Samsung’s Q80T QLED TV lets you experience spectacular picture detail, with vibrant colour, exceptional contrast and HDR 1500 brightness that doesn’t fade over time. AI optimises b… Read more
I have the q80t55 for my Ps5. Outstanding quality next best thing to the OLEDS without the worry of screen burn 2.1hdmi 120hz which covers you for the long run. You'll find advice saying wait etc but you could do this every year, as technology always improves.
Great deal. I paid not much less than this for the 55 inch version last year. Great set.
This looks good. Does anyone know what the Game Enhancer+ is like and how this handles next-gen gaming?
You'll be immersed in your favourite shows with the 4 Side Ambilight feature on the Philips 70PUS9005/12 70" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV with Google Assistant.The intelligent LEDs… Read more
Yeah I have mine on vivid too.
Nice one - I'll give it a try tonight. In addition to doing this, would you put your ambilight on "vivid" mode? I generally find that to be the most impactful of the ambilight options
The colours are considerably brighter, more saturated and just more dynamic for want of a better word. The standard setting on a white wall even with brightness turned up is reasonably subtle. Telling the settings that my white wall is yellow makes it try harder as the colours would be lost against a yellow wall. It lights up my entire 8 feet high by 15 feet wide ish wall.
WHat is the difference, mate, when you do that?
It’s a good price but tbh I find Philips pictures to be kind of soft and muted. You can buy a ambilight light set up and connect to any tv if that’s what you are looking for. I think you would be better off buying that and say something like a hisense large screen ( their new range is grabbing a lot of awards ) Probably be about the same cost for the higher end Hisense if you add the lights but you’d get a lot better picture quality in general.
Spoke to Costco, said TV is with courier and should contact you with a date today/tomorrow at latest with aim to deliver on the 14th. Delay has been caused by lack of delivery slots available apparently.
I received a text message saying they aim to contact me within 3 business days to arrange delivery within 5 business days but still haven't received anything (today will be the 3rd full day I suppose) but have no clue when it'll arrive. I'm just impatient I guess. I want it now lol.
Yes,my order still states processing. Ordered sun evening, got confirmation email straight away.
Is anyone else still stuck on 'processing'?
Got my Costco confirmations this morning after ordering last night and a delivery request for the 12th
A New Generation of TV
Televisions used to be simple. All you needed was an aerial and your TV would receive and display whatever the networks were offering on a given day. These days, things have changed. Digital TV and the rise of the internet have resulted in much more advanced TVs that are more like a hybrid of computers, smartphones and televisions. Smart TVs are at the head of the pack, but are they worth your money?
Smart TV: Connected to the Internet
While the technology to create Smart TVs has been around since the mid-1990s, it’s only been in the past five years that manufacturers like Samsung have brought advanced models onto the market. The basic format of Smart TVs is simple. High definition displays are combined with “Boxes” which download and store the software needed to offer enhanced internet and interactive services to users. In many ways, it’s a natural development of digital TV, and Smart TVs are rapidly becoming mainstream. In fact, by 2018, some analysts think that all new TVs will be "Smart". So it could be the ideal time to invest in a cutting-edge model.
What are the Uses of Smart TVs?
Why would you buy a Smart TV and not just a 4K or HD TV? Well, the difference is fundamental. Ordinary TVs have very limited digital functions and are basically just displays, whether that’s for gaming consoles, cable TV or Blu-ray drives. Smart TVs come with a computer processor attached in the form of their box. This allows the maker to regularly update software on the system and users to download new apps to add extra functionality to their TV.
The system makes it easier to combine TV watching with services like iTunes. It makes it simpler to manage on-demand TV watching, provides access to online games and social media platforms as well as streaming services like Netflix or Amazon.
With that range of capabilities, it’s obvious that Smart TVs are a useful tool for entertainment junkies. In some cases, they may also allow families to do away with expensive sound systems or even extra computers.
LG Smart TV Possibilities
Different Versions of Smart TVs
Leading Smart TV manufacturers include Samsung, LG and Sony – all familiar names to UK television purchasers. Their products tend to be fairly similar, with variation between different models. For example, you’ll find variations in:
Screen Size – Probably the first thing most TV purchases look for, the size of your screen is a fundamental influence on your viewing experience. The very latest Smart TVs have hardly any bezel (the outer frame of the TV), and are usually around 50 inches from corner to corner.
Resolution – Along with screen size, the picture quality of a Smart TV (or any TV) is another fundamental specification. The latest TVs generate resolutions far in excess of older HD TVs, with 4K Ultra HD systems leading the way. If you are the kind of person who zeroes in on any picture flaws, go for a 4K Smart TV if you can find a good deal.
LED/OLED/Curved – You’ll also need to choose between LED, OLED and curved displays. Curved displays tend to provide a more immersive viewing experience, but are easily the most expensive. OLED displays produce vibrant colours, while LED displays perform at a slightly lower level but use much less energy (and cost less).
Sound – Another key technical requirement of the best Smart TVs is great sonic performance. However, one handy feature of Smart TVs is their ability to interface with Bluetooth enabled home cinema systems and soundbars, allowing you to enhance their sound quality considerably.
Connectivity – A key aspect of Smart TVs is how they connect to other devices. Some of the most advanced TVs can communicate seamlessly with laptops, tablets and smartphones as well as Smart Remotes and Smart Keyboards, but this varies between different models. Look for TVs with Bluetooth capability (not all of them possess this) to maximise your connectivity options.
The Smart TV Interface – There is no standard software system used by all Smart TV manufacturers. Instead, different companies have their own app menus and internet browsing packages, and you won’t feel at home with all of them, so give them a try in person before you buy. Some systems are less flexible than others too. For instance, they may have certain apps that you cannot delete, or the ability to add new apps could be limited. So, check that too before making a purchase.
Smart TV Apps
The core of the appeal of Smart TVs is the software they use, so what differences are there in the packages available?
The most important apps used by Smart TVs are the Operating Systems they use.
LG uses WebOS, which is fast, offers quick USB playback, is well organised and caters for voice commands. Samsung uses a system called Tizen OS which groups apps into “Hubs” like gaming, films or TV, offers viewing suggestions based on your past selections, includes voice recognition and also kinetic gesture-based control as well. Samsung’s system is also known for its high-quality connectivity between Smart TVs and tablets or smartphones. Panasonic have chosen a Firefox based OS which is distinctive due to its easily customisable home page and FreeviewPlay which provides ready access to BBC, ITV and Channel 4 content. Sony uses the Sony Entertainment Network. This offers more storage space than other systems, excellent compatibility with Android devices, the ability to use Apple phones as remote controls, USB playback and voice recognition. Toshiba use the Toshiba Cloud which has an uncluttered "Multi-hub" interface, good USB playback and a fast refresh rate, which should suit gamers. Philips use Philips Smart TV, which has built-in access to 50+ streaming services and innovative on-demand news services which build news content based around the user’s preferences.
Another key thing to look for is whether your Smart TV offers an internet browser as part of the deal. While all Smart TVs connect to wi-fi internet, not all of them come with a web browser as standard due to issues with displaying web pages via TVs (and possibly security worries). However, many do have a browser, so if that’s a key consideration for you, be sure to check the specs before you buy.
Almost all Smart TVs offer access to popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, the BBC iPlayer , All 4 and YouTube as well as music streaming apps like Spotify and Pandora (not iTunes).
They also allow you to connect to gaming services like PlayStation Now. Impressively, this service enables Smart TV owners to stream PS3 games like Assassin’s Creed directly onto their boxes. There are sometimes issues with lag, but the games tend to be completely playable. PlayStation Now requires a separate controller and subscription, although free access sometimes comes as part of Sony Smart TV packages.
Smart TVs also hook-up to social networking sites like Facebook, auction sites like eBay and useful apps like Accuweather, PowerPoint and Skype. The range of different capabilities is impressively broad, and getting larger all the time.
What to Think About Before Buying a Smart TV
Before buying a Smart TV, the first thing to think about are the practical aspects of your TV. Remember, no matter how advanced the software is inside the box, you’ll still need a TV that can be comfortably watched in your home. If you have a relatively small living room or bedroom, going for a slightly smaller screen makes sense. Larger screens are great, but in small rooms they can become hard to follow. Then again, if you are buying a TV for a larger lounge, you can be more ambitious. Go for something 50 inches or more across if you want to achieve full immersion in the TV, sport or movie watching experience.
Another thing to think about is whether you actually need all of the add-ons that come with a Smart TV. Being able to play Angry Birds (/tag/angry-birds) on your TV sounds great, but it might not change your life. Checking social media via your TV remote could be handy for YouTube or Facebook (/tag/facebook) addicts, but with smartphones and iPads (/tag/ipad) around, will you really use it that much?
Smart TVs are probably most useful for families with a diverse range of interests. If you need to record sports, cartoons, films, TV shows or even social media videos, Smart TVs allow you to do so and organise your shows with ease.
However, it’s important to note that you don’t need to purchase a Smart TV to stream from online services like Amazon, Netflix or YouTube. All of this can be achieved on standard HD or 4K TVs by using streaming sticks available from companies like Roku or Amazon (for much less than the cost of upgrading your TV).
Having said that, within a couple of years all TVs sold from major high street and online merchants are going to have Smart TV functionality. So it might be worth adding a streaming stick to your older TV and waiting for the cost of Smart TVs to curve downwards.
What about security concerns? Many people have flagged up concerns about how Smart TVs can be hacked to gain access to personal information and bank accounts. Some have pointed to their use as surveillance tools. Those concerns are more or less theoretical (as far as we know) but the security issue is real, but no more critical than shopping online via your laptop. It looks like the best option is to exercise caution when entering personal details via your Smart TV and to limit your online purchases.
Pros and Cons of Smart TVs
At this point, you’ll probably have decided in your mind whether to go for a Smart TV, a conventional HD or 4K TV, or to stick with your laptop to view streaming services, but a recap of the strengths and weaknesses of Smart TVs could still be useful.
On the plus side:
Smart TVs offer access to a large and growing library of popular apps, including YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Netflix, the BBC iPlayer, Accuweather, Skype and Pandora.
Some Smart TVs allow you to access gaming services like PlayStation Now and to play games without owning a physical console (though you’ll need a controller).
You can play simple online games on all Smart TVs, including popular titles like Angry Birds.
Smart TVs can evolve as manufacturers make software updates, allowing their capabilities to keep pace with technological changes.
You can make video calls and take pictures using Smart TVs, then add them instantly to your social media profile.
Advanced Smart TVs allow for cutting edge tools like voice and gesture recognition.
Smart TVs are available that integrate into Smart Home systems (like the Samsung SmartThings system), enabling you to control things like your home’s heating, security alarms or kitchen appliances.
Then again, you might want to think about the negatives:
You can stream Netflix movies, iPlayer shows or social media videos on older HD or 4K TVs by using devices like Amazon Fire Sticks at a much lower cost than buying a new TV.
Smart TVs do not include compatibility with Apple services like iTunes. To access your iTunes library, you’ll need to invest in an Apple TV.
Sometimes even the most advanced brands of Smart TV are susceptible to crashes and hanging, which could impact upon your viewing pleasure (though these problems are being ironed out).
Smart TVs don’t provide access to cable or satellite digital TV networks. To access those services, you’ll still need to purchase a digital box from the network provider. For example, if you want to watch BT Sport, you’ll need to apply for a BT Vision or YouView box (or stream the limited selection from the BT website.
Concerns have been raised about how vulnerable Smart TVs are to hackers, and whether their cameras could be used as surveillance devices.
However, despite those qualifications, it looks like Smart TVs will be the only option for people buying new TVs within a couple of years. The question for current buyers is whether to upgrade now or later?
There’s not really a simple answer, given that you can add a streaming stick to older systems and they can be hooked up to gaming consoles easily. Some people will adore the ability to scroll between apps easily, while others won’t appreciate the added complexity. It all comes down to whether you are comfortable with the new technology and it adds something to your entertainment experience.
How to Buy Smart TVs
Smart TVs can be purchased almost anywhere that sells conventional flat screen HD TVs. Some of the most popular high street brands to visit include John Lewis, Currys, Richer Sounds, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Argos. It’s probably a good idea to head down to a local shop to have a look at how each TV works and whether the interface is one that you can use comfortably.
When you’ve found a system that you like the look of, you don’t need to buy it in-store. At the hotukdeals Smart TV pages, you’ll also find plenty of discounts from online merchants like Amazon, Appliances Direct, AO and Electrical Discount UK. All of them offer regular reductions on major Smart TV brands like LG, Samsung and Panasonic, so shop around and wait until a killer deal materialises.
It's also a good idea to time your purchase to get the best deals. For example, major manufacturers like Sony and Samsung often run promotions around Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November, and the post-Christmas sales as well. Retailers also tend to lower prices during summer when demand for TVs is lower, so look for deals in July and August too (unless there's a major sporting event that year).
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Smart TVs are changing the way we watch TV, use apps and interact with each other, and they will soon become standard in the UK market. To get ahead of the curve and explore what Smart TVs can do for you, keep track of the deals on offer on the hotukdeals Smart TV pages and secure huge savings on HD TVs from the world’s leading brands.
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q60 is only a basic 60hz and HDR1000 no VRR q70 no FALD but includes 1x 4k@120hz VRR HDMI 2.1 and HDR1000 q80 with FALD including 1x4k@120hz VRR HDMI 2.1 and HDR1500 q90 with better FALD including 1x4k@120hz VRR HDMI 2.1 and HDR2000 q95 same as q90 but with separate connect box
Difference between q60/q70/q80?
Will Curry's price match this?
I need a q80 at this price or willing to pay £50 more for the q90
Is there much between this and the panasonic tx-58hx800b. Not bothered about the extra size and only used for watching TV. Stream Netflix and Now TV.
I am not a tv guy, and have no knowledge of the market other than what I see on this site. I did say that I liked the picture, and for the money, I am happy with the picture. But having had Android for many years, I do like the idea of adding and modifying to my pleasure. I do not subscribe to those services listed, other than Prime, and certainly have no need for the remote to be loaded with them. Luckily, unlike a friend's Panasonic, there is little chance of accidentally activating the service. However, as I don't want Netflix, I see no reason why I should not be able to remove it from my tv, or at the least from my app selection. You can neither move it's position nr delete it. To sideload apps you would require a filemanager. But you cannot load one. One of the apps, that shows 4K nature videos, is, from the tv, a subscription channel. Yet it is available for free on Youtube. You cannot replace Youtube with something like Youtube Vanced, or the Android tv version that I can't remember and I'm not turning it back on to find out. So you are stuck with the ads and crap that YT want to ram down your throat, spoiling the videos. It has the Freeview selection. I can't comment as I have no aerial, and those I have looked at through the net connection all want subscription, albeit free in most cases. I like the idea of a vpn. Especially SurfShark (I have no real experience of others). It helps cut out adverts and more crap. You agree during setup of the tv for them to monitor your ip, screen and it's sound, so that they may bombard you with "relevant" crap. It is my tv, I want to decide whether or not it appears. Why should I not be able to add a few games? I am not expecting Command & Conquer style, but a little something of my choice. It is about choice, and personalisation. And you can only have what little they offer. Their app store is limited. I cannot modify the buttons on the remote because the system will not allow ButtonMapper. Certainly any extra, and legitimate, tv channels, like Pluto, are not available. I understand they are acting as a media industry Police service by not allowing those that are on the dark side. But surely a choice of having the legitimate would be nice. Perhaps swap it out from Netflix which has nothing for me, to Pluto that does. I only need to watch the screen from the front. The home is not big enough, nor is there a populace to watch it from obscure angles. So the picture works really well for me. The sound is not magnificent, but good enough. But then I can hear the guy upstairs farting, so the full on cinema experience is out. This is my first new tv in about 10 years. The other failed and was replaced with something that could also be a monitor. This 4K thing is great, and the size of the screen superb. Watching 5 inches of screen space taken up with pus courtesy of Dr Pimple etc in glorious 4K is awesome! :)
Anyone use it integrated with Alexa ? Not sure if I can be bothered setting it up just for basic voice control
Wouldn't it be better to get the Sony 65XH9005 instead? Seems a better deal. Agree with other poster; Q80T was a similar price not long ago, and far superior.
The Q80T was cheaper a few weeks ago
Most walls can be filled by a TV, but I don't know if it is an accurate description that they are filled 'better' by a bigger TV. Obviously you know your space and your own needs, I just can't fathom having a TV that size in the bedroom. But, I do only have a 50" in my living room so that could be why.
It'll be mounted on the wall across from my bed above my chest of drawers where my 42" inch is currently - will just fill the wall better.
Good.luck I have a 65q85r heavy and I don't rate the picture too much in comparison to similar priced oleds
Each to their own?????!?! Most things aren't meant to be sped up a great deal to say the least and not go out of sync (lol) Soz maybe I've been hating on motion blur for too long but it's not just me that will tell you, Tom and plenty of other Directors will tell you watch it as the creators intended.... I find it even ruins football which is fast paced It only seems to work ok on F1 tbh
Indeed! Anything they have i could get from RS with 6 years warranty but i still prefer costco.
I'd go for it, their customer services from what I've experienced is spot on.
It’s gonna take at least a week. You will get texts throughout. Even a 1 hour delivery window and the driver will call you 15 mins before arriving.
4k YouTube.. trust me . Even standard 1080p videos upscaled look amazing .
Is there an IPTV app with these TVs ?
You'd buy 1080 p for a smaller screen where upscaling to 4k doesn't help. Also for off air and app broadcasts which are lower or less than 1080p. Be fine for Blu-ray aswell. You wouldn't buy it for 4k netflix or gaming but it's only 200 quid.
I’ve had several Tv’s from them and a fe other items without any issue... usually takes around 5 working days though
They are automatically added to your basket when you add the tv.
How do you get the earbuds?
How is costco for delivery. I placed an order and then saw a lot of bad reviews online 😬
like any other stuff, the end of a cycle of a product that has a feature that does not get renewed will hold the value. If they came out in 2018 and again in 2020 with a new model of 3D TV, the value of your 2016 TV would've been in the gutter. Price is always dictated by demand/supply, if the supply is low because is no longer being made, the price will either stay where it's at or go higher. Now do a fair comparsion between a stadard LED tv in 2016 and one from 2020 and see the difference
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I never said it wasn't.
I always dismissed burn in as a problem suffered by gamers, however look what's happened to my LG OLED OLED55C8PLA TV, noticed a week into the world snooker championship. The rectangle under 'Live -2 mins' and the other rectangle between the white Xs are burn in from the player's names. Fortunately only noticeable on plain backgrounds and even then only certain colours. Bit of a snooker fan so I assume this is as a result of all the snooker watched since the end of 2018. Burn-in on LG OLEDS is a thing.
Thank you for posting. Your thread was selected for our Highlights pages (highfive)
I have the B8 from 2019. It did get screen burn a few weeks ago which was a surprise as I not had my PS4 for a few months now. I had a 6 year gurantee from Richer Sounds that does not cover screen burn but they were good enough to reimburse the repair fee LG charged. Got the tv back last week and all good. I guess I was unlucky so don't let it put you off getting a great TV.