
Can this be bought using the Costco Online Only membership?
It's only 50/60Hz. It's the real downside to this TV. The picture will be better than equivalent LG or Sony models but if your after faster motion Sony is better and for gaming LG is better.
right but u dont have to hit 3k to get the best panel though, like the BX/CX gap is about £200 and people say thats worht it. and for those with a bit more money the extra £300 or so on that will get you to the GX, but the G1 has the best panel. so if prices will be the same this time next year its more like 800-1500 then 3k. unless u really want to go for the latest release.
Thanks mate for that
When it was released it used the older 2019 oled panel - unlike the gz1000 & others in the range which used new brighter 2020 panels. It also has a different stand & slightly different (inferior) motion processing than the gz1000.
What would the difference be between this and the 1000 model?
2020 models (which this is) don't. 2021 models will have 2.