So you packaged such a huge item posted it backm. All that effort when a cheap little firestick or roku could have been purchased and resolved any issues
I have the 43-inch 43715 which Hughes had on offer for £240 delivered last week. I certainly wouldn't compare the Android TV interface to my Shield, but it's not frustratingly slow and more than usable. The 43-inch version has a quad-core processor which helps. Every app I've looked for, including multiple IPTV, are available. I prefer the TCL to a one-year old LG smart tv I have in another room. The picture quality is very good for the price point - backlight bleed not too offensive, colours are balanced, brightness more than acceptable, 4K and Full HD images are very respectable. Certainly comparable to the LG which cost around 40% more. The Pocket-Lint review of this TV gives it a favourable opinion. Obviously, anyone should balance their expectations against the price being paid. https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/reviews/tcl/151922-tcl-ep658-review-4k-tv-43ep658x1
I was thinking more ZX81 !
The TV itself was fine. Picture quality was decent enough for me but I sent it back after a week because it was so slow. I bought another Roku TV which is infinitely better.
21/05/2021Expires on 21/05/2021Posted 5 h, 28 m agoPosted 5 h, 28 m ago
Yes, Plex, Netflix, Amazon etc. Anything you play through the shield can be upscaled.
Does it upscale all contents.
I don't understand half of what you said but I wish you were my mate and you could install the same system on mine
Going to order and see this ..got 75" screen so anything that improves the pic will be good ..can always return if not happy (y)
The AI upscaling is phenomenal. It won't make 1080p look like 4K, but it's damn close. Just make sure to use it on either the medium or low setting, as high creates artifacts. It also does absolute wonders on DVD content, again, it's definitely not 4K, but it makes low resolution shows on a 65" screen, significantly more watchable.
20/05/2021Expires on 20/05/2021Posted 7 h, 56 m agoPosted 7 h, 56 m ago
Just as an FYI... I have the 2018 shield and game streaming was doable for single player games, but I wouldn't recommend for multiplayer. Obviously loads of variables to this. I'm on an old platform, network speeds, game tuning etc all come into play. Just research up on what the performance is like in 2021. It could be great now for all I know - just a bit of advice (y)
Plex is a disgrace on this the last year or so. Used to run perfect on my 2018 model and upgraded to this and its been buggy, laggy and just completely stops and only a hard reset get the shield running again.
Nearly bit, like the idea of streaming games from my RTX card, think Nvidia need to update the pro now as 3 Gig of RAM and 16GB of storage in 2021 seems very low at this price point, even budget smartphones cheaper than this now have 6G/128G. I have an Android streamer that has 3/16G and that was from 5 years ago and a fraction of the price.
I really, REALLY don't need it, as already have 4K Amazon dongle, so Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+ sorted. But man if what the buzz around the industry and reviews are only half decent, it is worth a punt if you haven't and "abc-dongles" already set up. Have some heat.
A proper FALD led TV like the one posted or Panasonic tx-65/58DX902B will perform extremely well. I have them both technology and I'll happily live with any of them. Compare to cheap Edge lit display, I'll have the oled. Black is solid, nearly as good as oled with FALD TVs only issue is blooming in a very dark room. Other than that, we are splitting hairs. I'll rather have this sony than any oled other than some 2021 oleds with higher brightness.
I had the Panasonic oled fz802 ( only sold due to down sizing to a smaller house ) it walked all over any LCD TV ( Sony Included ). If you like oled and good Brightness, Philips 8series Oled are brilliant. LCD Old tech, more Nits but no deep blacks. Screen Burn was never an issue for me as used the tv constantly and with Panasonics pixel refresh picture was beautiful. The Philips 7series would walk all over this LCD Sony and it's cheaper. For the price any way, if the Sony was £700 or less it would be a gd buy.
I rather have this than an oled. I have a Panasonic 55 inch oled in my bedroom, each time I watch my Panasonic tx-65DX902B LED, especially HDR, my jaws drops. In a bright room, this blows any oled to smithereens.
Agreed. A quality TV - and most importantly for me, No Oled burn in issues
At this price it does not scream buy me but just take a look at reviews for this TV as they are truly exceptional. Only downside is the gaming aspect but not everyone is bothered by that. This is a quality TV.
If the new OLEDs are worse than the cx or bx and cost materially more then yes, I suppose they are. If you live in a world where price doesn't come into the equation then good luck to you.
Not at all. I use it to describe the q60 and I've used it to describe the tu8500....... If you can find me using it any where else then good luck to you....... But feel free to keep having snarky little digs at me as it is the last resort to a flawed argument. I've explained several times why I think it is mediocre, but you cannot tell me why it should be considered a good TV at £820.......perhaps you will now, but I suspect you'll resort to more petty barbs and snide rhetoric.
It’s obviously one of Andy’s favourite words and he uses it all the time. Don’t think I have ever used the word until today and I have a very wide vocabulary ;)
If that’s the case the new Oleds that have just come out must be mediocre going by the price of the bx/cx price now?? (lol) (lol)
The only aspect hard to grasp is your use of the word mediocre in the wrong context. Get over it and move on.
25/05/2021Expires on 25/05/2021LocalLocalPosted 19 h, 27 m agoPosted 19 h, 27 m ago
I bought this TV last week at it's previous price. While extremely happy with the set was a bit miffed at the price drop. Went into my local store last night and asked if they did the same 30 day price guarantee they have online...after asking a few different members of staff, got to the shift manager who said yes they would so got a nice chunk of change back. Did not have to even go through the palaver of having to return my set and buy again, just took my receipt and membership card.
Did you get them to check on the computer?
Seems to be NOT national. Wembley Costco has price 840£ for KE659005 and 887£ for KD659005
I had this TV for a week. For this price it will beat any other brand in 65”. Very bright. Great colours. UI is lag free and fast. So much settings to tweak the picture. Viewing angles aren’t great but better than most. Sound isn’t great. Sounds tiny like mobile phone speakers. Definitely needs a soundbar. Blooming is there. If you haven’t had Oled then this THE best tv at this price. Absolute steal. You won’t regret.
Released years ago, indeed. When the spec was relevant and acceptable. Now, it isn’t. Better to wait for the inevitable replacement.
Bought this a few days ago at this price with a £110 Currys voucher I had lying around as well :) can't wait to get it hooked up, use the PC all all the time and having the PS5 hooked up will be even better as I do most of my gaming there.
@ philips - it’s time to release a new version
This was released years ago (confused) it wasn’t made with HDMI 2.1 compatibility, so I’m not sure how you can expect it to work with it. This has been this price on and off for over a year, so don’t read into it too much.
Not sure what else you want?! Pretty certain most people would want it to be compatible with all the components they wish to connect to it. So, that immediately discounts next gen consoles and the new ATV. It's an OK price if you only wish to connect legacy hardware to it but, personally I would be suspicious of the price in anticipation there's a possibility Philips are planning to introduce a newer version, which would seem a logical move.
TODAYTODAYLocalLocalPosted 17th MayPosted 17th May
Oh yeah, that's the beauty of AMAZON, any problems, back it goes. It could be touchy... Cable quality, connectors, watch out fer any stray copper wire when attaching connectors... THEN hope you get/got a half decent signal. I still get some pixelating when the weather is bad , but mostly all good. (y)
I live in a terrible area for tv reception and it didn't make the slightest bit difference but it worked for you so yes give it a try can always return it
I've been using one since August last year, and have not had any issues. Currently I have 2 TV sets (one with free view built-in) and a Talk talk box connected.
Having owned a recent Phillips Android TV i'd say steer clear. Awful performance, laggy software and remotes, 3 year old TV is pretty much abandonware. Ambilight is cool and all, but i'd rather have a TV that performs it's basic functions without requiring frequent restarts/factory resets to solve basic problems. Ditched the Philips and went for a Sony instead; far from perfect but it covers the basics very well. Their 2020 sets should be on offer given the 2021 set launch.
There are no deals on Curry's models released in 2020 I have seen. At least not recent ones. This is technically a 2020 model but wasn't released until April 2021.
Yep only 1 year warranty here. AO were selling this for £949 a month ago. Currys same price 2 year warranty and a 1 in 20 chance to get your money back. RS same price 6 year warranty. I like the Currys option given chance to get money back. Albeit you have to enter that offer 30-40 days later. I would prefer a 6 year warranty due to being OLED.
July new 2021 models arrive.
I suspect soon. I'm seeing a handful of deals on the philips oled popping up now.
I’ve had both the Sony A8 and Panasonic and the Panasonic wins hands down from the PQ perspective. Brighter, colours pop more on out of the box settings. There was too much fannying about on the Sony to get the PQ right. Sony has Android TV which is far superior to Panasonic’s but this is easily overcome with Firestick/Shield I’ve got the CX for other reasons but I would jump on this with RS price beat in a heart beat. Like seriously anyone don’t think twice about getting this TV it is truly brilliant
So Biddy LG oleds are bad because which rate them ? They are financed by subscriptions.unlike av forums and what hifi,HDTV test etc free sites. I tend to trust them with gardening , money etc.
My eyes are peeled for the upcoming 55 inch and 65 inch JZ1500 price points, as they will have the same custom panel as the 2000 models.
Ive got the predecessor to this one - the GZ1000 - cracking OLED and well worth it.
To add something more about the 2000HZ. It has a heat sink on the back of the panel so colour retention is minimalized between colour changes making for more accurate colour & much less chance of burn in. At the mo Panasonic is the winner in this category. Sony's new AJ90 has also implemented this but it does not come cheap!
21/05/2021Expires on 21/05/2021Posted 17th MayPosted 17th May