HX800 for last year's models. All below are Vestel.
Difficult to know when the real panasonic starts
If you want 5 year warranty, it's £649 at John Lewis.
Its a Vestel, so I'd recommend going for the equivalent Hitachi or Toshiba branded set (around £450-550). The actual TV's are the same, with minor cosmetic differences in both the hardware and software.
Yeah I suppose, just thought the energy ratings were based on actual consumption of power regardless of device
I assume its to put pressure on TV manufacturers to further reduce energy usage. Having a rating of A++ means that the manufacturers are unlikely to put R&D into improving energy usage. Having a rating of G looks terrible, so manufacturers are more likely to try and improve it and "save the planet".
Why is that, if easy to explain... Seems very odd
The energy rating used to be A++, but the system changed a couple of months ago, so now all TV's have terrible ratings. No 4K TV scores better than E.
Couple of people asked if it’s worth upgrading from plasma. I feel I may address that question as I only used plasma before and never used LCD or it’s successors LED, QLED due to a few crucial flaws with poor SD upscaling or ‘black being grey’ issues to name a couple. I decided to go for oled despite ‘burn in’ concerns. I’ve done so as the overall picture quality is amazing. Although it’s worth to remember that a bright room and anoled tv isn’t a good combination. also if you require tv mainly for video gaming or to keep static pictures on it than other technologies may be better option.
That's sellers for you .The Hz 980 is 50/60hz but some sellers show it as 100/120hz.
Yeah I just saw on the instruction manual.. Still no mention of it on the sellers website though which is a bit naughty.
They are not miselling as they state which elements are hdmi 2.1 comliant on Panasonics literature.
I know that, I have an RTX 3070, I'm just curious as to how they could get away with essentially mis-selling.
Its a professional quality OLED panel; same tech but improved image quality; have a look on YouTube. Interestingly TV companies and film studios use OLED panels which cost >£30K for complete colour accuracy.
ouch, 980 looking more tempting every day then
When this model was released it was £2499 for the 55 inch so l can only assume the new one will be in that sort of price range.
whats Pro OLED and is it going to carry a big premium over outgoing model?
Good price but outgoing model . New one has the Pro OLED panel which I would wait for.
It wasn’t that price when I posted this last night :(
That is some poor luck with Sony OLEDs you had, my LG Cx broke down within less then 3 months use. I heard Sony quality control maybe better but I hear others can get faulty Sony oleds also like yourself so perhaps its just luck of draw sometimes. TVs are certainly not like they use to be imo, I still have an LCD 20+ years old still working fine, odd that it cost £100 vs the £1000+ oled and last 20 years longer ain't it. LG did say oleds will be more cheaper in 2021/2, but I think they are not going to reduce prices straight away and maybe only £200-300 off roughly. Hopefully with TCL making their own OLEDS in 2 years time we get more better price wars and an actual proper decrease in OLED prices.
It's LCD, but probably almost 10 years old. Will not be a knock off, since they will have bought it off a major retailer.
This model is being replaced by the JZ1500 model which has the OLED Pro panel; will cost more mind but it is a better TV
Unfortunately it has gone out of stock already. Nice Post though - thanks (y)
Good price, especially if you're getting the 9x nectar offer too. I think most people would rather pay around £150 more and get new with a 5yr warranty, but this is a good deal if you don't mind a bit more risk https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-tx-55hz980b-2020-oled-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-55-inch-with-freeview-play-dolby-atmos-free-5-year-guarantee-3693720?utm_source=mappshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=3693720&utm_campaign=2021-03-27
I had one previously and ended up having 3 replacements in 12 months. Not the best CS to deal with. Absolutely no way would I spend that kind of money through them on eBay . Also, even though it says Panasonic it’s not actually them who administer the sale or warranty etc
And for that reason alone, I'm out. Personally wouldn't consider buying a TV with less than 5 years warranty. Had too many big names have issues over the years, long before 5 years. Without the warranty I had I would have been screwed.
Love to know what people think of the differences going from panasonic plasma to panny oled. Went to gz950 from decent spec plasma. Hdr is impressive but full hd, terrestrial and motion feel like a step down and less natural looking to my eyes.
Good price! They also have a good deal on the 65" - you want to post that, or should I?
Same way I went. I loved my old Panny plasmas but the OLEDs are something else..
I have this TV and think it’s great. Apps are pants but the PQ is just great for the price point.
Bought the other day for £989 price matched at richer sounds then they have price matched again today to this price :) :)
Many thanks for all the helpful information mate, I've learnt quite a bit... 👌🏾.
They are larger and fill up more space but they are still just one pixel, its the same info etc just stretched so to speak. Where you might of had truth mixed with misconceptions is traditionally larger tvs may have not focused so much on gaming etc and so might have lagged behind other models, but it would of just been because they didnt design the tv with gaming in mind. Also less processing is the main way to lower input lag, tvs processing gaming signals isnt necessary, the signal is perfect and thus actually reducing processing down or to zero is what will create low input lag. The larger tvs you have experience with may of been better if you had taking steps, if you can name the input in the menu as pc is one, plugging the hdmi into a specific hdmi socket labelled pc can help, turning on 1-1 pixel mapping, or zero over scan can help.
No need to be condescending when trying to explain things, it doesn't make you look cool... (see the comment below to see how it's done without being a...) Anyway, I thought that bigger pixels require more processing, because there will be a larger area to fill on the screen with colour etc. According to you, that's not the case.. Care to explain why (genuinely interested to know). If you're going to be condescending again, don't bother explaining.
A 4k 65" tv has the same amount of picels as a 24" 4k tv, amount of pixels would have a correlation to input lag for your given reason, not how big and spread out the pixels are.
I can't tell if you're trolling.... but... incase you are actually serious..... for eveyone elses benefit..... That is complete and utter nonsense. (lol) I don't even know where to begin.... but...... Bigger TV's have the same number of pixels as little tv's.... they're just bigger pixels. So... the video processing being done is basically identical. And no, they don't do "more processing per pixel cause the pixel is more obvious as it's bigger".... (zombie)
The panel is like the engine, the wheels more are like the bezel or the remote. The panel is the screen you watch and the most expensive component, so really not like the wheels on a car.
Everyone is i need HDMI 2.1 (:I No you don't this will do 4K 60 so unless it's for PC gaming it will be fine.
Richer sounds are beating it by £10 with a 6 year warranty.
Yes, it's a good deal BUT I don't think this has any HDMI 2.1 ports so if that's important to you (mainly for gaming), you might want to skip. If you don't care about HDMI 2.1, I'd buy this over a LG CX.
Amazing TV's. I currently have the 2019 GZ950b. Unbelievable picture accuracy out of the box, I only changed minimal settings, pretty much calibrated.
Not even the master series panny have 2.1 unless you wait for the 2021 sets
I did a side by side comparison with Sony A8H. The PQ on this was better no doubt. The motion processing was better on Sony. The sound was better on the Sony. I had to change the settings too often on the Sony to get the right PQ, and this even varied per programme let alone per app. Android TV was great but even my wife agreed the PQ was just better. We were desperate to keep the Sony as we already have a Panasonic in the house but this was just the best value for money overall. Soundbar added and bishbashbosh I've got a satisfactory setup.
Is this hdmi 2.1 ?
I went instoreand compared panasonic, sony and lg oleds. LG looked a bit cartoonish, colours popped but it looked unnatural. Sony and pana were both fab, but for me the nod went to pana. It did indeed look very natural. They were significantly better than the lg to my eyes. I ended up buying the model above this one and its incredible
Visit compare spec and price site Kagoo to see the difference
Thanks. I have an nVidia shield so not too bothered about apps. Was just wondering if this Panasonic had any stand out features that the LG doesn't have.
Sony if you want Android and don't want to be restricted with which apps you can install. Picture quality is pretty much the same on the OLEDs. Bought the LG BX but wish I had bought a Sony.
Check the reviews on AVForums. But not much in it with this generation between the big four manufacturers. LG's have HDMI 2.1, so if you have a gaming rig capable of running games at higher frame rates, they will have the edge there. Panasonic have an edge in terms of picture processing, near black detail, etc. Sony have an edge in terms of motion, provided you are susceptible to those issues to a greater degree then the artefacts/soap opera effect motion processing can introduce. Personally I tend to turn it all of as it annoys me more then sample/hold motion issues. They all have reasonably accurate OOTB settings which will reproduce an accurate picture. I prefer Panasonics OOTB Pro modes, but really not much in it this year.
Bx will be better for gaming
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